An Optical Viewfinder makes capturing images simple and easy
The PowerShot A1400 digital camera gives you a choice that's getting increasingly hard to find on digital cameras today. It's equipped with an Optical Viewfinder in addition to the LCD screen. Many photographers prefer this classic, familiar option that lets you simply hold the camera to your eye and shoot.
The camera's big, bright 2.7-inch LCD screen gives you a wealth of important information about the shot. However, using it to compose and focus requires that you hold the camera away from your body. Many people do this with one hand, arms away from the body, effectively creating camera shake that can distort a shot. Using the Optical Viewfinder helps ensure that the camera is held steady, and is an easy, familiar alternative to composing shots on an LCD screen. It's also useful in bright conditions when it might be difficult to see the monitor.
The great thing is that from shot to shot, whether you use the Optical Viewfinder or LCD screen is your choice.
I just got it today and does take good, clear pictures, but it is necessary to have the users' manual to figure out some of the functions and it is not included. You have to download which is tedious and takes a lot of space on your computer. Also, you can't download the pictures to your computer, unless you go buy a separate cable. I've owned several cameras and right now I am going back to my old one and see if I can return this one.
November 23, 2013
Where is the Micro B Usb Cable
I have an entire zip lock bag full of usb cables, however no mini b as need for the A1400 sure shot.
My test photos were on a very favorable conditions, so I am happy so far with the performance.
I have experience downloading manuals, however if you are not acquainted with this, it can be a tedious task.
November 20, 2013
Impressive Little devil!
I photographed a soda can on the table in front of me. I could read the ingredients on the can in the image better than I could read the can itself. This is an impressive little devil right out of the box! One can be hard pressed to find a better pocket camera for the money spent.
October 9, 2013
Web site support DREADFUL
MAIN PROBLEM: The camera was not sold with a USB cable. I purposefully went to a camera store so I would get everything I needed -- but no luck. So if you're buying this camera, don't say "I want to buy everything I'll need to use the camera," since that request is not adequate. On the second trip, the sales associate did say that most cameras included the USB cable but I already knew that was the case with most products and that's why I didn't specify "USB cable." SUPPORT: Canon's web site for the product has very very poor functionality. The instruction manual is very poorly designed -- Canon must not have changed it mindset from providing hardcopy instruction manuals to customers using a computer to obtain it. In addition, parts of the manual are incomplete. CAMERA: frequently has a slow response.
September 30, 2013