Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
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10 April 2012
Summary: I was looking for a good replacement camera for one that had electronics failure. Our daughter has a previous version (SX130) of this camera and she has been pleased with it. I read the review on Amazon and noted the battery usage issue, but felt I could do well with some rechargeable batteries. They have done OK. The quality of photos is what I wanted to have, and ordered accordingly.
Summary: This is a great camera for taking photos; I have absolutely no complaints about the photo quality. However, the video function on this particular Canon model has problems with the focus function. While shooting video the camera periodically refocuses. It does it outdoors, in normal indoor light, while shooting my young kids moving around, while shooting something still like a piece of graph paper taped to the wall or a plant, etc.
Summary: Being long time Canon customers we purchased the SX130IS without much research. The camera performs well for basic still photography, our main purpose for it. It is packed with many useful features and with a short learning curve are easy to find and to use. Pictures are sharp, however the image stabilization is not as effective as we thought it would be, so use a tripod especially when zooming out or in low light situations.
Summary: I should start off saying I am a professional and am used to shooting with a 5d and I had the older powershot 600 in my purse forever until my daughter broke the lens. I researched quite a bit as to a new "purse" camera (just shots of my daughter, trips with friends, etc) when I don't want to lug around my pro camera. I was expecting at the least the images to be in focus. It is IS after all. In "auto" mode is the worst...
Great pictures and video overall, but the flash killed it for me
14 December 2010
Summary: Overall, I enjoyed, and really wanted to like this camera, but I was primarily disappointed. The sx130is does a great job compared to its competitors in low light conditions. It seems like it is programmed to make the pictures too bright though. More times than not, normal light conditions would be slightly washed out. It wasn't terrible, but noticeable. I don't care for the menus on newer canon cameras, they seem dumbed down too much to me.
Summary: This is an excellent camera and I have used these for some time. unfortunately Canon Powershot cameras have a design fault and the lense sticks. when this happens the camera is useless and apart from bashing it (as advised on many web sites) the cost of an actual repair is greater than the camera. My oldest Canon is working but this one joined the scrap pile.
Summary: This is no doubt a very good camera, but it is slightly fiddly and awkward to use, so definitely not one for the "point and shoot" merchants, or those just wanting to go snap-happy. It is also rather bulky and clumbersome compared to the small slick cameras that are on today's market. However I did want something slightly bigger, having been brought up taking pictures on an 35mm SLR.