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Canon PowerShot A1300 16.0 MP Digital Camera with 5x Digital Image Stabilized Zoom 28mm Wide-Angle Lens and 720p HD Video Recording (Silver) (OLD MODEL)

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  • 16 effective megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor
  • 2.7-inch TFT color LCD with wide-viewing angle
  • DIGIC 4 image processor
  • 720p HD video with dedicated movie button
  • 28mm wide-angle lens (5x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom and 20x combined zoom) with Digital image stabilizer
  • 16.0 MP Image Sensor, DIGIC 4 Image Processor, 5x Optical Zoom, 28mm Wide-Angle lens
  • 720p HD video recording with a dedicated movie button
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Product Description

Color: Silver

Product Description

The Canon 6178B100 PowerShot A1300 16MP Compact Digital Camera, in silver, is comfortable to use and comfortably affordable. Its Optical Viewfinder offers a pleasantly classic feel that's great for shooting in strong sun light and ideal for use when your battery power is running low. Image quality is excellent and automatic with Smart AUTO that recognizes 32 predefined shooting situations and selects proper camera settings for each. A Help Button assists with simple explanations of controls. Simply press the dedicated movie button to begin shooting vivid, lifelike 720p HD video. With 16.0 Megapixels of resolution and DIGIC 4 Image Processor, images are incredibly detailed and performance is fast and responsive. Get close and shoot big with the 5x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle lens.What's in the box: Canon PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera (Silver),2 x AA Alkaline Battery,Wrist Strap WS-800,IFC-400PCU USB Interface Cable,Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM and Limited 1-Year Warranty.Memory Card: Type SD, SDHC and SDXC.

From the Manufacturer

Cherish Every Moment

PowerShot A1300 digital camera is comfortable to use and comfortably affordable! Its Optical Viewfinder (a rarity on today's digital cameras) offers a pleasantly Canon PowerShot A1300 at Amazon.comclassic feel that's great for shooting in strong sunlight, and ideal for use when your battery power is running low. Image quality is excellent and automatic with Smart AUTO that recognizes 32 predefined shooting situations and selects proper camera settings for each. A new Help Button assists with simple explanations of controls. Simply press the dedicated movie button to begin shooting vivid, lifelike 720p HD video. With 16.0 Megapixels of resolution and DIGIC 4 Image Processor, images are incredibly detailed and performance is fast and responsive. Get close and shoot big with the 5x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle lens.

It's Your Choice: LCD or Optical Viewfinder

Optical Viewfinder

The PowerShot A1300 digital camera gives you a choice that's getting increasingly hard to find on digital cameras today. It's equipped with an Optical Viewfinder in addition to the LCD screen. Many photographers prefer this classic, familiar option that lets you simply hold the camera to your eye and shoot.

The camera's big, bright LCD screen gives you a wealth of important information about the shot. However, using it to compose and focus requires that you hold the camera away from your body. Many people do this with one hand, arms away from the body, effectively creating camera shake that can distort a shot. Using the Optical Viewfinder helps ensure that the camera is held steady. The great thing is that from shot to shot, whether you use the Optical Viewfinder or LCD screen is your choice.

A Smarter Camera Means Better Photos

Smart AUTO

Photographers of all levels appreciate a camera – especially a go-anywhere compact digital – that takes the hassle out of capturing beautiful images. The PowerShot A1300 digital camera gives you Smart AUTO – sophisticated Canon technology that makes getting that great shot as simple as pressing the shutter button. Smart AUTO automatically detects scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and the subject. Detected scenes are analyzed using 32 pradefined shooting situations. The camera then makes optimal settings to ensure the best possible image capture when shooting still images. Smart AUTO also includes Advanced Subject Detection, which allows the camera to detect and track non-human moving subjects like animals and vehicles. With Smart AUTO, all you have to do is frame your shot and capture away.

Shooting Modes/Special Scene Modes
Smart AUTO The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity.
Program The camera automatically and intelligently selects the aperture/shutter speed combination based on the shooting conditions.
Live View Control Enables Brightness, Color, and Tone adjustments to your images using easy-to-understand controls.
Digital IS The camera digitally corrects image blur by analyzing the subject prior to choosing the best correction method.
Portrait Brings the subject into focus while beautifully blurring the background.
Face Self-timer The camera waits for a face to enter the frame before releasing the shutter.
Low Light For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly lit situations.
Fisheye Effect Now you can get the fisheye effect – a classic photographic distortion – without a fisheye lens.
Miniature Effect Give images a miniature look with an effect that emphasizes perspective by blurring the top and bottom of the image.
Toy Camera Effect Simulates photos taken with “toy” or pinhole cameras, darkening the image at the edges to create a vignette effect.
Monochrome Choose from three single-tone effects: Black-and-White, Sepia, or Blue.
Super Vivid Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors.
Poster Effect Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.
Snow Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
Fireworks Create brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
Long Shutter Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.
Discreet Mode Disables flash, AF assist beam, and all camera sounds with one mode dial setting so you can capture images in quiet areas.
iFrame Movie The Apple® movie format, iFrame, makes it easier and quicker to import and upload videos while retaining high image quality.

