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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

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With macro focus down to 1cm, you can easily get up close and personal with a subject.

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Macro focus working well again, this time backed up by good colour saturation and exposure metering.

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Colours are nice and vibrant again.

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In the field (literally) this shot looked washed out, but the Canon IXUS 140 has actually retained good highlight and shadow detail from this high-contrast scene.

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Chromatic aberration (purple fringing) is quite well controlled here, and there's a good amount of fine detail resolved too, albeit at ISO 200 sensitivity.

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Again detail is in abundance, though a little softer towards the corners of frame.

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This scene had horrible lighting conditions and looked like a complete silhouette at the time, but the camera has managed to preserve some foreground shadow detail.

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There's plenty of detail in this shot, but chromatic aberration is an issue if you feel like pixel peeping in the high-contrast areas.

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Despite the tiny sensor, zoom in this tight and there's even some attractive background bokeh blur to be had.

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Lens set to its widest 28mm equivalent focal length...

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...and zoomed in to maximum reach (224mm equivalent).

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This shot taken at ISO 1600 sensitivity shows the level of grain across the shot and colour speckling creeping in to the shadow areas. Consequently fine detail has been smeared.

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