Pros very slim sleek camera, smaller then most but packs a good punch for its size. Very smart and very respectable in low light situations. With a modest shutter lag and smart auto.
Cons One thing I loved about canon's line up LAST YEAR, is they were the ONLY major company that still offered a view finder on their compact models. This year that under rated feature has gone by the way side and no longer exists in the 2010 line up.
Summary For the last two years Canon has really impressed me with their point and shoot line up. The SD1400 is no exception, this is a moderate improvement on an already good sub compact the SD780. The 1400 features canon's Dig IV processor which, in my opinion, is one of the best and brightest on the market today. This is a smart camera, with some nice features; Such as the ability to zoom while taking HD Video, color accenting, color swapping, and a pretty quality lens and sensor considering the camera's size. With its modest price tag of 249ish I feel its one of the best little point and shoots your going to find for that price bracket. If your looking for a compact no hassle, quality image camera, look no farther it has arrived.
Pros -Nice compact design
-On average, pretty good photos
-Very nice display
-On-board image and video editing executed well.
-Excellent photos in good lighting
-In good lighting, the 720P video capture is excellent and very smooth.
Cons -When on programable mode the picture is almost always blurry if flash is off
-Horrible low-light photos
-Unreliable Auto Mode
-On-board video editing limited to trimming time
-Pretty limited customization of Programable Mode.
Summary I love the design and portability of this camera. I love being able to slip it into a pocket with ease. I am usually satisfied with pictures, however the camera can be very unreliable, and the low-light pictures are terrible. When the lighting conditions are right the 720P video rivals the quality of my Flip Mino HD. This camera wasn't the cheapest, but overall I like it. Though it may fail you at times, this camera is good overall.
Pros So SAD, after reading awsome reviews, this camera just is not tough enough for regular users. Old maids, wimps, and tea-toters enjoy, but if you plan to use this thing for a vacation, or wedding - FORGET IT! What a dismal failure.
Cons While the atractivly small size and minimalist frame are attractive, there is no staying power for my use. Good quality in the pictures, bad design of the lens cover, and barrel. Dont waste your money. Try something with a real cover or sturdy design.
Summary Good for a disposible camrea if spending 159+ is disposable. Works for a while, then gets cranky first, then stops all togather after about a year of not heavy use. Keep this thing away from kids, chocolate, sand, wind, crowds, mist, sunlight, flowers, dander, mites, and anything else that is in normal world enviroments. Suggested use, Biosphere II, a controlled enviroment with no chance of accidents.
Pros good pics while camera worked
Cons lens error after just one year, now camera is unusable. We never dropped this camera, got it dirty, or anything. It just stopped after light use. Do not buy this camera.
Summary DON'T BUY
Pros great picture, amazing video, easy to use, perfect size
Cons only one Con which is the retractable lens is way to easy to break.
Summary I bought this camera a month ago while I was home on leave from Iraq and when I got back to Iraq I got some great pictures and videos out of this camera for the month it worked. Other than being totally bummed my new camera doesnt work and I cant take more pictures of my deployment this camera isnt horrible. Just make sure if for some reason you buy this camera, baby it. keep it safe from getting bumped or and kind of dust, the retracable lens is very very easy to break. I hope this review helped out. have a great day