Canon Eos 1300d Review to Good Beginnings

The Canon EOS 1300d is one of the best steps in serious photography for those who have never used a DSLR or an interchangeable lens camera. Its price is very good and, combined with the wide availability of Canon lenses, it is an attractive purchase for the aspiring photographer.


Very few companies in the world have as much expertise in their respective sectors as Canon. The imaging giant was responsible for some of the most outstanding cameras in recent history, such as the EOS 5D DSLR range, which stood out for the banality of full-frame DSLRs, and the PowerShot g series for elegant and advanced compact cameras. So, of course, if the budget DSLR segment is the best-selling in the camera market, you can’t expect the company to remain calm.

Enter the Canon EOS 1300d.this entry-level DSLR segment has evolved online since Canon launched the EOS 1000D in India almost seven years ago. What you see today is a DSLR that is certainly much more advanced and powerful. That said, everything about the EOS 1300D still says that Canon has specially designed it for amateur photographers. The EOS 1300D is supposed to be the perfect bridge for you from a simple compact camera or even from your Smartphone if you decide to learn photography or even take pictures as a hobby. The number of features stacked in the camera has been improved, while the compact shape, size and weight remain essentially constant. Will the Canon EOS 1300d have enough weight to impose itself in a market segment dominated by Canon and its main competitor Nikon?

Build and design

As with most DSLRs, the design is pretty much the same as always. The EOS 1300D uses a smooth, matte plastic finish that doesn’t really exude class, but in all honesty, it must be said that no entry-level DSLR offers a high-quality metallic finish. Personally, I prefer Nikon’s speckled plastic matter, but even that is pretty decent.

So if you have ever used a Canon camera, you will probably find the layout familiar and very easy to use. You get a built-in flash module, a Pentamirror optical viewfinder, a 3-inch LCD viewfinder and the standard layout of the body control buttons with a circular control wheel just behind the shutter release button. The device also has a Micro, Mini HDMI and Mini USB output, as well as Wi-Fi and NFC wireless connectivity.

Overall, the canon EOS 1300d is one of the simplest and most comfortable DSLR cameras currently available on the market. It seems a little bulkier than recent entry-level and mid-range DSLR cameras, but for any photographer making their first leap to a DSLR camera, it is as close to ideal as possible.