Canon SD1400 14.1 Megapixel Ultra Compact Reviews Roundup

On February 8 2010, Canon have added four new PowerShot cameras to their lineup - the SX210 IS, SD3500 IS (aka IXUS 210 in Europe and IXY 10S in Japan), SD1400 IS (aka IXUS 130 in Europe and IXY 400F in Japan) and SD1300 IS (aka IXUS 105 in Europe and IXY 200F in Japan) models.

The Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS is the ideal choice for the on-the-go, spontaneous photographer seeking outstanding performance in a super-slim camera. Measuring less than one inch in thickness, the sleek PowerShot SD1400 IS features a 28mm wide-angle lens with 4x Optical Zoom lens and Optical Image Stabilization and 14.1-Megapixel resolution for outstanding photo and HD video quality. Available in four vibrant color variations, pink, orange, silver and black, the PowerShot SD1400 IS is scheduled to be available in late February for an estimated retail price of $249.99.

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Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Camera Reviews Roundup


DigitalReview - Feb 22 2011
"We were pleased with the performance of the Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS in our tests. The camera powers up responsively, and the comfortably positioned zoom lever next to the shutter button makes framing images a simple step. Buttons and controls are well layed out and are easy to operate. The 4x image stabilized zoom lens incorporated into the Canon SD1..." More »
Not Rated
Trusted Reviews - Jan 19 2011
"In terms of low light shooting, when switching off the built-in flash and utilising available light we were pleasantly surprised by the camera's performance over and above ISO400, with noise not really creeping in until ISO800 and then only very subtly. At ISO1600 we are beginning to lose definition across the image, but unlike on even cheaper compacts, the..." More »
80out of 100
TechRadar - Sep 07 2010
"Even if the Ixus 130 was expensive, we'd still like it. For every person who wants to be able to control every facet of taking a picture, there are hundreds who simply want something that will capture a moment without asking all kinds of complicated questions. The Ixus 130 is exactly that camera.We liked: The headline has to be the price - if you opt f..." More »
80out of 100
Imaging Resource - Jun 04 2010
"The Canon SD1400 is one of the most attractive ELPHs Canon has designed. The slim design with rounded corners is also pretty smart; and what's also smart is the enhanced Smart Auto mode that can set the camera 22 different ways so you don't have to fiddle. If you want to fiddle, Program mode gives you access to everything but the aperture and shutter s..." More »
Not Rated
CameraLab - May 16 2010
"Our biggest complaint with the earlier IXUS 100 IS / SD780 IS was its unremarkable 3x zoom range which lacked true wide-angle capabilities. That's now been addressed with a broader 4x range on the IXUS 130 / SD1400 IS which includes 28mm coverage. Annoyingly you still can't optically zoom while filming video, but the range is much more flexible for normal p..." More »
84out of 100
CNET - Apr 01 2010
"The 130 is a truly beautiful little camera, but it does have flaws. No-one would expect professional image quality from a tiny camera, but the 130's 14.1-megapixel sensor might lead you to expect pictures that are better than average. You won't get them, however. The 1/2.3-inch sensors used in today's compact cameras are just too small to deliver reall..." More »
71out of 100
Photography BLOG - Mar 24 2010
"The Canon Digital IXUS 130 continues the long-standing IXUS tradition of small, stylish and well-built cameras, with the added benefit of being the slimmest model to date. The high price and merely average image quality do take some of the sheen off what is otherwise a very nice point-and-shoot. With its well-constructed metal body, slim profile and cl..." More »
80out of 100
Digital Camera Review - Mar 19 2010
"The image quality of Canon's small cameras is consistently good, and the SD1400 is no exception. Colors are strong, but realistic. The images are sharp, thanks to the high quality lens. Overexposure sometimes affected the photos because the SD1400 IS's (1/2.3 inch type) small sensor has a limited dynamic range. However, Canon's i-Contrast feature helps to c..." More »
80out of 100
infoSync - Mar 12 2010
"Like the Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS, we were given Fisheye, Miniature, Low Light, and plenty of other shooting presets to warm the hearts of camerphobes and beginners near and far. However, the Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS offered Exposure, White Balance, ISO, and we could alter the shutter speed up to 15 seconds in "Long Shutter" mode. Face Detection..." More »
Not Rated

