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Canon PowerShot A400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 490 reviews of Canon PowerShot A400. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the portability and image quality. The price and usability also get good reviews, but reviews about the durability and zoom are different. Some have doubts about the shutter and low light performance.

performance, usability, price, image quality, portability

flash, low-light, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot A400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A400 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and battery. The image quality and price are also appreciated, but many are negative about the durability. There are some mixed reviews about the performance.

usability, price, image quality, battery, size

durability

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot A400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A400 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and portability. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed reviews on the zoom and battery. There are some critical views about the flash and durability.

usability, performance, price, portability, image quality

durability, flash

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Canon PowerShot A400

 

If you're looking for a pocket-sized digital camera for a decent price, the Canon PowerShot A400 could be the one for you.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Canon Powershot A400

 

Canon Powershot A400 Review. Good quality entry level model. With a low price too.

Very good colour reproduction ; Good picture quality in poor light and for close up shots ; Improved build quality compared with Powershot A310

Loss of detail in some shots ; Red eye problem ; Buttons and dials on the back of the camera could be confusing

"Good, solid entry level digital camera. Takes good pictures and you can start shooting as soon as you have turned it on."

Jan, 2005

Expert review by (digicamreview.co.uk)

Canon Powershot A400

 

The Canon Powershot A400 is a compact 3MP digital camera with a 2.2x Optical zoom lens (5.9 - 13.2mm equivalent to 45mm - 100mm on a 35mm camera), and a 1.5" Colour TFT screen. The camera comes with a 16mb SD memory card, and can be upgraded with an...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by (print-digital.info)

Canon Powershot A400 - Digital camera reviews

 

Expert review by : Narasu Rebbapragada (pcworld.com)

Canon USA Powershot A400 3.2 MP Digital Camera Green Camera

 

Canon's PowerShot A400 proves that inexpensive does not always mean cheap. This quality $180 model, a most economical point-and-shoot, has a snazzy case--our test model came in two-tone lime green and silver. "Sunset Gold" and "Sky Blue" are other...

The A400 comes with better-than-average documentation. Our test model had a quick-start guide as well as full printed manuals for hardware and software--all in both English and Spanish. Speaking of software, bundled with the PowerShot A400 is a suite...

Oct, 2004

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Canon PowerShot A400

 

The latest entry-level PowerShot model from Canon (as of 8/2004), the A400 is a 3.2 megapixel camera that features a 2.2x optical zoom and DIGIC processor for superb image quality. It also includes a high performance 9-point AiAF autofocus system, Intelli

Aug, 2004

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

Canon Powershot A400

 

Continue on to Features & Controls PowerShot A400 Specifications Image sensor: 1/3.2 in. CCD (Total number of pixels: approx. 3.3 million) Effective Pixels: Approx. 3.2 million Lens: 2.2x 5.9 - 13.2mm (45 - 100mm equivalent) f3.8 Digital Zoom: 3.2x...

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Canon PowerShot A400

 

The PowerShot A400 ($179) is Canon's entry-level digital camera. It's a major upgrade to the previous camera to hold that title (the A310), featuring a new 2.2X optical zoom lens instead of the old fixed focal length lens of years past. With a street...

Very good photo quality ; Doesn't feel "cheap", despite its price ; Manual white balance ; AF-assist lamp (but just so-so performance in low light) ; Optional all-weather case ; Good redeye test performance ; Comes in four colors ; Impressive software...

Details can be fuzzy in some pictures ; LCD doesn't "gain up" in low light ; 45 - 100 mm lens means you'd better like telephoto shots ; Slowest shutter speed is 1 second ; Menus seemed sluggish ; Weak flash ; Movie mode has low frame rate, short...

The A400 is a good choice for an entry-level camera, and it gets my recommendation. However, I would suggest spending about $30 more to get the PowerShot A75, which offers manual controls, a more reasonable 35 - 105 mm focal length, and support for...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Aalaap Ghag (techtree.com)

Canon PowerShot A400

 

Canon's PowerShot A400 is an entry level digital camera that aims to squash those notions that there's no such thing as a "cheap good-brand digital camera" on the market.

May, 2005

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Canon Powershot A400

 

The Canon PowerShot A400 is a 3.2 megapixel digital camera with a 2.2x optical zoom lens. It comes in 4 colors, has 12 shooting modes, shoots up to 3 minute video clips and has direct printing capabilities. Digital Camera Info reviews the Canon...

Aug, 2004

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