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Canon PowerShot A4000 IS
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Canon PowerShot A4000 is Digital Camera

16.1MP 8x CCD Mar 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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First Impressions_ Canon PowerShot A4000 IS
canon PowerShot A4000 IS
PowerShot A4000 IS

17 Reasons For

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

On average Canon compact camera digital cameras have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all cameras built by Canon.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of this spec and age. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Coolpix L120 ($299.50), or the Coolpix L320 ($179.99) both from Nikon which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 ($249.00), the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), or the Canon PowerShot N100 ($349.99) which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this Canon camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-W800 ($88.00) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot A4000 IS, the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS supports video recording.

Other digital cameras which support video recording currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the Samsung WB800F, or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the PowerShot A4000 IS has an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40, or the GE A1455.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot A4000 IS has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot A4000 IS also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), and the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 4,096 megabytes, the PowerShot A4000 IS has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot A4000 IS. Digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot A4000 IS have internal memory of between 8MB and 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 350MB.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the PowerShot A4000 IS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Canon camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras of this spec and age. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The photo effect "Vivid" is also found on this camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS has a greater number of audio formats than most similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this Canon digital camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this camera.

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Fairly High Lens Magnification Ratio

The lens magnification ratios of digital cameras of this age and type range from 0.5x to 20x, and the average lens magnification ratio is 6.2x. The PowerShot A4000 IS has a fairly high lens magnification ratio (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Supports Five ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the PowerShot A4000 IS is more than most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Canon digital camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600 are also supported by this digital camera.

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4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS has a 4608 x 2592 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras that are a similar age to it. Most cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Canon camera have a still image resolution of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448. The worst still image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot A4000 IS is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS is more than most cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot A4000 IS. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot A4000 IS do not support Full HD video. The PowerShot A4000 IS is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, or the Olympus Stylus SH-50 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot A4000 IS, the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS does not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The PowerShot A4000 IS is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot A4000 IS are also not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P7700 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The PowerShot A4000 IS does not have a GPS, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot A4000 IS also do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of this spec and age are not waterproof. The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the PowerShot A4000 IS is more than most cameras of this type and age. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of this age and spec. The flash modes "Flash off" and "Flash on" are also featured on this camera.

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Only 175 Shots Per Battery Charge

The PowerShot A4000 IS is a digital camera that takes 175 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot A4000 IS take between 30 and 889 shots per battery charge.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

Compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot A4000 IS have JPEG frame rates of between 15fps and 240fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 32fps. The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS has one of the lower JPEG frame rates (only 25 frames per second) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only Has One Shooting Mode

The number of shooting modes found on the PowerShot A4000 IS is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot A4000 IS.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of only 1,600, the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS has a quite low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot A4000 IS. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot A4000 IS the maximum ISO speeds range from 3 to 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The PowerShot A4000 IS has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot A4000 IS.

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Quite Long Flash Recharging Time

At 10 seconds, the PowerShot A4000 IS has a fairly long flash recharging time compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot A4000 IS. The average flash recharging time of similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot A4000 IS is 6s.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this compact camera digital camera was released.

Average Megapixel Count

The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS has a relatively average megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot A4000 IS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 16MP digital cameras and we think the Nikon Coolpix S9300 ($304.00), and the Canon PowerShot A810 ($299.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-H70 ($142.49) (16.1MP), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 ($249.00) (16.1MP), or the Casio EX-ZR300 (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot A4000 IS has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix L120 ($299.50), or the Coolpix S9300 ($304.00) both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the Canon IXUS 500 (4.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

The PowerShot A4000 IS has a fairly typical optical zoom (8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot A4000 IS.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 2.7 inches, the PowerShot A4000 IS has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this camera to all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras and we think the Coolpix S1100 ($318.06), and the Coolpix S5100 both from Nikon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a larger screen size then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-WX10 (2.8"), the Canon PowerShot N ($139.99) (2.8"), or the Fujifilm FinePix X100S (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 130 grams, the PowerShot A4000 IS has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot A4000 IS.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
Network Ready
Other Features
Weight
Interface
Camera Shutter Speed Range

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Product Identifiers

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