The New Canon 1300D – Incremental Update To The 1200D

Today we will talk about the new entry level camera, Canon EOS 1300D. It is an upgrade of the EOS 1200D (debatably the best entry level camera in 2014) with a few changes here and there. The list of upgrades includes a faster DIGIC 4+ for powering the camera, which would lead to faster image processing and focusing speeds. With the same sensor of 18-megpaixel APS-C CMOS and the ISO range of 100 – 6,400, the resolution of the 3-inch LCD screen has enhanced to nearly double at 920k dots which should give you piercing and vibrant images.


The major change is however the integration of NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity, which will allow you to directly transfer images to your smartphone or build a shot with Canon’s Camera Connect app. Other features comprise of 1080p video recording, 9-point autofocus system and burst shooting up to 3fps. The camera also weighs almost the same as the older model at about 485g.  Priced at Rs.29,995 EOS 1300D comes with a better display which makes live view shooting easy under bright sunlight  and the display brightness extending to manual level 7 offers great flexibility. It may not look like a massive update but for beginners it would be a useful feature.

Moving to the processor, Canon EOS 1300D is upgraded to Digic 4+ from  Digic 4 which was there in EOS 1200D. It is not just a speed boost for the image processor, but has been constructed to swap Digic 5 and approximately provides about 60% surge in speed. It also produces high ISO shots much faster than EOS 1200D and incorporates Dynamic image stabilization. The Rs. 29,995 version of the camera comes with an EF-S 18-55 IS II kit lens. However, to bump up a little you can go for an EF-S 55-250 IS II zoom lens variant for Rs. 38,995.

With Canon EOS 1300D, you shouldn’t be disappointed at all. The colours produced are perfect and acuity is the best one can see in this price range. To put it straight, Canon EOS 1300D gives you the exact trademark contrast, sharpness and colours which you always expect from Canon cameras. However, all electronic gadgets have their ups and downs. And so does it confide in this camera as well. EOS 1300D isn’t best when it comes to low-light photography, but does offer manual controls keeping the scope for those who wish to learn. Also, since the display isn’t a vari-angle type, you might find it difficult to compose shots like ground level, overhead or even selfies. Another problem is due to its high ISO, the images produced will have noise with discreet details.

With a better display, processor and new connectivity options to shoot and Snapchat instantly, there’s no denying that EOS 1300D is, right now, the best entry level camera in the market. However, for 1200D users, it might not make much sense to upgrade instantly. So, no matter how great your smartphone cameras are at point and shoots, if you want top-notch photos, there’s no denying considering a DSLR. If you own an EOS 1300D or its predecessor 1200D, do share your experience in the comment section below.

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by techtalks @TechTalks August 23, 2016 4:50 AM UTC


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