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Canon PowerShot SX400 is Digital Camera

£133.09
Bridge Camera 16MP 30x Dec 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Easy to use
Average expert reviews
Does not have a good viewfinder
74 Reviews
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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Nine experts from sites including Camera Labs, PC Mag, Chip.de and techguide.com.au have rated this camera on average 69%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 65 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 85%. Over 77% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 83% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

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


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Reasonably Priced

Seven owners who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS thought it was good value for money. Expert website Pcquest.com wrote in their review of this digital 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”. Two years ago Laserman59 said on expert review site Amazon “Cheap camera with no so good results” but they scored it 3 stars out of 5. Lorna Allen wrote last year “Nice mid range value camera”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Two owners who purchased the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS concluded that it had good features. Meme said on expert website Walmart.com two years ago “Simple features and easy to use” in their review of this digital camera.


Design

Easy to Use

Fourteen people who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Expert website Techguide.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera “If you're after more manual control you better look elsewhere”. Greatful Parent mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “So far she LOVES it! She says it is easy to use and understand”. Zonagal50 wrote “Sometimes a moment has to be captured, this one is always handy and at the ready!” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Two people concluded that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Digitalcamerareview.com said “It does make for a comfortable shooting experience” in their review of this digital camera although they rated the product 60 out of 100. Doug wrote on expert website Walmart.com “Only reservation is that when zoomed in all the way it is very hard to hold steady for the picture” and rated the product 80 out of 100.

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Great Design

Two owners who purchased it agreed that it was well designed. Website Pcquest.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Great design”. Denise said in her review of the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Excellent design and takes awesome pictures.”.

Two people said in their reviews that it was good looking.

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Decent Image Quality

Four customers considered that the product was good quality. Website Pcquest.com rated the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS 70 out of 100 and mentioned “Decent image quality”. Mukesh said on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Nice picture quality Very handy, small & compact” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Tracy wrote on expert website Walmart.com “The camera itself is okay with the quality of picture it takes.” yet he only gave this digital camera a rating of 2 stars out of 5.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

Canon released the PowerShot SX400 IS in December 2015.


Does Not Have a Good Viewfinder

Two people who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS agreed that it did not have a good viewfinder. Website Walmart.com gave the product a score of 3 stars out of 5 and wrote “No Viewfinder” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Pictures

Twenty-four owners wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Megs Photography wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “Its very good for taking simple photos” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month Zonagal50 mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Walmart.com “Otherwise, this takes a great photo” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Suzieq wrote “The photos are clear” in their review of this digital camera.

Long Zoom

Nine owners who bought the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS thought it had a good zoom. Website Pcquest.com wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Long zoom” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Valleycamera mentioned on expert website Walmart.com “The zoom lens was most helpful also”. Three years ago Suzieq wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “It takes great pictures and has good zoom capabilities”.

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good image stabiliser. Website Pcquest.com mentioned “Optical stabilization”.

Two customers who reviewed it said that it had a good lens. Amazon Customer mentioned on expert review site Amazon two years ago “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”.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot SX400 IS has a built-in flash. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of its better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (£164.99).

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS supports video recording. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than a year ago also support video recording.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS supports a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. The best video resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera is 3840 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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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% less video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) is actually the worst video resolution amongst all cameras of this age and spec.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is the best video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Four people mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Expert website Techradar.com wrote three years ago “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”. S mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Nice and compact with a large range of features & options”.

Average Weight

With a weight of 313 grams, the PowerShot SX400 IS has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (£164.99) (42x and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than a year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix P530 (£163.99), or the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (£164.99) which both of have better reviews.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera is 11. At only 5.8, the PowerShot SX400 IS has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the PowerShot SX400 IS has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix P530 (£163.99), or the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (£164.99) which both of have better reviews.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the PowerShot SX400 IS has a very low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera. Medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 230,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot SX400 IS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Nikon Coolpix P530 (£163.99), and the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (£164.99) which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot SX400 IS has a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 424 still image resolution(s) found on most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 2592; 3264 x 1832; 1920 x 1080; 640 x 360, 4608 x 3072; 3264 x 2176; 2048 x 1368; 640 x 424 and 4608 x 3456; 3264 x 2448; 2048 x 1536; 640 x 480 and 3456 x 3456; 2448 x 2448; 1536 x 1536; 480 x 480. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than a year the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

Alternative 16MP cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (£164.99) which has better reviews.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The PowerShot SX400 IS features voice recording, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The PowerShot SX400 IS has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The PowerShot SX400 IS supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras that came out more than a year ago also support PictBridge.

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Battery

Only 190 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The PowerShot SX400 IS is a digital camera that takes 190 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera take between 190 and 749 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Six ISO Sensitivities

The PowerShot SX400 IS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Flash

Very Slow Flash Recharging Time

At 10 seconds, the PowerShot SX400 IS has a very slow flash recharging time compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera. Across all the cameras that were released one year ago the flash recharging times range from 4s to 10s.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Two owners agreed that the product had a good battery life. Handymancam wrote on expert review site Amazon “My main gripe is the battery life which leaves something to be desired”.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon sx400is
Barcodes 00013803244250, 00013803244274, 00138032442502, 00138032442748, 00616639727104, 00845251080247, 00845251080261, 04549292016390, 04549292016444, 05054230900673

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS Review Sources

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