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Canon PowerShot S400 Specifications


International naming   • US / Canada: Canon PowerShot S400 Digital Elph
• Europe / SE Asia: Canon Digital IXUS 400
• Japan: Canon IXY DIGITAL 400
Street Price   US: $500 [check / order]
UK: £500 [check / order]
Body Material   "Cerabrite" (metal / ceramic mix)
CCD pixels Click for help 4.1 megapixels
JCIA effective pixels Click for help 4.0 million
CCD size Click for help 1/1.8" (7.2 x 5.3 mm - more info)
CCD Colour Filter Array Click for help G - R - G - B
Image sizes   • 2272 x 1704
• 1600 x 1200
• 1024 x 768
• 640 x 480
Movie clips   • 320 x 240, 15 fps, up to 3 mins
• 160 x 120, 15 fps, up to 3 mins
Image ratio w:h   4:3
File formats Click for help • Still: JPEG EXIF 2.2
• Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG + Wave audio)
JPEG quality levels   • Super-Fine
• Fine
• Normal
Sensitivity equiv. Click for help • Auto
• ISO 50
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
Zoom wide (W) Click for help 36 mm
Zoom tele (T) Click for help 108 mm (3x)
Zoom steps   7 steps (including full wide and full telephoto)
Lens Thread   None
Lens Max Aperture Click for help F2.8 - F4.9
Digital zoom Click for help Up to 3.6x
Focus modes   • 9-point AiAF
• 1-point AF
AF Illumination lamp Click for help Yes (can be disabled)
Manual Focus Click for help No
Focus range Click for help • Normal: 46 cm - Infinity (1.5 ft - Infinity)
• Macro (Wide): 5 - 46 cm (2.0 - 18.1 in)
• Macro (Tele): 30 - 46 cm (11.8 - 18.1 in)
Shooting modes   • Auto
• Manual
• Stitch Asssist
• Movie (with sound)
AF Lock   Yes (shutter release half press + focus button)
Metering Click for help

• Evaluative
• Center weighted average
• Spot

Min shutter Click for help • Auto: 1/8 sec
• Manual: 1 sec
• Manual 'long shutter': 15 sec
Max shutter Click for help 1/2000 sec
Noise reduction   Yes, automatic below 1.3 sec
Aperture Priority   No
Shutter Priority   No
Exposure compen. Click for help -2 EV to +2 EV in 1/3 EV steps
AE Lock   Yes (shutter release half press + meter button)
White Balance Click for help • Auto
• Daylight
• Cloudy
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
• Fluorescent H
• Custom
Photo Effects   • Vivid
• Neutral
• Low Sharpening
• Sepia
• Black & White
Drive modes Click for help • Single
• Continuous High: 2.5 fps, up to 5 frames
• Continuous Normal: 1.5 fps, up to 8 frames
Flash   Yes, internal
Flash range (Auto ISO)  

• Wide: 0.30 - 3.5 m (1.0 - 11.5 ft)
• Tele: 0.30 - 2.0 m (1.0 - 6.6 ft)

Flash modes  

• Auto Flash
• Anti-Redeye
• Fill-in Flash (forced on)
• Inhibit Flash (forced off)
• Slow-sync Flash

Flash compensation   +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
External flash   No
Tripod mount   Yes, metal
Self-timer   Yes, 2 or 10 sec
Remote control   No
Time-lapse recording   No
Video out   Yes, selectable NTSC / PAL
Storage media Click for help • Compact Flash Type I
• FAT 12/16 and FAT 32 support
Storage included   32 MB CF card supplied
Viewfinder Click for help Optical, no dioptre adjustment
LCD Click for help • 1.5" TFT LCD
• 118,000 pixels
Print compliance   • DPOF
• Canon Direct Printing - Card Photo Printers, Bubble Jet Printers with direct print function
Other features   • My Camera
• Orientation sensor
• iSAPS technology
• Movie editting
• Sound memo (up to 60 secs)
• Magnify Zoom (2 - 10x)
• Histogram display
• Slide show
• DPOF / Transfer Order
Connectivity Click for help • USB 1.1 (inc PTP)
• A/V out
Battery Click for help Lithium-Ion NB-1LH rechargeable battery supplied
Battery charger Click for help Yes, supplied
Weight (inc. battery)   222 g (7.8 oz)
Dimensions   87 x 57 x 28 mm (3.4 x 2.2 x 1.1 in)

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