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Canon PowerShot A4000IS 16.0 MP Digital Camera with 8x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom 28mm Wide-Angle Lens with 720p HD Video Recording and 3.0-Inch LCD (Blue)

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  • 3-inch LCD display
  • 16.0 MP Image Sensor, DIGIC 4 Image Processor, 8x Optical Zoom, 28mm Wide-Angle lens
  • 720p HD video recording with a dedicated movie button
  • Smart AUTO with 32 predefined shooting situations, Intelligent IS with six modes to optimize image stabilization
  • Help Button provides simple explanations and easy controls of your settings
  • 8x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle lens and Optical Image Stabilizer deliver stunning images.
  • 16.0 MP Image Sensor, DIGIC 4 Image Processor, 8x Optical Zoom, 28mm Wide-Angle lens
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Color: Blue
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Flash
  • Image Stabilization
  • Video Capability

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Color: Blue
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 3.8 x 2.2 inches ; 5 ounces
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  • ASIN: B0075SUFSC
  • Item model number: 6152B001
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (429 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,683 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 6, 2012

Product Description

Color: Blue

From the Manufacturer

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Advanced capabilities and chic style set PowerShot A4000 IS digital camera apart from the crowd. In a new high for the A-Series,Canon PowerShot A4000 IS at Amazon.com it's equipped with a powerful 8x Optical Zoom to get you close to the action fast, and a 28mm Wide-Angle lens and Optical Image Stabilizer that deliver beautifully clear images with more excitement in every frame. This chic, compact camera in a range of appealing colors has a 16.0 Megapixel Image Sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor to ensure superior resolution and fast performance. Beautiful images are easy thanks to Smart AUTO that picks the perfect camera settings for 32 predefined shooting situations, and Intelligent IS that automatically optimizes image stabilization based on the shooting conditions. Touch a button and you'll be shooting brilliantly lifelike 720p HD video!

Zoom in on Wider, Steadier Shots

8x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle LensCanon PowerShot A4000 IS Wide-Angle at Amazon.com

The 8x Optical Zoom (35mm equivalent: 28–224mm) in PowerShot A4000 IS digital camera is the most powerful ever seen in Canon’s A-Series.It gives you a huge range of potential images from a single location, which is perfect for sporting events and other occasions when your shooting stance is fixed, or times when moving in too close might disrupt the action you’re trying to capture. The lens’s 28mm wide-angle perspective puts more image in every frame for dynamic, exciting shots.

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Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Image Stabilization at Amazon.comOptical Image Stabilizer

Handheld shooting can often lead to camera shake, making photos and videos blurry. Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer is a sophisticated system that uses lens-shift technology to correct unwanted camera movement. It makes handheld photography more practical, providing excellent image quality in many difficult shooting situations: outdoors at dusk, inside without a flash, and even at the telephoto end of the zoom range without a tripod. For photos, it enables shooting at slower shutter speeds, accommodating more low-light shooting situations than ever before without having to boost ISO sensitivity. With camera shake and vibration reduced, you get a sharper, steadier image. And because it is an optical system, there is none of the image degradation typical with electronic image stabilizers.


High Resolution, Highly Advanced Performance

16.0 Megapixel Image Sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor

With the camera’s 16.0 Megapixels of resolution, your images are rich and clear, with textures and tiny details faithfully reproduced even at the long end of the big 8x Optical Zoom. This high level of resolution is ideal for creating the largest prints, and allows you the flexibility to blow up and crop any section of an image to express your creativity. The DIGIC 4 Image Processor powers the camera’s advanced systems and features, ensuring fast, reliable performance with low battery consumption.

DIGIC 4 Image Processor

Canon DIGIC Image Processors have set the standard for functionality and performance since their groundbreaking introduction in 1999. With each successive generation, DIGIC processors have brought elevated performance and powerful new features to PowerShot digital cameras. The DIGIC 4 Image Processor has ushered in a new level of picture quality and accelerated processing, making possible features such as high-speed continuous shooting, HD video and Face Detection Self-timer.

