Updated (January 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A3500 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
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3"
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
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
$137.88 vs $225.00
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The best price we've seen is $87 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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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 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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              3.0 cm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A3400 IS720p @ 25fps
              SD1400 IS720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              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 ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $145

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $119 - $150

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $188

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $189

              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $118

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

              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 PowerShot G10

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Pro digicam

              $849

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

              Ultra compact

              $268

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Olympus VG-120

              Olympus VG120

              Compact

              $125

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Ultra compact

              $400

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen

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