Summary: Great detail in the photos and great video. The camera looks good, is well built and fits nicely in one's hand. The photo quality is outstanding, the colours are clear and crisp, the zoom is excellent and overall the photos are just amazing.
Excerpt: I bought SX130IS last year. With clear requirements : 1. Apurture priority Mode 2. AA batteries $200 budget I had shortlisted Fujifilm S2950 and SX130IS. Fujifilm had higher zoom and higher megapix and bridge body.
Summary: We love this Camera! My wife and I both love to take picutres. Our old camera broke so we bought this one. WOW, the quality is amazing. I definately recommend this camera to anyone. It's light weight and easy to use and upload picture to your computer is simple.
Summary: Family friendly in terms of both operation and price, the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS will extend the photographic opportunities of anyone more used to happy snapping, without forcing them to confront a particularly steep learning curve like a compact system camera or DSLR might.