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Canon PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera - Black (16.0 MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD
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- 16.0 Megapixels for highly detailed large prints and easy cropping
- 28mm wide, 5x optical zoom lens for group shots or getting close
- 6.8 cm (2.7") LCD (230k) plus optical viewfinder for flexible framing options
- Face Detection and Red-Eye Correction for great people shots
- Help button provides guidance on camera functions for beginners
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|Sold By||Available from these sellers||MACnificent||DA TECH PRO||Amazon.co.uk||SmartSalesUK||ONLY BRANDED|
|Display Size||2.7 inches||3 inches||3 inches||2.7 inches||3 inches||2.7 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||16 megapixels||20.2||20.3 megapixels||20.1||20.4||16.1 megapixels|
|Has Image Stabilization||Yes||Yes||—||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Item Dimensions||—||2.67 x 10.53 x 6.1 cm||3.57 x 10.97 x 6.38 cm||2.08 x 9.68 x 5.55 cm||3.83 x 10.81 x 6.36 cm||2.89 x 9.64 x 5.94 cm|
|Item Weight||174 grams||167 grams||245 grams||115 grams||246 grams||160 grams|
|Max Focal Length||25 mm||450 mm||960 mm||23 mm||750 mm||130 mm|
|Min Focal Length||5 mm||25 mm||24 mm||4.6 mm||25 mm||26 mm|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||16 megapixels||21.1||21.1 megapixels||20.1||20.4||16.44 megapixels|
|Removable Memory||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card||Secure Digital card; Memory Stick||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card; Memory Stick||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card|
|Special Feature||Serial Shot Mode||Serial Shot Mode||Shutter Priority; Aperture Priority||Serial Shot Mode||Serial Shot Mode; Shutter Priority; Aperture Priority||Auto focusing (AF) modes: Centre weighted Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection^Battery life:200 shots^Built-in microphone^Field of vision:98%^Flash range (tele):0.8 - 1.7 m^Flash range (wide):0.5 - 3.6 m^GPS^Hand strap^Light metering: Centre-weighted, Matrix, Spot^Macro focusing range (wide):0.1 - ∞^Operating temperature range:0 - 40 °C^PictBridge^Self-timer:Copper ethernet cabling technology: 10 s^Sill image capture resolution:4608 x 3456, 4608 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480, 4608 x 2592^Touch sensitive screen^Tripod mountable^Video recording^lens structure:6/5|
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Simple, point-and-shoot camera with optical viewfinder
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.
- 16.0 Megapixel sensor
- 28 mm, wide-angle, 5x optical zoom lens
- Digital IS (Image Stabilizer)
- 6.8 cm (2.7”) LCD screen (230k dots)
- Optical viewfinder
- Smart Auto with Auto button for great results in 32 different situations
- Help button for additional guidance
- HD movies (720p) with Movie Record button
- AA batteries
16.0 Megapixel sensor
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.
Exceptional lens quality
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.
High quality LCD screen
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.
Effortless shooting, superb results
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.
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Detailed High Definition movies
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.
Convenience of AA batteries
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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Most of the cameras that have them or at the top end of the compact price range such as the Fujifilm X10 or canon G12 which are very nice cameras but more than I want to spend at this time. Thankfully it seems canon are still listening to their customers and produced this simple point and shoot camera which a has one.
Now with a camera in this price range I wasn't expecting miracles but so far I've been pleasantly surprised.
Though made of plastic (what else would you expect at this price point?) it still feels sturdy and good in the hand. It reminds me a bit of my old Olympus MJU 2 one of the best 35mm compacts in my opinion.
It has enough settings to make it usable in most circumstances and in P mode will remember most of your settings when switched off. For instance I like to have flash turned off and just put it on when I need it.
I'm generally happy with the quality of the photographs. Yes there's some noise as the ISO creeps up and 16 megapixel is overkill for a camera like this and could have been kept to 12 like its predecessor. Mostly I use it outdoors in decent light and limit the ISO to 100 wherever possible.
One thing to be aware of this camera doesn't have proper image stabilisation but has a mode setting for use in certain circumstances. They confusingly call it digital image stabilisation'. I assume this simply means it increases the iso and alters the aperture and combines several photos to get the fastest speed possible.
The viewfinder (my main reason for buying this model) is small but usable and 100 times better than not having one at all.
The face detection seems fast and the menu and settings simple and easy to find.
Some people seem to see using AA batteries as a negative but to me it's a positive. I've been using rechargeable NI-MH batteries and they seem to last a reasonable time and if the rechargeable ones do run out at least you can get some normal batteries and still use the camera.
I've not used the movie mode much yet but it seem pretty good from what I can tell so far.
I think the help button (while it may be of use to some people) once you know the cameras functions is a bit of a waste of a button that could have been used or something else or maybe they could put the movie button there as where it is its quite easy to press by accident.
Overall in some ways this is a better camera than I expected for the price. That's not to say it couldn't be improved though so if canon or listening here's some of my suggestions for the next model in this range:
*Add proper image stabilisation. You have it in other cameras around this price so there's no excuse for not putting it in. (I knocked the one star off for this)
*Make the viewfinder a bit bigger (if possible) I see this as the main selling point for this camera so why not make the most of it.
*Reduce the pixel count to maybe 12MP (or even less) to reduce noise. When will manufactures learn small compacts with small censors don't need this many pixels.
*(One for me:) Make it weather/shower proof! Like the old Olympus MJU cameras were. Something I can't find in any digital compact so far (unless I've missed one). It doesn't need full waterproofing for diving etc just give me a camera I can use it in the rain!
With this I'm sure they would have a real winner on their hands.
Just taken some portraits of family pet and some small garden flowers and the balance is every bit as good as the camera it replaces.
Great to have a view finder (Initially worried that it was purely a window - but does show zoom)
The 1300 is tactile and sensibly weighted for a 16st neophyte. Additional kudos to Amazon /seller mine came with a 4gb memory stick which is enough to get started.
Prior to the 495 had been a Sony Zeiss junky on their budget compacts. (Still have a working 3 mp DSP 71) but managed to break a couple of subsequent models...)
If you need a simple, intuitive camera (yes- I am simple and unintuitive so the cap fits me) I would thoroughly recommend this at just under £70 and am looking forward to experimenting further..
Having 16 mega pixels on this type of camera is of no benefit but I suppose it looks good on the 'Specs'
The 5x optical zoom is useful.
It has many 'photo features' that will never be used by most people
The controls are large so easy to operate.
The quality of the pictures produced is good except if you require huge enlargements which this camera is not designed for,
The case is of a light construction but is OK as long as it is not treated too roughly.
Many people don't bother reading the manual which is just as well because in this case it is truly dreadful.
We have reluctantly become used to getting a thin paper manual giving the basics and then having to go to the CD to get the rest.
The paper manual is a thick book but only 9 pages are in English the rest of the book covers the other 17 languages.
The CD manual is much worse, it not only covers this model it covers 7 different models and Canon has not even bothered to give a separate section
to each model, in order to get the information you want you have wade through 186 pages of information most of which has no relevance to the model you own.
No camera is perfect but this is a good camera overall especially for the price.
It is ideal for what I want; Compact, and with its optical viewfinder makes composing and taking pictures in bright sunlight easy.
It is a great pity that more manufactures dont produce them any more. It is quite a high spec camera, for reasonable price, and the clarity of the pictures and HD video are excellent. Over all it is a worthwhile investment for taking good pictures.
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Snap shots great though.