Canon PowerShot SD4000IS Digital ELPH Camera 10 Megapixel, Red - Refurbished Refurbished

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About Canon

In a Class of Its Own.
Loaded with first-of-its-kind features and high-end capabilities, the Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS Digital ELPH gives ELPH lovers all new reasons to step up. Never before has Canon equipped an ELPH with a back-illuminated CMOS sensor-driven HS SYSTEM or an f/2.0 lens - both of which deliver incredible images in low light. And shooting action or sporting events has never been so fun, with High-Speed Burst mode and the Super Slow Motion Movie function to mix things up. You'll control shots like a pro with Aperture- and Shutter-priority modes, and play your 720p HD movies effortlessly on your HDTV. All this from a super-slim style icon - what more could you ask?

Canon Features

  • A new 10.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor combined with the DIGIC 4 Image Processor create the Canon HS SYSTEM for improved low light performance and better image quality.
  • A bright f/2.0 lens, great for shooting in low light conditions or using a shallow depth-of-field for great images with beautiful soft backgrounds.
  • 720p HD movie shooting capability plus HDMI output connector for easy playback of video and photos on your HDTV.
  • Shoot slow motion video with the Super Slow Motion Movie function or capture fast action shots with the High-Speed Burst mode.
  • Bring creativity to your photos with new scene modes such as Miniature Effect and Fisheye Effect. Plus Low Light mode for dimly-lit situations.
  • Shoot like a pro with Aperture- and Shutter-priority modes for extra control of your images.

Canon Specifications

Type of Camera
Compact digital still camera w/built-in flash, 3.8x Optical zoom & 4.0x Digital & 15x Combined Zoom
Image Capture Type
10.0 Megapixel 1/2.3-inch CMOS
Total Pixels
Approx. 10.6 Megapixels
Effective Pixels
Approx. 10.0 Megapixels
Focal Length
4.9 (W) - 18.6 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 28 (W) - 105 (T) mm)
Digital Zoom
Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 15x in combination with the optical zoom)
Focusing Range
Normal AF: 1.2 in. (3 cm) - infinity (W), 12 in. (30 cm) - infinity (T);
Macro AF: Macro: 1.2 in. - 1.6 ft. (3 - 50 cm) (W), 12 in. - 1.6 ft. (30 - 50 cm) (T)
Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus
LCD Monitor
3.0-inch TFT color LCD, with wide viewing angle
LCD Pixels
Approx. 230,000 dots
LCD Coverage
Maximum Aperture
f/2.0 (W) - f/5.3 (T)
Shutter Speed
1 - 1/2500 sec.
15 - 1/2500 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
ISO Sensitivity
Auto*, ISO 125/200/400/800/1600/3200
* Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.
Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-Weighted average, Spot**
* Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face AiAF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Exposure Control Method
AE Lock
Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
* Facial color is evaluated in Face AiAF
Built-in Flash
Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro, Smart Flash
Flash Range
12 in. - 20 ft. (W), 1.6 - 6.6 ft. (T)
30 cm - 6.0 m (W), 50 cm - 2.0 m (T)
Recycling Time
10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)
Shooting Modes
Auto*, Av, Tv, P, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Smart Shutter**, High-Speed Burst, Low Light, Color Accent, Color Swap, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist, Movie
* Automatically detects shooting scene
** Smile, Wink Self-Timer, Face Self-Timer
Photo Effects
My Colors Off/Vivid/Neutral/Sepia/Black & White/Positive Film/Lighter Skin/Darker Skin/Vivid Blue/Vivid Green/Vivid Red/Custom Color*
* Adjustment of contrast, sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available.
Approx. 10 sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay custom*
*Shooting start time (0-10 sec. (in 1-second increments) 15/20/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in 1-shot increments) can be specified.
Continuous Shooting
Normal: Approx. 3.7 shots/sec.*
Low Light: Approx. 6.0 shots/sec.*
High-Speed Burst: Approx. 8.4 shots/sec.**
* Depending on the shooting conditions, the camera settings and the zoom position,the shooting speed may slow down. As the number of images increases, the shooting speed may slow down.
Storage Media
SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus card, HC MMCplus card, Eye-Fi card
File Format
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Image Compression
Normal, Fine
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: MOV (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))
Playback Modes File
Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Resume Playback, Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Jump, Smart Shuffle, Filtered Playback, Slide Show (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist)
- Still Images: Single, Index, Magnification, Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Trimming, Resize, My Colors, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning
Erase Modes
Select image, select range, all images (all filtered images) - The image data in the memory card stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased). - Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie (1 sec. increments) can be deleted.
Computer Interface
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed USB (dedicated female connector with unified type of digital, audio and video*) *mini-B compatible.
Video Out
NTSC/PAL (Dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio, and video)
Audio Out
Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
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
1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-6L
2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40 (optional)
Shooting Capacity
Still Image: approx. 250 shots
Playback Time
Approx. 7 hours.
Operating Temperature
Operating Humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD)
3.94 x 2.13 x 0.93 in./100.0 x 54.1 x 23.6 mm
Approx. 6.17 oz./175g (camera, including batteries and memory card)
Canon 1 year limited warranty
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


