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Canon A3200 IS vs Canon A3400 IS

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
31
Overall
34
Canon PowerShot A3200 IS front
 
Canon PowerShot A3400 IS front
Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
35
Overall
37

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon A3400 IS Key Specs

Canon A3200 IS
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F) lens
  • 149g - 95 x 57 x 24mm
  • Revealed January 2011
Canon A3400 IS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 126g - 94 x 56 x 21mm
  • Launched February 2012
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Canon A3200 IS vs Canon A3400 IS Overview

Lets take a closer look at the Canon A3200 IS versus Canon A3400 IS, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both are sold by Canon. The image resolution of the A3200 IS (14MP) and the A3400 IS (16MP) is very well matched and they possess the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The A3200 IS was manufactured 13 months earlier than the A3400 IS making the cameras a generation away from each other. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving straight into a detailed comparison, below is a concise summation of how the A3200 IS scores versus the A3400 IS with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon A3200 IS over the Canon A3400 IS

 A3200 IS A3400 IS 

Reasons to pick Canon A3400 IS over the Canon A3200 IS

 A3400 IS A3200 IS 
LaunchedFebruary 2012January 2011Newer by 13 months
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Canon A3200 IS and Canon A3400 IS

 A3200 IS A3400 IS 
Manually focus No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kSame display resolution
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon A3400 IS Physical Comparison

When you are intending to travel with your camera regularly, you should take into account its weight and dimensions. The Canon A3200 IS enjoys exterior dimensions of 95mm x 57mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") having a weight of 149 grams (0.33 lbs) whilst the Canon A3400 IS has dimensions of 94mm x 56mm x 21mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8") with a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs).

Compare the Canon A3200 IS versus Canon A3400 IS in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you have attached at that moment. Following is the front view scale comparison of the A3200 IS and the A3400 IS.

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon A3400 IS size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability score of the A3200 IS and A3400 IS is 95 and 96 respectively.

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon A3400 IS top view buttons comparison

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon A3400 IS Sensor Comparison

Often, its difficult to visualise the contrast between sensor dimensions purely by checking technical specs. The picture below will provide you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the A3200 IS and A3400 IS.

As you can tell, the 2 cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but not the same megapixels. You can expect to see the Canon A3400 IS to give you more detail due to its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop photos much more aggressively. The more aged A3200 IS is going to be behind when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon A3400 IS sensor size comparison

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon A3400 IS Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon A3400 IS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A3200 IS Portrait photography advice
Canon A3400 IS Portrait photography advice
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MP count decent (14 megapixels)
includes face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
no manual control
cannot use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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decent MP (16MP)
provides face detect focusing
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon A3200 IS Street photography features
Canon A3400 IS Street photography features
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
67
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes touch to focus
lighter than competitors (126 grams)
no articulating screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon A3200 IS Sports photography factors
Canon A3400 IS Sports photography factors
39
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (14MP)
includes tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
provides tracking focus
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
low battery pack (180 shots)
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon A3200 IS Travel photography details
Canon A3400 IS Travel photography details
72
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
pretty wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f)
no Time Lapse recording
does not have selfie friendly screen
68
lighter than competitors (126g)
includes touch to focus
decent MP (16MP)
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse function
low battery pack (180 shots)
does not have selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A3200 IS as a Landscape photography camera
Canon A3400 IS as a Landscape photography camera
42
pretty wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (14MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
no manual control
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
no Time Lapse recording
41
really wide (28mm)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
lack of manual mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
low battery pack (180 CIPA)
lack of Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon A3200 IS
Vlogging with Canon A3400 IS
34
pretty wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focusing
does not have selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
no external mic jack
34
really wide (28mm)
has touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focusing
lighter than competitors (126 grams)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not have selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of mic jack
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Canon A3200 IS vs Canon A3400 IS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A3200 IS and Canon A3400 IS
 Canon PowerShot A3200 ISCanon PowerShot A3400 IS
General Information
Brand Canon Canon
Model Canon PowerShot A3200 IS Canon PowerShot A3400 IS
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2011-01-05 2012-02-07
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4320 x 3240 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture - f/2.8-6.9
Macro focus range 3cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 15 secs 15 secs
Max shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.00 m 3.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Smart Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format H.264 H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 149 grams (0.33 lb) 126 grams (0.28 lb)
Dimensions 95 x 57 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") 94 x 56 x 21mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 180 pictures
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model NB-8L NB-11L
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HCMMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Launch pricing $230 $230