Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A3500 IS vs Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS vs Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Really small
Size
Ultra compact 92x56x18 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons

differences

Advantages of the Canon A3400 IS

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Lowest price
Cheaper
$110.00 vs $219.99
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The best price we've seen is $110 cheaper (around 50% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon SD1400 IS

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Size
Smaller
92x56x18 mm vs 95x56x21 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
133 g vs 145 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Size Fairly small Help
              A3400 IS95x56x21 mm
              SD1400 IS92x56x18 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              A3400 IS0.8"
              SD1400 IS0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A3400 IS145 g
              SD1400 IS133 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A3400 IS720p @ 25fps
              SD1400 IS720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A3400 IS5x
              SD1400 IS4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $63

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $123

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $160

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

              Ultra compact

              $268

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $172

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $120

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Weight Lighter
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $100

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $286 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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