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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Size
Really small
Super compact 100x54x23 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
175 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS

Size
Really small
Compact 101x59x22 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 
Differences | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

differences

Advantages of the Canon SD4000 IS

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the SD4000 IS's lens captures much more light (1.5 f-stops)
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 28 mm vs 36 mm
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More than 20% better wide angle
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 430 ms vs 570 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Size Slightly smaller 100x54x23 mm vs 101x59x22 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Slightly lighter 175 g vs 190 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $200.00 vs $460.00
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The best price we've seen is $260 cheaper (2.3x less)
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Advantages of the Canon SD4500 IS

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Zoom More zoom 10x vs 3.8x
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More than 7x more zoom
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.9" vs 0.9"
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Almost the same
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
240 fps
Size Fairly small Help
SD4000 IS:100x54x23 mm
SD4500 IS:101x59x22 mm
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Thickness Thin Help
0.9"
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
Lacks boost light sensitivity
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
SD4000 IS:430 ms
SD4500 IS:570 ms
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
230k dots
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3.7 fps
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
SD4000 IS:28 mm
SD4500 IS:36 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$179 - $203

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$180 - $220

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

Compact

$250

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon ELPH 500 HS

Canon ELPH 500 HS

Pro digicam

$147 - $560

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Compact

$90 - $360

Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Weight Is slightly lighter
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$199 - $320

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Size Significantly larger
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$330 - $449

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Significantly larger
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$328 body only

$312 with 20-50mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Size Much larger
Canon ELPH 510 HS

Canon ELPH 510 HS

Travel zoom

$125 - $491

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Weight Heavier

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix XP60

Fujifilm FinePix XP60

Waterproof

$146 - $180

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
3D Takes 3D photos
Supports 24p No 24p support
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$499

Aperture Much wider aperture
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Much larger
Supports 24p No 24p support
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Canon PowerShot S70

Pro digicam

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Much smaller screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500

Super zoom

$328

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$418

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

appearance

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