Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS / IXUS 130 / IXY 400F
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not that great
Mr. A, Amazon
20 April 2014
Summary: I found good reviews about it and bought it But found its not that great reason I did not like - auto focus is not quick to focus - you really need stable hands else it does not give sharp image ^ i have found this to be a huge problem
Summary: I have used Canon P&S cameras for years and have always been pleased with them - excellent images, easy to use and the price is right. I have an SD1000 and wanted something small with IS so selected the SD1400IS. So far, I have been less than impressed with the camera. The SD1000 was a nice piece of stainless steel - the newer model seems flimsy by comparison. Smaller, yes - better quality, no.
Summary: I purchased this camera several months ago as my everyday point and shoot. I wanted something small and compact that I could easily access and take quick photos when I didn't want to lug around my slr. I figured Canon would be a great choice since I LOVE my canon dslr and have seen photos taken with older models of the digital elph that have good quality for a p&s. Let me say, all older elph models slap all over the the sd1400.
Summary: This camera is very pocketable and takes good pictures most of the time - exactly what I was looking for, for a "social" camera. Only major complaint is the camera majorly underexposes shots in outdoor lighting about 20-30% of the time. When taking a picture, the preview screen looks correctly exposed, but then when the shutter is half-pressed the camera focuses and the preview goes very dark. Happens in "P" and "Auto" modes.
Summary: During the first few weeks I got this for my wife, I felt like I made a mistake. I've been shooting with a Nikon D90 DSLR for a couple of years now, and once you go in that direction, any P&S will pale in comparison. In fact I believe most P&S shooters are just a tad better than the shooter you find in your camera phone. Through recommendations, I use a Panasonic LX3 as a sidekick, which is a huge disappointment if you are shooting kids in motion.
Excerpt: Pros: Small, handy camera, easy to operate, good price. Not bad low light image quality. Good videos. Good quality of construction. Looks like a good toy. Cons: See at the "Problems" section below. So, this is good camera when using indoor, but, on my opinion is not good for outdoor shooting involving people or using the Portrait mode. I lost my Olympus C7000 2 months ago.
Summary: I had the SD1100IS that lasted me a few years and recently broke. I got this SD1400IS and don't like it as much as the SD1100IS. It is nice that you can edit the videos straight from the camera, but the zoom button is quite hard to use. This camera just seems a bit more difficult to use and the zoom button is tiny.