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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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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
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Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Lowest price Slightly cheaper $100.00 vs $134.99
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The best price we've seen is $35 cheaper (around 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A4000 IS:$134.99
              SX150 IS:$100.00
              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
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              A4000 IS:9
              SX150 IS:1
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              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 Common Weaknesses

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

              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 ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $200

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $248

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $180 - $189

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly 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 PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $118

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $204

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $160 - $250

              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

              $129 - $205

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

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $241

              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $244

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $300

              GPS Has a GPS
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

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