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 just wish it would keep working!
Summary: It seemed like a toy almost and sometimes did whatever it wanted to in terms of flashing or turning off and such. Mine could have been defective but overall I just didn't like it for the price.
Summary: This is a fairly priced point and shoot camera. It takes decent pictures. Outside in normal to bright light the camera's response is fast and the pictures are clear and crisp. Inside with low light the flash goes off but the pictures are grainy and it takes several long seconds to be ready for the next shot. The delay is frustrating and aggravating. I have missed several good pictures. Our grandkids are cute for only so long and missing inside shots is bothersome.
Summary: Canon A1300 Sure Shot Pros - Has an optical viewfinder !! - a must have in bright sunlight Uses two AA batteries !! - can buy at almost any store Confortable in your hand and fits nicely in shirt pocket or purse Takes a very good still photo Takes a very good HD Video with good single audio (non-stereo) Can also take a fairly good standard video with single audio - good for saving SD Card space Audio sounds fairly good when having to video in gusty wind conditions - as...
Summary: Still getting used to this as it is not in constant use. Generally satisfied. I would not recommend any camera because there are so many differences betweeen makes and models and it depends on individuals needs and preferences.
Summary: CANON POWERSHOT A1300 This camera will not shake the world but its worth the price for light weight and compactness. Ideal for those first time digital camera buyers, or those with a little more experience, who prefer to have a viewfinder. There is no real manual control over shutter or aperture apart from Prog. All other scenes are available via selection of appropriate icon. There is a Live icon which more or less represents the Auto on other digital cameras.