Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot S400 / IXUS 400 / IXY 400
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Canon s400 Digital Camera
25 July 2014
Excerpt: I purchased this camera several years ago, and I must say even with the newer models that ahve come out I think it is still one of the best. The camera by canon always takes fantastic pictures and rarely takes a picture I feel like I need to delete.
Horribly out of date, yet still used as a main camera!
20 October 2013
Summary: Obviously a very old compact. However, this camera is beautifully made and has an excellent lens as well as a larger than normal sensor. The pics are fantastic. Being only 4mp will put some off who think their pics will one day be blown up to house-wall size. The camera feel substantial, almost like expensive jewellery. Their were endless problems within the design which means that many have been thrown away.
Replacement for a broken camera; have custom dive case for it.
13 July 2013
Summary: I bought the S400 because I had one (actually 2) that broke and I have the custom underwater enclosure for it. There are clearly better digital cameras available, but now I can record scuba experiences again without investing hundreds of dollars in a new enclosure.
Summary: I like this camera because it takes fine pictures and does what I expect in a job situation.I need this camera to make accurate time/date stamped pictures required for the type work I repairing houses. I like it because it is small compact and reasonably easy to use.It was also cost effective for a job site where tools are always around.
Summary: i own a CANON and have not been disappointed with my photos. I purchased this product for my son and new daughter to have for their new live together. Looking forward to many great photos to come.
Summary: July 13, 2006: I used this camera happily for 2 years before getting the memory card error. Here are some more details about how to remove the internal battery: You must remove NINE screws in order to get to it. Four screws by the loop (then the plate comes off, remember which side is up); One screw by the front of the tripod hole, plus the Two screws next to it along the front of the camera; and the Two screws on the side by the A/V Out rubber cover.
Summary: I was finally able to fix the memory card error I was getting on my Canon S400. After almost throwing the camera away, I did a last search online and found a way to fix it that worked for a lot of people. What you need to do is open the camera and remove the camera's internal battery and insert it again.
Memory Card Error...PLEASE look for a different camera!!!! This is NOT worth your money!!!
Claire P.G., Amazon
15 September 2005
Summary: I received this camera for Christmas back in 2003, shortly after it came out. I loved it, great size, great pictures, overall good camera......UNTIL a week ago. I to received the dreaded "memory card error" message that many, many other Canon Camera owners have received. And alas, there is nothing I can do but sit my newly broken camera on the shelf and cry away the $300.00 dollars I wasted on this 'so called' high end camera.
Summary: I spent dozens of hours researching before buying the S400. I wanted something small and reasonably priced, 4 megapixels, and with excellent image quality. I got those in my S400 -- for 14 months. The warranty expires after one year, but at the 14 month mark my camera began showing the message "Memory Card Error," no matter what card I put in it. I couldn't take pictures, nor could I use the camera to upload the pics already on the card onto my computer.