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Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 is Digital Camera

16MP 8x CCD Feb 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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22 Reasons For

Good Size

Some people who reviewed the product considered that it was compact. Cameralabs.com wrote on Camera Labs three years ago “Canon IXUS 140 / ELPH 130 IS review The Canon IXUS 140 / ELPH 130 IS is a 16 Megapixel point-and-shoot compact with an 8x optical zoom”.

One Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS owner who bought the Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS thought it was a good body shape.

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Canon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Canon cameras and also specifically for Canon compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Canon had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Good Connectivity

Some customers said in their reviews that the product was wifi compatible. Techreviewsource.com wrote “A 16-megapixel CCD sensor and built-in Wi-Fi” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they scored the product 60 out of 100.

Robust

One Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS owner who purchased this digital camera considered that it was well made. Three years ago Cameralabs.com wrote on expert website Camera Labs “The earlier 2012 IXUS / ELPH range was exclusively built around Canon's High sensitivity ba” in their Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS review.

One customer who purchased it thought it was strong and durable. Camera Labs wrote in their review “Sturdy, metal body”.

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Good Product Quality

Several Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS owners who purchased it agreed that it was good quality. Expert website Techreviewsource.com said three years ago “It takes images of very good overall quality” but they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Good Quality Lens

A few customers thought it had a good zoom. Techreviewsource.com mentioned “The Canon PowerShot Elph 130 IS has an 8x optical zoom lens” in their Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS review.

Good Technical Features

A number of people who reviewed the Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS concluded that it had good features. Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “The Canon PowerShot Elph 140 IS doesn't have the features of more expensive cameras.” in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS. Pc Mag said “Lacks Wi-Fi and other advanced features”.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of customers who purchased the product concluded that it was able to produce good images. Pcmag.com said in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS on expert website PC Mag “It delivers sharp images throughout its zoom range”. Pcmag.com also wrote “Is a decent option for budget-minded photographers”.

One Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS reviewer who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it had a good image sensor.

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CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS, the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS has an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS, the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS has a built-in flash.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS. The photo effect "Vivid" is also found on this Canon digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot ELPH 140 IS has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. Most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Canon digital camera have still image resolutions of 3264 x 2448 and 2048 x 1536 and 4608 x 2592. The worst still image resolution of all cameras of this age and spec is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

At 6.9, the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS. The biggest maximum aperture of digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS is 1.8 and the smallest is 87.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this digital camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The PowerShot ELPH 140 IS supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The PowerShot ELPH 140 IS has a greater number of light metering modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This digital camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on cameras of this age and type. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Light

The average weight of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 170g, and the weights range from 20g to 710g. With a weight of only 115 grams, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS is one of the lighter compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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TFT Display

The PowerShot ELPH 140 IS has a TFT display which is better than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. Most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The best display of all cameras of this age and spec is OLED and the worst is LCD.

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Short

The PowerShot ELPH 140 IS is one of the shorter digital cameras of this type and age (only 54.3 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age. The shortest camera of this age and spec is 10mm tall and the tallest is 750mm.

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17 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

This Canon digital camera has an average expert rating of 67 out of 100 based on three expert reviews from sites including Camera Labs, PC Mag and techreviewsource.com.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was not noisy. Pc Mag said “Images on the noisy side”.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The PowerShot ELPH 140 IS does not support video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS do support video recording.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years do not support Full HD video. The PowerShot ELPH 140 IS is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years do not support WiFi connectivity. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The PowerShot ELPH 140 IS is not 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS does not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS is not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS is more than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Canon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this spec and age. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

Cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS have JPEG frame rates of between 15fps and 240fps. The PowerShot ELPH 140 IS has one of the lower JPEG frame rates (only 25 frames per second) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS is more than most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Canon camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS. The shooting modes "Movie", "Program" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The PowerShot ELPH 140 IS has a quite small battery capacity (only 680 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS. The smallest battery capacity of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 170mAh and the biggest is 2,000mAh.

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Only Has Three Playback Modes

The PowerShot ELPH 140 IS has a greater number of camera playback modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on digital cameras of this type and age. The playback modes "Single image" and "Slide show" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Only Has Seven White Balance Modes

The PowerShot ELPH 140 IS has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Canon camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The PowerShot ELPH 140 IS has a greater number of supported image formats than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Canon camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

The PowerShot ELPH 140 IS has a quite long minimum focal length (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the minimum focal lengths range from 5mm to 120mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm.

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Quite Long Flash Recharging Time

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the flash recharging times range from 0.0005s to 15s. With a flash recharging time of 10 seconds, the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS has a quite long flash recharging time compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Canon released the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS.

Average Megapixel Count

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS has a relatively standard megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Splash Proof
Shock Resistant Case
Dust Resistant Case
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Filter
Focusing
Smile Detection
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Smile Detection
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Lock
Pre-Flash
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Noise Reduction
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
USB 1.1 Port
DC-In Jack
PC Connectivity
HDMI Port
Microphone in Socket
Headphone Out Port
Camera
3D Compatible
GPS
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Calendar
Album Organization
Multi-Shot Mode
Histogram
Orientation Sensor
Dioptre Correction
Anti-Dust Function
Custom Colour
Camera File System
Live View
Tripod Mount
Multi Burst Mode
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Electronic Compass
Direct Printing
Brightness Adjustment
Altimeter
Barometer
Built-In Processor
Camera Voice Function
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Linux Operating System
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Mac Compatible
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Carrying Case
Included Wrist Strap
Technical Details
GPS
Built-In Speaker
Self-Timer
View On TV
Lead-Free Soldered Product
Magnifier
Memory Function
Neck Strap
Smartphone Remote Support
Audio Recording Format
Printed User Guide
Speaker
Back Light Compensation
Built-In Memory
Video Card Required
Dual Shot (video & Photo)
Charging Indicator
USB Port
LED Indicators
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
Network Ready
Certificates
Electromagnetic Compatibility
Energy Star Certified
RoHS Compliance
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
Colour Space Standard
Anti Motion Blur
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Date Imprinting
Shock Proof
Face Detection
Night Mode
Audio Recorder
Exifprint
Video Out Port
Dust-Resistant
USB Connectivity
USB 3.0 Port
On/off Switch
Panorama Mode
Frame
Mass Storage Class Compliant
Aperture Priority Mode
Digital SLR
Contrast Auto Focus System
Comment
Auto HDR
USB 2.0 Connector
Manual Exposure
Manual Focus
Battery LED Indicator
Auto Exposure
Optical Viewfinder
Trimming
Shutter Priority AE
Electrical Viewfinder
Rotating
Cool Shot Function
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
HDMI Out
Borderless Printing
Pre-Record
Conversion Function
Display Tilting
TV Out Port
Accessories
Audio Output Port
Special Features
Canon Connect Station
DiGiC 4+ Processor

Expert Reviews

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25 June 2014

The Canon PowerShot Elph 140 IS doesn't have the features of more expensive cameras, but is a decent option for budget-minded photographers...

Inexpensive
8x zoom range
Compact
Images on the noisy side
Wide-angle coverage limited to 28mm
Low-resolution rear display
Video limited to 720p
Lacks Wi-Fi and other advanced features

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers meta 9147b001, meta 9144b001, canon 9147b001, canon 9144b001
Barcodes 00013803237719, 00013803237733, 00088022108638, 00132018240106, 00138032377194, 00138032377330, 00163121452971, 00172304233641, 00617407475418, 00669264508785, 00729907092016, 00803982820655
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