PowerShot A400
Digital Still Camera
Affordable, class leading
features and style.
Key Selling Features
3.2 Megapixel.
Retractable Canon 2.2x optical zoom lens.
Movie recording and playback with sound.
DiG!C Imaging Processor delivers superior digital photos.
Print/Share* button allows easy ‘one push’ printing and downloading of images.
Short Description
The PowerShot A400 brings style, features and affordability to digital still photography. Capable of
capturing images that will produce superb prints up to A4 size, thanks to a high resolution 3.2MP
sensor and Canon 2.2x optical zoom lens. While Canon’s intuitive DiG!C processor delivers superior
picture quality, and fast processing speed. Clever features including movie recording with audio and 8
handy pre-set shooting modes combine in a metallic, pocket-size body – perfect for any occasion.
Leading Technology
High resolution 3.2 Megapixel CCD delivers photo quality prints up to A4 size.
Sleek, streamlined capsule design with 2.2x retractable Canon zoom lens.
Selectable 9-point AiAF and 1 point AF for precise focusing in any shooting conditions.
Quick Shot function ensures no missed shots.
Simple to operate, fun to use
Postcard date imprint mode – perfect, dated postcard prints for those on the go. (CP printers only)
ID Photo Print allows easy production of ID images for passport and other ID uses while CP Movie
Print allows direct printing of a series of still images from a recorded movie. (CP printers only)
Record sound memos up to 60 seconds long as well as movie recording with audio.
USB plug and play computer connectivity with auto application loading software for trouble free
transferring, printing and image storage.
Superb image quality
8 pre-set modes including; portrait, night scene, foliage, snow, beach, fireworks, underwater and
indoor ensure perfect shots in almost any conditions.
Fast DiG!C Image Processor delivers improved picture quality, AF accuracy and processing speed,
leading to longer battery life and superior camera performance.
7 position white balance allows precise and customisable white balance calculation.
Selectable sensitivity from ISO 50/100/200/400 – like having different ISO film loaded at once.
Canon Connectivity
Print/Share* Button allows ‘one push’ printing/downloading of images straight from the camera.
Direct photo printing with Canon direct printers and other PictBridge compatible models.
Supports industry standard Exif 2.2 tagging for superior print image processing.
Canon’s complete image management software suite for fast and easy download, display, email
and printing of images, creating panoramic pictures and computer controlled image capture and
Picture transfer protocol supports driver-less image transfer, viewing and deletion between
camera and computer with newer operating systems. (Windows XP or Mac OS X v 10.1, 10.2,
*Compatible printer required for Direct Printing. Compatible Windows computer required for direct download.
Standard Accessories and Software
Wrist Strap WS-200, 2 x AA Alkaline
Batteries, AV Cable AVC-DC300, USB
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU, 16MB SD Card,
Software Starter Guide, Camera User Guide,
Quick Start Guide, Direct Print User Guide.
Canon Digital Camera Solution Disc ZoomBrowser EX (Win), Canon ImageBrowser
(Mac), PhotoStitch, Remote Capture), Drivers
ArcSoft Camera Suite Disc.
Optional Accessories
CBK4-200 Battery Charger Kit (Contains
charger and 4 x AA Batteries)
AC Adaptor Kit ACK-800 (contains CAPS800)
NiMH Pack NB4-200
Soft Case SC-PS900
Metallic Neck Strap
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
AV Cable AVC-DC300
Canon Compact Photo printers and Bubble
Jet Direct printers.
Canon PowerShot A400 Specifications
Effective Number of Pixels
Total Number of Pixels
Filter Array
Image Processor
Focal Length (optical)
35mm film equivalent
Maximum Aperture
Shutter Speed
Sensitivity (Equivalent Film Speed)
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focusing Method
Focusing Range
Light Metering Method
Exposure Control Method
Exposure Compensation
White Balance Control
White Balance Modes
LCD Monitor/Viewfinder
LCD Monitor
Flash Modes
Flash Range Normal [at ISO Auto
Selectable Shooting Modes
Shooting Modes
1/3.2 inch
Approx. 3.2 MP
Approx. 3.3 MP
Primary colour filter (Bayer)
5.9 (W) - 13.2 (T) mm
45 (W) – 100 (T) mm
f/3.8 (W/T)
f/3.8 (W/T), f/5.6 (W/T)
1 - 1/1500 sec.
