Canon 1300D is an entry-level camera designed for DSLR beginners. It has been launched in India and comes for Rs. 29,995 with an 18-55 mm Kit Lens and along with a 55-250 mm Zoom Lens, it costs Rs. 38,995.
Mr. Andrew Koh, Vice President of Consumer Imaging and Information Centre, Canon India said, “Photography as a hobby and sporting a DSLR camera is quite the rage in India presently. So is social media, and everybody wants to share their images online with their friends immediately. With this a precursor, we are thrilled to launch the EOS 1300D – a DSLR camera with inbuilt Wi-Fi & NFC. The EOS 1300D creates great looking images and allows instantaneously sharing them as well – thus meeting the requirements of first time users, social media junkies and hobbyists alike.”
Canon 1300D specs
- Dimensions: Approx. 129.0 x 101.3 x 77.6mm
- Weight: Approx. 440g (body only)
- Image sensor: 18.0-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
- Imaging processor: DIGIC 4+
- ISO speed: 100-6,400 (expandable to 12,800)
- Continuous shooting speed: 3 fps
- Maximum video quality: Full HD 1080p (30fps)
- AF: 9 AF points
- Wi-Fi: Yes
- NFC: Yes
- LCD: 3-inch (920,000 dots)
Hardware and capabilities
Inside the body, there is an 18.0 megapixel CMOS sensor which comes with ISO speed expandable up to 12,800. It also shoots full HD movies.
Should you consider it?
Using the Camera connect app, you can actually shoot remotely, which basically means that you can actually shoot vlogs from your DSLR usng your smartphone as a remote.
The best feature of this DSLR is definitely its Wi-Fi compatibility. Sending pics across a Wi-Fi connection means not just easy transfer, it is also a way to safeguard your images. In case, you don’t have a Wi-Fi connection, you can easily transfer images over NFC.
A food mode is a great add-on for all food bloggers out there.
The EOS 1300D comes with five creative filters to deliver different creative expressions – soft focus, grainy black and white, toy camera effect, fish-eye effect, and miniature effect. With strength level, colour tones and focal point being customizable for some of the filters, users will have the freedom to express their artistic creativity.
It is equipped with a 9-point Auto-focusing system that allows fast and accurate auto-focusing on the subject.
It is also compatible with all Canon DSLR lenses.
All these features make it a go-to camera for a beginner in DSLR photography. The only point of contention is its price tag.
Is Rs. 28,995 a little pricey for an entry level DSLR or do you think that the 1300D is worth considering?
Find out more when we do our full review.