Benchmarks Real world tests of EOS 550D vs 1300D

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 550D
3.7 fps
EOS 1300D
3 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

EOS 550D
440 photos
EOS 1300D
500 photos

Features Key features of the EOS 550D  vs 1300D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

EOS 550D
17.9 MP
EOS 1300D
17.9 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

EOS 550D
12,800 ISO
EOS 1300D
12,800 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

EOS 550D
0.54x
EOS 1300D
0.5x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

EOS 550D
18.5 microns
EOS 1300D
18.5 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

EOS 550D  vs
1300D 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 17.9 MP 17.9 MP
Resolution 5184 x 3456 5184 x 3456
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 22.3 x 14.9 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 1.6x 1.6x
Pixel size 18.5 microns 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 9 9
Supports continuous No Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Coverage 95% 95%
Magnification 0.87x 0.8x
Viewfinder size 0.54x 0.5x

performance

Max continuous shooting 3.7 fps 3 fps
Battery life 440 500
Continuous shooting
3.7 fps, JPEG
3 fps

video

EOS 550D  vs
1300D 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm None

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 1,040 k dots 920 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 129 x 98 x 62 mm 129 x 101 x 78 mm
Thickness 62 mm 78 mm
Weight 530 g 485 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
WiFi None 802.11n
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