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

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 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
1.0 cm vs 10.0 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 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
$144.00 vs $269.00
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The best price we've seen is $125 cheaper (around 50% 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

              $250

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Focus points Has much more focus points
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $157

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $120 - $122

              Thickness Is thinner
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $183

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $194

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165 - $170

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $118

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $171

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $131

              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $127

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $90

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $220

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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