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Today I wanted to do a review on the camera I have been using for the past 2 months or so – which is the Canon EOS 1300D DSLR. I decided to buy this camera because of a need of taking more professional photos for my trips and Instagram account (which you can check out here ;). Before I had this camera I used to take pictures either with my phone or with an old compact Canon I have been using for many years.
I have to admit that I have always enjoyed taking photos, but never thought about taking photography seriously up until recently. I also never really liked people taking pictures of me as I always wanted to be out of the subject. But as I started this blog and got into using Instagram, and wanted to share with you my travel pictures and my life overseas, I started caring more about how professional my photos looked, so that's how I ended up buying it. As you can tell by now I am not a professional photographer, so I will be giving you an amateur feedback on what I think about this camera:
· 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4+
· 9-point AF with one center cross-type AF point
· Standard ISO: 100 to 6400, expandable to 12800
· Wi-Fi and NFC supported
· Lens Mount: Canon EF mount
For those of you who don't know how to use a SLR camera, I would suggest taking a course online and reading the manual on how this camera works, before you can take full advantage of it and not just use the automatic button. That is what I did in the beginning and up until today I am still practicing and trying things out with aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance. However, for a beginner like me I think this is the perfect camera to start off and with Canon specifically you can easily find all of its features.
Usability and handling
Buying a camera such as this one is the first step you can take when getting into more professional photography. And since I am an amateur, I wanted to get something cheap that I could learn quickly. The price for this camera was the biggest positive when I decided to buy it as it has all the features I needed to start taking more professional photos but doesn’t break the bank. It also has wireless, which means that I could send the photos to my phone right away and share it on social media. It is also lightweight and relatively compact, so I can take it easily on all my travels. In addition, it came with a standard EF-S18-55 DC III F3.5-5.6 Lens, which is a good standard lens to start with. However, the biggest downfall with this (and other SLR cameras) is that you have to buy different lens in order to achieve better photography in different situations, as each lens has its limits. So in order to take better portraits or landscape photos I would need to get other lenses, which can be quite expensive. This may sound obvious to a lot of you, but for me who had no experience in the photography field was a frustrating realization. Apart from that matter, which is something you can’t change when you buy SLR cameras :) I really loved the fact that you can be creative with it and try certain lighting, colors, take several movement photos with continuous shooting, etc. Lastly, being able to shoot in raw quality was a life changer when it comes to editing photos too, and I have been able to improve my photography skills after taking the photos as well.
I chose Canon mainly due to brand loyalty, but you can never go wrong with it when it comes to photography. The easy to use and carry around, as well as the wireless feature of this camera, makes it perfect for people who travel and likes to share their photos. In addition, the picture quality and the different features that allow you to be creative, helps everyone achieve a much better type of photography. Based on that, I think this is a great camera, not only for beginners like me, but for anyone who is looking for a high quality device that will serve all of your needs for professional photography.
If you are interested on buying this camera, you can click on the link bellow: