As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS is also often compared to travel zooms and digicams. The Canon PowerShot A3400 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot A2500 and the PowerShot A2400 IS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S2500 and the Coolpix S4100)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A3400 IS compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it has a slightly shorter battery life (180 shots vs 220 shots).

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the A2500 (vs the A3400 IS)

  • Longer battery life: 220 shots vs 180 shots

Significant disadvantages of the A2500 (vs the A3400 IS)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the A2500 and A3400 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×56×21 mm) vs Super compact (95×56×21 mm)

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS
similar age
$219

Significant advantages of the A2400 IS (vs the A3400 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A2400 IS (vs the A3400 IS)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the A2400 IS and A3400 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×54×20 mm) vs Super compact (95×56×21 mm)

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS
1 year newer
$277

Significant advantages of the A3500 IS (vs the A3400 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A3500 IS (vs the A3400 IS)

  • No touch screen
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the A3500 IS and A3400 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (95×56×21 mm)

Nikon Coolpix S2500

Nikon Coolpix S2500
similar age

Significant advantages of the S2500 (vs the A3400 IS)

  • Longer battery life: 220 shots vs 180 shots

Significant disadvantages of the S2500 (vs the A3400 IS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the S2500 and A3400 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Super compact (95×56×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix S4100

Nikon Coolpix S4100
1 year older
$135

Significant advantages of the S4100 (vs the A3400 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S4100 (vs the A3400 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S4100 and A3400 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×57×20 mm) vs Super compact (95×56×21 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Canon PowerShot A2200

Canon PowerShot A2200
1 year older
$179

Significant advantages of the A2200 (vs the A3400 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A2200 (vs the A3400 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the A2200 and A3400 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×56×23 mm) vs Super compact (95×56×21 mm)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A3400 IS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.6), has a touch screen and is thinner (0.8" vs 0.9").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (february 2012 vs january 2016).

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS
similar age
$199

Significant advantages of the A4000 IS (vs the A3400 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A4000 IS (vs the A3400 IS)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the A4000 IS and A3400 IS

  • Very small: Compact (95×56×24 mm) vs Super compact (95×56×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 145 g vs 145 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS
3 years newer
$180 - $189

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the A3400 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the A3400 IS)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.8
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS and A3400 IS

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (95×56×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 147 g vs 145 g

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A3400 IS compared to digicam competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm) and has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots).

Olympus VR-360

Olympus VR-360
similar age

Significant advantages of the VR-360 (vs the A3400 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the VR-360 (vs the A3400 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the VR-360 and A3400 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/2.8