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

Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$127.88 vs $243.00
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The best price we've seen is $115 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 ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159 - $165

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Compact

              $200

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              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 significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $183

              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 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $237

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

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $430 - $449 body only

              $499 - $521 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $209

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $189

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $129

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $118

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Thicker

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