Canon A1400 overview
Canon A1400 is Canon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally released on June of 2013. The camera has got a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The A1400 is rated #129 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all around #980 out of 1436 for cameras in our list. You can try out our Advanced camera search to get camera results based on your customized factors.
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Canon A1400 history
The Canon A1400 is part of a family of cameras. You can view the full list underneath.
Canon A1400 Gallery
You can look at the A1400 from several angles in the gallery below.
Canon A1400 Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of good and bad points of the Canon A1400 based on features which are typically seen as essential in a digital camera.
Canon A1400 Sensor features
The specification of the sensor in the Canon A1400 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CCD sensor has 16MP and provides a standard ISO range of 100 - 1600. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not saved so the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath displays the A1400's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The A1400 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Canon A1400 dimensions
Canon A1400 has a weight of 0.38 pounds (174 grams or 6.14 ounces) & has outside dimensions of 95mm x 62mm x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Canon A1400 is very similar in comparison with various competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Underneath is a picture of the Canon A1400 next to a soda so you're able to get a sense of its size.
The top view underneath will show you the button arrangement on the A1400.
Canon A1400 Lens features
The A1400 includes a built in lens offering a focal range of 28-140mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which is definitely not huge nevertheless it is likely to be very helpful in some conditions.
At it's widest 28mm, the lens features an aperture of f2.8 making it really sluggish and not good for low light events and you will probably find it hard to get a shallow depth of field. You would also have to boost your ISO setting leading to noisy images. With the long end, 140mm comes at f6.9 which is quite slow and you might have to choose slower shutter speeds.
Canon A1400 Connectivity
The A1400 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that incorporate NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily copy images and in some cases adjust camera settings without connecting straight with the camera.
A few apps also give a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external display. Virtually all cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB port.
Canon A1400 Video features
The highest video quality in the Canon A1400 is 1280 x 720 and you can record in H.264 file format. 720p is low for today's standards. You should really go for at least 1080p quality for decent video. The body doesn't include a microphone and / or headphone socket so you have absolutely no control over the audio. It is perhaps best to take a look at an alternative model should you need decent audio for your videos.
Canon A1400 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing for the Canon A1400 so you have to be cautious in wet or dusty conditions.
Canon A1400 Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon A1400 has got a 2.7" fixed display having a resolution of 230k dots.
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The ViewFinder specifications for Canon A1400 are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (tunnel)
For sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and tough to see, viewfinders can be rather useful.
Canon A1400 Shutter features
Canon A1400 has the capability to shoot continuously at 1.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Canon A1400 Flash and Hot shoe features
Canon A1400 features just inbuilt flash lacking external flash ability.
Canon A1400 Autofocus features
Canon A1400 features only Contrast Detect Auto Focus & does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster and precise as compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has got Face detection which is useful for people photography.
The Sensor has got 9 focus points to choose from. It also boasts Tracking Auto Focus for subjects on the move. Canon A1400 lacks manual focus. Manual focus mode is good in low light conditions or you need to have more exact depth of field control.
Canon A1400 Battery life
The battery power (2 x AA) for the Canon A1400 is made to last for 150 pictures with respect to the CIPA specifications which is lower in comparison with it's competition. The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 comes with the highest (470) battery life in this type of cameras.
Listed below is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras with the best battery life:
Canon A1400 for specific kinds of photography
The following illustration displays a overview of the Canon A1400 for specific kinds of photography. To understand more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Canon A1400 Portrait photography information
The Canon A1400 has a rating of 36 which is terrible, meaning that it is just not good for portrait photography. Taking portraits favors heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW files and ability to work with external lighting.
Canon A1400 Street photography info
Having a modest points total of 48, the Canon A1400 is fairly suitable to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Canon A1400 Sports photography advice
A terrible sports photography rating of 33 means the Canon A1400 is just not good for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have great tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Canon A1400
Portability is pretty crucial in getting a travel camera. All things considered, the Canon A1400 gets a very good 62 for a travelling camera which makes it a good choice for your holidays.
Landscape photography with Canon A1400
For anybody who is planning to buy a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most essential factor will be image quality. The Canon A1400 with it's terrible grade of 34 for a landscape camera is just not good compared to its rivals.
Canon A1400 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging really should have a articulating display screen, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Considering everything, the Canon A1400 is just not good as a vlog camera as it receives a terrible score of 28.
Canon A1400 Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the A1400, here is a range of the top scored cameras which fall into the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The line graph underneath gives you a summary of the A1400 versus it's highest scored competitors suggested earlier.
There are more cameras you might look into as alternate options. To go through a full comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.