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User Review of the camera - Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

  • 2014-04-20 07:00
    not that great, Mr. A
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    I found good reviews about it and bought it
    But found its not that great
    reason I did not like
    - auto focus is not quick to focus
    - you really need stable hands else it does not give sharp image
    ^ i have found this to be a huge problem
  • 2014-04-16 07:00
    great, P. Mulloy
    Verified Purchase(
    This replaces an old Olympus 2 MP digital camera and obviously does a much better job while being a fraction of the size.
  • 2014-03-28 07:00
    Had to replace it- it broke twice in the same fashion, genissimo "giovanna"
    The camera itself is great- easy to use, slick and small, takes great photos.
    Luckily I bought the 1 year warranty, because within a few months, the camera would not turn on, saying the battery was dead even though it was not. I bought new batteries, and a new charger, but that didn't fix anything. Sometimes it would turn on and take a few pictures, but then would unexpectedly shut down and not turn on again for several days. This was highly disappointing because I bought the camera a couple months before a big trip to Europe, and could not use it on my trip.
    So I took it in to Geek Squad at the Best Buy I purchased it at, and they replaced it with a new one, since they were unable to fix it. I bought the 1 year warranty again. Unfortunately, the exact same malfunction occurred just OVER a year after that. Either I was unlucky enough to get two duds in a row, or I live in some type of magnetic vortex that destroys Canon PowerShots. :(
  • 2014-03-26 07:00
    Love it, Jade L Orr
    Verified Purchase(
    This works better then most Smartphone camera's and it works great as a video camera also. Very easy to use and a great product.
  • 2014-03-26 07:00
    Love it, Jade L Orr
    This works better then most Smartphone camera's and it works great as a video camera also. Very easy to use and a great product.
  • 2014-02-16 08:00
    Horribly inconsistent quality and very poor low light, pen name
    I have owned many cameras and this is by far the worst. After using it for an entire year, this is my experience. The focus and quality of pictures is horribly inconsistent. I take every picture at least 3-4 times in hopes of getting the correct lighting, flash, and focus in auto mode. Sorry I paid so much money for a product that gave me no satisfaction.
  • 2014-02-12 08:00
    One of the best compact point and shoot cameras out there, Alecheverry "alecheverry"
    Verified Purchase(
    I had this camera for almost 4 years, took more thank 45000 pictures without any problem in more than 10 countries. Very portable, fits in your jeans and is ready whenever you need it. The quality of the pictures is amazing, I have made enlargements up to 36" x 48" and they look great. 7 months ago it was damaged pretty badly after it felt (with the lens out) from a 3rd floor .... I decided to buy a Nikon to replace this camera (Nikon Coolpix S3500) and I was very disappointed at both the quality of the pictures and the whole system in general...(the lens didn't shut off after 1 month). I gave away the Nikon and decided to buy the Canon Powershot SD 1400 AGAIN one month ago...it was used but it hasn't give me any problem....I will buy again in a hearbeat if I have to, and even if it is a second hand camera...it is the best!
  • 2014-02-12 08:00
    One of the best compact point and shoot cameras out there, Alecheverry "alecheverry"
    I had this camera for almost 4 years, took more thank 45000 pictures without any problem in more than 10 countries. Very portable, fits in your jeans and is ready whenever you need it. The quality of the pictures is amazing, I have made enlargements up to 36" x 48" and they look great. 7 months ago it was damaged pretty badly after it felt (with the lens out) from a 3rd floor .... I decided to buy a Nikon to replace this camera (Nikon Coolpix S3500) and I was very disappointed at both the quality of the pictures and the whole system in general...(the lens didn't shut off after 1 month). I gave away the Nikon and decided to buy the Canon Powershot SD 1400 AGAIN one month ago...it was used but it hasn't give me any problem....I will buy again in a hearbeat if I have to, and even if it is a second hand camera...it is the best!
