Canon SD4000 camera review

Canon SD4000 Review

Canon announced the Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS Digital ELPH

This camera is called the IXUS 300 HS in Europe. 

By Scott Gietler


Canon announced a new low-light camera. Is it a winner, or just marketing hype?


The Canon S90 is a remarkable camera, and is possibly this year's #1 camera so far for underwater photography. How does the Canon SD4000 compare?


Canon SD4000 specs:


Aperture/Shutter priority controls

F2.0 lens

230,00 pixel LCD

28-105mm equivalent focal range

High-speed  back-illuminated CMOS sensor

1/2.3 sensor size (6.16x4.62mm)

720p hi-def video (S90 has no HD video)

No full manual controls (P, Av, Tv) 


No control ring like the S90

10 megapixels

Slow-motion video feature (missing in the S90)

Burst rate: 8fps (faster than the S90)

Retail price: $349, available at end of May


Canon SD4000 Verdict for underwater photography


Based on the specs, I personally wouldn't get this camera. The Canon S90 is great, and is $365 at Amazon. Need I say more?


Why give up RAW, manual controls, control rings, a larger sensor, and a 461,000 pixel LCD? Given the choice, buy the Canon S90! Unless HD video is that important to you, and you're not doing underwater photography.

On a postitive note, Ikelite has created a compact underwater housing for the camera, which looks like a good deal.

Even though the SD4000 sensor is smaller, it's supposed to be more sensitive to light, so it is possible that is has better low-light performance than the Canon S90 - I guess we'll see when we get our hands on it.


canon sd4000 review


canon sd4000 review



 Further Reading:

Olympus E-PL1 review - specs, image tests and alot more



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yeah, it will be cheaper in a

yeah, it will be cheaper in a few weeks from the release, like $300. I think you should wait to see some test before arriving to a definite conclusion.

Backscatter just did a point

Backscatter just did a point and shoot cameras test for 2010. Canon S90 is the winner. I wonder why Canon would spend time making a less superior camera? 

Because the SD4000 is

Because the SD4000 is smaller, cheaper and has HD video recording. This caters to a different market than the S90.