Canon EOS 1300D (US: Rebel T6)

Canon EOS 1300D

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The EOS 1300D was introduced by Canon in June 2016. It belongs to the Beginner DSLRs category.

Canon is well-known and shouldn't require further introduction, please see our manufacturer's page for more digital cameras by Canon.

CategoryBeginner DSLR

The EOS 1300D features a CMOS sensor in APS-C size that has an area of approximately 22 x 15 mm² (0.88" x 0.59").

This infographic compares the EOS 1300D's sensor to other common formats:

Infographic: EOS 1300D comparing sensor sizes

(The 1-Euro coin used for scale has a diameter of 23.25mm, slightly smaller than a US quarter.)

The EOS 1300D's image sensor has an effective resolution of around 18 megapixel. That's roughly average and will be sufficient for most purposes. Photos with this resolution can easily be printed to A3 or A2 size.

The Canon supports taking images in RAW. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computer, using software like Adobe Lightroom or Canon's RAW converter. This involves one extra processing step but almost always results in superior image quality. Some filters, like converting to monochrome (black and white) will only yield decent results when used with RAW images.

The EOS 1300D does not have a mechanism for automatic sensor cleaning. Dust that collects on the sensor has to be removed with a blower or brush.

Sensor area22.30 x 14.90mm²
(0.88" x 0.59")
Resolution (physical)18.70 megapixel
Resolution (effective)18.00 megapixel
Pixel size18.50 µm²
Sensor cleaning
RAW support
Continuous 3 frames/second

All compatible EF, EF-S lenses can be mounted to the EOS 1300D.

Currently, approximately more than 220 EF, EF-S lenses are available, not counting lenses by third-party manufacturers. Further lenses can be connected via suitable adapters.

Interchangeable lens
MountCanon EF, EF-S

The EOS 1300D uses an optical viewfinder with a penta mirror. Viewfinders with a penta mirror are typical for entry level cameras. The viewfinder covers 95% of the field of view and has a magnification of 0.50x, an average value for a viewfinder like this.

Simulated viewfinder EOS 1300D

The infographic illustrates the viewfinder magnification of the EOS 1300D. The black area represents a magnification of 1x, corresponding to natural size. The red frame indicates the largest viewfinder magnification in any digital camera on the market today (0.85x).

Tip: If the viewfinder image of the EOS 1300D is fuzzy, us the little wheel next to the viewfinder to adjust the sharpness.

TypeOptical (Penta mirror)
Dioptric correction

The EOS 1300D's shutter speeds range from 1/4000s to 30s.

Max. shutter speed1/4000s
Min. shutter speed30s

The EOS 1300D's sensitivity goes from 100 ISO und 6400 ISO, a very useful and practical range.

Additionally, the Canon's sensitivity can be boosted to 12800. However, ISO boosting will almost always lead to an increase in noise.

Min. sensitivity100 ISO
Max. sensitivity6400 ISO
Boost12800 ISO

The EOS 1300D supports all common metering modes.

Center weight

The EOS 1300D's auto focus processor uses 9 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. when picking a single face in a crowd).

Manual focus is also possible with the Canon, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.

TypePhase Detection
AF points9
Manual focus

The EOS 1300D features a built-in flash with a range of up to 9m (31 ft.). That range will work for most situations.

A flash or a trigger for remote flashes can be attached to the Canon's hotshoe. Very useful for indirect flashes or for trigggering remote flashes.

(31 ft.)
Hot shoe
EOS 1300D display

The EOS 1300D features a monitor with a diagonal of 76.00mm (3.0 in.) and a resolution of c. 0.92 megapixel. That's about average.

Unfortunately, the EOS 1300D's monitor is not articulated. That can make it tricky to frame your subject in some situations, e.g. when taking selfies.

The EOS 1300D does not feature a touch screen.

Display characteristics at a glance:

Size76.00mm (diagonal)
(3.0 in.)
Resolution0.92 megapixel
Touch screen

When recording videos with the EOS 1300D, the highest supported resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixel, in other words Full HD Video. 4K videos are not supported by the Canon.

A connector for an external microphone is missing from the Canon. A built-in mike will usually record everything in front and to the sides of the camera which is not always what the film maker wants. Internal microphones also tend to record camera sounds like focus beeps.

Videos with the Canon EOS 1300D at a glance:

Max. resolution1920 x 1080 pixel
...with frame rates24 frames/second
25 frames/second
30 frames/second
External microphone

The EOS 1300D has Wifi connectivity already built-in. Use Wifi to transfer images to a smartphone or computer and to remote control the camera. With NFC, camera and smartphone can be paired without the need for passwords.

In situations where wireless won't work reliably, a wired connection can be used.

Connect the Canon to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.

The Canon connects to your PC over USB 2.0.

The Canon's connectivity at a glance:

Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini

What memory cards can be used with the Canon EOS 1300D?

The camera will accept all common SD HC and SD XC cards.

With an average image size of 8 megabytes (JPEG, fine) a 32 GByte memory card would hold up to 4000 images.

Supported memory cards at a glance:

Memory cardsSD

Let's have a look at some other features of the Canon EOS 1300D. That's a bit of a letdown:

The EOS 1300D doesn't have a built-in GPS receiver. If you want to add coordinates to your photos, you'll have to do so in 3rd party software like Adobe Lightroom. However, with Wifi built-in, location data can also be added via a connected smartphone.

The EOS 1300D doesn't have a built-in stabilizer. That would have been a plus when using legacy zooms or tele lenses without stabilizer. When buying a kit with lens, make sure that the lens is stabilized.

If you are into HDRs, the camera won't create those automatically. You will have to manually create image sequences and later assemble those sequnces in third-party software.

The EOS 1300D is not environmentally sealed against dust and moisture; keep that in mind in the rain and on the beach.

The Canon's features in a handy table:

Image stabilizer
Level indicator
Environmentally sealed

The Canon EOS 1300D works with a LP-E10 LiIon battery. The battery lifetime is a generous 500 shots. Usually enough for a full day or more.

The battery can not be charged while in camera. Instead you have to take it out of the camera and put it into the supplied dedicated charger.

The EOS 1300D's battery at a glance:

TypeLP-E10 LiIon
In-camera charging
Battery life500 photos

The Canon EOS 1300D's dimensions are 129.0 x 101.3 x 77.6mm³. (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.1"). That's the body only, without lens. The camera's weight is a reasonable 485 grams (15.6 oz.). Add to this the weight of the lens.

Front and top view of the EOS 1300D with dimensions:

Canon EOS 1300D Dimensions (Width / Height)
Canon EOS 1300D Dimensions (Width / Depth)

To put the size of the camera in context, here it is next to a typical ID card (c. 86mm x 55mm, about the size of a credit card).

The EOS 1300D is clearly bigger:

Canon EOS 1300D size comparison
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The Canon 1300D (in the US: Canon Rebel T6) is a typical entry level DSLR. Its APS-C sized sensor provides 18 megapixel resolution, easily enough for prints sized A3 or larger. The camera features WiFi and NFC and can be controlled remotely from your smartphone or PC/Mac. On the plus side are low price, easy handling and Canon's vast lineup of compatible lenses. Drawbacks are the inferior autofocus with only nine focus points (one cross sensor) and the rather smallish (0.5x) penta mirror viewfinder. Recommended as a spare for vacation and the like and for people who want to upgrade from point & shoot cameras or smartphone photography.

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