Features & Controls
Canon has equipped the SD1300 IS with a wide view 4x optical zoom lens. This unit covers an equivalent zoom range of 28 - 112mm and features a fast f/2.8-5.9
maximum (wide-telephoto). This is an all-glass aspherical zoom lens with Canon's true 'Lens-Shift' Optical
Image Stabilization system. Unlike electronic image stabilizer systems
that typically cause degradation of image quality, Canon's Lens Shift
Optical IS system is based on the advancements made in the development
and refinement of Canon's EF and video lenses. Reduced in size to fit
this model, this Image Stabilizer provides up to three stops of camera
shake correction in shutter speed equivalent. When you power the camera
down, the lens is
retracted inside of the body and a built-in shutter closes to protect
A 9-point advanced TTL autofocus system permits the camera to automatically select the primary subject even when off-center.The focusing range is:
1.2 in (3cm) - infinity at Wide angle, 1.6 ft. (50cm) - infinity at Telephoto
- Macro: 1.2 in. - 1.6 ft. (3 - 50cm) at
In low light conditions the focus-assist lamp helps to
illuminate the subject for accurate focusing. Mounted on each side of
the lens are some pin-hole stereo microphones for use when recording
Flash range at ISO Auto is:
- 12 in.- 13 ft. (30cm - 4.0m) at Wide angle, or 1.6 - 6.6 ft. (50cm - 2.0m) at Telephoto
the top of the SD1300 you will find only three controls. We have the Power button and Shutter release with the zoom controls
mounted around it. During image review, the zoom controls also toggle
the Index and Magnify playback options. You can also see the built-in speaker to the right of the zoom control symbols.
When you first look at the back of the camera, you will see a nice 2.7-inch LCD. This display offers 230,000 pixels, 100% frame coverage, and a nice wide viewing angle. This screen is the only viewfinder on the camera, and is used for framing images and video, reviewing files, and navigating the menus.
Here we can see the controls
on the back of the SD1300 IS. At the top right you can see
the Auto, Camera (aka Program), and Movie mode switch. Next is the playback button, with the 4-way controller mounted below. In record mode
you press 'Up' to change exposure compensation (Jump in playback),
press 'Right' to change flash modes, press 'Down' to toggle the self-timer and press 'Left' to change
the focus mode. In the center is the FUNC./SET button, which accepts
menu selections as well as gives you access to the Function shortcut
menu. Lastly we have the DISPlay button for changing the amount of overlay information shown on the LCD and the MENU button for calling up or dismissing
the main menu system.
Located on the right hand side of the camera is the I/O (Input/Output) port. This is a combination mini-B jack handles both standard definition (SD) audio/video output and USB 2.0 (high-speed) connectivity. The AV Out handles the monaural audio and video signal which can be connected to your TV set with the supplied cables, while the USB cable is used for image and movie download, direct printing, etc.
The SD1300 IS does Not feature a HDMI port.
PowerShot SD1300 is equipped with a card slot that supports use of
SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMC+, HC MMC+, and Eye-Fi memory cards. Shown here
with a spacious Sandisk Ultra II (15MB/s) 4GB SDHC card.
Canon includes their NB-6L 3.7v, 1000mAh lithium rechargeable battery pack with the SD1300 IS. They claim this small battery can power the SD1300 for up to 240 still images or 420 minutes of continuous playback on a single charge (using CIPA Standard testing.) Canon also supplies a handy AC charger, which features fold-away prongs for easy portability. This unit will charge the battery out of the camera, which means you can charge one pack while using another.
|Large (L)||Medium 1 (M1)||Medium 2 (M2)||Medium 3 (M3)|
|File Size (KB)||3,084||1,474||2,060||980||1,395||695||558||278|
|Small (S)||Widescreen (W)|
|File Size (KB)||150||84||2,311||1,105|
|640 x 480||320 x 240|
|30 fps*||30 fps*|
|Movie size (KB/sec.)||1,932||672|
|4GB||32 min. 26 sec.||1 hr. 31 min. 25 sec.|
|16GB||2 hr. 12 min. 50 sec.||6 hr. 14 min. 23 sec.|
*Actual frame rate is 29.97
Note: N=Normal F=Fine
Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.
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