Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS vs Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS
Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Really small
Size
Super compact (100×54×23 mm)
Light-weight
Weight
175 g
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

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differences

Advantages of the Canon SD4000 IS

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
28 mm vs 36 mm
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More than 20% better wide angle
Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2 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)
Size
Slightly smaller
100×54×23 mm vs 101×59×22 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Slightly lighter
175 g vs 190 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon SD4500 IS

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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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Zoom
More zoom
10x vs 3.8x
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More than 7x more zoom
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2500s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.9" vs 0.9"
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$219.50 vs $279.00
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The best price we've seen is $60 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
240 fps
Size Fairly small Help
SD4000 IS100×54×23 mm
SD4500 IS101×59×22 mm
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Thickness Thin Help
0.9"
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
Lacks boost light sensitivity
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3.7 fps
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
SD4000 IS28 mm
SD4500 IS36 mm
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
230k dots

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

Compact

$320

Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
Screen size Has a much larger screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Ultra compact

$199

Size Is slightly smaller
Thickness Is thinner
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$559 - $747 body only

$689 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Much larger
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Travel zoom

$195

Movie format Higher resolution movies
3D Takes 3D photos
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Sony DSC WX100

Sony DSC WX100

Travel zoom

$165

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$338

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
Nikon Coolpix P90

Nikon Coolpix P90

Super zoom

$450

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Much larger
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Supports 24p No 24p support
Size Larger
Canon ELPH 510 HS

Canon ELPH 510 HS

Travel zoom

$179

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Weight Heavier
Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Compact

$116

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Zoom Less zoom
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

Travel zoom

Wide angle Much better wide angle
GPS Has a GPS
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Supports 24p No 24p support
Nikon Coolpix S02

Nikon Coolpix S02

Ultra compact

$213

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Significantly smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Screen size Much smaller screen

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