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: Needed a camera in a hurry and bought a SX150 at a mall store. It was the only camera in their stock that uses AA batteries. Proprietary batteries are a deal breaker for me. A Targus TGC SC610 Case will hold this camera and four more AA batteries easily.
Summary: I am very happy with this camera. Spent a day out in misty weather taking macro shots and I couldn't be happier with the quality and images that I got!!! Still learning about all the different features... I'll figure them out as I play with it more.
Summary: This is a great camera. The settings available couldn't be better. But, the previous reviews about the batteries are correct. You must use rechargeable which last as long on one charge as do conventional batteries on my Pentax DSLR. The size of this camera is also good.
Summary: If you're looking for a camera to take nice pictures with, then you probably wouldn't go too far wrong with this one. It's fast to learn, it has easy to understand pre-sets, a friendly menu and a very clear display.
Excerpt: i had this camera for one of my friend and asked me to suggest some. i suggested it and tried my hands on it for some time. Pretty good camera indeed when it comes to value. Pros: 1. HD movie recording. 2.quality zoom 3.good build 4.canon excellent sensor.
Excerpt: I bought the sx130is because i was disappointed by the IQ from my former point 'n shoot.Shure, the sx is bulky and not the most stylish cam on the globe, but - except of the sluggish flash recycling time - it delivers an amazing Image Quality, an easy 2 use Interface, lot's of bells and whistles and...
Summary: My guess: if a professional photographer were going on a week-end trip, and wanted to travel light with just ONE camera and lens, the SX130 might be that camera. No $200 camera does a better job of producing high quality photos outdoors in good sunlight.
Summary: Pros: - This is a great camera; I love the picture qualities and sharpness. - I would recommend buying this for sure. - 12x optical zoom is very useful especially capturing pictures of sports event or nature. - Low light picture with Av and fast moving picture with Tv mode works great.