Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS / IXUS 105 / IXY 200F
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Pretty good camera with decent features
M. E. McCutcheon "MEM", Amazon
30 December 2012
Summary: It's a good mid-range digital point and shoot though it has a lot of issues shooting in low light. The image stabilization feature is a joke though - my iphone definitely takes better pictures in a lot of situations.
I am still puzzeled, but the fact is this camera is not for me.
G. Hatos, Amazon
23 June 2011
Summary: I have this camera for about 10 months now and I did everything to like it. I am a big Canon camera (small cameras) fan. My all-time favorite was the SD10 model. That little thing did most often probably accidently, but never the less gorgeous panoramic photos. Unfortunately it broke and for replacement I bought the SD 1300is. The camera suits me just about every way: size, operation, good looking, great buttery life, etc.
Summary: We bought this camera when our old Canon Elph died. We had that camera 5 years and LOVED it. We have 2 children and it never missed a shot. So, we decided to upgrade our model to get this camera and we are disappointed in the clarity. It is not as quick to take the shot and many of the shots come out blurry. we never had this issue with our old camera. It is a good camera if you are not looking to take action shots, like fast moving children.
Lens flare problem...but if you get a decent copy it might work.
D. Kartman, Amazon
12 March 2011
Summary: Our copy of the 1300 has a flare problem while a direct light source is in the picture- a top to bottom light streak appears in the image. We have tried everything from white balance setting, to angles, to color. In every image there is a VERY visible vertical 'ghost' flare from top to bottom. It is only fixed by using the flash (which is inadequate in modest sized rooms) or shielding the lens from the light source with your hand.
Summary: I bought this camera because my son had broke my previous one. It's real easy to use, sleek, and takes good pictures. It came with a battery, a wall charger, usb cable, and strap. Overall, I'm very satisfied with my purchase.
Summary: I have owned two earlier incarnations of this camera. I do not know if I got a defective product, or if Canon has changed something. The camera seems to take at least 1 second to display the photo of the screen. I initially though it was the slower write times of my SD card, so I put in a class 10 SD Card. Same slowness. I'm used to instant results. Also, the burst mode is slower than previous models.
SD series USED to be awesome, now all photos have NOISE!
17 December 2010
Summary: I've been a faithful Canon user for years. I own a 7D with a couple of lenses and have owned many SD powershot cameras since the SD200 (including the SD800 which has been the best one by far). I just got my SD1300IS and was very excited to take a couple of test shots. I was disappointed :( Why would you program the camera to take photos using high ISO settings when it doesn't need them? I'm taking photos using flash with objects a couple of feet away.
Summary: I bought this camera as a replacement for a former Canon point and shoot. I would have bought the same camera again, but it has been made obsolete by production needs. This camera frankly is not as good as the one it is replacing; it has fewer features. While it is smaller and more compact, it does not have the range of options for exposures nor does it have the ease of use as the previous generation. The price was right and the features could be better.
Summary: As far as compact size vs fantastic photos goes, this is ONE AWESOME CAMERA. We took it to Las Vegas and got pictures we will treasure our whole life. It brings out the colors of the background and so much more. It is a 5 star camera except for the fact that the automatic lens cap stopped working after just a few days use. Eventually it started working again but I am fearful that this camera will be in need of repair very soon.
Summary: The seller got the product shipped, and there were no problems. I've had a Canon camera before and just loved the pictures. This camera disappointed me. The pictures are not as vibrant and sharp as I expected them to be. Of course the camera arrived 1 day before my vacation, so I did not have a chance to test it out. So needless to say, my vacation photos are just plain flat. Maybe I should of spent another $40-50 for a better one.