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The PowerShot A400, which replaces the entry-level PowerShot A310 released in March 2004, incorporates a high-resolution 1/3.2″ 3.2-megapixel CCD sensor and, in response to user demands, a 2.2x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 45-100 mm in the 35 mm format), enabling a broader range of shooting possibilities.
Though an entry-level model, the A400 offers users plenty of advanced shooting features, including a selection of eight Special Scene modes, and Canon’s Print/Share button*for enhanced photo-printing and file-transfer convenience. The camera also offers exceptional styling, adorned with a brush-finish aluminum front panel and available in four body-color variations: Silver, Blue, Green, and Orange.
*The Print/Share button functions with Canon’s Direct Print-enabled inkjet and CP-series compact photo printers as well as any printer compatible with the PictBridge standard
|Camera Effective Pixels||Approx. 3.2 million|
|Image Sensor||1/3.2″ CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 3.3 million)|
|Lens||5.9 (W) – 13.2 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 45 (W) – 100 (T) mm), f 3.8|
|Digital Zoom||Up to approx. 3.2x (Up to approx. 7x in combination with the optical zoom)|
|Optical Viewfinder||Real-image zoom viewfinder|
|LCD Monitor||1.5″. TFT color LCD, approx. 115,000 dots|
|AF System||TTL autofocus
Focus lock available
Focusing frame: 9-point AiAF/1-point AF (center)
(from the front of the lens)
|Normal AF||47 cm (1.5 ft.) – infinity (W / T)|
|Macro AF||5 – 47 cm (2.0 in. – 1.5 ft.) (W) /
30 – 47 cm (1.0 – 1.5 ft.) (T)
|Shutter||Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter|
|Shutter Speeds||1 – 1/1500 sec.
1 – 1/8 sec. shutter speeds are available in manual or stitch assist mode if the flash is off.
Slow shutter speeds of 1/6 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
|Light Metering System||Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot (center)|
|Exposure Control System||Program AE|
|Exposure Compensation||± 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments|
|Sensitivity||Auto, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent|
|White Balance||TTL auto, pre-set (available settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H) or Custom|
|Built-in Flash||Auto*, on*, off
*Red-eye reduction available
|Flash Range||Normal:47 cm – 2.0 m (1.5 – 6.6 ft.) (W/T)
Macro:30 – 47 cm (1.0 – 1.5 ft.) (W/T)
(ISO speed set to Auto)
|Shooting Modes||Auto/Manual/Stitch assist/Special Scene Mode (Portrait, Night Scene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Indoor)/Movie|
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 1.3 images/sec.
(Large/Fine mode, LCD monitor off)
|Self-timer||Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay|
|PC-controlled Shooting||Available (USB connection only. Exclusive software program is included in the camera kit.)|
|Recording Media||SD memory card|
|File Format||Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant|
|Image Recording Format||Still images||Exif 2.2 (JPEG)*|
|Movies||AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (monaural))|
*This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called "Exif Print"). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
|Compression||Superfine, Fine, Normal|
|Number of Recording Pixels||Still Images:||Large : 2048 x 1536 pixels|
|Medium1: 1600 x 1200 pixels|
|Medium2: 1024 x 768 pixels|
|Small : 640 x 480 pixels|
|Movies :||640 x 480 pixels, 10 frames/sec. (30 sec.)*|
|320 x 240 pixels, 15 frames/sec. (3 min.)*|
|160 x 120 pixels, 15 frames/sec. (3 min.)*|
|The data in parentheses refer to the maximum movie length per shooting.
*Maximum recording time per movie clip when using the separately sold SDC-128M SD card (not sold in some regions).
|Playback Modes||Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 2-10x in LCD monitor), Auto play or Sound memos (up to 60 sec.).|
|Direct Print||Canon Direct Print/Bubble Jet Direct/PictBridge compatible|
|My Camera Settings||The start-up image, start-up sound, shutter sound, operation sound and self-timer sound can be customized using the following methods:|
|1.Using the images and sounds recorded on the camera.|
|2.Using downloaded data from your computer using the supplied software.|
|Interface||USB (mini-B, PTP [Picture Transfer Protocol]) Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)|
|Power Source||Two AA-size alkaline batteries (included in the camera kit)
Two AA-size rechargeable NiMH batteries NB-2AH (sold separately)
AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (sold separately)
|Operating Temperature||0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)|
|Operating Humidity||10 – 90 %|
(W x H x D)
|107.0 x 53.4 x 36.8 mm (4.2 x 2.1 x 1.4 in.) (excluding protrusions)|
|Weight||Approx. 165 g (5.8 oz.) (camera body only)|