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

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS over the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS.
 
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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:$135.00
              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
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              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 - $252

              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 ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $167

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $239 - $300

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $169

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $250

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Larger
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $282

              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

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