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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
460k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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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)
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        A4000 IS:95x56x24 mm
        S4300:96x59x21 mm
        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 IS:175 shots
        S4300:180 shots
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Focus points Few focus points Help
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        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Movie format HD (720p) video Help
        A4000 IS:720p @ 25fps
        S4300:720p @ 30fps

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $94

        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $75 - $126

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Canon IXUS 132

        Canon IXUS 132

        Travel zoom

        $99

        Autofocus Focuses automatically
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Compact

        $80

        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $94 - $167

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Samsung WB250F

        Samsung WB250F

        Travel zoom

        $111 - $169

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $189

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Canon ELPH 115 HS

        Canon ELPH 115 HS

        Travel zoom

        Size Smaller
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

        Travel zoom

        $109

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Compact

        $97 - $108

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Smaller
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Macro focus Worse macro capability

        Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $86 - $120

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $109 - $120

        Focus points Many more focus points
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $152

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Size Smaller
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $76 - $110

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Size Slightly smaller
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen

        appearance

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        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Nikon Coolpix S4300
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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???