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Canon PowerShot S410 / Digital IXUS 430 / IXY Digital 450

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1095 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money and image quality. The battery and usability are also appreciated, whereas the energy efficiency and lens get mixed reviews. Many are negative about the reliability and features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot S410 / Digital IXUS 430 / IXY Digital 450 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon Powershot S410

 

The PowerShot S410's other key attributes are a peak resolution of 2272 x 1704 pixels, a 3x (36-108mm equivalent) all glass, seven-element, Canon zoom lens with a wide AF range from 2 inches (in macro mode) to infinity. The PowerShot S410 also records...

An Intelligent Orientation sensor detects whether an image has been recorded horizontally or vertically. During image playback, the sensor detects the proper orientation of each image, and previews them accordingly without the need to rotate the camera...

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Canon Powershot S410 Digital Camera Review

 

The Canon PowerShot has a 1/1.8-inch, 4 Megapixel CCD and retails for US$399. As a still digital camera with hybrid capability, the Canon PowerShot S410 records video at 10 frames per second with simultaneous audio. It has a 3x optical zoom with an additi

Buttons are flush with the compact body (allowing my hands to roam the camera without constant concern of mistakenly pressed buttons), Share setting for Direct Print printing capabilities (allows this camera to go from onscreen LCD image viewing to a...

Viewfinder is undersized and illogically placed, making it useless, Oddly labeled Menu and Function buttons, Partially manual control settings (made me feel as though Canon didn't fully trust me to make my own decisions)

For a user looking for more than a simple point-and-shoot camera, but who perhaps isn't ready for a fully manual digital camera, this compact model by Canon steps in as a solution.

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Canon PowerShot S410

 

Solid, compact body; low-shutter-lag Quick Shot mode; excellent image quality.

Few manual controls and no scene modes; slow autofocus in dim light; small viewfinder; no 640x480 video capture.

This 4-megapixel Canon PowerShot S410 pocket camera offers few manual controls or special features but delivers solid image quality and performance.

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Digital Cameras - Canon PowerShot S410 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

 

The quality and versatility of the ELPH series has impressed me from the start, and the 4.0-megapixel S410 carried on that tradition. The camera's tiny size makes it a travel worthy companion, and the range of features give the camera an edge over many...

The Canon PowerShot S410 is the latest in the highly popular line of "Digital ELPH cameras from Canon. Canon's name is one of the few needing no introduction in the world of photography: Ask a photographer, be they professional or amateur, to name the...

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Canon Powershot S410 Digital ELPH Digital Camera Review

 

The Canon Powershot S410 Digital ELPH is the second from the top in Canon's "S" line, under the S500.

Excellent build quality ; Compact, solid camera ; Excellent image quality ; Battery life

Smaller LCD ; A bit sluggish compared to some newer cameras ; No scene modes

In the box, you will find the camera, documentation, a 32 MB Compact Flash, the NB-1LH battery, the A/V cable to connect to your computer or a TV, the battery charger and software

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Canon PowerShot S410 / S500 Digital ELPH

 

Some of the most popular digital cameras in recent years have said "Digital ELPH" on the body. And I can understand their success -- after all, they're small and stylish, and they take great pictures to boot

Very good photo quality ; Small, beautiful metal body ; Very fast performance ; Good burst modes (esp. the S500) ; AF-assist lamp ; VGA movie mode (S500 only), although limited compared to competition ; Excellent bundle ; Optional underwater case

Redeye ; Flimsy plastic doors over battery/memory card compartments ; Sluggish frame rates, recording time limits in movie mode ; Scene modes would be nice

All things considered, I still very much recommend these cameras. Now, which one do you want? First of all, if you have an S400, don't bother with the S410 -- the extra button on the back isn't that exciting. Choosing between the S410 and S500 depends...

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Canon Ixus 40/ Powershot S410 digital camera

 

The Canon Ixus 40, or Canon Powershot SD300, as it is known in the US, is a beautiful, tiny compact camera that can capture 4 megapixel images. Many Canon cameras are renowned for their image quality and despite the small size, this model keeps the...

Value for money: Canon Ixus 40 / Powershot SD300 is very good value for money. It is a high-quality, pocket-size digital camera that captures good pictures and offers plenty of megapixels for family photographers.

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High quality camera!

 

This is a great camera for picture taking and video recording. I use it more as a camcorder than a camera. It records really nice video, but it would be great if it could adjust to the lighting conditions as it is recording.

Great picture taking, good video recording quality, and comfortable size for your hand

No auto focus while recording video

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PowerShot S410 Digital Camera

 

This is a great camera for picture taking and video recording. I use it more as a camcorder than a camera. It records really nice video, but it would be great if it could adjust to the lighting conditions as it is recording.

Great picture taking, good video recording quality, and comfortable size for your hand

No auto focus while recording video

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E18 Error - Stay Away!

 

Simply google "Canon Powershot E18 Error" or something similar. You'll get the picture. Kinda upset with the CNET reviews as I always check out products on CNET before buying. Since this issue seems so prevalent they should have caught it.

Was a nice camera while it lasted

Camera breaks with the E18 error message

Product Specifications

The successor to the enormously popular PowerShot S400 Digital ELPH camera, this new four-megapixel model offers all of the advantages of its distinguished predecessor as well as the array of above-mentioned Direct Print/ Print/Share and Direct Transfer features. Among the PowerShot S410 Digital ELPH camera other key attributes are its peak resolution of 2272 x 1704 pixels, a 3x (36-108mm equivalent) all glass, seven-element, Canon zoom lens with a wide AF range from 2 inches (in macro mode) to infinity. The PowerShot S410 Digital ELPH camera also records movies with sound at 15 frames per second for clips of up to three-minutes each at 320 x 240 or 160 x 120 resolution. The PowerShot S410 Digital ELPH also features simple yet sophisticated shooting features such as Evaluative, Center-weighted or Spot metering for more precise exposure control; shutter speeds ranging from 15 seconds to a fast 1/2000 of a second; a user adjustable exposure compensation feature that allows for and increase or decrease of up to two stops in gradual 1/3 increments, and a Custom White Balance option that is read off of a white or known neutral object. Like the new PowerShot S500 model, the S410 camera utilized Compact Flash type 1 media and features a 10x zoom capability on playback using the camera's 1.5 inch, 118,000 pixel LCD monitor.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon NB-1LH

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.1in
Height:2.2in
Weight:0.4lbs/6.5oz
Width:3.4in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):3.8cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Macro / Stitch assist

Flash Memory

Form Factor:CompactFlash Card
Storage Capacity:32MB

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:S410 Digital ELPH/S410 Digital ELPH Coach Edition Gift Set
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PowerShot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.9
Max Focal Length:22.2mm
Min Focal Length:7.4mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Refurbished:Refurbished

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.1 mm ( 1/1.8 ) / 14.1 mm ( 1/1.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:4Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:3.6
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Custom Effect / Low Sharpening / Neutral / Sepia / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Optical
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