• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Canon A4000 IS advantages over Samsung NX1100

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    24 mm vs 37 mm
    Thinner

Samsung NX1100 advantages over Canon A4000 IS

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.29 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 320 vs 175 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Olympus Stylus-7030

Canon A4000 IS
Olympus Stylus-7030
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
Samsung NX1100
Olympus Stylus-7030
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash

Compared to Fujifilm JZ250

Canon A4000 IS
Fujifilm JZ250
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • $108
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Wider angle lens
Samsung NX1100
Fujifilm JZ250
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $108
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash

Compared to Samsung ST200F

Canon A4000 IS
Samsung ST200F
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
Samsung NX1100
Samsung ST200F
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash

Compared to Samsung NX1000

Canon A4000 IS
Samsung NX1000
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash
  • $355
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Samsung NX1100
Samsung NX1000
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • $355
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A5000

Canon A4000 IS
Sony A5000
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Samsung NX1100
Sony A5000
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
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