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Canon A4000 IS vs Nikon S220

Portability
95
Imaging
39
Features
29
Overall
35
Canon PowerShot A4000 IS front
 
Nikon Coolpix S220 front
Portability
97
Imaging
33
Features
11
Overall
24

Canon A4000 IS vs Nikon S220 Key Specs

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
  • Released February 2012
Nikon S220
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 2000
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-105mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 100g - 90 x 56 x 18mm
  • Launched February 2009
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Canon A4000 IS vs Nikon S220 Overview

Its time to look a bit more closely at the Canon A4000 IS versus Nikon S220, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Ultracompact by rivals Canon and Nikon. There exists a substantial gap between the image resolutions of the A4000 IS (16MP) and S220 (10MP) but both cameras have the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The A4000 IS was launched 3 years after the S220 which is quite a big difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of the cameras have different body design with the Canon A4000 IS being a Compact camera and the Nikon S220 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before getting into a thorough comparison, here is a simple view of how the A4000 IS matches up versus the S220 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon A4000 IS over the Nikon S220

 A4000 IS S220 
LaunchedFebruary 2012February 2009More modern by 37 months
Screen dimensions3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")

Reasons to pick Nikon S220 over the Canon A4000 IS

 S220 A4000 IS 

Common features in the Canon A4000 IS and Nikon S220

 A4000 IS S220 
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kIdentical screen resolution
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch screen Neither features Touch screen

Canon A4000 IS vs Nikon S220 Physical Comparison

If you are looking to carry around your camera, you should factor its weight and size. The Canon A4000 IS enjoys external measurements of 95mm x 56mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") and a weight of 145 grams (0.32 lbs) whilst the Nikon S220 has specifications of 90mm x 56mm x 18mm (3.5" x 2.2" x 0.7") with a weight of 100 grams (0.22 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you have attached at that moment. Here is a front view dimension comparison of the A4000 IS vs the S220.

Canon A4000 IS vs Nikon S220 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the A4000 IS and S220 is 95 and 97 respectively.

Canon A4000 IS vs Nikon S220 top view buttons comparison

Canon A4000 IS vs Nikon S220 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is tough to imagine the contrast between sensor sizes simply by reviewing technical specs. The image here might offer you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the A4000 IS and S220.

As you can tell, both cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit different megapixels. You can expect the Canon A4000 IS to deliver extra detail utilizing its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also help you crop photographs a bit more aggressively. The more recent A4000 IS provides an advantage with regard to sensor innovation.

Canon A4000 IS vs Nikon S220 sensor size comparison

Canon A4000 IS vs Nikon S220 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A4000 IS vs Nikon S220 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A4000 IS Portrait photography info
Nikon S220 Portrait photography info
34
decent MP (16MP)
has face detection focus
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
19
no manual focus
no manual mode
can't use external flash
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon A4000 IS as a Street photography camera
Nikon S220 as a Street photography camera
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
48
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon A4000 IS Sports photography information
Nikon S220 Sports photography information
38
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
has tracking autofocus
slow fps (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
not so great battery life (175 CIPA)
does not have phase detect auto focus
16
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
sensor resolution low (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon A4000 IS
Travel photography with Nikon S220
62
decent MP (16MP)
built-in flash
really wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse mode
not so great battery life (175 per charge)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
52
built-in flash
lack of Timelapse recording
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A4000 IS Landscape photography info
Nikon S220 Landscape photography info
41
really wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
manual exposure not available
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
not so great battery life (175 CIPA)
no Time Lapse mode
22
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is small (2.5")
no manual mode
no image stabilization
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A4000 IS Vlogging advice
Nikon S220 Vlogging advice
31
really wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focus
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
no external mic jack
22
wide angle not the best (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
low quality video (640 x 480 pixels)
lack of external microphone port
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Canon A4000 IS vs Nikon S220 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A4000 IS and Nikon S220
 Canon PowerShot A4000 ISNikon Coolpix S220
General Information
Brand Canon Nikon
Model type Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Nikon Coolpix S220
Class Small Sensor Compact Ultracompact
Released 2012-02-07 2009-02-03
Body design Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 1600 2000
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-224mm (8.0x) 35-105mm (3.0x)
Max aperture f/3.0-5.9 f/3.1-5.9
Macro focusing range 1cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 2.5 inch
Resolution of screen 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 15 secs 8 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames/s 11.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 3.00 m -
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On, Slow sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video file format H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 145 gr (0.32 pounds) 100 gr (0.22 pounds)
Physical dimensions 95 x 56 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") 90 x 56 x 18mm (3.5" x 2.2" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID NB-11L EN-EL10
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (3 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Launch price $199 $56