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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS over the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS.
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

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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 Slightly cheaper $89.00 vs $179.99
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The best price we've seen is $91 cheaper (2x less)
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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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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 Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              A3400 IS:95x56x21 mm
              SD1400 IS:92x56x18 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              A3400 IS:0.8"
              SD1400 IS:0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A3400 IS:145 g
              SD1400 IS:133 g
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A3400 IS:720p @ 25fps
              SD1400 IS:720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A3400 IS:5x
              SD1400 IS:4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $360

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $119 - $376

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $90 - $180

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $182

              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 PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $117

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $185

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $100 - $107

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $220

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $159

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

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $180 - $220

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $203

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon 1 S1

              Nikon 1 S1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $199 - $200 with 11-2mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier

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