Summary: There's no HDMI jack for hooking up to an HDTV, though. "If you're looking for the latest whizz-bang features that compact cameras have to offer, the A4000 IS is probably not for you," says Donegan at DigitalCameraInfo.com. "If you want a camera that has a respectable lens (8x optical zoom) and sensor (16-megapixel CCD) with the basic features and little else, the A4000 IS is a good option.
Pros: 8x zoom, Good photo, video quality, Very compact, Metal body, not plastic
Cons: Laggy shot-to-shot delays, Can't use optical zoom while shooting video
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.
Excerpt: Canon is revamping its entire entry-level A-series cameras for 2012, introducing six new models priced between $109.99 and $199.99. The entire series delivers a 16-megapixel CCD image sensor, a 28mm (35mm equivalent) wide angle lens, 720p HD video recording, a new for this year Help Button, and Smart AUTO, a function which automatically chooses between 32 different shooting modes to help novice photographers take great pictures no matter the settings.
Conclusion: We wouldn’t recommend this camera to anyone except beginners or buyers who don’t want to learn how to shoot – they just want to do it. And that’s plenty of people. You don’t have to be a electronics junkie anymore to want a capable camera; it’s pretty much just a standard utility everyone has now. Canon continues to fill the market will affordable yet above-average point and shoots, including the PowerShot A4000 IS.
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.
Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS faces some stiff competition from other entry-level cameras. It might be smaller and lighter and offer a larger LCD than its nearest rival, the Nikon Coolpix S6300 , but in terms of key specifications, the Nikon has the Canon beat. With the Coolpix S6300, you get higher resolution movies (1080p vs 720p), a bigger zoom (10x vs 8x), a wider lens (25mm vs 28mm) and a much longer battery life (230 shots vs 175 shots).
Conclusion: You get quite a lot for your money with the Canon Powershot A4000 IS. If you only plan to make small sized prints or share your photos on the Internet you may not see a great deal of difference between the photos taken with this camera and those taken with other models available at around the same price. What you might notice is that the pictures have a touch more clarity. This is likely to become more evident if you make larger prints.