Playback, Editing and Print
Inputs and Outputs Notes
LCD Monitor: The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS has a
3.0" TFT LCD monitor, featuring 230,000 pixels with approximately 100% picture coverage.
The Night Display feature automatically brightens the LCD monitor to suit the
brightness of the subject, making it easier to frame the subject in dark
Image Sensor/Processor: The camera is equipped with a 1/2.3" CCD image sensor
with 16.6-million total pixels, and 16.0-million effective pixels. The
uses the DIGIC 4 processor to give you clear photos with accurate colors and
Face Detection Technology: The camera's Face Detection
Technology finds and tracks the faces of moving subjects until you're ready to
shoot, then delivers perfect focus. In addition, exposure, flash, and white
balance are compensated, so that faces exhibit natural skin tones and
backgrounds are properly exposed.
Face Self-Timer: The Face Self-Timer automatically
detects an increase in the number of faces, and makes the appropriate
adjustments. When the Face Detection Self-Timer is set, the camera waits for
the photographer's face to get on-camera before it takes the shot. The
camera will shoot, two seconds after the new face is detected.
Optics: The A4000 IS has a
zoom lens with a 5-40mm focal length (35mm equivalent is 28-224mm).
Zoom: In addition to the 8x optical zoom, the camera
features a 4x digital zoom. When used in combination, the total zoom is
approximately 32x. The focal length when using the optical zoom and digital zoom
together is approximately 28-896mm.
The camera records still images or movies with monaural audio on SD Memory
Cards (2GB or less), SDHC Memory Cards (4GB to 32GB), and SDXC Memory Cards (32GB
and higher). The camera does not have internal memory, nor does it include an SD card, so you will be required to obtain a memory card before recording.
Still Image Resolution/Compression:
The A4000 IS can record still images in JPEG format in 5 different resolutions:
Large (4608 x 3456), Medium 1 (3264 x 2448), Medium 2 (1600 x 1200), Small (640
x 480), and Widescreen (4608 x 2592).
Movies: Movies can be recorded in MOV format (Image data: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio data:
Linear PCM 2 channel monaural) in High Definition at 1280 x 720 (25 fps). You can also shoot in Standard Definition at 640 x 480 pixels
(30 fps). Recording will automatically stop when either
the clip file size reaches 4 GB or the recording time reaches approximately 30
minutes. Other movie options include iFrame Movie and Miniature
Mode: You can use the continuous shooting mode to shoot successive
frames while the shutter button is fully pressed. You can shoot continuously at
approximately 0.8 image per second in Program Mode. In the Low Light mode, the
rate increases to 2.8 shots per second.
AutoFocus Frame Modes: The camera utilizes TTL (through-the-lens)
automatic focusing with two focusing methods:
- Face AiAF: The camera automatically detects the position of a face and uses the data to set the focus, exposure (evaluative metering only) and white balance (auto). When the
camera is pointed at subjects, a white frame appears on the face the camera judges to be the main subject, and up to 2 gray frames will appear on other faces.
- Center: A single AF frame in the center of the frame is
AF-Point Zoom: You can magnify the AF frame and check the focus. In Face Detect mode, the face selected as the main subject will appear magnified in the monitor. In Center mode,
the contents of the center AF frame will appear magnified.
Auto Focus Lock: If it becomes difficult to focus on the
subject due to low contrast to the surroundings, close up and far away subjects
in the same shot, or quickly moving subjects, you can choose to lock the focus
or auto focus on an object at a similar distance, then shoot the picture after
recomposing the shot.
Focusing Range: The camera features the following focus
ranges (from the end of the lens):
- Auto: 0.4" to infinity (W), 3.3' to infinity (T)
- Normal: 2" to infinity (W),
3.3' to infinity (T)
- Macro: 0.4" to 1.6' (wide)
- Infinity: 9.8' to infinity (W/T)
Shooting Modes: You can switch between the following
shooting modes: Smart Auto, Program, Live View Control, Portrait, Face
Self-timer, Low Light, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect,
Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Discreet,
and iFrame Movie.
Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:
Light Metering: used for standard
conditions. The area within the frame is divided into several zones and
light is measured based on subject position, brightness, direct light and
Averaging: averages the exposure from the entire image, but places more
weight on the subject at the center
Spot: meters the area within the spot AE point at the
center of the LCD monitor or viewfinder
If you are shooting against a bright background or strong backlight, you may
need to correct the exposure so that the subject doesn't come out too dark. You
can set the adjustments from -2 to +2 in 1/3-step increments.
Exposure Setting (AE Lock): You can set the focus and exposure
separately to shoot. When the exposure is set, you can lock the setting, then
compose the scene and shoot. This is effective when the contrast is too
strong between the subject and background, or when a subject is backlit. Flash
Exposure Lock (FE Lock), just as with the AE lock, lets you lock the exposure
for shooting with the flash.
White Balance: You
can choose from the following white balance settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy,
Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, and Custom.
Flash Modes: The PowerShot A4000 IS has a built-in
flash with a range of 1.6' to 9.8' in Wide Angle and 3.3' to 6.6' in Telephoto.
