Canon 300D

 
Canon EOS 300D front
 
  • 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
  • Alternatives
Portability
63
Imaging
44
Features
33
Overall
39

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 79 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras & all around #752 out of 1422 for cameras in our list. Remember to check our Smart camera filter to see camera rankings based on your custom criteria.

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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.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Canon-EOS-750d front thumbnailCanon 750D
300D vs 750D
24MPAPS-C5.0 fps2015
Canon-EOS-700D front thumbnailCanon 700D
300D vs 700D
18MPAPS-C5.0 fps2013
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Canon-EOS-650D front thumbnailCanon 650D
300D vs 650D
18MPAPS-C5.0 fps2012
Canon-EOS-600D front thumbnailCanon 600D
300D vs 600D
18MPAPS-C4.0 fps2011
Canon-EOS-550D front thumbnailCanon 550D
300D vs 550D
18MPAPS-C4.0 fps2010
Canon-EOS-500D front thumbnailCanon 500D
300D vs 500D
15MPAPS-C3.0 fps2009
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Canon-EOS-450D front thumbnailCanon 450D
300D vs 450D
12MPAPS-C4.0 fps2008
Canon-EOS-400D front thumbnailCanon 400D
300D vs 400D
10MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006
Canon-EOS-350D front thumbnailCanon 350D
300D vs 350D
8MPAPS-C3.0 fps2005
Canon-EOS-300D front thumbnailCanon 300D6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2003

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.

flash built-in
has manual focus
has phase detect AF
saves RAW formats
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
swap lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
very good min ISO (100)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
doesn't have external microphone port
doesn't have HDMI port
doesn't have headphone port
doesn't have Timelapse recording
does not have image stabilization
fixed screen
low fps (3.0 fps)
no liveview
no video recording
pixelated screen (118 k dot)
sensor resolution low (6 megapixels)
tiny screen (1.8 inches)
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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.

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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.

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To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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 538 grams and the Canon 300D is heavier as compared to its rivals.

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The following is a visual of the Canon 300D with a softdrink to help you get a feel for its size.

Canon EOS 300D dimensions scale

The top view directly below will provide the button design on the 300D.

Canon EOS 300D topview buttons dials

Canon 300D Lens details

The 300D uses the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 324 lenses available for purchase. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the 300D.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Carl-Zeiss-Distagon-T2.8-21-Canon-EF lensCarl Zeiss Distagon T 2,82121mmf/2.8 600g
Sigma-120-400mm-F4.5-5.6-DG-OS-HSM-Canon-EF lensSigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM120-400mmf/4.5-5.6 1640g
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Canon-EF-400mm-f2.8L-IS-USM lensCanon EF 400mm f2.8L IS USM400mmf/2.8 5370g
Sigma-18-200mm-f3.5-6.3-II-DC-OS-HSM-Canon-EF lensSigma 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM18-200mmf/3.5-6.3 490g
Sigma-18-250mm-F3.5-6.3-DC-Macro-OS-HSM-Canon-EF lensSigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM18-250mmf/3.5-6.3 470g
Canon-EF-100-300mm-f4.5-5.6-USM lensCanon EF 100-300mm f4.5-5.6 USM100-300mmf/4.5-5.6 540g
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Sigma-18-200mm-F3.5-6.3-DC-Canon-EF lensSigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC18-200mmf/3.5-6.3 405g
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Canon 300D Battery life

The general Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 592. Pentax K-x has the highest possible (1900) battery life within this group of cameras.

Listed below is a list of Entry-Level DSLR cameras that come with the highest battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
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Canon-EOS-Rebel-SL3 front thumbnailCanon SL3
300D vs SL3
1070 yesnoyes

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.

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manual focus
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
no liveview feature
low MP (6MP)

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.

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good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization

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.

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sensor size is nice (APS-C)
sensor has phase detect autofocus
no liveview feature
continuous shooting slow (3.0 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization
MP count low (6MP)

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.

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built-in flash
does not have Time Lapse function
sensor resolution not great (6MP)
does not offer selfie friendly screen

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.

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focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
tiny screen (1.8 inches)
no liveview
no image stabilization
megapixel count low (6 megapixels)
missing Timelapse mode

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.

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no video

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.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand
Canon
Model type
Canon EOS 300D
Also called
EOS Digital Rebel / EOS Kiss Digital
Class
Entry-Level DSLR
Released
2003-09-04
Body design
Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
Sensor measurements
22.7 x 15.1mm
Sensor surface area
342.8mm²
Sensor resolution
6MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
3:2
Full resolution
3072 x 2048
RAW images
Max native ISO
1600
Lowest native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points
7
Lens
Lens support
Canon EF/EF-S
Number of lenses
326
Crop factor
1.6
Screen
Range of screen
Fixed Type
Screen sizing
1.8 inches
Screen resolution
118k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage
95 percent
Viewfinder magnification
0.5x
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
55
DXO Color Depth rating
21.0
DXO Dynamic range rating
10.8
DXO Low light rating
544
Features
Slowest shutter speed
30s
Maximum shutter speed
1/4000s
Continuous shooting speed
3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
12.00 m (ISO 100)
Flash modes
Auto, On, Red-eye reduction, Off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash sync
1/200s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Max video resolution
None
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
645 gr (1.42 pounds)
Physical dimensions
142 x 99 x 72mm (5.6" x 3.9" x 2.8")
Other
Self timer
Yes (10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media
Compact Flash (Type I or II)
Storage slots
Single
Price at launch
$54