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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Summary: Takes lovely photos, gives options of varying photos rather than just point and shoot. However and a big however, battery life is awful, particularly when on video,batteries give out after 2-3 minutes haven't used flash yet as haven't had enough battery power to charge up!!!!