In a Class of Its Own.Loaded with first-of-its-kind features and high-end capabilities, the Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS Digital ELPH gives ELPH lovers all new reasons to step up. Never before has Canon equipped an ELPH with a back-illuminated CMOS sensor-driven HS SYSTEM or an f/2.0 lens - both of which deliver incredible images in low light. And shooting action or sporting events has never been so fun, with High-Speed Burst mode and the Super Slow Motion Movie function to mix things up. You'll control shots like a pro with Aperture- and Shutter-priority modes, and play your 720p HD movies effortlessly on your HDTV. All this from a super-slim style icon - what more could you ask?
A new 10.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor combined with the DIGIC 4 Image Processor create the Canon HS SYSTEM for improved low light performance and better image quality.The Canon HS SYSTEM takes the frustration out of low light shooting. The system delivers clear, blur-free shots with all the ambiance intact, and frees you from the sometimes unwanted effects of using the flash. Beautiful low light shots are possible at both low and high ISO speeds, and the dynamic range is expanded to retain maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas.
The system is the result of two technologies brought together in a compact PowerShot. The first is the 10.0 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, which positions the light-receiving surface for optimal light reception. More light means clearer, blur-free images with plenty of detail and nuance, even in dark areas. Working together with the CMOS sensor to deliver the HS SYSTEM is Canon's advanced DIGIC 4 Image Processor, which actively reduces noise and delivers high speed image processing.
A bright f/2.0 lens, great for shooting in low light conditions or using a shallow depth-of-field for great images with beautiful soft backgrounds.The Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS Digital ELPH sports an f/2.0 aperture, perfect for creating enticing portraits, by drawing attention to the face and blurring the background with its impressively shallow depth-of-field. The Macro setting lets you get even closer. The large aperture also does more. It lets you capture more nuances in low light shooting by using more of the available light. You'll be ready for anything with a lens aperture larger than even many professional sizes.
720p HD movie shooting capability plus HDMI output connector for easy playback of video and photos on your HDTV.The Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS Digital ELPH lets you record video in beautiful 720p high definition (1280 x 720 pixels). The camera also makes it easy to enjoy HD movies (and still photos) on your HDTV with a mini-HDMI connector for direct connection to a high definition TV monitor. You'll enjoy the HD experience with no degradation of image or audio in the signal, plus the ability to display up to 130 still images at once.
Shoot slow motion video with the Super Slow Motion Movie function or capture fast action shots with the High-Speed Burst mode.Give your movies a whole new look with the Super Slow Motion Movie function. Whether you're going for a dreamy, creative slant when documenting family moments, or making a highlight film of your kids' greatest sports plays, you'll love the high quality capture of this all-new feature. The camera shoots your clips at high speed (approx. 240fps) and plays them back at 30fps for the inimitable super slow motion feeling you'll love.
High-Speed Burst is exactly what you need when you're trying to capture the best possible shot within a moment of fast-moving action. In High-Speed Burst mode, the camera automatically shoots continuously at high speed (approx. 8.4fps)* while you simply hold down the shutter. The mode lets you shoot sporting events, kids in motion, wildlife and any situation with unpredictable movement, then simply choose the best shots captured.
Bring creativity to your photos with new scene modes such as Miniature Effect and Fisheye Effect. Plus Low Light mode for dimly-lit situations.The Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS Digital ELPH offers creative effects similar to those found in certain professional lenses. Miniature Effect creates an illusion where very large objects appear in miniature proportions. Turn soaring cityscapes into a scene in seemingly dollhouse-like proportions.
Fisheye Effect uses barrel distortion to warp the image around the center, giving a distinctive curvature effect to the photo. The curvilinear images produced by Fisheye Effect can suggest the curve of the Earth, the inside of a dome, or the image you see through the peephole of a door.
With an ISO of 400 - 6400, the Low Light mode takes the Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS Digital ELPH where no ELPH Series has gone before - into the shadows! Now even scenes notorious for having insufficient light, such as those lit by candles, fire, or street lamp, come through in fantastic color and clarity, with less noise. You can keep the feel of the scene intact without adding additional light, so the result will be scenes with the visual accuracy, depth and clarity you expect from a Canon camera.
Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions. With 23 Shooting Modes, you're ready for whatever shot comes your way.
Shoot like a pro with Aperture- and Shutter-priority modes for extra control of your images.For photography enthusiasts, the ability to control aperture and shutter speed is key. The Aperture- and Shutter-priority modes on the Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS Digital ELPH make it easy for anyone to take extra control over the look and feel of images captured.
In Aperture-priority mode, you set the aperture and the camera automatically selects an appropriate shutter speed. This lets you create sharp subjects with beautifully blurred backgrounds, and landscapes with foreground, middle ground and background all in focus.
Shutter-priority mode lets you choose a shutter speed while the camera automatically selects the aperture. Higher shutter speeds are great for catching stop-action shots of moving subjects, while lower shutter speeds can create atmospheric blur.
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By LA Girl
from Los Angeles
Comments about Canon Powershot SD4000 IS 10.1 MP Digital ELPH Camera (Red):
I would have rated this 5 stars except for the low battery life. It only lasts about 40 minutes before it dies (usually at an inconvenient time). Since it came with the camera I consider it part of the camera as opposed to an accessory. I know that the low battery life and small memory card that come with the camera are sent that way with the purpose of getting the customer to spend more money "upgrading". But if it comes with the camera then I'm rating it as part of the camera. Other than that it's a great little camera with with surprisingly professional setting options for a point and shoot.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great all around camera for the price
from Las Vegas, NV
I like the feature that can take multiple photos, so you can catch that kids smile or laugh
SD4000 IS camera has quality photos
I love my camera! I use it for night shots and it works very well! There is no noise or awkward lighting. I love the features that change the colors of the image. One example is taking a photo in black and white and having one pop of color highlighted. The slow motion video recorder is pretty cool, too. This camera is also awesome for extreme close-ups. There is no blurriness.
By future granmom
from Nashville, TN
Love the size, and the picture quality is great. I am still learning the camera.
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Pretty Good For the Price & Size
from brooklyn, ny
I bought this camera mostly because you can open the f-stop up to 2.0, meaning better shooting in low light and a shallower depth of field. I used it over several days during a camping trip, mostly shooting video, and I have to say I'm really happy with it. The HD video looks great and the on-camera mic does an amazing job of picking up sound for a camera of this size. There is some great depth of field in my shots too, although sometimes the autofocus would get confused and jump around. I also shot video in several low light situations and was impressed with the almost unnoticeable amount of digital noise.Canon's user interface is my favorite, it's simple enough but has all the buttons you need to access menus quickly. The one design problem I experienced was that the "play" button would be triggered when the camera was in my pocket or holster. I would often pull out my camera to discover that it was on in play mode, which made me worry that my batteries would die prematurely during my camping trip. But I filled up a 4 GB card over four days with the battery still going strong at the end, so that wasn't a problem. The camera body is a little bulky, but that doesn't really bother me. If you're a tiny gadget freak that might annoy you.Bottom line: for the casual photographer who wants a simple camera that they don't have to think about I would probably recommend the Canon sd1400 IS so you save a hundred bucks or so. But if you're a little more into photography this is a great choice, a little closer to an slr than most point and shoots.
from Kansas City, MO
Very compact and can fit in your pocket!
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Canon SD4000 still learning
By Music lover
Had to add some rubber dots to make the camera easier to hold and to prevent my finger from blocking the flash. Hope to use it for indoor parties and fundraisers that are typically low light.