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Canon PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera (Black)

B&H # CAPSA1300B Mfr # 6178B001
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Product Highlights
  • 16MP Image Resolution
  • 1/2.3" CCD Image Sensor
  • 5x Optical, 4x Digital Zoom
  • 28-140mm Equivalent Lens
  • 2.7" LCD & Optical Viewfinder
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • 720p HD Video Recording
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 100 - 1600 ISO Sensitivity
  • Smart AUTO Scenes & iFrame Video Format

The PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera from Canon is a remarkably powerful and feature-rich camera packed into a small and easy-to-use package. Despite being less than 2.5" tall, the A1300 still shoots the 35mm equivalent of a 28 - 140mm lens with a 16 megapixel image resolution. This means you can capture the entire family in a group photo or zoom in on your child's smiling face from across the room.

With its 16 megapixel image sensor this little camera is still able to capture poster-sized images at a maximum 4608 x 3456 resolution. This gives you the flexibility to enlarge or crop any section of your image for printing or sharing online. Digital Image Stabilization ensures those images are as sharp as possible and not blurred due to low lighting, holding the camera away from you, or aiming at a moving subject.

The DIGIC 4 Image Processor powers all of the camera's advanced systems and features, ensuring you get fast, reliable performance with low battery consumption. With it, the A1300 can have its enhanced picture quality, alongside features like HD video, high-speed continuous shooting, and Face-Detection Self-Timer.

The A1300 doubles as a high definition camcorder that fits in your pocket with its 720p HD video resolution. Capture more than a snapshot of your memories by recording all of them in outstanding HD quality. With the video capabilities, as well as the dozens of photography features, the A1300 is a feature-packed camera that likely takes up same amount of space as your cell phone.

