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Canon A4000 is Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 8x Nov 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Two industry awards
Good size
Reasonably priced
69 Reviews + 2 Awards
buy-n-shoot.com Gold PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both liked this medium megapixel camera. This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from website PhotographyBlog.com and it received a "Gold" award from website Buy-n-shoot.com who wrote it was fantastic.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 73 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 90%. 26 reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Excellent Brand

We checked 34,085 expert and owner reviews (including 1,378 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Poor Expert Reviews

Based on twenty-four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Techradar this camera has an average expert rating of 64%. The expert review sites aren't convinced by this digital camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Seventeen customers who reviewed it considered that it was compact. Expert website Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS is a very compact camera that's easy to use, with dedicated help screens for beginners”. Expert review site Techradar.com wrote in their review of this digital camera five years ago “And It really is a compact camera” . Cnet.co.uk also said “In this review Features and design Lens system Sensor and sensitivity Colours Video test Conclusion Tradition dictates that anyone looking for a really compact Canon should buy themselves an IXUS” in their review.

Two people mentioned that this digital camera was thin. Expert website Reviewed.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera five years ago “The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS is a mid-range entry-level model sporting an 8x optical zoom lens in a body slim enough to slip into your pocket” .

One owner considered that it was a good body shape. One person said in their reviews that it was a good size. Hod Carrier rated it a maximum of 5 stars and said on Amazon “A good size screen”.

One customer who reviewed the product wrote that it was lightweight. Glynis Butcher gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and she wrote in her review of this digital camera “Lightweight and takes great pictures”.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Sixteen customers who purchased it agreed that it was good value for money. Techradar.com wrote on expert website Techradar “Buying Guide Best Canon cameras 2012 The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS is a 16MP camera that sits at the top of Canon's A-series of affordable, beginner-level compacts”. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Expert Reviews “It might be worth living with image quality concerns and slow performance to get an 8x zoom in such a slim, low-cost camera”. Photographyblog.com gave this digital camera a score of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “A 16 megapixel sensor, 8x wide-angle zoom lens, 3 inch LCD screen and an attractive price tag of less than £150 / $180”.

Three people mentioned in their reviews that it was expensive. Expert website Reviewed.com mentioned “The camera features little in the way of manual control or creature comforts relative to the more expensive mode” in their review of this digital camera. Reviewed.com also said “It features little in the way of manual control or creature comforts compared to the more expensive models in the PowerShot lineup.” in their review.

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Design

Good Product Quality

Eleven owners who reviewed it said that it was good quality. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert website Expert Reviews “Camera manufacturers have started to come to their senses and called a truce on the megapixel race – something that has been fairly disastrously for compact cameras' image quality”. Five years ago expert website Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “It's available in a number of colours and features a metal body”. Ephotozine.com also said “The Canon Powershot A4000 IS is a stylish compact camera, with an 8x optical zoom lens and image stabilisation packed into a very compact metal body” in their review.

Easy to Use the Menus

Eleven owners who bought the Canon A4000 IS agreed that it was easy to use. Four years ago Susana L. wrote on Amazon “Cheap camera, easy to use”. Hetty said “It was much to small to use” however despite that they gave it a rating of 1 stars out of 5. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “She has managed to use this camera quickly with some very encouraging pictures of people an views”.

Two people concluded that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Newegg.com mentioned “I have my settings set to P mode” in their review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert website Digital Versus “The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS is a typical A-series compact—it's a user-friendly entry-level point-and-shoot that takes decent pictures in good light at wide-angle settings”.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to handle.

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Robust

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Expert website Buy-N-Shoot.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera five years ago “It’s compact, built well and does a good job handling low light” . One person who reviewed the Canon A4000 IS considered that it was reliable. Digitaltrends.com said five years ago “It will fit the bill as a dependable, quality camera for quite a few” .

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Hod Carrier gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “As my wife needed a new camera with passable video, I went back for another as it is robust, gives good pictures, has a decent zoom”.

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Nice Design

Five people who purchased it wrote that it was good looking. Expert review site About.com wrote “It's not really surprising to see that the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS is a pretty good camera when shooting outdoors in good light” in their review of this digital camera. Techmagnifier.com said in their review of this digital camera “It is one good looking, pocket friendly device that is not meant for professional ph”.


Good ISO Range

Twenty-six customers concluded that the Canon A4000 IS was able to produce good images. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The new Canon PowerShot A4000 IS camera is firmly aimed at photography beginners”. Pcmag.com mentioned five years ago “The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS ($199.99 direct) is a camera capable of capturing some very nice photos, although you'll quickly lose detail if you set its ISO too high” and rated it 70 out of 100. Pcmag.com also said “Sacrifices a good amount of image detail in doing so” in their review.

