Updated (August, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS vs Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Battery life
Great battery life
380 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
145 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A4000 IS

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Aperture Wider aperture f/3.0 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the A4000 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Size Smaller 95x56x24 mm vs 111x72x44 mm
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2.8x smaller
Weight Lighter 145 g vs 291 g
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2x lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.9" vs 1.7"
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Around 50% thinner
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $119.00 vs $169.99
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The best price we've seen is $51 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Canon SX160 IS

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Battery life Much longer battery life 380 shots vs 175 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Zoom Slightly more zoom 16x vs 8x
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4x more zoom
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A4000 IS:$119.00
              SX160 IS:$169.99
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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 Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 25fps
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $115 - $250

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $229

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $97

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $125 - $149

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $96

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $80

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon IXUS 135

              Canon IXUS 135

              Travel zoom

              $290

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $150

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $167

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $172

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $227

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker

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