16MP Image Resolution
Capture minute details and textures with the camera's 16 megapixel resolution imaging sensor, making your images rich and clear even out to the long end of the optical zoom. Having a high resolution 1/2.3" CCD sensor is ideal when you plan to create large prints, and also provides the flexibility to blow up and crop sections of an image when you wish to alter the composition.
28-140mm Equivalent Lens with 5x Optical & 4x Digital Zoom
Just because it's a small camera doesn't mean it has to have a tiny lens. This PowerShot A1300 is built with a Canon 5x Optical Zoom Lens, and a 4x digital zoom. The optical zoom starts as a 28mm wide-angle and can extend to its maximum 140mm telephoto zoom, when converted to their respective 35mm equivalents. This covers a wide and highly useful range of focal lengths that are great for landscape, interior, portrait, wildlife, group or event photographs.
2.7" LCD & Optical Viewfinder
For the best of both worlds, the PowerShot A1300 digital camera doesn't force you to choose between a camera with an optical viewfinder and one with just an LCD screen. Some photographers may prefer the traditional, familiar viewfinder that lets you simply hold the camera to your eye and shoot. While the cameras 2.7" bright LCD screen gives you a wealth of important information about the shot in addition to what you have in the frame. While using an LCD may provide you with helpful information on your shot, you likely will have less support holding the camera out, away from your body, creating camera shake that can distort a shot. Each has its tradeoffs, but thankfully you can switch between the two whenever you'd like.
DIGIC 4 Image Processor
The camera houses Canon's DIGIC 4 Image Processor to power its advanced systems and features. This ensures fast and reliable performance without sacrificing battery life. Features such as high-speed continuous shooting, HD video capture and Face- or Motion-Detection are all made possible thanks to its fast processing speed and efficient design.
Dedicated 720p HD Video Recording Button
What's better than capturing brand new home movies of your family? Doing it with a camera that fits in your pocket! Shoot high definition 720p video anytime, anywhere right from the little A1300 digital camera. No longer limited to still images, with a simple push of the dedicated movie button you can record every moment in motion. In addition to being able to shoot 720p HD video at 25 frames per second, the PowerShot A1300 can also shoot 640 x 480 VGA video at 30 frames per second when you need to keep the files size low to leave more room in your memory card.
Digital Image Stabilization
Digital IS counteracts the blur often associated with camera shake that results from holding the camera away from you to view the LCD, shooting in low lighting conditions, or aiming at a moving target. This technology recognizes the main subject and automatically applies the appropriate type of stabilization for the situation. If it recognizes you are shooting a portrait, simple blur reduction is performed. When shooting landscapes, cityscapes and other still images, the camera will capture 3 quick shots in succession and combine them into a single clear image. To capture a moving subject, the camera will take 3 successive shots and automatically save the clearest image to your memory card.
100 - 1600 ISO Sensitivity
With a range of sensitivities, the A1300 can shoot anywhere from a bright sunny day at the beach, to a dark room lit only by birthday candles - and anywhere in between. Choose ISO 100 when the sun is shining and there is plenty of light around your subject. This will allow you to have sharper and clearer images, with less noise due to the low ISO. When shooting at night or in areas of low light you can quickly turn the ISO up to 1600 and keep shooting despite the lack of ambient light.
iFrame Recording for Apple iMovie
With the video capabilities of this camera you can also choose to shoot video in the Apple iFrame format, which is a computer-friendly standard that speeds up the importing and editing of your videos. It keeps the file sizes small, which makes it more convenient to upload or e-mail high-quality videos to friends and family, or upload them to social media sites for sharing. The iFrame format enjoys native support in compatible Mac and Windows video programs, making it unnecessary to perform time-consuming and often quality-degrading conversions to other formats.
Smart AUTO Scenes and Selections
Any photographer can appreciate a camera that removes some of the hassles of capturing beautiful images - especially one that is so compact. The PowerShot A1300 digital camera features Smart AUTO: a sophisticated Canon technology that help to make great shots as simple as pressing the shutter button. It will automatically analyze scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and the subject. These scenes are compared using 32 predefined shooting situations and the camera then makes the optimal adjustments to ensure the best possible image capture when shooting still images. Smart AUTO also incorporates Advanced Subject Detection, which allows the camera to detect and track non-human moving subjects like animals and vehicles. With Smart AUTO, all you'll have to do is aim your shot and let it do the rest.
Scene Modes and Effects
You'll notice it is surprisingly easier to create complex photographic effects with the PowerShot A1300 digital camera's Scene Modes. No special lenses, filters or editing techniques are necessary, just a quick change to the camera's setting. Scene Modes include a Fisheye Effect for that classic rounded distortion, Toy Camera Effect that recreates the look of toy or pinhole cameras, Monochrome mode that adds a distinct one-color effect to your photos, among many others.
Dedicated Help Button
Find help no matter where you are, or when you need it. The PowerShot A1300 digital camera is designed to be fun and easy to use, and its new Help Button on the camera's exterior brings up the help menu on the LCD screen any time you need it. Scroll through a variety of topics to get clear explanations, helpful shooting advice, and diagrams highlighting the position of any other buttons you need to find.
Powered by AA Batteries
Since "AA" batteries can be purchased at any store you don't need to worry about running out of batteries or having to recharge them, simply get new ones locally. No matter where you go, no special power adapters or chargers are needed to power up your camera and keep you shooting.
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 16.6 Megapixel
Effective: 16 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CCD
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MOV
Audio: Linear PCM
Max Resolution 16MP: 4608 x 3456
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Digital
Optics
Lens EFL: 5-25 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28-140 mm)
Aperture: f/2.8 (W) - 6.9 (T)
Filter Thread None
Zoom Optical: 5x
Digital: 4x
Focus Range Auto: 1.2" (3.05 cm) - Infinity
Wide: 2" (5.08 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 3.9' (1.19 m) - Infinity
Macro: 1.2" (3.05 cm) - 2' (60.96 cm)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity 100-1600
Shutter 15 - 1/2000 sec
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: AE Lock
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten
Burst Rate Up to 2.8 fps
Self Timer 2 Sec, 10 Sec
Interval Recording None
Remote Control None
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Flash On
Off
Slow Sync
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.6 - 9.8' (0.49 - 2.99 m)
Telephoto: 3.3 - 6.6' (1.01 - 2.01 m)
External Flash Connection None
Memory
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video
Audio Recording With Video, Mono
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Optical
Diopter Adjustment None
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Screen 2.7" LCD Rear Screen (230,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity AV Output
USB 2.0
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 - 90%
Waterproofing None
Power
Battery 2x AA Batteries
AC Power Adapter CA-PS800 (Optional)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.7 x 2.4 x 1.2" / 9.5 x 6.2 x 3.0 cm
Weight 4.44 oz / 126 g Camera only
Canon PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera (Black)
  • 2 x AA Alkaline Battery
  • Wrist Strap WS-800
  • IFC-400PCU USB Interface Cable
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    CanonPowerShot A1300 Digital Camera (Black)
     
    4.3

    (based on 53 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (50)
    • Good image quality (44)
    • Compact (41)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (35)
    • Image stabilization (26)

    Cons

    • Lag / shutter delay (8)
    • Limited zoom (4)
    • No image stabilization (4)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (32)
    • Family photos (31)
    • Landscape/scenery (31)
    • Low light (15)
    • Wildlife (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (25), Photo enthusiast (20), Semi-pro photographer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (44), Yes (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Superb Image Quality for a [$] camera

    I bought this as a travel camera for my wife to use. I found that the image quality is BETTER than my Canon G10 so now I am using it myself! I deliberately chose...Read complete review

    I bought this as a travel camera for my wife to use. I found that the image quality is BETTER than my Canon G10 so now I am using it myself! I deliberately chose this one because of 3 features: the optical viewfinder, the "Instant Movie" button, and the use of AA batteries so you can get them all over the world and no worries about rechargers. The 300 shot estimate is about right for alkaline batteries, I recommend the lithium for longer use. The HD video is not great but for [$] you really do get your money's worth - very highly recommended if this is all you can afford - you will love it. I am NOT getting paid to write this - I just think the camera rocks for under $120.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Simple and very versatile

    I use this product mainly for taking pictures at special family events and when I travel. I have yet to use it on my next vacation, but I am looking forward to exploring the...Read complete review

    I use this product mainly for taking pictures at special family events and when I travel. I have yet to use it on my next vacation, but I am looking forward to exploring the many different settings.

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    4.0

    Good point and shoot

    By Rob Dobbs

    from Phoenix AZ

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel

      Comments about PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera (Black):

      They say your best camera is the one you use the most; this camera fits that bill for me. The A1300 is intuitive, not too much of a battery hog, and takes very good pictures for a compact point and shoot. I selected this camera because of the viewfinder; we'll see this summer if that pays off.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 9
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      1 good camera for one so small.

      By Bill

      from Fairmont, WV

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera (Black):

          Fits in my jean pocket, great for my every day walks or hiking in the hills with my dog. Took it out in the snow storm, no problem.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 8
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great camera at a great price

          By Don

          from Costa Rica

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera (Black):

            I am outside most of the time and it is difficult in the sun to see the screen on the camera. I loved my old Canon because it had a view finder and found that I was using it way more than the Casio camera that was technically superior. Thing is the Canon can take better photos because in bright light you can use the view finder.

            I like using AA batteries because other cameras do not provide sufficient indication of life before quitting. Climb a bell tower in Bordeau France and get ready for some great shots only to have the battery die on the second shot! With aa batteries in your pocket, you are good to go. Lesson learned.

            Canon has eliminated some of the flash options that I liked and I do not know how the camera will do in auto mode.

            The camera looks bigger in the photos than it is and the grip on the camera is really nice. It is a compact size and easy to carry and use.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            I like this camera

            By BJ The Photographer

            from Mendocino, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera (Silver):

            It's easy to work and small too. I like having a viewfinder as well as the LCD. Video is easy and is good quality. Also the price is great.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Old meets New

            By bud33

            from WNC

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Price
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Flimsy battery door

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera (Silver):

            This is a good choice for a compact pocket camera.I retired an almost new Kodak M575 due to the buttons being all grouped together,short battery life,and poor available light performance. This Canon A1300 cures all of my complaints,adds a viewfinder,and uses AA batteries.I first thought I was buying an older model because of these features,but it appears Canon is committed to building viewfinder camera's for those of us that want one.The ease of use because of the large,well spaced control buttons,and a great price point,are reason enough to buy an A1300,with the bonus being the really good images it takes.My only regret is not buying 2 while they were on sale. Discounted or not,for a good point and shoot to stash in your pocket or purse,you really can't go wrong!One word of caution,the battery/SD card access door is easily twisted,take it easy when closing it!!

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 8
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Little Mule! features I need in a small.

            By Gary Zito

            from Hammonton, New Jersey

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good in Low Light
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • No Viewfinder

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera (Silver):

            Great go to Camera for quick point and shoot shots without worrying about battery dying all the time,

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 8
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Great little camers

            By greg

            from santa cruz, ca

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Video

              Comments about PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera (Black):

              I've owned many cameras over the years but this one is one of the most useful. The reason I bought this Canon is the view finder. It's hard sometimes during the day to see my subject on the rear screen. The view finder resolves this problem. I also like this cameras size. Some people mite not like the fact that the camera isn't rechargeable but I prefer the AA batteries. They're always available. I don't have to worry about having a dead battery. Most cameras take great pictures and this one does too, plus the price was great. This is a great addition to my camera collection and the one I think I will use the most except for my iPhone.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 9
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Canon A1300 camera

              By rich shutter

              from meadowlands,N.J.

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera (Black):

                well made easy to use pocket camera

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                great camera

                By Lifeson

                from Columbus,Ohio

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera (Black):

                    I found it easy and fun to use!!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera

                    By Bear42

                    from Troy, ID

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Travel

                      Comments about PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera (Silver):

                      So far a great "pocket" camera to carry at all times. Controls are straightforward and pretty much intuitive. Picture quality is great for such a compact camera.

                      The zoom is easier to control compared to the previous A1100 Canon.

                      My wife loves the viewfinder (hard to find in a pocket camera), but the screen works well in bright light as well. We also like the fact that it uses AA batteries, available in any backwoods store/bar/post office.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 7
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Easy to use.

                      By suzeq

                      from Grass Valley, CA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera (Black):

                        Easy to use, nice and small but the buttons are big compared to some others. I take a lot of pictures of dogs & horses. Haven't had it a long time yet.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 9
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        4.0

                        great camera!

