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Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS (IXUS 300 HS / IXY 30S)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 212 reviews of Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS (IXUS 300 HS / IXY 30S). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the portability and low light performance. The performance and image quality also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the color. There are some negative comments about the durability and image stabilizer.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS (IXUS 300 HS / IXY 30S) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS (IXUS 300 HS / IXY 30S)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS (IXUS 300 HS / IXY 30S) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and usability. The zoom and performance are also mentioned favorably.

portability, performance, zoom, usability, design

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

 

Thanks to its very good image quality, wide-aperture lens, and aperture-priority and shutter-priority modes, the Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS ($350 as of August 13, 2010) is a standout camera in the compact point-and-shoot class.

Aperture- and shutter-priority modes ; f2.0 lens creates shallow depth-of-field effects ; Compact size with high-end performance ; Very good low-light images ; Excellent image quality in most situations

No full manual exposure controls ; No dedicated mode dial ; Disappointing low-light video ; Accessing settings takes a few button presses ; Autofocus searches in video mode

The PowerShot SD4000 IS is one of the most impressive compact cameras we've tested, offering image quality and lens capabilities we're used to seeing on professional cameras.

Aug, 2010

GOLD AWARD!

Expert review by : Richard Butler (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot SD4000IS/IXUS300HS Review

 

The SD/IXUS range is made up of Canon's 'style-orientated' compact cameras and, as the rest of the market has fragmented into innumerable niches, the range has grown to accommodate an increasing variety of needs. The SD4000 IS tops the current lineup,...

Good image quality, particularly at lower ISO settings ; Pleasant image color ; Reasonable levels of detail (it drops at the long end of the zoom or high ISO) ; Straightforward control system ; Handy zoom range with a fairly fast lens ; Fast continuous...

Images don't always stand up to very close scrutiny ; Limited control over flash (so you can't prevent the occasional over-exposure) ; Function menu not as quick to use as previous generations of SD/IXUS

The SD4000 IS is born into a long and well-respected line of compact cameras and does its family proud. It offers flexibility, image quality and a good level of user control while remaining distinctly easy to use. Only the screen (large chunks of which...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Canon Powershot SD4000 IS review

 

Canon's PowerShot S90 is one of the most popular cameras on CNET since its 2009 launch. The camera's features--primarily its manual shooting controls and f2.0 lens--made it a very attractive pocket camera option for digital SLR users. However, the f2.0...

Very good low-light photo quality; nice lens; fast continuous shooting.

Most shooting modes buried in the menu system; fewer shooting options compared with similar competing models.

A bright, wide-angle lens and a high-sensitivity sensor add up to very good low-light photos and fast performance for the Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

 

Canon's pricey top-of-the-line Elph, the SD4000 IS excels at low-light shooting, but if that's not a top priority, you can get more features for less in competing pocket shooters.

Good image quality. Solid controls. High-quality f/2 lens excels in low-light shooting situations. Aperture and Shutter priority shooting modes. SDXC card support.

Strong color fringing. Small, low-resolution LCD.

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Jun, 2010

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS Review

 

The Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS is a very appealing compact model that boasts pleasing image quality, robust shooting performance, high-quality HD video, and loads of exposure options for all users. This one comes highly recommended from the staff here...

Nice compact and stylish body; Superb low-light performance thanks to the HS System and fast F2.0 lens; Typical (good) Digital ELPH performance; High-speed burst mode settings; 3.2fps @ full 10-megapixel resolution or up to 8.3fps @2.5M; Capable Smart...

LCD uses a wide aspect ratio, which creates a smaller view when using the highest 10M still image setting due to standard 4:3 aspect; Metering system produced some strong exposures with some subjects in harsh sunlight; Higher price tag of $349 US ;...

The Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS is a very appealing compact model that boasts pleasing image quality, robust shooting performance, high-quality HD video, and loads of exposure options for all users. This one comes highly recommended from the staff here...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : LetsGoDigital (letsgodigital.org)

Canon IXUS 300 HS Review

 

Canon IXUS 300 HS şık tasarımıyla yüksek görüntü kalitesine sahip olan bir dijital fotoğraf makinesi. Cihaz, tasarımın yanı sıra görüntü kalitesine de önem veren kullanıcılara yönelik bir model. Sahip olduğu teknik özellikler Canon IXUS 300 HS fotoğraf...

Nov, 2010

Recommended!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Canon IXUS 300 HS review

 

The Canon IXUS camera series is made up of quite a few generations. Canon frequently introduces its design cameras that are especially aimed at the trendy amateur photographer. Now and then a camera turns out to not only be designed stylishly, but also...

The Canon IXUS 300 HS is an especially fine camera and a valuable addition to the current IXUS series of cameras. The Canon IXUS cameras have actually always been successful, from the first digital IXUS. It is an extensive series of cameras where...

Expert review by : Camera Labs (cameralabs.com)

Canon IXUS 300 HS / PowerShot SD4000 IS

 

In terms of the headline features, the IXUS 300 HS / SD4000 IS is a classy-looking metal-bodied compact with a 3.8x optical range which includes wide-angle coverage, image stabilisation and a brighter than average focal ratio. This coupled with a...

Brighter than average lens (at wide angle)., Sensible resolution delivers better low-light results., 720p HD movies and slow motion video at 240fps., Great auto along with Aperture and Shutter Priority., Fast continuous shooting at full resolution

Compelling rivals at similar price., Best quality 4:3 mode looks small on wide display., Minimal labelling on rear controls., Some focus-drifting in videos under low light

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (macworld.com)

Review: Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS camera

 

The SD4000 IS is one of the most impressive compact cameras we've tested, offering image quality and lens capabilities similar to professional cameras.

Both cameras also capture crisp, relatively noise-free images at high ISO levels, although the S90 performs a tad better at its ISO 6400 setting. What's more, both models have a 4X digital zoom that kicks the zoom range up to a simulated 15X at the...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (reviewed.com)

Canon SD4000 IS

 

Decent photos (apart from minor color issues), decent video, a good pick for casual users

Sharp images; A wide ISO range

Ineffective image stabilization; A slippery grip

The Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS is a well priced compact camera that offers a decent zoom range and shoots attractive photos with low noise and a good level of detail. We also found that the noise level in images stayed pretty low as we jacked the ISO...

Jul, 2010

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