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Canon PowerShot SX400 is Digital Camera

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Easy to use
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Reviews

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 107 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 85%. 42 reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 83% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Canon Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 34,085 expert and user reviews (including 1,378 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Expert Reviews Are Average

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


Design

Easy to Use

Twenty customers who bought it considered that it was easy to use. Expert review site Techguide.com.au mentioned “If you're after more manual control you better look elsewhere”. Techguide.com.au also wrote “The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS is a handy camera that produces great results and that's really easy to use” in their review. Greatful Parent wrote three years ago “So far she LOVES it! She says it is easy to use and understand” in their review of this digital camera.

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera three years ago “It does make for a comfortable shooting experience”. Doug wrote on Walmart.com “Only reservation is that when zoomed in all the way it is very hard to hold steady for the picture” and rated it 4 stars out of 5.

One person considered that it was easy to setup. Nuncia wrote “It's a wonderful camera with a great zoom, easy to set up” in their review of this digital camera.

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Robust

One person wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Mr. J. A. Goodchild said on Amazon “Nicely engineered to be comfortable in the hand” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. Trina mentioned on Walmart.com “This one does not have a flip LCD also, which will allow it to be easily scratched” however despite that she gave it a score of 40 out of 100.

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Great Design

Nine customers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Charger mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS “The layout and menu is pretty basic and close up shots is AWFUL, focus is not good at all”. Lori wrote two years ago “Beautiful clear shots easy to use zoom it's the best point”. Thomas88 wrote on Amazon “Various scene templates there; takes good pictures with a pretty quick focus” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

Three people reckoned that it was well designed. Pcquest.com wrote “Great design” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “Its 16-megapixel CCD image sensor captures photos with quite a bit of noise and its no-frills design lacks modern features like Wi-Fi” in their review of this digital camera. Denise said on Bhphotovideo.com “Excellent design and takes awesome pictures.” in her review of this digital camera yet she rated it 60 out of 100.

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Decent Image Quality

Twelve people who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Pcquest.com scored it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Decent image quality”. Digitalcamerareview.com said three years ago “While the image quality is good, smartphone output will likely pass it soon; if it hasn't already (we still have yet to test out the iPhone 6 models or Galaxy Note 4” in their review of this digital camera however they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Megs Photography mentioned “I blog on tumblr so it is very good for taking quality photos i can post” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Good in Low Light

Fourty-six people who purchased it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Expert review site Techguide.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera “If you're looking for a camera that takes better pictures than your smartphone”. Joaquim O. Duarté wrote “I recently purchased this camera from the used department at B & H photo and absolutely love this camera” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Joaquim O Duarté wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “I recently purchased A refurbished Canon Powershot Sx400 IS front B& H photo and love not this camera.”.

One customer who purchased the product concluded that it had a good picture resolution. One customer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good in low light. Walmart.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Good in Low Light” yet they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

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Good Flash

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good flash. New Home Sales mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “The flash use is simple, manually pull it up if you want it”.

Long Zoom

Twenty-six owners wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS had a good zoom. Pcquest.com said “Long zoom” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 70 out of 100. Pcquest.com also wrote “30x optische zoom, optische beeldstabilisatie, goede prijskwaliteit” in their review. Pcquest.com also wrote “30x optical stabilised zoom” in their review.

Four people wrote in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Pcquest.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Close focus macro down to 0cm”. Walmart.com mentioned “Fastaccurate auto-focus” in their review of this digital camera.

Three people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image stabiliser. Two years ago Pcquest.com wrote “Good image stabilisation” and rated the product 70 out of 100.

Two owners who bought the product agreed that it had a good lens. Amazon Customer mentioned 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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Three people reckoned that it did not have a good viewfinder. Tut said “Well no viewfinder and I hate using the screen to get shots” in their review of this digital camera. Trina said in her Canon PowerShot SX400 IS review on Walmart.com “The first negative is no view finder”.

