Canon A4000 IS
- 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 1600
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1280 x 720 video
- 28-224mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
- 145g - 95 x 56 x 24mm
- Introduced February 2012
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- Size Comparison
Canon A4000 IS summary
Canon A4000 IS is Canon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally launched on February of 2012. The camera comes with a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The A4000 IS stands at #94 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over-all #917 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our collection. You should use our Smart camera finder to see camera listings based on your personal criteria.
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Canon A4000 IS history
The Canon A4000 IS comes with a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can discover all past and current models as well as important specifications.
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Canon A4000 IS Gallery
You can check the A4000 IS from various angles in the gallery below.
Canon A4000 IS Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of upsides and downsides of the Canon A4000 IS based on features which are often considered necessary in a digital camera.
Canon A4000 IS Sensor info
The sensor dimension in the Canon A4000 IS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter may produce cropping.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CCD sensor boasts 16 megapixels and gives a standard ISO range of 100 - 1600. Sadly, RAW format is not supported therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath shows the A4000 IS's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The A4000 IS sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Canon A4000 IS dimensions
Canon A4000 IS weighs in at 0.32 lb (145g or 5.11 ounces) and features external dimensions of 95mm x 56mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g so the Canon A4000 IS is less heavy when compared to other rivals.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Down below is a shot of the Canon A4000 IS besides a soda so you're able to have a feel for its scale.
The top view underneath will show you the button design on the A4000 IS.
Canon A4000 IS Lens info
The A4000 IS is equipped with a built in lens featuring a focal range of 28-224mm giving it a 8.0 x zoom which is definitely not huge however it will be useful in a few circumstances.
At the widest 28mm, the lens offers an aperture of f3.0 and that is fairly slow and not the best in low light circumstances and you may find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You might also need to up the ISO leading to noisy photos. At the tele end, 224mm comes with f5.9 making it fairly sluggish and you will need to apply slower shutter speeds.
Canon A4000 IS Connectivity
The A4000 IS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras which have NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to transfer images and usually change settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
Certain applications even enable a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external screen. The majority of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.
Canon A4000 IS Video info
The max video quality in the Canon A4000 IS is 1280 x 720 and it can shoot in H.264 file format. 720p is terrible by today's requirements. You should shoot for a minimum 1080p quality for decent video. The camera does not have a mic and headphone jack which means that you have little control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to shop for another model should you need better audio in your videos.
Canon A4000 IS Weather Sealing
Canon A4000 IS does not include environment proofing so rainy conditions can easily damage the camera.
Canon A4000 IS Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon A4000 IS comes with a 3" fixed display supporting a resolution of 230k dots.
Please note that the display screen offers no touch support.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Canon A4000 IS are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be rather beneficial for sunny outdoor conditions which will make the camera screen washed out and difficult to view.
Canon A4000 IS Shutter info
Canon A4000 IS continuous shooting rate is 1.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Canon A4000 IS Flash and Hot shoe info
Canon A4000 IS includes only in-built flash with no external flash support.
Canon A4000 IS Autofocusing info
Canon A4000 IS includes just Contrast Detect AF and does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster and accurate when compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera comes with Face detection which can be useful for portrait photography.
The Sensor comes with 9 focus points to pick from. It also boasts Tracking AF for subjects on the move. Canon A4000 IS lacks manual focus. Manual focus is useful for low light occasions or you want to have more exact focus control.
Canon A4000 IS Battery life
The battery pack (NB-11L) in the Canon A4000 IS is fashioned to last for 175 images based on the CIPA standards making it lesser when compared to its rivals. The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 comes with the maximum (470) battery life for this kind of cameras.
Following is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras which have the best battery life:
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Canon A4000 IS for various categories of photography
The following bar chart presents a rundown of the Canon A4000 IS for various categories of photography. To learn more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Portrait photography with Canon A4000 IS
The Canon A4000 IS gets a points total of 35 which is terrible, and means the camera is not appropriate for portraits. Taking portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor size, RAW support and capability to work with off-camera lighting.
Canon A4000 IS as a Street photography camera
Coming in at a reasonable points tally of 58, the Canon A4000 IS is reasonably suited for street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Canon A4000 IS Sports photography information
A terrible sports photography rating of 38 suggests the Canon A4000 IS is not appropriate for shooting sports. A camera really should have very good focusing plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon A4000 IS Travel photography information
Size is extremely crucial in selecting a travel camera. Overall, the Canon A4000 IS gets a above average 63 for a travelling camera which makes it a fine option to purchase for your travels.
Canon A4000 IS Landscape photography factors
If you are planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most vital factor is going to be image quality. The Canon A4000 IS and it's terrible score of 42 as a landscape camera is not appropriate within the current marketplace.
Canon A4000 IS Vlogging information
A camera for vlogging should come with a moving display, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Canon A4000 IS is not appropriate for vlogging as it comes to a terrible rating of 31.
Canon A4000 IS Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the A4000 IS, here is a collection of the highest scored cameras which fall under the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The line chart followed below will give you an overview of the A4000 IS vs it's highest ranked rivals listed earlier.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might see as alternatives. To check out a extensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.