differences

Advantages of the Canon SD4000 IS

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Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the SD4000 IS's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stops)
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SD4000 IS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/1600s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon SD960 IS

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Size
Smaller
98×54×22 mm vs 100×54×23 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
145 g vs 175 g
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Around 20% lighter
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
Size Very small Help
SD4000 IS100×54×23 mm
SD960 IS98×54×22 mm
Aperture Wide aperture Help
SD4000 ISf/2
SD960 ISf/2.8
Thickness Very thin Help
0.9"
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Weight Very light Help
SD4000 IS175 g
SD960 IS145 g
Common Weaknesses
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
SD4000 IS3,200 ISO
SD960 IS1,600 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
230k dots
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
28 mm
Zoom Poor zoom Help
SD4000 IS3.8x
SD960 IS4x

appearance

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