Canon EOS 1300D vs Canon EOS Ra

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 1300D and Canon EOS Ra. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS 1300D were released 2016 and Canon EOS Ra was released 2018. That is a 2 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS 1300D 2016
Canon EOS Ra 2018

Type of camera

Canon EOS 1300D is a DSLR camera while Canon EOS Ra is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 1300D has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor while Canon EOS Ra has a "Canon Full Frame"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS 1300D 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Canon EOS Ra 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Canon EOS 1300D has a 18 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Ra has 30 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS 1300D 18 MP
17915904 pixels
5184 x 3456
Canon EOS Ra 30 MP
30105600 pixels
6720 x 4480

Canon EOS Ra has a 68 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 1300D. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS Ra has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 1300D. Canon EOS Ra has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 40000 while Canon EOS 1300D has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 1300D 100-6400
Canon EOS Ra 100-40000

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS Ra belongs to the Canon EOS R-system and needs an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E, and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS R

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1300D
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Ra

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 1300D can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Ra can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 1300D 3
Canon EOS Ra 8

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Canon EOS 1300D and Canon EOS Ra can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Canon EOS Ra weighs 660 gr (equal to 1.46 lb) which is 36% heavier than Canon EOS 1300D and its 485 gr (or 1.07 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS 1300D 485 gr
1.07 lb
Canon EOS Ra 660 gr
1.46 lb

Canon EOS 1300D vs Canon EOS Ra Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS 1300D and Canon EOS Ra, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Canon EOS 1300D
Canon EOS Ra
Name Canon EOS 1300D Canon EOS Ra
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS 1300D
Canon EOS Ra
Release Year 2016 2018
Release Date 2016-03-10 2018-11-05
MSRP 549 USD 2499 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS 1300D
Canon EOS Ra
Camera Type DSLR Mirrorless
Sensor
Canon EOS 1300D
Canon EOS Ra
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm) Full Frame (approx 36 x 24 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 5184 x 3456 pixels 6720 x 4480 pixels
Megapixels 18 MP 30 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 4+ DIGIC 8
Image
Canon EOS 1300D
Canon EOS Ra
ISO Range 100 - 6400 100 - 40000
White Balance Presets 6 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS 1300D
Canon EOS Ra
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 9 5655
Lens Mount Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Canon RF

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Full frame
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS 1300D
Canon EOS Ra
Articulated LCD Fixed Fully articulated
Screen size 3 3.2
Screen dots 920000 2100000
Touch screen No Yes
Screen type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8 (0.5 35mm equiv.) 0.76
Viewfinder Resolution N/A 3690000
Photography features
Canon EOS 1300D
Canon EOS Ra
Frames per second 3 fps 8 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes No
Built-in Flash Range 9 meters N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No No
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS 1300D
Canon EOS Ra
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Canon EOS 1300D
Canon EOS Ra
Memory Card SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Canon EOS 1300D
Canon EOS Ra
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port No Yes
Headphone Port No Yes
Wireless Yes
Built-in 802.11b/g/n with NFC
Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.1 LE)
Remote Control Yes (wired or wireless) Yes (via smartphone)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS 1300D
Canon EOS Ra
Enviromentally sealed No Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery & charger
LP-E6N lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 500 shots 370 shots
Width 129 mm 136 mm
Height 101 mm 98 mm
Depth 78 mm 84 mm
Weight 485 gram 660 gram