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Canon PowerShot SX400 IS
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Canon PowerShot SX400 is Digital Camera

16MP 30x CCD Dec 2015
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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21 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

PowerShot SX400 IS owners on average rated this digital camera 84%.

Good Product Quality

A few Canon PowerShot SX400 IS owners reckoned that the product was good quality. Charger mentioned “I might as well stuck with the compact the quality of images is much the same” in their Canon PowerShot SX400 IS review. Handymancam mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS “My friends are all impressed with the quality of the shots that I've made” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Lilia wrote “Make very good pictures, perfect quality and the zoom is excellent”.

Good Quality Pictures

A few customers who reviewed the product thought it was able to produce good images. Two years ago Amazon Customer said on Amazon “A 16 mega pixel camera should give better pictures than my old Fuji film 3 mega pixel”. Busy Mum mentioned on Amazon “A very cute camera which takes some great pics”. Charger mentioned on Amazon “For a day to day camera takes nice basic images” in their Canon PowerShot SX400 IS review.

Two people thought it had a good picture resolution. Pcquest.com mentioned “Slow 0.8fps continuous shooting” in their review.

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Easy to Use

A few Canon PowerShot SX400 IS owners who purchased this digital camera considered that it was easy to use. Last year Charger mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I was replacing a much better bridge camera and did not want to use my small compact”. Two years ago Chris Steven said “Very pleased with this easy to use camera which produces great photos”. Lilladybird gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars and wrote “Was worth it x lovely little camera easy to use x a worthy xmas prezzie for my disabled husband he will love it x” in their review.

Several customers who bought it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Digitalcamerareview.com said “It does make for a comfortable shooting experience” in their review of this digital camera yet they rated the product 60 out of 100.

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Good Size

A few Canon PowerShot SX400 IS owners who purchased the product concluded that it was compact. In January last year Charger said “It is OK for the price, compact would do the job” in their review of this digital camera. Charger also wrote “Did not want to use my small compact and was on a budget, I was going to go for a slightly more expensive camera”. Charger also wrote “A £50 compact would do the same job as this”.

Several Canon PowerShot SX400 IS owners who bought it wrote that it was lightweight. Amazon Customer wrote in their review “Was surprised how small and lightweight it was, can't wait to use it on my holidays” . Pcquest.com mentioned “DSLR style body, lightweight”. Pcquest.com also wrote “Compact, lightweight”.

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Good Quality Lens

Several customers who reviewed it thought it had a good zoom. Cracklin Rosie gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Zoom is terrific” in their review. Isobel Brook mentioned in her Canon PowerShot SX400 IS review “The zoom is amazing”. Lorna Allen mentioned in her review “Shoot camera - Good clear pics and nice zoom” and gave the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS a score of 80 out of 100.

A number of people who purchased it agreed that it had a good lens. Two years ago Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “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”. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site PC Mag “The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS ($249.99) packs a long 30x zoom lens into a compact body.” yet they rated it 60 out of 100. Expert website Techguide.com.au gave the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS is a fairly compact camera with 30x optical zoom lens that's capable”.

Some Canon PowerShot SX400 IS owners who bought this digital camera agreed that it had a good autofocus. One customer who reviewed it thought it had a good image stabiliser. Pcquest.com mentioned “Good image stabilisation” .

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Nice Design

Several Canon PowerShot SX400 IS reviewers said that the product was good looking. Charger wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The layout and menu is pretty basic and close up shots is AWFUL, focus is not good at all”. Thomas88 mentioned in their Canon PowerShot SX400 IS review “Various scene templates there; takes good pictures with a pretty quick focus” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Techradar.com mentioned in their review “Canon's replacement for the SX170 ditches the superzoom compact styling and goes for an out”.

Some Canon PowerShot SX400 IS reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was a good design.

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Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

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

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Good Support

One Canon PowerShot SX400 IS owner who reviewed it considered that it had good technical guidance. Techguide.com.au said “If you're after more manual control you better look elsewhere”.

Good Technical Features

One customer who bought the product concluded that it had good features. Pcmag.com wrote in their review on PC Mag “Its no-frills design lacks modern features like Wi-Fi” although they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Robust

One Canon PowerShot SX400 IS owner considered that it was well made. Mr. J. A. Goodchild mentioned last year “Nicely engineered to be comfortable in the hand” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Good Battery Life

A number of Canon PowerShot SX400 IS reviewers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good battery life. Handymancam wrote “My main gripe is the battery life which leaves something to be desired”. Pcquest.com said “Decent Battery life” and rated it 4 stars.

