Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS / IXUS 300 HS / IXY 30S
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Canon Powershot SD400IS
11 May 2012
Summary: I just purchased this camera to replace a Canon SD800IS with was ruined by heavy rain. I received the camera on time and in good condition. When I started using it the lens cover would not close completely. The bottom half of the lens cover would stay partially open and would leave the lens exposed. I purchased the SD4000IS after reading several reviews including the review by DPreview.com. I am disapointed with the camera.
Summary: This camera has been very disappointing. We have always owned Canon cameras and have always been very pleased with their quality. This one gives inconsistent results. Sometimes the photos have been in focus, but many times they have been quite blurry. We've lost some very special moments and we don't want to risk losing any more. Time for a new camera!
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 can not get decent picture quality. I have played with the settings, read the manual, and can not figure out how to set the camera, to get decent pictures. Although I have set it to high quality images, I do not believe they are any better than I got with my old 2mp camera (I get better with my 3.4 mp camera). I did manage to figure out how to turn the flash off. This setting worked. The camera does handle low light better than any I have owned.
Summary: I am pretty disappointed with this camera. It was on the middle to higher end of the price spectrum for point and shoot cameras when I bought it, and more than half of my pictures come out blurry. My requirements when I was searching for a new camera last November (2010) were 1) fast shutter speed, 2) takes good pictures in low light, and 3) good auto settings, as I know nothing about photography.
Summary: We saw that deal for $202 before Xmas and I was excited to tell my friends and 4 of us got the camera at the same time. We all have kids and use the camera daily to capture their different moments. Eventually we all returned our camera even the price is very good. It just can't focus. Most of the time it is like "thinking" how to focus. The optical zoom in video mode is fantastic as it is one of the few camera to offer this function.
Summary: Purchased the SD4000IS for a Christmas gift for my daughter and returned it 3 weeks later. It's a nice camera but video constantly goes in and out of focus. Spoke with Canon tech support but they offered no solution.
Compact beautiful camera marred by bad image & video quality
S. Ramaswamy, Amazon
9 January 2011
Summary: I'm a long time Canon compact camera customer starting from old IXUS and most recently SD880. I bought this camera after lot of research and with high expectation for its promised low-light performance. Boy it fell hard on its promise. Actually the in-door picture quality is worst among all the Canon Powershot/IXUS I owned. Our Christmas party pics came out quite spoiled.
Summary: I've purchased 5 or 6 Canon Elph or powershot cameras over the years. I love the compact size as I always have my camera in my pocket or purse to capture my families most precious moments. Each camera lasted me about 2-3 years. The zoom lens stopped working on one model, the battery stopped charging on another model so I just upgraded to the newest model etc. Overall, I have been very pleased with the features and image quality of these models.
Summary: I am a person that does extensive online research before pulling the trigger on electronics, so the process I undertook to arrive at this camera was no different. After using and being very satisfied with a Canon SD750IS for over 3 years, I decided it was time to get something new which led me to the SD4000IS. I originally purchased it through Amazon at the end of October.