The PowerShot A1300 is a simple, point-and-shoot camera featuring a traditional optical viewfinder as well as an LCD screen. This practical compact camera has a 5x optical zoom and offers Canon image quality plus HD movie capability. It’s easy to use and even features a Help button to offer you additional guidance, making it ideal for taking everywhere with you.
The PowerShot A1300 features a 16.0 Megapixel sensor, allowing you to capture high-quality shots that are striking and detailed. The sensor will capture more than enough detail to reproduce images onto large poster-sized formats.
The PowerShot A1300 benefits from Canon’s class-leading lens technology. The 28 mm wide-angle lens allows you to fit more in the frame, which is perfect for group shots, whereas the 5x optical zoom range enables you to get up close and capture all the detail, even when photographing distant subjects. Plus, Canon’s Digital IS shooting mode reduces the effects of camera shake enabling you to capture sharper images.
The PowerShot A1300 features a fantastic 6.8 cm (2.7") LCD. This high quality 230k dot screen makes framing and reviewing images easy, even from difficult angles or in bright light.
On some occasions you may prefer not use the LCD, so the PowerShot A1300 also offers an optical viewfinder. In some tricky lighting conditions it can be easier to use an optical viewfinder instead of the LCD, or perhaps you simply prefer the traditional feel of a camera that you can hold up to your eye when framing your shot.
When you're taking photographs, the only thing you want to think about is your subject, so Canon’s Smart Auto mode removes the worry of deciding which settings to select. It enables the camera to intelligently select the appropriate settings so you can concentrate on your subject.
In Smart Auto mode, Canon’s Advanced Scene Detection Technology automatically analyses shooting conditions – detecting people, distance, brightness, colour and movement information – then selects the perfect setting from 32 specially defined scenes. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset or friends in the park you can be confident you're getting the perfect image.
Smart Auto is also more than just scene detection. It allows the camera to identify moving subjects to ensure the focus and exposure are always correct. For sharp close-ups the camera automatically switches to Macro mode and Smart Flash Exposure optimises exposure and flash controls to ensure your subject is perfectly lit whilst dark and light areas are accurately reproduced.
Additionally, you can switch to Smart Auto mode at any time with just one press of the Auto button. This means you can explore different modes and settings, safe in the knowledge that you can always jump straight back to the safety of Smart Auto mode in an instant, so you’ll never miss that crucial moment.
The PowerShot A1300 is extremely easy to use, but for times when you need a little extra guidance there is an instant Help button. This provides one-click access to helpful information – it will guide you through the basic controls of the camera and explain more advanced features, such as ISO speed.
For moments that are best caught on video, the PowerShot A1300 offers the capability to record high-quality HD movies at 720p. Plus, a dedicated Movie Record button allows you to start filming instantly so you never miss a moment of the action. In many modes, the camera will even apply the settings from the stills mode you are currently, allowing you to capture movies with stunning creative effects such as Monochrome for traditional black and white scenes or Miniature Effect to transform ordinary scenes into miniature scale models.
The PowerShot A1300 takes standard AA batteries. The convenience of AA batteries offers peace of mind as you will always be able to find replacements easily.
The PowerShot A1300 is compatible with a range of accessories including a stylish soft case (DCC-490) and high-power external flash unit HF-DC2. A battery charger kit (CBK4-300) and additional spare Ni-MH batteries (NB4-300) are also available.
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