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Power drained

AdvantagesCanon quality lens, well built, decent range of features

DisadvantagesVery limiting zoom, sluggish performance, poor movie mode

"...zoom; the impression is that Canon was aiming the camera at people wanting to take snapshots of their friends and family. For this sort of work the range is usually fine, and as you would expect from Canon the optics themselves are of good quality. Most of the lens is inside the case, so the barrel doesn't protrude very much even when zooming. The LCD screen is a mere 1.5 inches across, titchy by today's standards and not enormous even by those of ..." Read review
17.10.2011

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Basic entry-level camera

Advantagesinexpensive, ease of use, good picture quality, durable

Disadvantagesworks with alkaline batteries, outdated, 1.5'' LCD screen

"The Canon PowerShot camera series was introduced in 1996 and since then the line has expanded with a range of compact digital cameras. The A series includes the entry-level PowerShot models. ===The Camera=== Canon A400 is a 3.2 Megapixel digital camera with high-quality 2.2x optical zoom lens, 3.2x digital zoom and a total zoom capacity of around 7x. It has a Canon DIGIC processor for superb image quality. It is equipped with a Canon zoom lens ..." Read review
01.03.2012

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Community Level 6Plymyphil

Plymyphil

The best money you'll ever spend?

AdvantagesPrice - quality - ease of use

DisadvantagesLack of an optical zoom

"...a long time fan of Canon digital cameras I was keen to get my hands on the Powershot A400. Having used the A310 for sometime, the A400 was an attractively priced upgrade and I'm pleased to report that with a little coercion Santa delivered the goods. So, four months down the line, what is my verdict? Firstly - compared to all other digital cameras I have used this is my favourite. I have used a range of cameras including many of the leading brands ..." Read review
26.04.2005

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Community Level 4benz2922

benz2922

Designed for Simplicity . . . . Designed for me! Review with images

AdvantagesGreat picture quality, Easy to use, An overall great camera

DisadvantagesNone

"...pentax (see other review) the canon power shot was a present to my partner from his Nan. However he had this camera long before I met him which is over 5 years ago now. He probably had it since the model came out as I can't see his camera fanatic grandparents buying anything other than the newest there is at the time. He actually didn't use the camera much until he met me. I am one of those people that literally have to take photos of everything. ..." Read review
29.10.2010

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A stalwart camera - but already something of a dinosaur!

AdvantagesEasy to use, generally very reliable, good quality images & video

DisadvantagesA little outdated now; small viewing screen; somewhat chunky

"...then you'll know that this Canon PowerShot A400 has been the digital piccy-taking love of my life in recent years! Now I'm not a technical person, so the fact that this camera has 3.2 mega pixels was not a criteria for me for choosing this camera, although it has helped with the image quality that I have enjoyed from it! So, this review is not a technical know-how review, it's purely on how I have found this camera in everyday use! *** What's to ..." Read review
10.02.2012

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Community Level 3pippilli

pippilli

If anyone can....

AdvantagesNeat, chunky and solid.Great pictures

Disadvantagessome gimmicky features

"...Both SLRs are made by Canon and I have been nothing but delighted with them. They are excellent middle range cameras, suitable for the semi-pro. I bought a Kodak for my first digital simply because it was cheap and cheerful, and an Olympus for my second. After my experiences with this camera, I will be buying a Canon next. I borrowed my brother's camera to download his pictures of my new nephew and to see how well the Canon compared with the cameras ..." Read review
07.12.2005

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Community Level 1Simonpro

Simonpro

Superb and Inexpensive Digital Camera

AdvantagesLight, clear screen, easy to use, high picture quality

Disadvantagesbundled memory card, battery use, video recording.

"...holiday, and as with all Canon products I have found that the A400 is an extremely high quality product. Having never owned a digital camera before I found it important to chose a camera that was both easy to use and offered good picture quality. This certainally does that! Most camera functions can be figured out without the need to refer to the manual, as the buttons on the back are all nicely labelled and the on screen menu is uncluttered - ..." Read review
05.11.2005

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My first digital camera - Canon

AdvantagesIdiot proof ..

DisadvantagesNone ??!!

"...for 'mid-cheap' range and the Canon power shot looked simplest to me. After a few hours of torture I worked out how to use it - and it is really simple - even I can take a pic and download it onto the computer (still trying to work out how to edit and print - but all in good time). After a very short time the batteries ran out - so I immediately got hysterical but have now learnt to remove the batteries every time I've finished using the camera ..." Read review
07.09.2005

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Community Level 1Straight_O...

Straight_Outta_Trumpton

Perfect Beginners Digital Camera

AdvantagesLight, Very Easy to Use, Good Value, Good Quality Image

DisadvantagesNot Quite Pocket Sized, Guzzles AA Batteries

"I was recently given this camera as an 18th birthday present .It was bought for £150 with some accessories, an extra 64mb memory card, a case, and a tripod. It can now be purchased for around £110 i believe. After years of using a standard camera I was worried that it would be a challenge to get used to a digital. I couldn't have been more wrong though, as within a few minutes I could do everything I wanted to without reading the manual. The ..." Read review
24.02.2005

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Community Level 1dottypops

dottypops

Canon PowerShot A400

Advantages Great software and is simple to use but still gets good quality pictures

Disadvantages Few mega-pixels and a small screen

"I have had this camera now for two years and so far it hasn't let me down once. Although in comparison to the newer cameras out on the market it is fairly large and heavy, with a smaller screen and less mega-pixels, I've found it to be really good to use. For me the size is just right as anything too small, I lose! The picture quality is is really good and you can take videos with clear sound. It comes in lots of different colours, which is always ..." Read review
13.03.2007

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Community Level 1honey31

honey31

Lovely camera

AdvantagesCompact and easy to use

DisadvantagesDidn't come with a case

"This is my first digital camera and I've had it for a couple of months now. I'm really happy with the quality of the pictures and of how easy it is to use. It is a lovely, compact camera with menus that are easy to navigate. The instruction manual is detailed but easy to understand and not bogged down with lots of technical terms. It came with a usb lead to connect to the computer and also a lead which we can connect straight to the tv and ..." Read review
18.08.2005

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