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PowerShot SD1300 IS: Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Green)



Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Green)

417XN66i7JL. SL160  PowerShot SD1300 IS: Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 Inch LCD (Green)
  • 28mm wide-angle lens; 4x optical zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Smart AUTO mode intelligently selects from 18 predefined settings
  • 12.1-megapixel resolution allows you to print large size images with clarity and detail
  • Clear 2.7-inch PureColor System LCD
  • Shoot in Low Light mode for dimly-lit situations
Its all about the power of contrast.Color that defies convention.Sleek gentle curves that merge art and technology into a camera designed to inspire.The PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital ELPH camera captures your world as much as it expresses your originality with bold innovations that include remarkable low light performance.Everything looks right.Hold it and everything feels right too.

Rating: 4 5 PowerShot SD1300 IS: Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 Inch LCD (Green) (out of 15 reviews)

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Question by Bella: what are the custom effects on the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS? im considering buying one and all my friends have it. it takes awesome pictures! i just wanted to know what the effects are, in detail. thanks!

Answer by selina_555
Whenever I have a question/problem such as yours, I read the user's guide (aka "the manual"). It is amazing just how much I always learn from that. If that doesn't help (or if I'm interested in a product I don't own), I check the manufacturer's website. They have descriptions and specs for their gadgets, often have user forums, and the decent manufacturers all let you download the manuals in electronic form (so losing the book is no longer a problem). 99% of the time that does the trick. So even though you don't own the camera, you can study it in great detail, thanks to the miracle of the internet.



Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Pink)

21mEU7 augL. SL160  PowerShot SD1300 IS: Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 Inch LCD (Green)
  • 28mm wide-angle lens; 4x optical zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Smart AUTO mode intelligently selects from 18 predefined settings
  • 12.1-megapixel resolution allows you to print large size images with clarity and detail
  • Clear 2.7-inch PureColor System LCD
  • Shoot in Low Light mode for dimly-lit situations
Its all about the power of contrast.Color that defies convention.Sleek gentle curves that merge art and technology into a camera designed to inspire.The PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital ELPH camera captures your world as much as it expresses your originality with bold innovations that include remarkable low light performance.Everything looks right.Hold it and everything feels right too.

Rating: 4 PowerShot SD1300 IS: Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 Inch LCD (Green) (out of 14 reviews)

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Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Brown)

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  • 28mm wide-angle lens; 4x optical zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Smart AUTO mode intelligently selects from 18 predefined settings
  • 12.1-megapixel resolution allows you to print large size images with clarity and detail
  • Clear 2.7-inch PureColor System LCD
  • Shoot in Low Light mode for dimly-lit situations
Canon--Brown--12.1 Megapixel resolution makes it a breeze to print large size images with clarity and detail. Capture each one of your family and friends in every shot with a 28mm Wide-Angle Lens, 4x Optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer.

Rating: 4 PowerShot SD1300 IS: Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 Inch LCD (Green) (out of 45 reviews)

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Rating: 4 5 PowerShot SD1300 IS: Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 Inch LCD (Green) (out of 95 reviews)

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Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver) 4214B001, 12.1 Megapixel, 4x 28-112 mm Equivalent UA Zoom Lens, 2.7" LCD, DIGIC 4 Image Processor, 4 GB Memory Card, Camera Case, Lens Cleaning Kit

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  • RGB primary color filter, Scene Detection Technology, Smart Flash Exposure, Smile Detection technology, USB 2.0 compatibility,
  • YouTube capture mode, built-in speaker, camera orientation detection, digital image rotation, digital tele-converter,
  • display brightness control, histogram display, i-Contrast system, in-camera red-eye fix, resizing an image, safety zoom
It's all about the power of contrast. Color that defies convention. Sleek, gentle curves that merge art and technology into a camera designed to inspire. The PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital ELPH camera captures your world as much as it expresses your originality, with bold innovations that include remarkable Low Light performance. Everything looks right. Hold it...and everything feels right, too. With 12.1 Megapixel resolution it makes it a breeze to print large size images with clarity and detail.  Capture each one of your family and friends in every shot with a 28mm Wide-Angle Lens, 4x Optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer.  Equipped with a bright, clear 2.7-inch PureColor System LCD for taking and reviewing pictures. Smart AUTO mode intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 18 predefined shooting situations.Just set the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS to Smart AUTO and you're ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture-taking every time. It's a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject knowing that the camera has the technical details covered. Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions. Then it automatically selects an appropriate setting from 18 specially defined settings. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset, or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you're getting dramatic, memorable images. Shoot in Low Light mode for dimly-lit situations.With an ISO of 400 - 6400, the Low Light mode takes the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS boldly into the shadows! Now even scenes notorious for having insufficient light, such as those lit by candles, fire, or street lamp, come through in fantastic color and clarity, with less noise. You can keep the feel of the scene intact without adding additional light, so the result will be scenes with the visual accuracy, depth and clarity you expect from a Ca...

