Summary: Its a great small camera with 5X zoom and fairly easy programming. Its a great camera for travel, because if you lose it, it didn't cost a lot too. The automatic features enhance the fact that it fits nicely in your pants pocket too. The transfer of files to a laptop is quick and easy, just plug its USB into the computer and save your picture file.
Conclusion: It's unfortunate that Canon (and every other company) has stopped making a camera with a viewfinder. So many people want a digital camera with viewfinder - it's impossible to see in sunlight without it. This camera does an excellent job. Being able to use AA batteries was also a big plus.
Pros: good battery life, Nice features/settings, excellent image quality, durable, Bright LCD, Simple controls/menu, easy to use
Conclusion: Mydaughter Stephanie wanted to give me anicer gift of acamera I could use better and use for special occasiions when theGranddaughter andGreat come for visits a good picture taking cameralike the1400 powershot canon it says and does it all....love this gift so much!
Pros: good battery life, Good Low-Light Performance, Nice features/settings, excellent image quality, durable, Bright LCD, Lightweight/Portable, Simple controls/menu, easy to use
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Summary: I wanted an inexpensive alternative to my wife's expensive Canon 60D. A camera that we could take everywhere without the constant worry about it being damaged, lost, or stolen. I mainly chose the A1400 because it has a viewfinder. Overall, I have been happy with the camera. It easily fits into my shirt pocket and works flawlessly. It's easy to download images to my computer and I like that it uses AA batteries.
Summary: I am in no way a photographer, If anything I bought this for my father who is technologically illiterate and hasn't accustomed to camera phones. What Can I say picture quality is awesome and the Camera was smaller and lighter than I imagined it would be. What really sealed the deal was the ease of it, My father again is an elderly gentleman and technology is not his forte, He could right away use this camera.
Conclusion: I've purchased this camera as an upgrade for my old (and still unbeaten) Canon Power Shot A560 (7.1 Mega Pixels). I've taken over 5000 pictures (family and work) with the good old A560. Now that I've tested few other new cameras it this same class, I appreciate A560 more than ever before. I've decided to upgrade it with Power Shot A1400 hopping to get more detail in my pictures.
Pros: Simple controls/menu, easy to use, optical viefinder, powered by aa batteries
Cons: Poor image quality, Poor Low-Light Performance, Flimsy Construction, very small camera body, very small optical viewfinder
Summary: This takes horrible pictures. You need to hold the camera perfectly still, click the button without moving the camera at ALL, and then keep holding the camera still till it slowly takes the picture. Unreal! Keep pulling it out to use and think it can't be as bad as I remember. Wrong, it is that bad.
Conclusion: I bought this camera a couple of days ago to replace my older point and shoot camera. For me it was hard to read the box to see what was inside. The store clerk opened the box. Having no usb cable or card was not a problem, because the quality was put into the camera and not the accessories. The first picture I took was of a gridded piece of paper to check for lens distortion and there was none worth mentioning.
Pros: Good Low-Light Performance, Nice features/settings, excellent image quality, Simple controls/menu, easy to use