Auto / ISO 50 /100 / 200 / 400 equivalent
9 elements in 7 groups
Approx. 2.2x
Approx. 3.2x
9-point AiAF/1-point AF*
*Focusing frame is centre fixed
47 cm – infinity
5 – 47 cm (W), 30 – 47 cm (T)
Evaluative / Centre-weighted average / Spot (Metering frame when Spot is centre fixed)
Program AE
± 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
TTL White Balance
Auto + Pre-set (Daylight / Cloudy / Tungsten / Fluorescent / Fluorescent H) + Custom
Real-image optical zoom
1.5 inch Low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT colour LCD
Auto*, On*, Off
* Red-eye Reduction is available.
47 cm –2.0 m (W/T)
30 – 47 cm (W/T) (macro)
Auto / Manual / Stitch Assist / Movie
Special Scene: Portrait, Night Scene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Indoor
Vivid / Neutral / Low sharpening / Sepia / Black & White
Photo Effects Mode
Continuous Shooting
Approx. 1.3 shots/sec. (shooting speed can be maintained up to 12 images)
[Large/Fine mode, when LCD monitor is turned off]
Image Recording Format
Image File Format
Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF Version 1.1 compliant
Still image
JPEG (Exif 2.2 compliant)
AVI Image data: Motion JPEG
Sound annotation/Audio Data
WAVE (monaural)
JPEG Compression Levels
Superfine / Fine / Normal
Recording Pixels
Still Images
2048 x 1536
Medium 1
1600 x 1200
Medium 2
1024 x 768
640 x 480
Postcard Date Imprint
1600 x 1200 (compression is set to Fine)
Movie Images
Large (VGA)
640 x 480
Medium (QVGA)
320 x 240
Small (QQVGA)
160 x 120
Still Image Storage Capacity (with supplied memory)
Large/Super Fine 8 images
Larger/Fine 15 images
Large/Normal 30 images
Middle1/Super Fine 13 images
Middle1/Fine 24 images
Middle1/Normal 46 images
Middle2/Super Fine 23 images
Middle2/Fine 41 images
Middle2/ Normal 73 images
Small/Super Fine 51 images
Small/Fine 80 images
Small/ Normal 126 images
Movie Storage Capacity (with supplied memory)
Movie Large (VGA)
640 x 480 Approx. 20 sec. 10 fps
[max. approx. 30 sec per recording]
Movie Middle (QVGA)
320 x 240 Approx. 40 sec. 15 fps
[max. approx. 3 min per recording]
Movie Small (QQVGA)
160 x 120 Approx. 98 sec.15 fps
[max. approx. 3 min per recording]
Frames per second
10 or 15 depending on resolution
Other Operations
Playback Operations
Single / Index (9 thumbnail images) / Slide Show / Movie Special Replay - Next frame,
Previous frame, Fast forward, Rewind, First frame and Last frame / Magnify (2x – 10x) /
auto vertical and horizontal image orientation with Intelligent Orientation Sensor / still
histogram display.
File Operations
DPOF - Print Order/Image transfer, Movie - unnecessary scenes can be erased. Sound
Memos - max. record/play time is approx. 60 sec.
Direct Printing
Print/Share Button
ID Photo Print
Yes (with compatible Canon Compact Photo printers)
Movie Print
Yes (with compatible Canon Compact Photo printers)
Camera Settings
Start-up image/ Start-up sound/ Shutter sound/ Operation sound and Self-timer sound
(Creation of on-camera content)
Menu Languages
14 languages (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian,
Swedish, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese and Japanese)
Approx. 2 sec. or 10 sec. count-down.
Computer I/F
Memory Storage
SD Memory card
Supplied Memory
Supported Operating Systems
Windows 98 (including SE)/ME/2000/XP
OS 9.0 - 9.2, OS X (Version 10.1/10.2/10.3)
Software Canon Digital Camera Solution Disc, Arcsoft Camera Suite Disc
Power Source
Size AA Alkaline battery (x2) or Size AA rechargeable NiMH battery (x2)
Optional Charger/AC Adaptor
CBK4-200 / AC Adaptor Kit ACK800 (contains CA-PS800)
Shooting Capacity (full charge)
LCD Monitor On
Approx. 300 shots by NB-2AH
LCD Monitor Off
Approx. 750 shots by NB-2AH
Approx 270 min. by NB-2AH
Operating Environment
0 – 40 °C
10 – 90 %
Dimensions (W x D x H)
107 x 36.8 x 53.4 mm (ex. protruding parts)
Approx. 165g (camera body only)
All data based on Canon’s Standard Test Method.
Subject to change without notice.
*Compatible printer required for Direct Printing. Compatible Windows computer required for direct download.