Canon PowerShot A4000 Digital Camera, 16.0 Megapixel, 8x Optical zoom, 28mm Wide Angle Lens, Image Stabilizer, 3" LCD Monitor, 720p HD Video, Black

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About Canon A4000

The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Digital Camera is a 16Mp point-and-shoot with a number of good things going for it. The high-res sensor works together with Canon's DIGIC 4 Image Processor for quality images and 720p HD video. Helping to capture great memories would be the 28mm wide-angle lens, 8x optical zoom, optical image stabilization and a 3.0" LCD monitor. Of course, auto functions, like Smart AUTO, Intelligent IS and Scene Modes, also help to create stunning images without the guesswork. Additional features include the Help Button and lithium-ion power.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to use (25),Lightweight/portable (18),Large clear LCD (16),Excellent image quality (16),Simple controls/menu (15),Nice features/settings (13),Good battery life (11),Durable (10),Good low-light performance (9),Image stabilization (7),Compact (5),Good image quality (5) Fast / accurate auto-focus (5),Zoom range/performance (3),Nice body color (3) View All
Flimsy (5),Poor low-light performance (4),Short battery life (4)
Best Uses:
Family photos (4),Travel (4),Landscape/scenery (4),Low light (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Casual photographer (7)

Canon A4000 Features

  • 8x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle lens and Optical Image Stabilizer deliver stunning images.
  • A 16.0 Megapixel Image Sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor for exceptional performance.
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations for capturing spectacular images with ease.
  • Shoot brilliant 720p HD video with a dedicated movie button.
  • A 3.0-inch LCD enables easy viewing.
  • Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.
  • Help Button provides simple explanations and easy controls of your settings.
  • Scene Modes such as Super Vivid, Poster Effect and Miniature Effect provide creative freedom to capture your photos.
  • Lithium-ion battery makes it easy to recharge your batteries

Canon A4000 Specifications

Image Sensor
1/2.3-inch CCD
Total Pixels
16.6 Megapixels
Effective Pixels
16.0 Megapixels
Focal Length
5.0 (W) - 40.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) - 224 (T) mm)
Digital Zoom
Focusing Range
Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) - infinity (T)
Auto: 0.4 in. (1cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) - infinity (T)
Macro: 0.4 in. - 1.6 ft. (1-50cm) (W)
Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus
LCD Monitor
3.0-inch TFT Color (wide viewing angle type)
LCD Pixels
Approx. 230,000 dots
LCD Coverage
Approx. 100%
Maximum Aperture
f/3.0 (W) - f/5.9 (T)
Shutter Speed
1 - 1/2000 sec.
15 - 1/2000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Auto, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600 (in P mode)
Light Metering Method
Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure Control Method
AE Lock
Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3 stop increments
(Not available when shooting movies)
White Balance Control
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Built-in Flash
Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
Flash Range
1.6 - 9.8 ft. (W), 3.3 - 6.6 ft. (T) (50 cm - 3.0 m (W), 1.0 - 2.0 m (T)
Recycling Time
10 seconds or less (Battery Voltage: 3.7V)
Shooting Modes
Auto, P, Live View Control, Portrait, Face Self-timer, Low Light, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Discreet, iFrame Movie
Self Timer
Approx. 10-sec delay/approx 2-sec delay/custom
Continuous Shooting
Approx: 0.8 shots/sec. (In P Mode)
Approx. 2.8 shots/sec. (In Low Light Mode)
Storage Media
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
File Format
Design rule for Camera File System, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Images: Exif 2.3 (JPEG)
Movies: MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM (2 channel monaural))
Number of Recording Pixels: Still Images
[Large]: 4608 x 3456
[Medium 1]: 3264 x 2448
[Medium 2]: 1600 x 1200
[Small]: 640 x 480
[Widescreen]: 4608 x 2592
Number of Recording Pixels: Movies
[Miniature Effect]: 1280 x 720, 640 x 480
[iFrame Movie]: 1280 x 720 (25 fps)
[Other than the above]: 1280 x 720 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Playback Modes: Still Images and Movies
Discreet, Auto Rotate, Transition Effects (Off, Slide, Fade), Rotate, Search Jump (Shot Date, 10 images, 100 images, Movies, Still Images), Slideshow
Playback Modes: Still Images
Single, Index (4-100 Thumbnails), Magnification (Approx. 2x-10x), Information Display, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Resume Playback, Red-Eye Correction, i-Contrast, Resize
Playback Modes: Movies
Normal Playback, Pause, Slow Motion, Skip Backward, Previous Frame, Next Frame, Skip Forward, Resume Playback
Erase Modes
Single Image, Erase All
Computer Interface
Hi-Speed USB (Dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Video Out
NTSC/PAL (unified type dedicated connector (female)) with digital, audio and video
Audio Out
Monaural (unified type dedicated connector (female)) with digital, audio and video
Other Interface
Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Power Source
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-11L
Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC90)
Shooting Capacity
Approx. 175 shots
Playback Time
Approx. 4 hours
Operating Temperature
Operating Humidity
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.75 x 2.22 x 0.96 in. (95.3 x 56.3 x 24.3mm)
Approx. 5.11 oz./145 g (Including the battery and memory card)
Approx. 4.59 oz./130 g (Camera body only)

Canon A4000 Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


Great Camera

This is a great little camera for every day use. It is small and compact, so it is easy to just throw in my purse and go. It takes stunning photos, but has a hard time focusing when it is too dark. It is a little slow at take the photographs as well, but at the end of the day it really gets the job done with great pictures. I love it!

Reviewed by 36 customers


not good


from Undisclosed

The lens wouldn't come out after 1 year rarely use.


Great Camera


from Red Wing, MN

I have used this camera for 2 years and enjoy the photos I have taken.


Neat little camera!


from KY

Works great for snapshots and family photos--simple to use--pictures are great--however there is some delay when taking a picture and the subject can move and you "lose the moment".


Power Shot A 4000 IS HD Camera


from Colorado

I will not purchase a Canon Power Shot camera again.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Nothing But Frustration


from Newtown, CT

Wish I had never purchased it. Always too difficult to open door to battery and now trouble purchasing another battery.


I have had this camera ...


from Undisclosed

I have had this camera for less than a year and have had it break twice already. The first time the lens wouldn't come out and the second time it wouldn't flash or use any lighting at all so every picture turned out really dark. When the camera was working, it took good pictures and was nice to carry around. It had some good features too. But if it breaks, then they are useless.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)






(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


It's Fantastic


from Midlothian, IL

This Camera is perfect. It's small and has all the advantages of a big camera

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Great quality product


from Dallas, TX

I love this camera. Quality of pictures are great. Very user friendly. Very durable and a quality product. My only complaint is that there was too much delay between pictures and that on the LCD, the images are grainy, but the pictures turn out great. One of the best, most affordable, cameras I have owned.


I would by again


from Georgetown, tx  -  Casual Photographer

I set up my camera quick and easy. I am a causal user but feel the camera is going to be just what I ordered at a great price.


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JAMES L  I think the A4000 is a very good 'carry-around' camera. Nice photos and easy controls....good results as well. Good for any occasion not needing pro-quality performance.
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