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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $81.00 vs $102.69
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The best price we've seen is $22 cheaper (more than 20% 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
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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A4000 IS:$81.00
              S4300:$102.69
              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 A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $126

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $85

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $92

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $134

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $86 - $120

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $86

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $175

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $187

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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 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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $159

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $77 - $110

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly smaller
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $88

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              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???