Canon Powershot A400 Silver Digital Camera w/ iP3000 Printer - Security Camera User Rating
Price range: $198.99 - $199.40 from 2 Seller with a available.

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Description:The powerful PowerShot A400 brings a striking look to digital photography. Yours in a choice of four dashing colors: Silver, Sky Blue, Lime Green or Sunset Gold, this is a camera that will get you noticed. Plus a host of impressive features.Reviewed by: ghuan from OK on Apr 1, 2005

Experience: 2 Weeks

Strengths: Beautiful finish. Light weight. Easy to use. Sharp, colorful picture.

Weaknesses: Limited manual setup.

Summary: I have a 5.1MP Sony already. Still got this Camera and Printer bundle deal.

Not to my surprise, this Canon outperforms SONY in several ways.

Canon is faster. Sony always feels slow when taking pictures.

Canon takes better pictures. The pictures from Canon are fresher, and slightly better than those from Sony.

Besides, the Canon IP3000 printer is a solid photo printer, especially on high quality photo paper. Just be aware that inks run fast if you print large size photos.

Strongly recommended!

Reviewed by: bzeyman from IL on Apr 1, 2005

Experience: 2 Days

Strengths: Low Price for this bundle. GREAT products from Canon.. - Nice Features - GREAT picture quality - VDO Clip with audio - Easy to use for beginner. - Comes with Camera case. - Great Printer.

Weaknesses: - A little bit bigger than I expected but acceptable

Summary: Recommended for anyone who has limited budget to spend. Well, mostly people said "You get what you paid for" but for me it's just more than my expectation. Happy with products from CANON....

Reviewed by: uwdude from WA on Apr 30, 2005

Experience: 23 Days

Strengths: Small size of the camera

Weaknesses: Poor quality night shots

Summary: I never intended to buy this combo. But when I was in OfficeMax, I saw it for an incredible price of $120. With the $70 rebate, I got the camera and the printer for $50. For this price, you can't go wrong.

The camera is very small (however note that it is not as small as the Powershot Elphs from Canon). But it is still small enough that I can carry it around with me wherever I go. And since it is very cheap, I do not mind leaving it in the glove box of my car.

The camera has LOTs of features - it has almost all the features that the top of the line Canon cameras like S400, S410 etc have. I have heard some people complain about its battery consumption. I dont have any such complains. I have 2 2300MaH engergizer NiMH cells in it. I have taken more than 250 photos - all with flash. And I havent had to replace the battery so far. And for a low end camera, it comes with 2.2 optical zoom - which is like a bonus.

Some of the problems with the camera are: Because of its small size, it has a tendency to shake when taking photos. The photos taken in dark, even with the flash do not always come out great. The flash works only if the object is within 6 ft of the camera. Beyond that the photos come out blurred or grainy. The lag between the press of the button and the click of the shutter is too much.

I havent had a chance to test out the printer so far. But I will update this review as soon as I do so.

Reviewed by: linhuzhang from IN on Apr 11, 2005

Experience: 2 Days

Strengths: Camera can take very clear picture and the printer can print well balanced picture

Weaknesses: Camera good outdoors but a little weak indoors

Summary: Camera can take very high quality picture outdoors but a little weak indoors. But for this price it is good enough. The print can print high resolution and well balanced picture.

Reviewed by: ahong524 from PA on Mar 27, 2005

Experience: 7 Days

Strengths: it is compact and cheap

Weaknesses: ink is not cheap and the zoom is a little small

Summary: I love this bundle. I know there are many better cameras than A400.but3.2Mp is enough for me. My last purchase of sony is broken. I need this camera very much.

Reviewed by: mudfoot from MA on Apr 27, 2005

Experience: 1 Month

Strengths: printer is very good quality , & fast

Weaknesses: camera is a little bulky, slow flash recharge

Summary: got this deal for a low price w/rebate. Camera is adequate for the deal. Don't know where other people are pricing the ink for the printer because the ink tanks are very cheap compared to some other brands> > $10 shipped or less for 4 cartridges.

Reviewed by: michellepeng from PA on Apr 26, 2005

Experience: 30 Days

Strengths: small, high qulity picture, easy to operate

Weaknesses: small zoom.

Summary: I purchased it because it is cheap. It didnot make me disappionted. But If I have more money, I would like to choose a 4Xdigital zoom, and 4xoptical zoom. I like sony's battery, it is light and samll. easy to charge without buying the recharger and batteries. This camera would be very light if it doesnot use 2 aa batteries.

Reviewed by: nodo from MO on Apr 15, 2005

Experience: 3 Days

Strengths: Price, Features, Quality

Weaknesses: Low optical zoom on camera, printer is somewhat slow

Summary: This is a great combo. The camera is perfect for any novice wanting to take great pictures. I found the camera very easy to use. I was also very impressed with the build quality of the camera, it is very sturdy. The only drawback is the 2X optical zoom, but for the price you have to give a little somewhere. The printer is also excellent, it prints perfect photos. It did seem a little slower than other photo printers but another 30 seconds isn't going to kill me. Overall I am very pleased with my purchase.

Reviewed by: sln88 from WI on Mar 30, 2005

Experience: 30 Days

Strengths: The pictures this camera takes are nice and clear. It seems to have a great battery life compared to my last digital.

Weaknesses: I thought the software was a little clunky. Seemed slow and jerky.

