Canon PowerShot SX130 IS reviews and prices: Compact camera

49 customer reviews

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8.6 out of 10 based on 49 reviews.
Canon PowerShot SX130 IS: 12.1 MP (Megapixels), 12x optical zoom, SD Card storage, Optical Image Stabilizer image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description

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David, London Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good value for money. Camera has lot of features and options built in, including image stablizer and smile detection. Good picture quality and zoom
Bad points:
Flash not motorized. a little bulky
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 May 2011

Cliff, London Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
All Good apart from lack of view finder
Bad points:
no view finder have to use screen.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Dec 2010

Kieran,

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
So many great features, it is hard to know where to start
Bad points:
Very sore on batteries and it only takes the AAs. After using Flash, the delay is considerably long before you can take another shot. Very frustrating
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Jun 2011

Uyen,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
quality image is wonderful and easy to use, fit ur hand, and zoom lense is absolutely great ... should bring it :)
Bad points:
it is used by batterry double AA and extra money for cover for camera, batterry rechargble and rechargle machine.... :( approximately 200gbp)
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Jun 2011

Confirmed purchaser Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
GREAT PICS,, VERY FAST,,FANTASTIC ZOOM,, SOUND PRICE
Bad points:
MANUAL POP UP FLASH IF I WAS LOOKING VERY HARD FOR SOMETHING
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Jan 2011

David, Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent valuie for money. Battery life much better than expected.
Bad points:
A little large for a pocket camera
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Apr 2011

Confirmed purchaser Point & shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Superb 'point and shoot camera'. Small emough to carry around when you don't want a bulky SLR with you, but with a great zoom and picture quality you still get some amazing results.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 08 Mar 2011

This Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is reviewed on Expert Reviews

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 4000x3000
Optical zoom ratio 12
Screen size (Inches) 3
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabilizer
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Black
Colour Silver
Media format MMC Card
Media format MMCplus Card
Media format SDXC Card
Media format HCMMCplus
Media format SD Card
Media format SDHC Card
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 308
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2500
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/15
Waterproof No
Viewfinder Yes
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 113.3x73.2x45.8
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f3.4-5.6
Release date 40391
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 336
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 28

Also known as: Canon PowerShot SX130, PowerShot SX130 IS

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Manufacturer's Description

The PowerShot SX130 IS delivers great value, high zoom shooting with 12.1 Megapixels and 12x zoom. Master stills and HD Movies with Smart Auto and Easy modes or get creative with Full Manual control.

12x, wide-angle (28 mm) lens with optical Image Stabilizer
The PowerShot SX130 IS features an increased telephoto range combined with a wide-angle lens in a compact body. Capture sweeping landscapes or fit everyone in the frame with the 28mm wide-angle and bring distant subjects closer with a powerful zoom.

12.1 Megapixel sensor with DIGIC 4 processor
A high-resolution sensor allows printing of very large A3+ prints for impressive displays. It also makes it possible to crop extensively and still get a great shot from a bigger scene.

Smart Auto and Easy modes detect 28 scene types
Smart Auto is truly automatic and the user can shoot confident that the camera will take care of everything. Each scene is analysed with the camera deciding the optimum settings for the best picture, taken from a choice of 28 different scene types.

Large 7.5 cm (3.0”) LCD
This large display makes it easy to frame and compose images, view the menu and replay photographs and HD movies to family and friends.

HD Movies
High-quality movies can be recorded in HD 720p format with stereo sound and optical zoom. This makes the PowerShot SX130 IS the perfect family imaging tool.

Smart Shutter with Wink Self-Timer
Smart Shutter uses the face detection function and allows you to automatically capture an image in one of 3 different ways: Smile mode (when a smiling face is detected), Face Self-timer (waits for the photographer to join the frame and then takes the shot) or Wink Self-timer (where the shutter is fired 2sec after a wink is detected).

Shooting modes include Miniature Effect movie
New shooting modes make creative experimentation more enjoyable. Shoot with a Fish-eye lens effect, or Miniature Effect (which makes landscape images look like small models), opt for Super Vivid to boost colour saturation or select Poster Effect to give your subjects that retro feel.

Hints & Tips
Most functions in the shooting and playback menu are accompanied by short explanations for help on the spot to save time reading the manual.

Full Manual Control
Take complete control with Full Manual mode, which allows you to control the camera’s shutter speed and aperture and create truly unique pictures.

i-Contrast
In shooting or playback, i-Contrast optimises the dynamic range according to the scene, retaining detail in shadows and preventing overexposure of highlights. The results are natural images with the best possible contrast.


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