PowerShot S400

PowerShot S Series

Digital ELPH
Item Code: 8392A001


Main Unit Spec

Type of Camera
TypeCompact digital still camera with built-in flash and 3.0x Optical / 3.6x Digital / 11x Combined Zoom
Image Capture Device
Type1/1.8 inch charge coupled device (CCD)
Total PixelsApprox. 4.1 million
Effective PixelsApprox. 4.0 million
Focal Length7.4 - 22.2mm (35mm film equivalent: 36 - 108mm)
Digital Zoom3.6x
Focusing RangeNormal AF: 46cm/1.5 ft. - infinityMacro AF: 5 - 46cm (2.0 in. - 1.5 ft.) (W), and 30 - 46cm (1.0 - 1.6 ft.) (T).
Manual focus: 10cm/4 in. - infinity (W), 30cm/1 in. - infinity (T)
Autofocus System9-point AiAF( Automatic Focus Point Selection)/ 1-point AF (Fixed to center)
Optical ViewfinderReal-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor1.5 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD PixelsApproximately 118,000 pixels
LCD Coverage100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperturef/2.8 - 4.9
Shutter Speed15 - 1/2,000 sec.
Exposure Control
SensitivityAUTO or user set ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
Light Metering MethodEvaluative/Center-weighted average/Spot
Exposure Control MethodProgram AE
Exposure Compensation+/- 2.0EV in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance
White Balance ControlTTL Auto White Balance, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, or Custom White Balance.)
Built-in FlashOperation Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction On/Off, Slow-Sync
Flash RangeWIDE: 30cm - 3.5m/1 - 12 ft. TELE: 30cm - 2.0m/1.0 - 6.7 ft.(When ISO is speed is set to AUTO)
Recycling TimeApprox. 10 sec. or less.
Flash Exposure Compensation+/- 2.0 EV in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Specifications
Shooting ModesAuto, Manual, Stitch Assist, Movie, Continuous (Approx 2.5 sec.)
Photo EffectsVivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia and Black&White
Self TimerOperates with approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. countdown
Wireless ControlNot Available
Continuous ShootingHigh Speed: Approx. 2.5 shots/sec.
Normal Speed: Approx. 1.5 shots/sec.
(Large/ Fine Mode and LCD monitor is Off)
Image Storage
Storage MediaCompactFlash (CF) Card Type I
File FormatDesign rule for Camera File System (DCF*1)
Print Order FormatDigital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1
Image Recording FormatStill Image: JPEG (Exif 2.2 compliant)
JPEG Compression ModeSuperFine, Fine or Normal
Number of Recording Pixels2,272 x 1,704 (Large), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 1), 1024 x 768 (Medium 2), 640 x 480 pixels (Small)
Movie: 320 x 240 or 160 x 120
Number of Recordable Images
Image data
Menu SelectionFile Size
Large / SuperFine2,0022,272 x 1,704143061123
Large / Fine1,1162,272 x 1,7042754110222
Large / Normal5562,272 x 1,70454110220443
Medium 1/ SuperFine1,0021,600 x 1,2003061122246
Medium 1/ Fine5581,600 x 1,20054109219440
Medium 1/ Normal2781,600 x 1,200108217435868
Medium 2/ SuperFine5701,024 x 76853107215431
Medium 2/ Fine3201,024 x 76894189379762
Medium 2/ Normal1701,024 x 7681743497001,390
Small / SuperFine249640 x 480120241482962
Small / Fine150640 x 4801963937881,563
Small / Normal84640 x 4803376761,3552,720


These figures reflect standard shooting conditions established by Canon.
Actual totals and file sizes may vary according to the subject, shooting conditions and shooting mode.

Time of Recordable Movies
Movie data
Movie / High320 x 24091sec.183sec.368sec.735sec.
Movie / Low160 x 120242sec.486sec.973sec.1,954sec.


Individual movie clips are limited to 3 minutes maximum per clip. Above figures show total movie capacity on various CF cards, measured under Canon's standard test conditions, and may vary depending upon scene, subjects or camera settings.

Playback Specifications
Playback Modes FileSingle, Index (9 thumbnails), Magnification (2x to 10x), Slide Show or Movie
Erasing Specifications
Erase ModesStill Images: Single Image, All ImagesMovie: Part of Movie, All Movie
Computer InterfaceUniversal Serial Bus (USB)(mini-B jack)
OtherCF card slot (accept Type I card). Direct connection to Canon CP Printers and Bubble Jet Direct Photo Printers (no computer required)
Power Supply 1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (NB-1LH or NB-1L)2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-500 Approx. 190 shots (LCD monitor ON)Approx. 440 shots (LCD monitor OFF) Approx. 140 min.
Power Source1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (NB-1LH or NB-1L)2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-500
Shooting CapacityApprox. 190 shots (LCD monitor ON)Approx. 440 shots (LCD monitor OFF)
Playback TimeApprox. 140 min.
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C)
Operating Humidity10 - 90%
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.43 x 2.24 x 1.09 in./87.0 x 57.0 x 27.8mm (Excluding protrusions)
WeightApprox. 6.52 oz./185g (Camera body only)
Computer System Requirements
Mac RequirementsOS: Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2, Mac OS X (v10.1/10.2/10.3).
Computer Model: The above OS should be pre-installed on computer with built-in USB ports.
CPU: PowerPC.
Interface: USB (Models with Apple genuine USB interface only).
PC RequirementsOS: Microsoft Windows 98 (including Second Edition)/Me/2000/XP.
Computer Model: The above OS should be pre-installed on computer with built-in USB ports.
CPU: Pentium 150MHz or higher processor (Windows 98/ Me/2000), Pentium 300MHz or higher processor (Windows XP).
Interface: USB (Windows 98/Me/2000/ XP pre-install model only).
"DCF" is an abbreviation of "Design rule for Camera File system" standardized by Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA).