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Canon PowerShot A1400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 271 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the viewfinder and battery are generally positive. The value for money and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the zoom, and many are critical about the memory and features.

usability, portability, value for money, battery, viewfinder

performance, flash, responsiveness, features, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A1400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Canon PowerShot A1400 Review


The PowerShot A1400 is a basic point-n-shoot camera that offers a very appealing price of about $100. With a capable Auto mode, 5x zoom, and AA power source, it is well suited for beginners, or anyone else that's looking for an inexpensive, compact...

5X zoom lens offers 28mm wide angle ; Eco mode saves battery life ; Affordable and compact ; Attractive macro shots in day light ; AA batteries are easy to find ; Good battery life ; Help system is good for beginners ; Optical viewfinder

Subpar image quality ; Slow burst mode at full resolution ; Optical zoom not active in movie mode ; Low-resolution LCD has limited viewing angle ; Poor low light performance

The PowerShot A1400 is a basic point-n-shoot camera that offers a very appealing price of about $100. With a capable Auto mode, 5x zoom, and AA power source, it is well suited for beginners, or anyone else that's looking for an inexpensive, compact...

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Canon PowerShot A1400


Canon's PowerShot A1400 is a capable, easy-to-use point-and-shoot camera that can capture sharp images in good light. And it'll only set you back about $100.

Inexpensive. Solid construction. Sharp photos. Optical viewfinder. 5x zoom lens. Uses AA batteries. On-screen help mode

Slow to start and shoot. No optical image stabilization. Noisy images. No optical zoom during video capture

The Canon PowerShot A1400 ($109.99 direct) isn't the type of camera that a lot of folks are going to get too excited about. It's a budget shooter that's light on fancy features like Wi-Fi and GPS, and it doesn't pack a super-fast lens or a big image...

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Amazon review summary for Canon PowerShot A1400


alaTest has collected and analyzed 406 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A1400 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.


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Nice little camera


This is a really nice little camera. and it takes really good pictures


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Nice all-around point and shoot


Picked this up for my mom, to replace an old PowerShot A520 (that one's still working great, but the early MMD/SD cards it used are getting harder to find now). The A1400 certainly has better specs and capacity than the old model, while the controls...

Similar nice build quality to earlier PowerShots, familiar interface, optical viewfinder, discreet body, quiet, and yes, it takes nice pictures

flash recharge feels a little on the slow side, good enough for our needs but be aware

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Very nice camera


This is a very nice camera for $85 when it was on sell at Newegg. It is small and lightweight. It has alot of functions on it, most I still have to experiment with. The "steady" shot is a must with a camera. It captures shots well while in motion. The...

Camera did not come with memory card. But I knew this when I bought this camera, so no eggs off on this review ; Not a con----I purchased a 8gb memory card when I bought this camera, both from newegg. That's about 2100 pics that the card will hold

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Canon Camera


This was for my wife. She was stuck on film cameras. I tried different for her to use and she didn\'t like them. This one with a viewfinder has been a winner, it works the way she likes and life is good again.

Easy To Use","Good Image Quality","Good in Low Light","Large Clear LCD","Point and shoot","Small \/ Compact","Viewfinder

Not A Video Camera

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I would buy this product again


Good camera for any active sport where damage might happen. Cost wise the loss would not be great, and at the same time it takes good photos.

Easy To Use","Good Image Quality","Small \/ Compact

Limited Zoom

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good camerA





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Nice, small, easy to use and carry quality camera


This is a small and easy to carry and use camera. I would buy this again if I had a need for it.About me... Parent with kids, Photo enthusiast, casual user

great pictures, nice display

Plastic case

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Optical / Electronic Viewfinder


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CCD
Sensor Size:1/2.3''


Longest Shutter Speed in s:15
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:2x AA (LR6/MIGNON)


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No