A Smarter Camera Means Better Photos

Smart AUTO

Photographers of all levels appreciate a camera – especially a go-anywhere compact digital – that takes the hassle out of capturing beautiful images. The PowerShot A4000 IS digital camera gives you Smart AUTO – sophisticated Canon technology that makes getting that great shot as simple as pressing the shutter button. Smart AUTO automatically detects scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and the subject. Detected scenes are analyzed using 32 predefined shooting situations. The camera then makes optimal settings to ensure the best possible image capture when shooting still images. Smart AUTO also includes Advanced Subject Detection, which allows the camera to detect and track non-human moving subjects like animals and vehicles. With Smart AUTO, all you have to do is frame your shot and capture away.

Shooting Modes/Special Scene Modes
Smart AUTO The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity.
Program The camera automatically and intelligently selects the aperture/shutter speed combination based on the shooting conditions.
Live View Control Enables Brightness, Color, and Tone adjustments to your images using easy-to-understand controls.
Portrait Brings the subject into focus while beautifully blurring the background.
Face Self-timer The camera waits for a face to enter the frame before releasing the shutter.
Low Light For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly lit situations.
Fisheye Effect Now you can get the fisheye effect – a classic photographic distortion – without a fisheye lens.
Miniature Effect Give images a miniature look with an effect that emphasizes perspective by blurring the top and bottom of the image.
Toy Camera Effect Simulates photos taken with “toy” or pinhole cameras, darkening the image at the edges to create a vignette effect.
Monochrome Choose from three single-tone effects: Black-and-White, Sepia, or Blue.
Super Vivid Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors.
Poster Effect Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.
Snow Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
Fireworks Create brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
Long Shutter Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.
Discreet Mode Disables flash, AF assist beam, and all camera sounds with one mode dial setting–so you can capture images in quiet areas.
iFrame Movie The Apple® movie format, iFrame, makes it easier and quicker to import and upload videos while retaining high image quality.

Gorgeous HD Video From Your Still Camera

720p HD Video

You can shoot high definition video anytime, anywhere right from the pocket-sized A4000 IS. With a simple push of the dedicated movie button, you'll be able to instantly record every moment in motion. 720p HD video is smooth, vivid, and beautifully lifelike, making it an ideal way to capture special memories. In addition to being able to shoot 720p HD video at 25 frames per second, the PowerShot A4000 IS can also shoot 640 x 480 VGA video at 30* frames per second.

Dedicated Movie Button for Easy Video Capture

It's never been easier to shoot videos with a PowerShot digital camera. To make shooting video as natural as snapping pictures, the PowerShot A4000 IS has a dedicated movie button. No need to plan ahead, no need to search through menus on the LCD screen; when you feel a moment would be best captured in 720p HD, simply press the button and recording begins. The camera is always ready to shoot stills or video whenever you want.

iFrame

With the PowerShot A4000 IS digital camera, you can also shoot video in the Apple® iFrame format, which is a computer-friendly standard that speeds up importing and editing of videos. It keeps file sizes small, making it more convenient to upload or e-mail high-quality videos. The iFrame format enjoys native support in compatible Mac and Windows video applications, making it unnecessary to perform time-consuming and often quality-degrading conversions.

See the Image On a Big Screen

3.0-inch LCD

The PowerShot A4000 IS digital camera’s large 3.0-inch LCD screen gives you the big picture, whether you’re shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear and bright picture. It also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.

A Steady Image Is a Beautiful Image

Intelligent IS

The latest advance in Canon Optical Image Stabilization technology, Intelligent IS analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation. For stills, the system automatically selects among Normal, Panning, Macro (Hybrid) and Tripod IS modes. When shooting video, the system automatically selects among Dynamic, Powered, Macro and Tripod IS modes. With Intelligent IS, you can concentrate on image capture, letting the camera make the most effective IS settings to assure the steadiest possible image.

Normal Corrects for a wide range of camera movement when shooting stills.

Panning Panning motion is detected so that IS does not interfere with desired camera movement.

Macro (Hybrid) Corrects for shift-type camera shake, which typically occurs in macro (close-up) shooting.

Dynamic Effective for video shooting at wide-angle focal lengths, eliminating the unwanted shaking that typically occurs while walking.

Powered Compensates for hand movement when shooting video at the telephoto end of the zoom range, where camera shake is magnified.

Tripod When tripod use is detected, the Image Stabilizer is stopped because it is not needed.


Help You Won't Need Help to Find

Help Button

The PowerShot A4000 IS digital camera is designed to be fun and easy to use, even for beginners. A new Help Button Canon PowerShot A4400IS Help at Amazon.comon the camera’s exterior brings up the help menu any time you need it, right on the LCD screen. From here, you can scroll through a variety of topics that answer your questions with clear explanations, offer helpful shooting advice, and show you diagrams highlighting the position of any buttons you'll need.

More Ways to Get Creative

Scene Modes

Scene Modes are fun, easy ways to give your shots a distinctly artistic feel without the need for any extra lenses and filters. Super Vivid heightens and saturates colors for eye-popping intensity. Poster Effect eliminates gradations between colors for an illustrative feel. Miniature Effect enhances perspective in a scene, blurring the top and bottom to make it look as if it were created with miniature models. You can also make a quirky portrait using the Fisheye Effect or add a beautiful single-tone effect with Monochrome. Toy Camera Effect simulates a vintage look as it capturing the photo using a toy or pinhole camera.


Charge Up and Go!

Lithium-ion Battery

The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS digital camera uses a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. This compact, powerful battery helps make it a lightweight and slim camera. Charge-up is quick and easy, so the PowerShot A4000 IS will be ready and waiting for those special moments.


A Color Just Right for You

Available in 5 colors

While the classic black camera will always be right for a lot of photographers, Canon recognizes that others will long for colors that express their individuality. Accordingly, the PowerShot A4000 IS digital camera is offered in a range of hues from subtle to vibrant, fun to chic. Take your pick from black, silver, blue, red, and pink.

Product Description

The Canon 6152B100 PowerShot A4000 IS 16MP Compact Digital Camera, in blue, boasts advanced capabilities and chic style that set it apart from the crowd. It is equipped with a powerful 8x Optical Zoom to get you close to the action fast, and a 28mm Wide-Angle lens and Optical Image Stabilizer that deliver beautifully clear images with more excitement in every frame. This chic, compact camera has a 16.0 Megapixel Image Sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor to ensure superior resolution and fast performance. Beautiful images are easy thanks to Smart AUTO that picks the perfect camera settings for 32 predefined shooting situations, and Intelligent IS that automatically optimizes image stabilization based on the shooting conditions. Touch a button and you'll be shooting brilliantly lifelike 720p HD video.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

