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

45

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/3.0
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2500 of a second

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Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A4000 IS

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.0 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
95x56x24 mm vs 113x73x46 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
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
Focus points
More focus points
9 vs 1
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$139.99 vs $167.99
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The best price we've seen is $28 cheaper (around 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 cm
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A4000 IS$139.99
              SX150 IS$167.99
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A4000 IS175 shots
              SX150 IS110 shots
              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
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A4000 IS720p @ 25fps
              SX150 IS720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A4000 IS8x
              SX150 IS12x

              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
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $118

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              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 S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $250

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              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-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $194

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $128

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $217

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $173

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $85

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $276

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $180

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $183

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed

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