Canon EOS 1300D review

September 7, 2016

Overall Rating:


Canon EOS 1300D

  • Features: 7/10
  • Build/Handling: 7/10
  • Metering: 8/10
  • Autofocus: 7/10
  • AWB Colour: 9/10
  • Dynamic Range: 8/10
  • Image quality: 9/10
  • LCD viewfinder: 8/10


  • - Competitively priced
  • - Highly intuitive and easy to use
  • - Provides access to a huge range of Canon lenses
  • - Excellent image quality


  • - Resolution a little limited compared to that of rivals
  • - Build quality a little plasticky



Price as Reviewed:

£289.00 (Body only)

The EOS 1300D is Canon's latest entry-level model and replaces the two-year-old EOS 1200D. Audley Jarvis finds out if this is one of the best choices for beginners

Canon EOS 1300D review: Introduction

The EOS 1300D is Canon’s latest entry-level DSLR, and slots in as a direct successor to the 1200D that came out in 2014. On the face of things, there doesn’t appear to be a huge difference between the two, with both models sharing the same 18-million-pixel sensor, nine-point AF system and 95% pentamirror viewfinder. That said, the newer model does benefit from the addition of built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, along with a slightly faster image processor and a much-improved rear LCD display. Is this enough to help the 1300D stand out from its rivals in what is an increasingly competitive sector of the market?

  • Sensor: 18MP APS-C CMOS
  • Image processor: Canon DIGIC 4+
  • Output size: 5,184x3,456 pixels
  • Shutter speeds: 30-1/4,000sec
  • ISO: 100-6,400 (Expandable to 12,800)
  • Exposure compensation: ±5EV in 1/3EV steps
  • Drive mode: 3fps continuous shooting
  • LCD: 3in fixed LCD with 920,000 dots
  • Viewfinder: Pentamirror, 0.8x magnification, approx 95% coverage
  • Video: Full HD (1,920x1,080), HD (1,080x720), VGA (640x480)
  • Memory card: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Power: LP-E10 Li-ion battery (approx 900 shots per charge)
  • Dimensions: 129x101.3x77.6mm
  • Weight: 485g (with battery and card)
  • Connectivity: Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC

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