And it takes very good photos. If the photographer is any good at all. Read more ›
And I have trouble adjusting the "theme" for taking photos (ex- portrait to beach). But otherwise photos are clear and camera holds up well. Read more ›
At the begining i couldn't find all the options that it has, but with the use i found all that i needed in a very simple way, I always carry it with me and the quality of… Read more ›
The Canon A4000IS camera is very worth for the price and quality is good. It is fit for normal usage. Read more ›
Low-light images (e.g. In a museum that does not allow flash photography) were very grainy. Outdoor images were good but not great. I very well may return this and look for… Read more ›
After, however, it determines circumstances, if you take another picture in the…The quality of video for a hand held camera is excellent and the pictures are good as well. Read more ›
I love it... having lots of fun with it, Easy to use. Read more ›
Christmas gift for Mom and she loves it! Easy to use. Read more ›
I really like that I can carry it in my purse or pocket. It is quick & easy to use! I've happy with my purchase! :) Read more ›
I love this camera. Easy to use, great photos, and a nice photo edit software. I can't wait to take more pics with it! Read more ›
Needed an easy to use with good quality camera. This fit my requirements. Read more ›
The buttons for changes is located on the right and consist of five…One of the buttons is the top one which is dedicated to the video which I found was easy to operate. Read more ›
the camera takes great pictures and easy to use and also the price is great for what you get with it. I used it for my grandchilds christning .The feature on this camera… Read more ›
This camera is very reasonable priced and is a good starter camera for pre-teen. I recommend this to all looking for value. Read more ›
AND it's super cheap! If you're thinking of buying a nice everyday point & shoot that takes clear photos for a low price, this is a good choice. :) Read more ›
It's so light, you will actually take this one with you and use it. The price is great for the quality and I love the blue color. Yes, the purist will say there are… Read more ›
It really does best on bright, sunny days but I've taken some great night shots, action shots, and closeups. All in all, a great point and shoot for a great price! Read more ›
Also very good in low light. An excellent value. Read more ›
Camera features are easy to understand making the camera easy to operate and the picture quality very good. Have not yet used the video feature. Read more ›
This is a well-designed small camera…However, learning to use its basic features is fairly straightforward with the aid of the instruction booklet included with the camera. Read more ›
The camera is exactly as described and is simple and easy to operate. The buttons and controls are easy to manipulate. Read more ›
I like the simplicity of its functions which is great for people who just want to point and shoot and have no use for or patience to learn how to use the many features and… Read more ›
The controls are easy use and fairly intuitive. Getting to some of the features has taken a little getting used to since some of them are layered and I could not remember… Read more ›
1) Taking video with the steadyshot works very well. 2) Miniature effect and other modes are fun 3) Takes fast photos Read more ›
When I loaded the pics onto my computer and saw just how low quality they were I was very…The colors were not crisp, they were dull and overall it just was cheap. I… Read more ›
My old SD1100 IS that this was meant to…Granted this can go wider and zoom in further, the SD1100IS takes pictures that are more clear and the color is MUCH more accurate. Read more ›
It's easy to use, small will fit in small purse/bag, takes great pictures with great color. I replaced one like it that I broke. Read more ›
I love this little camera and it was at a great price when…My favorite function is the vivid setting, where colors in sunsets and nature pop out with the click of a button. Read more ›
They actually turned out clearer on the auto…I took some landscape pictures of mountains that turned out beautiful and had high quality of detail and beautiful color. I… Read more ›
I Love Love it!!! Recommend to anyone, plus it comes in a lot a cool colors too. Read more ›
I wasn't expecting much and already have a big fancy SLR with different lenses,…It takes great pictures without being bulky, is easy to use and the zoom feature is great. Read more ›
Pictures are very sharp. Zoom works great. There is a slight shutter delay/lag between taking pictures. Read more ›
But, the zoom is Great! I would like to see some fun features/options on my future camera like B&W, Sepia, or something (at least to make it as good as my OLD Sony) - It's… Read more ›
Wonderful quality! The zoom is great! I love the little "boxes" that show I've got the subject lined up. Read more ›
This is great camera for price. It is small and has nice optical zoom. We have been using it now for several months and have not found any issue. Read more ›
The picture quality on this camera is a lot better than I expected it to be. The full zoom keeps a really clear picture, too. Read more ›
That rating is lower than many others, but it is sufficient for most purposes. The video is a Full HD- that is 1980x1080 resolution. It does not have a hot shoe for an… Read more ›
