Canon PowerShot MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Silver) SD1400IS 14.1

Canon PowerShot SD1400IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Silver)

Canon PowerShot SD1400IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Silver) Rating:
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Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS 14.1 Megapixel Compact Camera - 5 mm-20 mm - Silver SD1400ISPWRS Digital Cameras


  • 14.1-megapixel resolution; 2.7-inch PureColor System LCD
  • 28mm wide-angle lens; 4x optical zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 720p HD movie shooting capability plus HDMI output
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects from 22 predefined settings
  • New scene modes such as Miniature Effect and Fisheye Effect; Low Light mode for dimly-lit situations.

Canon PowerShot SD1400IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Silver) out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 953 user reviews
Canon Canon PowerShot SD1400IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Silver) Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS 14.1 Megapixel Compact Camera - 5 mm-20 mm - Silver SD1400ISPWRS Digital Cameras $199.00

10 Responses to “Canon PowerShot MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Silver) SD1400IS 14.1”

  1. Sean K. Says:


    The Canon camera is generally good and it remains one of the best in the point-n-shoot space. We had the SD550 for about four years before we dropped it on the floor and it stopped working. The SD1400 provides what the SD550 had and more and its size is very ideal for saving space. The images are very clear, crisp, and vivid. There are few issues with the new SD1400 that is a big change from our the previous Canon we had.

    1) The SD1400 camera body looks a bit cheaper than the previous SD550 and seems to have flimsy components (such as the door for the battery and card compartment).

    2) The camera suffers from the lagged response, especially for taking shots in succession. It seems it is too long to focus and process images. I do understand that point-n-shoot can’t be compared to DSLRs but this camera exhibits this issue more prominently. It should be ok if you plan to take pictures during daylight and especially outside or if you don’t have kids that you are chasing for a good picture with flash photography.

  2. D. Stephens Says:


    I had to rewrite this review. This is a really darn nice camera for the money. I had at first thought the pictures weren’t very sharp, but doing outdoor shooting on an overcast day I probably should have set the ISO speed higher for faster shutter speeds and maybe not rely on the auto setting. The one drawback is you have no control over F-stops. I do small product photography and and seemingly stuck with very wide open F-stops usually at 2.8 which blurs everything out except exactly the flat plane you’re focused on, not too great for objects with some depth to them. Maybe someone can tell me how to trick the camera into using a smaller aperture, but so far haven’t figured out how and I am using a tripod and the selftimer for best sharpness. I really wish it had aperture priority shooting for my product shots. I compared shots from this camera to my girlfriend’s old Powershot G6 at7.1 pixels and the 1400′s images are much more detailed and sharper. I shot two movies of our dogs in somewhat low indoor light and there was some ragged looking pixelation in darker image areas I didn’t like but I didn’t buy this thing to shoot movies either. I have an old Nikon Coolpix 3.3 megapixel camera that isn’t very wide angle that will beat this thing for sharp product photos using aperture priority set at F11 or so, so am spoiled by that. I do have some background in photography so I have gone through almost every feature in this little jewel and have changed my mind about returning it. It does take some figuring out though. If you forget to turn off the red eye feature it will shine a red light at everything you photograph and even put the red beam in the photo if you have the flash turned off, took awhile to figure that out. It also uses the red beam briefly to help auto focus so was confused by what was happening, the red eye beam is in the flash settings and the auto focus assist which uses the same red beam is in the auto focus settings. Fortunately the settings and menus have text explanations that show what each feature is for. There are an awful lot of great features to use in the program mode if you have the patience to go through them and play around with each one. Anyway, I highly recommend this camera, its not perfect and its not a pro camera but is a good buy for the price and I’m keeping mine!

