The Canon PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera (Black) is a powerful combination of great image quality and easy-to-use creative features. High resolution of 16.0 megapixels, a 5x 28-140mm (35mm equivalent) wide-angle zoom lens, plus a bright LCD monitor for composing and viewing photos and video put this camera in a class by itself. In addition to the LCD monitor, the A1300 has a genuine optical viewfinder, the traditional preferred method of composing photographs for professional photographers.
Gorgeous 720p HD video is built-in and easy to use. Digital IS image stabilization will make blurry pictures a thing of the past. No fuss, no muss Smart Auto mode programs the optimal settings for 32 common shooting situations and Creative Filters make creativity easy with Fisheye, Toy Camera, Monochrome and many more effects for dramatic images. And all of this is powered by easy-to-find 2x AA batteries.
Reviewed by 3 customers
Under $100, easy to use, wide angle, low light, bright LCD, HD video, fits in pocket, and uses AA batteries. With 16MP and 5x zoom this is a great all around camera. Sharp clear pictures, and great resolution. I did notice it set off the flash too often and was slow to recycle. There is an off button which helps, but you have to remember to turn it back on. The A810 is identical, but without a viewfinder. Use Nihm batteries for best results, but Alkaline will work in a pinch. Lighter than other Canons, but feels and looks plastic.
This is a great purse camera to have with you all the time. It is one of the last small inexpensive cameras to have a view finder which is absolutely necessary if you want to compose shots well outside on a sunny day. The only downside is the battery life was horrible until I switched to Lithium rechargables. Now much better.
This is a great little camera. The menu hierarchy is intuitive, very easy to use. Don't need to carry the manual around with you. The choice of buttons on the back is perfect. Want to shoot a movie? Just push the red button. Also easy on batteries. I use Eneloop technology batteries and they last for a very long time before they need recharging.