Canon Powershot SD1400 IS Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 14 megapixels
  • 4x optical zoom
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 2.7-inch LCD monitor
  • 720p HD video
  • ISO range up to 6400
  • Captures to SD/SDHC memory cards
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2010-02-28
  • Final Grade: 89 B+

B+

Canon Powershot SD1400 IS
14 megapixels; 4x optical zoom; Optical image stabilization; 2.7-inch LCD monitor; 720p HD video; ISO range up to 6400; Captures to SD/SDHC memory cards; Rechargeable lithium-ion battery;
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

You can't beat a Canon ELPH (that's another way of saying the SD series) for value in an ultracompact. The bells and whistles are few, but the picture quality, speedy performance, and all-around excellent user experience have made these among the best-loved digital cameras of the past decade. The SD1400 is the mid-range model in Canon's 2010 lineup, and one of the smallest Canon cams we've ever seen. The 720p HD video is always a welcome feature, and the extended ISO range is nice in theory (though pretty useless in practice). This is a cute camera that also happens to be an excellent purchase. It's been replaced by the ELPH 300 HS soon; we anticipate big things from the new model, since it will use a high-sensitivity CMOS sensor for better low-light shooting and full 1080p HD video. The SD1400 is seeing some late-life price spikes every few days, so we're knocking its rating down a few notches, and we recommend that you grab the ELPH 300 or even ELPH 100 instead.

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