                        By shutterbug

                        from Aurora, IL

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                        • Lag / Shutter Delay

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera (Black):

                        Just after buying this camera, I took it with me on vacation. I took some test shots at home to see if it worked and left on the trip. I just used AUTO mode most of the time. This was a hiking trip with closeups and pictures of mountains. For an inexpensive little camera, it did a great job. Colors were great and it even provided depth of field in some photos.

                        The buttons are fairly intuitive and will become much easier when I have time to fully read the online manual. I would definitely recommend this camera to someone. Just bought a second one for my girlfriend.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 7
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Big things in small packages

                        By The Badge Maker

                        from Spanaway, WA

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light

                          Comments about PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera (Black):

                          We love the size of this camera, small and slim design makes for ease of carrying. It is easy to operate. Our main use for it is in our HR department to take photos for employee badges. We have many levels of "photographers". Everyone can use this camera. The image quality is perfect for our needs.

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 10
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Good camera for the price

                          By mary

                          from hayward CA

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                          • Lag / Shutter Delay
                          • Poor Image Stabilization

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera (Silver):

                          There is no "action" setting so it is a bit hard to get non-blurry pictures of the kids (who never sit still). The flash takes a few seconds to re-charge so you can not take back to back pictures.

                          Great camera for the price. Fits in my pocket so I will use it all the time. Takes regular AA batteries. Easy to get pics off the computer (no special software needed).

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 8
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          A Lot of Camera for the $

                          By Bobbycam

                          from Scotch Plains, NJ

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Large Clear LCD

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera (Silver):

                            Great camera for the money with many features and takes great pictures. I use it to take pictures for my work as an Insurance Adjuster. After Hurricane Sandy I had to go out and take photos all day of the damage. It worked out nice that I could keep AA batteries in the car and never worry about running out of power.

                            • Ease of Operation:
                            • 9
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great camera for travel and family

                            By Patti H.

                            from Conway, AR

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Good in Low Light
                            • Great Zoom
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Nice Body Color
                            • Short Lag Time
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera (Black):

                              This camera is excellent to use for everyday photos as well as the ones you zoom in 140mm on as well. Very simple and easy to figure out.

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 10
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              4.0

                              A Very Good Value for the Price

                              By Canon Fan

                              from Arlington, VA

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Good in Low Light
                              • Good Value For The Price
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                              • No Shoot Slide Switch

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel

                              Comments about PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera (Black):

                              A nicely designed compact digital point-and-shoot for the price. I haven't used it much yet, but am satisfied so far. It has an optical view finder too, that is getting harder to find in smaller cameras now. The only detail I would have preferred is to have a slide switch between shoot & review modes near the top, instead of a push button near the base. I have used many Canon cameras in the past, and hope this one will be good for a few years too.

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 8
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Great starter camera!

                              By Boomer

                              from Reno. NV

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Optical ViewFinder
                              • Small / Compact
                              • Uses AA batteries

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera (Black):

                                An affordable, flexible camera with an optical VIEWFINDER! Great for kids and for the occasional snapshooter. Incldes many features available on more expensive, advanced digital cameras. Uses AA batteries which are available everywhere. A terrific way to get into digital photography.

                                • Ease of Operation:
                                • 8
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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                                4.0

                                Consider Carefully

                                By Nickname

                                from Atlanta, GA

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Great Zoom
                                • Small / Compact

                                Cons

                                • Lag / Shutter Delay

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Travel

                                Comments about PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera (Silver):

                                The A1300 is inexpensive and versatile, a good choice for the occasional user. Operating instructions - accessible on camera's view screen - are intuitive and excellent. The zoom and autofocus functions are quite remarkable. Picture quality fully meets expectations. The negatives are minor: batteries and SD card exit from the same port - a poorly constructed nuisance if you need frequent access to the SD for using, say, drugstore kiosk printing. Loading Canon's instruction manual CD on my computer's ML OS 10.8 was unsuccessful, so a manual must be downloaded from other sources (while Canon has no control over OS compatibility, a paper copy manual would have been nice.)
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                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Basic But Effective.

                                By Doug

                                from Cork, Ireland

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                Pros

                                • AA batteries
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • Large Clear LCD
                                • Nice Body Color
                                • Small / Compact

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Travel
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera (Silver):

                                  Bought this for my daughter (She's a wheelchair user with limited mobility)
                                  Nice clear easy to read buttons on the rear, which is the main reason I bought it. Some of her previous cameras have been almost impossible to read the buttons, something to bear in mind when buying for the elderly or otherwise incapacitated or infirm.
                                  Simple one touch video recording and intuitive to use. A bit plasticky for my liking but seems quite solid so far. Results are decent enough as well. She's happy so I'm happy!!

                                  • Ease of Operation:
                                  • 8
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes

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