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

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
340 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 
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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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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
        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 ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $200

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $110 - $180

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Canon IXUS 132

        Canon IXUS 132

        Travel zoom

        $116

        Autofocus Focuses automatically
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Compact

        $200

        Thickness Is thicker
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Compact

        $99

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

        Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

        Ultra compact

        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Travel zoom

        $135 - $180

        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $180

        Size Slightly smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Smaller screen
        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 A3500 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Compact

        $87

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

        Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $235

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Slightly larger
        Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $169 - $250

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker
        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

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