Canon EOS 1300D Entry-Level DSLR Launched Starting Rs. 29995

Canon India yesterday launched the EOS 1300D, an entry-level DSLR priced at an accessible level, to help beginners and photo hobbyists discover greater possibilities in photography. Equipped with an 18.0 megapixel CMOS sensor and ISO speed expandable up to 12,800, the new EOS 1300D is reportedly capable of capturing high quality images and Full HD movies and easily share them on the go through its connectivity features. According to media reports, built-in Wi-Fi and NFC support are also included in the EOS 1300D as an all-inclusive package to address the needs of ever increasing social media savvy users.

 Mr. Andrew Koh, Vice President of Consumer Imaging and Information Centre, Canon India said, “Photography as a hobby and sporting a DSLR camera is quite the rage in India presently. So is social media, and everybody wants to share their images online with their friends immediately. With this a precursor, we are thrilled to launch the EOS 1300D – a DSLR camera with inbuilt Wi-Fi & NFC. The EOS 1300D creates great looking images and allows instantaneously sharing them as well – thus meeting the requirements of first time users, social media junkies and hobbyists alike.”

According to the company, the EOS 1300D facilitates image transfer to smart devices through the Canon Camera Connect app (via Wi-Fi), or a tap between the camera and the compatible smart device to establish a connection for file transfer (via Near Field Communication, NFC).

 Through the Camera Connect app, users will be able to shoot remotely. Upon connecting the EOS 1300D with a smart device, users can adjust camera settings such as shutter speed, aperture, and ISO speed, and then capture the shot on their smart device. Reportedly, the EOS 1300D comes with five creative filters to deliver different creative expressions – soft focus, grainy black and white, toy camera effect, fish-eye effect, and miniature effect. Apart from filters, strength level, colour tones and focal points are also customisable for some of the filters.

 For users accustomed to using cameras on smart devices and are beginning their foray into DSLR photography, the EOS 1300D is said to provide new avenues to explore on their photography journey. Powered by a DIGIC 4+ dedicated image processor and an 18.0 megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor (approximately 25 times larger than a standard smartphone), the EOS 1300D is said to render higher resolution images with lesser noise, even under low-light conditions.

 The EOS 1300D is also said to come with a high performance optical viewfinder, which enables faster framing and higher focusing precision, essential factors to capturing fleeting moments. The optical viewfinder also reportedly, provides a more accurate representation of what the camera sensor sees, for a better idea of the final image. With an enhanced 920,000-dot LCD monitor, Canon hopes the users will find it easier to check on the focus during Live View shooting.

 The EOS 1300D is equipped with a 9-point Auto-focusing system that aims to allow fast and accurate auto-focusing on the subject. The camera’s AI Servo AF constantly tracks and focuses on moving subjects such as pets and children, even as the subject moves towards or away from the camera. With this AF system, every moment will be captured in picture-perfect clarity.

The company also stated that as a part of Canon’s range of DSLR cameras, the EOS 1300D will provide full access to Canon’s extensive range of EF/EF-S lenses to suit a variety of occasions. Canon’s EF/EF-S lenses range from macro lenses for extreme close-up details, telephoto lenses to shoot long-distance subjects like animals in a zoo, and ultra-wide-angle lenses to capture dramatic landscapes or small enclosed environments. Over 70 lenses in Canon’s EF/EF-S range can be used with the EOS 1300D to achieve the optimum composition.

 Dimensions: Approx. 129.0 x 101.3 x 77.6mm

Weight: Approx. 440g (body only)

Image sensor: 18.0-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor

Imaging processor: DIGIC 4+

ISO speed: 100-6,400 (expandable to 12,800)

Continuous shooting speed: 3 fps

Maximum video quality: Full HD 1080p (30fps)

AF: 9 AF points

Wi-Fi: Yes

NFC: Yes

LCD: 3-inch (920,000 dots)

 The EOS 1300D will be available at a price point of INR 29,995/- inclusive of the EF-S 18-55 IS II kit lens, while the double zoom variant (including EF-S 18-55 IS II & EF-S 55-250 IS II lenses) is priced at INR 38,995/-. Both variants will be available from April 2016 onwards.