Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
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Value for money 8
Ease of use 9
Picture quality 8
16 December 2010
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: 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.
Summary: Canon has two ranges of small cameras , the Ixus very much a pocket offering and the PowerShot slightly larger and using ‘AA’ batteries rather than the solid rechargable type. This in itself makes the overall camera larger and heavier.
Excerpt: Compact ultra-zoom cameras are perfect for people who want to expand their photographic horizons but don’t want to lug an SLR-shaped camera around. The Canon SX130 IS is amongst the cheapest ultra-zoom compacts, undercutting most rivals by £50 to £100. It’s not completely without company at this price, though. The excellent Samsung WB600 has fallen in price since we reviewed it and is now available for around £150 too.