Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS / IXUS 300 HS / IXY 30S
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2014 -- Still the best point 'n shoot I've ever owned
C. Sullivan, Amazon
18 June 2014
Summary: So about a year ago I broke my cute little PowerShot SD 4000is (purchased in 2010) and "traded up" for the next model, the PowerShot with the better zoom and more pixels and oh yeah it eats up battery life & memory cards plus I think all the extra "oomph" in that camera makes it harder to get a good...
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.
In defense of this discontinued "overachiever": Poor man's Sony RX-300.
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.
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: 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.