Canon PowerShot A4000 IS vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2500 of a second
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A4000 IS

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the A4000 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
95×56×24 mm vs 113×73×46 mm
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3x smaller
Battery life
Longer battery life
175 shots vs 110 shots
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Around 60% more shots per battery charge
Focus points
More focus points
9 vs 1
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Weight
Lighter
145 g vs 306 g
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2.1x lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1.8"
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Around 50% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$130.00 vs $169.79
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/2000s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A4000 IS175 shots
              SX150 IS110 shots
              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 flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A4000 IS720p @ 25fps
              SX150 IS720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              A4000 IS9
              SX150 IS1

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $218

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $167

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $178

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $180

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $139

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $228

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              GPS Has a GPS
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Olympus SZ-20

              Olympus SZ-20

              Travel zoom

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures

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