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.
This camera is a piece of junk. There is a Focus Lock though
jman "jman", Amazon
11 February 2011
Summary: This camera is complete garbage, i thought i was "Upgrading" from my 780is, but once i got this camera i realized i made a mistake. I got this for a Christmas gift, and since 30 days have came and gone, it's too late to return it. Amazon's return policy should be 90 days for christmas items like most major retailers. The camera simply cannot focus. Video is completely useless and blurry and leaves you rubbing your eyes.
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: 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: Two weeks before the S4000 came out, I had purchased the SD1200. I waited for the SD4000 and planned to return the SD1200. How did it compare? First the pros: - SD4000 is extremely sharp at wide-angle from center to edge (much better than SD1200 and SD850) - ISO400 and 800 are indeed very usable (great improvement over SD1200 and other compacts) - nice screen Now the cons: - when zooming in to 3.8x, the picture quality was extremely soft. Or in plain english: not sharp.