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Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS (IXUS 300 HS / IXY 30S)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 212 reviews of Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS (IXUS 300 HS / IXY 30S). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and low light performance. The performance and image quality also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the durability and image stabilizer. There are some mixed reviews about the color.

lens, image quality, performance, low-light, portability

usability, price, size, stabilizer , durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS (IXUS 300 HS / IXY 30S) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS (IXUS 300 HS / IXY 30S)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS (IXUS 300 HS / IXY 30S) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the design and usability are generally positive. The zoom and performance also get good feedback.

portability, performance, zoom, usability, design

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Canon IXUS 300 HS

 

With a new 10MP CMOS sensor and an f/2.0 lens, is this the best IXUS yet?

May, 2011

Expert review by : Rachael D'Cruze (t3.com)

Canon IXUS 300 HS review

 

Meet Canon's new high style, high speed IXUS compact

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Dave Stevenson (techradar.com)

Canon IXUS 300 HS review

 

A tidy compact that takes brilliant pics and packs in the features

Excellent screen ; Good image quality ; Beautifully designed and made

Aspect ratio doesn't match images ; Expensive ; Manual features don't go all the way

Little known fact: Canon's range of digital Ixus cameras turned 10 in May this year.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan, pcworld.com (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot SD4000 review

 

Although its glossy finish, lack of physical buttons, and pocket-friendly size would suggest otherwise, its performance is on a par with that of the excellent Canon PowerShot S90, a camera geared toward demanding photographers.

As an everyday, pocketable point-and-shoot camera that offers some manual controls and stellar image quality, the Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS gets our wholehearted recommendation. Casual snapshooters who want access to controls beyond auto and scene...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon Ixus 300 HS review

 

Great looks and operational simplicity, plus image quality to rival enthusiast-oriented compacts – it's a little on the pricey side though.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Canon Powershot SD4000 IS review

 

Canon's PowerShot S90 is one of the most popular cameras on CNET since its 2009 launch. The camera's features--primarily its manual shooting controls and f2.0 lens--made it a very attractive pocket camera option for digital SLR users. However, the f2.0...

Very good low-light photo quality; nice lens; fast continuous shooting.

Most shooting modes buried in the menu system; fewer shooting options compared with similar competing models.

A bright, wide-angle lens and a high-sensitivity sensor add up to very good low-light photos and fast performance for the Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS.

Jun, 2010

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by : Rosemary Hattersley (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon IXUS 300 HS review

 

The Canon IXUS 300 HS digital camera is somewhat confusing: the HS at the end of its name denotes neither high speed nor high sensitivity. However, it supports both…

Canon Ixus cameras have become a benchmark for compact cameras. The Canon IXUS 300 HS is no exception. It delivers clean and clear images and video footage across a range of shooting and light conditions and is a joy to use. With some fun functions to...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Canon - IXUS 300 HS

 

Over the years Canon has managed to pack an enormous array of features into its never-ending series of IXUS cameras. Generally speaking this seems to be the electronic equivalent of squeezing a pint into a half-pint ...

This High Speed IXUS is a gem of a compact camera that delivers continuous shooting and some interesting HD video features. Unfortunately you pay a high price for the privilege of owning these exotic features and we suspect you won't use them all that...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Jodie Tyley (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Canon IXUS 300HS

 

Canon IXUS 300 HS Review: Fashion conscious snappers will love this quality compact

A creative compact that offers quality images and low light performance. It's a shame about the expensive price tag, but its build quality is second to none.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Rosemary Hattersley (techworld.com)

Canon IXUS 300 HS review

 

Canon Ixus cameras have become a benchmark for compact cameras, and the Canon IXUS 300 HS raises that standard.

Canon Ixus cameras have become a benchmark for compact cameras. The Canon IXUS 300 HS is no exception. It delivers clean and clear images and video footage across a range of shooting and light conditions and is a joy to use. With some fun functions to...

Jul, 2010

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