The EOS 1300D is Canon's latest entry-level model and replaces the two-year-old EOS 1200D. Audley Jarvis finds out if this is one of the best choices for beginners

Product Overview

Canon EOS 1300D

Features:70%
Build/Handling:70%
Metering:80%
Autofocus:70%
AWB colour:90%
Dynamic Range:80%
Image Quality:90%
LCD Viewfinder:80%

Pros:

  • - Competitively priced
  • - Highly intuitive and easy to use
  • - Provides access to a huge range of Canon lenses
  • - Excellent image quality

Cons:

  • - Resolution a little limited compared to that of rivals
  • - Build quality a little plasticky

Product:

Canon EOS 1300D review

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Price as reviewed:

£289.00 (Body only)

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Canon EOS 1300D review: Dynamic range, resolution & noise

Dynamic range

The 1300D’s dynamic range result measures 11.7EV at ISO 100 in our Applied Imaging test. As the graph below illustrates, the figure stays above 10EV up to ISO 400. Results at ISO 1,600, 3,200 and 6,400 drop to 8.8EV, 7.7EV and 6.5EV respectively. This reflects the fact that shadowed areas get increasingly nosier as you push towards the ISO 12,800 limit.

Canon EOS 1300D DR white

Resolution

Resolution remains above 2,800l/ph between ISO 100 and 800. More specifically, at ISO 100 the sensor resolves closer to 3,000l/ph, dropping to a fraction under 2,800l/ph at ISO 1,600. Beyond this point detail begins to drops off more noticeably, with 2,600l/ph resolved at ISO 3,200 and 2,400l/ph at ISO 6400.

RAW ISO 100

RAW ISO 100

RAW ISO 400

RAW ISO 400

RAW ISO 1,600

RAW ISO 1,600

RAW ISO 3,200

RAW ISO 3,200

RAW ISO 6,400

RAW ISO 6,400

RAW ISO 12,800

RAW ISO 12,800

Noise

In-camera JPEG processing provides excellent results at ISO 100-200. A small amount of luminance noise does begin to creep in at ISO 800, but it’s only really visible when viewing images at 100%. At ISO 1,600 noise becomes more pronounced, but overall image quality is still very good. Likewise, images shot at ISO 3,200 remain usable. At the higher settings image quality does show marked degradation.

JPEG ISO 100

JPEG ISO 100

JPEG ISO 400

JPEG ISO 400

JPEG ISO 1,600

JPEG ISO 1,600

JPEG ISO 3,200

JPEG ISO 3,200

JPEG ISO 6,400

JPEG ISO 6,400

JPEG ISO 12,800

JPEG ISO 12,800

  1. 1. Canon EOS 1300D review: Introduction
  2. 2. Canon EOS 1300D review: Features
  3. 3. Canon EOS 1300D review: Build and handling
  4. 4. Canon EOS 1300D review: Performance
  5. 5. Canon EOS 1300D review: Dynamic range, resolution & noise
  6. 6. Canon EOS 1300D review: Verdict
  7. 7. Canon EOS 1300D review: Full specification
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