If you are a lunk head when it comes to running digital things then this camera is for you!It was simple to use and took great pictures and the video was great also! Read more ›
It's a good camera for the price. The video works really well. However, I don't like how most people look in the photos - really heavy. Read more ›
I missed the view finder feature originally but I'm adjusting. Video quality is excellent for such a small camera. Owned this for 2 months, easy to slip in a pocket or… Read more ›
This is my go-everywhere camera, believe it or not. Small, fairly light, and takes great pictures AND video! Bring the pics into Photoshop and with a couple clicks you end… Read more ›
Have dropped it, got it wet, basically beat it up in my jersey pocket on bike rides and it just takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'. Does GREAT HD video too. Read more ›
Worth every cent it cost!!!! For its size it does a good job-no need to carry larger camera to capture the monment---- Read more ›
Great pictures, great size, fits in my purse or pocket easily! Easy to use doesn't take a genius to use it! Read more ›
I have a larger Canon but it was hard to take it everywhere. This one is the perfect size. I can fit in my pocket when needed. Read more ›
So far, so good. Pictures are clear, functions are sufficient, it's easy to operate and the perfect size for carrying in my purse daily. Read more ›
I love the Canon products, this is our third PowerShot in our family. A great pocket size camera, great picture quality. Read more ›
Even though I focussed using the technique of half depressing the button before pushing it all the…Othewise the camera is light and well built, size is great for transport Read more ›
I lost my last one so was pleasantly surprised by this updated version. The larger view screen is nice and the ease of transferring images is great. I love the color too! Read more ›
( Not Apple easy ). The LCD screen is large, easy to see, everything seems to work right. Although some may be stuck on the fact that it is a little larger, and heavier… Read more ›
My husband got this for his first digital camera, and loved it. It's easy to use, small, has a large screen, does good videos. So we got a second one for my grandson and he… Read more ›
Small in size but big with feartures. Screen is nice size! Read more ›
I don't know how Canon can produce this much camera for this small a price. The LCD is huge, the camera is miniature and the resulting photographs are just excellent. Ordere… Read more ›
Ease to use, the automatic option offer a good adjustable scene to take nice picture, the screen size is appropriate to see more details of the environment. Read more ›
This is a excellent camera - takes great pictures, its easy to carry with you - fits in your pocket, so traveling is easier. Downloading pictures if also very easy Read more ›
I…I snap pictures whenever I go someplace new and certainly when I get together with friends and this camera is convenient to carry and store in a purse or tote bag or pocket. Read more ›
nice product, price was good. Easy to use. fits right in your pocket and easy to carry anywhere. You can always be ready to take photos with this one. Read more ›
Nice camera! Sharp pictures, easy to carry around, does not take up much space. My kids would take pictures with ease. Read more ›
a good little workhorse of a camera. not great at any one thing, but it is good at most things and very easy to carry with you. With the quality of smart phone cameras… Read more ›
I am a great fan of Samsung cameras when it…overall a great product for point and shoot camera for novice users and easy to carry around in pocket than in a bulky case Read more ›
Battery life is excellent, and it can be re-charged on the same charger in Europe or the USA. Read more ›
I can actually take good photos with this Camera, battery life is pretty amazing. I had other cameras that every time I pulled them from my case to take a picture the… Read more ›
+ fast power on + decent battery + can record HD video Read more ›
Many functions, beautiful pictures, rechargeable battery, SD card, tiny and lightweight. I love this little camera. Read more ›
I love this camera. I love the rechargeable battery. I spent a lot of $ on batteries with my old camera and had to remove the batteries when not in use or it would use the… Read more ›
For the most part I like it, except for a delay when pressing the button to take a picture. Easy to operate, i like the rechargable battery. The seller was very responsive… Read more ›
Great camera. Good picture resolution. I got it on Cyber Monday, so it was a GREAT deal. Read more ›
I had got this for my mom. It's easy to operate and has a good resolution. Perfect compact camera. Read more ›
* Image stabilization build in to eliminate hand and body motions and allow you to take better photos and…* Nice 3 inch LCD color display with great resolution and clarity Read more ›
* Records movies in MOV format so my wife can automatically put them into iMovies * Good sound on the movies and very good resolution and video quality * Smart Auto AI that… Read more ›
This camera can zoom in so close and still gets a decent resolution. You can see almost every detail from the picture. Read more ›
This camera is very good has excellent resolution and the videos are very good also recommended for people who want to buy this product. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

