Mark Peters : February 25th 2012 - 12:00 CET
Canon PowerShot A1300
Canon PowerShot A1300 digital compact camera : Canon has announced a new easy-to-use PowerShot camera in its budget friendly A-series. The Canon PowerShot A1300 camera is designed to help consumers capture great pictures and HD movies - anytime, anywhere. The Canon PowerShot A1300 digital camera features a range of Canon’s leading photography technologies to ensure that no matter the scene and subject great photographs can be achieved to share with family and friends. The Canon A1300 features a 16 Megapixel image sensor which works together with the advanced DIGIC 4 processor to ensure pictures are captured in crisp, clear detail with natural vivid colors.|
Canon PowerShot A1300 features
The Canon PowerShot A1300 camera features a 28mm wide-angle lens that helps to capture more of the scene, from group shots to breathtaking landscapes, while the 5x optical zoom lets users get closer to the subject. By detecting motion and merging multiple pictures into one blur free image, Digital Image Stabilization mode minimizes blur for sharp and clear photos. The compact body fits easily into a bag during city trips or evenings out, so you can get even closer to the action with your new PowerShot camera.
Canon A1300 camera display
In addition to Canon’s extensive range of imaging technologies, the Canon PowerShot A1300 features a 2.7-inch LCD display that’s perfect for framing pictures and reviewing videos. The Canon A1300 offers the added benefit of an optical viewfinder - matching the shooting style of those who prefer to use this means of framing a shot. The budget friendly PowerShot A1300 is powered by AA batteries and is the ideal solution for the budget conscious consumers looking for a reliable, compact digital camera they can take with them wherever they go.
Record HD videos with the Canon PowerShot A1300
The Canon PowerShot A1300 is able to record HD movies in 720p resolution. Special moments are never missed thanks to a dedicated Movie Record button. For easy point and shoot enjoyment, Smart Auto mode detects 32 different scenes and can be accessed instantly from any photography mode with one press of the new Auto button. This ensures consumers can have the confidence to experiment with camera settings, and instantly be able to leap straight back to Smart Auto mode at the touch of a button.
Canon Discreet Photo mode
For people looking to learn more about the functionality and photography modes on their camera, the Canon PowerShot A1300 features a special Help button that instantly brings up on-screen help guide. The Canon PowerShot camera also features a Discreet Mode, which automatically switches off all camera sounds and the flash, perfect for subtly capturing pictures without attracting attention when discretion is required or where flash photography may seem intrusive.
Canon PowerShot A1300 photo effects
Getting creative is easy with the Canon A1300 camera thanks to the introduction of Creative Photo modes. With the touch of a button users can instantly capture pictures with six different creative effects. For example Monochrome adds impact and atmosphere to portraits and landscapes with black and white, sepia or blue monochrome effects, while Fish-eye Effect transforms any shot to add a new perspective and Poster Effect gives photographs a retro feel.
Canon A1300 features
• 16 Megapixels
• 28mm wide-angle lens
• 5x optical zoom
• 6.8cm (2.7") LCD display
• Optical viewfinder
• 720p HD video recording
• Digital image stabilization
• 32 Smart Auto scenes
• Red eye correction
• Face detection
• Help button
Canon PowerShot A1300 price & availability
The Canon PowerShot A1300 digital camera is available in the colors black, and silver from April 2012, for a suggested retail price of $120 USD / £110 GBP / €120 Euro including VAT. Prices and colors may differ from country to country.
Canon A1300 retail package
• Canon PowerShot A1300
• 2x AA-size alkaline battery
• Canon WS-800 wrist strap
• USB interface cable
• Software CD
Canon PowerShot A1300 review
We will publish an in-depth Canon PowerShot A1300 review, including a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures and HD videos as soon as we have received a Canon A1300 test sample. Also check out our Canon IXUS 500 HS sample pictures and Canon PowerShot G1 X photo gallery.