Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3 stop increments
(Not available when shooting movies)
White Balance Control Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Built-in Flash Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.
Flash Range 1.6 - 13 ft. (W), 3.3 - 6.6 ft. (T) (50cm - 4.0m (W), 1.0 - 2.0m (T))
Recycling Time 10 seconds or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation N/A
Shooting Modes Auto, Hybrid Auto, P, Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter*, High-Speed Burst, Handheld Night Scene, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Stitch Assist, Super Slow Motion Movie
* Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
- Shooting movies is possible with the movie button.
Photo Effects My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color
Self Timer Approx. 10-sec. delay, approx. 2-sec. delay, custom*
* Delay time (0 - 15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1 - 10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
Wireless Control N/A
Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.4 shots/sec. (In P mode)
Approx. 6.2 shots/sec. (in High-Speed Burst mode)
File Format Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compatible
JPEG Compression Mode Still Images: Exif 2.3 (JPEG)
Movies: MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM
Number of Recording Pixels Still Images:
1) 16:9 - Large: 4000 x 2248; Medium 1: 2816 x 1584; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360
2) 3:2 - Large: 4000 x 2664; Medium 1: 2816 x 1880; Medium 2: 1600 x 1064; Small: 640 x 424
3) 4:3 - Large: 4000 x 3000; Medium 1: 2816 x 2112; Medium 2: 1600 x 1200; Small: 640 x 480
4) 1:1 - Large: 2992 x 2992; Medium 1: 2112 x 2112; Medium 2: 1200 x 1200; Small: 480 x 480
* 1984 x 1488 when in High-Speed Burst
Full HD 1920 x 1080: 24 fps (23.976)
HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
Digest Movie HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720: 6 fps*1 / 3 fps*1 / 1.5 fps*1
Miniature Effect 640 x 480: 6 fps*1 / 3 fps*1 / 1.5 fps*1
Super Slow Motion Movie 640 x 480: 120 fps*1
Super Slow Motion Movie 320 x 240: 240 fps*1
640 x 480: 30 fps (29.97)
*1 Playback frame rate is 30 fps (29.97)
Number of Recordable Images
File Size (KB)
File Size (KB)
File Size (KB)
File Size (KB)
*When in High-Speed Burst.
- The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.
Time of Recordable Movies
Super Slow Motion Movie
HD: 1280 x 720
640 x 480
640 x 480
320 x 240
Movie Size (KB/sec.)
3 hr. 35 min. 13 sec.
6 hr. 48 min. 56 sec.
11 hr. 21 min. 35 sec.
7 hr. 34 min. 23 sec.
13 hr. 37 min. 54 sec.
22 hr. 43 min. 11 sec.
26 min. 22 sec.
52 min. 25 sec.
14 hr. 29 min. 22 sec.
27 hr. 31 min. 49 sec.
45 hr. 53 min. 03 sec.
30 hr. 35 min. 22 sec.
55 hr. 03 min. 40 sec.
91 hr. 46 min. 07 sec.
1 hr. 46 min. 33 sec.
3 hr. 31 min. 45 sec.
Full HD: 1920 x 1080
HD: 1280 x 720
640 x 480
Movie Size (KB/sec.)
29 min. 37 sec.
42 min. 09 sec.
1 hr. 28 min. 53 sec.
1 hr. 59 min. 41 sec.
2 hr. 50 min. 17 sec.
5 hr. 59 min. 05 sec.
*1 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.
*2 Playback frame rate is 30 fps*1.
*3 Actual frame rate is 23.976 fps.
• The approximate number of videos recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.
Playback Modes File Still Images and Movies:
Auto Rotate, Rotate*1, Search (Date, Movies, Still Images)
Single, Index (4-100 Thumbnails), Magnification (Approx. 2x–10x), Information Display (Histogram, Overexposure Warning), Resume Playback, Transition, Red-Eye Correction, i-Contrast, Resize, Photobook Set-up
Normal Playback*2, Pause, Slow Motion, Skip Backward*3, Previous Frame*4, Next Frame*4, Skip Forward*3
- Displays playback position and shooting time
*1 Not available for movies with a recording pixel setting of Full HD or HD
*2 Audio settings available in 5 levels
*3 Approximately in 4-second intervals
*4 Fast-rewind and fast-forward are also available
Erase Modes Single Image*, Erase All
- The image data in the memory card stored with the design rule for camera file systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).
