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

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Touch screen
Touch screen
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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
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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 Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        A3400 IS:95x56x21 mm
        SD1400 IS:92x56x18 mm
        Thickness Thin Help
        A3400 IS:0.8"
        SD1400 IS:0.7"
        Weight Light weight Help
        A3400 IS:145 g
        SD1400 IS:133 g
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        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

        $109 - $180

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

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $110

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $149 - $199

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $167

        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

        $114 - $180

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Compact

        $94 - $110

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $99 - $109

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Compact

        $107

        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $100

        Size Slightly smaller
        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

        $179 - $204

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

        Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

        Compact

        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $447 - $449

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Significantly larger
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Worse macro capability

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