Canon PowerShot A1300 IS

Last Updated (28 June’12):
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Canon PowerShot A1300 IS is a 16.0 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom. It features DIGIC 4 Image Processor, 28mm Wide-Angle lens, 720p HD video recording with a dedicated movie button, Smart AUTO with 32 predefined shooting situations, Digital IS Reduces Blurry Photos, Scene Modes for creative shots like Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, and more. The camera measures (W x H x D) 3.73 x 2.43 x 1.17 in. (94.7 x 61.7 x 29.8mm) and weight Approx. 6.14 oz. / 174 g (Including the battery and memory card).

Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆ | Latest Price Info

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Canon PowerShot A1300 IS User Reviews

Canon Power Shot A1300 IS 16.0
“Great camera for the price. Purchased the camera in May 2012 to shoot family events, friends ect. You could not ask for a better price vs performance camera. Very simple to use, excellent picture and video quality.” – By JCNH
Rating: ★★★★★

Great little camera
“it takes great quality photos & video! Fits in my pocket so I never miss a good photo opportunity. I’ve even gotten some excellent bird and wildlife pictures made clear & sharp by the stabilized zoom! I was really pleasantly surprised at the quality of this camera.” – By Patricia T.
Rating: ★★★★★

A1300 has it all
“The A1300 camera is full of upgraded features like 16MP without a big price and has the AA batteries which is my first requirement!.. This is one excellent reasonably priced all around state of the art camera being a point and shoot camera! YOU MUST USE A MEMORY CARD TO TAKE ANY PHOTOS. Anyway, I love it!” – By Mary J. Norman
Rating: ★★★★★

Great Little Camera
“This Cannon is one of the very few small digital cameras that still has an optical view finder. The view finder zooms when the camera zooms and it cured my problem. Pictures are very good. Fairly easy to use. I would reccomend it.” – By Gary J. Huffstidler
Rating: ★★★★★

Great Lower Price Camera
“My previous camera, a Canon Powershot 450, was going strong after five years, but it was stolen. I wanted to more or less duplicate that camera. The A1300 was a close match, but it had more expanded features and was about one third the cost of the original Powershot. Pictures are great and the video feature is very clear and easy to use.” – By selkirksam
Rating: ★★★★★

Canon A1300
“Zoom is good except the last 6x zoom which is digital once it hits the limit of the optical zoom the digital is almost worthless. However for fast snap shots on the fly it’s a nice working camera and the price is about right.. Easy to handle comfortable to hold and like that it’s not just another sqware box. Night flash works good and face detecton is nice too.” – By Bruce W. hathcock
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great Camera
“I bought this camera because I needed a smaller digital camera with a viewfinder, I use it for work and am outside in West Texas where the sun makes a camera screen unusable. This camera has made my job a lot easier keeping me from having to go back to take more photo’s.” – By Gordon
Rating: ★★★★★

Great Point and Shoot
“I love this camera, I got it to replace a camera my kids poured Sprite on. This was in my price range and the quality is phenomenal.. For the price it is a beautiful camera that takes crisp clear images. The zoom is amazing as well!” – By M. Manjoney
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great backpacking camera
“My first experience was this month on a fifty mile hike of the Foothill Trail in South Carolina. There are many waterfalls and beautiful views and I wanted to take some great pictures.. They were perfect both in exposure and color rendetion. Some of the pictures were taken at night of my campfire with the camera set on the A (automatic) position. They were great.” – By hiker
Rating: ★★★★★

Mega Kudos to Canon for their PowerShot A1300
“It has performed perfectly in a great variety of situations and lighting conditions in both auto & program modes. The viewfinder tracks with the optical 5X tele. very well. Am very serprised
at how good the 20X digital zoom & stabilization are. The LCD is bright and adjustable. In the real world of point & shoot photography, not lab tests, this ultra compact took really good photos!” – By Stan
Rating: ★★★★★

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Canon PowerShot A1300 IS Reviews

Ephotozine reviews the Canon PowerShot A1300 IS and writes;
“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 sites like Facebook.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Canon PowerShot A1300 IS and writes;
“The color accuracy of this camera is also quite amazing, our test returned a score that could compete with models ten times the price of this one.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆


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Canon PowerShot A1300 IS User Manual (PDF)

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Canon PowerShot A1300 IS Features

The Canon PowerShot A1300 has simple and stylish design that packed with advanced feature to take great photos every time. It comes with Smart AUTO technology which automatically detects scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and the subject based on 32 predefined shooting situations ensures you to capture stunning images with ease. The Smart AUTO technology also is equipped with Advanced Subject Detection to detect and track the subject movement.

The camera offers 16.0 Megapixel Image Sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor which give you rich and clear images results even when you are shooting by use the 5x Optical Zoom. With this high resolution, the camera lets you create large prints and also express your creativity by crop any section of an image. While the DIGIC 4 Image Processor give the best performance for fast image processing and also bring features to the camera such as high-speed continuous shooting, HD video and Face Detection Self-timer.


Featuring 5x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle Lens, the Canon PowerShot A1300 enable you to capture images in a great zoom range which lets you get close image results. Moreover, there is Digital IS which able to reduce the blur effects that caused by camera shake allows you capture clear images.


This camera is able to record 720p HD Video instantly by use the dedicated movie button. You can enjoy the result of 720p HD video recording in smooth, vivid, and beautifully lifelike that recorded at 25 frames per second. Not only that, with this camera you can also record 640 x 480 VGA video at 30 frames per second.

Additionally, Canon PowerShot A1300 IS is equipped with Scene Modes to create upscale photographic effects of whatever your photos subject. The Scene Modes consists of Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect, and Monochrome.


The Canon PowerShot A1300 IS Highlight:

+ 16.0MP Resolution

+ 5x Optical Zoom Lens 28-140mm Equivalent

+ Optical Viewfinder & LCD Monitor

+ 720p HD Video recording

+ Digital IS Reduces Blurry Photos

+ Creative Filters (Fisheye, Vivid, etc.)

+ Smart Auto Mode for Easy Picture-Taking

+ Settings for 32 Predefined Situations

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