As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot A2400 IS is also often compared to ultra compacts, pro digicams, travel zooms, digicams and super zooms. The Canon PowerShot A2400 IS's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the ST ST76) and Olympus (such as the VG-150 and the XZ-1)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A2400 IS compared to other compact competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (5x vs 4x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 30 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (february 2012 vs february 2009) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and has a slightly shorter battery life (175 shots vs 220 shots).

Nikon Coolpix S5100

Nikon Coolpix S5100
1 year older
$406

Significant advantages of the S5100 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S5100 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S5100 and A2400 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great zoom: 5x vs 5x
  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×57×22 mm) vs Super compact (94×54×20 mm)

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
1 year newer
$299

Significant advantages of the A2500 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • Longer battery life: 220 shots vs 175 shots

Significant disadvantages of the A2500 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the A2500 and A2400 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great zoom: 5x vs 5x
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×56×21 mm) vs Super compact (94×54×20 mm)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230
3 years older
$339

Significant advantages of the DSC-W230 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W230 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 4x vs 5x

common strengths of the DSC-W230 and A2400 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×57×22 mm) vs Super compact (94×54×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the 100 HS (vs the A2400 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the 100 HS (vs the A2400 IS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 4x vs 5x

common strengths of the 100 HS and A2400 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (94×54×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD750

Canon PowerShot SD750
5 years older
$139

Significant advantages of the SD750 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD750 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much less zoom: 3x vs 5x

common strengths of the SD750 and A2400 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×57×20 mm) vs Super compact (94×54×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A2400 IS compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (5x vs 4x) and has image stabilization (lens vs none).

Olympus VG-150

Olympus VG-150
similar age

Significant advantages of the VG-150 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the VG-150 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the VG-150 and A2400 IS

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A2400 IS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is newer (february 2012 vs january 2011), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.7") and is slightly less expensive ($215.00 vs $499.00).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 614k dots) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1
1 year older
$499

Significant advantages of the XZ-1 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much longer battery life: 320 shots vs 175 shots

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-1 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the XZ-1 and A2400 IS

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A2400 IS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.7) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (5x vs 8x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a significantly shorter battery life (175 shots vs 230 shots), has slightly fewer focus points (9 vs 99) and is older (february 2012 vs january 2014).

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600
1 year newer
$101

Significant advantages of the S3600 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • Much more zoom: 8x vs 5x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly longer battery life: 230 shots vs 175 shots

Significant disadvantages of the S3600 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3600 and A2400 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (97×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (94×54×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 125 g vs 126 g

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, compared to digicam competitors the Canon A2400 IS has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm).

Samsung ST ST76

Samsung ST76
similar age

Significant advantages of the ST76 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the ST76 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST76 and A2400 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A2400 IS compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (94×54×20 mm) vs prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.9") and is slightly lighter (126 g vs 543 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much shorter battery life (175 shots vs 300 shots) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Fujifilm FinePix S4500
similar age

Significant advantages of the S4500 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 300 shots vs 175 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S4500 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Super compact (94×54×20 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly thicker: 3.9" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S4500 and A2400 IS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Super compact (94×54×20 mm)
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 543 g vs 126 g