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Canon SX40 HS vs Sony HX 100V

Posted In Cool Gadgets - By JohnScript On Friday, December 2nd, 2011 With 0 Comments

Professionals and enthusiasts love DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras that have a mechanical mirror system and pentaprism to direct light from the lens to the viewfinder. When triggering, mirror move away and let light reach the sensor. Pros love the larger size of the sensor and quality optics and interchangeable lenses. But the possibility of manual setting of all parameters are largely the elements that make the difference.

Bridges cameras tries to make the connection between DSLR and compact cameras. Bridge cameras allow full manual mode, but smaller sensor, no optical viewfinder, and no possibility to change objectives. They, however, allow large zooms and macro capabilities. The disadvantage is that they use many additional optics and software corrections, all these fireworks affecting the final quality of images.

Features

Sony HX100V

Canon SX40 HS

Comments

Sensor resolution

16,2-megapixels

12,1-megapixels

HX100V has higher resolution, but the sensors have the same size.

Lens

27-810mm (30x Zoom)

F2,8-5,6

Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T®

24-840mm (35x Zoom)

F2,7-5,8

Canon optics

SX40 has better zoom and wider angle

Minimum Focus Distance

1cm (macro) – 2m

0cm (macro) – 1,4m

Image Stabilisation

Yes

Optical SteadyShot sensor-shift

Yes

Canon IS lens-shift

LCD Display

3-inch

921K pixeli

Xtra Fine / TruBlack

2,7-inch

230K pixels

Tilting

Sony has better and larger screen. Canon has poor screen quality.

Processor

BIONZ™

DIGIC 5

Both processors are great. DIGIC5 is more advanced, allowing new algorithms for noise reduction.

ISO

100-3200
100-3200

Viewer

Digital

201,600 pixels

Digital
202,200 pixels

Blitz (distance)

Yes (12,7m)

Yes (7m)

Sony HX100V has better blitz.

Video recording

1080p60

1080p24

Battery Life

410 frames

380 frames

Great Battery Life

GPS

Yes

No

Dimensions

119,0mm x 88,9mm x 93,0mm

122,9 x 92,4 x107,7mm

SX40 HS is bigger
Weight

523 g
557 g

SX40 HS is heavier

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