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Canon PowerShot A1300
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Canon PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera

16MP 5x CCD 4x Feb 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Simply point and shoot for superb photos and HD movies with the versatile 16 Megapixel PowerShot A1300. Use the optical viewfinder for a comfortable view and the Help button to get to know your... More
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19 Reasons For

Canon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Compact camera digital cameras built by Canon have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just compact camera digital cameras) and found that Canon also has good ratings across its entire range.

Good Size

Some Canon PowerShot A1300 reviewers thought the product was compact. Expert review site Reviewed.com mentioned in their Canon PowerShot A1300 review “The PowerShot A1300 is a AA-battery powered compact, offered by Canon to appeal to old-fashioned (or well-prepared) shooters.”.

One customer considered that the Canon PowerShot A1300 was thin.

Reasonably Priced

Three people who reviewed the Canon PowerShot A1300 wrote that it was cheap. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “The A1300 is an easy to use, pocketable budget compact camera which even has an optical viewfinder” in their Canon PowerShot A1300 review yet they scored it 3 stars. Expert review site Reviewed.com wrote four years ago “The A1300 is very inexpensive, very small, very light” in their review of the Canon PowerShot A1300. Reviewed.com also mentioned “It's very inexpensive, very small, very light, has a built-in optical viewfi”.

Easy to Use

Several people who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk rated it 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot A1300 “This is a cheaper model and is easy to use”.

Good Quality Pictures

One person wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot A1300 was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “Images produced have excellent colour reproduction which will look great when sharing them on sites like Facebook” in their review of the Canon PowerShot A1300 however they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Canon PowerShot A1300 owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung ST90, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77, or the GE J1250.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think the Lumix DMC-TS5, and the Lumix DMC-TZ30 both from Panasonic or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-W810 (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago, the PowerShot A1300 supports video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support video recording and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Sony DSC-HX10, and the Nikon Coolpix L23 is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the PowerShot A1300 has a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the GE A1455 (£26.99).

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot A1300 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. Across all compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

The biggest maximum aperture of cameras of this age and type is 1.8, the smallest is 87, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8. With a maximum aperture of 6.9, the PowerShot A1300 has one of the smaller maximum apertures amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The PowerShot A1300 has a fairly long maximum camera shutter speed (15 seconds) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot A1300. The average maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot A1300 is 14s.

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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 digital cameras of this age and spec.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon PowerShot A1300 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found 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 cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot A1300 the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has One Light Exposure Mode

The number of light exposure modes found on the Canon PowerShot A1300 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Auto, but this light exposure mode is not found on this camera. The light exposure modes Shutter priority AE are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The PowerShot A1300 has a greater number of light metering modes than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot A1300. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Canon PowerShot A1300 has a better display than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time 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. Compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot A1300 displays range from LCD (worst) to OLED (best).

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

With a minimum aperture of only 2.8, the PowerShot A1300 has one of the smaller minimum apertures amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The smallest minimum aperture of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.3, the largest is 6.6, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2.

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16 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 62 out of 100 based on five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Cameras.co.uk and Chip.de. This means that camera experts really don't rate this Canon camera very highly.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot A1300 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot A1300 do have an image stabiliser.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the GE J1250, or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras of this age and type do not support Full HD video. The Canon PowerShot A1300 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to consider including the Coolpix S9500, or the Coolpix S9400 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot A1300, the PowerShot A1300 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000, the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The PowerShot A1300 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot A1300 are also not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS (£59.99), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Canon PowerShot A1300 does not have a GPS, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS to this camera and we think the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V (£282.99) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras that came out more than two years ago are not waterproof. The PowerShot A1300 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon PowerShot A1300 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This Canon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of this age and spec. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Canon PowerShot A1300 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot A1300. The shooting mode "Movie" is also found on this Canon camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The average maximum ISO speed of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot A1300 is 4,500, and the maximum ISO speeds range from 200 to 26,000. The Canon PowerShot A1300 has a quite low maximum ISO speed (only 1,600) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot A1300.

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Only One Aspheric Element

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot A1300 have between 1 and 14 aspheric elements, including the PowerShot A1300 which has one aspheric element.

