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Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Digital Camera - Red (16.0 MP, 8x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD (discontinued by manufacturer)

by Canon
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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  • 16.0 Megapixels for highly detailed large prints and easy cropping
  • 8x optical zoom, wide-angle lens to get closer to the action
  • Large 7.5 cm (3.0”) LCD (230k) for easy viewing and sharing
  • Smart Auto (32 scenes) with Auto button for point and shoot simplicity
  • HD movies (720p) and movie button to instantly capture the action
There is a newer model of this item:
Canon IXUS 150 Point and Shoot Digital Camera - Red (16MP, 8x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD Canon IXUS 150 Point and Shoot Digital Camera - Red (16MP, 8x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD 4.6 out of 5 stars (44)
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 9.5 x 5.6 cm ; 132 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 771 g
  • Item model number: 6150B012AA
  • ASIN: B0074JZXZ2
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 7 Feb 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,366 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Intelligent, stylish camera with 8x optical zoom for those who want to get closer with ease

The PowerShot A4000 IS serious-looking, stylish and practical. Its slim body packs an impressive 8x optical zoom, whilst Intelligent IS (Image Stabilizer) helps ensure your images are blur-free. With fantastic Canon image quality and HD movie capability, the PowerShot A4000 IS the ideal companion for nights out or holidays. It’s easy to use and even features a Help button to offer you additional guidance, ensuring you always know how to get the best from the camera.

Features include:

  • 16.0 megapixel sensor
  • 28 mm, wide-angle, 8x optical zoom lens
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with Intelligent IS
  • Large 7.5 cm (3.0”) LCD screen (230k dots)
  • Smart Auto with Auto button for great results in 32 different situations
  • Help button for additional guidance
  • HD movies (720p) with Movie Record button

16.0 megapixel sensor

The PowerShot A4000 IS features a 16.0 megapixel sensor, allowing you to capture high-quality shots that are striking and detailed. The sensor will capture more than enough detail to reproduce images onto large poster-sized formats.

Panning IS mode
Canon’s Intelligent IS includes a Panning IS mode to give sharp results when tracking a moving object
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Powerful 8x optical zoom

The slim, compact body boasts a 28 mm wide-angle lens with an impressive 8x optical zoom capability, giving you the flexibility to frame your perfect shot. The wide-angle lens allows you to fit more in the frame, which is perfect for group shots, whereas the 8x optical zoom range enables you to get up close and capture all the detail, even when photographing distant subjects.

Incredibly sharp images whatever the situation

The PowerShot A4000 IS benefits from Canon’s Intelligent IS technology. Whether you’re shooting stills or movies, Intelligent IS automatically identifies the shooting situation and then selects the most appropriate type of optical image stabilization from 6 modes. For example, when tracking a moving object the camera will automatically select Panning IS which will make adjustments for vertical movement, ensuring that your subject is sharp and blur-free. However, when filming distant subjects with the zoom the camera will switch to Powered IS which provides a higher level of compensation for hand movement. This allows you to focus on framing the image you want, safe in the knowledge that the camera is working to eliminate as much camera shake as possible, even if you need to move with your scene.

Large, high-quality display

The PowerShot A4000 IS features a large 7.5 cm (3.0") LCD. This high quality 230k dot screen makes framing and reviewing images easy, even from difficult angles or in bright light.

Effortless shooting, superb results

When you're taking photographs, the only thing you want to think about is your subject, so Canon’s Smart Auto mode removes the worry of deciding which settings to select. It enables the camera to intelligently select the appropriate settings so you can concentrate on your subject.

In Smart Auto mode, Canon’s Advanced Scene Detection Technology automatically analyses shooting conditions – detecting people, distance, brightness, colour and movement information – then selects the perfect setting from 32 specially defined scenes. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset or friends in the park you can be confident you're getting the perfect image.

Smart Auto is also more than just scene detection. It allows the camera to identify moving subjects to ensure the focus and exposure are always correct. For sharp close-ups the camera automatically switches to Macro mode and Smart Flash Exposure optimises exposure and flash controls to ensure your subject is perfectly lit whilst dark and light areas are accurately reproduced.

Additionally, you can switch to Smart Auto mode at any time with just one press of the Auto button. This means you can explore different modes and settings, safe in the knowledge that you can always jump straight back to the safety of Smart Auto mode in an instant, so you’ll never miss that crucial moment.

Help button

The PowerShot A4000 IS extremely easy to use, but for times when you need a little extra guidance there is an instant Help button. This provides one-click access to helpful information – it will guide you through the basic controls of the camera and explain more advanced features, such as ISO speed.

Detailed High Definition movies
Relive your special moments in high definition
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Detailed high-definition movies

For moments that are best caught on video, the PowerShot A4000 IS offers the capability to record high-quality HD movies at 720p. Plus, a dedicated Movie Record button allows you to start filming instantly so you never miss a moment of the action. In many modes, the camera will even apply the settings from the stills mode you are currently, allowing you to capture movies with stunning creative effects such as Monochrome for traditional black and white scenes or Miniature Effect to transform ordinary scenes into miniature scale models.


