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Buy a PowerShot A4000 IS 16 Megapixel Compact Camera - Silver (7.6 cm 3" LCD - 8x Optical Zoom - Optical IS - 4608 x 3456 Image - 1280 x 720 Video - PictBridge - HD Movie Mode)
Buy a PowerShot A4000 IS Silver Digital Camera (16 MP, 8x Opt, SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot)
I looked at just 3 of the sample outdoor photos (with the trees, fountain, and grassy fields), and thought there was something wrong with either my eyesight, or my computer monitor, or the camera (faulty unit)....
The images are worse than even my old Powershot which came out 3 years ago. For such a small camera like this, you simply cannot fit in a 16MP sensor and hope to get a good result from it. Sorry Canon, but cameras do not work that way….
And Photography Blog, how can you give the image quality 4.5 stars? It should only be 2 stars at best, that’s how bad it looks to me.
7:26 am - Wednesday, June 20, 2012
When viewing at 100%, details are horribly missing!
11:02 am - Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Don’t blow it to 1:1 and you’ll be fine…This isn’t DSLR so don’t expect miracles! It’s a good camera.
6:50 pm - Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Shane is completely on the money with his review of this camera. Don’t waste your money. I tried it and was heavily disappointed - there is a lot of noise for what the product is, it has trouble focusing, and is going right back to the store tomorrow, a day after I purchased it.
I too, cannot believe this camera got a 4.5 rating, but then again advertisers may have something to do with that.
6:39 am - Sunday, June 24, 2012
wow, every picture is captured at ISO 100, what’s the use of ISO 1600 if we don’t see the sample, is this an ad or what
7:26 am - Monday, June 25, 2012
But what a strange thing to have given picture quality 4.5?
It has a CCD sensor 1/2.3 “with 16 Mpixels, is absurd!
Should not have given 4.5 for image quality.
If it was a CMOS sensor would be much better quality photos.
I have a Powershot A495 with a much better picture than this one.
This camera does not deserve “Highly recommended”
I think you need to review this camera again.
I do not buy this camera.
7:09 pm - Monday, June 25, 2012
thanks for all your comments. Let me give you a little insight into what I look for when grading: Yes, the image quality isn’t that good but I don’t only take that factor into consideration. I also look at the colour reproduction, noise reduction, sharpness, exposure, white-balance and - most importantly - cost of the camera. This is a camera at a little over £100. It doesn’t need a full indepth technical test. It needs the pictures to be looked at as a person who might buy it will look at them. That’s what I try to do.
People buying this camera won’t be interested in IQ - half won’t even know what a “camera’s IQ” means.
So all the pointers I set out above are bang on. Noise is a little dubious, so I scored it down. I’ve tested a lot of cameras at this price point and this camera has produced some of the best pictures.
I hope that helps. :O)
4:44 pm - Thursday, June 28, 2012
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Hey, thanks High quality information.Please keep on doing this. However, I have a Sony Cybershot and I enjoy clicking it.
1:26 pm - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
would you recommend this camera good for making hd youtube videos ??
10:49 pm - Saturday, July 28, 2012
This is my first camera, seems ok with me since i`m new. But we should not except DSLR from a compact camera.
5:51 am - Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I got this camera three weeks ago the worst purchase ever!
Sadly my old camera got a breakage to usb port,was still under guarantee so i returned back my loyal Fujifilm Finepix JX250 and got a full refunds cause was not avaible anymore from the store,what a shame i got instead this poor Canon Powershot A4000 IS.
No matter in which size you shot the pictures,no matter in what ISO,no matter anything: you will have as final results a Monet painting and nothing near to a decent picture cause the noise is simply surreal.I’ve sent back once again to the store and i will get a Fujifilm Finepix JZ100,do not waste your money and do not buy this camera,it’s a poor camera and will not take a decent picture!
2:20 am - Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Im sorry, but you people must be retarded when it comes to using a camera. I just bought mine today, and the pictures ive taken so far look great, especially with the macro mode. Its really a good camera
3:21 am - Sunday, October 7, 2012
Sorry, I don’t seee where these pictures are that great, even for the $125 price range. Lots of bells and whistles, but the proof’s in the pudding.
Also, there was complete omission of the fact that this camera does not have a view finder (unless it was hidden real well). The LCD viewer is horrible in bright sunlight. IMO, the absence of this feature alone is a deal breaker.
The review reads more like a sales pitch than a review.
5:24 am - Sunday, October 28, 2012
i got this a 4000is as a present and
and found it brill and very fit for purpose
12:06 pm - Monday, November 12, 2012
Help! My boss just handed me the Powershot A4000 IS camera she bought and wants me to get a memory card for it but I can’t determine which SD card will work. Pls provide the brand and model number. she bought one but it didn’t fit.
5:45 pm - Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Help! My boss needs a memory card for a PowerShot A4000 IS. I can’t determine which brand and model# to order. We already bought one but it didn’t fit.
5:48 pm - Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Bought one on 19Jan 2013 cost 273 k/marks (Bosnian currency equiv to 119 GBP) ...in the past few days we have marveled at the simplicity and clear display coupled with the info button….we got this after a bad experience with a Casio Elixim EXZS100 10x zoom which could not be used as it froze…. This canon has switched on and off effortlessly a couple of hundred times so far without a similar reaction.
The optics of the 8x zoom have quite good reaction times forward and backwards and I felt the picture action was not marred by any noticeable shutter lag with quick switch on to taking a picture in a matter of a second or two.
The pictures we have taken with it have out of the box slightly warm colours (which we like) and the wide angle to me is great at 28mm even though we enjoyed 24mm with the Casio that fell off in quality at the corners fully wide open ..so a great replacement which in our case came with a dinky little canon bijou case and Bisera my wife is very happy with the item in practice and sat at the bottom of her handbag..! It does what it says on the tin..!
ALSO very pleased with WWW:canon.ba who have got all the software ready for download in lieu of a CD disk which is withdrawn from this market (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Thank you for the review which I read twice including some of the above comments..it swung my decision.
8:19 pm - Tuesday, January 22, 2013
I replaced a Casio Exilim 100S with this A4000 IS and the first thing I noticed is the size of the pictures - about 4M. If you e-mail a dozen pics, and your carrier has a 25M limit(as Yahoo does), you are up the creek. With the Casio, you can cut the size down for e-mailing. This one, you can’t. I bought it at Sam’s and they won’t take it back. Trash can.
4:07 am - Sunday, February 10, 2013
A great all round item for varying the sizes quickly in a batch environment (if working on a windows environment is ´light image resizer´ and it will do them ultra fast (free usage) and another option is a very good programme I use called paint.Net (not the one supplied with windows but also a free for use download. Hope this helps C. Morrow if it does the Turkey gets spared execution ha ha
12:19 pm - Sunday, February 10, 2013
It is good to buy canon A4000 or not
5:15 am - Friday, February 22, 2013
Like a user above who commented, my previous camera was a Canon A495 (which mechanically failed). However, I found the photo quality of my new A4000 to be the same as the A495, i.e. very good, with sharp detail and faithful color reproduction (unlike the P.O.S. Olympus VG-160 which I returned for a refund the day after purchase)
5:56 am - Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Nice, I had been looking for somewhere to buy a quality camera online for a good price, I have been thinking of replacing my camera for a wile now!
2:27 am - Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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