Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V vs Canon Powershot SX40

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

37

Canon Powershot SX40

34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Compact (107×62×35 mm)
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot SX40.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V.

competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Competitors

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Travel zoom

$342

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Travel zoom

$268

Size Slightly smaller
Weight Lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$380 - $448

Aperture Much wider aperture
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$360

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Travel zoom

$288

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot G7

Canon PowerShot G7

Digicam

$363

Size Significantly smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
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Dominik (3:36 AM, June 12, 2012)
iam thinking about buying one of these cameras for an everyday use. now take away the price and the fact that the canon has more optical zoom. witch camera produses better image quality (lowlight and normal light) outside and inside. also what about the Video quality? I was going to buy a bridging camera like a canon G1x or a compact camera with interchangeable lenses like the nex7 but the price just put me off. so what do you guys think? I like to use them in and outdoors. taking shots when traveling panorama, animals, people... a bit all around.