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Canon PowerShot SD40 (Digital IXUS i7 / IXY Digital L4)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the zoom and usability. The portability and design are also appreciated, but the screen and viewfinder get mixed opinions. There are some negative views about the lens and shutter.

size, design, portability, usability, zoom

performance, image quality, shutter, lens

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SD40 (Digital IXUS i7 / IXY Digital L4) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : PC Advisor staff (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon Ixus i7 Zoom

 

The Ixus i7 is an update of the original miniature Ixus known as the ‘i'. As you'd expect, during this review of the Canon Ixus i7 we found that the i7 features a handful of upgrades to bring it up to date – including face detection and a resolution...

A decent rather than an outstanding buy, the Canon Ixus i7 is solid value for money and benefits from beautiful construction. It lacks features, however.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot SD40 review

 

Change isn't always big. New versions of products aren't always massive, sweeping upgrades to their predecessors. A system pack, a bug fix, or a single handy new feature might be all a product gets. It might not be revolutionary, but at least it's an...

Small and stylish; comes with dock and remote.

Terrible image noise; remote control is almost superfluous.

Its small size makes it an attractive pocket camera, but its speed and image quality issues are too great to ignore.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Matt Tuffin (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Canon IXUS i7

 

A tiny, flamboyant compact

Overpriced for its feature set, you’re paying for the size and looks here. It's easy-to-use and produces high quality images

Dec, 2007

Expert review by (digicamreview.co.uk)

Canon Digital IXUS i7 Zoom SD40

 

The Canon Digital IXUS i7 Zoom (SD40) Digital Camera is the smallest ultra compact 7 megapixel digital camera from Canon, it features a 2.4x optical zoom lens and four great colours.

Good image quality - excellent colour ; Good video mode - VGA, 30fps, Sound ; Feels good (solid) and looks good with an ultra-compact stylish body ; Quick in operation - continuous shooting is quick ; Lots of control over image quality (colour,...

The Canon Digital IXUS i7 Zoom is an excellent ultra compact digital camera - image quality isn't perfect with slightly high noise and some red-eye - but it is very good with great colour and detail. This camera is one of the smallest digital cameras...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Canon Digital IXUS i7 review

 

Limited functionality but very stylish ..

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Canon Digital Ixus i7 Zoom

 

Really small in size, it will easily fit in a shirt pocket without appearing in the slightest bulky. Is it however reasonable in zoom and good in mega pixel, could this be another Canon winner?

First the size it is 10x4.5x2cm and weights less than 150grams. Silver in colour part shiny and part matt. The unit is supplied with a dock that can be used to transfer images to the PC and must be used to charge the solid battery. There is a 4x3cm TFT...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Canon IXUS i7 Zoom

 

The IXUS i7 Zoom is the smallest camera in the Canon digital range. You will have no problem fitting it into a pocket. It is available in a choice of colours and comes with a cradle.

Style and design ; Build quality

Small LCD screen ; Very limited flash range

The Canon IXUS i7 zoom is a truly stylish digital camera. It is one of the few digital cameras to stand out on its own in terms of looks. It is available in four sharp colours. Picture quality is good and it makes a refreshing change to see a camera...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Natalie Hitchins (productsifter.com)

Canon IXUS i7 Zoom

 

Canon?s IXUS cameras have long been leaders in the style stakes, sporting delectable designs, faultless ergonomics and innovative features. The 7-megapixel i7 is no exception, making the most of its diminutive dimensions by packing in slick...

An effective face detection, auto-focus and exposure system ensures superb people shots by automatically detecting faces in the frame and setting focus and exposure accordingly. A ?my category? function takes this feature one stage further, by tagging...

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon IXUS i7 Zoom

 

With a thin, candybar design quite similar to several slim phones on the market at the moment, Canon's Ixus i7 Zoom is an attractive camera for the fa...

Small design, Good colour

Noisy pictures, Only six scene modes

While the form factor of the IXUS i7 is quite appealing, the image noise has a severe impact on the picture quality.

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot SD40 review

 

Change isn't always big. New versions of products aren't always massive, sweeping upgrades to their predecessors. A system pack, a bug fix, or a single handy new feature might be all a product gets. It might not be revolutionary, but at least it's an...

Small and stylish; comes with dock and remote.

Terrible image noise; remote control is almost superfluous.

Its small size makes it an attractive pocket camera, but its speed and image quality issues are too great to ignore.

Sep, 2006

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