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Canon A4000 IS
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Canon A4000 is Digital Camera

16MP 8x CCD Feb 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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14 Reasons For

Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Compact cameras manufactured by Canon have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Canon also has good ratings across its entire range.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. 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.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. 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 alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic DMC-TZ55[plb_2145740_price].

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The A4000 IS supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the A4000 IS do not support video capability.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support video capability to this camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the Canon A4000 IS has an image stabilizer.

Alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Canon A4000 IS has a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], and the Olympus Stylus SH-60[plb_2273504_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the A4000 IS is 290MB. At 4,096 megabytes, the A4000 IS has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the A4000 IS.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon A4000 IS is more than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that came out around the same time as the A4000 IS. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the A4000 IS is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The photo effects "Vivid" is also found on this camera.

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Fairly High Magnification

With a magnification of 10 times zoom factor, the A4000 IS has one of the higher magnifications amongst digital cameras of this age. The magnifications of cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 0.5x to 16x, and the average magnification is 5.3x.

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4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon A4000 IS has a 4608 x 2592 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Canon camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448. Across all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the A4000 IS the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the A4000 IS have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 15s. The A4000 IS has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed (15 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the A4000 IS.

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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 a comparable age and type to it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras of this age and type.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The A4000 IS does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the A4000 IS also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The A4000 IS does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the A4000 IS, the Canon A4000 IS is not 3D.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most cameras of this age and spec do not have a GPS (satellite). The A4000 IS is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The A4000 IS is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the A4000 IS are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The A4000 IS has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Canon camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of this age and spec. The flash modess "Flash off" and "Flash on" are also featured on this camera.

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Only 175 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The A4000 IS is a camera that takes 175 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

Across all the cameras of a comparable age and spec to the A4000 IS the motion JPEG frame rates range from 15fps to 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 32fps. With a motion JPEG frame rate of only 25 frames per second, the A4000 IS has one of the lower motion JPEG frame rates amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only Has One Shooting Modes

The A4000 IS has a greater number of shooting modes than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

At only 1,600, the Canon A4000 IS has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The ISO sensitivity (max)s of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 3 to 26,000.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

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

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Very Small Normal Focusing Range (wide)

With a normal focusing range (wide) of only 0.05 meters, the Canon A4000 IS has one of the smaller normal focusing ranges (wide) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The smallest normal focusing range (wide) of digital cameras of this spec and age is 0.01m, the biggest is 0.8m, and the average normal focusing range (wide) is 0.43m.

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Quite Long Flash Recharging Time

With a flash recharging time of 10 seconds, the A4000 IS has a quite long flash recharging time compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the A4000 IS. The flash recharging times of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the A4000 IS range from 0.0005s to 15s.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon A4000 IS

Released Over Five Years Ago

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

Average Megapixel

The Canon A4000 IS has a fairly average megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the A4000 IS.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon 9300[plb_408824_price], or the Canon A810[plb_408150_price].

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-H70S[plb_580917_price] (16.1MP), or the Casio EX-ZR300[plb_1713952_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the A4000 IS has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the SX240 HS[pl_410378_price], and the IXUS 500 HS[pl_362181_price] both from Canon or the Nikon 9300[plb_408824_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the A4000 IS has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on cameras of this type and age. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the A4000 IS has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the A4000 IS.

We compared this camera to all the other 2.7" screen cameras and we think the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5[plb_406570_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this compact camera camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the PowerShot N[pl_1478196_price] (2.8"), or the PowerShot G12[pl_1514037_price] (2.8") both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit[plb_1609683_price] (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 130 grams, the A4000 IS has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
USB Connector Type
Connection to PC
HDMI
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Network Ready
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Weight
Interface
Camera Shutter Speed
USB 2.0 Connectors

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 6150b001aa, canon zoom4, canon a4000, canon zoom4x, canon a4000i, canon a4000is, canon 6151b001, canon 6149b001, canon 6148b001, canon 6150b001, canon 6152b001
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