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Canon SD4000 IS vs Nikon P7000

Portability
94
Imaging
34
Features
30
Overall
32
Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS front
 
Nikon Coolpix P7000 front
Portability
85
Imaging
34
Features
51
Overall
40

Canon SD4000 IS vs Nikon P7000 Key Specs

Canon SD4000 IS
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-105mm (F2.0-5.3) lens
  • 175g - 100 x 54 x 23mm
  • Introduced August 2010
  • Other Name is IXUS 300 HS / IXY 30S
Nikon P7000
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Raise to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-200mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 310g - 114 x 77 x 45mm
  • Launched November 2010
  • New Model is Nikon P7100
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Canon SD4000 IS vs Nikon P7000 Overview

Let's look more in depth at the Canon SD4000 IS and Nikon P7000, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by companies Canon and Nikon. The sensor resolution of the SD4000 IS (10MP) and the P7000 (10MP) is very comparable but the SD4000 IS (1/2.3") and P7000 (1/1.7") posses totally different sensor size.

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The SD4000 IS was announced 3 months prior to the P7000 so they are of a similar age. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go into a step-by-step comparison, here is a quick view of how the SD4000 IS scores against the P7000 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon SD4000 IS over the Nikon P7000

 SD4000 IS P7000 

Reasons to pick Nikon P7000 over the Canon SD4000 IS

 P7000 SD4000 IS 
Manual focus Dial exact focus
Display resolution921k230kSharper display (+691k dot)

Common features in the Canon SD4000 IS and Nikon P7000

 SD4000 IS P7000 
LaunchedAugust 2010November 2010Same age
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display size
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch display Neither includes Touch display

Canon SD4000 IS vs Nikon P7000 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to carry around your camera regularly, you have to think about its weight and dimensions. The Canon SD4000 IS features external measurements of 100mm x 54mm x 23mm (3.9" x 2.1" x 0.9") along with a weight of 175 grams (0.39 lbs) while the Nikon P7000 has dimensions of 114mm x 77mm x 45mm (4.5" x 3.0" x 1.8") along with a weight of 310 grams (0.68 lbs).

Take a look at the Canon SD4000 IS and Nikon P7000 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you have attached during that time. Following is a front view dimensions comparison of the SD4000 IS against the P7000.

Canon SD4000 IS vs Nikon P7000 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the SD4000 IS and P7000 is 94 and 85 respectively.

Canon SD4000 IS vs Nikon P7000 top view buttons comparison

Canon SD4000 IS vs Nikon P7000 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is very hard to see the contrast in sensor sizes purely by checking out technical specs. The pic below will help offer you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the SD4000 IS and P7000.

As you have seen, both cameras feature the identical megapixel count but not the same sensor sizes. The SD4000 IS offers the smaller sensor which is going to make obtaining shallower depth of field more challenging.

Canon SD4000 IS vs Nikon P7000 sensor size comparison

Canon SD4000 IS vs Nikon P7000 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SD4000 IS vs Nikon P7000 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SD4000 IS Portrait photography highlights
Nikon P7000 Portrait photography highlights
20
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
44
you can focus manually
supports face detect focusing
exports RAW formats
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Canon SD4000 IS Street photography advice
Nikon P7000 Street photography advice
56
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
58
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
no articulating screen
sensor is small (1/1.7")
more heavy than competition (310g)
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Sports Comparison

Canon SD4000 IS as a Sports photography camera
Nikon P7000 as a Sports photography camera
27
built in image stabilization (Optical)
slow continuous shooting (4.0 frames/s)
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
38
image stabilization (Optical)
supports tracking focus
better than average battery power (350 per charge)
low fps (1.0 frames per second)
low megapixels (10MP)
sensor is small (1/1.7")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon SD4000 IS as a Travel photography camera
Nikon P7000 as a Travel photography camera
64
has built in flash
quite wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
does not have Time Lapse mode
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
57
better than average battery power (350 per charge)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
more heavy than competition (310g)
low megapixels (10MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SD4000 IS Landscape photography features
Nikon P7000 Landscape photography features
41
quite wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
manual mode not available
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
does not have Time Lapse mode
52
you can focus manually
reasonably wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
better than average battery power (350 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/1.7")
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SD4000 IS Vlogging advice
Nikon P7000 Vlogging advice
32
quite wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
display isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have mic support
30
reasonably wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focusing
does have microphone support
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
more heavy than competition (310g)
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Canon SD4000 IS vs Nikon P7000 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SD4000 IS and Nikon P7000
 Canon PowerShot SD4000 ISNikon Coolpix P7000
General Information
Brand Name Canon Nikon
Model type Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS Nikon Coolpix P7000
Otherwise known as IXUS 300 HS / IXY 30S -
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2010-08-02 2010-11-23
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Digic 4 Expeed C2
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/1.7"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 10 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 3648 x 2736 3648 x 2736
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Highest boosted ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points - 99
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-105mm (3.8x) 28-200mm (7.1x)
Max aperture f/2.0-5.3 f/2.8-5.6
Macro focusing range 3cm 2cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 4.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 230 thousand dots 921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech - TFT LCD monitor with anti- reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Optical (tunnel)
Viewfinder coverage - 80%
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 secs 60 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2500 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 4.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 6.00 m 6.50 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow Syncro Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Fill flash, Manual, Slow sync, Rear curtain flash
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps) 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD Lite, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected 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 175 grams (0.39 lbs) 310 grams (0.68 lbs)
Physical dimensions 100 x 54 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.1" x 0.9") 114 x 77 x 45mm (4.5" x 3.0" x 1.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested 39
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 19.1
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 10.8
DXO Low light rating not tested 147
Other
Battery life - 350 images
Battery style - Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-6L -
Self timer Yes (2 sec or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (10 or 2 second delay)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/MMCplus HC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Launch pricing $300 $354