The best digital camera we ever owned. very happy


We could reecommend this camera to anyone. wE are very happy with ours. We get good quality photos with ours. It is small enough to carry, but does the job of a much bigger camera.


Great point-and-shoot


Great for a quick snapshot. The auto focus is great. Wish the playback screen was a bit the camera, tho'.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


I would buy this product again and again


First of all I was verry satisfied about the price, I found the best offer on Adorama. In general this camera is one of the best product on the market, I was realy impressed when I used it in Low Light Condition, it makes incredible pictures even at hi-ISO and records incredible HD 720p video. The build quality is also impresive it gives trust. The only one limited thing is the zoom only 3.8x Optical zoom. But if you like just to make good pictures and amazing video quality this one is the right choice !


Not what I expected


The ratings for this Canon SD4000 praised simple point and shoot qualities in low light conditions using the automatic mode. The camera was purchased at the last minute before attending a wedding so minimal time was spent reading and using written documentation. After reviewing the shots taken at this event, plus the pictures taken from my years old Canon SD800is I am reminded of how good the older Canon cameras are and what a poor choice this new Canon is. I will now take the needed time to review and hopefully set up this new camera to improve picture quality but I can safely say this is NOT a pick up and shoot indoor camera.


Small body, BIG function


I use this compact point&shoot camera as my pocket camera with 5D Mark II. This little one has superior low-light performace. You just can't go wrong with F2.0. Plus, the red color is HOT. Highly recomend it to everyone.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great camera for quick easy shots


Great camera to take along with you on any trip. Small and compact. Doesn't have all the whistles but most people don't use them, otherwise get a SLR. Only con I have is that image stabilization could be better with moving objects.


A Great Choice


A great choice! This camera performs just below a DSLR and has a fast lens. Has many advanced features but is a snap to use.


This is the best digicam ever


It is really great and useful for someone like me who wanted to buy a DSLR, but have a very low budget. With regular camera, when you use flash, the photos will turn out not that good. But with this camera, if there are a little light at the background, and we use flash, the photos will look very beautiful. When I was in Las Vegas, I tried taking pictures with flash + the lights from the Eiffel Tower, and my photos were superb! For video: I would say that it is also superb because everything is recorded in HD.


Developed focusing issue after 3 month


I liked it while it worked. Great little camera! Developed a focusing problem after just three month. All photos are focused about one third the distance they should be focused on (3 meters instead of 9 meters for example), which makes for out-of focus pictures when wide apertures are selected. Tried various focus settings, narrowing down focus points to only the middles of the screen - the problem persisted. Most noticeable at wide lens settings, less with telephoto. I am sending it in for servicing.


Brilliant small camera


This camera is a joy to use, the fast, sharp F2.0 lens and consistently accurate exposure metering make for excellent photos. The video quality is also excellent, with no visible rolling shutter artifact as is often seen in CMOS based cameras. It feels very solid in hand and the newer conrol layout actually works better than previous ELPHs. As with any camera, take time to fiddle with the settings a bit before doing any serious photography. A spare battery is also a wise investment for any camera and a good fast card will also improve battery life.

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