Canon PowerShot SD4000

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Canon Canada has announced the PowerShot SD4000 IS Digital ELPH camera. It’s the first of the Digital ELPH series to offer a high-sensitivity system, known as Canon’s HS System, with a CMOS sensor and bright f/2 lens.

The new 10-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, in conjunction with the DIGIC 4 image processor, creating the HS System, enhances image quality in low-light situations and helps reduce noise at high ISO speeds. Along with this system, the f/2 lens allows more light to enter, permitting higher shutter speeds, further reducing the effect of camera shake, and enables users to take photos without a flash. In addition, the SD4000 has the fastest high-speed burst rate to date in a Digital ELPH camera, at 8.4 frames per second (fps).

New to the ELPH cameras, the PowerShot SD4000 IS has aperture and shutter controls, allowing for enhanced flexibility and creative control.

The camera also features HD Movie. The My Colour function, composed of Colour Swap and Colour Accent options, are part of the camera’s capabilities.

The new Super Slow Motion movie function allows users to record video at a very high frame rate, delivering the appearance of slow motion when played back at regular speed. This function captures a subject at 240 frames-per-second (fps) and plays back at 30 fps,  maintaining image quality.

The camera has a 3-inch LCD, 3.8X optical zoom with optical image stabilization, support for SDXC memory cards, Eye-Fi memory card connectivity, new scene modes, such as miniature and fish-eye effects, and Smart Shutter technology which automatically takes pictures when a person smiles or winks.

The PowerShot SD4000 IS is scheduled to be available at the end of May, in red, black and silver, with an estimated retail price of $399.99.

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