- 6MP - APS-C Sensor
- 1.8" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 1600
- No Video
- Canon EF/EF-S Mount
- 645g - 142 x 99 x 72mm
- Released September 2003
- Alternate Name is EOS Digital Rebel / EOS Kiss Digital
- New Model is Canon 350D
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon 300D overview
Canon 300D is Canon's Entry-Level DSLR digital camera originally introduced on September of 2003. It features a 6 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a maximum resolution of 3072 x 2048. It is also known as "EOS Digital Rebel / EOS Kiss Digital" in certain regions.
Canon released the fresher Canon 350D (Read Full Comparison) as a way to improve this model.
The 300D ranks at #79 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras & all around #765 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. Remember to check our Smart camera filter to see camera rankings based on your custom criteria.
The following is a graph of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Canon 300D history
The Canon 300D is part of a family of products. You can see the detailed list below.
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Canon 300D Gallery
You can look at the 300D from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Canon 300D Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of advantages and drawbacks of the Canon 300D based on criterias that are normally viewed as crucial in a digital camera.
Canon 300D Sensor specs
The size of the sensor on the Canon 300D is 22.7mm x 15.1mm (APS-C). The 343 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 3072 x 2048 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CMOS sensor has 6 megapixels and includes a standard ISO range of 100 to 1600. RAW format is supported therefore you have more margin for error.
The picture below shows the 300D's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The 300D sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is showcased in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Canon 300D dimensions
Canon 300D weighs 1.42 lbs (645 grams or 22.75 ounces) & has exterior size of 142mm x 99mm x 72mm (5.6" x 3.9" x 2.8"). The weight of normal Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540 grams and the Canon 300D is heavier as compared to its rivals.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The following is a visual of the Canon 300D with a softdrink to help you get a feel for its size.
The top view directly below will provide the button design on the 300D.
Canon 300D Lens details
The 300D uses the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 331 lenses available for purchase. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the 300D.
Canon 300D Connectivity
The 300D has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that consist of NFC or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to transfer files and oftentimes alter camera settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.
Several apps also give a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can be attached to an external display. Virtually all cameras will allow you to charge the battery using the USB port.
Canon 300D Video details
Canon 300D doesn't capture video. If you are searching for a digital camera to shoot just images, it might not be a problem.
Canon 300D Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing for the Canon 300D so you have to be cautious in rainy and dusty situations.
Canon 300D Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon 300D features a 1.8" fixed display having a resolution of 118k dots.
Please note that the display screen has no touch support.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The View Finder specifications for Canon 300D are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
- ViewFinder Coverage 95 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.5x
For bright outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and hard to see, viewfinders are rather valuable.
Canon 300D Shutter details
Canon 300D has the ability to shoot continuously at 3.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Canon 300D Flash and Hot shoe details
Canon 300D features both built in flash together with external flash ability. The maximum flash sync speed is 1/200 seconds.
Canon 300D Autofocusing details
Canon 300D features both Phase Detect AF as well as Contrast Based AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier and exact as compared to Contrast Based autofocusing.
It features 7 focus points to pick from. Canon 300D features manual focusing if needed during low light situations or you require more exact focusing control.
Canon 300D Battery life
The general Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x has the highest possible (1900) battery life within this group of cameras.
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Canon 300D for varying categories of photography
The following diagram shows a overview of the Canon 300D for varying categories of photography. To understand more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Canon 300D Portrait photography details
The Canon 300D has a points tally of 50 which is decent, meaning that it is somewhat adequate to use for portrait images. Shooting portraits favors heavily to sensor specs, support for RAW files plus the flexibility to utilize external lighting.
Canon 300D Street photography factors
Getting a reasonable rating of 54, the Canon 300D is fairly acceptable to use in street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Canon 300D as a Sports photography camera
A subpar sports photography score of 38 indicates the Canon 300D is just not suitable for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have good focusing and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon 300D Travel photography advice
Size is really important in getting a travel camera. All round, the Canon 300D gets a subpar 44 for a travel camera which makes it just not suitable to purchase for your travels.
Canon 300D Landscape photography information
If you find yourself planning to choose a camera for landscape pictures, the most significant aspect will be image quality. The Canon 300D with it's average rating of 46 as a landscape camera is relatively appropriate amongst it's competition.
Canon 300D as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera preferably should have a moving display screen, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Considering everything, the Canon 300D is just not suitable as a vlog camera as it receives a subpar rating of 9.
Canon 300D Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the 300D, here is a range of the top ranked cameras that fall into the category of Entry-Level DSLR.
The diagram listed below offers you an overview of the 300D vs it's highest ranked competitors shown above.
There are a bunch of cameras you may take into account as alternative options. To browse through a detailed comparison, click the "compare" link.