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Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
12 September 2011
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.
Canon SX130 IS - Powerful zoom, compact chassis and a decent performer [Review]
3 December 2010
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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.
Pros: Capable zoom, manual focus ability, image stabilisation, 720p HD movie
Cons: No Raw files, JPEG artifacts from processing, build quality doesn’t outshine competitors
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
Excerpt: , in October 2009, and outwardly at least very little appears to have changed at first glance, apart from some subtle styling differences. There's the same tactile control layout with reasonably large buttons and dials to intentionally keep things family friendly, plus an identical 3 inch LCD screen on the rear, pop-up flash on top and large lens on the front.