As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot A2400 IS is also often compared to travel zooms and ultra compacts. The Canon PowerShot A2400 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX620 HS and the ELPH 500 HS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S4000 and the Coolpix S6800)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A2400 IS compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs digital), is newer (february 2012 vs february 2010), is thinner (0.8" vs 1") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and has a significantly shorter battery life (175 shots vs 280 shots).

Canon ELPH 500 HS

Canon ELPH 500 HS
1 year older
$700

Significant advantages of the 500 HS (vs the A2400 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the 500 HS (vs the A2400 IS)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the 500 HS and A2400 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 1" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix S4000

Nikon Coolpix S4000
2 years older
$184

Significant advantages of the S4000 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the S4000 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S4000 and A2400 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×57×20 mm) vs Super compact (94×54×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

Canon PowerShot A1000 IS
3 years older

Significant advantages of the A1000 IS (vs the A2400 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A1000 IS (vs the A2400 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly larger: Compact (96×63×31 mm) vs Super compact (94×54×20 mm)

common strengths of the A1000 IS and A2400 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500
3 years older
$380

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX500 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 280 shots vs 175 shots
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX500 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FX500 and A2400 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×57×23 mm) vs Super compact (94×54×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

Canon PowerShot A3200 IS
1 year older
$158

Significant advantages of the A3200 IS (vs the A2400 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A3200 IS (vs the A2400 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the A3200 IS and A2400 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Nikon Coolpix S3500
1 year newer
$197

Significant advantages of the S3500 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • Better wide angle: 26 mm vs 28 mm
  • Longer battery life: 220 shots vs 175 shots

Significant disadvantages of the S3500 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3500 and A2400 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×58×21 mm) vs Super compact (94×54×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

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/3.8), is slightly smaller (super compact (94×54×20 mm) vs compact (97×57×28 mm)) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1").

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 18x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 922k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and has a significantly shorter battery life (175 shots vs 270 shots).

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
4 years newer
$159 - $249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the A2400 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly more zoom: 25x vs 5x
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the A2400 IS)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and A2400 IS

  • Very small: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Super compact (94×54×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 182 g vs 126 g

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
2 years newer
$160

Significant advantages of the SX610 HS (vs the A2400 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX610 HS (vs the A2400 IS)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/2.8
  • Larger: Compact (105×61×27 mm) vs Super compact (94×54×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the SX610 HS and A2400 IS

  • Very small: Compact (105×61×27 mm) vs Super compact (94×54×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 191 g vs 126 g

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS
similar age
$175

Significant advantages of the A4000 IS (vs the A2400 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A4000 IS (vs the A2400 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the A4000 IS and A2400 IS

  • Very small: Compact (95×56×24 mm) vs Super compact (94×54×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 145 g vs 126 g

Nikon Coolpix S6800

Nikon Coolpix S6800
1 year newer
$325

Significant advantages of the S6800 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S6800 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S6800 and A2400 IS

  • Very small: Compact (97×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (94×54×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 145 g vs 126 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$117 - $118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and A2400 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Super compact (94×54×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 122 g vs 126 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A2400 IS compared to ultra compact competitors include: it is thinner (0.8" vs 2.1"), has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 26 mm), is slightly larger (super compact (94×54×20 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)), is older (february 2012 vs february 2014) and is slightly more expensive ($220.11 vs $79.99).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
2 years newer
$80 - $105

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the A2400 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and A2400 IS

  • None found