Canon’s Canon SD1400 IS is incredibly stylish, with rounded contours and the strong, sturdy build that characterises the Canon. It weighs 4.7 ounces ( 135g ) and measures just 0,7 inch (18mm ) at its thickest point, as well as being only 2.2 inches ( 55mm ) tall and 3.6 inches ( 90mm ) long – it’s small enough to fit into any pocket with minimal fuss. It’s a fashion item, that’s for sure.
It’s quite a fun camera to use, too, with no annoying mode dials or complex controls. The menu interface is straightforward and simple. The controls and buttons are flat and flash within the surface, which gives a smooth appearance and manageable reach, also the tactile response is good. There’s a mode switch, allowing you to move between the Auto, Program and Video modes, and a four-way dial for controlling focus, exposure compensation, the flash and self-timer. There are additional controls available via the ‘Func Set’ button in the center of the four-way dial.
4x optical zoom with a 28mm-112mm 35mm equivalent focal range is a step up from the 3x optical zoom seen on a typical compact camera plus it has a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8. Optical image stabilisation is included for good measure, giving a wider range of shooting possibilities.
SD1400 IS can shoot 720p HD video, which is excellent to have in such a small camera. Additionally, Canon added an HDMI port with this camera, making it easy to upload the HD video.
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