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Canon Powershot SD1300 IS / IXUS 105 / IXY 200F

We have collected and analyzed 36 expert reviews and 907 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 73/100 and users rate it 82/100. The average review date is Dec 16, 2010. We have compared these reviews to 780610 reviews from other Digital Compact Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 88/100 = Very good. Last update: Apr 20, 2014.

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Canon IXUS 105


A compact little camera that offers a good blend of style and performance but falls short on features.

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Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS Review


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Good image quality for camera in the Sub $200 category ; Captures nice VGA sized movies ; Smart Auto shooting mode is accurate and makes the camera incredibly easy to use ; Great battery life from the NB-6L Li-ion power source ; Nice ultra-compact...

640x480 max video resolution (No HD) ; Higher amounts of noise than we'd like to see ; Has trouble focusing accurately in lower lighting

The PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital ELPH is a nice little ultra-compact with good performance, useful exposure modes Like Smart Auto, and decent image quality for a camera in its class. Our only gripes are increased noise, has trouble focusing in low light...

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Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS (Brown)


As the starting point for Canon's Digital Elph ultracompact cameras, the SD1300 IS is decidedly basic. For example, one of the big selling points is that it's available in several color choices. It has other positive attributes, but nothing that makes...

Good looking, easy-to-use design; very good photo quality.

Basic feature set for its price.

If all you need or want is to point and shoot, the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS does that well.


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Best cheap digital camera


The Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS is a great ultra-compact camera, according to reviewers. In one test, it beats under-$180 competitors from seven different brands. Experts and users say it's simple to operate, and it takes good photos in most...

Excellent image quality, solid build quality, clear, vibrant LCD screen

No optical viewfinder, lacks HD video

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PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital ELPH


For many years now, the trend on this website has been to review the more expensive, cutting-edge cameras. Not only do those cameras capture my interest -- they are what the majority of DCRP readers are curious about, as well. Recently, I was reminded...

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Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS Review


The diminutive Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS updates the very popular SD1200.

Ultra-compact ; Stylish ; User-friendly

No optical viewfinder ; Tendency to overexpose ; Limited exposure options

The SD1300 IS provides users with an acceptable selection of white balance options, including Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, and Fluorescent H, and custom. Overall the SD1300 IS's Auto WB system does a pretty good job, but like all of...

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Canon IXUS 105 / PowerShot SD1300 IS


The Canon IXUS 105, known as the PowerShot SD1300 IS in North America, is the latest incarnation of Canon's compact range which combines consumer-friendly features with a smattering of more advanced controls in an affordable package designed to appeal...

4x zoom with wide angle coverage ; Effective optical image stabilization ; Very good image quality ; SDXC card compatible

Slow continuous shooting ; No optical zoom while filming ; Optical viewfinder now gone

Canon's earlier IXUS 95 IS / SD1200 IS was one of the best-selling compacts of 2009, a feat the company clearly wants to repeat with the 2010 version. As such it's not surprising to find the new IXUS 105 / SD1300 IS slightly increasing its resolution...

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""It smells like there are chives in here!""


Good little Camera, Powerful and believe me when I say durable.

+ Simple

+ It is very easy to take a not so great shot

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"Camera was bought in US on Jan 7, brought to India."


Before lens malfunctioned, which is a common problem with canon cameras, pics were okay. an HD, HS camera would obviously give better results.

Lens stopped working on 7th Jan. went same day to canon service centre in Kolkata, told that canon has revised its warranty policy and only cameras from India, Singapore are covered in warranty in India. had to pay 5K to replace lens.

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"Disappointing service."


A disappointing experience with this camera! On Christmas Eve morning I discovered the battery charger on my 8 month old camera had died! There was no way for us to recharge the battery. The part was warranted, but that doesn't help much on Christmas...

Mid-priced camera

Battery pack died after 8 months.

Product Specifications

It's all about the power of contrast. Sleek, gentle curves that merge art and technology into a camera designed to inspire. The PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital ELPH camera captures your world as much as it expresses your originality, with bold innovations that include remarkable low light performance. Everything looks right. Hold it... and everything feels right, too.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon NB-6L

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:SDXC Memory Card / SD Memory Card / MultiMediaCard / SDHC Memory Card / MultiMediaCardplus

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.8cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Snow / Kids & pets / Beach / Foliage / Indoor / Underwater / Snap shot / Low light / Fireworks / Night mode / Slow shutter / Portrait mode


Model:SD1300 IS Digital ELPH
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PowerShot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-5.9
Max Focal Length:20mm
Min Focal Length:5mm
Optical Zoom:4
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3 / 1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:12.1Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MJPEG / AVI
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO auto / ISO 1600 / ISO 80 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO 100
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Custom Effect / Vivid / Neutral / Sepia / Black & White
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None