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Canon A4000 IS
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Canon A4000 is Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 8x Feb 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Canon has excellent camera reviews
Fairly large display diagonal
Does not support Full HD video

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Canon Has Excellent Camera Reviews

Based on 34,684 user and expert reviews (including 1,369 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its cameras. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically for its medium megapixel cameras compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was February 2012 when Canon released the A4000 IS.


Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago is 2" and the largest is 4.8". The A4000 IS has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the HX100V both from Sony or the Nikon L120 which all of have better reviews.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Df (£2,039) (3.2" and higher rated), or the D4 (£4,225) (3.2" and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Canon ELPH 320 HS (3.2" and higher rated).

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Quite Wide Field of View

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera the field of views range from 95% to 100%, and the average field of view is 99%. At 100 percent, the A4000 IS has a quite wide field of view compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The A4000 IS supports video capability, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared all the other cameras which support video capability to this digital camera and we think because of their better review scores, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, and the Nikon Coolpix S8200 are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The A4000 IS has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo, or the GE A1455.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The A4000 IS has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera, the A4000 IS does not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support Full HD video including the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the DSC-WX80 both from Sony or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon A4000 IS supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this 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). Digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the A4000 IS has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the SX150 IS, or the A810 both from Canon or the Nikon L120.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the A4000 IS has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

If this Canon camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic DMC-SZ9 (10x) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the A4000 IS has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera range from 4.5mm to 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The A4000 IS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Nikon L120, and the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Canon A4000 IS has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. Most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. Across all cameras of this age and type the best still image resolution is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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16.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.1 megapixels digital camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 16.1MP digital cameras currently available including the Sony DSC-H70R, or the Canon 240 HS which both of have better reviews.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (16.15MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Memory

Fairly Big Internal Memory

When compared to other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera that we have assessed the internal memory of, the A4000 IS's internal memory of 4,096 megabytes is one of the biggest. The internal memory of cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera range from 8MB to 8GB.

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Battery

Only 175 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most digital cameras of this age and spec take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard), including the A4000 IS which takes 175 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The A4000 IS has a relatively standard weight (130 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The A4000 IS features histogram. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years also feature histogram.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The A4000 IS has a battery charger included, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The A4000 IS has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The A4000 IS features connection to PC, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The A4000 IS supports PictBridge. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The A4000 IS features voice recording. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon A4000 IS has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a built-in microphone.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 6151b001, canon 6149b001, canon 6148b001, canon 6150b001, canon 6152b001, canon a4000is, canon zoom4x, 6150b001aa
Barcodes 00013803146240, 00013803146349, 00013803146363, 00013803146370, 00013803146387, 00033586894497, 00115970995765, 00138031463638, 00138031463706, 00138031463874, 00151903093078, 00151903415870, 00163120770434, 00182682376342, 00182682376366, 00610696375414, 00714574578545, 00714574579610, 03610170839897, 03610170842903, 04960999842547, 08714574578460, 08714574578477, 08714574578507, 08714574578514, 08714574578545, 08714574578552, 08714574578583, 08714574578590, 08714574579610

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