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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"
 
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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
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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
Lowest price Cheaper $249.00 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $151 cheaper (around 40% less)
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.9" vs 0.9"
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Almost the same
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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
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
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3.7 fps
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
230k dots
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
SD4000 IS:28 mm
SD4500 IS:36 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$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 IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$241

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Travel zoom

$149 - $180

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$179 - $204

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$200

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Travel zoom

$129 - $205

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
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

$169

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen

Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$447 - $449

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$228 - $249

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Larger
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$180 - $189

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$356 - $428

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Wide angle Better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 body only

$389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Travel zoom

$135 - $180

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600

Super zoom

$397

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$290 - $399

Wide angle Much better wide angle
3D Takes 3D photos
Supports 24p No 24p support
Size Larger
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Entry-level DSLR

$900 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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