Nikon Coolpix S4300 vs Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S4300

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Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Large screen
Screen size
3"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Screen size
Large screen
3"

Items often bought with the Nikon S4300 or Canon A4000 IS

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 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
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$135.98 vs $209.00
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The best price we've seen is $73 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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 2 f-stops better
Size
Slightly smaller
96×59×21 mm vs 95×56×24 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 IS95×56×24 mm
              S430096×59×21 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A4000 IS145 g
              S4300139 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A4000 IS0.9"
              S43000.8"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A4000 IS175 shots
              S4300180 shots
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A4000 IS1,600 ISO
              S43003,200 ISO
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A4000 IS720p @ 25fps
              S4300720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $110

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $95

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $116

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $169

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $111 - $128

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $197

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $117

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $616

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $138

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $90

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly 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???