Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot S400 / IXUS 400 / IXY 400
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Fix the memory card error
C. Gallo, Amazon
14 December 2005
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 ...
Excerpt: "...camera and is made by canon and lets you use every single button that you would normaly use on the camera. For a small camera it is very well built which i am glad about as it has been dropped a few times by my 2 year old son and still keeps on going. My one real complant about the camera is the lack of a battery life indicator the only time you will know its about to run out is about 5 seconds before it does, but even then the spare batterys ...
Pros: Compact, great pictures, good video at a push
Excerpt: "...stuff RESOLUTION. 4mp gives you the excellent canon image you come to expect and enlarging to A4 only slightly reduced the quality of the print. The lens is of high quality and the 3x OPTICAL zoom is great - ignore digital zoom as it only amplifies what picture is already there!! EASE OF USE The camera was up and running in less than half an hour as the battery is very quick to recharge and hold its charge for at least 50 photos. As soon as ...
Pros: good sized screen easy menu system a real "point and shoot" camera
Cons: more fiddley controls than other ixus small view finder
Excerpt: "...I've tried many brands, but Canon has to be my all time favourite. I had high expectations of this camera when I bought it, and quite frankly I was not disappointed. The unit itself is very stylishly designed and is of a very sturdy and high quality build. It's also quite compact as well. Aside from the aesthetics, this camera packs an awful lot of features in to it, one of my favourite being a "guided" process to create panoramic pictures, and ...