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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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 SX150 IS.
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS over the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS.

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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
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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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$88.96 vs $135.98
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The best price we've seen is $47 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A4000 IS$135.98
              SX150 IS$88.96
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              A4000 IS9
              SX150 IS1
              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
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              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

              $165

              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $350

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $110

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $116

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $169

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

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $616

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

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $266

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $205

              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Lowest price More expensive

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