• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SD1400 IS advantages over Canon A4000 IS

  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 230 vs 175 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    17 mm vs 24 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Canon A4000 IS advantages over Canon SD1400 IS

  • Less expensive
    $200 vs $250 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    224 mm vs 112 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    0.8 fps vs 0.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FX48S

Canon SD1400 IS
Panasonic DMC-FX48S
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Wider angle lens
Canon A4000 IS
Panasonic DMC-FX48S
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Canon SD940 IS

Canon SD1400 IS
Canon SD940 IS
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Higher extended ISO
Canon A4000 IS
Canon SD940 IS
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon SD1400 IS
Canon ELPH 300 HS
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • $235
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Shoots 1080p video
Canon A4000 IS
Canon ELPH 300 HS
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $235
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm JZ250

Canon SD1400 IS
Fujifilm JZ250
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner
  • $108
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon A4000 IS
Fujifilm JZ250
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • $108
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Samsung ST200F

Canon SD1400 IS
Samsung ST200F
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Longer exposure
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon A4000 IS
Samsung ST200F
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
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