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Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Above 10 Megapixel

3/5 (4 Reviews)


  • MPNS26361K1320V140
    Camera TypeUltra-Compact
    Resolution14.5 Megapixel
    LCD Screen Size2.7 in.
    Optical Zoom4x
    Digital Zoom4x
    Weight0.29 lb.
    Interchangeable LensNot Interchangeable Lenses
    35mm Zoom Lens28 - 112 mm
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Focus Range1.2 in. to Infinity (w) / 31.5 in. to Infinity (t)
    Macro Focus Range1.2 - 19.2 in. (w)
    Focal Length5 - 20 mm
    Image Sensor TypeCCD
    Camera Resolution14.5 Megapixel
    Image Resolutions640 x 480 • 2592 x 1944 • 1600 x 1200 • 3456 x 2592 • 4320 x 3240 • 4320 x 2432
    Video Resolutions320 x 240 • 640 x 480 (VGA) • 1280 x 720
    Video Speed30 fps
    Video FormatQuickTime
    Aperture Rangef2.8/f5.9 (w/t)
    Shutter Speed15 - 1/1500 sec
    White BalanceAuto • Manual • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Cloudy (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Tungsten (Preset)
    Frames Per Second0.7 Frames
    Memory TypeMultimedia Card • SD Card • SDHC Card • MMC Plus
    Compression ModesFine • Normal
    Compression TypeJPEG • EXIF 2.2 • DPOF 1.1
    ISO SpeedsAuto • 100 • 200 • 400 • 800 • 1600 • 80
    Flash TypeBuilt-In
    Flash FunctionsFlash Off • Auto Flash • Red-eye Reduction Flash • Slow Sync • Forced On
    ViewfinderWithout Viewfinder
    LCD ScreenWith LCD Screen
    LCD Screen Resolution230,000 pixels
    LCD Protected PositionWithout LCD Protected Position
    Interface TypeUSB 2.0 • HDMI
    Video InterfaceVideo Out
    Battery TypeRechargeable Li-Ion Battery
    Battery Life230 Images
    Self Timer2 Sec. • 10 Sec.
    Width3.63 in.
    Depth0.7 in.
    Height2.21 in.
    Warranty1 Year
    Family LineCanon PowerShot
    Included AccessoriesSoftware • USB Cable • Driver • Battery Charger • Strap • AV Cable • Li-Ion Rechargable Battery
    UPC4960999658988
    Release DateFebruary, 2010
    Product ID95827380

Product Description

Shy and modest is so yesterday. Get ready for brilliance that's the center of attention once the 14.1-megapixel PowerShot SD1400 IS Digital ELPH camera is in your hands. First glance says it all: nothing moves you like the impact of sleek sculpture, especially when it's drenched in the purest, ripest colors. Inside, Canon engineers defy micro-space with big, brilliant innovation. How do they do it? Who cares!


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by morican a Expert

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2011

Strengths:    Canon Powershot SD1400 IS has low light with a new mode for taking pictures at in pubs,parties, or restaurants, where flash photography is not allowed or not desired – for instance if you want to capture the special mood of the moment.

Canon SD1400 IS Canon SD1400 can shoot 720p HD video, which is great to have in such a small camera. Additionally, Canon added an HDMI port with this camera, making it easy to upload the HD video.

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS is very easy to use even with large hands. The menu interface is straightforward and simple. The controls and buttons are flat and flash within the surface, which gives a smooth appearance and easy reach, also the tactile response is good.


Weaknesses:    Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Digital Camera can be little hard to use with large hands.

Bottom Line:   
If you are looking for a value priced take anywhere type of compact camera with good wide angle zoom, offering solid performance, while delivering sharp and vibrant images under most conditions, we would definitely recommend the Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS as a good solution.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $199.00

Purchased At:   amazon.com

Type of photography:   People


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Max2010 a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2010

Strengths:    Sleek and slim case.
Very lightweight.


Weaknesses:    Blurred photos are the norm.
Slow and inaccurate focusing.
Poor picture settings controls.


Bottom Line:   
After years of good service with a Canon SD990 I looked forward to the sleeker and smaller profile SD1400. Unfortunately the camera has serious issues focusing on subject matter in good conditions, and worse problems in mixed lighting or dark settings. Any dust or smoke in the setting also ruins the photo (far worse than with the SD990), and the lack of fine control even in Program settings reduces this camera to "hoping I get this one still shot in perfect lighting" type of pictures.

The controls are also a bit different and possibly a bit small for comfortable use in my hands. But the smaller profile is nice because this camera easily goes into a pocket.

As for the comment about waiting for the camera to focus - in Auto mode you can wait for a good 30-45 seconds for the camera to focus on subject matter only to be baffled over why it settles on a very blurred (on the LCD) image. Even if the camera appears to be in focus, the majority of your shots will be blurry or slightly off when you look at them on a computer screen. This has been a real disappointment.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $199.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy

Similar Products Used:   SD990
SD1100


Type of photography:   People


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Josh a Casual

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2010

Strengths:    Top-notch HD LCD display. I was amazed by the color-correctness and crispness. This camera takes unbelievable pictures, and the 720p video is very fluid and vibrant.

It's very well made. The build quality is impressive. It's a full aluminum frame (I believe), and it looks and feels like it could take a fair amount of abuse (which it should, considering it's size; it was designed to slip into a pocket and be carried around wherever you go).


Weaknesses:    Size. It is one of the smallest point-and-shoot cameras made. Sadly, I did lose my first one, but then again, I'm pretty absent-minded. I loved it so much, that I ended up replacing it with the exact same model and color.

If you're prone to losing stuff, do what I ended up doing, and buy a larger case for it, with a strap :D


Bottom Line:   
The reason you aren't getting any pictures in focus is because you're not allowing the camera to focus. It's pretty common knowledge that you have to depress the picture button half-way to auto-focus. Since you don't have much experience with photography, perhaps you should leave the unit on "auto" mode which has worked absolutely without flaw.

This is an excellent camera, that takes amazing shots. The LCD display is so vivid, there isn't any noticeable difference between looking at the screen and looking at the actual subject in view.

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Duration Product Used:   0-1 years

Price Paid:    $249.00

Purchased At:   Wal-Mart

Similar Products Used:   My last digital camera was a Sanyo T700. The Canon SD1400is is markedly smaller, and the picture quality was about half as good.

Type of photography:   Other


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by vinturella a Casual

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2010

Strengths:    Very compact

Weaknesses:    Difficulty focusing

Bottom Line:   
We bought a Canon camera because we had such a good experience with the SD 550. With the SD 1400IS I seldomget a picture that is in focus. The main reason for the purchase was to get the IS feature.

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Duration Product Used:   0-1 years

Price Paid:    $249.00

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   Canon SD 550

Type of photography:   Other



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