Good Connectivity

One Canon PowerShot SX400 IS owner who purchased it reckoned that it was wifi compatible.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras that are a comparable age to 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Medion Life X44022[plb_2800991_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

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

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at including the Medion Life X44022[plb_2800991_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot SX400 IS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX400 IS also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Light

The PowerShot SX400 IS is quite light (only 313 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX400 IS the weights range from 300g to 770g, and the average weight is 510g.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS has a greater number of white balance modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on similar spec cameras that were released more than a year ago. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camera.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports a H.264|MOV|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is typical of many cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Supports Six ISO Sensitivitys

The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this age and type. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and Auto are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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20 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Based on nine expert reviews from sites including Camera Labs, PC Mag, Chip.de and digitalcamerareview.com this Canon digital camera has an average expert rating of 69%.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person concluded that the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS was not noisy.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The PowerShot SX400 IS does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS does not support wi-Fi, unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX400 IS.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX400 IS, the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS is not 3D.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than a year ago, the PowerShot SX400 IS does not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot SX400 IS do not have a GPS (satellite). The PowerShot SX400 IS is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year are also not waterproof.

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Very Low Megapixel

The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS has a fairly low megapixel (only 16 megapixels) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX400 IS. Cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX400 IS have megapixels of between 16MP and 21MP, and the average megapixel is 18MP.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth looking at include the Medion Life X44022[plb_2800991_price] (20MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

The PowerShot SX400 IS has a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this age and spec. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)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. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX400 IS is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot SX400 IS. The flash modess "Flash on", "Forced off" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only 190 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most cameras of this age and spec take between 150 and 589 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the PowerShot SX400 IS which takes 190 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The PowerShot SX400 IS has a greater number of camera file systems than most bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX400 IS. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max)s of digital cameras of this type and age range from 1,600 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 11,000. The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 1,600) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the cameras of this type and age the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of digital cameras of this spec and age is 5.5, the smallest is 6.6, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.3. With a maximum aperture number of only 5.8, the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS has a quite big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX400 IS.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS has a fairly few total megapixels (only 16.6 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot SX400 IS. The average total megapixels of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX400 IS is 18MP.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 30 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot SX400 IS the optical zooms range from 8.3x to 83x.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Medion Life X44022[plb_2800991_price] (35x) which is also higher rated.

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Only One Number of Batteries Supported

The PowerShot SX400 IS is a one number of batteries supported camera. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX400 IS have between one and three number of batteries supporteds.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The PowerShot SX400 IS has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 720 millimeters) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this spec and age is 1,100mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Canon released the PowerShot SX400 IS.

Average Display Diagonal

The PowerShot SX400 IS has a fairly standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot SX400 IS.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Medion Life X44022[plb_2800991_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Medion Life X44022[plb_2800991_price] (SD|SDHC) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX400 IS has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot SX400 IS.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Medion Life X44022[plb_2800991_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
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)
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
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Expert Reviews

(12)
7 April 2015

The SX400 IS lacks in video resolution, Wi-Fi, and has only auto mode but considering the price and its super zoom capability it could be the right choice for people looking for a camera that...

30x optical zoom, decent image quality
DSLR style body, lightweight
Great Zoom
Decent Battery life
Good image stabilisation
Has only auto mode, lacks at WiFi and connectivity features, only HD videos can be shot
Bulky design
No touchscreen
Mode dial absent
No Creative Shot mode
15 November 2014

The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS is a handy camera that produces great results and that's really easy to use.If offers enough versatility without being too confusing but if you're after more manual...

14 November 2014

Before I pass on my judgement on whether to buy this camera or not, here's a little thing I'd like to talk about. For starters, the PowerShot SX400 camera is not impeccable at all, especially when...

10 November 2014

The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS is a compact bridge super-zoom with a 30x optical range, 16 Megapixel CCD sensor and a 3 inch fixed LCD screen. It's a new model that sits below the SX520 HS in... Read more…

8 October 2014

The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS is a no-frills camera with a 30x lens, but there are better cameras out there for the same price...

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User Reviews

(73)
Reviewed 29 January 2015 by Tracy

The camera itself is okay with the quality of picture it takes, but it's equivalent to a much, much cheaper camera. Beware, it does not come with a memory card (not even a starter one) nor does it... Read more…

Reviewed 11 July 2015 by Trina

I bought this camera on the spur of the moment when mine died just before going on vacation. The small size was appealing since mine was quite a bit larger and this one had similar features I was... Read more…

Reviewed 7 April 2015 by LChevallier
LChevallier would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

I was needing a camera because my other one broke. I loved the look of this camera and the price, so I decided to get it. I was not disappointed. It has taken some great great pictures. I love it... Read more…

Reviewed 7 August 2015 by Doug
Doug would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Takes Great pictures. Only reservation is that when zoomed in all the way it is very hard to hold steady for the picture...

Reviewed 12 July 2015 by ZonaGal50
ZonaGal50 would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

This is my fourth Canon Powershot camera. I like that they're small enough to take everywhere, but do plenty of special effects as well. In the past versions, there was a knob on the top of the... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 9545b002, canon 9545b002a, canon 9545b002aa
Barcodes 00013803244250, 00013803244274, 00138032442502, 00138032442748, 00616639727104, 00845251080247, 00845251080261, 04549292016390, 04549292016444, 05054230900673

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