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Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Camera Review
5 May 2013
Summary: The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is a camera recently, presented during this month, and very interesting. To underline the high optical zoom, HD movies, manual controls, the optical stabilizer, the resolution, the various functions for portraits and many scene modes available for newbies. It should be highlighted, however, even the absence of the lithium battery which makes it a little ‘uncomfortable to use because you need to buy every time the batteries.
Summary: The budget-friendly Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is a solid, compact megazoom for those who prize creative control and photo quality more than fast shooting performance or a small, lightweight design.
Pros: Excellent photo quality, features for its class; semimanual, manual shooting modes; uses AA-size batteries.
Cons: Slow shooting performance; bulky, heavy body.
Excerpt: Quote from review: “The new Canon PowerShot SX120 IS is one of the most affordable travel-zoom cameras around. For less than £200 / $250, the Canon SX130 offers a 12x optical zoom lens , 12 megapixels, 3 inch LCD screen , 720p movies and fast DIGIC 4 processor . Aimed at both the family market, with Easy and Smart Auto modes, and enthusiasts, with a full range of manual controls, read our in-depth Canon PowerShot SX120 IS review.
Conclusion: Canon PowerShot SX130 IS megazoom camera The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is an attractively priced digital super zoom camera. You get a lot of camera in return, 12 Megapixels resolution and a completely stabilized 12x optical zoom lens. The specifications have not been spectacularly improved in comparison with its predecessor, but the Canon SX130 IS camera is more of an evolution than a revolution.
Summary: An MRP of Rs. 14,995 is a little excessive for the SX 130 IS. Even though it is a pretty good camera, with good results and a powerful zoom, we would like it to be priced at around Rs. 3,000 less.
Pros: Feature rich, with decent manual control, Very useful zoom range of 12x, Reasonably compact, Decent performer, good sharpness and fair highlighting
Cons: Slightly overpriced, Dials and controls on the rear are fiddly, and seem cheap, Low light performance is less than impressive older Canon cameras were much better
Excerpt: Canon has just released the PowerShot SX130 IS, the replacement of the popular SX120 IS from last year. This new model boasts some impressive upgrades, including 12-megapixels of resolution, a wider 12x optical zoom lens (28-336mm equivalent), a 3.0-inch LCD screen, 720p HD video recording with stereo sound, and AA power source.
Summary: The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is a very capable and affordable mid-range zoom compact camera. Its 12x optical zoom (28-336mm) lens with image stabilisation is great in use and having HD video is an extra bonus. The overall specification is top quality for the sub-£180 price point, though the final build quality and relatively bulky size may be deemed less attractive than some of the (more expensive) competition.
Summary: Canon's SX130 IS is a worthy new competitor in the superzoom ranks, offering good still image and 720p HD video quality along with automatic or manual shooting options, packaged in a fairly compact and light body at an attractive price. Shutter lag is good and autofocus acquisition time in good light is competitive.
Pros: Good still image quality, Good 720p HD video quality, Good shutter lag and AF performance, Reasonable price
Cons: Limited battery life with alkaline power, Slower maximum lens apertures than most competitors, Flash recycle times can be lengthy
Summary: The Canon Powershot SX130 IS is an affordable compact super-zoom camera with 12 Megapixel resolution and a stabilised 12x optical range. Launched in September 2010 as a replacement for the popular PowerShot SX120 IS, it extends the zoom range along with adding 2 Megapixels, an HD movie mode and a selection of new scene modes.
Pros: Great image quality., Fully manual PASM exposure modes., Excellent optical image stabilization., 720p movies with quiet optical zooming.
Cons: Large and heavy compared to rivals., Poor continuous shooting speed., 10 min HD video shooting limit., Slow flash recycling.
Conclusion: There are plenty of similar cameras you can choose form. To be honest there is not a lot of difference between many of them. Each one offers you a combination of good picture quality and a fair selection of features. Compared to other digital cameras in this category the Canon Powershot SX130 IS may not offer quite the range of features that some cameras do, but I think this is reflected in the price. With this camera you get very good value for your money.
Pros: Sharp pictures - colours - manual exposure controls - value for money - HD movies
Cons: A touch of purple fringing here and there - shutter delay - turn on time