Canon EOS 550D vs Canon EOS 1300D Comparison

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EOS 550D image
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EOS 1300D image
Canon EOS 550D Canon EOS 1300D
Megapixels
18.00
18.00
Image resolution
5184 x 3456
5184 x 3456

Sensor

Sensor type
CMOS
CMOS
Sensor size
22.3 x 14.9 mm
22.3 x 14.9 mm
Sensor resolution
5196 x 3464
5196 x 3464
Diagonal
26.82 mm
26.82 mm
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Sensor Size

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Canon EOS 550D Canon EOS 1300D
Surface area:
332.27 mm² vs 332.27 mm²
Difference: 0 mm² (0%)
550D and 1300D sensors are the same size.
Note: You are comparing sensors of very different generations. There is a gap of 6 years between Canon 550D (2010) and Canon 1300D (2016). Six years is a lot of time in terms of technology, meaning newer sensors are overall much more efficient than the older ones.
Pixel pitch
4.29 µm
4.29 µm
Difference: 0 µm (0%)
550D and 1300D have the same pixel pitch.
Pixel area
18.4 µm²
18.4 µm²
Relative pixel sizes:
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Pixel area difference: 0 µm² (0%)
Canon 550D and Canon 1300D have the same pixel area.
Pixel density
5.43 MP/cm²
5.43 MP/cm²
Difference: 0 µm (0%)
Canon 550D and Canon 1300D have the same pixel density.

Specs

Canon 550D
Canon 1300D
Crop factor
1.61
1.61
Megapixels
18.70
18.70
Optical zoom
n/a
Digital zoom
ISO range
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (with boost)
Auto, 100-6400 (expands to 12800)
RAW support
Manual focus
Focus range
n/a
Macro focus range
n/a
Focal length
n/a
Aperture priority
Max. aperture
n/a
Metering types
63-zone Evaluative, Centre weighted, Evaluative, Spot
Multi, Center-weighted, Partial
Exposure compensation
±5 EV (in 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 EV (in 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Shutter priority
Shutter speed (min)
30s
30s
Shutter speed (max)
1/4000s
1/4000s
Built-in flash
External flash
Viewfinder type
Optical
Optical (pentamirror)
White balance
6
6
Screen size
3"
3"
Screen resolution
1,040,000 dots
921,600 dots
Video available
Video resolution
1920x1080
1920x1080
Video modes
30p/25p/24p
30p/25p/24p
Storage type
SDHC, SDXC, Secure Digital
SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB Version
2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI
Wireless support
GPS
Battery
Li-Ion
Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery
Weight
530g
485g
Body size
128.8 x 97.5 x 75.3 mm
129 x 101.3 x 77.6 mm
Released
2010
2016


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Diagonal

Diagonal is calculated by the use of Pythagorean theorem:
Diagonal =  w² + h²
where w = sensor width and h = sensor height

Canon 550D diagonal

w = 22.30 mm
h = 14.90 mm
Diagonal =  22.30² + 14.90²   = 26.82 mm

Canon 1300D diagonal

w = 22.30 mm
h = 14.90 mm
Diagonal =  22.30² + 14.90²   = 26.82 mm


Surface area

Surface area is calculated by multiplying the width and the height of a sensor.

550D sensor area

Width = 22.30 mm
Height = 14.90 mm

Surface area = 22.30 × 14.90 = 332.27 mm²

1300D sensor area

Width = 22.30 mm
Height = 14.90 mm

Surface area = 22.30 × 14.90 = 332.27 mm²


Pixel pitch

Pixel pitch is the distance from the center of one pixel to the center of the next measured in micrometers (µm). It can be calculated with the following formula:
Pixel pitch =   sensor width in mm  × 1000
sensor resolution width in pixels

550D pixel pitch

Sensor width = 22.30 mm
Sensor resolution width = 5196 pixels
Pixel pitch =   22.30  × 1000  = 4.29 µm
5196

