As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot S400 is also often compared to travel zooms, pro digicams, ultra compacts and super zooms. The Canon PowerShot S400's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot S300 and the PowerShot S30) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 and the Cyber-shot WX50)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon S400 compared to other compact competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none), has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.7"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and is older (february 2003 vs january 2008).

Canon PowerShot S300

Canon PowerShot S300
2 years older

Significant advantages of the S300 (vs the S400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S300 (vs the S400)

  • Much larger: Compact (95×63×30 mm) vs Compact (87×57×28 mm)
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the S300 and S400

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (95×63×30 mm) vs Compact (87×57×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix S600

Nikon Coolpix S600
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the S600 (vs the S400)

  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S600 (vs the S400)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the S600 and S400

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (89×53×23 mm) vs Compact (87×57×28 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot S410

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S410 (vs the S400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S410 (vs the S400)

  • None found

common strengths of the S410 and S400

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (87×57×28 mm) vs Compact (87×57×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon S400 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
12 years newer
$348 - $428

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the S400)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the S400)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-WX500 and S400

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
11 years newer
$2,192

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the S400)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the S400)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and S400

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
12 years newer
$320

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the S400)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the S400)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the S7000 and S400

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS
11 years newer
$278

Significant advantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the S400)

  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the S400)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the ELPH 150 IS and S400

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/2.8

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
9 years newer

Significant advantages of the SX160 IS (vs the S400)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX160 IS (vs the S400)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX160 IS and S400

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon S400 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 28 mm) and has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 1.8").

Canon PowerShot S30

Canon PowerShot S30
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S30 (vs the S400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S30 (vs the S400)

  • None found

common strengths of the S30 and S400

  • None found

Canon PowerShot S60

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S60 (vs the S400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S60 (vs the S400)

  • None found

common strengths of the S60 and S400

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon S400 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.7"), is much larger (compact (87×57×28 mm) vs ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Canon PowerShot SD300

Canon PowerShot SD300
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the SD300 (vs the S400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD300 (vs the S400)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD300 and S400

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
9 years newer
$120

Significant advantages of the WX50 (vs the S400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WX50 (vs the S400)

  • None found

common strengths of the WX50 and S400

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon S400 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (compact (87×57×28 mm) vs large (131×91×126 mm)), is thinner (1.1" vs 5") and is significantly lighter (230 g vs 730 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 10.6 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR
7 years newer
$700

Significant advantages of the HS20 EXR (vs the S400)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the HS20 EXR (vs the S400)

  • Significantly larger: Large (131×91×126 mm) vs Compact (87×57×28 mm)
  • Much thicker: 5" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 730 g vs 230 g

common strengths of the HS20 EXR and S400

  • Light weight: 730 g vs 230 g

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530
11 years newer
$344

Significant advantages of the P530 (vs the S400)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P530 (vs the S400)

  • Larger: Professional size (123×84×98 mm) vs Compact (87×57×28 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.9" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the P530 and S400

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×84×98 mm) vs Compact (87×57×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 494 g vs 230 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 1.1"