Canon EOS 1300D

Canon EOS 1300D

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Canon EOS 1300D: Guru Score

We collected reviews of the Canon EOS 1300D from leading photography and tech sites. Reviews for the 1300D were favourable with an average score of 73.6%, although the score from Cnet was several points lower than this average.

Guru Score
73.6 %
Cnet
68 %
dpreview.com
73 %
Tech Radar
80 %

Our Review of the Canon EOS 1300D

This Canon camera is actually an update to the previous EOS 1200D model, which has a few improvements such as built-in NFC and Wi-Fi, as well as the brand new scene effects and modes.

We can say for this model that it’s more evolution than revolution, since there are not many new functions compared to its predecessors.

The updates over EOS 1200D are:

  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
  • DIGIC 4+ processor
  • 3-inch 920K dot screen
  • Food scene mode
  • Grainy black & white effect

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What makes this camera so appealing to the customers is its affordable price. For the body-only, you should pay £299.99, while the bundle with 18-55mm III kit lens costs £344.99 or £384.99 with the advanced 18-55mm IS II lens.

What is the Canon EOS 1300D?

The Canon EOS 1300D (also known as the EOS Rebel T6 in North America) is a great DSLR with an 18-megapixel APS-C sensor that is perfect for the professional photographer. This small budget-friendly digital camera has a powerful DIGIC 4+ image processor as well as a broad ISO range of 100-6400 which can be extended up to 12800 when taking pictures in bright or low light.

canon-eos1300d3And that’s not all! It also features 3p fps burst shooting and an advanced 9-point AF system that comes along with a built-in cross-type sensor.

You can connect it to the Android and iOS devices by using the special Canon Connect application.

Main Specifications

Here are the main specs of the Canon EOS 1300D:

  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS image sensor
  • DIGIC 4+ Image Processor
  • ISO 100-6400 which is expandable to 12800
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
  • 9 point AF system
  • Continuous Shooting Speed at 3 fps
  • Maximum Shutter Speed 30 seconds
  • 3in LCD monitor
  • 3x optical zoom

Image quality

As you might assume, this camera takes excellent photos and HD videos as well. Thanks to the 18.0 MP APS-C CMOS sensor, Digic4+ processor and other great features, the photos have great quality.

The sensor is capable of shooting three shots per second, which is quite enough for beginners. As for the ISO, its sensitivity goes up to 6400 and it is expandable up to 12800.

As already mentioned, it records Full HD videos and features 9 AF points.

Design

The first thing you’ll notice at this camera is a fairly light and smooth body, as this model doesn’t have a big processor and sensor.

It has a very comfortable grip and fits well in hand due to the small dimensions and textured surface.

The size is 5.4 x 8.7 x 6.5 inches and it only weighs 3.2 pounds.

Compared to the 1200D, it is more compact and slimmer. The body is produced from carbon fibre polycarbonate. Unfortunately, it’s not weather-sealed.

Easy manoeuvrability makes this camera convenient for beginners. All functions are easily accessible while the control buttons are well positioned.

In addition, there are also White Balance control buttons, Q button, video control button (next to the viewfinder on the back panel), and a dedicated ISO.

canon-eos1300d2The 3 inches LCD screen is much improved and has 920K dots as well as a higher resolution than EOS 1200D.

Battery

The camera requires a Lithium-ion battery to work. The battery enables 500 shots, which is a considerable number and that is enough to fill up an 8 GB SD card.

All in all, this is quite good when it comes to the Canon Digital SLR, however not in the first class like the Sony Alpha A58 and Nikon D3300 for example, which offer up to 700 shots on a single charge.

Memory
Compatible memory cardsSD,SDHC,SDXC
Memory slots1
Display
DisplayLCD
Display diagonal7.62 cm (3")
Vari-angle LCD displayN
TouchscreenN
Display resolution (numeric)920000 pixels
Audio
Built-in microphoneY
Voice recordingY
Audio systemstereo
Ports & interfaces
PictBridgeY
HDMIY
HDMI connector typeMini
Lens system
Focal length range (f-f)18 - 55 mm
Minimum aperture number3.5
Maximum aperture number5.6
Lens typeStandard zoom
Lens mount interfaceCanon EF-S
Weight & dimensions
Width129 mm
Depth77.6 mm
Height101.3 mm
Weight485 g
Light exposure
ISO sensitivity100, 6400, 12800, Auto
Light exposure modesAperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light exposure correction±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light meteringCentre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Partial
ISO sensitivity (min)100
ISO sensitivity (max)12800
Light exposure controlProgram AE
Auto Exposure (AE) lockY
Picture quality
Camera typeSLR Camera Kit
Megapixel18 MP
Sensor typeCMOS
Maximum image resolution5184 x 3456 pixels
Still image resolution(s)5184 x 3456, 3456 x 2304, 2592 x 1728, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480, 4608 x 3456, 3072 x 2304, 2304 x 1728, 1696 x 1280, 640 x 480, 5184 x 2912, 3456 x 1944, 2592 x 1456, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 400, 3456 x 3456, 2304 x 2304, 1728 x 1728, 1280 x 1280, 480 x 480, 5184 x 3456
Image formats supportedJPG,RAW
Supported aspect ratios3:2
Total megapixels18.7 MP
Image sensor size (W x H)22.3 x 14.9 mm
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)0 - 40 °C
Networking
Wi-FiY
Near Field Communication (NFC)Y
Video
Video recordingY
Maximum video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
HD typeFull HD
Video resolutions640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080 pixels
Motion JPEG frame rate59.94 fps
Resolution at capture speed640x480@25fps,640x480@30fps,1280x720@50fps,1280×720@60fps,1920x1080@24fps,1920x1080@25fps,1920x1080@30fps
Analog signal format systemNTSC,PAL
Video formats supportedH.264,MOV
Focusing
Focus adjustmentAuto/Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modesAI Focus, One Shot Focus
FocusTTL-CT-SIR
Auto Focus (AF) points9
Flash
Flash modesAuto, Forced off, Forced on
Flash exposure lockY
Flash guide number9.2 m
Flash sync-speed1/200
Flash exposure compensationY
Flash exposure correction±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Magnification0.8x
Camera
White balanceCloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten
Scene modesClose-up (macro), Food, Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Sports
Self-timer delay2,10 s
GPS (satellite)N
HistogramY
Packaging content
AC adapter includedY
Cables includedUSB
Battery charger includedY
Batteries includedY
Battery
Power source typeBattery
Battery technologyLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Shutter
Fastest camera shutter speed1/4000 s
Slowest camera shutter speed30 s
Design
Colour of productBlack
6.9 Total Score
The Verdict

There's no doubt that the Canon EOS 1300D is a very high quality entry-level DSLR digital camera. Although there are several updates in regard to the previous Canon cameras,there's nothing revolutionary. Compared to its competition on the market, this model offers a both EFS 55-250 mm lens (along with the kit) and an EFS 18-55 mm lens at a very affordable price.

Design
7.2
Features
6.1
Performance
7.2
Image Quality
7
Value For Money
7
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