1300D pixel pitch

Sensor width = 22.30 mm
Sensor resolution width = 5196 pixels
Pixel pitch =   22.30  × 1000  = 4.29 µm
5196


Pixel area

The area of one pixel can be calculated by simply squaring the pixel pitch:
Pixel area = pixel pitch²

You could also divide sensor surface area with effective megapixels:
Pixel area =   sensor surface area in mm²
effective megapixels

550D pixel area

Pixel pitch = 4.29 µm

Pixel area = 4.29² = 18.4 µm²

1300D pixel area

Pixel pitch = 4.29 µm

Pixel area = 4.29² = 18.4 µm²


Pixel density

Pixel density can be calculated with the following formula:
Pixel density =  ( sensor resolution width in pixels)² / 1000000
sensor width in cm

One could also use this formula:
Pixel density =   effective megapixels × 1000000 / 10000
sensor surface area in mm²

550D pixel density

Sensor resolution width = 5196 pixels
Sensor width = 2.23 cm

Pixel density = (5196 / 2.23)² / 1000000 = 5.43 MP/cm²

1300D pixel density

Sensor resolution width = 5196 pixels
Sensor width = 2.23 cm

Pixel density = (5196 / 2.23)² / 1000000 = 5.43 MP/cm²


Sensor resolution

Sensor resolution is calculated from sensor size and effective megapixels. It's slightly higher than maximum (not interpolated) image resolution which is usually stated on camera specifications. Sensor resolution is used in pixel pitch, pixel area, and pixel density formula. For sake of simplicity, we're going to calculate it in 3 stages.

1. First we need to find the ratio between horizontal and vertical length by dividing the former with the latter (aspect ratio). It's usually 1.33 (4:3) or 1.5 (3:2), but not always.

2. With the ratio (r) known we can calculate the X from the formula below, where X is a vertical number of pixels:
(X × r) × X = effective megapixels × 1000000    →   
X =  effective megapixels × 1000000
r
3. To get sensor resolution we then multiply X with the corresponding ratio:

Resolution horizontal: X × r
Resolution vertical: X

550D sensor resolution

Sensor width = 22.30 mm
Sensor height = 14.90 mm
Effective megapixels = 18.00
r = 22.30/14.90 = 1.5
X =  18.00 × 1000000  = 3464
1.5
Resolution horizontal: X × r = 3464 × 1.5 = 5196
Resolution vertical: X = 3464

Sensor resolution = 5196 x 3464

1300D sensor resolution

Sensor width = 22.30 mm
Sensor height = 14.90 mm
Effective megapixels = 18.00
r = 22.30/14.90 = 1.5
X =  18.00 × 1000000  = 3464
1.5
Resolution horizontal: X × r = 3464 × 1.5 = 5196
Resolution vertical: X = 3464

Sensor resolution = 5196 x 3464


Crop factor

Crop factor or focal length multiplier is calculated by dividing the diagonal of 35 mm film (43.27 mm) with the diagonal of the sensor.
Crop factor =   43.27 mm
sensor diagonal in mm


550D crop factor

Sensor diagonal in mm = 26.82 mm
Crop factor =   43.27  = 1.61
26.82

1300D crop factor

Sensor diagonal in mm = 26.82 mm
Crop factor =   43.27  = 1.61
26.82

35 mm equivalent aperture

Equivalent aperture (in 135 film terms) is calculated by multiplying lens aperture with crop factor (a.k.a. focal length multiplier).

550D equivalent aperture

Aperture is a lens characteristic, so it's calculated only for fixed lens cameras. If you want to know the equivalent aperture for Canon 550D, take the aperture of the lens you're using and multiply it with crop factor.

Crop factor for Canon 550D is 1.61

1300D equivalent aperture

Aperture is a lens characteristic, so it's calculated only for fixed lens cameras. If you want to know the equivalent aperture for Canon 1300D, take the aperture of the lens you're using and multiply it with crop factor.

Crop factor for Canon 1300D is 1.61

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