The Canon EOS 1300D - the perfect festival companion

16 Aug 2016

Festival season is in full swing. Last year, over 14 million UK adults revealed their interest in going to a festival*. The number of festivals and their popularity is ever-growing, 2016 could see a record number of music lovers attending events up and down the country.


With so much to experience, it’s clear you’ll need a festival buddy to share all the excitement with. The bands, the lights, the atmosphere, those glorious sunsets (if you’re lucky). Someone to record and re-live the good times with when it’s all over.


That’s why the Canon EOS 1300D DSLR camera is the perfect festival companion.


It’s a camera packed with fantastic features for any festival goer, including an 18 megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4+ processor which both work to faithfully recreate colours, tones and details. Whether you’re capturing your favourite band or documenting the atmosphere, these Canon EOS 1300D features will bring the best moments of your festival experience back to life for years to come.


Festival focus

Focus-wise, this Canon camera gives you full creative control in Full Manual Mode, or with Scene Intelligent Auto you can get crisp and stunning shots of the on-stage action without having to constantly adjust your settings.


The responsive Auto Focus (with a precise optical viewfinder) and continuous shooting at 3fps enables you to compose, capture and render the perfect frame of motion even when the action onstage gets fast and frenetic.


Come rain or shine, the camera is ready to work in a variety of conditions thanks to its impressive 100-6400 ISO range; from bright sunshine through to dimly lit and atmospheric scenes in a performance tent, this Canon camera ensures you can work in all sorts of festival environments without having to compromise on picture quality.


Clarity and connectivity

Should you want to check on the photos you’ve just taken while in amongst the festival crowd, the impressive 3” LCD screen gives you the clarity you need to assess your images there and then. You can even edit on the go too; this camera captures in RAW format for detailed editing, or you can switch to JPEG capture to maximise storage space and make sharing with your friends easier.


You can even get your festival images out to the wider world in an instant thanks to this camera’s connectivity options. If you’re on a morning or evening break from the music, you can take a moment to hook up to your smartphone, tablet or computer via Wi-Fi to share and store your images.


The perfect companion

Or, if your devices are NFC-enabled, you’ll be able to establish a direct one-touch pairing, making image transfer really easy and meaning you don’t have to wait to get home from the festival to upload your pictures and show everyone what a great time you had.


All in all, the Canon EOS 1300D gives you the power to capture and treasure the moments that matter with ease, clarity and precision. No matter which festival you’re at this summer, it makes the perfect companion.


To celebrate the festive season, we sent blogger Arianwen Morris of Beyond Blighty along to soak up the atmosphere of Boardmasters Festival in Cornwall, with a Canon EOS 1300D in hand to document the action.


You can find out more about the Canon EOS 1300D, or read a Canon 1300D review at the Currys website.


The Boardmasters festival runs from the 10th-14th of August in Newquay, Cornwall.


*OnePoll questioned a nationally representative sample of 2,000 adults aged 18 and over between 19th December and 30th December 2014, of whom 635 were in Scotland. Figures have been extrapolated to fit ONS 2013 population projections of 50,371,000 UK adults.



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