Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS / IXUS 300 HS / IXY 30S
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The Canon PowerShot SD4000IS was returned.
Maria A. Pereira, Amazon
20 August 2011
Summary: The Canon PowerShot SD4000IS we received was defective. To work correctly, all the lens elements must be coated with non-reflective coating. The lens elements in the camera that was sent us reflected light, giving photos a lack of contrast and a washed-out look. We compared photos from the camera that was sent us with two other cameras we have here. One of those cameras cost only $68. The photos from the PowerShot SD4000IS we received had much worse lens flare.
Summary: Recently purchased SD4000IS, memory card went in very snugly when inserted, and wouldn't pop out for removal as it's supposed to. Amazon very quickly processed exchange for both camera and memory card. Got brand new camera and card and have the exact same problem, memory card does not pop up. I tried a different brand card, same result. Had other tech & camera savvy people try it, same result. Has anyone else experienced this?
Canon PowerShot SD4000IS 10 MP CMOS Digital Camera
2 May 2011
Summary: This is my 3rd (and last) Canon camera. My husband and I wanted to upgrade our camera because we were going on our first cruise and wanted the very best pictures possible. This camera is almost impossible to get a focused picture. About half our pictures are out in focus. Even after reading the directions and understanding that for the best focused pictures, press the shutter button half way down (lightly)until the camera beeps that it is focused.
Summary: I researched cameras for 6 months and was so excited to purchase the Canon SD4000IS after great experience with 2 other older Canon models. I'm very disapointed. All my indoor pics are very soft and blury. The ones taken outside are better but not crisp like they should be. I've spoken with tech. support several times and they just keep having me re-set the camera. It doesn't help. I'm putting this aside and going back to my older Canon.
Summary: Picture is poor on any setting, soft washed out, out of focus. Color rendition is acceptable. I tried a lot of settings to correct it. To bad it took me so long. I shuld have returned it in due time. Now I am stuck with junk. Canon should have recalled it. I suppose it still not late. Do not buy this camera.
Very poor image quality! Photos blurry about 75% of the time!
Liz F, Amazon
9 January 2011
Summary: I'm your average casual photographer - I basically like to take pictures for friend's bdays, holidays, vacations, or other major events. I don't need all the bells and whistles, just a good camera with fast speed, great image quality, portability, and ease of use. I previously had the Canon PS SD990IS Elph and LOVED it. Unfortunately, it got left outside in the elements and was ruined.
Summary: I bought this camera for a Christmas gift. Within a few hours the lens froze and was stuck and had an error message. I should have listened to the negative feedback. There is a serious design flaw in the lens. Please stay away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It really is that bad.
Summary: We lost our new Lumix camera on a trip so decided to replace it with something a bit more compact. After a lot of research we went with the SD-4000IS. Nice package, nice features with great pictures for the size of the unit. However, after about 45 days the lens is now stuck out and the unit is giving me an error message on the screen "Lens error, unit will restart".
Summary: I had a couple of older model Canon Elph's, and wanted to upgrade thinking new had to be better. This camera just did not live up to expectations, or what was promised by Canon. First and foremost, I got a lot of odd looking colors in my shots. Some looked fine, but others looked "cartoonish". I was using the complete auto mode, so it's not like I had the wrong settings picked.
Summary: The main reason I got this camera was for the 720p HD video and stereo-in-front-of-camera microphones. I believe this is the only Canon compact camera with the mics in front, instead of one the top of the camera. Maybe I got a lemon but every video I recorded kept going in and out of focus. I've tried on non-moving subjects in all light conditions. I even lowered the video resolution and still got blurry video.