3 reviews

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

$250.00 Released February, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Adjustable display brightness. Compact - very small, lightweight, and the thinnest PowerShot to date. Good build quality - enclosure is mostly metal.

The Cons:Slow continuous shooting. Flash and microphone are easily blocked by a stray finger. Basic point & shoot camera - poorer 4x optical zoom, low resolution 2.7" display, etc..

The Canon Powershot SD1400 IS is an entry level 14.1 megapixel compact digital camera. The SD1400 IS is equipped with a 28mm wide-angle lens, a 4X optical zoom and a 2.7inch LCD display. The SD1400 IS is less than one inch thick and has the ability to shoot 720p High Definition video.

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The SD1400 IS features a number of settings to improve or enhance the quality of photos directly on the device.  Users have the ability to add effects to photos with the addition of Fish-eye and Miniature effect modes. Advancements to Canon's Smart Auto Mode increases the number of shooting scenarios where the camera can automatically adjust for movement and lighting. The SD1400 IS sports Smart Flash Exposure which automatically adds the correct level of flash for each setting. The camera includes several Face detection self-timer modes that can be triggered with either a wink or a smile. The SD1400 IS supports the high-spec SDXC memory cards with a maximum storage of two terabytes.


  • 4X optical zoom
  • Dynamic mode for enhanced image stabilization when shooting movies
  • 14.1 megapixels to generate 16.5" X 23.4" prints
  • 28mm wide angle lens
  • 2.7 inch LCD display screen
  • HD video shooting
  • Digic 4 image processor with evolved face-detection
  • Fish-eye and Miniature effect modes
  • Smart Auto Mode
  • Servo AF-AE conditions
  • Smart Flash Exposure


  • Type of camera: Compact digital-still camera with built in flash
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 1/2 3 inch type charge coupled device
  • 14.5 total pixels
  • 14.1 effect pixels
  • Focal length: 5.0(W) - 20(T) mm
  • 4X digital zoom
  • Focus range 1.2 - infinity (W),2.6ft - infinity (T)
  • Auto focus system: TTL autofocus system, manual focus
  • LCD monitor: 2.7 inch TFT
  • LCD pixels: Approx 230,000
  • Maximum aperture: F/2.8 (W) - F/5.9 (T)
  • Shutter speed 1- 1/ 1500sec

User Reviews (3)

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    adjustable display brightness

  • 1

    compact - very small, lightweight, and the thinnest PowerShot to date

  • 1

    good build quality - enclosure is mostly metal

  • 1

    captures video in 720p high definition

  • 1

    fair speeds - fast to startup and shutdown, focus

  • 1

    good image quality for a basic point & shoot camera

  • 1

    affordable price point

  • 1

    Mini-HDMI output for directly displaying photos and playing back video onto compatible HDTVs and displays

  • 1

    accepts affordable, easy to find and capacious SD/SDHC/SDXC flash storage

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    slow continuous shooting

  • 1

    flash and microphone are easily blocked by a stray finger

  • 1

    basic point & shoot camera - poorer 4x optical zoom, low resolution 2.7" display, etc..

  • 1

    nearly identical to previous generation models

  • 1

    slight delay between hitting the shutter button and the actual image being taken

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