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Canon PowerShot SX400 IS Digital Camera (Black)

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Canon PowerShot SX400 IS Digital Camera (Black)
Key Features
  • 16MP 1/2.3" CCD Sensor
  • DIGIC 4+ Image Processor
  • 30x Optical Zoom f/3.4-5.8 Lens
  • 24-720mm (35mm Equivalent)
The black PowerShot SX400 IS Digital Camera from Canon is a compact point-and-shoot camera featuring a 16-megapixel 1/2.3" CCD image sensor and a 30x optical zoom f/3.4-5.8 lens equivalent to 24-720mm in 35mm format. The SX400 works with the DIGIC 4+ image processor to provide a responsive camera with quality images. Also, the lens has an Intelligent IS system with eight different modes optimized for different shooting situations.
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Canon SX400 IS Overview

  • 1Description
  • 216MP CCD Sensor & DIGIC 4+ Processor
  • 330x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 4High Definition Video Recording
  • 5Intelligent IS with Eight Modes
  • 6Smart AUTO
  • 7Other Features

The black PowerShot SX400 IS Digital Camera from Canon is a compact point-and-shoot camera featuring a 16-megapixel 1/2.3" CCD image sensor and a 30x optical zoom f/3.4-5.8 lens equivalent to 24-720mm in 35mm format. The SX400 works with the DIGIC 4+ image processor to provide a responsive camera with quality images. Also, the lens has an Intelligent IS system with eight different modes optimized for different shooting situations.

The SX400 also has a movie mode for capturing high definition video at 1280 x 720p and it has a 3.0" 260k-dot LCD screen for composition and image review. The camera also features the Smart AUTO shooting mode that will automatically select the best settings for the scene based on a variety of different predefined settings. Additionally, the camera has a built-in flash and can shoot continuously at up to 3.2 fps.

16MP CCD Sensor & DIGIC 4+ Processor
The camera combines a 16-megapixel 1/2.3" CCD image sensor with the power of the DIGIC 4+ image processor to create sharp images with excellent color. The 4+ offers processing performance of approximately 60% when compared to the DIGIC 4 processor. This also allows it to utilize a High Speed AF system due to the use of improved algorithms and the ability to process multiple sequences simultaneously.
30x Optical Zoom Lens
With a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24-720mm, the 30x optical zoom f/3.4-5.8 lens featured on the SX400 allows you to take wide angle to extreme telephoto shots. This lets you take in an entire scene with the wide angle lengths or look to the fine details with the extreme telephoto lengths. This can work with the 4x digital zoom to provide a maximum zoom range of 120x.
High Definition Video Recording
Record high definition 1280 x 720 video at 25 frames per second with the SX400 IS. This camera has a dedicated movie button to start and stop recording, making it always ready to shoot video. There is also an electronic wind filter to suppress wind noise that can distort the sound and you can use the full optical zoom range while shooting.
Intelligent IS with Eight Modes
Featuring eight different modes, the Intelligent IS will optically stabilize the images in a wide variety of conditions. It will automatically determine what settings are best for the scene you are shooting in order to provide the best form of stabilization. During still image shooting it will switch between Normal IS for a wide range of camera movement, Panning IS, Macro (Hybrid) IS which corrects for shift-type shake, or Tripod mode which turns of the stabilizer since it is not needed. Video recording benefits from Dynamic IS which is useful at wide focal lengths, Power IS which compensates for movement at telephoto focal lengths, Macro (Hybrid) IS which corrects for movement while walking as well as shift-type shake, and Active Tripod IS which compensates for slight camera shake.
Smart AUTO
Automatically selects the best shooting settings for the camera based on the scene. It can select from 32 predefined settings for still images and from 21 settings for video recording.
Other Features
A secure enhanced grip is curved to reduce strain on your fingers and reduce camera shake while working at long zoom lengths.
Shutter speeds from 1/1600 to 1 second during normal shooting and from 1 to 15 seconds during long exposures.
Automatic ISO from 100-1600.
Exposure compensation from -2 to +2 EV in 1/3 steps.
Flash with a wide range of 1.6-16 feet and a telephoto range of 4.6-9.8 feet.
Flash recycle time of 10 seconds or less.
Records images and video to SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards.
Face Detection autofocus, auto exposure, flash exposure, and white balance.
Battery life of about 190 shots or 260 shots in ECO mode.

Canon SX400 IS Specs

Imaging
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 16.6 Megapixel
Effective: 16 Megapixel
Exposure Control
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Flash
Flash Modes
Auto, Flash On, Off, Slow Sync
External Flash Connection
No
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.3 x 5.8 x 4.1"

Canon SX400 IS Reviews

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question

does the powershot sx-400 you are offering come with a package?
Asked by: Anonymous
B&H does offer a couple kits with the Canon SX400 IS.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

how to I upload pictures to pc?
Asked by: Anonymous
plug in the cord which comes with the camera into the computers usb jack and wait for the options to pop up (which you can choose from.I usually choose the OPEN FOLDER TO VIEW FILES option
Answered by: meir c.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

sd card can't be accessed. It is locked. How can it be unlocked?
Asked by: Anonymous
On the left side of an SD card there is a slide lock . Check to make sure it is in the upper position.
Answered by: Lionel B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Can I add a lens filter to help prevent lens scratches?
Asked by: Anonymous
The cameras built in lens does not have a filter thread and Canon does not make any adapter to add one to it.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Can you change the lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
No. This is a fixed lens point and shoot camera.
Answered by: Lawrence C.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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does the battery have to be totally dead before recharging?
Asked by: Anonymous
Normally I try to let my rechargeable batteries get to the point of being 'dead'. Old school thinking perhaps. A problem with running it completely out is the pictures I miss while replacing the batteries. My Nikon shows me what the battery level is, not the best reading, but after it's at 25% and I'm going for 'the picture' I swap it out
Answered by: Kevin D.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Low battery indicator?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yeah, it has one. And once it has low battery, the battery icon starts flashing on and off in red.
Answered by: Ana R.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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how do you take black and white photos please ?
Asked by: Anonymous
Turn camera on, press 'function set' , then arrow right, and you can scroll up or down for different effects, including monochrome.
Answered by: J. J.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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