Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs Canon Powershot SX40

Tie
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

34

Canon Powershot SX40

34

Tie

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Compact (105×59×34 mm)
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10.3 fps

Items often bought with the Sony DSC-HX9v or Canon SX40

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 Cybershot DSC-HX9v.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX40

Report a correction
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/3.3
Help
At its widest zoom, the SX40's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
Help
Get that real film feel
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
0.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
Help
Almost the same
Zoom
More zoom
35x vs 16x
Help
Around 5x more zoom
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Battery life
Longer battery life
380 shots vs 300 shots
Help
Around 30% more shots per battery charge
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
Help
An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
Help
A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/1600s
Help
2x faster max shutter speed
Canon Powershot SX40 Learn more about
the Canon SX40

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

Report a correction
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size
Much smaller
105×59×34 mm vs 123×92×108 mm
Help
5.8x smaller
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
Help
More than 4x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
Help
More than 10% larger screen
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Thickness
Much thinner
1.3" vs 4.3"
Help
3.2x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
245 g vs 600 g
Help
2.4x lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
Help
2x longer exposures
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Learn more about
the Sony DSC-HX9v
vs

recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

Canon Powershot SX40 Canon Powershot SX40 34
Retailer
    Style
      Color
        You save
        vs
        34 Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
        Retailer
          Style
            Color
              You save

              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              SX4010.3 fps
              DSC-HX9v10 fps
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $484 - $649

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $305 - $350

              Zoom More zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $394 - $480

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $385

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $820

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Zoom Less zoom

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Weight Slightly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $314

              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $257

              Zoom More zoom
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $399

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

              appearance

              Canon Powershot SX40 Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
              Canon Powershot SX40 Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
              Canon Powershot SX40 Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              discussion

              Canon Powershot SX40
              Powershot SX40
              Canon

              Report a correction
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
              Cybershot DSC-HX9v
              Sony

              Report a correction

              Showing 0 comments