  • 2014-02-09 08:00
    Exactly what I needed, Brooke Noelle May
    Verified Purchase(
    I took this camera with me when I went backpacking through Central America, and it was perfect for what I needed. I was able to take cool pictures of many different scenes, and it was small and light enough that it wasn't cumbersome in any way. Definitely recommended for traveling light!
  • 2014-02-09 08:00
    Exactly what I needed, Brooke Noelle May
    I took this camera with me when I went backpacking through Central America, and it was perfect for what I needed. I was able to take cool pictures of many different scenes, and it was small and light enough that it wasn't cumbersome in any way. Definitely recommended for traveling light!
  • 2014-01-19 08:00
    My Favorite Camera Model, Ashleigh Dolan
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    I have the same camera in a different color, and have had it for about three years. I love this model and decided to buy a second one as a backup!
  • 2014-01-19 08:00
    My Favorite Camera Model, Ashleigh Dolan
    I have the same camera in a different color, and have had it for about three years. I love this model and decided to buy a second one as a backup!
  • 2014-01-14 08:00
    Good value!, Sachin Airani
    Verified Purchase(
    Sleek, compact, takes great pictures and fits in anywhere- for those who like smaller stuff to handle unlike the baggage of SLRs. The flash is good too...gives a decent low light picture.
  • 2014-01-14 08:00
    Good value!, Sachin Airani
    Sleek, compact, takes great pictures and fits in anywhere- for those who like smaller stuff to handle unlike the baggage of SLRs. The flash is good too...gives a decent low light picture.
  • 2014-01-12 08:00
    Excellent photos can come in small cameras!, Jeff
    Verified Purchase(
    I bought this camera before a trip. It was kind of an impulse purchase. I needed a camera but didn't want anything really bulky to have to carry around. I have 2 other cameras that I bring on trips but they are bigger, professional ones. I figured Canon has always had a good name so I'd try it out.
    It's am amazing camera. It takes great pictures. Most people thought they were post cards because the quality was so sharp. It's small and compact so I usually could put it in my pocket if I didn't want to carry it around.
    There are also some cool features like color swap and color accent. I also had fun with the miniature effect and fisheye lense.
    If you are just getting into photography or you are needing a small backup, this is the camera for you!
  • 2014-01-12 08:00
    Excellent photos can come in small cameras!, Jeff
    I bought this camera before a trip. It was kind of an impulse purchase. I needed a camera but didn't want anything really bulky to have to carry around. I have 2 other cameras that I bring on trips but they are bigger, professional ones. I figured Canon has always had a good name so I'd try it out.
    It's am amazing camera. It takes great pictures. Most people thought they were post cards because the quality was so sharp. It's small and compact so I usually could put it in my pocket if I didn't want to carry it around.
    There are also some cool features like color swap and color accent. I also had fun with the miniature effect and fisheye lense.
    If you are just getting into photography or you are needing a small backup, this is the camera for you!
  • 2013-12-31 08:00
    Great Little Camera, Mark A.
    Verified Purchase(
    My daughter wanted the newest version of an already great little camera that she had! Will probably want the newest version of the same camera in a few years
  • 2013-12-31 08:00
    Great Little Camera, Mark A.
    My daughter wanted the newest version of an already great little camera that she had! Will probably want the newest version of the same camera in a few years
  • 2013-12-31 08:00
    Great Little Camera, Mark Andrus
    My daughter wanted the newest version of an already great little camera that she had! Will probably want the newest version of the same camera in a few years
  • 2013-12-24 08:00
    Canon PowerShot SD1400IS, Thomas M Thomas
    Verified Purchase(
    The Canon PowerShot works very well. It is handy and the accompanying case is appreciated to keep the camera safe.