Canon SD1300 IS

 
Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS front
 
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 140g - 91 x 56 x 22mm
  • Revealed February 2010
  • Other Name is IXUS 105 / IXY 200F
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
Portability
95
Imaging
36
Features
17
Overall
28

Canon SD1300 IS overview

Canon SD1300 IS is Canon's Small Sensor Compact camera originally announced on February of 2010. It comes with a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4000 x 3000. It is also known as "IXUS 105 / IXY 200F" in certain regions.

The SD1300 IS stands at #213 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all around #1142 out of 1428 for cameras in our collection. Remember to check our Advanced camera finder to find camera ratings based on your custom criteria.

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Here is a diagram of various criteria used in the scoring system.

Canon SD1300 IS family

The Canon SD1300 IS is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the detailed list underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Canon-PowerShot-SX740-HS front thumbnailCanon SX740 HS
SD1300 IS vs SX740 HS
24-960mm
F3.3-6.9
21MP1/2.3"2018
Canon-PowerShot-SX730-HS front thumbnailCanon SX730 HS
SD1300 IS vs SX730 HS
24-960mm
F3.3-6.9
20.3MP1/2.3"2017
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Canon-PowerShot-SX620-HS front thumbnailCanon SX620 HS
SD1300 IS vs SX620 HS
25-625mm
F3.2-6.6
20MP1/2.3"2016
Canon-PowerShot-SX720-HS front thumbnailCanon SX720 HS
SD1300 IS vs SX720 HS
24-960mm
F3.3-6.9
20.3MP1/2.3"2016
Canon-PowerShot-SX410-IS front thumbnailCanon SX410 IS
SD1300 IS vs SX410 IS
24-960mm
F3.5-5.6
20MP1/2.3"2015
Canon-PowerShot-SX710-HS front thumbnailCanon SX710 HS
SD1300 IS vs SX710 HS
25-750mm
F3.2-6.9
20MP1/2.3"2015
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Canon-PowerShot-SX610-HS front thumbnailCanon SX610 HS
SD1300 IS vs SX610 HS
25-450mm
F3.8-6.9
20MP1/2.3"2015
Canon-PowerShot-SX520-HS front thumbnailCanon SX520 HS
SD1300 IS vs SX520 HS
24-1008mm
F3.4-6.0
16MP1/2.3"2014
Canon-PowerShot-SX400-IS front thumbnailCanon SX400 IS
SD1300 IS vs SX400 IS
24-720mm
F3.4-5.8
16MP1/2.3"2014
Canon-PowerShot-SX700-HS front thumbnailCanon SX700 HS
SD1300 IS vs SX700 HS
25-750mm
F3.2-6.9
16MP1/2.3"2014
Canon-PowerShot-SX600-HS front thumbnailCanon SX600 HS
SD1300 IS vs SX600 HS
25-450mm
F3.8-6.9
16MP1/2.3"2014
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Canon-PowerShot-SX510-HS front thumbnailCanon SX510 HS
SD1300 IS vs SX510 HS
24-720mm
F3.4-5.8
12MP1/2.3"2013
Canon-PowerShot-SX170-IS front thumbnailCanon SX170 IS
SD1300 IS vs SX170 IS
28-448mm
F3.5-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Canon-PowerShot-SX160-IS front thumbnailCanon SX160 IS
SD1300 IS vs SX160 IS
28-448mm
F3.5-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Canon-PowerShot-SX270-HS front thumbnailCanon SX270 HS
SD1300 IS vs SX270 HS
25-500mm
F3.5-6.8
12MP1/2.3"2013
Canon-PowerShot-SX280-HS front thumbnailCanon SX280 HS
SD1300 IS vs SX280 HS
25-500mm
F3.5-6.8
12MP1/2.3"2013
Canon-PowerShot-SX500-IS front thumbnailCanon SX500 IS
SD1300 IS vs SX500 IS
24-720mm
F3.4-5.8
16MP1/2.3"2012
Canon-PowerShot-SX260-HS front thumbnailCanon SX260 HS
SD1300 IS vs SX260 HS
25-500mm
F3.5-6.8
12MP1/2.3"2012
Canon-PowerShot-SX150-IS front thumbnailCanon SX150 IS
SD1300 IS vs SX150 IS
28-336mm
F3.4-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2012
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Canon-PowerShot-SX240-HS front thumbnailCanon SX240 HS
SD1300 IS vs SX240 HS
25-500mm
F3.5-6.8
12MP1/2.3"2012
Canon-PowerShot-SX230-HS front thumbnailCanon SX230 HS
SD1300 IS vs SX230 HS
28-392mm
F3.1-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2011
Canon-PowerShot-SD4500-IS front thumbnailCanon SD4500 IS
SD1300 IS vs SD4500 IS
36-360mm
F3.4-5.6
10MP1/2.3"2011
Canon-SX220-HS front thumbnailCanon SX220 HS
SD1300 IS vs SX220 HS
28-392mm
F3.1-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2011
Canon-PowerShot-SX130-IS front thumbnailCanon SX130 IS
SD1300 IS vs SX130 IS
28-336mm
F3.4-5.6
12MP1/2.3"2010
Canon-PowerShot-SD4000-IS front thumbnailCanon SD4000 IS
SD1300 IS vs SD4000 IS
28-105mm
F2.0-5.3
10MP1/2.3"2010
Canon-PowerShot-SX210-IS front thumbnailCanon SX210 IS
SD1300 IS vs SX210 IS
28-392mm
F3.1-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Canon-PowerShot-SD3500-IS front thumbnailCanon SD3500 IS
SD1300 IS vs SD3500 IS
24-120mm
F2.8-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Canon-PowerShot-SD1300-IS front thumbnailCanon SD1300 IS28-112mm
F2.8-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2010
Canon-PowerShot-SD980-IS front thumbnailCanon SD980 IS
SD1300 IS vs SD980 IS
24-120mm
F2.8-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2009
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Canon-PowerShot-SX200-IS front thumbnailCanon SX200 IS
SD1300 IS vs SX200 IS
28-336mm
F3.4-5.3
12MP1/2.3"2009
Canon-PowerShot-SD970-IS front thumbnailCanon SD970 IS
SD1300 IS vs SD970 IS
37-185mm
F3.2-5.7
12MP1/2.3"2009
Canon-PowerShot-SD960-IS front thumbnailCanon SD960 IS
SD1300 IS vs SD960 IS
28-112mm
F2.8-5.8
12MP1/2.3"2009
Canon-PowerShot-SD1200-IS front thumbnailCanon SD1200 IS
SD1300 IS vs SD1200 IS
35-105mm
F2.8-4.9
10MP1/2.3"2009

