Canon Digital IXUS 400

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Canon Digital IXUS 400
Canon Digital IXUS 400 front.jpg
Type Digital Camera
Sensor CCD
Maximum resolution 2272 × 1704 (3.8 megapixels)
Lens 36 mm–108 mm f/2.8–f/4.9
Flash Internal
Shutter speed range 1/2000 s–15 s
ASA/ISO range ISO 50, 100, 200, 400
Exposure metering Evaluative, Center-Weighted Average, Spot
Focus modes Auto
Continuous shooting High speed: 2.5 frame/s, max 15 images; Normal: 1.5 frame/s, max 14 images
Viewfinder Optical, LCD
Custom WB 6 positions & manual preset
Rear LCD monitor 1.5"
Storage CompactFlash(CF) (Type I)
Battery Canon 840mAh Li-Ion
Weight 185 grams (6.5 oz)

The Canon Digital IXUS 400 (PowerShot ELPH S400 in North America and IXY Digital 400 in Japan) is a 4.0 megapixel Canon Digital IXUS series digital camera that was released in February 2003. It has since been succeeded by the Canon Digital IXUS 50.


  • Maximum Resolution: 2272 × 1704 (3.8 megapixels)
  • Image ratio 4:3
  • Memory Format Compact Flash
  • ISO 50–400
  • 35 mm Equivalent: 36 mm–108 mm
  • Aperture f/2.8–f/4.9
  • Battery NB-1LH, 3.7 V 840 mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable


The internal wiring of the CCD can become disconnected in high-temperature or high-humidity environments. Canon issued a recall in October 2006 adding these to their recall list. The damaged CCD displays purple or blueish, distorted or possibly no image at all. The menu and pictures taken prior to the CCD disconnect will still display normally.[1][2]

Memory Card Error[edit]

The Digital IXUS 400 has a known issue where the camera incorrectly reports a problem with the memory card (Memory Card Error message). This problem can be temporarily overcome by removing both the main battery as well as the small internal battery. Canon has acknowledged this issue and will repair free of charge. Go to the Canon web site for your region (e.g. for Canada) and click on the Powershot Digital Camera link on the left hand side. Look for Service Notice: PowerShot S400 CF Card Error.


  1. ^ Canon S400 Review on DPReview, Retrieved 5 June 2006

External links[edit]

Media related to Canon Digital IXUS 400 at Wikimedia Commons