Rating: 5 PowerShot SD1300 IS: Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 Inch LCD (Green) (out of 1 reviews)

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Canon PSC-55 Deluxe Leather Compact Case for SD430, SD500, SD550, SD600, SD630, SD700IS, SD800IS, SD850 IS, SD900,SD950IS & SD870IS Digital Cameras

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  • Black leather digital camera carrying case
  • Silver Canon logo accent
  • Protects your camera from the dings and scratches of travel and everyday use
  • Magnetic front flap closure
  • Stitched leather belt loop and wrist strap pass-through slot

The Canon PSC-55 Deluxe Leather Case is a soft leather belt case made to carry various Canon PowerShot digital cameras. The case is carried by the original camera wrist strap.A stylish digital camera demands stylish protection. This Canon leather carrying case will defend your camera from the dings and scratches of travel and everyday use while looking smart all the time. It features a Velcro front flap closure for quick access so you won't miss those sudden photo opportunities. Inside the case is a soft interior lining and space for extra memory cards. You can carry the case on your hip, thanks to the stitched leather belt loop, or securely in your hand with a pass-through slot for the camera's wrist strap.

Compatible Canon PowerShot Digital Camera Models
SD400, SD430, SD450, SD500, SD550, and SD700IS

Rating: 4 5 PowerShot SD1300 IS: Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 Inch LCD (Green) (out of 450 reviews)

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Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Blue) 4218B001, 12.1 Megapixel, 4x 28-112 mm Equivalent UA Zoom Lens, 2.7" LCD, DIGIC 4 Image Processor, 8 GB Memory, Memory Card Reader, Case, Tripod, And Lens Cleaning Kit

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  • It's all about the power of contrast
  • Color that defies convention
  • Sleek, gentle curves that merge art and technology into a camera designed to inspire
  • You can keep the feel of the scene intact without adding additional light
It's all about the power of contrast. Color that defies convention. Sleek, gentle curves that merge art and technology into a camera designed to inspire. The PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital ELPH camera captures your world as much as it expresses your originality, with bold innovations that include remarkable Low Light performance. Everything looks right. Hold it...and everything feels right, too. With 12.1 Megapixel resolution it makes it a breeze to print large size images with clarity and detail.  Capture each one of your family and friends in every shot with a 28mm Wide-Angle Lens, 4x Optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer.  Equipped with a bright, clear 2.7-inch PureColor System LCD for taking and reviewing pictures. Smart AUTO mode intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 18 predefined shooting situations.Just set the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS to Smart AUTO and you're ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture-taking every time. It's a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject knowing that the camera has the technical details covered. Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions. Then it automatically selects an appropriate setting from 18 specially defined settings. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset, or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you're getting dramatic, memorable images. Shoot in Low Light mode for dimly-lit situations.With an ISO of 400 - 6400, the Low Light mode takes the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS boldly into the shadows! Now even scenes notorious for having insufficient light, such as those lit by candles, fire, or street lamp, come through in fantastic color and clarity, with less noise. You can keep the feel of the scene intact without adding additional light, so the result will be scenes with the visual accuracy, depth and clarity you expect from a Ca...

Rating: 2 5 PowerShot SD1300 IS: Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 Inch LCD (Green) (out of 3 reviews)

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29 comments to PowerShot SD1300 IS: Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Green)

  • IAMSLICK

    Review by IAMSLICK for Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Green)
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    Nobody does digital point and shoot as well as Canon in my opinion, and the SD1300IS is just another example of maximum feature/functionality in tiny little package. I have owned or still own the Canon S3IS, S5IS & Rebel XS. Those three cameras are Ginormous compared with the SD1300IS.

    I bought this camera for my wife to carry in her purse so she can shoot pictures and video of the kids while they’re out and about, or when she drops in on them at their school. No camera bag needed, this camera fits in a zipped interior pocket of her purse.

    I gave it to her and she was able to successfully power it on/off, shoot pictures, shoot video, zoom, delete bad shots, and navigate the menu system without referring to the manual. The point here is if you currently own a Canon point and shoot and are looking for an upgrade, the learning curve on the SD1300IS is almost zero. If you’ve never owned a Canon point and shoot, you will figure this one out very easily.

    The 12MP pictures are stunning, but to be honest I can’t tell the difference between the ones that are 12MP and the ones that are 8MP on my Canon S5IS. The pictures the Rebel XS takes are a notch above the others, definitely a noticeable difference there.

    The video quality is 30fps 640×480 (plenty), same as my S5IS. The image stabilization is a must for this to be of any use, and works like a champ. A 4GB SDHC card holds about 32 minutes worth of video, 8GB 64 minutes, 16GB more than 2 hours! The video is very easy to transfer to your computer and burn to a DVD or upload to Facebook using the included USB cable. There is also an included cable that allows you to play video on your TV via the yellow video cable port.

    The appearance of the camera is so cool. I bought my wife the green one, and it looks great. I like how the lens completely retracts into the body and covers itself with a protective layer. A handy camera strap is also included, which is good because this thing is so small I could see it slipping out of your hands.

    All in all, a very easy to use, functional, attractive camera that I have no hesitation recommending!