The PowerShot A4000 IS compatible with a range of accessories including a stylish soft case (DCC-520), a high-power external flash unit (HF-DC2), an AC adapter kit (ACK-DC90) and a spare battery (NB-11L).

Box Contains

  • Digital Camera PowerShot A4000 IS
  • Wrist Strap WS-800
  • Battery Pack NB-11L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LDE
  • AC Cable
  • Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • User Manual Kit

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Canon PowerShot A4000 IS 6 Nov 2012
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    This camera takes great photos and the zoom is pretty good, better than the 5X zoom of others. Well built and a decent brand in a choice of colours. Put up the brightness so you can see the screen in sunlight. I did this to my other camera and its made a difference. I would pick up a spare battery from ebay so you are not caught out. The colour reproduction is better than a Panasonic I tried. Good for taking on holiday or for general use although not so good in low light.
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    85 of 87 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Canon PowerShot A4000 28 Aug 2012
    By Graham
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    I bought this little beauty for my partner on a special deal recommendation from Amazon. Its incredibly good. I shoot with a Canon 7D and in good light for regular street/landscape/everyday shooting, its hard to spot on the PC which camera took the shot.

    Battery life is great and its never been set to anything but full auto and it hasn't muffed a shot yet.

    Excellent value for money for an everyday compact camera or even a backup on a more serious shoot.
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Simple to use 24 Dec 2012
    By malc
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    This camera was bought for my wife just before a holiday in London. She used it on numerous occasions both in the dark and in the daylight, catshing the christmas festivities onto a disc. After a little editing we were surprised at the quality of the photographs considering the camera arrived on the day of our departure so she had no time to familarise herself with the finer points. All in all a very nice piece of kit, small enough for a handbag, sharp enough for good snaps, user friendly, and most of all resonably priced. She is delighted with it.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Point and Shoot Camera 21 Dec 2012
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    Looked at various cameras before deciding on this model, and my wife wanted a red one. She is very pleased with the results so far
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Rubbish 27 Feb 2013
    By Laura
    I bought this for someone as a birthday present. It was fine for about 2 months and then the pictures taken started to look very blurry, eventually just being like a 'white-out' with nothing visible. When it was working the photos were never as good as my own Panasonic compact digital camera. I have bought Canon before and they were fine but this just seems like a cheaply made camera. Not worth the money
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Canon Powershot is brilliant!!! 4 Feb 2013
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    I am an lorry photographer and use a Canon EOS 400 which gives me good results. However, I find it a little heavy to carry around when just out for a walk and so purchased the Powershot A4000. This fits into my pocket and gives me terrific results when photographing stationary lorries. I never leave home without it.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Canon Powershot A4000 IS digital camera 1 Feb 2013
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    Takes excellent pictures and has a large screen. Would prefer to have had a complete instruction book rather than a information disc but that seems to be the way these days.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Good compact camera 6 Jan 2013
    By Rose B
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    Bought for my husband, easy to use and access the various settings, nice to handle.
    Very good value. Also like the colour!
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    great camera
    Published 1 day ago by martin r hale
    3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
    Pretty good overall but quite complicated. The viewing screen is awful in normal daylight let alone sunny times.
    Published 8 days ago by ScoobyCambridge
    5.0 out of 5 stars A bad beginning but got there in the end
    Had the camera for a few weeks, and took it on holiday.
    The camera works perfectly can't fault it, looks great and you just point and shoot. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by starrynight91
    1.0 out of 5 stars not very good.
    ok for a single holiday. did not last long at all. would recommend buying a more expensive model than this one.
    Published 4 months ago by erohsik
    3.0 out of 5 stars Canon camera
    I bought this to replace one I thought I'd lost. As soon as it arrived and I started to use it the old one appeared. Read more
    Published 8 months ago by Mrs. M. C. Shrubsole
    1.0 out of 5 stars Good while it lasted - shame that was only 7 months
    I got this camera for a Christmas present last year and it worked fine for a few months. Unfortunately this summer the lens stopped opening and I sent it off to be repaired. Read more
    Published 9 months ago by ChrisY
    3.0 out of 5 stars Canon PowerShot A4000 IS digital camera 16.0 MP, 8x optical zoom
    This was my third Canon and seemed to be working fine. I was very happy but after only 5 weeks the shutter jammed (in the closed position) and that was that. Read more
    Published 10 months ago by Mrs. P. J. Rich
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good value.
    This was purchased as a present for my wife and she is generally very pleased with the camera and its colour. Read more
    Published 10 months ago by John Sewell
    5.0 out of 5 stars My Canon powershot
    Love this compact, it's small and fits in a pocket easily. Haven't played about too much yet just point & shoot on auto. I will find out more in the coming year I hope
    Published 12 months ago by Mrs M Bird
    5.0 out of 5 stars great pocket camera
    Wonderful pictures from a compact camera. Great for travelling with, for the impromptu pictures, and small enough for slipping into a pocket.
    Published 13 months ago by Mrs Margaret Hughes
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