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Canon A1300 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 5x CCD Mar 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Canon has excellent camera reviews
Good size
Reasonably priced

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Reviews

Canon Has Excellent Camera Reviews

We checked 34,085 expert and owner reviews (including 1,378 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

A few people mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Expert review site Reviewed.com wrote “The PowerShot A1300 is a AA-battery powered compact, offered by Canon to appeal to old-fashioned (or well-prepared) shooters.”. One Canon A1300 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was thin.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Three Canon A1300 owners said in their reviews that the product was cheap. Five years ago Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert website Ephotozine “The A1300 is an easy to use, pocketable budget compact camera which even has an optical viewfinder” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they rated the product 60 out of 100. Expert website Reviewed.com said “The A1300 is very inexpensive, very small, very light”. Reviewed.com also mentioned “It's very inexpensive, very small, very light, has a built-in optical viewfi”.


Design

Easy to Use

Two customers who bought it agreed that it was easy to use. Cameras.co.uk said “This is a cheaper model and is easy to use”.


Good Quality Pictures

One person who reviewed it considered that it was able to produce good images. Expert website Ephotozine.com said in their review of this digital camera “Images produced have excellent colour reproduction which will look great when sharing them on sites like Facebook”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person who purchased it said that it had a good viewfinder.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon A1300 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, and the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm is also worth considering.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Canon A1300 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon A1300 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Canon A1300 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Most cameras of this spec and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Canon camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. Across all cameras that were released more than two years ago the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Lens System

Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

At 6.9, the Canon A1300 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera. The maximum aperture numbers of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera range from 2.5 to 38.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the Canon A1300 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The minimum aperture numbers of cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1.7 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Canon A1300 has a quite small optical zoom (only 5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera. Across all the cameras of a similar type and age to this camera the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x.

There are a number of other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Nikon D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99) (5.8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon A1300 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera. Across all the digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Canon A1300 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Nikon L120, or the Canon SX150 IS which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Samsung WB800F (5x), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£242.99) (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Canon A1300 supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also support PictBridge.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon A1300 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon A1300 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera. 640 x 480 pixels 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). Medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Canon A1300 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera. The average display diagonal of similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera is 2.9", and the display diagonals range from 2" to 4.8".

If this medium megapixel camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the FinePix x100 Classic Kit (2.8"), or the X-E1 (£432.80) (2.9") both from Fujifilm or the Canon G1 X (£419.99) (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera is 430,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. The Canon A1300 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05055413697946, 08714574580289, 08714574580333

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