  • R. Loutzenhiser

    Review by R. Loutzenhiser for Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Green)
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    Got this camera for myself so I could stick it in my pocket and take it with me on weekend trips, etc. We have used it in Yosemite (outdoor shots in the snow, etc.), inside Black Chasm Cavern (cave with not much lighting), at Daffodil Hill (outdoor area with lots of daffodil flowers and scenic shots), and a variety of other locations. While it is not a “professional” camera (it is “just” a point-n-shoot model) I have been pretty pleased with the performance overall. Like all point-n-shoots, it suffers when shooting something that is moving quickly or when holding it in a dark environment with the flash turned off. Using a mini-tripod helps in the latter situation. I really like the widescreen mode for still shots, works well (frames the shot better) for many situations, especially outdoors.

    I will note that the shots I got in the cavern actually turned out generally better than an amateur photographer I was with who was using an SLR. I was very careful to hold the camera steady in this somewhat low-light condition and tried to brace it on a railing, etc., to minimize movement while taking the photo. Also tried using the black and white setting in the cavern and liked those results as well.

    I haven’t played with many of the more detailed settings extensively.

    I have run the battery down a couple times so far and the only complaint I have is that the battery seems to hold a charge well for maybe 200 photos or so (wasn’t really paying attention to the number), however it seems to lose charge relatively quickly (battery indicator stays on full for quite a while, then drops *relatively* quickly instead of “smoothing” out the charge indicator drop over time). A minor inconvenience and might be something that changes with multiple charges and discharges of the battery. Not anything serious, a VERY minor compaint but I thought I would mention it. I also bought a spare battery for longer trips so I have only used each battery once or twice so far. They seem to charge quickly with the included wall charger.

    Suffers slightly in the same general areas as other point-n-shoot cameras, but I really like it overall. Been very pleased with the performance.

  • K. Bodie

    Review by K. Bodie for Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Green)
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    I purchased this camera because I already own an ELPH from 2007 that I wanted to replace before an upcoming trip. I loved that camera, the SD800IS. The SD1300IS was such a disappointment, however.

    I took the camera to a wedding the first weekend I had it, excited to capture pictures of family and festivities. Half of the pictures, in more than adequate light, were totally out of focus. The entire picture came out blurry; it wasn’t that the autofocus focused on the wrong area of the picture. Several shots in several different situations (lighting-wise) turned out this way, so my frustration isn’t that it just goofed up one time. It was impossible to tell this from the LCD screen after capture; only when I viewed the picture full-size on my computer did I notice the mishap. I realize this is not a top-of-the line camera, and a point and shoot… but I expect better from Canon. This camera isn’t the cheapest on the market, either. I feel like maybe Canon cheaped out a little bit in order to release this camera model at a lower price than last year’s model, the SD1200 IS, which they released at $239. My previous Canon camera didn’t have these problems.

    The location of the flash in this model must be slightly different from other models. Everytime someone else took a picture for me, and I mean EVERYTIME, the shot had to be retaken because that person had their finger over the flash. I never had this problem with my other ELPH, so I figure it must be in a slightly different place (this camera is a bit smaller than the SD800 IS, so maybe this is why).

    Overall, this camera did take some great shots. However, the proportion of totally unusable, awful shots was too high for a brand new camera. I returned it (thanks to Amazon’s great return policy) and am now trying out the SX20IS. It’s a much bigger camera, but so far I haven’t had the focus and exposure issues that i had with the SD1300 IS.

  • LL84

    Review by LL84 for Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Green)
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    I have never liked the thought of compact cameras but I LOVE this camera! Not only does it take great still pictures and is easy to use (my two year old figures out features on it), the video feature is my fave. High quality video and as easy to do as taking a picture. Sure beats lugging around a camcorder, and you never have that when you need it anyway. Like the other comment poster, I put it in my purse and have it for those great every day shots that I would have missed. And the green color is SWEET! IS feature is great for pics of kids and one of the key reasons I got it. Canon has not disappointed on this or any other product we have gotten from them.

  • Lena Hamilton

    Review by Lena Hamilton for Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Green)
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    Takes great up close pictures, it shows all the texture in an object. great flash, great zoom quality. What more can I say?

    WEll. the only thing not to love is that when you are taking an action shot in normal camera mode, its probably not the camera you would want to take the picture with.

    I was unsure of my purchase when i ordered it, but after about 3 weeks with it, theres no reason i would ever consider another camera. I use it for everything!

  • S. Reid

    Review by S. Reid for Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Pink)
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    I purchased this camera on April 19th and as promised by Amazon it arrived in two days. The camera comes with a wrist strap, which is very useful, as the camera is quite small. The photos have been coming out clear. I originally purchased this camera because my Nikon digital camera was too bulky and took a while to reload after taking each photo. I am happy to report that this camera reloads quickly; I am using a 4GB Class 4 SDHC Flash Memory card. The camera can easily fit into my back pocket. I’m unsure why the other users have given this camera poor reviews. I only have positive things to say about this camera. I will be recommending this camera to my friends.

  • Mar

    Review by Mar for Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Pink)
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    I had the sd1200 and this is much nicer , faster and in low light works much better.

    am happy with this camera.

    love the color of the pictures. i have kids and move a lot and it does a really good job.

    recommend to everyone.

  • David Bailey

    Review by David Bailey for Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Pink)
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    Very easy to use. Pictures are excellent. You can’t go wrong with this camera. Recommend purchasing a spare battery. After market batteries area much less expensive.

