Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS / IXUS 130 / IXY 400F
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nice camera but too slow and too slim profile
29 January 2013
Summary: My first digital camera was a Canon SD700 from 7-8 years ago and had been very pleased with its performance and durability. I was looking to update it and was choosing between a few Canon models. I had at home with me for comparison an ELPH110 HS and an SX260 HS but I thought of trying another SD and got this SD1400. This takes sharp pictures on still though still a bit slow and not quite clear when taking pictures of my fast-moving dogs.
Summary: There are many reviews for this camera... so I will just add in my comment without getting into the nitty-gritty. I have had this for a while now; several months. This camera, as some others have noted, just takes flat out poor pictures. I had a cheaper Sony P&S that was much older than this, and it had absolutely superior low ISO performance, and was faster too.
Can't stand it anymore, going to get a different camera
D. Morris, Amazon
17 May 2011
Summary: Bought this camera so I would have something small to throw in my pocket. The fact is, this camera is too slow to take a good picture. I would rather have something a bit larger that actually takes good pictures (The S95 comes to mind). I just got back from a wedding and I was shocked at how many pictures were just crap.
Summary: Camera is super fragile! Haven't had it for 6 months and it's already broken. A little bit of water got on it at a pool party in Vegas, and the camera is rendered completely useless. I had a Nikon previously that my friend completely dropped into a bowl of alcohol...it SURVIVED. WIth my luck, my next camera purchase will be a waterproof one. If you don't plan to use it anywhere near water, then this camera is perfect.
Blurry images and videos, poor lighting and noise. Difficulties in focusing at night.
supertsik "supertsik", Amazon
29 August 2010
Summary: I owned several previous PowerShot models and I loved them all. I have tried lots of other makes too and until now Canon always ranked top in the quality of pictures. However, the SD1400 has difficulties in processing the pictures. Comments: 1) AUTO mode is useless. It only works under ideal conditions. Canon tried to improve it by increasing the number of factors it calculates, but this defeated the purpose.
Summary: Have had the camera only a couple months and just recently used it for candid wedding shots. I've discovered it's almost impossible to get good candids because there is an extreme delay from the time the button is pushed to take the picture and when it actually takes. The "candidness" of any shot is gone before the flash goes off. Good for scenery and still shots but not worth much for what I want a camera to do. Would return it if I could.
Summary: Canon has a good reputation for excellent macro mode on their cameras, and that has certainly been true in the past. In this respect, unfortunately, the 1400 sucks. Unlike their cameras of the past, the 1400 seems to use the entire frame to determine how to autofocus. So if you're taking a macro pic of something that fills the entire frame, you're golden. But try to take a macro pic of something that DOESN'T fill the entire frame, you're screwed.
Nice build quality, shame about the pictures it produces
Mr. S. L. Saunders, Amazon
16 February 2011
Summary: I purchased one as a gift for the missus. Ive tended to stick to Canon over the years even though the last 2 I have bought have been less than great. This one ended up being sent back as every single image I took with it just wasnt sharp. Even using the high ISO setting in a well lit living room ended up with every picture being blurred and unacceptable. Its a shame as the actual camera is so nice to use with great build quality and a lovely design.