Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS: Conclusions

July 13, 2010 by Howard Creech Reads (9,182)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Image/Video Quality
    • 7
    • Features
    • 7
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 8
    • Performance
    • 8
    • Total Score:
    • 7.50
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

For the past ten years, Canon’s product development folks have been creating tiny feature-rich, high performance digital cameras that make taking photos a snap – no pun intended. The SD1300 IS is the latest addition to that distinguished product catalog. This little camera is an excellent choice for family photographers, casual photographers, and first time digital camera buyers who want a digicam that is small enough to be dropped in a pocket and taken along just about anywhere.

There really isn’t a lot that is new or exciting about the SD1300 IS, but there isn’t really anything to complain about, either. After two weeks of carrying the SD1300 IS around with me pretty much full time I believe that this digicam performs as well or better than all or most of the cameras in its class – and it does it for noticeably less than two hundred bucks.


  • Ultra-compact
  • Stylish
  • User-friendly


  • No optical Viewfinder
  • Slight tendency toward over-exposure
  • No manual exposure options
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