Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

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Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Intelligent and easy 8x zoom

Go wide or get 8x closer with a Canon quality 8x optical zoom lens, Intelligent IS and Smart Auto for great photos and HD movies. The compact PowerShot A4000 IS captures every moment with ease.

Benefits

  • 28mm wide, 8x optical zoom
  • 16.0 Megapixels
  • Intelligent IS
  • Large 7.5 cm (3.0”) LCD
  • Compact metal body
  • Smart Auto (32 scenes)
  • HD movies (720p) with movie button
  • Help button
  • Fun and creative modes
  • Live View Control, Face Detection
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  • 8x optical zoom with wide-angle 8x optical zoom with wide-angle
  • 16.0 Megapixels 16.0 Megapixels
  • Steady shots in every situation Steady shots in every situation
  • Powerful DIGIC processing Powerful DIGIC processing
  • 7.5cm (3.0 7.5cm (3.0") LCD
  • Auto mode with 32-scene detection Auto mode with 32-scene detection
  • 720p movies 720p movies
  • Instantly capture movies Instantly capture movies
  • Easy image adjustment Easy image adjustment
  • Optimises people shots Optimises people shots
  • Instant help Instant help

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PowerShot A4000 IS

28mm wide, 8x optical zoom

A versatile, Canon 8x optical zoom lens lets you get closer to distant subjects and focus on the detail while the 28mm wide-angle fits more in the frame for sweeping landscapes and great group shots.

16.0 Megapixels

Capturing all the detail from the genuine Canon lens the 16MP sensor delivers superb quality images that are perfect for large-scale prints (A3+) or creative cropping.

Intelligent IS

Intelligent IS combats camera shake to ensure all your photos and videos are sharp and detailed even at full zoom or in low light. It automatically adjusts the optical Image Stabilizer to the scene from 6 modes to prevent blur.

Large 7.5 cm (3.0”) LCD

A large, high quality LCD screen (230k dots) allows effortless menu navigation, lets you frame and view your shots with ease and makes sharing them with friends a pleasure.

Compact metal body

The slim, compact metal body in attractive colours is small and stylish enough to take anywhere.

Smart Auto (32 scenes)

Even complete beginners can effortlessly shoot high quality photos or movies with Smart Auto, which detects the scene and automatically selects the optimal settings from 32 variables. Press the Auto button to return instantly to Smart Auto from any other mode.

HD movies (720p) with movie button

Instantly record high quality HD movies (720p) using one touch of the dedicated movie button. Intelligent IS keeps movies steady.

Help button

Simply press the Help button for quick, easy-to-follow guidance on using your camera and its different functions – the ideal introduction for beginners.

Fun and creative modes

Have fun with a range of creative filters. Use Fish-eye Effect to re-create fish-eye lens distortion, Super Vivid to boost colour saturation, retro Poster and Toy Camera Effects or Monochrome. Miniature Effect makes scenes in stills or movies look like miniature scale models.

Live View Control, Face Detection

Live View Control allows you to easily experiment with picture settings like brightness and colour intensity and preview the results while framing, so you can capture the best shot. Face Detection Technology ensures great people shots. It detects up to 35 faces in a single frame making sure they remain in focus and with optimum brightness. Face Detection White Balance ensures natural skin tones even in unusual lighting conditions. Auto Red-Eye Correction eliminates red-eye.

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/2.3 type CCD
Effective Pixels Approx. 16.0M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 5.0 - 40.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 - 224 mm)
Zoom Optical 8x. Digital Approx. 4x. Combined Approx. 32x¹²
Maximum f/number f/3.0 – f/5.9
Construction 8 elements in 7 groups
(1 double-sided aspherical lens, 1 single-sided aspherical UA lens, 1 single-sided aspherical lens)
Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type). Intelligent IS

FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System/ Points AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
AF Modes Single, Continuous (Auto mode only), Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF¹
AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 1 cm (W) from front of lens in macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
AE Lock On/Off Selectable
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments.
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
ISO sensitivity* AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Speed 1 - 1/2000 sec. (factory default)
15 - 1/2000 sec. (total range - varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

LCD MONITOR

Monitor 7.5 cm (3.0") TFT, Approx. 230,000 dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
Red-Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation Face Detection FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Built-in Flash Range 50 cm - 3.0 m (W) / 1.0 - 2.0 m (T)
External Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1
Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

SHOOTING

Modes Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), P, Live View Control, Portrait, FaceSelf-Timer, Low Light (4.0MP), Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Discreet
Modes in Movie P, Live View Control, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, iFrame Movie
Drive modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 0.8 shots/sec.¹ (until memory card becomes full)²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size (L) 4608 x 3456, (M1) 3264 x 2448, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 4608 x 2592. Resize in playback (M2, S, 320 x 240)
Compression Fine
Movies (HD) 1280 x 720, 25 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps
Miniature Effect (HD (5, 2.5, 1.25 fps) or L (6, 3, 1.5 fps))
iFrame Movie (HD)
Movie Length (HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec.¹
(L) up to 4 GB or 1 hour²

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (2 channel monaural)]

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
PictBridge Yes

OTHER FEATURES

Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
Histogram Yes
Playback zoom Approx. 2x - 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Indonesian

INTERFACE

Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
Other A/V output, dedicated connector (PAL/NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type SD, SDHC, SDXC

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh Windows 7 SP1/ Vista SP2/ XP SP3
Mac OS X v10.6 – 10.7

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ImageBrowser EX
Other Camera Window
PhotoStitch

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-11L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery life Approx. 175 shots¹
Approx. 240 min. playback
A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC90

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps Soft Case DCC-520
Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1
Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC90
Other Canon AV Cable AVC-DC400

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment 0 - 40 °C, 10 - 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 95.3 x 56.3 x 24.3 mm
Weight Approx. 145 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
² Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording.
AF Modes ¹ Some settings limit availability.
Continuous Shooting ¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Movie Length ¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Battery life ¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.
  • *Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index.
  • According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.

Accessories & Supplies

Power

Trust Canon for guaranteed power performance. Extra batteries, battery chargers and AC adapter kits let you shoot photos and video for longer and review images without worrying about fading battery life.

NB-11L

A spare or replacement battery for your Canon digital compact camera. Genuine Canon batteries offer 100% compatibility, safety and performance.

CB-2LDE

A spare or replacement battery charger, perfect for travelling.

CB-2LFE

A spare or replacement battery charger, perfect for travelling.

ACK-DC90

Power your Canon compact camera directly from a mains electricity supply. Ideal for shooting longer projects and powering the camera while it’s connected to a computer.

Softcases & Straps

Carry your compact camera comfortably and protect it from dust and scratches.

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DCC-420

Protect your PowerShot camera with a soft case when you are out and about.

DCC-520

Protect your Canon PowerShot camera with a soft case when you are out and about.

Flashes

Get creative with your lighting and explore new and exciting types of photography. Canon Speedlites deliver accurate flash exposures time after time, and is quick and simple to use.

High Power Flash HF-DC2

Boost the range of your camera’s flash with a portable high-power flash unit. Includes a bracket that attaches to the camera. Can also be used remotely for creative lighting options.

High Power Flash HF-DC1

Boost the range of your camera’s flash with a portable high-power flash unit. Includes a bracket that attaches to the camera. Can also be used remotely for creative lighting options.

Cables & Other Accessories

Stay connected with the correct interface cable.

AV Cable AVC-DC400

Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have composite video connections. Carries picture and sound.

Interface Cable IFC-400PCU

Transfer photos and movies from your camera to a PC or Mac computer via USB. 1.5m (5ft) cable length.