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Canon PowerShot SX400 IS
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72

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Canon PowerShot SX400 is

£133.09
A good value for money and fairly highly rated bridge digital camera, good for wildlife photography
Bridge 16MP 30x Yes Dec 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Canon PowerShot SX400 is Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very good reviews, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot SX400 is number 100 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 72?

It has great user reviews but average expert reviews. 83% of buyers recommended this digital camera to others. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report it is fairly priced, good picture quality and it is easy to use.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly big optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Very low ISO sensitivity (max)
Only 190 battery life

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 wildlife photography, ranking number 84 in wildlife photography cameras. However mediocre for sports photography, ranking number 150 in sports photography cameras as well being mediocre for landscape photography, ranking number 108 in landscape photography cameras.
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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

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS size in context

Canon PowerShot SX400 is In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 69 out of 100 based on nine expert reviews from sites including Camera Labs, PC Mag, Chip.de and techguide.com.au.

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Good User Reviews

On average, PowerShot SX400 IS owners rated this digital camera 85%. 42 reviewers (77% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 83% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

11 owners who bought the product concluded that it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

26 customers considered that the product was able to produce good images.

Excellent Brand

Based on 35,686 expert and owner reviews (including 7,145 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically within its digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

13 customers who bought the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS considered that it was easy to use and three customers who reviewed it said that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report Nice Design

Four owners who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was good looking.

  • 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…
  • 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 it is a Good Size

Five owners who purchased the product thought it was compact.

  • 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…
  • Nice picture quality Very handy, small & compact…
  • Was surprised how small and lightweight it was, can't wait to use it on my holidays…
  • A £50 compact would do the same job as this…
  • It is OK for the price, compact would do the job…
  • Nice and compact with a large range of features & options…
    S (Amazon) - October 2015

Users Report Great Product Quality

Three owners who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was good quality.

Customers Report Superior Technical Features

Two owners who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it had good features.

  • Simple features and easy to use…
  • 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…

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Nine customers who bought it agreed that it had a good zoom.


Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is under 2 years old but has average features. However at £133.09 it is cheaper than 81% of cameras.

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Features

Average Megapixels

The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS's sensor megapixels of 16MP is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS's optical zoom of 30x is in the biggest 11% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS of 3.4 is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The PowerShot SX400 IS's ISO sensitivity (max) of only 1,600 is in the lowest 13% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot SX400 IS has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

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The PowerShot SX400 IS has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Average Weight

The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS's weight of 313g is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS has a carrying case, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the PowerShot SX400 IS of 3" is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The PowerShot SX400 IS's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 720mm is fairly long compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the longest 16% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 190 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life, including the PowerShot SX400 IS which takes 190 battery life.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This digital camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|4608 x 3072|4608 x 2592|3456 x 3456|3264 x 2448|3264 x 2176|2448 x 2448|3264 x 1832|2048 x 1536|1536 x 1536|1920 x 1080|640 x 480|640 x 424|480 x 480|640 x 360 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Quite Slow Flash Recharging Time

The average flash recharging time of all digital cameras is 5.5s, with the fastest being 0.0055s and the slowest being 15s. The flash recharging time of the PowerShot SX400 IS of 10s is very slow compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the slowest 4% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the PowerShot SX400 IS of 0.435" is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The PowerShot SX400 IS's digital zoom of 4x is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Age

Released 20 Months Ago

Canon released the PowerShot SX400 IS in December 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 9545b002
Barcodes 00013803244250, 00013803244274, 00138032442502, 00138032442748, 00616639727104, 00845251080247, 00845251080261, 04549292016390, 04549292016444, 05054230900673

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