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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/3.0
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
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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:$134.99
              SX160 IS:$139.99
              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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 25fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm

              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
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $200

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $259

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $206

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $204

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon IXUS 135

              Canon IXUS 135

              Travel zoom

              $152 - $253

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $87

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $110 - $180

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $235

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $139

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $212

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

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