Summary: Great beginner camera/printer bundle for a great price. I am very new to digital cameras but was able to easily take some nice pistures with this. I would highly recommend this to people looking for their 1st digital. Having the pinter along with it allows for a quick print out of your favorite pics.

Reviewed by: faneddie from NC on Mar 30, 2005

Experience: 14 Days

Strengths: $189 for a photo printer + a 3MP digital camera is a nice deal.

Weaknesses: the printer makes loud noise. the camera is a little bigger than i expected.

Summary: Canon is a brand name you can trust and depend on. The price is good (forgot to mention it has $70 boudle rebate). The camera itself is entry level. However, the photo printer is a good one, compared to my one-year-old lexmark P710.

Reviewed by: marmasatt from RI on Mar 28, 2005

Experience: 7 Days

Strengths: Printer is Very Quiet - almost silent. Also very fast. Prints a page of text in about 4 to 5 seconds. Ink is also cheap. Digital Cameral is for entry level digital photo folks but takes quality pics.

Weaknesses: None that I can find yet.

Summary: Very very satisfied with this bundle so far. Printer is outstanding. The camera itself is entry level so if you are a novice and don't really know what options you are missing (like me) you won't be dissappointed. It is not even Canon's bottom line camera anyway. It takes great photos and is really pretty slick. And the price can't be beat when you can pick this up for $ 100 to $ 150 after rebate and can jump into the world of digital photography

Reviewed by: leoleonleo from AZ on Mar 27, 2005

Experience: 2 Weeks

Strengths: The printer and camera are nice.

Weaknesses: none.

Summary: They're great products. The printer works great and fast. The camera is just the right size i wanted. I haven't seen any weaknesses so far. The functions of the camera are good.

Reviewed by: troyboy from MN on Mar 25, 2005

Experience: 15 Days

Strengths: Canon A400 & IP3000 - Great Bundle - Great Price, Great Quality, Great $70 Bundle Rebate

Weaknesses: Nothing known yet

Summary: One of the best bundle from a reliable brand CANON. Canon A400 camera built quality is awesome. Great look and feel. Carefully designed controls. It is pretty sleek camera for an affordable price. It takes awesome pictures. Secure Digital is the best memory card from Price and Security perspectives. You can easily get a 128MB SD card for couple of bucks.

Canon IP3000 photo printer photo quality is great. This printer is really cheap now-a-days. It is also on clearance in certain places for $25. You have to buy both Printer and a Canon Powershot camera in order to be eligible for $70 bundle rebate.

Summary: Best affordable quality bundle. I strongly recommend this bundle to buyers.

Reviewed by: waj3m from TX on May 9, 2005

Experience: 1 Days

Strengths: Price and value are great!

Weaknesses: None that I have found.

Summary: I was looking for a great bargin and found it! The bundle package was a great idea. The camera is better than my previous digital camera and the printer that came with it is wonderful. I especially like the fact that the printer ink cartriges are individual so that you only have to replace the color that is out.

Reviewed by: techlover from VA on Feb 15, 2005

Experience: 7 Days

Strengths: Beautiful picture quality. Amazing number of features for this price. Nice price.

Weaknesses: The flash recharge is slow but it is a common problem with almost all cameras

Summary: I love this camera! I have been taking pictures like crazy. Canon is a brand name you can trust and depend on. The camera as part of the bundle deal is incredibly awesome. Go buy it!

Reviewed by: sanjeevkgarg from WA on Mar 11, 2005

Experience: 2 Days

Strengths: The camera is really good, and the convenience of printing photos as home is even better.

Weaknesses: Optical zoom is less, but then it's ok at that price.

Summary: Overall I am happy with the camera and the printer. In the camera if they had given atleast 3x optical zoom, it would have been better. Photo quality printed from the printer is good.

Reviewed by: vv_ramana from MI on Mar 24, 2005


Strengths: A400: Handsome Looking, Lightweight, Easy To Use, and Has All I need as a first-time-owner. IP3000: Duplexing, very fast text and graphics printing with good quality, two feed trays

Weaknesses: A400: Buttons are small for this guys big fingers, but I am adapting. IP3000: Almost too many options to choose from when you print.

Summary: A400:
I happen to like the overall feel of this small camera. Though some of the buttons are small for my hand, I like its light weight and size. The camera does not come with a case. I'll have to look into getting something to help protect it a bit.

I rated this camera as excellent. I'm sure there are better digital cameras out there that can get more detailed pictures but that's not what I am looking for. I stayed away from digital because of being complacent with what I had and my fear of learning something new.

This Canon A400 changed things for me. I was comfortable with it immediately because I had easy to follow directions and illustrations.

The Canon Pixma iP3000 Photo Printer is an inexpensive mid range model in Canon¡¯s new Pixma line of Photo Printers, which appear to be replacing in their ¡°i¡± line of printers (like the similarly priced i560 or i860).

Reviewed by: poly2004 from OH on Feb 18, 2005

Experience: 10 Days

Strengths: Quality, speed, cost effective. Connectivity to camera.

Weaknesses: Comparatively expensive canon ink but worth if want great quality.

Summary: Very good picture quality, ease of use and operaions for new user.
Direct connection to DIGICAM saves need of computer makes it mobile in case of outdoor activities. In all very good photo printer.

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