Canon ELPH 140 IS overview
Canon ELPH 140 IS is Canon's Ultracompact digital camera originally introduced on February of 2014. The camera uses a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456. The camera is referred to as "IXUS 150" in certain regions.
The ELPH 140 IS is placed #46 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all-around #889 out of 1422 for cameras in our database. Remember to try our Advanced camera filter to get camera ratings based on your personal criteria.
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Canon ELPH 140 IS history
The Canon ELPH 140 IS is part of a family of products. You can view the detailed list underneath.
Canon ELPH 140 IS Gallery
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Canon ELPH 140 IS Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of upsides and downsides of the Canon ELPH 140 IS based on criterias which are generally viewed as necessary in a digital camera.
Canon ELPH 140 IS Sensor features
The Canon ELPH 140 IS is run by the Digic 4+ processor. The size of the sensor in the Canon ELPH 140 IS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter may lead to cropping.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The CCD sensor boasts 16MP and supports a standard ISO range of 100 - 1600. Sadly, RAW files are not saved therefore the user has less margin for error.
The graphic underneath displays the ELPH 140 IS's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The ELPH 140 IS sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Canon ELPH 140 IS dimensions
Canon ELPH 140 IS has a weight of 0.28 pounds (127g or 4.48 ounces) and the overall size of the camera is 95mm x 54mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9"). The weight of normal Ultracompact camera is 121g so the Canon ELPH 140 IS is on par in comparison with various competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Here is a picture of the Canon ELPH 140 IS beside a soft drink to help you to have a sense of its size.
The top view just below will show you the button arrangement on the ELPH 140 IS.
Canon ELPH 140 IS Lens features
The ELPH 140 IS has got an inbuilt lens with a focal range of 28-224mm giving it a 8.0 x zoom which is definitely not outstanding nevertheless it is likely to be invaluable in certain cases.
At it's widest 28mm, the lens provides an aperture of f3.2 making it really sluggish and not good in low light events and you will struggle to capture a shallow depth of field. You could also have to raise your ISO setting resulting in noisy shots. At the long end, 224mm comes with f6.9 which is pretty slow and you will have to use slower shutter speeds.
Canon ELPH 140 IS Connectivity
The ELPH 140 IS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that have NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to transfer images and usually adjust settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.
Some apps also stream a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external monitor. A good number of cameras enable you to recharge the battery with the USB port.
Canon ELPH 140 IS Video features
The maximum video quality in the Canon ELPH 140 IS is 1280 x 720 and it can save in H.264 file format. 720p is awful by today's requirements. You should really target at least 1080p quality for decent video. The body doesn't feature a mic and / or headphone jack which means that you get zero control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to purchase another model if you need better audio in your videos.
Canon ELPH 140 IS Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing on the Canon ELPH 140 IS so you have to be cautious in wet or dusty conditions.
Canon ELPH 140 IS Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon ELPH 140 IS houses a 2.7" fixed screen with a resolution of 230k dots.
Please be aware that the screen offers no touch support.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The ViewFinder details regarding Canon ELPH 140 IS are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be quite beneficial during sunny outdoor conditions which might make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.
Canon ELPH 140 IS Shutter features
Canon ELPH 140 IS can shoot continuously at 1.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Canon ELPH 140 IS Flash and Hot shoe features
Canon ELPH 140 IS has got just built-in flash with no external flash ability.
Canon ELPH 140 IS Autofocus features
Canon ELPH 140 IS has got only Contrast Detect Autofocus and does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster and exact than Contrast Detect focusing. The camera boasts Face detection making it useful for people photography.
The Sensor boasts 9 focus points to choose from. It also has Tracking Autofocus for things on the move. Canon ELPH 140 IS has not got manual focus. Manual focus is good during low light conditions or you need to have more precise control on focusing.
Canon ELPH 140 IS Battery life
The battery (NB-11L) on the Canon ELPH 140 IS is built to last for 230 clicks based on the CIPA requirements which is on par with its competitors. The general Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has the highest possible (320) battery life within this category of cameras.
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Canon ELPH 140 IS for specific styles of photography
The following chart displays a summation of the Canon ELPH 140 IS for specific styles of photography. To see more, check out the specific section underneath.
Canon ELPH 140 IS Portrait photography advice
The Canon ELPH 140 IS has a points total of 36 which is terrible, meaning that it is not appropriate for portraits. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor size, support for RAW photos along with the flexibility to utilize external flash.
Canon ELPH 140 IS Street photography factors
Getting a reasonable points total of 58, the Canon ELPH 140 IS is fairly appropriate to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Canon ELPH 140 IS Sports photography information
A terrible sports photography rating of 42 suggests the Canon ELPH 140 IS is not appropriate for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have very good autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Canon ELPH 140 IS
Portability is extremely critical in picking a travel camera. All round, the Canon ELPH 140 IS gets a very good 66 for a travelling camera which makes it a very decent choice to take on your holidays.
Canon ELPH 140 IS as a Landscape photography camera
For anyone who is looking to buy a camera for landscape photography, the most essential aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon ELPH 140 IS and it's terrible rating of 40 for a landscape camera is not appropriate compared to its competitors.
Canon ELPH 140 IS as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging should really offer a articulating screen, mic input and if possible IBIS. Considering every thing, the Canon ELPH 140 IS is not appropriate as a vlog camera as it gets a terrible score of 31.
Canon ELPH 140 IS Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the ELPH 140 IS, below is a range of the top scored cameras which fall in to the class of Ultracompact.
The graph listed below offers you a summary of the ELPH 140 IS vs it's highest rated competitors listed earlier.
These are various other cameras you might take into account as alternative options. To look at a comprehensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.