Pros works for 24 months
Cons doesn't work after that
Summary I'm not a big poster but felt the need to express my disappointment with this product. I bought what I thought would be a quality product with good manufacturer support. Guess I was wrong. Don't buy this camera. If anyone has any info about a class action or other effort to get this problem resolved, PLEASE e-mail me. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pros I loved the camera, very small, takes nice pictures, easy to use.
Cons The LCD screen is easily broken!!! It broke without even being dropped or struck and they wouldn't cover it under warranty because it was "impact damage," and it cost $163 to fix.
Pros Small, easily fits in pocket, takes good pictures and movies
Cons The motor that extends the lens breaks easily and Canon will do there best not to honor their warranty
Pros Works great when there is no Memory Card Error
Cons Memory Card Error; relative to the new ones, this is bulky.
Summary Worked perfectly until the 2nd year. Then came the Memory Card Error! I called Canon's 1-800 number and they know that this is a common problem for this camera. They paid for my shipping and they are fixing it for free. Good luck to you all! I know how frustrating this is! Here is the link:
Pros The S400 is a small camera that took nice photos for the first year
Cons The camera doesn't work well in humid conditions
Summary First I want to say I'm not the same angry person who has posted 10 to 15 reviews about a memory problem. By the way my camera does not have a memory problem. Moving on, my wife purchased this camera for me a couple years ago. I liked the small size of the camera but found the LCD to be way too small. The camera is also a bit too heavy to carry around in a pocket. It took fairly good photos for the first year. Then I started to have problems taking photos on humid days with the photos having distorted colors. Canon would repair but estimated $150-$200 dollars. I guess that's why I decided not to go with another Canon camera again for my next purchase. When you spend $300-400 on a camera, you want it to problem free for a while. I just purchased a Panasonic DMC-FZ7. It's a very different camera from this camera, but so far I love it. See my posted review on the DMC-FZ7. Hopefully it will be problem free unlike the S400. Who knows, maybe I just got a lemon.