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: First, when I was going through so many camera options with the salesman, it came down to two, and this Canon ended up being the chosen one. As the options being in silver, black and "Ferrari" red as the man put it, I went with red. I do believe, this is the camera version of the flashy car. Cons: It's a bit loud. To erase photos takes multiple clicks and gets rather annoying. I'm not convinced the battery life is quite the best.
Summary: Compared to the previous Canon's I've owned (SD110 and SD600), the SD4000IS is one fine piece of machinery. The picture quality is amazing. The auto mode will take care of all shooting situations you ever need, just point and shoot. It takes wide-screen pictures and the night pictures are really clear and crisp - no blurry images. Also has fun features such as miniature shots and slow motion video capture, to name a few.
Excerpt: This camera is a deception in day light....images are soft especially on 2.0 aperture. Colours are good but details are not good at all....no issue for a 10 x 15 cm print but as soon as you increase size of picture, then you just see that picture is not crispy (is it something which is due to sensor type or subject to eventual futur update?) When dark is coming, then the camera starts to give much better results.
Summary: Bought this before a trip to Hawaii after my s400 elph finally died. I've always had good luck with Canon's so I'm a little biased. That being said, I did a lot of research into other brands before settling on the sd4000. I have a dslr for serious work, but ultimately bought the sd4000 for convenience, something to throw in a pocket, easy enough to for family to quick take shots on auto, and quality to hopefully rival my old s400.
Summary: Just received the camera four hours ago. (June 4, 2010) This silver camera is built beautifully and looks awesome. The shiny metallic hue of the body makes it look way much better than the pictures shown on both the Amazon and the Canon's websites. Regular photos just can't catch the beauty of this baby. The lines and curves of the body and the overall shape are just a piece of art. It weighs a little heavy. But it feels solid.