Canon PowerShot A1300 Digital Camera Review$119.99
Near the edges of the frame, we see the dreaded double-fringing effect, in which high contrast areas are aberrated to both the left and right sides. This is further evidence of a low quality lens, and severely detracts from the visual appeal of captured images. The effect is particularly noticeable in our first sample photo.
Barrel distortion is moderately severe throughout the A1300's focal range, holding steady at around 0.9 to 1.0%. Usually, small cameras compensate for unavoidable distortion in software. This camera doesn't use that technique, or doesn't use it as rigorously, but distortion levels are still fairly low and shouldn't distract too badly.