One owner considered that it did not have a good screen. Pcquest.com mentioned “Stevige ruisonderdrukking, alleen volautomatische stand, lage resolutie display” in their review of this digital camera yet they rated the product 4 stars out of 5.

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720p Video

Six owners who reviewed the product considered that it was not good for video recording. Pcquest.com mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS “No Hybrid auto or slomo video modes”. Pcquest.com also wrote “No 1080p full HD video” in their review. Pcquest.com also wrote “HD video limited to 720p” in their review.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The PowerShot SX400 IS supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the PowerShot SX400 IS is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) is in fact the worst video resolution amongst all cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the best video resolution is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had email functionality. Hr Puff 'n Stuff wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “Also like the overall look and feel, as well as the ability to set image size down to.2MB which is better suited for emailing and uploading”.


Audio

Noisy Images

One owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was noisy. Two years ago Pcquest.com said “Noisy images” in their review of this digital camera.

Features Voice Recording

The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS features voice recording. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was noisy. Two years ago Pcquest.com said “Noisy images” in their review of this digital camera.


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 digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS ($190.00) which has better reviews.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS ($190.00), and the Nikon Coolpix P530 ($240.00) which has better reviews is 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 most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. Most comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 2560 x 1920 still image resolution(s). 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. Similar spec cameras that have been available for more than a year still image resolution(s) range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Features

Good Technical Features

Three customers reckoned that this digital camera had good features. Meme said on Walmart.com two years ago “Simple features and easy to use”.


Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The PowerShot SX400 IS supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Light Exposure

Supports Six ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the PowerShot SX400 IS is more than most cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and Auto are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Three people thought the product had a good battery life. Handymancam wrote “My main gripe is the battery life which leaves something to be desired” in their review of this digital camera.


Weight & Dimensions

DSLR Style Body

Thirteen owners reckoned that it was compact. Expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “That makes it far from pocketable, like many compact point-and-shoots.”. Techradar.com wrote on Techradar “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” in their review of this digital camera. Techradar.com also mentioned “Canon's replacement for the SX170 ditches the superzoom compact styling and goes for an out” in their review.

Two customers mentioned that it was a good body shape. Pcquest.com said two years ago “DSLR style body” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 4 stars out of 5. Walmart.com said in the same month “Nice Body Color” but even so they gave this digital camera a rating of 60 out of 100.

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it was lightweight. Pcquest.com wrote “Compact, lightweight”.

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Average Weight

The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS has a relatively typical weight (313 grams) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Price

Price Has Gone Down by $92.99 (37%)

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Support

Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Two customers mentioned that this digital camera did not have good technical guidance. Walmart.com gave this digital camera a rating of 60 out of 100 and wrote “No Hard Manual Only Dl” in their review of this digital camera. Hillman mentioned “No user manual came with it just a few basic instructions” and gave the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS a score of 60 out of 100.


Battery

Only 190 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS is a camera that takes 190 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than a year take between 190 and 749 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Display

Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of cameras of this spec and age range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 730,000 pixels. The PowerShot SX400 IS has a very low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P530 ($240.00), and the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS ($190.00) is also worth considering.

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Lens System

Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of digital cameras of this type and age is 12, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 3 to 38. At only 5.8, the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX400 IS has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS ($190.00) (42x) which is also 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 relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P530 ($240.00), or the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS ($190.00).

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Flash

Very Slow Flash Recharging Time

Medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera have flash recharging times of between 4s and 10s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.8s. With a flash recharging time of 10 seconds, the PowerShot SX400 IS's flash recharging time is one of the slowest amongst medium megapixel digital cameras that were released one year ago.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when this medium megapixel camera was released.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 9545b002, canon sx400is
Barcodes 00013803244250, 00013803244274, 00138032442502, 00138032442748, 00616639727104, 00845251080247, 00845251080261, 04549292016390, 04549292016444, 05054230900673

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