Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot A4000 IS
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20 March 2015
Summary: For a beginner-level camera with a sub-$200 price point, it's not really surprising to see that the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS is a pretty good camera when shooting outdoors in good light and tends to struggle when shooting indoors in low light. Those types of pluses and minuses are pretty common with a beginner-level camera.
Conclusion: For $200 anyone would be happy with the features of the Canon A4000 IS digital camera. It’s compact, built well and does a good job handling low light. HD video and the long, 8x zoom range are helped along significantly with the inclusion of Image Stabilization and the high 16mp sensor will allow large, printable images.
Summary: The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS is a very compact camera that's easy to use, with dedicated help screens for beginners. It features a high resolution and a long zoom but there's more noise in the results than there ought to be, and some light streaking in movies. While very well priced, spending a little more would pay dividends.
Pros: Compact design; Accurate colour reproduction; Inexpensive.
Cons: More noise in some results than there should be; light streaking in movies; No optical zoom in video mode.
Summary: The A4000 IS is the flagship of the A-series, and therefore has the most features and the longest optical zoom at 8x. It also has a 3.0-inch LCD screen and Intelligent IS (optical image stabilization) to help ensure crisp videos and stills at full zoom. The A4000 costs about $20 more than the A3400 IS, which only has a 5x optical zoom. However, the A3400 does include a touch screen viewfinder.
Pros: Nice compact frame with durable metal construction, Comes in five colors, Captures some very nice 16-megpaixel images, Low noise for a Sub $200 point-n-shoot, Records nice 720p HD video, Smart Auto captures great photos, with no fuss over camera settings, 8x optical zoom packs a punch for a camera of this size, Strong built-in flash for its size
Cons: LCD screen shows cooler images than what are captured, No HDMI output, Optical zoom not available while recording movies, No the greatest battery life; we recommend you snag a spare pack
Excerpt: Make no mistake, this is an entry-level point and shoot if you’ve ever seen one. At first glance, though, you might be like me and figure you’re getting a higher-end model – it’s got a cleaner, sturdier look and feel to it than many of the budget pocket cams out there, as well as a 16-megapixel sensor and 8x optical zoom. Really, what’s happening is that there isn’t going to be such a thing as the all-auto, bargain-priced point and shoot much longer.
Pros: Nice, simple control interface, Inner-navigation is incredibly simple, Just enough extra options to keep exploring
Cons: You’re limited with it comes to ISO, Average low light performance at best
Summary: The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS is available in India at an MRP of Rs.11,995. It is one stylish looking camera that is easily pocketable. As mentioned earlier, one can easily mistake this for a high-end compact camera from the brand. Feature wise, it is not loaded with manual or semi manual controls, but rather a range of presets for leisure shooting. The 8x shooting is an extremely neat feature for a camera priced at this amount, in this form factor.
Summary: Canon's flagship A-series compact with 8x optical zoom
Pros: Slim metal body, Simple to use, Good low ISO performance, 8x optical zoom, The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS is easy to get to grips with via its intuitive menu navigation and controls, and a Smart Auto mode that's mostly effective.
Cons: Slow shot-to-shot, Short battery life, No optical zoom for video, Poor in low light, Some rivals go wider/longer, It's a slow-shooter, and the disappointing high ISO performance and so-so image stabilisation mean that it's not a particularly good choice for low light photography.
Summary: Canon does a lot of professional cameras however they also have two ranges, Ixus and PowerShot , suitable for home and pocket use. Here the latest offering, the Canon PowerShot A4000IS , in what used to be the larger of the two small units - the PowerShot , which has shrunk.