EOS 1300D is here; it’s an updated and enhanced EOS 1200D entry-level DSLR camera with 18MP, DIGIC 4+ processor, WiFi & NFC connectivity capabilities.
The EOS 1300D shoots Full HD movies, and stills at up to 3fps. Making things simple for new photographers are a range of scene modes including the new food mode aimed squarely at aspiring food bloggers.
Drawing heavily on the outgoing EOS 1200D the camera specification sheet reveals a couple of omissions that might make you want to save up a bit more for the EOS 750D or pick up an EOS 700D if you can find one in stock instead.
WiFi can be used with Android and iOS devices, but the NFC is said to only work with Android. Though NFC on other Canon cameras work using NFC with my iPhone 6S.
If you plan to be adventurous and try off-camera flash photography with a Speedlite 600EX-RT or 430EX III-RT as a master, you’ll have to make all the radio wireless settings on the flash as the camera is not able to set radio wireless settings using it’s menu system.
The camera only has a built-in mic for movie audio, meaning you can’t plug in a better quality microphone.
In the UK prices are set to be £289.99 body only, going to £369.99 for the kit including the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens.
Canon press release…
Distinctive photography, shared in an instant: the EOS 1300D
London, UK, 10 March 2016 – Canon today unveils a new entry-level EOS DSLR – the EOS 1300D. An ideal introduction to DSLR photography, the EOS 1300D includes Wi-Fi and Dynamic NFC to make sharing simpler than ever, alongside a range of improved features to help you take impressive, creative photos and movies. With an 18 megapixel sensor and responsive handling, the EOS 1300D is the perfect camera for capturing images with a distinct look and feel that are immediately shareable.
Capture quality in every shot
For photographs that stand out from the crowd, the EOS 1300D includes Canon’s DIGIC 4+ processor and a large APS-C sized, 18 megapixel sensor, letting you capture intricate detail and the diversity of colour in every scene. If you want to shoot scenes where people and items pop from a blurred background, the EOS 1300D’s shallow depth of field capabilities deliver just that. From close up nature shots, portraits and full cityscapes, the camera helps you create original photographs you’ll want to share, wherever you find yourself. With more than 80 EF lenses and a range of other accessories to choose from, the EOS 1300D is a versatile DSLR that delivers the results you want today and flexibility for the future.
Learn, grow and take control
DSLR photography can be daunting for beginners, but with the EOS 1300D even first timers can take stunning quality photos straight out of the box. Scene Intelligent Mode puts the camera in full control and chooses the right setting for you – or with a twist of the mode dial you can opt for a shooting mode designed for specific subjects, such as the new Food mode. Responsive Auto Focus through the viewfinder ensures even moving subjects remain in focus, helping you shoot action scenes at three frames per second. For fun, unique creations you can also apply a series of Creative filters, such as Toy camera and Fish-eye.
As your photography skills progress you can take advantage of semi-automatic or full manual control modes. With the ability to choose your own creative settings, from aperture, shutter speed and ISO between 100 and 6,400 – which is expandable to ISO 12,800, the camera gives you the freedom to learn and shoot your favourite moments even as the light fades.
For professional-looking footage, you can capture every detail in Full HD quality, thanks to the large sensor, and shoot with a shallow depth of field to add a cinematic flare to your home and holiday movies. The camera offers the same manual control in movie mode as in stills. Using Video Snapshot mode you can also record a series of short clips, which can be automatically joined together in a slick video sequence that shows a summary of your day.
Share, store and rediscover
The EOS 1300D includes NFC and a host of new Wi-Fi connectivity features to help you store and share your photos on the go. Using NFC you can simply tap to connect to compatible Android smart devices and transfer your photos, or shoot remotely using Canon’s Camera Connect App. Ensuring all of your precious memories are stored safely is a must – with built-in Wi-Fi you can upload directly from your camera¹ to a range of cloud services, including irista from Canon, and create online galleries ready for sharing with loved ones. You can also connect the EOS 1300D to a Canon Connect Station CS100 for simple photo storage and sharing options.
EOS 1300D key features:
- Take distinctive photos that set you apart
- Easily connect and share your images with the world
- Explore your creativity in photos and movies
- Capture stunning detail with confidence
- Start you photographic journey with Canon
¹ You can upload directly from your camera via a Wi-Fi router