canon 1300d

It’s been almost two years since Canon launched the EOS 1200D in India, and now the company has announced its successor with the EOS 1300D which is an affordable beginner product with a few fancy features over its predecessor.

The Canon 1300D is equipped with an 18-megpaixel APS-C CMOS sensor while the ISO range stays at 100-6400. The camera features a 9-point auto-focusing system that allows fast and accurate auto-focusing on the subject. The camera’s AI Servo AF constantly tracks and focuses on moving subjects. The EOS 1300 D is powered by a DIGIC 4+ dedicated image processor and comes with 18 megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor. The company claims the EOS 1300D to render higher resolution images with lesser noise, even under low-light conditions. The camera has five creative filters like soft focus, grainy black and white, toy camera effect, fish-eye effect, and miniature effect.

The rear LCD remains 3-inches, now with a 920k-dot resolution, making it 50 percent more dot-laden than its predecessor. The display remains fixed to the camera, so no tilt/vari-angle bracket or touchscreen on this occasion. The biggest change however is the addition of Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, which now allows you to instantly transfer images to your smartphone or remotely frame a shot with Canon’s Camera Connect app.

Quick Specifications of Canon 1300D:

• 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)

Pricing and Availability

DSLR is priced at INR 29,995 for the body and a EF-S 18-55 IS II kit lens. You also have a choice of another package which will include a EF-S 55-250 IS II zoom lens for INR 38,995. Both variants will be available starting April. Not a bad shout for entry-level camera.