What is the Canon EOS 1300D? 

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Canon’s latest entry-level model DSLR represents excellent value, and provides many photographers with the opportunity to get on the first rung of the DSLR ladder.  
It features an APS-C-sized sensor and some other interesting features, but nothing too revolutionary. In terms of an upgrade from the 1200D, it’s relatively minor: there’s a bump in screen resolution, a slightly better processor and the addition of Wi-Fi and NFC. 
As well as appealing to first-time DSLR owners as a result of its low price, it’s also an attractive proposition for owners of the more advanced models in Canon’s lineup as a back-up or travel camera.
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Canon EOS 1300D – Design and Handling  

If you’ve used or seen a 1200D, then you’ll be familiar with the 1300D’s build and layout – Canon hasn’t strayed too far from the blueprint here. 
As befits an entry-level camera, it’s on the relatively small side for a DSLR, but it’s chunky enough to be satisfying for those upgrading from a compact camera. The grip is slightly contoured, as well being textured, which helps it to sit nicely in your hand. 
Atop the camera sits a mode dial, which means you can switch between different exposure modes quickly. As well as manual and semi-automatic options (such as aperture priority), there’s also a range of scene and automatic modes too, which is great if you’re just starting to get to grips with DSLR photography.