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/2.0
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/2500 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS

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

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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$129.99 vs $279.93
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The best price we've seen is $150 cheaper (2.2x less)
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
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
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recommendations

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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 IS:100x54x23 mm
SD4500 IS:101x59x22 mm
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
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
SD4000 IS:430 ms
SD4500 IS:570 ms
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

$229

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Weight Is slightly lighter
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$150

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Size Is slightly smaller
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

Compact

$300

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Canon ELPH 500 HS

Canon ELPH 500 HS

Pro digicam

$145

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$179

Wide angle Has a slightly 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 ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$199

Wide angle Has a slightly 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 SD4000 IS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$149

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Compact

$123

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
Canon PowerShot SD960 IS

Canon PowerShot SD960 IS

Compact

$245

Macro focus Better macro capability
Size Slightly smaller
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$260

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Size Much larger

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $539 body only

$579 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot G7

Canon PowerShot G7

Digicam

$790

Aperture Wider aperture
External flash Supports an external flash
Size Much larger
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$399 - $529

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Much larger
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Canon PowerShot A2600

Canon PowerShot A2600

Compact

$102

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon ELPH 115 HS

Canon ELPH 115 HS

Travel zoom

$110

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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