Canon has today taken the wraps off a new entry-level DSLR called the EOS 1300D.

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Due out in April, priced £289.99 body only, the Canon EOS 1300D carries an 18-million-pixel, APS-C-sized imaging sensor and built-in Wi-Fi.

Features include a top ISO of 12,800 and a DIGIC 4+ processor.

The EOS 1300D is built to shoot full HD video, while a ‘video snapshot’ mode can be used to record a series of short clips that can be automatically stitched together to make a ‘slick video sequence that shows a summary of your day’.

The camera is also compatible with NFC wireless connectivity, allowing users to transfer images from Android smartphones, for example, or shoot remotely.

Creative options include toy camera and fisheye.

The EOS 1300D will be available in two kits, as well as body only. An outfit that includes an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DCIII lens will cost £329.99, while a kit bundled with an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II will carry a £369.99 pricetag.

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Press release
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 10 March 2016

Canon today unveils a new entry-level EOS DSLR – the EOS 1300D. An ideal introduction to DSLR photography, the EOS 1300D includes Wi-Fi and Dynamic NFC to make sharing simpler than ever, alongside a range of improved features to help you take impressive, creative photos and movies. With an 18 megapixel sensor and responsive handling, the EOS 1300D is the perfect camera for capturing images with a distinct look and feel that are immediately shareable.

Capture quality in every shot
For photographs that stand out from the crowd, the EOS 1300D includes Canon’s DIGIC 4+ processor and a large APS-C sized, 18 megapixel sensor, letting you capture intricate detail and the diversity of colour in every scene. If you want to shoot scenes where people and items pop from blurred background, the EOS 1300D’s shallow depth of field capabilities deliver just that. From close up nature shots, portraits and full cityscapes, the camera helps you create original photographs you’ll want to share, wherever you find yourself. With more than 80 EF lenses and a range of other accessories to choose from, the EOS 1300D is a versatile DSLR that delivers the results you want today and flexibility for the future.

Learn, grow and take control
DSLR photography can be daunting for beginners, but with the EOS 1300D even first timers can take stunning quality photos straight out of the box. Scene Intelligent Mode puts the camera in full control and chooses the right setting for you – or with a twist of the mode dial you can opt for a shooting mode designed for specific subjects, such as the new Food mode. Responsive Auto Focus through the viewfinder ensures even moving subjects remain in focus, helping you shoot action scenes at three frames per second. For fun, unique creations you can also apply a series of Creative filters, such as Toy camera and Fish-eye.

As your photography skills progress you can take advantage of semi-automatic or full manual control modes. With the ability to choose your own creative settings, from aperture, shutter speed and ISO between 100 and 6,400 – which is expandable to ISO 12,800, the camera gives you the freedom to learn and shoot your favourite moments even as the light fades.

For professional-looking footage, you can capture every detail in Full HD quality, thanks to the large sensor, and shoot with a shallow depth of field to add a cinematic flare to your home and holiday movies. The camera offers the same manual control in movie mode as in stills. Using Video Snapshot mode you can also record a series of short clips, which can be automatically joined together in a slick video sequence that shows a summary of your day.

Share, store and rediscover

The EOS 1300D includes NFC and a host of new Wi-Fi connectivity features to help you store and share your photos on the go. Using NFC you can simply tap to connect to compatible Android smart devices and transfer your photos, or shoot remotely using Canon’s Camera Connect App. Ensuring all of your precious memories are stored safely is a must – with built-in Wi-Fi you can upload directly from your camera[i] to a range of cloud services, including irista from Canon, and create online galleries ready for sharing with loved ones. You can also connect the EOS 1300D to a Canon Connect Station CS100 for simple photo storage and sharing options.

EOS 1300D key features:
• Take distinctive photos that set you apart
• Easily connect and share your images with the world
• Explore your creativity in photos and movies
• Capture stunning detail with confidence
• Start you photographic journey with Canon

Pricing and availability
The EOS 1300D is available from early April with the following RRPs:
EOS 1300D body only – £289.99/€399.99
EOS 1300D + EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DCIII kit – £329.99/€459.99
EOS 1300D + EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II kit – £369.99/ €519.99

[i] you can upload directly from your camera via a Wi-Fi router

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  • entoman

    Canon are usually very clever at marketing but I can’t think what was going through their heads with this one!

    It is obviously designed for people who are newcomers to DSLR photography but have not yet bought into a system of lenses and bodies, so this places it direct competition with the Nikon D3300.

    Canon 18MP vs Nikon 24MP
    Canon 3fp vs Nikon 5fps
    Canon 9-point AF vs Nikon 11-point AF
    Canon 6,400 native vs Nikon 12,800 native
    Canon GBP 290 vs Nikon GBP 248

    The Nikon is 2 years old and due for an upgrade, yet is still a far better camera.

    I’m a happy Canon devotee (5DS, 5DMkiii, 7DMkii, 17-40L, 70-300L and 100L macro to prove it), but if Canon think an already out-of-date 1300D is going to bring newcomers into the Canon system, they had better think again!

    Come on Canon! WAKE UP! You need major policy changes, greatly increased development rates and a lot more innovation if you are to keep your existing customers, let alone attract newcomers!

  • David Robinson

    Auto Sensor Cleaning would be more useful than WiFi or NFC I suspect, I’m also not sure of the Base RRP price for the none IS Kit Lens version as it’s the same price as the 100D with STM Kit Lens.