  • ladysculler

    Review by ladysculler for Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Pink)
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    I had the SD1200 for six months before it was lost and replaced with this model. I bought this because of the low light capabilities. The SD 1200 zoom was much easier to use as it was on the back of the button and one could use one’s thumb to manuveur it. This model has the zoom onthe front and is not as convenient. Also, the image before shooting the picture is not as clear so I never really know if my subject is in focus. I think this problem is attributable to the larger screen. I am only sure of the clariy when reviewing the shot. All in all, I prefer the SD1200 model.

  • Susan Ingraffea

    Review by Susan Ingraffea for Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Pink)
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    I previously had an older model Canon PowerShot. I wanted to stick with Canon but wanted something smaller. This one is wonderful! It is tiny – it fits in a small wristlet type purse. The battery life is great, and I am very satisfied with the picture quality. Highly recommended!

  • CAMPJEEP

    Review by CAMPJEEP for Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Brown)
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    I will try to share some things I have discovered about this camera. These are just (my thoughts), I hope they might help a little. ( Some things I am compairing to a canon SD1200 and the SD940 ). I do not use the viedo anough to judge that part of the cameras.

    The flat button arangement is the same as the SD1200 all but the power button on top is larger and easier to turn on and off, I like that but be careful it does not come on in your pocket. You get a 2.7inch very clear LCD screen and a 28mm x 112mm lens a little better (than the 35 x 105 on the SD1200 (but no viewfinder on the SD1300).

    I have not had any trouble using any of the buttons even with my big old hands. The SD1300 is very easy to use and small enough to carry every place you go for those spontaneous grand kid pictures like the SD 1200 was .

    Some will miss the viewfinder that the SD1200 had and some will miss the HD 720p in the movie mode that the SD940 has, The SD1300 has 640×480 at 30fps like the canon SD1200, G11 and S90.

    I like that the mic for the video is in the front of the camera instead of being on the top (where I put my finger) like the canon SD940 SD970 and others, it picks up less finger movement noise being in the front.

    Very fast start up time of just over 1 sec.

    I can not tell any difference in shot to shot or flash shot to shot times between the SD1300 and the SD1200 which is 2secs with out the flash, and 3 to 4secs with the flash on, (( up to 6secs for full flash recharge )).

    (Update > A lot of review sites(C-NET) are getting around 2.7 to 3 seconds for the SD1300 between shots with out the flash so I grabed the two cameras and tryed the two again(SD1300 SD1200) with and with out the flash on and I had the same results both ways, I used program mode both times and they would focus and recharge the flash evenly also…)

    Shutter lag is good for a canon point and shoot but if you pre focus that will help even more. I never tested the continuous shooting( but see my battery test) but canon says it is 0.9 per sec where the sd 1200 is 1.4 shots per sec, if that is important to you.

    I did test the battery (NB-6L same battery as SD1200) by using continuous shooting mode with the flash on and got well over 400 pictures and it was taking ( 1 picture every 2 seconds or less in the continuous mode if that helps you out on the continuous shooting part) and when I turned the flash off it seemed to be very fast coming from a point and shoot world.

    In real life I get around 300 or more pictures with some of them using the flash, your still need a second battery for a backup.

    A nice backup battery is a (power2000) for canon NB-6L (1200mAh)$19.00. I have used them for years.

    Some set back the brightness of the LCD a couple of notches to save some battery.

    Very good image quality keeping the iso at 200 and below. I am getting about the same image quality as the SD 1200 which is very good for this size point and shoot camera. As point and shoots get better we often try and compare them to digital SLRs (speed, ISOs, picture quality) but because of the point and shoots very small sensors it is just asking to much of the little cameras….

    This is just me, but I like using the program mode best and I try not to use the auto mode indoors ((auto works good outdoors in good light though) Indoors alot of times auto seems to want to use a very high iso which makes your pictures look noisy grainy or snowy looking on larger prints, ( it would be ok for a 4×6 or 5×7 print), I use program mode and set the iso to (100) or 200 iso (if possable indoors if there is anough good light ), for the best image quality with out all noise in the picture.

    For some reason canon has done this with all there newer point and shoot cameras the last year or two, (I know it is a bummer) and again this is just me), You might be happy with the pictures you take in auto mode and people have posted alot of very good pictures on this site using auto mode check them out, I am just saying if you have a problem try this and see if it helps.

    With the SD1200 and SD940 I would use program mode and auto iso but when trying to do that with the SD1300 it wants to go to 500iso some times where the 1200 and 940 would go to 250iso ,go figure?

    UPDATE >> The more I use this camera the more I find myself useing 100iso in program mode if you have anough good light indoors and outdoors).

    A lot of the review sites blow there pictures way up and look for defects, your likely to only make 5×7 or 8x10s and not see (what they see).

    If you are going to make larger prints or need a better (low light camera) and still stay in a point and shoot you could go with a canon SD4000, S90, S95 or the bigger G11, G12, but (much more money I know)! Just keep the iso down at 200 and below and you will do good…)

    Just a thought I wish they would of stayed at 10 mega pixles because of the small sensor has more trouble gathering light the more pixles that are cramed into it and that makes for more noise in the picture also, although it does allow you to be able to crop your pictures one or two times.