* Movies can be erased individually.
Computer Interface Hi-Speed USB (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Video Out NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video), HDMI mini connector
Audio Out Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Other Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.83 x 2.22 x 0.89 in. (97.2 x 56.4 x 22.5mm)
Weight Approx. 4.41 oz. / 125g (body only)
Approx. 5.08 oz. / 144g (CIPA Standard)
All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.
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Short battery life and no view finder caused me to return this camera. I have been a Canon fan since the 1970's, and the camera is a jewel in many ways, but in today's market it does not differentiate itself sufficiently from the new cellphone cameras.
I need the form factor of an A1400 with two AA batteries (that pack 4,000+ Mamp over this camera's 750 Mamp battery [and we are surprised at the complahints of short battery life in many Canon cameras?], that can be purchased, recharged, or come in various types like lithium, rechargeable, or what ever a merchant readily has on his shelf. -- unlike the expensive small but special battery requiring a special recharger this camera requires). It needs a simple shoot for center mass view finder like the A1400 (because otherwise you are trying to aim a 10x+ telephoto soda straw held at arms length with a LCD screen you can't use in daylight -- it doesn't work). Add in the long lens, CMOS sensor and latest DGIC6 processor, and GPS like the SX280. The Canon WiFi needs to generate its own WiFi field so you can immediately load images to a smart phone without hunting for someone's WiFi that isn't available when you need it.
Canon has all the great ingredients, but we need them repackaged to superbly differentiate the Canon camera over a good cell phone camera. Feel free to contact me for more details -- we need Canon to be successful in the age of cell phones.
October 6, 2013
Great small camera
For picture quality, this little, lightweight camera can't be beat by anything as small or convenient... add to that fairly decent video and you have an easy to carry camera for any activity.... I tested the video found that the maximum setting 1920 x 1180 staggers movement, so I use the 1180 x 720 setting and get nice, smooth video... in low light movement I would use the 640 setting... the camera's brain is cost effective but not that big. I also have the Canon Powershot SX 260, which has the advantage of manual focus, manual aperature, but is a bit bigger and heavier.
September 23, 2013
Can't go wrong with this purchase
The camera is top notch for our family and has every feature you could ask for in a camera. We really focused on shutter lag to capture the best picture that sometimes you only get 1 shot at. Also the camera has more than enough optical zoom and features as WiFi, movie mode, and built-in features to try to capture the best picture you can in any situation. In addition I had some trouble installing the WiFi feature which I found out was specs and computer issues on my end that the tech support still helped me out on. The only con as others have posted is the battery lifespan so I highly recommend at purchase to get 1-2 spare batteries that you can always have on hand with charger that is included in camera box. Small camera that packs a ton of punch and is an excellent buy for novices like us to mid range professionals.
September 9, 2013
Great Camera - OK Battery
I've had Canon Powershots to compliment my Canon EOS cameras on vacation or youth events. Even preferred them while shooting for a camp as their media director. The image quality is 95% of the time amazing. Got this one since my 230 was having issues focusing. It was 3 years old and had gone around the file numbering a couple times. Figured it was time to upgrade.
This one is great. Love the zoom. Have used the wifi feature to transfer pics to my phone via the app and upload to social media or send to friends immediately. It's more of a novelty, but have taken advantage of it.
The one thing that drives me crazy is the battery life. I know it's a point and shoot. But I could shoot several hundred pics at a couple youth events on all of my Powershots before. This one, I make sure I have a fully charged battery and a spare one (since it takes the same as some of my other cameras) before traveling anywhere or taking pics at an event. The nice benefit is having a couple spare chargers as well. I pack one in the bag and leave one at home.
The other con is construction. It's a bit more flimsy than the most of the other cameras I've owned. But it's not bad. Just wouldn't want to drop it. I'd pay $25-50 more to have a more substantial camera of this caliber.
So if you want a good image and zoom for the size and cost, go with this one. But look into an extra battery if you plan on taking more than 200-250 pics a day.
August 22, 2013