Canon SX400 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Canon PowerShot SX400 IS? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Canon makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the SX400 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
In any case, the SX400 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was announced on July 29th, 2014, which means that, as of today, the camera is 3113 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Canon SX410 as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Canon's user guide for the SX400
The camera's user guide is 120 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the SX400 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Canon SX400 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the SX400.
What is the technology behind the imaging sensor in the SX400?
The camera has a CCD (Charged Coupled Device) sensor at its core.
Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Canon equipped the SX400 with the DIGIC 4+ image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the SX400?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 1600.
Does the Canon SX400 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
Which battery does the SX400 use?
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS.
|Camera Model||Canon SX400|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||24-720mm f/3.4-5.8|
|Launch Date||July 2014|
|Launch Price||USD 249|
|Sensor Format||1/2.3" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||28 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||7.7 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||15.9 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||4 608 x 3 456 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||1.33 μm|
|Pixel Density||56.73 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||no AA filter|
|Movie Capability||720/30p Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 1 600 ISO|
|Image Processor||DIGIC 4+|
|Viewfinder Type||No viewfinder|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||230k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fixed screen|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/1600s|
|Continuous Shooting||0.8 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||no|
|External Flash||no Hotshoe|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||no HDMI|
|Wifi Support||no Wifi|
|Battery Type||NB-11LH power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||190 shots per charge|
104 x 69 x 80 mm
(4.1 x 2.7 x 3.1 in)
|Camera Weight||313 g (11.0 oz)|
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