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Canon PowerShot A1300
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Canon PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera

16MP 5x CCD 4x Mar 2012
Megapixel 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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20 Reasons For

Good Brand

Canon is one of the better rated camera manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Canon also has good ratings for its compact cameras.

Good Size

A few people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was compact. Reviewed.com mentioned “The PowerShot A1300 is a AA-battery powered compact, offered by Canon to appeal to old-fashioned (or well-prepared) shooters.” in their review of the Canon PowerShot A1300.

One Canon PowerShot A1300 reviewer wrote that it was thin.

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Reasonably Priced

Three people said in their reviews that it was cheap. Five years ago Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “The A1300 is an easy to use, pocketable budget compact camera which even has an optical viewfinder” yet they gave it a score of 3 stars. In the same month expert website Reviewed.com said “The A1300 is very inexpensive, very small, very light”. Reviewed.com also wrote “It's very inexpensive, very small, very light, has a built-in optical viewfi”.

Easy to Use

A few Canon PowerShot A1300 reviewers said that this digital camera was easy to use. Expert website Cameras.co.uk said in their review “This is a cheaper model and is easy to use” .

Good Quality Pictures

One person who reviewed it thought it was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com mentioned on 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 but despite that they only gave it a rating of 3 stars.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Canon PowerShot A1300 owner thought the product had a good viewfinder.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of this spec and age. 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.

Other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to consider include the Samsung 90, the Lexibook DJ028, or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Olympus VH-510, the GE G100, or the Fujifilm X10 which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot A1300 which do not support video capability, the Canon PowerShot A1300 supports video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support video capability currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s, the Fujifilm FinePix JZ 200, or the Canon IXUS 130.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the PowerShot A1300 has a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the D300s, or the Coolpix P330 both from Nikon or the Casio EX-ZR300 which has better reviews.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon PowerShot A1300 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Canon camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot A1300. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The PowerShot A1300 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. Compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot A1300 still image resolution(s)s range from 384 x 480 to 5152 x 3864.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot A1300 is 1.8 and the smallest is 72. The PowerShot A1300 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (6.9) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The slowest camera shutter speeds of cameras of this spec and age range from 0.12s to 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 15s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of 15 seconds, the Canon PowerShot A1300 has one of the longer slowest camera shutter speeds amongst compact cameras of this age.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot A1300 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital 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 comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot A1300 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many compact cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Has One Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the PowerShot A1300 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this digital camera. The light exposure modess Shutter priority AE are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Canon PowerShot A1300 has a better display than most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most compact cameras that are a comparable age 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. Across all cameras of this age and spec the best display is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the Canon PowerShot A1300 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst compact cameras of this age. The average minimum aperture number of similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago is 3.2, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 22.

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15 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Based on five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Cameras.co.uk and Chip.de this digital camera has an average expert rating of 62 out of 100. If all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec are ranked by average expert review score then this compact camera camera is in the bottom 15%.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec have an image stabilizer, however the Canon PowerShot A1300 does not have an image stabilizer.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Fujifilm X10, the GE C1440W, or the Casio EX-ZR700 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The PowerShot A1300 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot A1300 also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the X10, or the F800EXR both from Fujifilm or the Olympus XZ-2 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PowerShot A1300 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot A1300 also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which also support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the ST200, or the SAMSUNG ST200F both from Samsung or the Canon IXUS 265 HS which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot A1300 are not 3D. The PowerShot A1300 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Olympus VR-360, the Samsung ST200, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Canon PowerShot A1300 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Lumix DMC-TZ61, or the Lumix DMC-TZ41 both from Panasonic or the Samsung EK-GC100 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras that were launched 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 Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the PowerShot A1300 is more than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot A1300. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Canon PowerShot A1300 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This Canon camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on compact cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot A1300. The shooting modes "Movie" is also found on this camera.

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Only One Number of Aspheric Elements

The PowerShot A1300 is a one number of aspheric elements camera. Most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have between 1 and 12 number of aspheric elementss.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The PowerShot A1300 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 1,600) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot A1300. The ISO sensitivity (max)s of comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot A1300 range from 3 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,600.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

Digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have combined zooms of between 3x and 1,600x. With a combined zoom of only 20 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot A1300 has a fairly small combined zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot A1300.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The PowerShot A1300 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot A1300.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon PowerShot A1300 has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (28 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot A1300 the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Quite Long Flash Sync-Speed

Digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot A1300 have flash sync-speeds of between 0.0005s and 10s. With a flash sync-speed of 1 second, the Canon PowerShot A1300 has a quite long flash sync-speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot A1300

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera was released over five years ago.

Average Megapixel

The Canon PowerShot A1300 has a relatively typical megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot A1300.

We compared this camera to all the other 16MP digital cameras and we think the F660EXR (£181.00), and the FinePix Z1000EXR both from Fujifilm or the Olympus SZ-31MR which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the DMC-TZ35 (16.1MP and higher rated), or the DMC-XS1EP (16.1MP and higher rated) both from Panasonic.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot A1300 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot A1300.

There are a number of other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the A800, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS, or the IXUS 510 HS all from Canon.

If you would prefer 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 500 (4.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the PowerShot A1300 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot A1300.

There are a number of alternative 5x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the ELPH 320 HS, the A810, or the IXUS 240 HS all from Canon.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Coolpix S5200 (6x), or the 3200 (6x) both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-W810 (6x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The Canon PowerShot A1300 has a fairly typical weight (174 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot A1300.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Canon PowerShot A1300 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot A1300.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon A2200, the Nikon Coolpix S6200, and the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5 is also worth considering.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the PowerShot N (2.8"), or the PowerShot N2 (£260.22) (2.8") both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Super Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Weight
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Digital SLR

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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