Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

Last Updated (06 February’12):
– Review & Sample Photos @ PhotoRadar

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS is a 12.1-megapixel digital camera features 28mm wide-angle lens; 4x optical zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer, Smart AUTO mode intelligently selects from 18 predefined settings, ISO 100-1600, and 2.7-inch PureColor System LCD. The camera measures (WxHxD) 3.56 x 2.20 x 0.83 in. (90.5 x 55.8 x 21.2 mm) and weighs 4.94 oz./140g (including battery and memory card).

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS Reviews

PhotoRadar reviews the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS and writes;
“This a stylish camera that delivers excellent results in a variety of situations. Perhaps most suited to nights out and family snaps”
Rating: ★★★★½

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS and writes;
“I enjoyed using the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS. The size and layout of the controls are nice, and for the most part the camera takes decent pictures when compared to other models in this price range. There was a bit more noise than I would have liked to see, and some may miss the HD video option. However, for an ultra-compact digicam, I feel the SD1300 IS offers a good value with a street price of $200 US or less. “
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CNET reviews the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS and writes;
“The good: Good looking, easy-to-use design; very good photo quality. The bad: Basic feature set for its price. The bottom line: If all you need or want is to point and shoot, the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS does that well. “

Rating: ★★★½☆

DigitalReview reviews the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS and writes;
“Overall we found the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS performed well in terms of image quality for its class. The 12 megapixel sensor offers good image quality from 80 to 200 ISO, with digital noise (grain like effect) becoming more noticeable from there on. “
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Digitalcamera-hq reviews the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS and writes;
“Image quality is superb for this class of camera. Shots are quite crisp and noise-free up to ISO 400 (and not awful up at 1600, though not very pretty either). Color reproduction is life-like, maybe a bit blue-tinted. “
rating: N/A reviews the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS and writes;
“The IXUS 105 outperforms most of its direct challengers. Sharpness in general is outstanding for a pocket camera. This view is confirmed by my test shot of a building where the picture is in sharp focus from edge to edge. “
Rating: ★★★★½

Goodgearguide reviews the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS and writes;
“Pictures produced by the Canon IXUS 105 IS are generally good, sitting on par or slightly above similarly priced competitors’ compact digital cameras. Images captured in low-light can get a little grainy, but in ideal lighting conditions the camera can capture a wide range of detail and produce pleasing quality.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

CameraLabs reviews the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS and writes;
“Add to that the excellent quality images, impressive low-light performance and again that good-looking screen, and the IXUS 105 / SD1300 IS adds up to a capable compact that’s a pleasure to use. Yes it’s a price notch above similarly equipped competitors, but you’re not just paying for the brand as the IXUS 105 / SD1300 IS has a real quality and performance edge. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

Trustedreviews reviews the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS and writes;
“Canon the 105’s saving grace is its overall picture quality, which is excellent and certainly a match for anything else in its price range. The lens has good corner-to-corner sharpness and produces very little wide angle distortion, although there is some noticeable chromatic aberration towards the corners of the frame. Colour reproduction is bright and well saturated with good detail even in brighter colour areas, and dynamic range is surprisingly good for a tiny 1/2.3 inch 12MP sensor. “
Rating: ★★★½☆

Imaging-resource reviews the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS and writes;
“Printed results were quite good, with every ISO setting producing good quality at a common print size, ranging from an impressive 13×19 inches at ISO 80 to a good 4×6-inch print at ISO 1,600. “
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PhotographyBlog reviews the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS and writes;
“The image quality is average, but the IXUS 105 is easy to grasp from the get go, fast and responsive, making it an ideal tool for whipping quickly from your pocket when that photographic opportunity presents itself. So in conclusion don’t expect too much from this little IXUS and you won’t be disappointed.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Pocket-lint reviews the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS and writes;
“There are also inevitably some instances of pixel fringing but these are no more pronounced than we’d expect from rival models in the Canon’s 12-megapixel compact class. In conclusion the camera gives an image performance that is closer to average than to impressive.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

User Opinions

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS User Reviews

You can never go wrong with a Canon | Rating: ★★★★★
“Got the SD1300 SI and have to say, I love it! I took pictures of my dog running through wildflowers in the wooded area near my home. They look awesome! The pictures were clear, crisp and vivid. What I like about the Canon is that it is versatile to the owner… I mostly use the Program setting because it allows me to set the ISO and flash balances, but I sometimes use the auto options provided. I tried them all on the SD1300 and it was good, even better than my A540 (which I still love and plan on repairing). ” – By C. Calvano

