Canon PowerShot S40 vs Nikon D3000

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Nikon D3000

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S40

Really small
Size
Mid size (112×58×42 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1.7"
Light-weight
Weight
323 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3000

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Lens availability
Many lenses available
230 lenses
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

galleries

Explore our gallery of 19 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot S40.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3000.

competitors

Canon PowerShot S40 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Larger
Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$299

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Significantly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$2,192

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$550 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Size Slightly larger
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$337 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$473 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Size Slightly larger

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