Canon has updated its entry-level EOS DSLR and SELPHY portable printer lines with the announcement of the EOS 1300D and SELPHY CP1200.


Canon’s latest entry-level DSLR camera, the EOS 1300D. (Source: Canon.)

The EOS 1300D is a relatively minor update to the EOS 1200D, retaining the same sensor and 18-megapixel effective resolution and an almost identical body. The new camera has a DIGIC 4+ image processor but it still supports a native ISO range of ISO 100 to 6400 with expansion to ISO 12800 available. Continuous shooting remains restricted to three frames/second, with an ‘unlimited’   buffer capacity for JPEGs, although only six frames when CR2.RAW files are recorded. The EOS1300D also has a higher-resolution (921,600-dot) monitor.

The new camera also comes with Wi-Fi and Near-Field Communications technology, both previously absent from Canon’s entry-level DSLRs. These allow users to upload images to a range of cloud services directly from the camera and also shoot remotely using Canon’s Camera Connect App. The camera can be connected to the Canon Connect Station CS100 for simple photo storage and sharing options. Aside from that, the other new additions include a new Food scene mode  and a White Priority option in the auto white balance   settings, which aims to correct incandescent lighting colour casts.


The new SELPHY CP1200 printer adds Wi-Fi and AirPrint capabilities. (Source: Canon.)

Built-in Wi-Fi and AirPrint capabilities are the main additions provided in the new SELPHY CP1200, enabling users to print from smartphones, tablets and compatible cameras while on the move.

The EOS 1300D will be available in late March 2016, while the SELPHY CP1200 available in white from March 2016 and in black during April 2016. Prices will be set at dealer discretion. For details, visit