You can select Auto (flash fires in low light), On (flash always fires), Slow
Synchro, or Off
(flash doesn't fire). In the menu, you can turn on the Red-Eye Reduction lamp
for the flash, and apply Red-Eye Correction to the images that have been taken.
ISO Speed: The ISO speed can be set
Automatically (ISO Auto), or manually to ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, or 1600. Lowering the ISO speed results in sharper images but there's a
greater chance of subject or image blurring in certain shooting conditions.
Raising the ISO speed results in a faster shutter speed, reducing blurred
images. The images, however, will appear more coarse.
Special Effects: You
can choose the look and feel of the photos you take by applying special effects
to the image you are currently recording or have already recorded. Effects
include: Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy
Camera Effect, and Shooting in Monochrome (Black & White, Sepia, or Blue &
Self-Timer: The A4000 IS utilizes a 10-second, 2-second, and
a custom self-timer to allow
the photographer to be included in the shot, or to avoid camera shake when using
a tripod. The custom self-timer allows you to set the time delay to 1-15, 20, 25, or 30 seconds for up to 10 shots.
Editing and Print Functions
Slide Show: Images stored on a memory card can automatically
be displayed one-by-one using the Slide Show function. You can set the playback
time for each image, and the transition effects when switching between images.
If desired, you can repeat the slide show automatically.
This feature allows you to view 4, 9, 36, or 100 images at once on the LCD monitor so that
you can search for an image quickly. Movies cannot be played in the index
playback mode. You can view the index display by pressing the zoom button toward wide angle while the camera is in playback
Magnifying Images: Using the zoom button, you can magnify a
photo up to 10x. Once zoomed in, you can use the "arrow" buttons to move around
the displayed area.
Playback Displays: You can choose from three types of displays:
- Simple Information: screen includes basic information about the
- Detailed Information: screen include a histogram display as well
as detailed information about the settings used when the image was captured.
- No Information: screen includes only the image
You can correct red eyes in already recorded images. However, red eyes may not
be automatically detected in some images such as faces near the screen edge,
faces that appear extremely small, larger dark or bright in relation to the
overall image and faces turned to the side or at a diagonal and faces with a
portion hidden which prevents the Red-Eye Correction from working. You can
choose to overwrite the file with the corrected image, or store the image as a
new file, retaining the original image.
Resizing Images: You can save images a lower
recording pixel setting than the original image, saving the resized image as a
Trimming: You can cut out a portion of a recorded image and
save it as a new image file.
Images: The protect feature allows you to protect important images from
accidental erasure. You can protect images by the image itself or select All
the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge-compatible
printer of any brand. You can also connect the camera directly to certain Canon
SELPHY compact photo printers and PIXMA inkjet photo printers. In this way, you can make prints directly
from the camera without having to connect to a computer.
Power Requirements: The PowerShot A4000 IS is powered by
the supplied NB-11L Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery pack (3.6 Volts / 680mAh /
A fully charged battery pack can provide power for up to approximately 175 shots,
50 minutes of movie shooting time,
or 4 hours of playback time. The NB-9L is charged in approximately 120 minutes
in the supplied CB-2LD battery charger.
Date/Time Battery: The camera uses a backup battery for
maintaining the date and time data for approximately 3 weeks. The backup battery
charges in approximately 4 hours while a charged main battery (NB-11L) is
inserted, or the camera is connected to an external AC adapter.
Power Saving Functions: The camera is equipped with the
following power saving functions:
- Auto Power Down During Shooting: The screen will turn
off approximately 1 minute after the camera is last operated. You can "wake"
the camera at this point by pressing the shutter button halfway to turn on
the screen and continue shooting. After about 2 more minutes, if no buttons
are pressed, the lens will retract and the power will turn off.
- Auto Power Down During Playback:
The camera power down approximately 5 minutes after the last control is
accessed on the camera.
Note: The Power Saving Function will not activate during
a Slide-Show or while the camera is connected to a computer.
and Outputs Notes
A/V Out / Digital Terminal: The camera has a
Mini-B Version 2.0 USB terminal to allow you to connect the camera to a
compatible computer or compatible Canon printer via the supplied USB cable. This
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed-compatible terminal allows you to rapidly download images to
your computer or printer. You can also connect the camera to a TV (via composite
video and monaural audio) using the optional AVC-DC400 A/V cable in the same terminal. The
A/V output can be set to NTSC or PAL as needed.
Included Software: The PowerShot
A4000 IS comes supplied with the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk Version 105.0 CD-ROM. It contains the following programs:
- Canon Utilities:
- ImageBrowser EX 1.0: manage images transferred to a
computer (view, edit, and print)
- CameraWindow DC 8.7: transfer images to and from camera, organize
images on the camera, and upload movies on the camera to web services
- PhotoStitch 3.1 (Windows) / 3.2 (Mac): use to merge still images to make
- User Guides: Camera User Guide, Software Guide
Compatible Operating Systems:
- Windows 7 (SP1)
- Windows Vista (SP2)
- Windows XP (SP3)
- Mac OS X (v10.6)