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Old Jun 21, 2010, 11:24 AM   #1
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Anyone heard/used the new Canon SD4000? Looks very interesting and sexy.
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Old Jun 21, 2010, 12:05 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum. We're pleased that you dropped by.

Yes, the new Canon SD-4000 is a very interesting camera. It is sort of a S-90 for the folks who want more automation and fully automatic operation. It does excellent macro or close-up shots and I have seen some great photos from it.

The F 2.0 lens is the key to making it a good low light camera and it has a good HD video as well.

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sarah -

i have been watching the sony hx5 for quite sometime and was sold on that camera (while i waited to save enough for it). now, canon outs this baby out. i know you're a fan of the sony, but... how do you think it compares to the sd4000, and if you were going to purchase one, which would it be?

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Without one blink, I would select the Canon SD-4000. I just received my in the last hour and I am attempting to get up to speed on the SD-4000. I will be posting first impressions and photo samples no later than tomorrow, 06/24.

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The Canon SD4000 looks like a solid cam but there are a few things I read about it that concern me:

- shallow DOF in Program Auto so most shots will likely need to be taken in Aperture Priority
- no zoom which puts it behind the S90 for photos as it has nothing superlative to offer in that area (SD4000 does have HD video though so that's a big plus)

Canon is killing me. They are my favorite brand in terms of colors but all of their P&S seem to lack the features of competitors. Considering they are usually 1 generation behind, I am counting on them to provide my next camera next year.
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Here is a size comparison of the Canon S-90 and the SD-4000. As you can see height and width are very similar. It is the thickness that is different. The SD-4000 is 8mm thinner than the S-90, due to the S-90's lens mount.

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Here is the first macro from the SD-4000. I purposefully took it using flash after the Canon SX-210 lens shadow problem. The SD-4000 has no shadow problem.

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Here is an indoor informal portrait taken indoors without flash.

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The next obvious question was how would the SD-4000 do outdoors and how would it do with the color red. Red is difficult for some digital cameras.

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That isn't supposed to be red is it?

That indoor portrait looks good btw. A bit under-saturated imho but otherwise good. I like the way Canon chose to handle the noise - very subtle.
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