Canon PowerShot A1300 FeaturesThe A1300 has a 16 megapixel sensor and 5x optical zoom lens, which is a 35mm equivalent of 28-140mm. It has Digital Image Stabilisation (IS) in order to combat camera shake to ensure photos and videos are as sharp as possible.
For the novice photographer there is Smart Auto which chooses the correct scene from 32 variables and adjusts the camera settings automatically. If you get stuck at any time there is a help button which gives guidance on using your camera and its different functions. The A1300 also have an optical viewfinder which is extremely unique for a budget compact camera.
There are a number of creative modes such as Fish-eye effect, Super Vivid, Poster, Toy Camera, Miniature and Monochrome. Live View Control allows you to experiment with picture settings like brightness and colour intensity, then preview the results while framing. Face Detection Technology detects up to 35 faces in a single frame making sure they remain in focus with optimum brightness. Face Detection White Balance ensures natural skin tones even in unusual lighting conditions with Auto Red-Eye Correction eliminating red-eye.
- 16.0 megapixel sensor
- 5x optical zoom lens (35mm equiv: 28-140mm)
- Digital Image Stabilisation
- 2.7 inch touch LCD screen
- Smart Auto (32 scenes)
- 720p HD video recording
- ISO 100-1600
- 3cm minimum focusing distance
- Optical viewfinder
- Several creative modes
- Available in black, silver, pink and blue
Canon PowerShot A1300 HandlingThe A1300 has a plastic body, with a chunky side where the batteries are which aids grip. The buttons are large, easy to press and fairly typical for a compact camera with dedicated movie and help placed on the rear. The camera also has an easy to use menu system which is cycled through using the d-pad and func set button. When it is switched off, the playback button can be pressed to view your pictures and videos. The screen is fairly small at 2.7 inches but is bright, clear, and easy to see.
The batteries have a CIPA rating of 220 shots, we managed nearly 600 during testing, the number of shots you get will depend on the quality of batteries purchased. We tested the camera's performance at focusing, shutter response, shot-to-shot time, continuous shooting etc. and have posted the results below. To test this we took 6 or more shots and calculated the average, so that consistent results were produced.
|Shutter Response||0.125 secs|
|Wide - Focus / Shutter Response ||0.6 secs|
|Full zoom - Focus / Shutter Response||0.8 secs |
|Switch on Time to Taking a Photo||2.35 secs|
|Shot to Shot (without flash)||2.7 secs|
|Shot to Shot with Flash||6 secs|
|Continuous Shooting ||0.7 fps|
|Continuous Shooting (with Flash) ||0.3 fps|
Continuous shooting records at full 16 megapixel resolution.
Canon PowerShot A1300 Specifications
|Max Aperture||f/2.8 - f/6.9|
|35mm equivalent||28mm - 140mm|
|CCD pixels||16Mp (Megapixels)|
|Sensor Size||1/2.3 inch|
|Sensor Size (width)||No Data|
|Sensor Size (height)||No Data|
|Aspect Ratio|| |
|Focusing modes|| |
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/2000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||15sec|
|Exp modes|| |
|ISO sensitivity||100 - 1600|
|White balance|| |
|Video Resolution|| |
|Optical Zoom with Video||No|
|Card Type|| |
|File Type|| |
|Battery Type||2x AA|
|Box Contents||No Data|