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Canon A4000 IS
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Canon A4000 is Digital Camera

16MP 8x CCD Feb 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Go wide or get 8x closer with a Canon quality 8x optical zoom lens, Intelligent IS and Smart Auto for great photos and HD movies. The compact PowerShot A4000 IS captures every moment with ease. A... More
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14 Reasons For

Canon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Compact cameras produced by Canon have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Canon also has good ratings across its entire range.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. 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.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many 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.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-H400[plb_2169604_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The A4000 IS supports video capability, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the A4000 IS which do not support video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The A4000 IS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the A4000 IS.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Canon A4000 IS has 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 GE A1455[plb_1772760_price].

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of digital cameras of this type and age is 6.9MB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 280MB. When compared to other digital cameras of this spec and age, the internal memory of the Canon A4000 IS of 4,096 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Has Six White Balances

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

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The A4000 IS has a greater number of photo effects than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Canon camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The photo effects "Vivid" is also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly High Magnification

With a magnification of 10 times zoom factor, the A4000 IS has one of the higher magnifications amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago the magnifications range from 0.5x to 20x, and the average magnification is 6.5x.

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4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution(s)

The A4000 IS has a 4608 x 2592 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this age and spec. In addition, this digital camera have a still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448. Across all compact cameras that came out around the same time as the A4000 IS the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of cameras of a similar type and age to the A4000 IS is 0.12s, the longest is 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 14s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of 15 seconds, the A4000 IS has a fairly long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the A4000 IS.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on cameras of this spec and age.

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12 Reasons Against

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 that were launched more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon A4000 IS does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the A4000 IS also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Most compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the A4000 IS are not 3D. The A4000 IS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you want a camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon A4000 IS does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the A4000 IS also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The A4000 IS is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the A4000 IS are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The Canon A4000 IS has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the A4000 IS. The flash modess "Flash off" and "Flash on" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only 175 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The A4000 IS is a digital camera that takes 175 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the A4000 IS take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

At only 25 frames per second, the Canon A4000 IS has a fairly low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the A4000 IS. The lowest motion JPEG frame rate of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 15fps and the highest is 240fps.

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Only Has One Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the A4000 IS is more than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Canon digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the A4000 IS.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 1,600, the A4000 IS has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the A4000 IS. Cameras that have been around for a similar time to the A4000 IS have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 3 and 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,800.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the A4000 IS is more than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the A4000 IS.

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Fairly Long Flash Recharging Time

Similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have flash recharging times of between 0.0005s and 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 6.1s. At 10 seconds, the Canon A4000 IS has a quite long flash recharging time compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the A4000 IS.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon A4000 IS

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Canon camera was released over five years ago.

Average Megapixel

The Canon A4000 IS has a fairly typical megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the A4000 IS.

There are a number of alternative 16MP cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon A810[plb_408150_price].

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price] (16.1MP and higher rated), or the Casio EX-ZR300[plb_1713952_price] (16.1MP and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon A4000 IS has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the A4000 IS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think the SX240 HS[pl_410378_price], and the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon A4000 IS has a relatively standard optical zoom (8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on cameras of a similar age and type to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Display Diagonal

The A4000 IS has a relatively typical display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the A4000 IS.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.7" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5[plb_406570_price].

If you want a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit[plb_1609683_price] (2.8"), the Sony DSC-WX10[plb_595125_price] (2.8"), or the Canon PowerShot N[plb_1478196_price] (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 130 grams, the A4000 IS has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the A4000 IS.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
USB Connector Type
Connection to PC
HDMI
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Network Ready
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Weight
Interface
Camera Shutter Speed
USB 2.0 Connectors

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 6150b001aa, canon zoom4, canon a4000, canon zoom4x, canon a4000i, canon a4000is, canon 6151b001, canon 6149b001, canon 6148b001, canon 6150b001, canon 6152b001
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