Excerpt: I had an A 1000 that I liked but the screen cracked on a hike so ended up with Panasonic Lumix FZ150. Decided to give the Canon to my granddaughter since the screen was still visible and cracks weren't likely to cause injury.
Excerpt: I know I know, this is the camera people can't stop talking about ;-) Firstly, purists, pixel peepers, noise obsessives, DXOmark addicts etc etc step away from the review now, this camera is definitely not for you.
Summary: What a waste of money. It worked fine for the first month or so. Then I started to get "low battery" after taking less than 50 photos. I would take the batteries out, test them, and they still showed full power. Next, a round black smudge mark started appearing in the photos.
Summary: My wife didn't like our previous small cameras and used this one belonging to a friend. She claimed she took better pictures "because of the camera" so I investigated and eventually bought it. There are two really great features: view finder in addition to the LCD screen and AA batteries.
Excerpt: I think this is one of the best compact cameras. Why do I say that? Because you can make great photos in automatic mode, and you can make excelent photos in bright day light. See my examples: Made with my Canon A1300 in automatic mode. It must be bright day light.
Summary: Clear pictures. Excellent macro to less than 0.5 inch. AA battery. Compared 100 pictures of the same subject taken with the A1300 to the same subject taken at the same time with my Nikon D5200 24 Meg Pixel camera.
Summary: Too bad I gave this camera away, to a relative. I "upgraded" to a Canon A1400 & a Canon A810, which are each nice cameras, BUT--the pictures I get from those just aren't as "bright" & "crisp" and "vivid" as those I got from the good ol' Canon Powershot A1300. I miss it.
Summary: This is the second A1300 that I bought, and both of these cameras had a lens disfunction. The lens gets "stuck" in the on position and then it won't retract. But other than that it is the best camera that I've used - it has a view-finder, the movie function works great, it is easy to understand - I...