    Just about all the pictures that I have posted on this site for this camera have been cropped at least one time or more.

    The SD1300 seems to have a nice sharp lens.

    Highlights sometimes tend to blow out in very bright sun as with all small cameras this size, you can see this in some of the pictures I posted on this sight for the 1300. But to be fair my G11 does this also.

    I just realy like the colors in the pictures that the canon cameras produce, again thats just me thinking out loud.

    No problem with red eye in pictures useing the SD1300. The menu screens are easy to read.

    The SD1300 has a touch more style, larger LCD and a little more virsatle lens than the SD1200, but the 1200 is also a very good camera.

    The SD1300 does have a weak battery door cover like the SD1200.

    ( You do not get a SD card with the camera ), a 4gb card class 4 or class 6 would be a good place to start if your going to use the movie mode any at all ), you could get by with a 2gb if not using the video mode.

    If your new to this digital camera stuff remember to low level format the SD card ((save your pictures first, doing this will also erase the pictures)).

    I carry my camera in a little phone case that has a belt clip not a loop for fast & easy on and off the belt.. I definitely recommend picking up a small camera case for protection.

    I also like the lowepro Apex 20 AW CASE, (Lowepro Napoli 20 case but no room for spare battery on this one).

    In the menu mode I set the I S mode to continous and the display overlay to grid lines(the grid lines help me take straighter pictures,you may use it for the 1/3 rule also).

    I have been trying the cloudy setting in the white ballance and it does seem to warm things up a bit (better color) in the shade or on a rainy day, check it out and see what you think.

    * I posted some pictures on this site for the SD1300, to give you some idea about how your pictures would look (color – sharpness – moving shots – noise in pictures – zooms – modes – cropped pictures), if that would help. (( Please if they are not helpful vote them down and I will delete those, I need to delete a lot of them, please help me out here, Thanks…)

    If you have any questions I will try to answer them the best I can, no camera is perfect…well not many.

    *(( See comment #10> in comments )).

    I mostly take pictures of bear in the Smokey Mountians (CADES COVE) and love chaseing the grand kids around taking their pictures. ( And this year the Outter Banks NC ).

  • Daniel K

    Review by Daniel K for Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Brown)
    Rating:
    I purchased this camera as a replacement to my Canon PowerShot SD600. The main reason I chose to replace it was for the IS feature. When I purchased to SD600 it was on sale and the IS features on cameras were an expensive option on upgraded models. I have to say the feature performs as expected. Obviously it’s not going to do much if there is a lot of camera shake, but it does the job for what it’s intended to do. Picture quality is excellent. Low light does well despite the reviews I’ve heard. Manual settings do just as well as auto settings. I like the playback button that lets you review pics rather than having to switch the camera into another mode. When taking multiple shots the lag time between pics is minimal. Videos work well with it but there is that pesky no in and out zoom during a video. Sound quality was surprisingly good with video mode as well. It takes outdoor video well with little wind noise. I was a bit cautious about buying a camera with no viewfinder as my last camera had one, but let’s face it, I hardly used it when I had it. Insisting on a camera with a viewfinder also significantly limited my choices for point and shoots. I’m satisfied with no viewfinder and this camera is exactly what I expect in a good point and shoot. I considered the SD1200IS since it was on sale and a little less expensive but I figured for a few extra features, it’s worth the extra $50. Battery life is great! Even under moderate to heavy use it lasted all night and part of the next day. I’d suggest always having another battery pack as a backup though as you never know when you might need it. I would recommend this camera to anyone looking for a quality point and shoot. For the price I don’t think you can ask for much more in a compact digital camera.

  • C. Calvano

    Review by C. Calvano for Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Brown)
    Rating:
    I purchased this camera after my Canon A540 Powershot lost its shutter button because I dropped it on a marble floor. I wanted a Canon because I’ve always been happy with them. Got the SD1300 SI and have to say, I love it! I took pictures of my dog running through wildflowers in the wooded area near my home. They look awesome! The pictures were clear, crisp and vivid. What I like about the Canon is that it is versatile to the owner. It’s easy to use when you want it to be, but it has all the settings available if you want to be “artsy.” I mostly use the Program setting because it allows me to set the ISO and flash balances, but I sometimes use the auto options provided. I tried them all on the SD1300 and it was good, even better than my A540 (which I still love and plan on repairing).

    I recommend this camera if you want something compact with plenty of options.

  • D. Kartman

    Review by D. Kartman for Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Brown)
    Rating:
    Our copy of the 1300 has a flare problem while a direct light source is in the picture- a top to bottom light streak appears in the image. We have tried everything from white balance setting, to angles, to color. In every image there is a VERY visible vertical ‘ghost’ flare from top to bottom. It is only fixed by using the flash (which is inadequate in modest sized rooms) or shielding the lens from the light source with your hand. In video mode it is almost impossible to avoid, and it looks terrible. I think (hope) this is a bad copy and not indicative of Canon quality in point and shoots. We have some decent experience with photography, so I don’t think it’s user error. Definitely expected more for the money and from Canon.

