The Canon 1300D is an entry-level DSLR designed for first-time interchangeable lens camera users. It has an 18MP APS-C sensor and the T6 that offers Wi-Fi with NFC for photo sharing at your convenience. It has a fast processor compared to its previous series, the Rebel T5.

Price is affordable, and it comes with Canon’s wide range of lenses which makes this camera a good option for a promising photographer. Nikon D3300 is the closest competitor to this model, but it is quite an old model launched in January 2014. Its 1080/30p video, 9-point AF module, and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC are features that look promising at economical prices.

Up to 500 shots can be taken in a fully charged battery which is good enough in an entry-level DSLR—offering improved technology from the previous series at a reasonable price. T6 is still a cheaper option within the capabilities offered in this camera and catering almost the absolute requirement for beginners.

An Overview of the Canon 1300D


Canon is known for its expertise in the camera industry, and very few companies have as much expertise. They have a list of prominent cameras in recent history. A few of them are PowerShot G series for smooth advance compacts and EOS 5D lineup known for full-frame DSLRs commonplace. Canon always came up with the low price DSLR, which other companies could not compete in the prices.

Entry-level DSLR has made its market since they first introduced the EOS1000D seven years earlier than this Canon 1300D. It is way more advance than the other old DSLR camera in the market. However, it is manufactured particularly for beginner photographers as it has all the basic components to help you learn photography.

It offers multiple useful features within a compact size, weight, and shape. I would say that Canon has compiled up multiple components at a reasonable price than its competitor like Nikon.

Canon is known for its expertise in the camera industry, and very few companies have as much expertise. They have a list of prominent cameras in recent history. A few of them are PowerShot G series for smooth advance compacts and EOS 5D lineup known for full-frame DSLRs commonplace. Canon always came up with the low price DSLR, which other companies could not compete in the prices.

Entry-level DSLR has made its market since they first introduced the EOS1000D seven years earlier than this Canon 1300D. It is way more advance than the other old DSLR camera in the market. However, it is manufactured particularly for beginner photographers as it has all the basic components to help you learn photography.

It offers multiple useful features within a compact size, weight, and shape. I would say that Canon has compiled up multiple components at a reasonable price than its competitor like Nikon.


Designing and Handling

Rebel T6 is manufactured with plastic as per the offered price, and it makes this camera light in weight. It will not make your day tiring if you hang it on your shoulder all day long. Simple and classy for the amateurs photographer to give them the feel of DSLR.

The quick control menu is large enough and readable in sunny conditions without any difficulty. It has a Built-in pentamirror optical viewfinder, LCD viewfinder, flash module, and the standard control button arrangement of circular toggle dial behind the shutter button. Also, you will find the mini-HDMI, mic-out, and mini-USB options in a compact design.

The Canon 1300D is the easiest and convenient DSLR camera in the current market. You may find it a little bulkier than mid-range and entry-level cameras, but it is still an ideal choice to have a first-time hands-on experience with a DSLR camera.

Image Quality

The canon 1300D takes pleasant and smooth photos in good lighting. However, it tends to go over-saturation that may look clumpy. It has been noticed that skin tone be likely to go a bit green, but it can be re-adjusted with the help of the editing software.

The Canon 1300D is designed with an 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor with a 1.6 crop factor. It is installed with a DIGIC 4+ image processor with a native ISO range of 100-6400 and can be expanded to 12800. You will almost all the features like shutter speed ranging of 30” to 1/4000, backing for Canon EF and EF-s lenses.

It offers 9AF points with one cross AF point with f/5.6 focus point. Also, it is capable of shooting full HD videos at 30fps. The Canon 1300D has all the features which make this camera a decent shooter than the other camera in the current market.

The optical viewfinder is pentaprism and pentamirror that leaks the light internally which is quite acceptable at a budgeted price. Although, it is not noticeable easily. You can shoot reasonably good photographs, while noise is apparent onwards of ISO 800.

It shoots decent photos when you are shooting outdoor, and the effortlessness of shooting gives an immense experience for the newbies. You will find amazing lenses which will help you start your photography. Only we find it difficult in low light or at a situation where color temperature is low as we have increased the ISO levels.

The Canon 1300D is an outstanding choice for newbies photographers to learn the complexities required for manual shooting. You can adjust the perfect amount of light from the viewfinder to adjust as per your frame. ISO levels can be restricted in manual or auto modes. That is a great way to understand how exposure and shutter speed can be adjusted according to the light and how ISO can impact the environment when you are shooting.


Auto-Focus

Auto-focus in Canon 1300D is 9-point which is a little bit old generation AF. We can take good pictures in dark lights, but you may find it slow in the low light, and it finds it difficult to focus on moving objects. It can be adjusted from a single button, but a limitation in coverage is the concerning factor.

Competitors are offering face detection, touch to focus capability, 20x focus points, and fast focus in live view, which will likely seem more spontaneous to those who have used shooting with a smartphone

AF may take more time to adjust during the live view, and it can be frustrating at times. I recommend using this for your photo requirement and still learning the shooting videos as a new photographer. Once you are comfortable, then I would suggest you go for the next-level camera. AF is pretty good in the economical prices DSLR like Canon 1300D.

Wi-Fi and Battery Life

Wi-Fi is the feature in Canon 1300D, which is more convenient to use. All you need is the Canon’s connect app on your phone and connect the Wi-Fi on the camera from the options set with the SSID and password displayed on the camera’s LCD. Connectivity will appear on the application once the camera is connected successfully over Wi-Fi.

You will require to tap on it to finish the connection process. Easy and convenient for those who want to share photography straight to the social media platforms. Synchronization with time and location to phone, browse images on camera’s memory card and download to phone, use the phone as a viewfinder and shooting control; these all can be done on the Canon 1300D quite easily.

Images are resized automatically before copying to your phone over Wi-Fi to minimize the burden on phone storage. You will face lagging in the remote shooting unless you are eight feet away from the camera. The application is user-friendly that refrains you from using the camera touch screen.

The battery life is capable of taking up to 500 shots when fully charged. It can be enhanced by lowering the brightness of the settings. Live view shooting can cause your battery to drain a lot faster, so I avoid it when I’m out and do not find a suitable place to charge my camera. 

Video Recording

The Canon 1300D offers Full HD resolution at 1080/30p. It may not provide high-quality rendering in the areas where detail is required, such as grass locations, stone and mountain areas, etc. Autofocus is limited to single-point AF, and you can set the focus from the shutter button while shooting the video.

Autofocus takes little time to adjust the focus properly, and few lenses, including 18-55mm, to be heard on the audio when AF tried to find the object during the video. You can unlock the manual exposure option for video shooting, which is great. But I believe that amateurs wouldn’t be interested in video as it may be irritating due to continuous AF while recording.

Pros

  • Wi-Fi with NFC for quick sharing of photo
  • The plastic body makes the camera light in weight
  • Layout is simple 
  • High-quality JPEGs
  • Battery life is good


Cons

  • Lack of touch screen
  • ISO range is limited 

  • Conclusion

    We must understand that this is an entry-level DSLR that takes decent photos and will really help you begin your photography journey. Price is economical with features like built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, which allows you to share photos right away to social media or transfer automatically resized photos to the phone. Live view can be frustrating as AF takes pretty much time to adjust, and low light may require you to use additional lights to get bright photos.

    The battery is strong, allowing you plenty of pictures when fully charged, and it will not drain so easily unless the live view is not being used. All I can say is the Canon 1300D is reasonably a good DSLR for newbie photographers with the option of an interchangeable lens.