Canon sd1300 Does NOT disappoint!! | Rating: ★★★★★
“So far, I LOVE this camera!! Very easy to use and the pictures have been great so far!” – By Lauri Schultz-watson

Nice One | Rating: ★★★★★
“This camera is really awesome. pictures are very good. Low light condition pics also good. I had SD 600, compared to that canon improved picture quality , low light etc a lot. Video quality also good. Only thing is pictures taken with auto mode are very good compared to manual mode, i would expect same picture quality with manual mode too with default factory settings. ” – By M. Yakkali

Canon PowerShot SD 1300IS | Rating: ★★★★★
“This is a very small camera. It is the first one I have had without a view finder. It takes a while to get use to taking pictures without a view finder. It takes great pictures even in low light. This camera does not come with a flash card. I bought an 8 gig flash card at Radio Shack. ” – By J. Pecoroni

Conventient and smart little camera! | Rating: ★★★★★
“The quality of the pictures is better than any point and shoot camera I’ve ever had. I bought a 4G card, and I have never come close to filling it up with pictures and video. My ideal camera is one that is easy to use, doesn’t take up much space, and takes great photos quickly. This is the perfect camera for me! ” – By J Thomp

Good Quality | Rating: ★★★★★
“Over the years I am owned may cameras, but this one bets them all. It has very good picture quality and works extremely well in dim light.” – By King Leonidas

It’s Canon…it’s good! | Rating: ★★★★☆
“Bought this Canon because…well, because I like Canon products. My other Canon Digital Elph was taken on my last trip to the UK. This one will be used for the same purpose this summer. The photos are exceptional….and it is very easy to use.” – By B. Newport

The best camera to have… | Rating: ★★★★★
“Use the lowest ISO available given your requirement for either aperture or shutter speed. To avoid getting technical, higher ISO always introduces higher noise. At issue is when it becomes noticeable. In newer dSLR cameras you can get over 1000, maybe well over depending on the camera, before the noise becomes noticeable. For this camera keeping it at or below 200 is a good idea. ” – By Robert S. Tobias

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Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS Sample Photos

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Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS User Manual (PDF)

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Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS Features

28mm wide-angle lens, 4x optical zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer
The Canon commitment to innovation defines the excitement of the PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital ELPH with its 28mm wide-angle lens and 4x optical zoom that makes it easy to get the inspiring, emotive close-ups that will make your images lasting keepsakes. This magnificent lens gives you the power to shoot distant subjects with razor-sharp precision and stunning life-like color. So you can brilliantly capture a closer shot of a landscape, or a child’s big smile. The PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital ELPH is equipped with the acclaimed Canon Optical Image Stabilizer, which automatically detects and corrects camera shake–one of the leading causes of fuzzy or blurred shots. Even when zoomed in, you can get the steady, crisp, brilliant images you’ll be proud to shoot and share. And the Canon Optical Image Stabilizer technology is so convenient to use. It functions perfectly with or without a flash.

Smart AUTO mode intelligently selects from 18 settings
Just set the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS to Smart AUTO and you’re ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture-taking every time. It’s a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject knowing that the camera has the technical details covered. Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions. Then it automatically selects an appropriate setting from 18 specially defined settings. So whether you’re photographing flowers, a captivating sunset, or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you’re getting dramatic, memorable images.

Shooting Modes
Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions. With 15 Shooting Modes, you’re ready for whatever shot comes your way.

12.1-megapixel resolution makes it a breeze to print large size images
With the PowerShot SD1300 IS, dramatic, personal pictures have never been easier to shoot and share. This 12.1-megapixel camera lets you create impressive, large photos of family and friends you’ll be proud display. The high-resolution images taken by the PowerShot SD1300 IS can be enlarged up to 13 x 19 inches.

Bright, clear 2.7-inch PureColor System LCD
The PowerShot SD1300 IS gives you a large 2.7-inch LCD screen for excellent control when framing your shots. The Canon PureColor System LCD offers spectacular color, resolution and contrast even when viewed at an angle. The screen is highly durable and easy to see in any light with a scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coating. It also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light–a perfect feature for gathering friends and family around to see your images.

Shoot in Low Light mode for dimly-lit situations
With an ISO of 400-6400, the Low Light mode takes the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS boldly into the shadows! Now even scenes notorious for having insufficient light, such as those lit by candles, fire, or street lamp, come through in fantastic color and clarity, with less noise. You can keep the feel of the scene intact without adding additional light, so the result will be scenes with the visual accuracy, depth and clarity you expect from a Canon camera.

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