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Only Nine Auto Focus Points

Most cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot A1300 have between 1 and 255 auto focus points, including the Canon PowerShot A1300 which has nine auto focus points.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

At only 230,000 pixels, the Canon PowerShot A1300 has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot A1300. The display resolutions of compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot A1300 range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Only Has Two Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Canon PowerShot A1300 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot A1300. The playback mode "Single image" is also found on this digital camera.

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Only Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon PowerShot A1300 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital 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 available for a similar time to the PowerShot A1300. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The PowerShot A1300 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot A1300

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Canon released the PowerShot A1300.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the PowerShot A1300 has a relatively standard megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix F660 (£181.00), the Nikon Coolpix S100, or the Canon PowerShot A810 which has better reviews.

If this camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might want to look at the Lumix DMC-TS5 (16.1MP), or the Lumix DMC-TZ36 (16.1MP) both from Panasonic or the Casio EX-ZR300 (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

The PowerShot A1300 has a pretty typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot A1300.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot A800, or the PowerShot A3400 IS both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S9300 (£209.99).

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the G3WP (4.5x), or the G5WP (£49.99) (4.5x) both from GE or the Canon IXUS 500 (4.1x) which is also higher rated.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the PowerShot A1300 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including the PowerShot ELPH 320 HS, or the PowerShot A3400 IS both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 which has better reviews.

If this Canon camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Coolpix S5200 (£89.99) (6x), or the Coolpix S2750 (6x) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 2.7 inches, the Canon PowerShot A1300 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras and we think the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS, and the IXUS 105 IS both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this compact camera camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the FinePix X100S (2.8" and higher rated), the FinePix X100 (£270.40) (2.8" and higher rated), or the X100 (2.8" and higher rated) all from Fujifilm.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Exposure Compensation
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery Size
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Special Features

Expert Reviews

(9)
21 December 2012

The Canon PowerShot A1300 is a slim point and shoot entry-level digital compact camera sporting a 16 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom lens, LIVE control, 720p movies, 32 scene modes, AA... Read more…

Picturequality, viewfinder, valueformoney
Wizjer optyczny
Szybkie uruchamianie
Dugi czas pracy na bateriach
Si te gustan los equipos sencillos, este es para ti
Shutter delay with flash
Plastikowa obudowa
Wysoki poziom szumu
Brak stabilizatora obrazu
Powolny autofokus
19 July 2012

The A1300 is an easy to use, pocketable budget compact camera which even has an optical viewfinder. Images produced have excellent colour reproduction which will look great when sharing them on...

1 July 2012

The Canon Powershot A1300 is one of the few digital cameras with a viewfinder. This is a cheaper model and is easy to use. Key features include 16 megapixels and a 5x zoom lens. Another difference... Read more…

17 April 2012

Canon's PowerShot A1300 is meant to appeal to old-fashioned (or well-prepared) shooters, yet many of its offerings should capture the interest of just about anyone. The A1300 is very inexpensive,... Read more…

14 September 2012

Optyczny wizjer to jedyna zaleta Canona A1300, a ma?e wymiary obni?aj? jego u?yteczno??. Mimo zastosowania 16-megapikselowej matrycy, jako?? zdj?? rozczarowuje z powodu wysokiego poziomu szumu i...

18 July 2012

Puede ser el regalo perfecto para tu mamá o tus abuelos, si necesitan una cámara digital fácil de usar, o en su defecto, para ti, si te gustan los equipos retro, que no se vean muy modernos y...

21 December 2012

? ?????????? ?????? ????, ????? ??? ??????? ???? ????? ???????, ?? ????????? ?????? ???????? ????????????, ????????? ??????? ????????? ??????? ?? ? «??????????» ?????? ? Canon PowerShot A1300,... Read more…

16 August 2012

Auf den ersten Blick haben wir es hier mit einer völlig normalen Digicam für Einsteiger zu tun. Aber schon der zweite Blick offenbart Erstaunliches: eine Kompakte mit optischem Sucher ? eine... Read more…

26 May 2012

Die Canon Powershot A1300 ist eine unkomplizierte Einsteigerkamera mit brauchbarer Abbildungsleistung bei ISO 100. Der optische Sucher hilft, wenn das Display überstrahlt...

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