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billy Jul 14, 2010 5:29 PM

Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS
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Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

camvard Aug 8, 2010 5:12 PM


The first ever Digital ELPH model to use Canon's new HS System (High Sensitivity), the SD4000's 10-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS imager was able to produce nice clear images that show pleasing sharpness and contrast.
I'm not sure I can agree about sharpness. It shows less detail than my aging SD700.


Exposure was a bit strong at times, which does result in some blown out highlights and sky detail. This is seen mostly on bright sunny days where the sun's light is quite harsh.
I have noticed this. Is there any way to fix it with the available settings?

JimC Aug 8, 2010 5:48 PM

If you find that the camera is exposing brighter than desired for some subject types, you can use a -EV setting with Exposure Compensation so that it will give you a darker exposure than metered.

See page 71 of this .pdf manual:

You may also want to experiment with other settings. For example, with some cameras, a lower contrast setting will usually help give you more dynamic range in difficult lighting (and it looks like your model has a feature called iContrast that you may want to experiment with to see what impact it has on your images).

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