Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
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Flash recycle time extremely slow
3 April 2011
Summary: As you probably can tell from all of the other reviews, this camera takes great pictures and video as is typical of Canon cameras. The deal breaker for me, however, is the flash recycle time. If you take a flash photo you will need to wait a good 10 seconds before taking another one.
Summary: I purchased this camera to use with my 8 month old and the upcoming holidays. I had read the reviews and everyone seemed to be happy with the camera (with the exception of using AA batteries, which didn't bother me). I could not be less satisfied.
Great features and pictures, but returning due to battery life
Mike. R, Amazon
3 April 2011
Summary: I've been a fan of Canon cameras for years. I currently have 5 of them, with my "best" one being an older S3 IS. The S3 takes awesome pictures but is a bit bulky, so I wanted to try this new camera.
Ditto About Battery Life >>> Recommend 2 Other Cameras Ranked #1 by Consumer in Dec. 2010 Issue
Sensei Rhee, Amazon
10 January 2011
Summary: I read about the ups and downs of this particular camera before I purchased it. It is an excellent value for all the features included. I am familiar and comfortable with shooting in manual mode on SLRs so this feature was a big selling point for me.
Summary: I've had this camera for a little over a year and I'm not totally satisfied with this model. Pictures seem to wash out in low light. My biggest peeve is the dust trapped inside the lens and LCD screen.
Summary: I had this camera for a year and finally gave up and had to buy another one; Picture quality - average; 90% of my pictures were blury - tried different modes - nothing helped; This camera has very big delay- about 3-4 sec before picture is done - and it is almost impossible to shoot good pictures,...
Summary: This camera can take excellent photographs and has a very good natural light setting: it permits one to take photographs in dim light (compared with my Canon DSLR) which was a major advantage at times. I found the quality of the images to be very good.
Summary: So long as you don't want to take a lot of pictures or don't mind carrying replacement batteries with you this is a very good camera but say you're at a party and want to take c100 flash photo's - I've found that you'll change the batteries at least once.
Summary: I bought the Canon Powershot SX130 IS after reading the review in Which Magazine where it was described as 'one of the best compact cameras we have ever tested'. Initial impressions on unboxing the camera were very favourable.
Promises a lot at a bargain price, but video performance is poor
Joe Photo, Amazon
19 October 2010
Summary: The SX130 is much heavier and bulkier than the IXUS 800IS I currently have, but the reason I wanted to upgrade was for HD video and the ability to zoom/focus during videos. Still photos come out OK, if a bit soft. The photos have less noise compared to the IXUS 800IS.