Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS / IXUS 300 HS / IXY 30S
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Great photos in low light and fast
Kevin Berridge, Amazon
23 February 2013
Summary: Bought this camera before a trip to Europe and have loved it. It's performance in low light is outstanding. I hardly ever take a picture with flash when using this camera. It does enhance colors in low light, for example the sky could be very dark but in the photo it may appear bright blue. That might not be what you're looking for, but for me I've always been really happy with the results.
In defense of this discontinued "overachiever": Poor man's Sony RX-300.
Samuel Chell, Amazon
9 October 2012
Summary: Despite highly favorable ratings from Consumer Reports, the SD4000 proved to be a more erratic camera than most Canon Elfs. Having used a number of them, I can say that the SD4000 is a solid, even heavy, nicely designed machine that works well as a "role player." Of course, its wide-aperture lens of 2.0 has since been replaced by the Sony RX300's even wider lens.
Summary: I kept this in the normal point and shoot mode, and was unimpressed with it. Switched it over to manual, and that is really where this camera shines. Pretty happy with the results, in such an inexpensive camera.
Summary: We have owned this camera for over a year and it has been the best point and shoot for two reasons -- (1) We DON'T NEED THE FLASH to take good pictures in decent lighting. It's amazing. I am now disgusted at seeing pictures from other cameras in indoor situations where the flash ruins the color or brightness/exposure of the subject you're shooting. Without the flash, the shots of still subjects are in focus and very natural coloring.
Summary: The Camera is easy to learn how to use. Picture quality indicates that this camera has an excellent lens. Colors are very vibrant. Picture quality with the flash turned off is impressive. I'm 52 years old and I was able to figure out how to use it without having to do a ton of research. Consumer Reports review of this camera was a major reason that I decided to purchase it. I found this camera to be worth what is being charged for it.
Summary: I've had this camera for about nine months and I am still in love with it. It takes amazing photos. I have gotten so many compliments on the quality of my photos. It is great even for those who are inexperienced with cameras. I still feel like this is one of the best point and shoots that canon has made.