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
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
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS.

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
$246.43 vs $279.00
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The best price we've seen is $33 cheaper (more than 10% 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
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3"
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
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
3.0 cm
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
SD4000 IS28 mm
SD4500 IS36 mm
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3.7 fps
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
230k dots

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

Ultra compact

$169

Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
Size Is slightly smaller
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
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
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$250

Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$264

Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90

Pro digicam

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$195

Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448 - $498

Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$314 - $349

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$399

Supports 24p Supports 24p
HDR Has in-camera HDR
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SD790 IS

Canon PowerShot SD790 IS

Compact

$250

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Better wide angle
Movie format Lower resolution movies
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

Travel zoom

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Supports 24p No 24p support

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