  3. U. Diril Says:


    I have a month long trip overseas coming up and wanted to be able to shoot things right away as photo opportunities presented themselves and not haul around a huge SLR which I use regularly for business. Since I wasn’t very familiar with “Point and Shoots” because I always believed they were just for exactly that, I never showed much interest in them after getting to know professional level SLRs, I just came to Amazon and pretty much based my opinion on the best rated “point and shoot” cam which at first was the SD780is, but I knew that if I got that one, Id always wonder what this one would be able to do better than that one and eventually would end up with the newer one anyway. This SD1400 didn’t have as many reviews but I went with it and it blew me away! I had no idea that such a tiny little device smaller than my Blackberry could produce such wonderful images! I am very pleased with the smart auto, and even the other little features it has that I originally thought I’d never use, but actually are very fun and produce very nice results! It is very easy to use, and all the features and settings are very self explanatory. The only thing is that because its so small and smooth, you have to be very careful not to drop it or let it slip out of your hands. I’d recommend putting the strap on it immediately.

  4. E. Bowdish Says:


    Living in a household with a several of these Canon point-and-shoot cameras (among them the SD1100IS, SD1200IS, and the SD780IS), I purchased this camera as a convenient upgrade to a 3.2 megapixel behemoth I owned from earlier in the decade. So far, I am incredibly impressed at the feature set this camera has to offer.

    In lieu of verbosity, I tend to like outlining the high and low points in a list:


    +Ultra-sleek and lightweight (this camera is so handy to slip into a pocket, you’ll find yourself taking more photos straight away).

    +Large, crisp LCD screen (of all the cameras I tried, this one seemed to have one of the better displays, and they finally removed the cheesy little viewfinder in place of the larger screen).

    +Good photo quality (about on par with other digital cameras of this class)

    +Very easy to use (in addition to the many shooting modes for every occasion [fireworks, kids & pets, portrait etc...], this camera provides little on-screen hints and helpful descriptions of all the features as you go through them)


    -A bit slow (the lag between shots and during focusing is sometimes a bit long)

    -Tiny buttons (people like me who don’t have such nimble fingers will quite likely hit multiple buttons at a time)

    -A bit unstable (this camera, being so thin, does not stand on a table very well; it’ll fall right over)

    Now just in general about a couple of the characteristics people would like to know about:

    BATTERY LIFE: I always recommend carrying a spare battery along with you for long trips and such, but the included 760 mAh Li-Ion battery is pretty decent. For most casual shooting, expect the battery to last comfortably for a day trip or to a few family gatherings before needing a recharge. Charging the battery is really snappy with the included wall charger (I would guess about an hour).

    IMAGE QUALITY: For the kind of camera this is (ultracompact point and shoot), I found the image quality to be very good, pretty much on par with most of these kinds of cameras. As always, with a tiny camera like this, you’ll see a bit of distortion with the wide-angle lens, and color fringing can be noticed in some cases. Nonetheless, for printing, e-mailing, and general sharing, this camera more than meets the grade with sharp, saturated images.

    No camera is perfect (and so if I could, I’d probably give this one 4.5 stars), but this one is sure to not disappoint with its wealth of easy-to-use features, and clean, vibrant imagery. If there is anything to consider before purchasing this camera, it is whether or not its small form factor would be more burdening than helpful. Otherwise, I make no reservations when I say that this digital camera deserves your consideration.

  5. Shellback Says:


    When you take a photo with this camera all you need to do is point and shoot and the camera will adjust to create an excellent picture. Unlike most cameras this one has an automatic focus and scene setting, so whether you are taking a picture in low light, or in the sun the camera will make the necessary adjustments to create a great photo. I did have problems opening the AV cable cover because it would not fully open. I am not sure if it was just my camera, or a design flaw, but it was a noticeable problem. The camera is about the size of a cell phone and it has a 4X optical zoom. It is the best digital camera I have ever purchased and I would recommend it for anyone who wants a small compact camera for everyday use.

