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Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX400 is

£189.97
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS
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An award winning but 2 year old bridge camera, good for sports photography
Bridge 16MP 30x Yes Dec 2015
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Canon PowerShot SX400 is Review

With excellent reviews but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot SX400 is number 291 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
190 Reviews + 1 Award
72
Value for Money
Good
73
Features
Good Features
79
Age
2 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has very good user reviews but average expert reviews. 89% of buyers recommended this camera to others. This digital camera has received a "Recommended" award from Camera Labs. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, good picture quality and that it is easy to use.
The PowerShot SX400 is has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Bigger than average optical zoom
Power zooming. easy shooting
30x optical zoom and 24mm wide-angle lens
Only 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution
Lower than average maximum ISO sensitivity

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 235 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 247 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 201 in portrait photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
79
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

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Canon PowerShot SX400 IS Video Reviews

How Big is the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS?

The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS is 104.4mm wide and 80.1mm tall. It is 69.1mm deep and weighs 313g.

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS front dimensions
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Canon PowerShot SX400 is In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

Review site Camera Labs concluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 69 out of 100 based on nine expert reviews from sites including Camera Labs, PC Mag, zoom.nl and Chip.de.

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Good User Reviews

On average, based on 181 user reviews this camera has an overall user rating of 86%. Over 82% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 89% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

11 owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

28 people reckoned that the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS was able to produce good images and two people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good picture resolution.

Canon Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 43,667 user and expert reviews (including 8,978 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has very good reviews. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

14 owners who bought it thought it was easy to use and three people agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Six customers agreed that it was compact and two people mentioned in their reviews that it was thin.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Six people said in their reviews that the product was good looking and two owners wrote in their reviews that it was well designed.

  • Canon seems to have produced another product which is likely to be well liked by those that are in the market for a large zoom, bridge camera style compact camera…
  • Excellent design and takes awesome pictures.
  • Easy function! We bought this camera to take with us on a trip overseas to visit the grandchildren and couldn't be happier! Unlike our old camera, this piece takes clear and crisp images both by day and night! It has a lot of features that we're still learning how to use! We especially liked that the camera can get gorgeous pictures of the kids even as they go swinging on the swings…
  • It runs Lollipop well, has a nice looking screen (and aspect ratio…
  • Nice tablet with nice design…
  • It has pretty good resolutions and the size is best for reading…
  • Various scene templates there; takes good pictures with a pretty quick focus…
    Thomas88 (Amazon) - December 2014
  • The layout and menu is pretty basic and close up shots is AWFUL, focus is not good at all…

Customers Report Great Product Quality

Five people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Six customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen.

Users Report That it is Robust

Three customers who bought it concluded that it was well made.

Customers Report Good Technical Features

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it had good features.

  • Easy function! We bought this camera to take with us on a trip overseas to visit the grandchildren and couldn't be happier! Unlike our old camera, this piece takes clear and crisp images both by day and night! It has a lot of features that we're still learning how to use! We especially liked that the camera can get gorgeous pictures of the kids even as they go swinging on the swings…
  • Nothing else has these features at this price point…
  • Simple features and easy to use…

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Nine customers who bought this digital camera considered that it had a good zoom.

  • Canon seems to have produced another product which is likely to be well liked by those that are in the market for a large zoom, bridge camera style compact camera…
  • Considering the price and its super zoom capability it could be the right choice for people looking for a camera that produces detailed images in day…
    Pcquest.com April 2015
  • It takes great pictures and has good zoom capabilities…
  • Zoom is not the best…
  • Make very good pictures, perfect quality and the zoom is excellent…
    Lilia (Amazon) - July 2016
  • The zoom is amazing…
  • Brilliant camera, zoom is great…
  • Also the extending lens when fully out leans to the left so it will not line up with the subject of the picture without moving the camera to one side…
  • Various scene templates there; takes good pictures with a pretty quick focus…
    Thomas88 (Amazon) - December 2014
  • Zoom is terrific…

Customers Report Good Battery Life

Five people who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it had a good battery life.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Two customers concluded that it was good for video recording.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

Whilst the product is cheaper than 75% of digital cameras, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £189.97 it does not seem like great value for money overall.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS and the United Kingdom price of £189.97 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $140.00 (£193.03).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Canon released the PowerShot SX400 IS in December 2015.

Features

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS of 16MP is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 60% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The PowerShot SX400 IS's optical zoom of 30x is in the biggest 12% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The PowerShot SX400 IS has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 160 x 120 pixels and the best is 3840 x 3840 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the PowerShot SX400 IS of 3.4 is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 91% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Lower Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The ISO sensitivities (max) of digital cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the PowerShot SX400 IS of only 1,600 is very low compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 97% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot SX400 IS has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The PowerShot SX400 IS has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The PowerShot SX400 IS's weight of 313g is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 35% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 190 Battery Life

The PowerShot SX400 IS is a digital camera that takes 190 shots battery life.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other cameras, the PowerShot SX400 IS does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Average Digital Zoom

The PowerShot SX400 IS's digital zoom of 4x is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 88% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the PowerShot SX400 IS of only 5.8 is smaller than 92% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The display resolution of the PowerShot SX400 IS of only 230,000 pixels is lower than 89% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 620,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the PowerShot SX400 IS of only 24mm is shorter than 84% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The PowerShot SX400 IS has a carrying case. 88% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS supports a maximum still image resolution of 4608 x 2592. That's over four times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. In addition, this camera supports a still image resolution of 3264 x 1832, 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), 1920 x 1080 plus 1 more value. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Slower Than Average Flash Recharging Time

The PowerShot SX400 IS's flash recharging time of 10s is slower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is slower than 90% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The flash recharging times of cameras range from 1s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.6s.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The PowerShot SX400 IS's image sensor size of 0.435" is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 74% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 35% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

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