Canon adds the PowerShot SD4000 IS (aka IXUS 300HS in Europe and IXY 30S in Japan) digital camera to its Digital ELPH line. The new camera is the company’s first model to include a high-sensitivity system, known as Canon’s HS SYSTEM to enhance image quality in low-light situations and helps reduce noise at high ISO speeds.
In addition to the new HS System, the SD4000 IS features also a 10 Megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, a f/2.0 lens with 28mm wide angle, 3.8x optical zoom and optical image stabilization, DIGIC 4 image processor. The combination of Canon’s HS SYSTEM and the f/2.0 lens enables users to take photos without a flash. The camera also offers a high-speed burst rate of 8.4fps.
The PowerShot SD4000 IS is able to record 1280x720p HD video and offers HDMI output. It also has the Super Slow Motion movie function that captures a subject at 240 frames-per-second (fps), and later plays back the footage at 30 fps. Other features include Smart Shutter, ISO 3200, Face Detection, and a 3-inch LCD display. Canon’s new offering will be available in red, black and silver at the end of May for $349.99.