    Update:

    After a little more playing around with the 1300 we decided to return it. The lens flare was not as bad after reviewing the still images but it was still there, and the movies were still not acceptable quality. While back at the store the decision was whether or not to get another of the same copy or try a different model. Opted for the different model after remembering the issues with other Canon point and shoots. Took home the Nikon S4000 and have been happy with it so far. Nikon Coolpix S4000 12 MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom and 3.0-Inch Touch-Panel LCD (Silver)

    Here is a comparison of the two after about a week:

    Pros from Canon 1300:

    -Familiar Canon menus and more simple menu similar to Canon’s SLR’s.

    -Power button, shutter release and zoom ring were all in a comfortable layout and good spot for my hands, which aren’t huge for a guy, but I just can’t comfortably hold Canon’s 780,940,1400 point and shoot bodies for long.

    - This is nerdy, but the 1300 is capable of using the SDXC cards, a step up from SDHC, that will become a standard sooner or later.

    -AutoFocus was pretty good for point and shoot, but not what I would call lightning fast.

    -12 MP and a decent image sensor, which is about the best a point and shoot can benefit from anyway.

    -The battery is removed from the camera to charge in a wall adaptor, which means you can carry spare batteries and keep the camera free to use.

    Cons from the 1300:

    -More expensive than comparable cameras.

    -First copy I had ended up with a lens issue. Nit- picky I know, but when you pay for the best you want the best. This spooked me away from returning it for the same model, and started my looking elsewhere.

    -No noticeable improvements over Canon cameras released in the last two years. Tech specs are better, but hard to see the benefits over say the 1200 model.

    Pros from the Nikon:

    -More features, and for a better overall value than the Canon (same price, but better value). Body is similar size, and the power, zoom and shutter release are all same location as the Canon.

    -Super cool touch screen, which is maybe a bit unnecessary, but hey, it’s cool.

    -Fast start up, for those “Wow, look at that!” moments.

    -Tons of auto shooting modes (maybe too many) but handy if you are a person that wants the camera to think for you.

    Cons from Nikon:

    -AutoFocus can lag a bit if you are zoomed in.

    -720p video is really not that great. The ISO, or the write ability/speed of the camera to its sensor is not good enough to make the 720p work in room lighting conditions (haven’t tried in outdoor light yet). The resolution is top to bottom 720p alright, but the picture is grainy because the camera’s little sensor just can’t handle that much that fast in moderate to poor light. This is a biggy too, because some people may buy a point shoot with 720p just to get HD. Our copy of this camera is better indoors at the next lower video setting, 640×480.

    -You must plug in the camera to charge it. Can’t take the battery out to charge.

    Hopefully this long update is helpful. I didn’t want to jump all over this little camera for a flaw and then not give further explanation. I think the Canon is a fair 3 stars, but not really better than that. After all, this is just a point and shoot, and for what it’s supposed to be, it’s fair at it.

  • craig of course

    Review by craig of course for Canon PowerShot SD1300IS 12 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Brown)
    Rating:
    C’mon, guys! It’s a point and shoot micro camera, not the Hubble Telescope so don’t expect D-SLR build and features from this little cool baby. The lens is good, the handling is good, on/off is good, it fits in my back pants pocket. I keep the strap on it so I can pull it out quickly. I also put a screen protector on the LCD to protect it from scratches. Due to all the scrathces on the plastic sheet, I change the protector every few months. I replaced my older canon SD700IS with the new SD1300 since I wanted a new pocket camera. I use my Nikon D-SLR for all my heavier shoots but always keep my mini Canon in my pocket just in case. You can’t go wrong for $179. This is first camera I’ve had without a view finder but I’m told that change is good and I shouldn’t drug myself to overcome the lack of the peephole. Yes, I used to be a pro. And remember the adage, “It’s the photographer, stupid, not just the camera.” Oh yeah, the reason I didn’t get the SD1400 is that I’m an old timer and need buttons to push rather than a touch screen.

  • mum of one

    Review by mum of one for Maximal Power DB CAN NB-6L Replacement Battery for Canon Digital Cameras/Camcorders
    Rating:
    I don’t understand why anyone would want to pay ten times more for a canon battery when this battery does just the same job for so much cheaper!

  • E. Orgon

    Review by E. Orgon for Maximal Power DB CAN NB-6L Replacement Battery for Canon Digital Cameras/Camcorders
    Rating:
    Works just as good as the original Canon battery, holds the charge just as long and gives you as many pictures.

  • W. Rulewicz

    Review by W. Rulewicz for Maximal Power DB CAN NB-6L Replacement Battery for Canon Digital Cameras/Camcorders
    Rating:
    This battery size is actually 1.72×1.26×0.31 which is too wide to fit my Canon SD1200 IS, or its charger. The battery that I received was actually marked “for nikon en-el12″ and was only wrapped in “acd-291 Canon nb-6l” label and placed like that in the plastic box. Waste of time and money if you’re looking for Canon SD1200 IS battery. The size of the original canon nb-6l battery that came with the camera is 1.65×1.355×0.27.

  • Rich Niewiroski Jr.

