Summary: I purchased two of these cameras for my school yearbook students use. So very disappointed in them. Every Canon I have owned has been great. These cameras take grainy pictures. Every time we try to use pictures taken by these cameras, we end up not being able to use them in the yearbook.
Summary: This is my second Powershot. I like it because it has a viewfinder and takes AA batteries. However, this camera - at least the one that I bought - is very challenged to take good pictures when lighting conditions are not optimal.
Summary: I was encouraged by the good reviews of this camera and the fact that it used AA batteries instead of rechargeable and had an optical viewfinder. Also, I have had two previous Canon cameras and have been very pleased.
Poorer photo resolution to Canon Powershot A1000IS
Amy Ong "Amy Ong", Amazon
6 October 2012
Summary: Before buying this Canon Powershot A1300 which is a 16MP digital camera, I have owned and used Canon predecessor Powershot A1000IS 10MP digital camera for a few years. This camera is touted as 16MP.
Excerpt: The Canon Powershot A1300 is a budget cam selling for cheap prices. However even for that money you can get better cameras. It feels pretty cheap with it´s plastic body, considering that you can get an Ixus made of metal with a ways more solid feeling is a bit questionable.
Summary: Pros include price and size. Under a hundred bucks seems to be a pretty good price. The size is truly convenient. This one fits easily into a shirt pocket. While it includes a potentially useful viewfinder which is unfortunately not parallax corrected so what you see is not quite what you get.
Summary: I was looking for a smaller camera that I could throw in my purse and use to take pictures at events. I was excited to see this camera had a optical viewfinder, since I hate using the LCD screen. For me, the big test in the quality of a camera is seeing how it takes pictures of people.
Compact, simple, but low light performance is atrocious
That Guy from Seattle, Amazon
29 June 2012
Summary: I bought this camera because I wanted a small point-and-shoot that I could throw into my pocket and whip out for a quick shot here and there. Pros: Low price, very compact and lightweight, simple and intuitive controls, takes AA batteries, can record video.