The Canon PowerShot A400 is mostly gets compared to ultra compacts, entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless, travel zooms and super zooms. The Canon PowerShot A400's top rivals come from Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-W800 and the Cyber-shot DSC-WX300) and Nikon (such as the D3300 and the 1 J3)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A400 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (45 mm vs 26 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.7"), is much larger (compact (107×53×37 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

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

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the A400)

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Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the A400)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and A400

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
6 years newer
$100

Significant advantages of the S3100 (vs the A400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3100 (vs the A400)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3100 and A400

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A450

Sony Alpha DSLR-A450
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A450 (vs the A400)

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Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A450 (vs the A400)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSLR-A450 and A400

  • None found

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
9 years newer
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the A400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the A400)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3300 and A400

  • None found

Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the T4i (vs the A400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T4i (vs the A400)

  • None found

common strengths of the T4i and A400

  • None found

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A390 (vs the A400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A390 (vs the A400)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSLR-A390 and A400

  • None found

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A300 (vs the A400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A300 (vs the A400)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSLR-A300 and A400

  • None found

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A200 (vs the A400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A200 (vs the A400)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSLR-A200 and A400

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A400 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 15fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 16 MP).

Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T
9 years newer

Significant advantages of the 5T (vs the A400)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 115k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the 5T (vs the A400)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5T and A400

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×59×39 mm) vs Compact (107×53×37 mm)
  • Light weight: 276 g vs 255 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.5"

Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3
8 years newer
$199 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the J3 (vs the A400)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 115k dots

Significant disadvantages of the J3 (vs the A400)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the J3 and A400

  • Fairly small: Compact (101×61×29 mm) vs Compact (107×53×37 mm)
  • Very light: 224 g vs 255 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.5"

Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3
7 years newer
$449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the F3 (vs the A400)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 115k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the F3 (vs the A400)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the F3 and A400

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×67×42 mm) vs Compact (107×53×37 mm)
  • Light weight: 314 g vs 255 g
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.5"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A400 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (2.2x vs 20x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (45 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 460k dots) and is much larger (compact (107×53×37 mm) vs compact (96×55×25 mm)).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300
8 years newer
$779

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX300 (vs the A400)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 45 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much smaller: Compact (96×55×25 mm) vs Compact (107×53×37 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX300 (vs the A400)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-WX300 and A400

  • Very small: Compact (96×55×25 mm) vs Compact (107×53×37 mm)
  • Light weight: 166 g vs 255 g
  • Thin: 1" vs 1.5"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A400 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is thinner (1.5" vs 3.1") and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (45 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 461k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
9 years newer
$289

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the A400)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 45 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the A400)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX510 HS and A400

  • Very small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Compact (107×53×37 mm)
  • Very light: 349 g vs 255 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.5"