237 of 246 people found the following review helpful By Leon on May 8, 2012
Color Name: Blue Verified Purchase
I purchased this camera to replace a PowerShot SD780 IS ELPH that I have had for 3 years. The A4000 has decent reviews on other sites, so I bit. I wish I would have paid more and bought another Canon SD/ELPH.

One thing the A4000 only takes 720p video at 25fps. My old SD780 did at 30fps.

For my review, I am almost directly comparing the A4000 to my old SD780 which is 3 years old.

A4000 Pros:
1) Taking video with the steadyshot works very well.
2) Miniature effect and other modes are fun
3) Takes fast photos
4) Zoom is phenomenal. 8x optical + 4x digital.
5) View screen is large and sharp
6) Construction feels really solid

A4000 Cons:
1) Video seems choppy and heavily compressed (blocky) compared to the SD780
2) 720p is only at 25fps when most other models are 30fps
3) Photos don't seem as sharp as the SD780
4) Sound recording quality isn't as clear as the SD780
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116 of 119 people found the following review helpful By P. David Elosser on October 20, 2012
Color Name: Blue
This is my fourth or fifth Canon digital P&S, over the years I've worn all the others out. This one has lived up to my expectations of Canon quality. All the controls do take a bit of experimentation to figure out, but you can leave it on AUTO and let the camera do all the work. The only disadvantage for me, there is no manual control of shutter speed and F-stop. However, in P mode you can index the exposure (+/-) and set the ISO speed for some creativity. The pre-programed modes have a good variety and they all basically work giving you the desired effects. Image quality is excellent IMHO for any P&S camera in this price range. There is almost no difference in image quality between ISO 100 and 200. ISO 400 begins to show a tiny bit of noise or artifacts. ISO 800 and 1600 do show some noise but it looks to me like the camera automatically despeckles the picture, which eliminates most of the noise but noticeably softens the focus. Close focus mode works accurately. A couple of hints: First, set the camera to ISO 100 (rather than AUTO ISO) and you will get great pictures in most lighting conditions. Second, learn to use the white balance for the appriate lighting conditions (sunlight, cloudy, tungsten, etc.) Although the auto white balance works, it often won't work as well as setting it for the proper balance. Also, learn to set the flash functions. You often don't need flash to get a great picture and with the flash off you'll save battery charge. You can certainly preview your pictures to get the best results. Need to get that quick picture with no time to set the adjustments? Just hit the AUTO button!

Strengths:
Very small and compact, fits in shirt pocket when turned off.
Excellent image quality with very adequate zoom range.
Large easy to see LCD screen.
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65 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Tom G on November 7, 2012
Color Name: Blue Verified Purchase
The little camera is a charmer. The picture quality is color perfect. Has a big LCD display. The response time of the controls and zoom are very snappy. It has 8x optical zoom and if you keep your finger on the zoom it continues after a slight warning pause onto digital zoom for 32x. Yeah, the pic will get a bit grainy at that level but you've got lots of pixels to work with. What I really like is the light weight and it fits into my shirt pocket. Or, get the Case Logic case and snug it into your pants pocket or a purse. It's so light, you will actually take this one with you and use it. The price is great for the quality and I love the blue color. Yes, the purist will say there are compromises with a super small camera like this but it's not a concern for the average person taking snapshots and the occasional movie. I've had larger Canons but I like this one the best because it's usable and has plenty of features. Macro photography (closeups) is automatic and really easy. Canon did a great job on this camera.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By K. Duncan on November 21, 2012
Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
When my pocket Sony camera died, I thought I wanted a little bigger camera with more features, but friends with bigger, "real" cameras convinced me to look for another pocket-sized camera for ease of carrying. I compared at a lot of cameras in this "class" and am very happy with my decision to go with this Canon PowerShot.

First, for such a little camera, it has so many cool features that I've had a hard time remembering they are all available, including many features that before now were only available in photo editing software such as fisheye and monochrome. I will be honest that it's unlikely that I'll be able to use features like this "on the fly" for quick shots of the kids. But if you are setting up a nice shot, it's fun to run through these features to see what you can get. Probably the nicest thing is that even with a whole slew of manual modes available, it has a very nice and effective fully automatic mode which pretty much fixes any shot so it's good. The automatic mode does create a bit of a lag in the time to take the photo, but the results are worth it.

Second, the zoom quality is awesome. It has 8x optical zoom, then up to 30x digital zoom. While playing with it around my house, I was amazed at the clear, close up shots I was able to get of small items on a dresser 18 feet away and even further shots of items BEHIND ME taken in the mirror of the dresser!

The controls are easy use and fairly intuitive. Getting to some of the features has taken a little getting used to since some of them are layered and I could not remember how to find them again, but after a while it all makes sense. My old Sony had a touch screen, but I don't miss it at all. Having actual buttons has been a nice change with being able to feel the buttons as well as see them.
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