Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS / IXUS 300 HS / IXY 30S
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7 January 2013
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: All and all I love the camera. It takes decent HD pictures and videos. I've only had it for 3 months. I am still trying to fully learn this thing. One flaw that's very evident right now is the zooming capability when you take videos. As you zoom in, the zooming sound is quite annoying. When you make a YouTube video you can hear it crystal clear. And moving subjects tend to blur when you make videos.
Summary: I've had this camera for a year now, and I've brought it to around 7+ trips already, overall, it has served me well, especially in low light situations where other point and shoots would have trouble shooting in. There are definitely other better low light performers like the S95 which is about $100 more but offers manual controls / a larger sensor / etc. But for a simple point and shoot, this does really well and is not that pricey as well.
Summary: First of all, this camera is great. The video is superb and usability is very good. Some of the controls can take longer than I would like to set up. I just wish I could save a couple of macros. On the Video, it is incredible quality from a point and shoot. I had an Canon SD 780IS, which I dropped and broke. This camera replaced it and the video is even better than that camera.
Summary: A very easy and functional camera. Nothing really fancy but takes nice pictures of good quality and a very nice digital display that makes taking pictures in all light levels very easy. I would recommend it for someone who just needs a pretty basic camera for a modest price.
Summary: The Canon SD 4000 IS has been on my "watch list" since its announcement a couple of months ago. I have purchased many Canon compacts over the years, and have often been supremely happy with them. My Canon PowerShot S80, for example, which I purchased back in 2005, was one of my favorites Canon ever made, and I used it far into the next cycles of camera production.
Sd4000IS- Great camera, tested for blur, no issues.
2 February 2011
Summary: I purchased this camera as the best option (for me) among the ~300.00 P & S cameras. The most important factors for me- 1) Low light. The reviews all over the internet that rated this camera unusually good for low light pics were correct. You can take pics indoors without flash- they look great, much more natural than with flash. It is a major plus and none of the other cameras in this range were capable.
Summary: This is a nice compact camera. I was gonna get s90, but decided to get sd4000 instead because of the 720p video capability. I don't regret the decision because sd4000 really takes great pics. indoor pics of the kids are bight and clear. there are only two knocks against it: 1. not a lot of buttons, so you have to go thru on screen menu to perform tasks such as change shooting modes and even deleting pictures. 2.
Summary: I am a Canon fan. I have the Rebel xS, xTi, S90, SX210IS and this one. Why so many? I dunno. Whenever Amazon offers a Canon or a Canon-cool lens as a Gold Box deal, I bite. (Nikon should provide such great deals, too!) I like variety and among the three compacts I have, they all offer their uniquenesses. The SD4000 is the smallest of the three compacts I have. Its dimensions are ideal for a long, narrow pocket.