Canon SD4000 IS summary
Canon SD4000 IS is Canon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera first launched on August of 2010. It features a 10 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 3648 x 2736. It is referred to as "IXUS 300 HS / IXY 30S" in certain markets.
The SD4000 IS places at #139 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & overall #991 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our database. Please use our Advanced camera finder to find camera ratings based on your custom criteria.
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Canon SD4000 IS history
The Canon SD4000 IS is part of a family of cameras. You can read the complete range below.
Canon SD4000 IS Gallery
You can see the SD4000 IS from various angles in the gallery below.
Canon SD4000 IS Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of good and bad points of the Canon SD4000 IS based on aspects that are generally regarded as important in a digital camera.
Canon SD4000 IS Sensor info
The Canon SD4000 IS features the Digic 4 processor chip. The size of the sensor on the Canon SD4000 IS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 3648 x 2736 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter might lead to cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 10 megapixels and includes a standard ISO range of 100 to 3200. Unfortunately, RAW format is not saved which means that the user has less margin for error.
The graphic below shows the SD4000 IS's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The SD4000 IS sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Canon SD4000 IS dimensions
Canon SD4000 IS weighs in at 0.39 pounds (175g or 6.17 ounces) & has outer measurements of 100mm x 54mm x 23mm (3.9" x 2.1" x 0.9"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g and the Canon SD4000 IS is similar compared with other rivals.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Listed below is a pic of the Canon SD4000 IS next to a soft drink so you can get a sense of its scale.
The top view below will highlight the button arrangement on the SD4000 IS.
Canon SD4000 IS Lens info
The SD4000 IS provides a built-in lens and a focal range of 28-105mm giving it a 3.8 x zoom which might not be very good but it will definitely be invaluable in certain situations.
At the widest 28mm, it comes with an aperture of f2.0 which is good for low light circumstances and getting good bokeh. It would also make it easier to set a much lower ISO to have clearer shots. Towards the tele end, 105mm comes with f5.3 which is fairly slow and you would need to utilize slower shutter speeds.
Canon SD4000 IS Connectivity
The SD4000 IS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras which include NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to transfer files and at times change camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.
Certain applications even provide a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external display. Nearly all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.
Canon SD4000 IS Video info
The highest possible video resolution on the Canon SD4000 IS is 1280 x 720 and you can capture in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is terrible for today's standards. You should shoot for at least FUll HD resolution for good video. The camera does not offer a microphone and headphone port which means you have no control over the sound. It is perhaps best to buy a different camera if you need better sound for your videos.
Canon SD4000 IS Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing in the Canon SD4000 IS so you need to be careful in rainy and dusty situations.
Canon SD4000 IS Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon SD4000 IS features a 3" fixed display boasting a resolution of 230k dots.
Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder specs for Canon SD4000 IS are below:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and tricky to see, viewfinders will be particularly valuable.
Canon SD4000 IS Shutter info
Canon SD4000 IS continuous shooting speed is 4.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/2500s.
Canon SD4000 IS Flash and Hot shoe info
Canon SD4000 IS comes with only built-in flash without external flash support.
Canon SD4000 IS Autofocus info
Canon SD4000 IS comes with just Contrast Based Autofocus & doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster and accurate compared with Contrast Based focusing.
Canon SD4000 IS has no manual focusing. Manual focusing option can be useful for low light occasions or you need more precise control on focusing.
Canon SD4000 IS Battery life
The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 features the best (470) battery life for this range of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras that have the highest battery life:
Canon SD4000 IS for specific types of photography
The following diagram shows a summary of the Canon SD4000 IS for specific types of photography. To read more, have a look at the specific section below.
Canon SD4000 IS Portrait photography factors
The Canon SD4000 IS gets a points tally of 21 which is dreadful, meaning that it is simply not appropriate to use for portrait photography. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW files together with the capability to work with external lighting.
Canon SD4000 IS Street photography factors
Getting a moderate points total of 56, the Canon SD4000 IS is reasonably suited to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Canon SD4000 IS Sports photography highlights
A dreadful sports photography points tally of 27 indicates the Canon SD4000 IS is simply not appropriate for shooting sports. A camera needs great focusing and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon SD4000 IS Travel photography information
Portability is extremely important when selecting a camera for travel. On the whole, the Canon SD4000 IS gets a above average 64 as a travelling camera which is a respectable option to purchase for your vacations.
Canon SD4000 IS Landscape photography details
For those who are looking to pick a digital camera for landscape photography, the most important factor is going to be image quality. The Canon SD4000 IS with it's dreadful rating of 41 as a landscape camera is simply not appropriate among its competition.
Canon SD4000 IS Vlogging highlights
A camera for vlogging really should offer a moving screen, microphone input and ideally image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Canon SD4000 IS is simply not appropriate as a vlog camera as it gets a dreadful rating of 32.
Canon SD4000 IS Alternatives
If you want replacements to the SD4000 IS, below is a range of the top rated cameras which fall in to the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The graph below shows you an overview of the SD4000 IS compared to it's top scoring competitors listed previously.
These are various other cameras you might see as alternate options. To look at a thorough comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.