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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS over the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS.
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

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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 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Lowest price Cheaper $79.50 vs $250.00
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The best price we've seen is $171 cheaper (3.1x less)
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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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Size Fairly small Help
              A3400 IS:95x56x21 mm
              SD1400 IS:92x56x18 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              A3400 IS:0.8"
              SD1400 IS:0.7"
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              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

              $80 - $180

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $138 - $250

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $189

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $167

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $97 - $108

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $126

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Weight Lighter
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $259

              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $73

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $165

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Compact

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $180

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $488 - $499

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

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