The Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS Digital ELPH Camera is a small camera with big camera features. The 3.8x optical zoom lens has a blazing fast f-stop of f/2.0. This allows you to shoot in low-light, and you can also create out of focus backgrounds with sharp subjects. The 28-105mm lens (35mm equivalent) gives you the flexibility to shoot a variety of subjects.
The 10.0 megapixel CMOS sensor along with Canon's advanced DIGIC 4 image processor are the main components in the Canon HS System. This system along with the camera's bright f/2.0 lens, ISO settings of up to 3200, and optical image stabilization allow you to get quality images in low-light.
You can compose your images and play them back on the bright 3" LCD monitor. The display has a wide viewing angle and is easy to see even in bright light. Perfect exposure is easy with auto mode and the 23 scene modes for difficult conditions, but advanced users have complete control with aperture and shutter priority mode. In aperture-priority mode, you set the aperture and the camera automatically selects an appropriate shutter speed. This lets you create sharp subjects with beautifully blurred backgrounds, or landscapes with foreground, middle ground and background all in focus. Shutter-priority mode lets you choose a shutter speed while the camera automatically selects the aperture. Higher shutter speeds are great for catching stop-action shots of moving subjects, while lower shutter speeds can create atmospheric blur.
Take your photos to the next level with the camera's creative effect modes. Miniature Effect creates an illusion where very large objects appear in miniature proportions. You can also use the Fisheye Effect that uses barrel distortion to warp the image around the center, giving a distinctive curvature effect to the photo.
Action photos are easy to take with high-speed burst mode that allows you to shoot 8.4 fps when you hold down the shutter button. If you want to capture your subject in motion the SD4000 captures 720p HD video. You can get creative with the Super Slow Motion Movie function. Whether you're going for a dreamy, creative slant when documenting family moments, or making a highlight film of your kids' greatest sports plays, you'll love the high quality capture of this feature. You can play back video or stills on your HDTV by connecting the camera directly to the TV with its mini-HDMI connector.