Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS is a great choice if you want a very small camera that's easy to use and produces high-quality images. If you have big hands, though, the controls might be too tiny.
Pros: Good image quality. Very small build. Easy to use. Decent low-light performance.
Cons: Tiny controls. A keen eye might detect slight blooming in images.
Conclusion: It's not overly complex, it's easy to use, and it produces excellent quality images without requiring the photographer to understand everything that's going on. The build is slim and feels solid, the screen is good – in short, the 130 only strengthens the Ixus brand.
Summary: The beauty is more than skin-deep too. The IXUS 130 / SD1400 IS inherits the 720p HD movie mode and HDMI port of its predecessor, while featuring more sophisticated scene detection which does a great job of working out what you're trying to take in Auto; indeed we'd be happy to leave it on Auto for almost all situations.
Pros: Very slim and stylish body; looks and feels great., 4x stabilised zoom with 28mm wide coverage., Foolproof Auto with scene detection., 720p HD video and HDMI output.
Cons: Pointlessly slow continuous shooting speed., Cannot optically zoom while filming., Optical viewfinder of earlier model missing., Face, smile and wink timers in strange location.
Summary: Like its predecessor, I enjoyed spending time with the SD1400 IS. It's small, sleek and easily transportable, and has very good build quality. It takes nice-looking photos and movies and has many interesting features. It has a high-quality lens that takes sharp pictures with small amounts of distortion.
Pros: Small size, Excellent build quality, Very good, low distortion images at low ISOs, High quality HD movies
Cons: Limited optical zoom, No independent control over aperture and shutter speed, Instances of chromatic aberration
Excerpt: The Canon IXUS 130 is a pocket sized digital camera. It has 14 megapixels and a 4x wide angle zoom lens. The IXUS 130 can shoot High Definition movies. Other key features include image stabilisation and a 2.7 inch LCD screen. I am not sure that there are any points that stand out as especially exciting. With this camera it is more of a combination of factors that make it a good camera to buy. These factors include picture quality, design and build quality.
Canon: Powershot SD1400 IS Review with Full Size Sample Photos
15 November 2013
Conclusion: The Canon Powershot SD1400 IS is the successor to the PowerShot SD1200 IS from 2009. Canon designed the SD1400 IS to appeal to those who are looking for an affordable stylish compact camera that offers point-and-shoot simplicity, and that is easy to bring along by fitting easily in a purse or pocket.
A petite Canon digital camera with great image quality
Good Gear Guide.au
14 March 2011
Summary: Canon's IXUS 130 IS is small enough to reside in your pocket so that you can take it anywhere -- but the best part is that it's capable of capturing beautifully clear and vibrant images. It's not a perfect camera though: its buttons can be hard to press and its zoom control is awkward.
Pros: Excellent clarity, captures colours vividly, f/2.8 aperture, reasonably good performance in dim lighting conditions
Cons: Build quality could be better, buttons are hard to press, top of case creaks, battery compartment can be hard to open, poor zoom control
Excerpt: Ten years since their introduction, the latest incarnation of the IXUS camera range is also the slimmest ever, measuring a mere 17.8mm thick and weighing a feathery 133g. Successor to the diminutive IXUS 120 IS model, the new IXUS 130 similarly features a 4x optical zoom lens offering a focal range of 28-112mm complete with fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 and optical image stabilization, with three user selectable anti shake modes offered.