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Canon IXUS 140 review

Canon adds an affordable Wi-Fi-equipped model to its extensive IXUS lineup

Our Verdict

Unfortunately for the Canon IXUS 140, other similarly-specced cameras - including its own sibling the Canon IXUS 125 HS - just work better in a greater range of scenarios.

For

  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Small and sleek design
  • Fast autofocus

Against

  • Some fiddly controls
  • Below-par low light performance
  • Poor battery life

As part of our image quality testing for the Canon IXUS 140, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Canon IXUS 140 is capable of resolving up to around 24 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

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Canon IXUS 140 review

Full ISO 100 image, see the cropped (100%) versions below.

Canon IXUS 140 review

ISO 100, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon IXUS 140 review

ISO 200, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon IXUS 140 review

ISO 400, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon IXUS 140 review

ISO 800, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon IXUS 140 review

ISO 1600, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution16 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyIXUS
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourGrey
Optical Zoom8x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesSmile Detection, Wink Detection, Face Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, Live View, Orientation Sensor
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)133 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, REACH, RoHS, ErP
Minimum Focus Distance10 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCCD
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedNB-11L
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height56 mm
Width95.4 mm
Depth20.6 mm
Autofocus Points9
Focal Length5 mm to 40 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Flash Exposure Compensation, Slow Sync, Red-eye Reduction
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model140
Product NameIXUS 140 Digital Compact Camera
Product LineIXUS
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number8192B011
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Get close, stay closer with IXUS

Simple, stylish and connected, the 16 Megapixel IXUS 140 features a sleek metal body, large clear LCD, 8x zoom with Intelligent IS and Wi-Fi - so you can instantly share superb quality images online.

Battery Life190 Shot
Package Contents
  • IXUS 140 Digital Compact Camera
  • Battery Pack NB-11L
  • AC Cable
  • User Manual Kit
  • Wrist Strap WS-800
  • Battery Charger CB-2LFE
  • Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
Display Resolution460000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker