Canon SX400 IS summary
Canon SX400 IS is Canon's Small Sensor Superzoom camera originally released on July of 2014. It has got a 16 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The SX400 IS is scored #186 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over-all #819 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our collection. You should look at our Advanced camera search to get camera results based on your personal factors.
Below is a chart of specific factors used in the rating system.
Canon SX400 IS family
The Canon SX400 IS comes with a history of related digital cameras. Here, you can discover all earlier and most recent models alongside key specifications.
Canon SX400 IS Gallery
You can see the SX400 IS from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Canon SX400 IS Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of advantages and drawbacks of the Canon SX400 IS based on aspects which are normally considered useful in a camera.
Canon SX400 IS Sensor specifications
The Canon SX400 IS is powered by the Digic 4+ processor. The specification of the sensor on the Canon SX400 IS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter may cause cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CCD sensor boasts 16 megapixels and provides a native ISO range of 100 to 1600. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported so the user has less margin for error.
The image underneath displays the SX400 IS's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The SX400 IS sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon SX400 IS dimensions
Canon SX400 IS is 0.69 lb (313 grams or 11.04 oz) and the sizing of the camera is 104mm x 69mm x 80mm (4.1" x 2.7" x 3.1"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams and the Canon SX400 IS is less heavy when compared with other rivals.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Underneath is a image of the Canon SX400 IS alongside a soda to help you have a sense of its scale.
The top view under will show the button layout on the SX400 IS.
Canon SX400 IS Lens specifications
The SX400 IS has a fixed lens providing a focal range of 24-720mm making it a 30.0 x zoom which is perfect and would let you zoom all the way in.
At the widest 24mm, it offers an aperture of f3.4 and that's somewhat slow and not the best in low light conditions and you will find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You could also need to boost the ISO leading to noisy pictures. With the tele end, 720mm is superb zoom and comes at f5.8 which is very slow and you will need to apply slow shutter speeds.
Canon SX400 IS Connectivity
The SX400 IS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras which have NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can send pictures and oftentimes alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.
Certain applications even enable a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external monitor. Almost all cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Canon SX400 IS Video specifications
The max video resolution on the Canon SX400 IS is 1280 x 720 and it can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 720p is awful by today's requirements. You should really shoot for a minimum 1080p resolution for video recording. The camera does not have a mic and headphone jack so you get no control over your audio. It is perhaps best to look at another model should you want decent audio in your video clips.
Canon SX400 IS Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing for the Canon SX400 IS so you need to be careful in wet and dusty situations.
Canon SX400 IS Display and Viewfinder
The Canon SX400 IS has got a 3" fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 230k dots.
Please note that the display offers no touch support.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The View Finder specifications regarding Canon SX400 IS are below:
- ViewFinder None
In those sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders will be very helpful.
Canon SX400 IS Shutter specifications
Canon SX400 IS has the ability to shoot continuously at 1.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1600 seconds.
Canon SX400 IS Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Canon SX400 IS includes only built-in flash without external flash support.
Canon SX400 IS Autofocusing specifications
Canon SX400 IS includes just Contrast Detect Autofocus and is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker and accurate when compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has got Face detect which is helpful for taking photos of people.
It has got 9 focus points to pick from. It also has Tracking Autofocus for moving subjects. Canon SX400 IS has no manual focus. Manual focus mode can be useful for low light scenarios or you need to have more exact control on focus.
Canon SX400 IS Battery life
The battery pack (NB-11LH) for the Canon SX400 IS is made to last for 190 pictures based on the CIPA requirements making it lower compared to its competitors. The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has the maximum (600) battery life for this range of cameras.
Underneath is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras having the strongest battery life:
Canon SX400 IS for varying types of photography
The following graph displays a outline of the Canon SX400 IS for varying types of photography. To check out more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Canon SX400 IS Portrait photography factors
The Canon SX400 IS receives a points total of 36 which is really bad, and means the camera is not appropriate to use for portrait images. Shooting portraits favors greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW files plus the potential to use off-camera lighting.
Canon SX400 IS Street photography features
Getting a reasonable points tally of 52, the Canon SX400 IS is relatively acceptable for street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Canon SX400 IS
A really bad sports photography points total of 43 means the Canon SX400 IS is not appropriate for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have excellent tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon SX400 IS Travel photography details
Size is very important when choosing a camera for travel. Overall, the Canon SX400 IS gets a moderate 60 as a travelling camera which is fairly suitable to purchase for your journeys.
Canon SX400 IS Landscape photography factors
If you're looking to buy a camera for landscape photographs, the most essential aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon SX400 IS at it's really bad rating of 41 for a landscape camera is not appropriate within the current market.
Canon SX400 IS as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging really should come with a articulating screen, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Canon SX400 IS is not appropriate as a vlog camera as it comes to a really bad score of 28.
Canon SX400 IS Alternatives
If you are shopping for replacements to the SX400 IS, here is a list of the top rated cameras which fall under the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The diagram listed below offers you an overview of the SX400 IS vs it's top ranking rivals listed previously.
Here are a few more cameras you might consider as alternatives. To see a full comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.