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Canon PowerShot A400


Canon PowerShot A400

Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Canon PowerShot A400 is an entry-level point-and-shoot digital camera with 3.2 megapixels resolution (which allows prints up to 8x10 in.). It has a sleek look and has an exceptional price: at US$179.99, it is sure to be an attractively priced entry-level digital camera.

Billed as a fun camera, the Canon A400 comes in four colours: Silver, Sky Blue, Lime Green and Sunset Gold. First-time photographers will find the scene modes helpful. An AF-Assist beam helps the camera achieve focus in low-light situations. The A400 is the first A-series digital camera to use the miniature SecureDIgital (SD) media.

If you're looking for an easy to use point-and-shoot digital camera, you may want to give the Canon PowerShot A400 a try. It is small enough to carry anywhere, and makes a perfect present for the first-time digital camera user.

Canon PowerShot A400
QuickFact™ Sheet
  The Canon PowerShot A400 Home PageCanon USA
  Image Sensor 3.2 effective megapixels
1/3.2 in. CCD
  Lens Canon  
  Focal Length 5.9-13.2mm (45-100mm, 35 mm equivalent)  
  Maximum Aperture F3.8  
  Optical Zoom 2.2x  
  Macro 5 cm / 2 in.  
  Auto Focus
TTL autofocus; Focusing frame: 9-point AiAF/1-point AF (center)
Low-light AF-assist beam
Focus lock possible
  Shutter Speed 1 - 1/1500 sec.
1 - 1/8 sec. shutter speeds are available in manual or stitch assist mode if the flash is off.
Slow shutter speeds of 1/6 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
  Exposure Control Program AE  
  Shooting Modes Auto/Manual/Stitch assist/Special Scene (Portrait, Night Scene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Indoor)/Movie;
Continuous Shooting: Approx. 1.3 shots/sec. (Large/Fine mode, LCD monitor off) ;
Movies: 640 x 480 pixels AVI Motion JPEG, 10 frames/sec. (30 sec.)
  Exposure Compensation ± 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments  
  Light Metering Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot (center)  
  White Balance TTL auto, pre-set (available settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H) or Custom  
  Viewfinder Real-image optical zoom viewfinder  
  LCD 1.5-inch. low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD, approx. 115,000 pixels  
  ISO Sensitivity Auto; ISO 50, 100, 200, 400 equivalent  
  Storage Media SD memory card  
  Battery Two AA-size alkaline batteries (included in the camera kit)
Two AA-size rechargeable NiMH batteries NB-2AH (sold separately)
AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (sold separately)
  Included Accessories
16MB CF Card
2 AA Alkaline Batteries
USB Cable
Strap (Wrist)
Software CD-ROMs (ArcSoft)
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 107.0 x 53.4 x 36.8 mm /
4.2 x 2.1 x 1.4 in.
  Weight (Camera body only) 165g / 5.8 oz.  
  MSRP US$179.99 / CAD$350  

Product technical specifications (including MSRP and Included Accessories) are as represented by the manufacturer and subject to manufacturer's change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Product color availability and included accessories may also differ by country or area. Please verify the latest specs from the appropriate manufacturer's site.

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