Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot S400 / IXUS 400 / IXY 400
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Horribly out of date, yet still used as a main camera!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.
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 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.
Great camera in a tiny size-even better than higher model
T. Tom, Amazon
7 June 2004
Summary: I like this little digital camera. It does everything a point and shoot digital camera should do and more. For me, a point and shoot camera should be small and light so that it can conveniently go with me everywhere. That's the power of any point and shoot camera actually. It goes with you in your daily life and subsequently you get shots that you could not get with other larger cameras either because it would be too conspicous, or too inconvient to carry with you.
Summary: After extensive research on the web ...I chose to upgrade my Canon S20 to a Canon S400. In someways, this was a step down. Unfortunately, the S400 does not support verticle alignment of it's panoramic "stitch assist" mode as they do on the S40, S45, S50 and other higher priced models. I found this feature on the S20 to be very useful in capturing more image (greater resolution and consistant panning) when stitching photos together to make a panoramic photo.
Summary: I bought this camera last year after my beloved S100 died after two years of faithful service. The S100 was a prime example of how more megapixels does not equal better quality photos. I took some panoramas while skiing in Banff. One I blew up to 11x14 and it's simply breathtaking, always commented on by people who see it in my apartment. And that was with a 2MP camera.
Summary: First I want to say the camera is made very well, the metal finish does not show smudges or finger prints. The size is great, very compact and light. The battery charges fairly quickly and seems to last. The camera is very simple to use. As with most digital cameras you will need to upgrade the 32 Meg. CF card that is included if you want to hold more than 20-40 images before up-loading.
Summary: The Canon Powershot S400 is my second digital camera. The first was a 1.2 MP Olympus that was just way too big to carry around. I chose the Canon based on three factors: Size, Image Quality, and Ease of Use. Size-- Size was my biggest concern. It's so tiny!! :) The camera is about the same size as a deck of playing cards. Nevertheless, the LCD screen is of a usable size and the buttons aren't so tiny that you need to use a fingernail to depress them.
Excerpt: "I've had this Canon Ixus 400 for 3 years and now have a 128 MB card in it meaning I can get a fair few pictures before the memory runs out. Before buying this camera I looked at quite a few compact digitals of similar spec in this price range and ended up opting for this because of its superior design and build quality. The design is one of the best features of the camera. It can withstand even the most hardy of knocks and bumps. Only this week ...