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.
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: I have an old Canon Power Shot SD450, rechargeable type battery with "5.0 MegaPixels". The battery is bad so instead of ordering a new battery I thought this camera with "16MP" and 2 AA batteries would be great. No recharging batteries and 16MP would blow my SD450 away. WRONG!!
Summary: Gave camera for wife to use. 'Point and shoot' I told her...well, the pictures that did come out okay are too grainy and cannot be enlarged without extreme distortion. All shots were taken indoors so that may be the problem, the lighting and all.
Summary: Been using Cannon point and shoot cameras for years and can't say enough good things, that is until the 1400. Apparently it doesn't have a way to adjust the colors like on older models. The only setting is one for 'Super Vivid'. So much less control which is not cool.
Conclusion: I just got it today and does take good, clear pictures, but it is necessary to have the users' manual to figure out some of the functions and it is not included. You have to download which is tedious and takes a lot of space on your computer.
Pros: clear pictures
Cons: no computer download cable, no users manual included, have to download manual from canon website
Summary: Canon is gradually eliminating all of the control features that have made their point and shoot cameras my first choice. Since I first started with my Canon A95, they have eliminated manual control of shutter, aperture, closeup mode, and others.
Summary: Having just put this thing through a week of testing on a trip out to California, I can report and confirm that this camera only takes acceptable photos in good light. However, I was able to get a nice night time shot in a well-lit marina by turning off the flash and setting the camera on something...
Summary: Wanted an upgrade since my A710's USB connection seems to have died. But the A1400, while lighter and sleeker has several *downgrades*. These include: a menu search for the macro setting compared to the single button on the A710; no option for setting your own shutter speed &/or aperture; and poor...
Summary: Ich habe mir die Kamera aufgrund der vielen überwiegend positiven Bewertungen schicken lassen, habe es aber nicht geschafft, scharfe Fotos zustande zu bekommen. Die Bilder waren bei gutem Licht (Außenaufnahmen) stets verwaschen.