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Canon PowerShot SX400 Digital Camera with 30x Optical Zoom (Black) by Review Summary ,  Sep 28, 2015

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Canon PowerShot SX400 Digital Camera with 30x Optical Zoom (Black)
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 262 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 3.1%

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Individual Feature Rating
Photo5.0   above average
Image4.7   above average
Battery4.6   exceptional
Price4.6   average
Zoom4.6   above average
Size4.4   average
Video4.0   average
Light3.8   below average
Quality3.8   below average


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Battery

Battery:
"Only downside is the Li-Ion battery (proprietary) made it difficult to ship (i'm deployed to Antarctica, so I had is shipped home, then re-shipped here to get around Amazon's policy of not shipping Li-ion batteries to APO addresses).It's capable of taking pics every 0.8 seconds, as well as shooting 30 FPS 780p HD video."
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"The rechargeable battery is such a great thing, as I wanted batteries for my older camera, but couldn't find the right kind."
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"The battery last a long time as well and recharges rather fast."
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"High quality pictures, durable battery."
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"Holds a battery charge well."
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Image

Image:
"I first bought the small cheap cameras but I was very disappointed from these as they were slow and the image quality was low."
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"The camera take nice pictures of still images, but anything in motion would always come out blurry."
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"Only downside is the Li-Ion battery (proprietary) made it difficult to ship (i'm deployed to Antarctica, so I had is shipped home, then re-shipped here to get around Amazon's policy of not shipping Li-ion batteries to APO addresses).It's capable of taking pics every 0.8 seconds, as well as shooting 30 FPS 780p HD video."
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"My iPhone 5s takes better pics and videos but the zoom was good"
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"It takes great pics and video."
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"My wife and I used it to capture beautiful images and videos of our week-long trip along the California coast."
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Light

Light:
"when it comes in contact with some lights it shoots them looking weird, but you shouldn't really be pointing it at the lights anyway."
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"I like it overall, not always the best quality in low light"
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"Small, light easy to carry.. good pictures"
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"For the price, including case and card, this camera is light, easy to use, and takes surprisingly good quality pictures."
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"Great camera, light weight, easy to use, takes quality photos as expected (had great luck with prior Canon Powershot that took quite a few years and nasty drops by hubby before finally died)."
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"Nice light weight."
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"It a light weight camera so you can easily carry it around with you all day."
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Photo

Photo:
"takes great photos! "
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"Based on the first 200 photos (more than half deleted while I figured things out), I'd recommend or buy as a gift."
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"Photos of a sea plane taking off, as well as seagulls walking the beach, were great...the first time I used the camera!"
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"Great camera, light weight, easy to use, takes quality photos as expected (had great luck with prior Canon Powershot that took quite a few years and nasty drops by hubby before finally died)."
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"I think it it good for someone who wants to take photos but aren't professionals cuz it ain't hard to use."
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Price

Price:
"Pros: * Zoom is superb for a camera this small and inexpensive * Quality of pictures is outstandingCons: *Cheap, flimsy design."
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"For the money, I couldn't be more pleased with this camera."
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"I first bought the small cheap cameras but I was very disappointed from these as they were slow and the image quality was low."
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"Very nice takes great pictures well worth the price"
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"Ordered this as a gift for my parents, great price, and takes great pictures."
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"Not what I expected much at all and pretty much a waste of money for me."
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"And the price is great! "
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"(Great little camera and under $50)Also, seems to be the best camera for the price and I really like CANON."
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Quality

Quality:
"i was very disappointed with the quality of the video."
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"Pros: * Zoom is superb for a camera this small and inexpensive * Quality of pictures is outstandingCons: *Cheap, flimsy design."
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"I like it overall, not always the best quality in low light"
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"I first bought the small cheap cameras but I was very disappointed from these as they were slow and the image quality was low."
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"I was very disappointed in the auto focus and the picture quality."
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"I love this camera except its touchy when it comes to movement the quality of the pictures are great but its hard to capture my 17mo old because it blurrs when something moves to fast which a lot of cameras do but this one gets bad sometimes."
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"Such a good quality camera!"
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"great quality and delivery time"
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"High quality pictures, durable battery."
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"The Quality loos good!"
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"The quality seems good."
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Size

Size:
"Biggest disadvantage is the size."
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"I first bought the small cheap cameras but I was very disappointed from these as they were slow and the image quality was low."
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"Small, light easy to carry.. good pictures"
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"Palm size comfortable."
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"and a good every day camera and really small, the size of your palm."
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"I expected a larger camera but this size is perfect for travel."
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"Other than the extremely slow focus, I love the size of the camera."
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Video

Video:
"i was very disappointed with the quality of the video."
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"If I have one complaint, it's the location of the video record button."
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"It's happened on more than one occasion where an attempted picture failed because I was video recording my subject unintentionally."
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"I used to find it hard to even figure out how to get to the movie and how to start it, stop it and then get it to replay on some of my cameras in the past."
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"easy to use and pictures and video are great"
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"Olympus I am keeping as it has good video and sound for youtube, if I ever post there."
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"Takes great videos."
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"Only downside is the Li-Ion battery (proprietary) made it difficult to ship (i'm deployed to Antarctica, so I had is shipped home, then re-shipped here to get around Amazon's policy of not shipping Li-ion batteries to APO addresses).It's capable of taking pics every 0.8 seconds, as well as shooting 30 FPS 780p HD video."
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"The thing about this camera is that it shoots quality pictures and videos with really high resolutions and I admire it for that."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"Digital zoom is not that great as it degrades the picture, especially anything over 13 digital zoom, that is where you get all the fuzziness when you make the picture bigger, it really is not a picture but little squares, the OPTICAL zoom giver you and actual picture so if there is fuzziness it is you shaking."
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"the Canon PowerShot SX400 Digital Camera with 30x Optical Zoom (Black) is a horrible camera I feel that my iPhone takes better pictures it is horrible!"
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"And it isn't nearly as good of a camera as the older-model Canon SX510 (same 30X zoom,) either."
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"The zoom is great and it's fun to use."
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"Amazing zoom."
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"After researching many cameras I decided on this one because it does not have so many bells and whistles and love love the closeness I can get with the power zoom."
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"The zoom is VERY good, I zoomed to the top in the Leaning Tower of Pisa and snapped a picture of a man taking a selfie at the very top!"
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