Updated (February 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS vs Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS vs Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

50

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS over the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS.
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

Items often bought with the A2300 IS or A4000 IS

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS.
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A2300 IS

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Size
Smaller
95×54×20 mm vs 95×56×24 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3
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At its widest zoom, the A2300 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
125 g vs 145 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$100.00 vs $135.98
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The best price we've seen is $36 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Canon A4000 IS

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2300 IS95×54×20 mm
              A4000 IS95×56×24 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2300 IS125 g
              A4000 IS145 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A2300 IS0.8"
              A4000 IS0.9"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2300 IS$100.00
              A4000 IS$135.98
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              175 shots
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 25fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $138

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $120

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $145

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

              Compact

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $134

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $247

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $77 - $110

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $116

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $169

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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