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Canon PowerShot S400 (Digital IXUS 400 / IXY Digital 400)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2098 reviews of Canon PowerShot S400 (Digital IXUS 400 / IXY Digital 400). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and price. The image quality and usability also get good comments. The lens and focus get negative views, while there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

portability, usability, image quality, price, performance

focus, lens

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot S400 (Digital IXUS 400 / IXY Digital 400) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot S400 (Digital IXUS 400 / IXY Digital 400)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 261 user reviews of Canon PowerShot S400 (Digital IXUS 400 / IXY Digital 400) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

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

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot S400 (Digital IXUS 400 / IXY Digital 400)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 982 user reviews of Canon PowerShot S400 (Digital IXUS 400 / IXY Digital 400) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The portability also gets good feedback, whereas there are some less positive views about the lens and reliability.

usability, portability, price

focus, reliability, lens

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Canon Ixus 400

 

With so many compact, sleek and metal-bodied digital cameras from Canon in the Ixus range, it's not always a good thing that they all look so similar. On the outside the Ixus 400 looks no different to the Ixus v3. Here we compare and contrast the two...

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The shooting results of the Ixus 400 were very good. Images were crisp and clear, with plenty of detail similar to the v3, but the higher resolution made for even better pictures.

Dec, 2003

Expert review by : Denny Atkin (cnet.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot S400 Digital Elph review

 

Canon PowerShot S400 Digital Elph

Well designed; very good image quality; solid performance; excellent red-eye reduction.

Few manual controls; no 640x480 movie mode.

The S400 offers great image quality and performance in a pocket-size package. Don't look for manual controls, though.

Apr, 2003

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot S400 Digital Elph

 

Small, beautifully designed metal body ; Good movie and playback modes ; Good movie body ; AF illuminator ; No red-eye problems

Back of camera not scratchproof ; Limited manual controls

Jul, 2003

Expert review by : Grace Aquino (pcworld.com)

Canon USA Powershot S400 Digital Camera Camera

 

WHAT'S HOT: Although Canon's PowerShot S400 is no longer the smallest model on the block, it still holds its own as the granddaddy of pocket-size cameras. The Digital Elph feels very solid--if a little heavy--and sports an elegant stainless steel body....

The S400 provides impressive image quality, delivering bright, crisp snapshots in our lab tests. Colors were vibrant and details were relatively sharp. However, our indoor still life tended to be a little dark in spots

Jun, 2003

Expert review by : Grace Aquino (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot S400 Digital Camera (Canon-8392A001)

 

The S400 is a premium choice for styleconscious shutterbugs who want a terrific point-andshoot and little to no manual controls.

Jun, 2003

Expert review by : PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot S400 Digital Elph

 

More than any other compact digital camera, the gorgeous Canon PowerShot S400 Digital Elph has the look and feel of a fine precision instrument. Shaped like a pack of cards, this surprisingly heavy camera (7.9 oz.) offers point-and-shoot simplicity,...

May, 2003

Highly Recommended!

Expert review by (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot S400

 

Canon announced the ultra-compact four megapixel, three times optical zoom PowerShot S400 (AKA. Digital IXUS 400) just a few days before PMA 2003. The PowerShot S400 is the latest in line of Canon's ultra-compact PowerShot series, this camera packs a...

Excellent resolution, best of the ultra-compact four megapixel class, Good metering, good tonal balance which maintains shadow detail, Good natural light white balance, strong and balanced colors, Four megapixels, three times zoom in the same size case...

Annoyingly small and stiff mode dial, Noise at ISO 100 worse than the competition *, Lens can be soft at maximum aperture, especially in corners, AF assist lamp didn't produce significantly better results in our test, Average macro performance...

The PowerShot S400 is a stylish ultra-compact, it follows in the tradition of previous ultra-compact PowerShots in being functional, of very good build quality and producing excellent images.

Apr, 2003

Expert review by : Denny Atkin (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot S400 Digital Elph review: Canon PowerShot S400 Digital Elph

 

Canon PowerShot S400 Digital Elph

Well designed; very good image quality; solid performance; excellent red-eye reduction.

Few manual controls; no 640x480 movie mode.

The S400 offers great image quality and performance in a pocket-size package. Don't look for manual controls, though.

Apr, 2003

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

Canon Powershot S400

 

Continue on to Page Two Powershot S400 Specifications Effective pixels: Approx. 4 million Image sensor: 1/1.8 in. CCD (Total number of pixels: approx. 4.1 million) Lens : 7.4 - 22.2mm 36-108mm (35 mm film equivalent) F2.8 - 4.9 maximum aperture Digital...

Mar, 2003

Expert review by : Denny Atkin (cnet.com.au)

Canon PowerShot S400 Digital Elph review: Canon PowerShot S400 Digital Elph

 

Canon PowerShot S400 Digital Elph

Well designed; very good image quality; solid performance; excellent red-eye reduction.

Few manual controls; no 640x480 movie mode.

The S400 offers great image quality and performance in a pocket-size package. Don't look for manual controls, though.

Apr, 2003

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