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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 92x56x18 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Kodak EasyShare M1093 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
 
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differences

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

              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Ultra compact

              $300

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $246

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $203

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $107

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $169 - $249

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

              Kodak EasyShare M1093 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus FE-360

              Olympus FE-360

              Compact

              $150

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot A490

              Canon PowerShot A490

              Compact

              $140

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Size Larger
              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 Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $528

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Kodak EasyShare V1003

              Kodak EasyShare V1003

              Compact

              $90

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

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