Gorgeous HD Video From Your Still Camera

720p HD Video

You can shoot high definition video anytime, anywhere right from the pocket-sized A1300 digital camera. With a simple push of the dedicated movie button, you'll be able to instantly record every moment in motion. 720p HD video is smooth, vivid, and beautifully lifelike, making it an ideal way to capture special memories. In addition to being able to shoot 720p HD video at 25 frames per second, the PowerShot A1300 can also shoot 640 x 480 VGA video at 30* frames per second.

Dedicated Movie Button for Easy Video Capture

It's never been easier to shoot videos with a PowerShot digital camera. To make shooting video as natural as snapping pictures, the PowerShot A1300 has a dedicated movie button. No need to plan ahead, no need to search through menus on the LCD screen; when you feel a moment would be best captured in 720p HD, simply press the button and recording begins. The camera is always ready to shoot stills or video whenever you want.


With the PowerShot A1300 digital camera, you can also shoot video in the Apple® iFrame format, which is a computer-friendly standard that speeds up importing and editing of videos. It keeps file sizes small, making it more convenient to upload or e-mail high-quality videos. The iFrame format enjoys native support in compatible Mac and Windows video applications, making it unnecessary to perform time-consuming and often quality-degrading conversions.

High Resolution, Highly Advanced Performance

16.0 Megapixel Image Sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor

With the camera's 16.0 Megapixels of resolution, your images are rich and clear, with textures and tiny details faithfully reproduced even at the long end of the 5x Optical Zoom. This high level of resolution is ideal for creating the largest prints, and allows you the flexibility to blow up and crop any section of an image to express your creativity. The DIGIC 4 Image Processor powers the camera's advanced systems and features, ensuring fast, reliable performance with low battery consumption.

DIGIC 4 Image Processor

Canon DIGIC Image Processors have set the standard for functionality and performance since their groundbreaking introduction in 1999. With each successive generation, DIGIC processors have brought elevated performance and powerful new features to PowerShot digital cameras. The DIGIC 4 Image Processor has ushered in a new level of picture quality and accelerated processing, making possible features such as high-speed continuous shooting, HD video and Face Detection Self-timer.

Zoom in on Wider Shots

5x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle Lens

Despite its slim profile, the PowerShot A1300 houses a powerful Genuine Canon 5x Optical Zoom Lens that delivers outstanding optical Canon PowerShot A1300 Wide Angle at Amazon.comperformance and versatility. The zoom starts at 28mm wide-angle and extends to 140mm telephoto (35mm equivalent), covering a wide and highly useful range. The telephoto reach gives you the freedom to capture subjects from afar, while the 28mm wide-angle makes it easy to shoot sweeping landscapes, large groups of people and tall buildings.

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Say Goodbye to Blur

Digital IS

Digital IS beats the blur that mars many shots by recognizing the main subject, then automatically applying the camera shake correction that best suits the situation. If the subject is a person, blur reduction processing is performed. For landscapes, cityscapes and other still scenes, the camera takes 3 quick successive shots and composes them into a single clear image. If the subject is moving, the camera takes 3 successive shots, then automatically saves the clearest image.

Spectacular Effects Made Easy

Scene Modes

You'll be surprised at how easy it is to create upscale photographic effects with the PowerShot A1300 digital camera's Scene Modes.Canon PowerShot A1300 Effects at No special lenses are necessary, just a one-step camera setting. Scene Modes include Fisheye Effect for the classic convex distortion; Toy Camera Effect that recreates the toy or pinhole camera look; and Monochrome that adds a distinct single-tone effect to your photos.

Help You Won't Need Help to Find

Help Button

The PowerShot A1300 digital camera is designed to be fun and easy to use, even for beginners. A new Help Button on the camera'sCanon PowerShot A1300 Help at exterior brings up the help menu any time you need it, right on the LCD screen. From here, you can scroll through a variety of topics that answer your questions with clear explanations, offer helpful shooting advice, and show you diagrams highlighting the position of any buttons you'll need.

Power on the Go

Powered by AA batteries

Conveniently, you don't need to worry about running out of batteries or having to recharge them. Since AA-size batteries can be purchased at any store, simply get new ones locally and wherever you go, no special power adapters or chargers are needed.

A Color Just Right for You

Available in 2 colors

While the classic black camera will always be right for a lot of photographers, Canon recognizes that others will long for colors that express their individuality. Accordingly, the PowerShot A1300 digital camera is offered in a range of hues from subtle to vibrant, fun to chic. Take your pick from black and silver.