Canon SD1300 IS Pros and Cons

Here is a list of advantages and disadvantages of the Canon SD1300 IS based on features which are often viewed as essential in a camera.

decently wide (28mm)
flash built-in
good min ISO (80)
good zoom range (28-112mm 4.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have external microphone jack
does not have HDMI support
does not have headphone jack
does not have Timelapse function
focusing manually not possible
lack of phase detect autofocus
lack of RAW format
lack of shutter priority mode
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low res video (640 x 480 resolution)
manual exposure not available
max zoom aperture not good (f5.9)
no aperture priority
no external flash support
no moving screen
pixelated screen (230 thousand dot)
resolution not great (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
tiny screen (2.7")
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Canon SD1300 IS Sensor information

The Canon SD1300 IS is powered by the Digic 4 processor chip. The sensor spec on the Canon SD1300 IS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter may produce cropping.

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The CCD sensor boasts 12MP and gives a native ISO range of 80 to 1600. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The image underneath illustrates the SD1300 IS's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The SD1300 IS sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS sensor size Instagram's $20 billion Ad success

To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Canon SD1300 IS dimensions

Canon SD1300 IS is 0.31 lb (140 grams / 4.94 oz) and the overall size of the camera is 91mm x 56mm x 22mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.9"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams and the Canon SD1300 IS is lighter than various competitors.

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Here is a image of the Canon SD1300 IS besides a softdrink to help you have a sense of its size.

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS dimensions scale

The top view under will provide the button design on the SD1300 IS.

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS topview buttons dials

Canon SD1300 IS Lens information

The SD1300 IS has got a fixed lens with a focal range of 28-112mm making it a 4.0 x zoom which won't be ideal nevertheless it may be helpful in certain situations.

At it's widest 28mm, it offers an aperture of f2.8 and that's fairly sluggish and not great in low light conditions and you will likely struggle to capture good bokeh. You would also have to raise your ISO setting leading to noisy photographs. At the long end, 112mm comes at f5.9 which is very slow and you will have to go with slow shutter speeds.

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Canon SD1300 IS Connectivity

The SD1300 IS has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Cameras which have NFC and / or Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to transfer photos and in some cases alter settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.

Some apps also stream a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external screen. A good number of cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.

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Canon SD1300 IS Video information

The maximum video resolution on the Canon SD1300 IS is 640 x 480 and it can save in Motion JPEG format. 480p is low by today's standards. You really should try to get a minimum 1080p resolution for decent video. The body doesn't feature a mic and / or headphone port which means that you have zero control over your audio. It is perhaps best to look into an alternative model if you require decent audio in your video clips.

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Canon SD1300 IS Weather Sealing

Canon SD1300 IS doesn't have weather sealing so rainy conditions can damage the camera.

Canon SD1300 IS Display and Viewfinder

The Canon SD1300 IS comes with a 2.7 inch fixed display screen with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Unfortunately the display screen is not a touch screen.

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The View Finder specs regarding Canon SD1300 IS are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

In those sunny outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders will be very useful.

Canon SD1300 IS Shutter information

Canon SD1300 IS continuous shooting rate is 1.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/1500 sec.

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Canon SD1300 IS Flash and Hot shoe information

Canon SD1300 IS includes just integrated flash without external flash ability.

Canon SD1300 IS Autofocusing information

Canon SD1300 IS includes only Contrast Detect AF and does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier & exact than Contrast Detect focusing.

Canon SD1300 IS does not have manual focus. Manual focus ability can be good in low light scenarios or you want more accurate depth of field control.

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Canon SD1300 IS Battery life

The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the highest possible (470) battery life in this type of cameras.

Following is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras having the best battery life:

Canon SD1300 IS for various forms of photography

The following bar chart gives a summation of the Canon SD1300 IS for various forms of photography. To see more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.

Canon SD1300 IS Portrait photography details

The Canon SD1300 IS receives a points tally of 21 which is really bad, and means the camera is not acceptable to use for portrait photography. Shooting portraits favors greatly towards sensor size, RAW support along with the potential to work with off-camera flash.

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focusing manually not possible
manual mode not available
can't use external flash
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files

Canon SD1300 IS Street photography information

Coming in at a moderate score of 57, the Canon SD1300 IS is fairly suited to use in street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of image quality plus portability.

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image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support

Canon SD1300 IS as a Sports photography camera

A really bad sports photography points tally of 26 suggests the Canon SD1300 IS is not acceptable for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have very good tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.

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image stabilization (Optical)
max fps low (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus

Canon SD1300 IS Travel photography features

Size is super critical when selecting a camera for travel. All round, the Canon SD1300 IS gets a reasonable 58 as a travel camera which is somewhat acceptable to take with you on your vacations.

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flash built-in
pretty wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
MP count low (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)

Canon SD1300 IS Landscape photography details

For anyone who is looking to choose a camera for landscape photographs, the most critical aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon SD1300 IS at it's really bad grade of 32 for a landscape camera is not acceptable amongst it's competition.

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fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
manual mode not available
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
no Time Lapse recording

Canon SD1300 IS Vlogging info

A camera for vlogging preferably should come with a moving display, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Considering all things, the Canon SD1300 IS is not acceptable as a vlog camera as it comes to a really bad rating of 29.

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pretty wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
low quality video (640 x 480 pixels)
no mic jack

Canon SD1300 IS Alternatives

If you are shopping for replacements to the SD1300 IS, here is a collection of the highest ranked cameras that fall under the category of Small Sensor Compact.

The chart below shows you an overview of the SD1300 IS versus it's top ranking competitors mentioned above.

Here are a handful of other cameras you may regard as alternatives. To check out a full comparison, click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
Otherwise known as
IXUS 105 / IXY 200F
Class
Small Sensor Compact
Revealed
2010-02-08
Body design
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Chip
Digic 4
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW files
Highest native ISO
1600
Lowest native ISO
80
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
28-112mm (4.0x)
Highest aperture
f/2.8-5.9
Macro focus distance
3cm
Focal length multiplier
5.8
Screen
Display type
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
2.7"
Display resolution
230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Slowest shutter speed
15 seconds
Maximum shutter speed
1/1500 seconds
Continuous shooting speed
1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
4.00 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution
640x480
Video data format
Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
140 gr (0.31 lb)
Dimensions
91 x 56 x 22mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.9")
Other
Battery model
NB-6L
Self timer
Yes (2 sec or 10 sec, Custom)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/MMCplus HC
Storage slots
One