Canon Digital IXUS 400

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

Digital IXUS 400

Canon Digital IXUS 400

Digital IXUS 400 is a fully-featured, beautifully styled Camera with new super hard cerabrite finish featuring 40 megapixel ccd

The Digital IXUS 400 is packed with features yet doesn’t compromise on style.


  • Fully-featured, beautifully styled
  • Super Hard Cerabrite Finish
  • 4.0 Megapixel CCD
  • Approx. 11x combined optical and digital zoom
  • Movie mode with sound
  • High performance DIGIC processor
  • 9 point AiAF
  • iSAPS technology
  • Direct Print
  • MyCamera customisation

Detailed Features

Digital IXUS 400

4.0 Megapixel CCD and approx. 11x overall zoom lens.

Finished in Super-Hard Cerabrite steel, the Digital IXUS 400 is beautifully styled. It’s also ultra-compact and easy to operate.

A high-performance DIGIC (DIGital Imaging Core) processor extracts the maximum amount of information from every image, giving true-to-life colour reproduction and fast continuous shooting. What’s more, because the DIGIC processor works at high-speed, the camera’s battery life is extended.

You can record movie clips complete with sound and play them back at the touch of a button.

An Intelligent Orientation Sensor recognises whether you're holding the camera horizontally or vertically when shooting, allowing more accurate metering.

Intelligent Scene Analysis based on Photographic Space (iSAPS) analyses every composition based on factors such as zoom position and image luminosity. This results in faster auto-focusing, accurate auto-exposure and precise auto white balance. 9-point AiAF lets you focus on any one of nine different areas of your composition.

For instant prints you simply connect the Digital IXUS 400 direct to a printer, select your image and print. There’s no PC required.

For underwater photography there’s an optional waterproof case, watertight to a depth of 40 metres.

Product Specification


Type 1/1.8" CCD
Effective Pixels Approx.4.0M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour


Type DIGIC with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 7.4 – 22.2 mm (35mm film equivalent: 36 – 108mm)
Zoom Optical 3x, digital approx. 3.6x, combined approx. 11x
Maximum f/number f/2.8 – f/4.9
Construction 7 elements in 5 groups (2 aspherical elements)


AF System / Points 9-point AiAF, 1-point AF (Fixed centre)
AF Lock Yes
AF Assist Beam Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 5cm


Metering Modes Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
AE Lock Yes
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 step increments
ISO Sensitivity* AUTO, 50, 100, 200, 400
Speed 15 – 1/2,000 sec
(Shutter speeds of 1-15 seconds are manually selected with the long-shutter mode, in Manual mode. Shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. and more operate with noise reduction).


Settings Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom


Viewfinder Real-image zoom


Monitor 1.5" TFT
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off
Slow Sync Speed Yes
Red-eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Built-in Flash Range 30cm-3.5m (W) / 2.0m (T) (at ISO AUTO equivalent)


Modes Auto, Manual, Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo Effects Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White
Continuous Shooting High Speed at approx. 2.5 fps¹ (speed maintained for up to 5 images)
Normal at approx. 1.5 fps¹ (speed maintained for up to 8 images)


Image Size (L)2272 x 1704, (M1)1600 x 1200, (M2)1024 x 768, (S)640 x 480
Compression SuperFine, Fine, Normal
Movies (M)320 x 240, (S)160 x 120
Movie Length Up to 3mins, depending upon memory card type and capacity


Still Image Type JPEG (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies AVI [Motion JPEG + WAVE (monaural)]
Sound Files WAVE (monaural)


Canon Printers Canon Card Photo Printers and Bubble Jet Printers with the direct print function


My Camera Start-up image and camera sounds customisation
Sound Memo Up to 60 sec
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback Zoom 2x – 10x
Self Timer 2 or 10 sec.
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese


Computer USB (PTP)
Other A/V output (PAL/NTSC)


Type CompactFlash Type I


PC Macintosh Windows 98 (including SE) / 2000 / ME / XP


Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX (PhotoRecord) / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch, RemoteCapture, File Viewer Utility
Drivers TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows ME)
Image Manipulation ArcSoft PhotoImpression, ArcSoft VideoImpression


Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-1LH (battery and charger supplied)
AC Power Supply Yes, optional


Case Soft Case SC-PS300
Waterproof / Weatherproof Case Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC800
Power Supply & Battery Chargers Compact Battery Charger CB-2LSE, AC Power Adapter ACK500, Car Battery Charger CBC-NB1


Operating Environment 0-40°C, 10 - 90% humidity
Dimensions 87.0 x 57.0 x 27.8 mm
Weight (body only) Approx. 185g
Continuous Shooting ¹ Large/Fine with LCD monitor off
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods.
  • Subject to change without notice.
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