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Canon PowerShot A4000 IS review

Canon's flagship A-series compact with 8x optical zoom

As part of our image quality testing for the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS is capable of resolving up to around 24 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS review

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS review

ISO 100, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS review

ISO 200, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS review

ISO 400, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS review

ISO 800, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS review

ISO 1600, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution16 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyPowerShot A
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourSilver
Optical Zoom8x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesLive View, Self-timer, Face Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Orientation Sensor
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)130 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE, REACH, ENERGY STAR
Minimum Focus Distance10 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCCD
Total Camera Resolution16.6 Megapixel
HDMINo
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedNB-11L
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height56.3 mm
Width95.3 mm
Depth24.3 mm
Autofocus Points9
Product SeriesA
Focal Length5 mm to 40 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product ModelA4000 IS
Product NamePowerShot A4000 IS Compact Camera
Product LinePowerShot
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number6148B013AA
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Go wide or get 8x closer with a Canon quality 8x optical zoom lens, Intelligent IS and Smart Auto for great photos and HD movies. The compact PowerShot A4000 IS captures every moment with ease.

Battery Life175 Shot
Package Contents
  • PowerShot A4000 IS Compact Camera
  • NB-11L Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • Charger
Display Resolution230000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker