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

Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm

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
Cheaper
$121.68 vs $178.49
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The best price we've seen is $57 cheaper (more than 30% 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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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:$121.68
              SX150 IS:$178.49
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A4000 IS:175 shots
              SX150 IS:110 shots
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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 flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              A4000 IS:9
              SX150 IS:1
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A4000 IS:720p @ 25fps
              SX150 IS:720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm

              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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $172 - $180

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $220

              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 A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $102

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $122

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

              Compact

              $300

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Compact

              $219

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $159

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $180

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

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $335 - $429

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $183

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $123 - $155

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen

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