Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS / IXUS 300 HS / IXY 30S
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Great photos in low light and fast
Kevin Berridge, Amazon
23 February 2013
Summary: Bought this camera before a trip to Europe and have loved it. It's performance in low light is outstanding. I hardly ever take a picture with flash when using this camera. It does enhance colors in low light, for example the sky could be very dark but in the photo it may appear bright blue. That might not be what you're looking for, but for me I've always been really happy with the results.
Acceptable camera, but Canon wouldn't honor warranty.
S. Power, Amazon
17 January 2013
Summary: This camera has been a pretty good compact camera, but it recently developed a flaw where it places a dark spot on all of my pictures. I paid to send this camera it to Canon for them to do a warranty repair, and they agreed that it was in warranty, but said that the repair wasn't covered by the warranty. They wanted me to pay $140 to repair the camera.
Summary: Won't add much to the other comments about features. My experience has been surprise at the jewel-like build quality and ease of use. It's worth noting that the f/2.0 really only applies to 28mm wide angle, and quickly zooms to a slower shutter than even my Canon long zoom bridge camera - so the vaunted low light is for full wide angle only. And of course zoom is not a strong suit of this camera. Image quality is excellent.
Summary: I have had two of these die on me with a screen error that Canon later fixed. this was too bad because I really liked the features on this camera. I have an SD1300 which is working great for me now. The older models had a problem with a screen error which Canon wanted $100 to fix at factory.
Summary: The Camera is easy to learn how to use. Picture quality indicates that this camera has an excellent lens. Colors are very vibrant. Picture quality with the flash turned off is impressive. I'm 52 years old and I was able to figure out how to use it without having to do a ton of research. Consumer Reports review of this camera was a major reason that I decided to purchase it. I found this camera to be worth what is being charged for it.
Summary: I bought this camera to replace the Canon SD400 my husband broke during the birth of our first child. I loved the SD400 and never had a bad shot, so I figured the SD4000 must be awesome. I've owned this camera for almost 18 months and absolutely hate it. Especially since we paid $400+ for it. In low light, photos are always blurry. Even in medium light, you need the flash. Flash is way too bright. Even worse, it can take about 2-3 seconds for the picture to take.
Summary: I could have lived with the inadequate base to set the camera on and the slippery-as-a-wet-fish feel, but the modest tele setting is amazingly bad. The pics were fuzzy and looked over-processed. I'd rather deal with some digital noise in post-processing than to have the camera smear the life out of detail. At birthday cake range, the results are faultless, but any tele extension just can't cut it. I base this on photo only; I don't care about video.