Product Details

Color: Silver
  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 1.2 x 2.4 inches ; 6.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0075SUII4
  • Item model number: 6177B001
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (600 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,271 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at February 6, 2012

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Customer Reviews

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633 of 635 people found the following review helpful By Stan on May 28, 2012
Color: Black Verified Purchase
As a full time professional photographer for 15 yrs. now retired, I was dissapointed not to find a quality pocket camera with an
optical viewfinder, until now. I consider this a critical part of any camera that is not an SLR. LCD screens should not be the only
finder on a camera. I have been using the A1300 for a few weeks now. It has performed perfectly in a great variety of situations
and lighting conditions in both auto & program modes. The viewfinder tracks with the optical 5X tele. very well. Am very serprised
at how good the 20X digital zoom & stabilization are.The LCD is bright and adjustable. In the real world of point & shoot photography, not lab tests, this ultra compact took really good photos! Very happy it uses AA cells. I use Ni.Mh rechargeables &
always have extra Alkalines along.
. Batt. life has been good. This is the easiest, most fun and now my go to camera. The A1300 is a
Very well thought out and executed point & shoot camera. Thanks Canon for making something we really need at a very
affordable price!
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211 of 216 people found the following review helpful By hiker on May 21, 2012
Color: Black Verified Purchase
I purchased this camera as a replacement for my Nikon Coolpix that quit working after less than two years and probably less than five-hundred pictures. I use this camera when I am backpacking as it is very lightweight and uses standard AA batteries. My first experience was this month on a fifty mile hike of the Foothill Trail in South Carolina. There are many waterfalls and beautiful views and I wanted to take some great pictures. I was extremely happy with the results. I returned home with about sixty photos and loaded them to Picassa with the idea of editing and correcting any problems before sharing them with friends and family. None of the sixty needed any retouching. They were perfect both in exposure and color rendetion. Some of the pictures were taken at night of my campfire with the camera set on the A (automatic) position. They were great.
As usual, buying through Amazon was a perfect transaction.
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196 of 201 people found the following review helpful By D. Chambers on June 29, 2012
Color: Silver Verified Purchase
For background: we've had a Canon A20, with a magnificent 2 Megapixels (grin), for the last 10 years. One was stolen in airport baggage (my stupidity for packing it). I was thankfully able to buy a replacement A20 on e-Bay. So we have been quite content for about 10 years. This A20 has been bulletproof, you might say. Fast Forward to 2012. My spouse wanted a smaller, lighter camera--No problem...

...But I wanted an optical viewfinder--BIG problem; hardly anyone makes them any more. Thank you Canon, for still providing this feature.

For those of you wondering what is this -- an optical viewfinder? It is simply a camera that you place up against your cheek, and perhaps use the zoom buttons, to compose the picture. This is how you used to do it with film cameras, before LCD screens were even invented. Single-Lens-Reflex (SLR) cameras, that cost vastly more, use this method, although with vastly improved optics. The alternative is to hold your (non-viewfinder) camera out at arm's length. Which results in:

-- Get out your glasses, cuz you can't see enough detail on the toy screen.

-- Then, when you finally see your pix, you realize that your cam is unsupported--this will cause BLUR. So you have to take another...

-- Then, you hit your forehead with your fist (in anguish) as you realize that the sun is shining so strongly that you cannot see anything on the little screen at all.

Then, you retire to the bar and regret not buying a camera with an optical viewfinder. Get 'em while they last. For the price of a bottle of Champagne, you could have bought this camera. Attention: you can still use the LCD screen at arm's length on this camera if you wanna.
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357 of 381 people found the following review helpful By Ken Blkaney on June 1, 2012
Color: Black Verified Purchase
Canon A1300 Sure Shot
Pros - Has an optical viewfinder !! - a must have in bright sunlight
Uses two AA batteries !! - can buy at almost any store
Confortable in your hand and fits nicely in shirt pocket or purse
Takes a very good still photo
Takes a very good HD Video with good single audio (non-stereo)
Can also take a fairly good standard video with single audio - good for saving SD Card space
Audio sounds fairly good when having to video in gusty wind conditions - as compared to some other brand cameras
Very easy to use and easy to switch back and forth from Auto to Low Light, etc and easy to switch back and forth from flash and no flash
Video button on back is separate from the still shot button on top- I like that because I take mostly videos
Very good camera for the price
Cons - The videos and still photos are occasionally very blurry and non-usable - as though the auto focus has failed
( I just turn the camera off and start over again (reboot) and then it is fine )
The optical viewfinder does not show the zoom in/out when videoing but the the LCD does show the zoom in/out while videoing
Does not come with an SD Card - Camera does not have any internal memory so you must buy an SD card
Standard AA batteries last only about one hour when videoing - I recommend using the rechargeable batteries to save money
Conclusion - I like this camera and I would give this camera at least a four star if it were not for the above listed cons - This camera is an
inexpensive point and shoot pocket camera and I recommend this camera.
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