LCD and Viewfinder
Canon A4000 IS has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
A4000 IS doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (Compare) or Nikon Coolpix P7000 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Canon A4000 IS can shoot continuously at max speed of 1 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately A4000 IS doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Canon A4000 IS features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
Canon A4000 IS also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon A4000 IS, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 25 fps and save in and H.264 formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
A4000 IS has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker.
Canon A4000 IS doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7000 or Olympus Stylus SH-1 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon A4000 IS has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Battery Canon A4000 IS is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 175 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, Canon A4000 IS has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend A4000 IS owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Compact Cameras
Fujifilm X30 with its 470shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Canon A4000 IS vs Fujifilm X30 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Canon A4000 IS Features Compared to Main Competitors