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PowerShot A400 Silver

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PowerShot A400

PowerShot A400 PowerShot A400 Body Wrist Strap WS-200 SD Memory Card SDC-16M 2 AA-type Alkaline Batteries Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM ArcSoft Camera Suite CD-ROM AV Cable AVC-DC300 Interface Cable IFC-400PCU


Type of Camera


Compact digital still camera with built-in flash and 2.2x Optical/3.2x Digital/7x Combined Zoom

Image Capture Device


3.2 M pixels, 1/3.2 inch Charge Coupled Device (CCD)

Total Pixels

Approx. 3.3 Million

Effective Pixels

Approx. 3.2 Million


Focal Length

5.9 (W) - 13.2 (T) mm f/3.8 (35mm film equivalent: 45-100mm)

Digital Zoom


Focusing Range

Normal AF: 1.5 ft./47cm to Infinity
Macro AF: 2 in.-1.5 ft/5-47cm (WIDE), 1 ft-1.5 ft/30-47cm(TELE)

Autofocus System

9-point AiAF/1-point AF (Fixed to center)AF-assist Beam On/Off


Optical Viewfinder

Real-image optical zoom viewfinder

LCD Monitor

1.5 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD (w/vari-angle function)

LCD Pixels

Approx. 115,000 pixels

LCD Coverage


Aperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture

f/3.8 (W/T

Shutter Speed

1 - 1/1500 sec.

Exposure Control


AUTO, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent

Light Metering Method

Evaluative / Center-weighted average / Spot* *Metering frame with Spot mode is center fixed.

Exposure Control Method

Program AE

Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 stops in 1/3 stop increments

ND Filter

Not Available

White Balance

White Balance Control

Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), or Custom


Built-in Flash

Operation Modes: Auto On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction is available

Flash Range

NORMAL: 47cm-2m/1.5-6.6 ft. (W/T)
MACRO: 30 - 47cm/1 ft -1.5 ft (When sensitivity is set to Auto)

Recycling Time

Approx. 10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.0V)

Flash Exposure Compensation

Not Available

Shooting Specifications

Shooting Modes

Auto, Manual, Stitch Assist, Movies, Special Scene (Portrait, Night Scene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Indoor)

Photo Effects

Off, Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia and Black & White

Self Timer

Activates shutter after an approx. 10 sec. or approx. 2 sec. delay

Wireless Control

Not Available

Continuous Shooting

Approx. 1.3 shots/sec.

Image Storage

Storage Media

SD Memory Card

Print Order Format

Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1 Image transfer is not available

Image Recording Format

Exif 2.2 (JPEG)

JPEG Compression Mode

SuperFine, Fine, Normal

Number of Recording Pixels

Still Image: 2,048x1,536 (Large), 1,600x1,200 (Medium 1), 1,024x768 (Medium 2), 640x480 pixels (Small)Postcard Date Imprint Mode: 1,600x1,200 (Compression is set to Fine)

Number of Recordable Images

Image data

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

Above-written figures are measured under Canon's standard conditions and may vary depending on the scene, subjects or camera settings. Total length of movie files recordable on specific SD cards; Individual movie clips are limited to 3 minutes maximum per clip.

Playback Specifications

Playback Modes File

Single (1 image), Index (9 thumbnail images)Magnified, Auto Rotate, Rotation, Histogram, Sound Memo (up to 60 sec.), Auto Play

Erasing Specifications

Erase Modes

Still Images: Single Image, All Images Movie: Part of Movie, All Movie


Computer Interface

USB (Universal Serial Bus) mini-B/PTP

Video Out


Audio Out



SD card slot. Direct connection to Canon Direct Photo Printer and PictBridge compatible printers.

Power Supply

1. Size AA Alkaline battery x2
2. Rechargeable size AA NiMH battery (NB-2AH) x2
3. Compact Power Adapter (CA-PS800) - AC Adapter Kit ACK800 AA NiMH: LCD On - Approx. 300; LCD Off - Approx. 750 Approx. 270 minutes (Under Canon's standard conditions*1 with fully charged battery)

Power Source

1. Size AA Alkaline battery x2
2. Rechargeable size AA NiMH battery (NB-2AH) x2
3. Compact Power Adapter (CA-PS800) - AC Adapter Kit ACK800

Shooting Capacity

AA NiMH: LCD On - Approx. 300; LCD Off - Approx. 750

Playback Time

Approx. 270 minutes (Under Canon's standard conditions*1 with fully charged battery)

Physical Specifications

Operating Temperature

32 - 104° F/0 - 40° C

Operating Humidity

10 - 90%

Dimensions (W x H x D)

4.21x2.10x1.45 in./107.0x53.4x36.8mm (Excluding protrusions)


Approx. 5.82 oz./165g (camera body only)

Note: *1 Normal temperature (23° C). Shoot images at wide angle and at telephoto end alternatively with 20 second intervals. Use flash at every 4-time shooting. Turn camera off and on at every 8-time shooting. LCD brightness setting by Factory default.

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