Nikon Coolpix S4300 vs Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

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Nikon Coolpix S4300

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Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Really small
Size
Super compact 96x59x21 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
139 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Size
Really small
Compact 95x56x24 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S4300.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A4000 IS

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.0 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the A4000 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 6x
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Around 80% more zoom
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 1s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S4300

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S4300's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Size
Slightly smaller
96x59x21 mm vs 95x56x24 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
139 g vs 145 g
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Almost the same
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              A4000 IS95x56x24 mm
              S430096x59x21 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A4000 IS145 g
              S4300139 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A4000 IS0.9"
              S43000.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A4000 IS$129.50
              S4300$129.95
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A4000 IS175 shots
              S4300180 shots
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A4000 IS720p @ 25fps
              S4300720p @ 30fps
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A4000 IS1,600 ISO
              S43003,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $210

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Travel zoom

              $380

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $180

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Kodak EasyShare Z915

              Kodak EasyShare Z915

              Travel zoom

              $329

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger

              Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $114

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $224

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $110

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $93

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen

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              Avatar for Muddasir Shah Muddasir Shah (8:54 PM, October 13, 2013)
              plz sir i m very confused btw canon A4000 and nikon S4300.. plz help me which one should i buy???