Nikon Coolpix S6300 vs Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

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Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/3.0
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS. Explore our gallery of 16 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6300.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A4000 IS

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.0 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the A4000 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Size
Slightly smaller
95x56x24 mm vs 94x58x26 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$128.98 vs $269.00
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The best price we've seen is $140 cheaper (2.1x less)
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight
Lighter
145 g vs 160 g
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Around 10% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S6300

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 25fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Battery life
Longer battery life
230 shots vs 175 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 8x
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Around 60% more zoom
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S6300's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              A4000 IS95x56x24 mm
              S630094x58x26 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A4000 IS175 shots
              S6300230 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A4000 IS1,600 ISO
              S63003,200 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Weight Light weight Help
              A4000 IS145 g
              S6300160 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A4000 IS0.9"
              S63001"
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A4000 IS8x
              S630010x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $238

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              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

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $138 - $180

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $569

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $126

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              $80

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $160

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $219 - $227

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $200

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              $154

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier

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