    Review by Rich Niewiroski Jr. for Maximal Power DB CAN NB-6L Replacement Battery for Canon Digital Cameras/Camcorders
    Rating:
    I bought two of these to have as backup batteries on my Canon S90. For the last three weeks of heavy use (6000+ pics), I’ve had nothing but great results. The batteries perform exactly the same at the OEM Canon versions. I’ve even accidentally put both of them through the washer and dryer and they still work perfectly. I rarely rate anything 5-stars on here, but these batteries definitely deserve them. You simply can’t beat the performance for this price.

  • John J. Janora

    Review by John J. Janora for Maximal Power DB CAN NB-6L Replacement Battery for Canon Digital Cameras/Camcorders
    Rating:
    This battery lasts just as long as the original product battery and charges very quickly. With this price there is no real excuse to run out of juice while on a long trip or while using as a camcorder.

  • Esther Choi

    Review by Esther Choi for Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver) 4214B001, 12.1 Megapixel, 4x 28-112 mm Equivalent UA Zoom Lens, 2.7″ LCD, DIGIC 4 Image Processor, 4 GB Memory Card, Camera Case, Lens Cleaning Kit
    Rating:
    The Canon Power SD Shot package I received was truly a great deal!

    Not only is the camera itself fantastic, I received a camera bag, 8G SD CARD, mini tripod, and lens cleaner at practically no cost!

    The shipment was prompt and all the pieces were perfectly new.

    I love my new camera – it takes clear pictures and is very user friendly!

    Oh, and it also comes with an SD card reader that plugs right into the usb port – very convenient!

  • JanSobieski

    Review by JanSobieski for Canon PSC-55 Deluxe Leather Compact Case for SD430, SD500, SD550, SD600, SD630, SD700IS, SD800IS, SD850 IS, SD900,SD950IS & SD870IS Digital Cameras
    Rating:
    This case is perfect for my SD550 or any similar sized camera. My camera fits snug and it’s the least bulky case I’ve come across. One drawback however: Since it is optimized to be as slim as possible there is NO room for an additional memory card or battery. This poses no problem for me as I only use this case to carry the camera in my pocket. All accessories are in my large camera bag.

    Both the back and the front of this small case are designed with a hard stiff front and back designed to protect the LCD monitor. There are NO zippers to scratch the polished metal or LCD of your camera. The case opens with a velcro tab which holds the camera very securely.

    One other case I would consider is the Lowepro D-Pod 10 which is slightly more bulky but does provide a bit more protection. I have both and use both depending on the amount of protection desired. My dad owns only the PSC-55 as it provides plenty of protection for him.

    This is a very nice case and reasonably priced.

  • gadgetgirl

    Review by gadgetgirl for Canon PSC-55 Deluxe Leather Compact Case for SD430, SD500, SD550, SD600, SD630, SD700IS, SD800IS, SD850 IS, SD900,SD950IS & SD870IS Digital Cameras
    Rating:
    This case is a perfect fit for my Canon SD700 IS. It doesn’t have pockets or room for extra batteries and charger, but it slips right into my pocket or purse. The leather is soft and smooth, fit and finish is very good, and the hard front and back of the case provide a little extra protection for the camera. It does have a belt loop on the back that I will probably never use. Included in the package is a matching black leather wrist strap for the camera. If you want something small and sleek to protect the camera, not to carry a ton of accessories around in, I highly recommend the PSC-55.

  • Pon

    Review by Pon for Canon PSC-55 Deluxe Leather Compact Case for SD430, SD500, SD550, SD600, SD630, SD700IS, SD800IS, SD850 IS, SD900,SD950IS & SD870IS Digital Cameras
    Rating:
    This is a nice and compact leather case and is a good bit less bulky than some of the “universal” cases. It is an especially good fit for the SD800 IS we have and the leather is a nice texture for slipping in your pocket still. I like the snap closure better than the velcro which can be fairly noisy in situations that need to be quiet. It also has a little magnetic property that helps latch it. The only caution I have to exercise is that the snap on the cover will tap the camera if you don’t hold it going either in or out of the case. I don’t know that it would hurt anything but I try to prevent that any way, which is easy by simply holding your hand a little differently. But this is my case of choice by a long shot. It has that nice look and feel associated with fine products of this kind.

  • Peripatetic

    Review by Peripatetic for Canon PSC-55 Deluxe Leather Compact Case for SD430, SD500, SD550, SD600, SD630, SD700IS, SD800IS, SD850 IS, SD900,SD950IS & SD870IS Digital Cameras
    Rating:
    Just received this case from Amazon to hold a new Canon SD870IS (also from Amazon). This version of the PSC-55 case does *not* fit the SD870IS. The product description here doesn’t match the actual product – the “new” version has a magnetic clasp vs. the Velcro closure (see description). Will be returning this case to Amazon.

    Notes:

    - I have a previous version of the PSC-55 (also purchased from Amazon, back in 2006) – and it fits my Canon SD630 *perfectly*.

    - The 2006 version had the Velcro closure, which makes it so much easier to securely close the case. (You don’t have to precisely align the little metal button with its magnet, as with the 2008 version.)

    - I placed the two PSC-55 cases right next to each other: The 2008 version is narrower (top-to-bottom) and thicker (front-to-back).

