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Canon PowerShot A4000 IS
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Canon PowerShot A4000 is Digital Camera

16MP 8x CCD Feb 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Go wide or get 8x closer with a Canon quality 8x optical zoom lens, Intelligent IS and Smart Auto for great photos and HD movies. The compact PowerShot A4000 IS captures every moment with ease. A... More
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First Impressions_ Canon PowerShot A4000 IS
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PowerShot A4000 IS

16 Reasons For

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We calculated the average ratings for all Canon digital cameras and also specifically for Canon compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Canon had good ratings.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a similar spec and age to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the GE J1455.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Nikon Coolpix S6800 (£189.46).

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-WX350 (£159.00) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The PowerShot A4000 IS supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot A4000 IS.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras which support video recording currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Samsung WB800F (£409.99) which has better reviews.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The PowerShot A4000 IS has a fairly high megapixel count (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot A4000 IS. Comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot A4000 IS have megapixel counts of between 0.3MP and 46MP.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 16.1MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-H70 (£159.00), or the Canon IXUS 240 HS.

If this Canon digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (16.15MP), or the Samsung WB50F (16.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot A4000 IS has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot A4000 IS.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The PowerShot A4000 IS has one of the biggest internal memory (4,096 megabytes) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot A4000 IS the internal memory range from 1MB to 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 330MB.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of this age and type. Most cameras of a similar type and age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. The worst still image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Supports One Audio Format

The PowerShot A4000 IS has a greater number of audio formats than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. The most commonly supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the PowerShot A4000 IS is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The photo effect "Vivid" is also found on this digital camera.

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Quite High Lens Magnification Ratio

The PowerShot A4000 IS has a fairly high lens magnification ratio (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot A4000 IS. Across all the comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the lens magnification ratios range from 0.5x to 20x.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The PowerShot A4000 IS supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon digital camera). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot A4000 IS the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features Four Auto Focus

The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on digital cameras of this type and age. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus", "Face tracking" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The PowerShot A4000 IS has a greater number of light metering modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Canon camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this camera.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The PowerShot A4000 IS does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot A4000 IS, the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think the Canon IXUS 240 HS, or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago are not 3D compatible. The PowerShot A4000 IS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS (£59.99), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The PowerShot A4000 IS does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS to this camera and we think the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V (£282.99) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The PowerShot A4000 IS is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the PowerShot A4000 IS is more than most comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this spec and age. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Only 175 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS is a digital camera that takes 175 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot A4000 IS take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge.

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Only Has One Shooting Mode

The number of shooting modes found on the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Canon camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot A4000 IS.

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Only Has Four Playback Modes

The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS has a greater number of camera playback modes than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot A4000 IS. The playback modes "Single image", "Slide show" and "Thumbnails" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Only Has Six White Balance Modes

The PowerShot A4000 IS has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The PowerShot A4000 IS has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot A4000 IS.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

The minimum focal lengths of cameras of this age and type range from 5mm to 120mm. With a minimum focal length of 28 millimeters, the PowerShot A4000 IS has a fairly long minimum focal length compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot A4000 IS.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS (£59.99) which has better reviews.

If this Canon camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the IXUS 510 HS (3.2"), the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS (3.2"), or the PowerShot ELPH 320 HS (3.2") all from Canon which is also higher rated.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This Canon camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot A4000 IS has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot A4000 IS.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS (£229.99), or the Nikon Coolpix S9300 (£209.99).

If this Canon digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Canon IXUS 500 (4.1x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

The PowerShot A4000 IS has a pretty average optical zoom (8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot A4000 IS.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-QX10 (£164.16) (10x) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Weight

The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS has a fairly typical weight (130 grams) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot A4000 IS.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI Port
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Included Battery Charger
Technical Details
Networking
Network Ready
Certificates
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Interface
USB 2.0 Connector
Special Features

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Product Identifiers

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