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what sd card for the canon powershot a1400 is


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#1 nickos

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 01:23 AM

good morning to all,

 

please, i forgot to ask what sd card is compatible with the canon powershot a1400 is

 

sorry for my question but i don't know what sd cards can be used for those digital compact cameras since there different types like microsd, sdhc and microsd that need a special adaptor

 

i have bought a cheap used canon powershot a1400 just to get some experience before i buy anything better (after so many years with film the experience with a digital compact is different)

 

thanks in advance


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 09:31 AM

The support page for your camera is:  https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/products/details/cameras/point-and-shoot/slim-stylish-cameras/powershot-a1400

 

The image storage is noted as an SD, SDHC, or SDXC card which is the "normal sized" SD card (a bit less than 1" square), not a micro SD card  (see images of regular, mini, and micro SD cards on this wikipedia page, along with more details).  The HC simply means High Capacity (up to 32GB) and XC eXtended Capacity (up to 2TB).

 

If you're just shooting photographs the speed class of the card will be irrelevant.  If you're doing video then it might be.  The wikipedia page in the section on Speed Class explains this pretty well.

 

A multi-gigabyte Class 10 SDHC card that would hold more photos than you could probably take at high resolution (presuming JPG storage, not raw) in several years is dirt cheap these days.  A 1 GB capacity card holds an awful lot of photos.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 11:13 AM

good afternoon dear britechguy,

 

i thank you so much for your kind reply

 

i haven't yet tested the camera since i wanted to know first what sd cards are compatible

 

i really do not understand why those digital compact have so awkward menus and settings

 

thanks again for the reply


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 12:02 PM

 

 

i thank you so much for your kind reply

 

i haven't yet tested the camera since i wanted to know first what sd cards are compatible

 

i really do not understand why those digital compact have so awkward menus and settings

 

thanks again for the reply

 

You're quite welcome.

 

You really should review the Owner's Manual and/or Quick Start Guides available at the support page for your camera.  They can answer virtually any questions (at least 99% of the common ones) you have.

 

As to the awkwardness of menus and settings on these devices that's largely because you have very limited "button capacity" on the device and none I've dealt with yet use touch screens.  When all you've got is a round "4-way" chooser, OK button, and perhaps up to 3 or 4 other buttons you have to come up with some very creative ways to lay out and navigate menus.  This is where the Owner's manual comes in handy both for general navigation and for allowing you to find where a given seldom-used setting is located without having to take tons of time trying to figure it out and coming up empty.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 02:10 PM

hi again dear friend dear britechguy,

 

many many thanks for your kind reply

 

i have read the pdf manual from start to end but again the menus and settings are too awkward and i fully agree with you 

 

i just bought that camera because of the low price (40 euros used in mint condition) just to learn before i buy a better one

 

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:38 PM

One thing at least - the Canon Powershot / Sureshot ranges were excellent pocket cameras, still are in fact. We have had three of them, two of them still in regular use. I admit one of them died after somethng like 7-8,000 images - the zoom got rough and noisy - but the other two have given us no trouble at all and the one my wife uses most must be coming up to something like 40,000 images by now.

 

I agree that moving around the menus is a fiddly process but if you eventually move up to a DSLR you will find the the menus somewhat easier to access if rather more complex!

 

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 12:58 AM

good morning dear friend chris,

 

i thank very much you for your reply

 

as far i read on the net the canon powershot a 1400 is really good and i feel lucky buying this camera at a cheap price

 

i had some fifteen years old ni-mh (size aa 500 mha) rechargeable batteries but i don't know if will be charged or if i have to buy new ones

 

thanks in advance


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 04:19 AM

i had some fifteen years old ni-mh (size aa 500 mha) rechargeable batteries but i don't know if will be charged or if i have to buy new ones


You'd be lucky to have batteries that old still work, but more significant probably, 500 mAh batteries wouldn't have enough capacity to operate a camera for very long.

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 06:52 AM

hi dear platypus,

 

i really don't know if those old batteries can be charged 

 

the capacity is not great but when i was using them on my slave flashes was ok, the price was high too almost 3.40 euros each

 

i will try to charge them for three hours and see

 

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 10:03 AM

I gather things must be different in Cyprus, but you should be able to source NiMH rechargeable batteries with at least a 1500 mAh rating for very little.  These can be charged in the same charger as NiCD batteries can without issue.

 

You'd be better off buying disposable batteries than frustrating yourself with the ones you have.


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 11:36 AM

hi dear britechguy,

 

four aa size rechargeable batteries 2850 mAh with charger will cost euros 27.50

 

i think the price is good

 

http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/ansmann-photo-cam-iii-set-p-PER.912261



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 06:28 PM

Hi Nickos,

 

My first digital camera was a small Canon Powershot which was similar to your A1400. I do understand how confusing digital photography is if you are only familiar with last century film cameras. Screens, buttons, menus - grrr - where to start?

 

Well, look at it this way. You have a new 'toy'. Go out and 'play' with it. Set it to Auto mode first and just point & shoot - then try some of the Program modes - do some video. Then be amazed at how good some of the results are !  Better still, the results are instant. No more waiting for films to be developed! Digital photography is magic! If you make mistakes and some photos are out of focus etc - just delete them.

 

When you have taken some photos, the next step is to put them in your computer. There should be a SD slot in your computer for this. If not, it is useful to get a card reader. Best thing to do here is go to a shop which sells accessories for cameras. Ask them about a SDHC card for your camera and a matching card reader. Also ask them about batteries. Sometimes, as britechguy suggested, it is better to use disposable batteries.

 

I found a YouTube video which I hope will be helpful for you.

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 09:54 AM

hi to all,
 
dear violetrose i thank you so much for your kind reply
 
i will watch the video 
 
i fully agree with you that i have to play with my new digital camera
 
many thanks to all for the replies





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