Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS 12 Megapixel Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom, 2.7" LCD, 28mm Wide-Angle Lens, Face Detection, ISO 1600, Blue - 4218B001

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Not a bad camera

by Bridgett on 7/12/2011

My daughter received this camera for Christmas. It's very easy to use (especially for beginners). It's lightweight and takes good photos. However, once you use the digital zoom, the quality is GREATLY reduced. Also, within 8 months of having it, a dark smudge appeared on the photos. I returned it to Canon for warranty repair, they said it was due to "impact" and would cost $119 to fix (actually, switch out with a refurbished camera). SO, if you need something durable or with a generous warranty, shop around. Or buy insurance. Or both.

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Canon is not improving with newer models

on 9/27/2013

This version of the Elph series purports to be better than prior versions but all of the added bells and whistles (that add to the cost) create visual noise in the photos (a grainy appearance) particularly when shots are taken in low light. Read the reviews that discuss the quality of photos in various contexts to assess whether this camera, or future models are right for your uses. I much prefer an SD900 or SD1000 version to these models. All of this being said, Adorama is an excellent merchant.

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Product Overview

Layers of Color, Layers of Beauty.

It's all about the power of contrast. Color that defies convention. Sleek, gentle curves that merge art and technology into a camera designed to inspire. The PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital ELPH camera captures your world as much as it expresses your originality, with bold innovations that include remarkable Low Light performance. Everything looks right. Hold it...and everything feels right, too.

Capture each one of your family and friends in every shot with a 28mm Wide-Angle Lens, 4x Optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer.

The Canon commitment to innovation defines the excitement of the PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital ELPH with its 28mm Wide-Angle Lens and 4x Optical Zoom that makes it easy to get the inspiring, emotive close-ups that will make your images lasting keepsakes. This magnificent lens gives you the power to shoot distant subjects with razor-sharp precision and stunning lifelike color. So you can brilliantly capture a closer shot of a landscape, or a child's big smile.

The PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital ELPH is equipped with the acclaimed Canon Optical Image Stabilizer, which automatically detects and corrects camera shake - one of the leading causes of fuzzy or blurred shots. Even when zoomed in, you can get the steady, crisp, brilliant images you'll be proud to shoot and share. And the Canon Optical Image Stabilizer technology is so convenient to use. It functions perfectly with or without a flash.

Smart AUTO mode intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 18 predefined shooting situations.
Just set the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS to Smart AUTO and you're ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture-taking every time. It's a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject knowing that the camera has the technical details covered. Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions. Then it automatically selects an appropriate setting from 18 specially defined settings. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset, or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you're getting dramatic, memorable images.

12.1 Megapixel resolution makes it a breeze to print large size images with clarity and detail.

With the PowerShot SD1300 IS, dramatic, personal pictures have never been easier to shoot and share. This 12.1 Megapixel camera lets you create impressive, large photos of family and friends you'll be proud display. The high-resolution images taken by the PowerShot SD1300 IS can be enlarged up to 13" x 19".

Bright, clear 2.7-inch PureColor System LCD for taking and reviewing pictures.

The PowerShot SD1300 IS gives you a large 2.7-inch LCD screen for excellent control when framing your shots. The Canon PureColor System LCD offers spectacular color, resolution and contrast even when viewed at an angle. The screen is highly durable and easy to see in any light with a scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coating. It also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light - a perfect feature for gathering friends and family around to see your images.

Cool, crisp colors to match any personality.

Why settle for any old color when you can savor luxurious hues like Blue, Silver, Pink, Green and Brown that give a sharp new edge to sophistication? The pure aluminum body of the PowerShot SD1300 IS is an inspired medium for bold expression, enhancing every gleam of color from the slim profile to the subtle curves that create a visual "softness" you can almost feel. When design takes a confident detour, your world goes along for the ride.

Shoot in Low Light mode for dimly-lit situations.

With an ISO of 400 - 6400, the Low Light mode takes the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS boldly into the shadows! Now even scenes notorious for having insufficient light, such as those lit by candles, fire, or street lamp, come through in fantastic color and clarity, with less noise. You can keep the feel of the scene intact without adding additional light, so the result will be scenes with the visual accuracy, depth and clarity you expect from a Canon camera.

What's in the Box:

  • PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital ELPH Body
  • Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-6L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LY
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC7
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • AV Cable AVC-DC400
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer Canon
    Mfg Part# 4218B001
    SKU 214398290
    UPC 013803119572
    UPC 14 00013803119572
    Tech Specs
    Type of Camera: Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical/4x Digital/16x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
    Type: 12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
    Total Pixels: Approx. 12.7 Megapixels
    Effective Pixels: Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
    Focal Length: 5.0 (W) - 20.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 - 112mm)
    Digital Zoom: 4x
    Autofocus System: TTL Autofocus
    Viewfinder: N/A
    LCD Monitor: 2.7-inch TFT color LCD widescreen with wide viewing angle (PureColor System LCD)
    LCD Pixels: Approx. 230,000 pixels
    LCD Coverage: Approx. 100%
    Maximum Aperture: f/2.8 (W) - f/5.9 (T)
    Light Metering Method: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
    Exposure Control Method: Program AE; i-Contrast; AE Lock
    Exposure Compensation: +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
    White Balance Control: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom Facial Color is evaluated in Face AiAF
    Built-in Flash: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro
    Flash Range: 12 in. - 13 ft. (W), 1.6 - 6.6 ft. (T), (30 cm - 4.0 m (W), 50 cm - 2.0 m (T))
    Recycling Time: 10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7V)
    Flash Exposure Compensation: N/A
    Shooting Modes: Auto, P, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Face Self-Timer, Low Light, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Movie
    Photo Effects: My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom Color
    Self-Timer: Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom
    Wireless Control: N/A
    Continuous ShootingL Approx. 0.9 shots/sec. (Approx. 2.6 shots/sec. in Low Light)
    Storage Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
    File Format: Design rule for Camera File System, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
    Image Compression: Normal, Fine
    Number of Recording Pixels: Still Image: 4,000 x 3,000 (Large), 3,264 x 2448 (Medium 1), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 4,000 x 2,248 (Widescreen), 1,600 x 1,200 (Low Light)
    Computer Interface: Hi-speed USB (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital video)
    Video Out: NTSC/PAL
    Audio Out: Monaural
    Other: SD Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
    Operating Temperature: 32-104°F/0-40°C
    Operating Humidity: 10-90%
    Dimensions (WxHxD): 3.56 x 2.20 x 0.83 in. (90.5 x 55.8 x 21.2 mm)
    Weight: Approx. 4.94 oz./140g (including battery and memory card)
    Product Attributes
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Camera Megapixels 10 - 14 Megapixel
    Camera Resolution (Megapixel) 12.1
    Color Blue
    Color Class Blue
    Digital Zoom (x) 4
    Focus Mode Auto
    Image Stabilization Type Optical
    Max Shutter Speed o 1/1500
    Maximum Still Frame Rate (fps) 30
    Min Shutter Speed 15
    Minimum Aperture f/2.8
    Product Line PowerShot
    Resolution 4000 x 3000
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