Recently Canon launched 1300D, another entry level DSLR for hobbyists and home users. I haven't used Canon's entry level cameras earlier but know few friends who have been using 1100D and 1200D.
Camera has wi-fi and NFC capabilities. Claim is that user can transfer the photograph to Android phone on the go. And that's the considerable difference between 1300D and 1200D. Now if it's not a great value addition for you, compare the prices and pick the appropriate option. I was wondering if I would use such feature during travel. I may use once in a while but high probability is not. I always prefer to see the photographs on bigger screen first, process them before actual sharing. But who cares if I would be using it or not. Would you use it and why? Please drop a comment.
Rebel T6, which is known as the EOS 1300D is a relatively minor update to the Rebel T5 (EOS 1200D) and adds a faster Digic 4+ processor, higher resolution LCD, 'white priority' WB mode (which produces more neutral color in tungsten lighting), a food scene mode and Wi-Fi with NFC.
Canon 1300D has 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor, 9-point AF system, Full HD video capture and numerous scene and creative modes as its predecessor. But I always wonder how many DSLR users use these creative modes. Probably a reasonable number in hobbyist segment.
I don't intend to compare Nikon entry level DLSR with Canon, but I would certainly compare it with Canon 1200D. Which one would you chose between Canon 1200D and Canon 1300D? Here are some interesting facts -
1. On Flipkart 2 years warranty is being offered on Canon 1200D. And 1 year on Canon 1300D
2. Canon 1300D has DIGIC 4+ processor while Canon 1200D has DIGIC 4. Although I don't find much difference when used.
3. Canon 1300D has 920K dots on LCD as compared to 460K, but it's not very exciting update for me. As a Photographer LCD of camera is not that important and existing LCD of Canon 1200D is good.
4. Canon 1300D has Wi-Fi and NFC support which lacks in Canon 1200D
5. Canon 1300D is little heavy, but negligible difference (485gm vs 480 gm)
6. As of 17th April 2016, the price difference is 2000 Rs. 1300D is available at 26,995 (Canon 1200D is available at 24,995).
My Verdict (Canon 1300D Vs 1200D) - It's worth spending 2K extra for wi-fi and NFC. So if you have to choose between Canon 1200D and 1300D, go for 1300D. If the price difference increases, I would rethink :) Feel free to contact through comments or contact form if you need more details or have specific queries.
What about Nikon Vs Canon?
Don't miss my next post where I will be comparing Canon 1300D with Nikon D3300 and if you are planning to buy an entry level DSLR soon, must check the comparison of Canon 1300D and Nikon D3300.
If I haven't mentioned a specification above that means that D1200 & D1300 has same specs apart from above. Instead of sharing all the specifications again, I would recommend you to check more about Canon 1300D - here.
Nothing Wired explains most of the details about the camera in this video.