  6. Kee Says:


    I bought this camera on a whim after my old canon SD1100 got wet at the beach and I needed to take pics asap. Was surprised at all the features on this samll camera. The outside also looks great. Small & compact and easy to use. I loved the color accent feature on my old camera so I was happy that this camera also had that feature. Takes nice pictures but I truly feel like this camera cannot live up to SD1100. It is great for taking still pictures but for any action pics…forget it!!! It is too slow and the 14 MP is wayyyyyyyyyyyyy misleading. I tried using the fireworks feature last night since it was 4th of July and my pics are beyond blurry and it took almost 5 seconds after I pressed the button to get the shot for it to take the picture…..Ugh!!!!

    I love Canon’s cameras but this one is definetly my least favorite….

  7. Donald Peters Says:


    I bought this camera to replace my 4 year-old SD600 camera.

    Things I like about the SD1400:

    1) Slimmer than the SD600

    2) Better at low light levels for stills and videos than the SD600

    3) Can handle SD, SDHC, & SDXC memory cards (a big plus for me, since I also take lots of videos!)

    4) 14 megapixels, so I can crop out parts of the picture and still have plenty of resolution

    5) HDMI output, so I can view my pictures & video on my HD TV set with enhanced detail

    6) HD (720p) movie mode

    7) The LCD screen is brighter and sharper than on my older SD600

    8) I can take closeups 2″ away from a subject, vs about 10″ for my SD600

    9) Uses the same NB-4L battery as my SD600

    10) An earlier warning on low battery than on my SD600

    Things I don’t like about the SD1400:

    1) Hard to see & activate the on/off switch – a flush small black button on a black body

    2) While I can transfer my JPG pictures from my SD600 to the SD1400, even Canon didn’t know how to

    transfer my SD600 AVI movies to the SD1400, even after converting them to SD1400 MOV movie mode

  8. Kevin K. Fosler Says:


    I have had many Canon Elph cameras since they first came out. Something that I noticed is that when new features are released for a camera, Canon doesn’t get it right the first time and sometimes the 2nd or 3rd versions of a similar camera are better.

    In this case, I am talking about the current small form factor. I had the previous version of this camera (SD 940IS) and this one is definitely an improvement. On the 940, the HD video was very jumpy. This version fixes that and it’s much more smooth.

    The increase in MP to 14.1 really doesn’t improve things. It’s more of a marketing point that camera makers shoot for because people like to see a higher MP.

    Another review mentioned blurry pictures. For some reason these small Canons seem to have that problem. I find it most when I don’t use a flash indoors. I don’t think the camera compensates correctly when a person chooses to have the flash turned off.

    The main thing that I like about this camera is its size. It’s so small, that I can have it with me wherever I go. I recommend one of the Canon leather belt cases for someone who would want to carry this on a belt. When I use that with this camera, I hardly notice that it’s there. It is true that the best camera is the one that you have with you, and with the SD1400, this is a camera you can always have with you.

    I also have a Pansonic ZS3 camera. It takes better pictures, but it’s larger and therefore I don’t carry it around.

    I will update this review with more details when time allows. I just wanted to give my first impressions.

  9. Robert L. Edwards Says:


    Canon has a good reputation for excellent macro mode on their cameras, and that has certainly been true in the past. In this respect, unfortunately, the 1400 sucks.

    Unlike their cameras of the past, the 1400 seems to use the entire frame to determine how to autofocus. So if you’re taking a macro pic of something that fills the entire frame, you’re golden. But try to take a macro pic of something that DOESN’T fill the entire frame, you’re screwed.

    It makes no difference whether you set the “AF Frame Size” to “Small.” It ignores the rectangle that’s on the screen, and still uses the entire frame.

    I bought this cam as a replacement for the 790, which in macro mode, always autofocused on what was in the center of the screen, no matter how small. What a disappointment that Canon couldn’t get this right.

  10. Laura Schafer Says:


    I’ve owned many Canon point and shoot cameras and this is by far the best yet. The different settings make the camera a lot of fun. And the color is great!

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