Also reviewed in our report on: Cheap Digital Cameras

See All Canon Digital Cameras

Canon PowerShot A1300 Review

*Est. $120
Reviewed
June 2012
by ConsumerSearch
Canon PowerShot A1300

Canon PowerShot A1300 Review

Pros
  • Cheap
  • Very good color representation
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Mediocre picture quality
  • Slow focus
  • Noisy
Where to Buy
 

Most cheap digital cameras around $100 receive poor ratings due to lousy image quality and cheap build quality. The Canon PowerShot A1300 fares better than most, with the camera's color reproduction a high point. The camera includes a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, 5x optical zoom and a 2.7-inch LCD display.

Still, as with similarly priced cameras, overall image quality is pretty mediocre, largely because images are noisy -- even at low ISO settings -- and soft in the corners and around the edges. The autofocus is also rather slow. However, the menu system is intuitive and the camera is very easy to use for beginners. That leads reviewers to say that the Canon PowerShot A1300 is a decent choice if you can't spend much money, but you'll have to keep your expectations in check. If you can afford to spend a bit more, the Canon PowerShot Elph 110 HS (*Est. $180) gets better feedback overall.

The Nikon Coolpix A1300 is a new camera and has yet to attract many professional or user reviews. However, DigitalCameraInfo.com has a detailed multipage report that covers everything from image quality to handling. We also found a user reviews on Amazon.com.

Where To Buy
Canon PowerShot A1300 16.0 MP Digital Camera with 5x Digital Image Stabilized Zoom 28mm Wide-Angle Lens and 720p HD Video Recording (Silver)

 (515 reviews)
Buy new: $119.00   9 Used & new from $49.49

In Stock. Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping

 

Our Sources

1. DigitalCameraInfo.com

Christopher Snow says the Nikon Coolpix A1300 exceeded editors' expectations. Although image quality is not the best overall, the camera displays accurate colors and is easy to use. It's also light and compact.

Review: Canon PowerShot A1300, Christopher Snow, April 17, 2012

2. Amazon.com

Only a few reviewers have commented on the Canon PowerShot A1300 so far at Amazon.com, but the reviews are mainly positive. Most say that the camera is easy to use and that they are satisfied with the quality of the pictures it produces.

Review: Canon PowerShot A1300, Contributors to Amazon.com

Cheap Digital Cameras Runners Up:

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Est. $245

2 picks including: Amazon.com, CNET…

Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS Est. $230

2 picks including: Amazon.com, StevesDigicams.com…

Canon PowerShot A1400 Est. $100

1 pick including: Amazon.com, StevesDigicams.com…

Nikon Coolpix S6500 Est. $195

1 pick including: Amazon.com, ePhotoZine…

image
Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS Digital Camera with 24x Optical Zoom and 3-Inch LCD (Silver)
Buy from Amazon.com
from Amazon.com
New: $229.99 $165.00   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  
image
Nikon COOLPIX S6500 Wi-Fi Digital Camera with 12x Zoom (Red)
Buy from Amazon.com
from Amazon.com
New: $169.95 $124.95   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  

Back to top