Review on Canon EOS 1300D: The best entry-level camera?
Canon has released the latest Canon EOS 1300D; a new entry level camera. For all those who are into photography using their Smartphones, you can now get a chance to upgrade and have a better go at the pictures. Let’s take a quick view about Canon EOS 1300D:
Canon has stuck to its basics with all the same design and material with few areas of improvement being rubber padding where your fingers move. It helps you handle the device easier with one hand. The plastic used is the same. The quality of it would give you a feeling that it is being built with all that constraints of the budget in mind.
The 1300D is having its controls on the right side like the rest, which includes the shortcuts for white balance and auto-focus. This device comes with an additional feature of being able to connect through Wi-Fi connection. There is also a rotating dial at the shutter release button to view through settings, pictures, etc. The resolution of the screen has come up considerably than that of 1200D. There is no tilting screen in this version. The lens, which is the EF-S 18-55mm IS II kit lens, is the same for every entry level camera of Canon.
This new model has the same 18-Megapixel CMOS Sensor and the ISO ranging from 100-6400. The image processor has been scaled up to Canon Digic 4+. The video is captured at 1920x1080p at 30 frames per second and has a 3fps burst mode capability. The biggest advantage of the 1300D is its Wi-Fi capability. You should first install the Canon Camera Connect app. NFC is an option for transferring your files or take out the SD card and insert into a card reader.
As you keep increasing the ISO, your picture starts to develop noise. The color in a picture is the best when the ISO is lowest. It does a pretty good job during daylight. The focus is good, but it takes some time to lock its focus points. The closer the picture, the lesser its quality became better. Closer shots do get a bit noisy. Burst mood would neither help because of its slow shutter. It is capable of getting us some low light images. But there are also few new features like the food, night portrait, close-up, etc. Staying steady will always help otherwise you might get into a trap of noise, but it is controlled by limiting the ISO. This 30 frames per second recording of videos is not up to the mark. Considerable shake in the position of the camera would lead to a disturbance. The battery remains the same. So if in video mode, the battery would run out faster. The competitors are providing you with 60fps instead of 30fps.
It is a budget camera, but the competition is heavy. Nikon N3300 gives it the right edge with better specs, image, and video quality. It is only a minor changeover to the old 1200D. The only feature you can be impressed with is the high-resolution display and the Wi-Fi Connectivity. But the 1300D is over priced compared to its competitor. In effect, people might look for a cheaper and better model with better price and specifications. Choose the Nikon N3300 over the Canon EOS 1300D.