Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

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Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Thin
Thickness
0.9"
Light-weight
Weight
145 g
 

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.
 

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
Slightly more focus points
9 vs 1
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$122.95 vs $190.99
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The best price we've seen is $68 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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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 cm
              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 IS:175 shots
              SX150 IS:110 shots
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              A4000 IS:9
              SX150 IS:1
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A4000 IS:720p @ 25fps
              SX150 IS:720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A4000 IS:8x
              SX150 IS:12x

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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 SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              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 SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $244

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              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 ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              $95 - $266

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $80 - $124

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $237

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $141

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $155

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Weight Lighter
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $197

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $229

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $186

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