Basic Specifications
Full model name: Canon PowerShot A1400
Resolution: 16.00 Megapixels
Sensor size: 1/2.3 inch
(6.2mm x 4.6mm)
Lens: 5.00x zoom
(28-140mm eq.)
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD
Extended ISO: 100 - 6400
Shutter: 1/2000 - 15 seconds
Max Aperture: 2.8
Dimensions: 3.7 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.
(95 x 62 x 30 mm)
Weight: 6.1 oz (174 g)
includes batteries
Availability: 02/2013
Manufacturer: Canon
Full specs: Canon A1400 specifications
16.00
Megapixels
5.00x zoom 1/2.3 inch
size sensor
image of Canon PowerShot A1400
Front side of Canon A1400 digital camera Front side of Canon A1400 digital camera Front side of Canon A1400 digital camera    

Canon PowerShot A1400 Preview

by Mike Tomkins
Posted 01/07/2013

If it's time to replace your existing camera, and the most important criterion is the pricetag, then the Canon PowerShot A1400 will be on your list to consider -- it comes quite close to the magic $99 price point, yet still manages to include a healthy zoom range and a high-res sensor. You may also be looking at it for another reason: unlike the vast majority of affordably-priced cameras these days, it actually has an optical viewfinder!

Impressively for the price, the Canon A1400 has a 5x optical zoom lens with a 28mm wide angle. Maximum aperture varies from f/2.8 to a decidedly dim f/6.9 across the zoom range, and there's no optical image stabilization, but that's really to be expected at this price. Canon does at least include digital image stabilization, which will try and prevent blurring, but will likely increase noise levels in the process. The A1400 features a 16 megapixel image sensor paired with a DIGIC 4 image processor. There's also a 2.7-inch LCD screen, a little smaller than that on most cameras these days, but not unduly so.

As well as stills, you can also shoot 720p high-definition video clips. Power comes from two standard AA batteries, and the Canon A1400 features an unusual Eco mode that detects when the camera is stationary and puts it in sleep mode after ten seconds.

The Canon PowerShot A1400 ships from February 2013, with estimated retail pricing of around US$110.

Similar to the A1400 but smaller lighter larger sensor cheaper But ...
loading
No cameras match your search criteria(s)
   

$149.00 (27% more)

2 MP (20% more)

Lacks viewfinder

36% smaller

1x zoom (50% more)

A1400 vs 190 IS

$109.00

2 MP (20% more)

Lacks viewfinder

52% smaller

8x zoom (37% more)

A1400 vs 180

$386.95 (72% more)

16 MP

Lacks viewfinder

18% larger

5x zoom

A1400 vs W300

$115.04

20.1 MP (20% more)

Lacks viewfinder

59% smaller

8x zoom (37% more)

A1400 vs W830

$156.95 (31% more)

13.2 MP (21% less)

Lacks viewfinder

38% larger

3x zoom (67% less)

A1400 vs W100

$246.95 (56% more)

16 MP

Lacks viewfinder

22% larger

5x zoom

A1400 vs WG-50

$209.00 (48% more)

20.2 MP (21% more)

Lacks viewfinder

13% smaller

25x zoom (80% more)

A1400 vs SX620 HS

$199.00 (45% more)

20.2 MP (21% more)

Lacks viewfinder

32% smaller

12x zoom (58% more)

A1400 vs 360 HS

$136.95 (20% more)

20.1 MP (20% more)

Lacks viewfinder

56% smaller

8x zoom (37% more)

A1400 vs A300

$268.00 (59% more)

18.2 MP (12% more)

Lacks viewfinder

29% smaller

2x zoom (75% more)

A1400 vs WX350

$137.33 (21% more)

16.1 MP

Lacks viewfinder

46% smaller

4x zoom (25% less)

A1400 vs TS30

$139.00 (22% more)

16.4 MP

Lacks viewfinder

20% larger

5x zoom

A1400 vs XP120

$647.99 (83% more)

20.1 MP (20% more)

Also has viewfinder

45% larger

1x zoom (50% more)

A1400 vs ZS100

$229.00 (52% more)

16.4 MP

Lacks viewfinder

20% larger

5x zoom

A1400 vs XP130

$348.00 (69% more)

18.2 MP (12% more)

Lacks viewfinder

17% larger

3x zoom (83% more)

A1400 vs WX500

$338.00 (68% more)

18.2 MP (12% more)

Also has viewfinder

17% larger

3x zoom (83% more)

A1400 vs HX80

$1198.00 (91% more)

20.1 MP (20% more)

Also has viewfinder

31% larger

8x zoom (37% more)

A1400 vs RX100 VI

$379.00 (71% more)

12 MP (33% less)

Lacks viewfinder

27% larger

4x zoom (25% less)

A1400 vs TG-5

$448.00 (76% more)

18.2 MP (12% more)

Also has viewfinder

17% larger

3x zoom (83% more)

A1400 vs HX90V

$316.50 (66% more)

20.3 MP (21% more)

Lacks viewfinder

30% larger

4x zoom (87% more)

A1400 vs SX720 HS

Suggestion for improvement? Head over here.


Enter this month to win:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate