Updated (February 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot A3400 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 (92×56×18 mm)
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Light-weight
Weight
133 g
Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Size
Really small
Super compact (95×56×21 mm)

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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
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$120.00 vs $199.00
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The best price we've seen is $79 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Canon SD1400 IS

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Size
Smaller
92×56×18 mm vs 95×56×21 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
              Size Very small Help
              A3400 IS95×56×21 mm
              SD1400 IS92×56×18 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A3400 IS720p @ 25fps
              SD1400 IS720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A3400 IS5x
              SD1400 IS4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony A7S

              Sony A7S

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,947 - $2,498 body only

              $2,498 with 28-70mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $90

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $136

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $114

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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