Canon Digital Cameras - Canon PowerShot S400

 
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Canon Powershot S400 Digital Camera Review

Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash and 3.0x Optical / 3.6x Digital / 11x Combined Zoom
Image Capture Device
Type 1/1.8 inch charge coupled device (CCD)
Total Pixels Approx. 4.1 million
Effective Pixels Approx. 4.0 million
Lens
Focal Length 7.4 - 22.2mm (35mm film equivalent: 36 - 108mm)
Digital Zoom 3.6x
Focusing Range Normal AF: 46cm/1.5 ft. - infinity Macro AF: 5 - 46cm (2.0 in. - 1.5 ft.) (W), and 30 - 46cm (1.0 - 1.6 ft.) (T).
Manual focus: 10cm/4 in. - infinity (W), 30cm/1 in. - infinity (T)
Autofocus System 9-point AiAF( Automatic Focus Point Selection)/ 1-point AF (Fixed to center)
Viewfinders
Optical Viewfinder Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor 1.5 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD Pixels Approximately 118,000 pixels
LCD Coverage 100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture f/2.8 - 4.9
Shutter Speed 15 - 1/2,000 sec.
Exposure Control
Sensitivity AUTO or user set ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
Light Metering Method Evaluative/Center-weighted average/Spot
Exposure Control Method Program AE
Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0EV in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance
White Balance Control TTL Auto White Balance, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, or Custom White Balance.)
Flash
Built-in Flash Operation Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction On/Off, Slow-Sync
Flash Range WIDE: 30cm - 3.5m/1 - 12 ft. TELE: 30cm - 2.0m/1.0 - 6.7 ft. (When ISO is speed is set to AUTO)
Recycling Time Approx. 10 sec. or less.
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0 EV in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Specifications
Shooting Modes Auto, Manual, Stitch Assist, Movie, Continuous (Approx 2.5 sec.)
Photo Effects Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia and Black&White
Self-Timer Operates with approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. countdown
Wireless Control Not Available
Continuous Shooting High Speed: Approx. 2.5 shots/sec.
Normal Speed: Approx. 1.5 shots/sec.
(Large/ Fine Mode and LCD monitor is Off)
Image Storage
Storage Media CompactFlash (CF) Card Type I
File Format Design rule for Camera File System (DCF*1)
Print Order Format Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1
Image Compression Still Image: JPEG (Exif 2.2 compliant)
JPEG Compression Mode SuperFine, Fine or Normal
Number of Recording Pixels 2,272 x 1,704 (Large), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 1), 1024 x 768 (Medium 2), 640 x 480 pixels (Small)
Movie: 320 x 240 or 160 x 120
Number of Recordable Images
Menu Selection File Size
(KB)
Resolution
(pixels)
32MB 64MB 128MB 256MB
Large / SuperFine 2,002 2,272 x 1,704 14 30 61 123
Large / Fine 1,116 2,272 x 1,704 27 54 110 222
Large / Normal 556 2,272 x 1,704 54 110 220 443
Medium 1/ SuperFine 1,002 1,600 x 1,200 30 61 122 246
Medium 1/ Fine 558 1,600 x 1,200 54 109 219 440
Medium 1/ Normal 278 1,600 x 1,200 108 217 435 868
Medium 2/ SuperFine 570 1,024 x 768 53 107 215 431
Medium 2/ Fine 320 1,024 x 768 94 189 379 762
Medium 2/ Normal 170 1,024 x 768 174 349 700 1,390
Small / SuperFine 249 640 x 480 120 241 482 962
Small / Fine 150 640 x 480 196 393 788 1,563
Small / Normal 84 640 x 480 337 676 1,355 2,720
Time of Recordable Movies
Resolution(pixels) 32MB 64MB 128MB 256MB
Movie / High 320 x 240 91sec. 183sec. 368sec. 735sec.
Movie / Low 160 x 120 242sec 486sec. 973sec. 1,954sec.
Playback Specifications
Playback Modes File Single, Index (9 thumbnails), Magnification (2x to 10x), Slide Show or Movie
Erasing Specifications
Erase Modes Still Images: Single Image, All Images Movie: Part of Movie, All Movie
Interfaces
Computer Interface Universal Serial Bus (USB)(mini-B jack)
Video Out NTSC/PAL
Other CF card slot (accept Type I card). Direct connection to Canon CP Printers and Bubble Jet Direct Photo Printers (no computer required)
Power Supply
Power Source 1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (NB-1LH or NB-1L) 2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-500
Shooting Capacity Approx. 190 shots (LCD monitor ON) Approx. 440 shots (LCD monitor OFF)
Playback Time Approx. 140 min.
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature 32 - 104F (0 - 40C)
Operating Humidity 10 - 90%
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.43 x 2.24 x 1.09 in./87.0 x 57.0 x 27.8mm (Excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 6.52 oz./185g (Camera body only)
Computer System Requirements
Mac Requirements OS: Mac OS 9.0 – 9.2, Mac OS X (v10.1/10.2/10.3).
Computer Model: The above OS should be pre-installed on computer with built-in USB ports.
CPU: PowerPC.
Interface: USB (Models with Apple genuine USB interface only).
PC Requirements OS: Microsoft Windows 98 (including Second Edition)/Me/2000/XP.
Computer Model: The above OS should be pre-installed on computer with built-in USB ports.
CPU: Pentium 150MHz or higher processor (Windows 98/ Me/2000), Pentium 300MHz or higher processor (Windows XP).
Interface: USB (Windows 98/Me/2000/ XP pre-install model only).


Reviews
 
Review by: Peter
Lacation: Charlotte,North Carolina
Type of Sport: Point and shoot cameras
Review Date: 04-14-2007
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I purchased Canon digital S400; it is an elegant and strong. This camera is stylish, made of metallic exterior complemented by a 4.0 Megapixel sensor, 3x Canon Zoom lens with number of other advanced features. I carry it any where; its ready to go.

 
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