Five customers said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Cameras.co.uk scored it 4 stars out of 5 and said “It has 16 megapixels and an 8x zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera. Five years ago Femi mentioned on Amazon “The resolution is fantastic”.

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good ISO range. Five years ago Newegg.com mentioned “ISO performance at 1600 still looks useable even with a teeny-tiny sensor with 16MP crammed into it” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was good in low light. One person who reviewed it concluded that it had a good image sensor. Newegg.com said “Because it has such a small sensor” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Good Video Capture

Two people who bought this digital camera said that it was good for video recording. Mrs. L. B. Griffiths rated it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Canon A4000 IS on Amazon “Bought for our 8 year old daughter - who loves it! She has made many videos and taken lots of great photos”.

Good Flash

One customer mentioned that it had a good flash.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen. Sue scored it a maximum of 5 stars and she said on Amazon “This one has a larger digital display and more powerful zoom”.

Good Quality Lens

Eleven owners who reviewed it considered that it had a good zoom. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on PC Mag “Its optically stabilized 8x zoom lens is impressive when you”. Pcmag.com also wrote “The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS can capture sharp photos and has a nice 8x zoom lens” in their review. Expert website Smh.com.au mentioned “Read later This 16-megapixel compact camera has an 8x zoom lens (28mm-224mm film equivalent”.

Two owners said in their reviews that the Canon A4000 IS had a good lens. Sleek said on Amazon “Delivery to Spain was fast, my only concern is the lens cover or whatever it is called looks flimsy” in their review of this digital camera.

One person mentioned that it had a good image stabiliser. Hod Carrier mentioned “A good image stabiliser” and gave this digital camera a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Support

Good Support

Three customers considered that the Canon A4000 IS had good technical guidance. Kathryn_s mentioned on Amazon “It's compact, takes clear pictures, my only gripe is the manual which is on a cd” and rated the product a maximum of 5 stars.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner who reviewed the product considered that it was noisy. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Noise would be a lot”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

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

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Noisy

One owner who reviewed the product considered that it was noisy. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Noise would be a lot”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Five owners wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk said “It features a high resolution and a long zoom” in their review of this digital camera however they only rated the product 3 stars out of 5. Expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned “Canon Powershot A4000 IS Features Key Features Canon Powers” . Expert review site Buy-N-Shoot.com rated the Canon A4000 IS 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera five years ago “For $200 anyone would be happy with the features of the Canon A4000 IS digital camera”.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon A4000 IS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have an image stabilizer.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The A4000 IS has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. Across all comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera 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 camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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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 commonly found optical sensor size on cameras of this age and type. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm.

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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 cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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Display

Quite Wide Field of View

With a field of view of 100 percent, the A4000 IS has a fairly wide field of view compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera. The narrowest field of view of cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera is 95% and the widest is 100%.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the A4000 IS has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Df (£2,039.00) (3.2"), the D4 (£4,689.00) (3.2"), or the D4S (£3,379.99) (3.2") all from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The A4000 IS features histogram, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Quite High Playback Zoom (max)

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the playback zoom (max) range from 1x to 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.1x. At 10 times zoom factor, the A4000 IS has a fairly high playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon A4000 IS has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Canon A4000 IS supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the A4000 IS is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital 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). Across all cameras that were released more than two years ago the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The A4000 IS does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Leica X Vario, or the Pentax K-01 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Two people thought this digital camera had a good battery life. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The rechargeable battery was able to last me a few hundred shots without flash, which is very impressive even for a battery with 680mAh” . Pocket-Lint.com said in their review of this digital camera “Bigger zooms and better battery life be”.


Battery

Only 175 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The A4000 IS is a camera that takes 175 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Lens System

Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the A4000 IS has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon A4000 IS has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 1DS MARK II is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Samsung SAMSUNG DV300F (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Canon A4000 IS has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

If this Canon digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Olympus VR-340 (£75.99) (10x), or the Panasonic DMC-SZ9 (10x) which is also higher rated.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Canon released the A4000 IS.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 6150b001, canon 6151b001, canon 6149b001, canon 6148b001, canon 6152b001, canon a4000is
Barcodes 00013803146240, 00013803146349, 00013803146363, 00013803146370, 00013803146387, 00033586894329, 00033586894497, 00115970995741, 00115970995765, 00138031463638, 00138031463706, 00138031463874, 00151903093078, 00151903415856, 00151903415870, 00163120770434, 00163120770458, 00182682376342, 00182682376359, 00182682376366, 00191120053813, 00610696375414, 00913803146342, 04960999842493, 04960999842660

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