Canon PowerShot A1400 16.0 MP Digital Camera
The Canon PowerShot A1400 replaces last year's A1300 and sports almost identical specs, save a few modest updates. Extremely affordable, this basic little camera offers an optical viewfinder, 2.7-inch LCD screen, and simple controls. With 16-megapixels, Canon's DIGIC 4 image processor, and 5x optical zoom lens (28mm wide angle), this camera has solid performance for a beginner.
The image quality and video quality won't satisfy a more experienced photographer, but everything on the A1400 aims to be simple, easy, and solid for the very low price. The camera even has a dedicated help button to make it easier for beginners to quickly have their questions answered. The Canon PowerShot A1400 is best for someone who just wants to take basic snapshots using Auto mode. Aimed primarily at photographers who are just starting out or who want a borderline-disposable camera due to its low price, the A1400 is a solid choice for a very basic and affordable beginner camera.