Canon SD1400 IS overview
Canon SD1400 IS is Canon's Ultracompact digital camera first launched on February of 2010. The camera comes with a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4320 x 3240. The camera is known as "IXUS 130 / IXY 400F" in certain regions.
The SD1400 IS ranks at #83 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & all round #1028 out of 1428 for cameras in our database. Remember to test our Advanced camera search to see camera ratings based on your custom requirements.
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Canon SD1400 IS history
The Canon SD1400 IS is part of a family of products. You can read the full range below.
Canon SD1400 IS Gallery
You can see the SD1400 IS from several angles in the gallery below.
Canon SD1400 IS Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of benefits and drawbacks of the Canon SD1400 IS based on aspects that are usually viewed as important in a digital camera.
Canon SD1400 IS Sensor info
The Canon SD1400 IS houses the Digic 4 processor chip. The measurement of the sensor in the Canon SD1400 IS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4320 x 3240 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter might lead to cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CCD sensor has 14 megapixels and gives a standard ISO range of 80 - 1600. Sadly, RAW photos are not supported which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The picture below illustrates the SD1400 IS's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The SD1400 IS sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Canon SD1400 IS dimensions
Canon SD1400 IS has a weight of 0.29 lbs (133g / 4.69 ounces) & has outer proportions of 92mm x 56mm x 18mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.7"). The weight of normal Ultracompact camera is 121g so the Canon SD1400 IS is on par when compared to other rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Listed below is a visual of the Canon SD1400 IS beside a soft drink to help you to get a sense of its scale.
The top view below will show you the button layout on the SD1400 IS.
Canon SD1400 IS Lens info
The SD1400 IS houses an inbuilt lens and a focal range of 28-112mm giving it a 4.0 x zoom which isn't huge but it will definitely be useful in certain situations.
At the widest 28mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f2.8 which is pretty slow and not very good for low light circumstances and you may find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You will probably also have to raise the ISO setting resulting in noisy images. Towards the tele end, 112mm comes with f5.9 which is quite slow and you would need to utilize slower shutter speeds.
Canon SD1400 IS Connectivity
The SD1400 IS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that include NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to transfer files and at times adjust settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Certain applications even stream a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery with the USB port.
Canon SD1400 IS Video info
The maximum video quality in the Canon SD1400 IS is 1280 x 720 and you can capture in H.264 file format. 720p is low for today's standards. You should go for a minimum FUll HD quality for video. The camera doesn't feature a microphone and headphone socket which means you get no control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to consider a different camera in case you require good sound for your videos.
Canon SD1400 IS Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing in the Canon SD1400 IS so you need to be cautious in rainy or dusty conditions.
Canon SD1400 IS Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon SD1400 IS comes with a 2.7 inch fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Sadly the display screen isn't a touch screen.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The ViewFinder details for Canon SD1400 IS are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be really helpful for bright outdoor conditions which can make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to see.
Canon SD1400 IS Shutter info
Canon SD1400 IS continuous shooting speed is 1.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/1500 sec.
Canon SD1400 IS Flash and Hot shoe info
Canon SD1400 IS comes with only integrated flash without external flash ability.
Canon SD1400 IS Autofocusing info
Canon SD1400 IS comes with just Contrast Based Autofocus & lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & exact compared with Contrast Based focusing.
Canon SD1400 IS lacks manual focusing. Manual focusing ability is useful for low light occasions or you require more accurate control on focus.
Canon SD1400 IS Battery life
The general Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 offers the highest possible (320) battery life for this category of cameras.
Following is a number of Ultracompact cameras having the highest battery life:
Canon SD1400 IS for varying kinds of photography
The following chart indicates a overview of the Canon SD1400 IS for varying kinds of photography. To read more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Canon SD1400 IS Portrait photography factors
The Canon SD1400 IS gets a points tally of 29 which is lousy, meaning that it is simply not good for portrait photos. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor specs, support for RAW photos along with the flexibility to use off-camera flash.
Canon SD1400 IS Street photography info
Having a average score of 58, the Canon SD1400 IS is relatively suitable to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Canon SD1400 IS Sports photography advice
A lousy sports photography points total of 35 indicates the Canon SD1400 IS is simply not good for shooting sports. A camera should have very good focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon SD1400 IS as a Travel photography camera
Size is super important in picking a camera for travel. In general, the Canon SD1400 IS gets a above average 66 for a travel camera which makes it a good option to purchase for your vacations.
Canon SD1400 IS Landscape photography information
When you are looking to purchase a camera for landscape pictures, the most vital aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon SD1400 IS at it's lousy score of 38 for a landscape camera is simply not good compared to it's competition.
Canon SD1400 IS Vlogging info
A vlogging camera ought to have a moving display screen, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Considering all things, the Canon SD1400 IS is simply not good as a vlog camera as it receives a lousy rating of 29.
Canon SD1400 IS Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the SD1400 IS, here is a number of the highest placed cameras that fall into the family of Ultracompact.
The chart below provides you an overview of the SD1400 IS compared to it's top rated competitors mentioned previously.
There are a bunch of cameras you may look at as alternative options. To browse through a full comparison, visit the "compare" link.