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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 92x56x18 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
133 g
 

Reasons to buy the Kodak EasyShare M1093 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Kodak EasyShare M1093 IS over the Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS.
 
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Advantages of the Canon SD1400 IS

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 3 cm vs 7 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.3x closer to the lens
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the SD1400 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Size Smaller 92x56x18 mm vs 96x59x22 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Weight Lighter 133 g vs 185 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.7" vs 0.9"
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Around 20% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $179.99 vs $319.95
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The best price we've seen is $140 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Kodak M1093 IS

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Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The M1093 IS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              SD1400 IS:92x56x18 mm
              M1093 IS:96x59x22 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              SD1400 IS:0.7"
              M1093 IS:0.9"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              SD1400 IS:None
              M1093 IS:6,400 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              SD1400 IS:28 mm
              M1093 IS:35 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SD1400 IS:4x
              M1093 IS:3x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $119 - $376

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Weight Heavier
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $180 - $220

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $90 - $180

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $182

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $203

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              Kodak EasyShare M1093 IS Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare V1273

              Kodak EasyShare V1273

              Compact

              $250

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $199

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Kodak EasyShare M575

              Kodak EasyShare M575

              Compact

              $100

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Kodak EasyShare V1003

              Kodak EasyShare V1003

              Compact

              $300

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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