Clicky

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon A4000 IS

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
31
Overall
34
Canon PowerShot A3200 IS front
 
Canon PowerShot A4000 IS front
Portability
95
Imaging
39
Features
29
Overall
35

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon A4000 IS Key Specs

Canon A3200 IS
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F) lens
  • 149g - 95 x 57 x 24mm
  • Announced January 2011
Canon A4000 IS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 145g - 95 x 56 x 24mm
  • Launched February 2012
Samsung Releases Faster Versions of EVO MicroSD Cards

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon A4000 IS Overview

Following is a detailed review of the Canon A3200 IS vs Canon A4000 IS, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and they are both sold by Canon. The image resolution of the A3200 IS (14MP) and the A4000 IS (16MP) is pretty comparable and both cameras posses the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

Japan-exclusive Leica Leitz Phone 3 features big sensor and new modes

The A3200 IS was manufactured 13 months earlier than the A4000 IS which makes them a generation away from one another. The two cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before getting right into a in depth comparison, here is a simple introduction of how the A3200 IS scores against the A4000 IS for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

Photography Glossary
	
	

Reasons to pick Canon A3200 IS over the Canon A4000 IS

 A3200 IS A4000 IS 

Reasons to pick Canon A4000 IS over the Canon A3200 IS

 A4000 IS A3200 IS 
LaunchedFebruary 2012January 2011More modern by 13 months
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")

Common features in the Canon A3200 IS and Canon A4000 IS

 A3200 IS A4000 IS 
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kSame screen resolution
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither features Touch friendly screen

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon A4000 IS Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to carry around your camera often, you'll have to consider its weight and proportions. The Canon A3200 IS enjoys exterior measurements of 95mm x 57mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") having a weight of 149 grams (0.33 lbs) while the Canon A4000 IS has measurements of 95mm x 56mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") along with a weight of 145 grams (0.32 lbs).

Contrast the Canon A3200 IS vs Canon A4000 IS in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Following is a front view scale comparison of the A3200 IS and the A4000 IS.

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon A4000 IS size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the A3200 IS and A4000 IS is 95 and 95 respectively.

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon A4000 IS top view buttons comparison

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon A4000 IS Sensor Comparison

Normally, it can be hard to imagine the difference in sensor sizes merely by checking out specs. The image here might give you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the A3200 IS and A4000 IS.

As you can plainly see, the two cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit different megapixels. You should expect the Canon A4000 IS to provide extra detail due to its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also let you crop shots way more aggressively. The more aged A3200 IS will be behind when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon A4000 IS sensor size comparison

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon A4000 IS Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon A4000 IS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Meta to Introduce 'AI-Generated' Labels for Media starting next month

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A3200 IS Portrait photography details
Canon A4000 IS Portrait photography details
33
resolution is good (14MP)
provides face detection autofocus
manual focus not available
manual mode not possible
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
34
MP count good (16 megapixels)
has face detect focus
manual focus not available
lack of manual exposure
can't use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
Body cameras now worn by bakery staff to deter stealing

Street Comparison

Canon A3200 IS Street photography highlights
Canon A4000 IS Street photography highlights
57
image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
Apple Innovates by Creating Next-Level Optical Stabilization for iPhone

Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon A3200 IS
Sports photography with Canon A4000 IS
39
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (14MP)
provides tracking autofocus
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
38
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
has tracking focus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
terrible battery (175 per charge)
has no phase detect auto focus
President Biden pushes bill mandating TikTok sale or ban

Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon A3200 IS
Travel photography with Canon A4000 IS
72
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
relatively wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f)
lack of Time Lapse function
does not have a selfie friendly display
62
MP count good (16MP)
flash built-in
relatively wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse recording
terrible battery (175 per charge)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
Photobucket discusses licensing 13 billion images with AI firms

Landscape Comparison

Canon A3200 IS Landscape photography highlights
Canon A4000 IS Landscape photography highlights
42
relatively wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f)
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (14MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
tiny screen (2.7")
manual mode not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
lack of Time Lapse function
41
relatively wide (28mm)
good sized screen (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16MP)
manual focus not available
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
lack of manual exposure
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
terrible battery (175 shots)
no Time Lapse recording
Sora from OpenAI releases its first ever music video

Vlogging Comparison

Canon A3200 IS Vlogging highlights
Canon A4000 IS Vlogging highlights
34
relatively wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection autofocus
does not have a selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external mic support
31
relatively wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focus
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
no mic socket
Snapchat Adds Watermarks to AI-Created Images

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon A4000 IS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A3200 IS and Canon A4000 IS
 Canon PowerShot A3200 ISCanon PowerShot A4000 IS
General Information
Make Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot A3200 IS Canon PowerShot A4000 IS
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2011-01-05 2012-02-07
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor 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 surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4320 x 3240 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 1600 1600
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-224mm (8.0x)
Largest aperture - f/3.0-5.9
Macro focusing distance 3cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 seconds 15 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 1.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.00 m 3.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Smart Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported 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)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format H.264 H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 149 grams (0.33 pounds) 145 grams (0.32 pounds)
Physical dimensions 95 x 57 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") 95 x 56 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 175 pictures
Battery type - Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-8L NB-11L
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HCMMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Pricing at launch $230 $199