• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 840.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 360.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX40 HS advantages over Panasonic ZS200

  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.7 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    840 mm vs 360 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Panasonic ZS200 advantages over Canon SX40 HS

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.54 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Thinner
    45 mm vs 107 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    4 months vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    340g vs 606g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    1240k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Less shutter lag
    0.12 vs 0.46 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    139 vs 8 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/3200 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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  • Wide, long all-purpose zoom lens performs well; Very good image quality; Articulating LCD; Good grip; Excellent controls.

  • Rear scroll wheel is too sensitive; Low-res LCD; No lens hood included; Slow startup time; Slow cycle time.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm HS10

Canon SX40 HS
Fujifilm HS10
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability
Panasonic ZS200
Fujifilm HS10
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Canon SX30 IS

Canon SX40 HS
Canon SX30 IS
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $440
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Higher extended ISO
Panasonic ZS200
Canon SX30 IS
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $440
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Panasonic FZ200

Canon SX40 HS
Panasonic FZ200
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $320
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic ZS200
Panasonic FZ200
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $320
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Panasonic ZS100

Canon SX40 HS
Panasonic ZS100
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic ZS200
Panasonic ZS100
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Sony RX100 VI

Canon SX40 HS
Sony RX100 VI
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
Panasonic ZS200
Sony RX100 VI
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
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