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Canon PowerShot S400 (Digital IXUS 400 / IXY Digital 400)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2098 reviews of Canon PowerShot S400 (Digital IXUS 400 / IXY Digital 400). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and price. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, whereas the lens and focus get negative views. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

portability, usability, image quality, price, performance

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot S400 (Digital IXUS 400 / IXY Digital 400) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot S400 (Digital IXUS 400 / IXY Digital 400)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 261 user reviews of Canon PowerShot S400 (Digital IXUS 400 / IXY Digital 400) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot S400 (Digital IXUS 400 / IXY Digital 400)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 982 user reviews of Canon PowerShot S400 (Digital IXUS 400 / IXY Digital 400) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and portability, but some have doubts about the lens and reliability.

usability, portability, price

focus, reliability, lens

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot S400 Digital Elph

 

Small, beautifully designed metal body ; Good movie and playback modes ; Good movie body ; AF illuminator ; No red-eye problems

Back of camera not scratchproof ; Limited manual controls

Jul, 2003

Expert review by : Grace Aquino (pcworld.com)

Canon USA Powershot S400 Digital Camera Camera

 

WHAT'S HOT: Although Canon's PowerShot S400 is no longer the smallest model on the block, it still holds its own as the granddaddy of pocket-size cameras. The Digital Elph feels very solid--if a little heavy--and sports an elegant stainless steel body....

The S400 provides impressive image quality, delivering bright, crisp snapshots in our lab tests. Colors were vibrant and details were relatively sharp. However, our indoor still life tended to be a little dark in spots

Jun, 2003

Expert review by : Grace Aquino (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot S400 Digital Camera (Canon-8392A001)

 

The S400 is a premium choice for styleconscious shutterbugs who want a terrific point-andshoot and little to no manual controls.

Jun, 2003

Expert review by : PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot S400 Digital Elph

 

More than any other compact digital camera, the gorgeous Canon PowerShot S400 Digital Elph has the look and feel of a fine precision instrument. Shaped like a pack of cards, this surprisingly heavy camera (7.9 oz.) offers point-and-shoot simplicity,...

May, 2003

Highly Recommended!

Expert review by (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot S400

 

Canon announced the ultra-compact four megapixel, three times optical zoom PowerShot S400 (AKA. Digital IXUS 400) just a few days before PMA 2003. The PowerShot S400 is the latest in line of Canon's ultra-compact PowerShot series, this camera packs a...

Excellent resolution, best of the ultra-compact four megapixel class, Good metering, good tonal balance which maintains shadow detail, Good natural light white balance, strong and balanced colors, Four megapixels, three times zoom in the same size case...

Annoyingly small and stiff mode dial, Noise at ISO 100 worse than the competition *, Lens can be soft at maximum aperture, especially in corners, AF assist lamp didn't produce significantly better results in our test, Average macro performance...

The PowerShot S400 is a stylish ultra-compact, it follows in the tradition of previous ultra-compact PowerShots in being functional, of very good build quality and producing excellent images.

Apr, 2003

Expert review by : Denny Atkin (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot S400 Digital Elph review: Canon PowerShot S400 Digital Elph

 

Canon PowerShot S400 Digital Elph

Well designed; very good image quality; solid performance; excellent red-eye reduction.

Few manual controls; no 640x480 movie mode.

The S400 offers great image quality and performance in a pocket-size package. Don't look for manual controls, though.

Apr, 2003

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot S400

 

Continue on to Page Two Powershot S400 Specifications Effective pixels: Approx. 4 million Image sensor: 1/1.8 in. CCD (Total number of pixels: approx. 4.1 million) Lens : 7.4 - 22.2mm 36-108mm (35 mm film equivalent) F2.8 - 4.9 maximum aperture Digital...

Mar, 2003

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Digital Cameras - Canon PowerShot S400 Digital ELPH Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

 

The quality, versatility, and image quality of Canon's Digital ELPH series has impressed me from the start, and the 4.0-megapixel S400 holds true to that tradition. The camera's tiny size makes it a worthy travel companion, and the range of features...

Apr, 2003

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Canon PowerShot S400 Digital ELPH

 

The small 4/5 Megapixel camera arena continues to grow in 2003. How does the S400 hold up against the competition? Find out now

Very good photo quality ; Small, beautiful metal body ; Super fast performance ; Has an AF illuminator lamp ; Support for underwater case ; Surprising performance in redeye test ; Very good playback mode

Wish it had more manual controls ; While nice, movie mode not as nice as other Canon models ; Poorly placed microphone (watch your fingers) ; Flimsy plastic door over CF slot

The S400 is what some call a "boutique" camera -- lots of style, at the expense of manual controls. The S45 (read our review) performs just as well and offers full manual controls, but (as noted earlier) it's bigger and heavier. So if you're someone...

Mar, 2003

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Canon Ixus 400

 

With so many compact, sleek and metal-bodied digital cameras from Canon in the Ixus range, it's not always a good thing that they all look so similar. On the outside the Ixus 400 looks no different to the Ixus v3. Here we compare and contrast the two...

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The shooting results of the Ixus 400 were very good. Images were crisp and clear, with plenty of detail similar to the v3, but the higher resolution made for even better pictures.

Dec, 2003

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