    - There is at least one other reviewer here who has noticed the same problem (with the SD870IS).

  • Brian's Dad

    Review by Brian’s Dad for Canon PSC-55 Deluxe Leather Compact Case for SD430, SD500, SD550, SD600, SD630, SD700IS, SD800IS, SD850 IS, SD900,SD950IS & SD870IS Digital Cameras
    Rating:

    Quit reading these reviews and just get the darn thing. You will not regret it.

    PROs:

    1. Sleek and trim. It’s a perfect fit, with no unnecessary space between the camera and the holder. This means there’s no room for holding an extra battery or memory cards. So carry the extra battery and memory card somewhere else. Big deal. It’s a moot point for many of us, since a fully charged battery will almost always last an entire day, as will a 2GB memory card. (Exceptions for heaving shooting or flash use).

    2. Belt loop. Yes, it’s tiny hassle having to undo one’s belt to slip on the camera case. But, for those of us who don’t carry a purse, it’s a godsend. I frequently carry the SD800 in my front trouser pocket without the case. But when it’s in the case, it won’t fit comfortably in the pocket. Thanks for the belt loop.

    3. Magnet clasp! From the pictures, I thought it was a metal snap, but it’s not. It is a magnet. The little button on the flap fits into the small corresponding hole, but it does not “snap” shut like a snap. It merely shuts securely via magnetic force. Opening and closing with one hand is . . . a snap. What’s nice about the magnet is that even if the little metal button misses the hole, the magnetic force will still keep the flap shut.

    4. It Looks Great. The leather (or faux leather) has a nice matte-type sheen, similar to that of a Coach Handbag. The metal “Canon” emblem on the flap is elegantly done, even if it seems to scream out “Great camera inside; steal this.” Nice touch.

    5. Canon Does Canon. I have bought cheap camera cases from third party makers (via eBay), and you get what you pay for. They’re not bad cases, but this Canon one is just a notch above.

    5a. Matching Strap. This is a minor point, but the case includes a black leather strap to replace the silver nylon one that comes with the camera. The silver strap would look weird hanging out of a black leather case, so the new strap matches. Unfortunately, now you have a black leather strap on a silver camera. I suppose it works.

    CONs:

    A. A Little Too Snug. The tight fit is just a tad too tight, and you must remove the camera by grasping it with thumb and finger at the camera’s edges. (Don’t try to yank it out by the strap.) While removing the camera, your finger could accidentally depress the on/off switch (located on top near the shutter button) while the lens is still in the case. I haven’t tried it, but I don’t want to know what happens if you press the “on” button, and the lens motor tries to push the lens out, while the case is trying to hold it in.

    B. No Storage for extra battery or memory card. But see above re: most will not need this feature.

  • Sad to Say goodbye to Canon

    Review by Sad to Say goodbye to Canon for Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Blue) 4218B001, 12.1 Megapixel, 4x 28-112 mm Equivalent UA Zoom Lens, 2.7″ LCD, DIGIC 4 Image Processor, 8 GB Memory, Memory Card Reader, Case, Tripod, And Lens Cleaning Kit
    Rating:

    I have LOVED the canon digital elph since the line started. I have been a loyal fan, and have owned these since my first digital camera.

    This is the worst one I have had since about 1998.

    I don’t know what they changed, but it is FAR from the intuitive point and shoot I loved in my 2 year old previous powershot. About 1/3 of the photos I take are blurry. This was never a problem for me before. It is not the blur of camera shake or of subject motion. The camera simply focuses on the wrong distance. Blurry enough that you sometimes can’t recognize the faces in the photo.

    The colors are oversaturated and yellowish, to the point of destroying my weekend’s worth of photos. All of this is on full auto mode, out of the box.

    I am returning it, and getting another brand.

  • Amazon Customer

    Review by Amazon Customer for Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Blue) 4218B001, 12.1 Megapixel, 4x 28-112 mm Equivalent UA Zoom Lens, 2.7″ LCD, DIGIC 4 Image Processor, 8 GB Memory, Memory Card Reader, Case, Tripod, And Lens Cleaning Kit
    Rating:
    I received my camera kit yesterday. This is what I did NOT get as advertised a part of the kit.

    1) 8 GB SD Card – I got a 4 GB instead

    2) Tripod Stand

    3) Memory Card Reader

    Camera is good. I knew that before I ordered it. Beach Camera as a Seller is NOT.

  • niv

    Review by niv for Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Blue) 4218B001, 12.1 Megapixel, 4x 28-112 mm Equivalent UA Zoom Lens, 2.7″ LCD, DIGIC 4 Image Processor, 8 GB Memory, Memory Card Reader, Case, Tripod, And Lens Cleaning Kit
    Rating:
    Except for the carrying case everything in the box is useful. Once you have them, you will use them too. The tripod is small enough for carrying it in a small ladies purse. Great for evening pictures. It does an autodetection for faces in the picture. I love that I can get my photos while I am on a train, the photos NEVER turn out blurred.

    Canon is unbeatable in their lenses and overall camera technology.

    Great buy.

    If you are looking for professional photography, this is obviously not your choice.

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