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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"
Light-weight
Weight
133 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Size
Really small
Super compact 95x56x21 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

galleries

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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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$114.00 vs $219.99
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The best price we've seen is $106 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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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 Fairly small Help
              A3400 IS95x56x21 mm
              SD1400 IS92x56x18 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              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
              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A3400 IS720p @ 25fps
              SD1400 IS720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

              $176

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $130

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $127

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Pro digicam

              $350

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Olympus VR-370

              Olympus VR-370

              Travel zoom

              $185

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Focus points Many more focus points
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $345 - $349

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Compact

              $219

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $125

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $175

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $142

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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