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Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
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Canon PowerShot SX130 is Digital Camera

12.1MP 12x CCD Feb 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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... More
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19 Reasons For

Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Compact camera digital cameras manufactured by Canon have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just compact camera digital cameras) and found that Canon also has good reviews across its entire range.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor and we think the J1458W, and the J1455 both from GE or the Samsung ST90 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an MMC|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this compact camera camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 (£249.99) (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Sony DSC-W730 (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The PowerShot SX130 IS supports video recording. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX130 IS also support video recording.

Alternative cameras which support video recording currently available that you might also want to look at include the FinePix X10, or the FinePix X100S both from Fujifilm or the Sony DSC-HX10 which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of digital cameras of this type and age range from 2.7x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x. With an optical zoom of 12 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Olympus VR-360 (12.5x and higher rated), the HP P550 (12.5x and higher rated), or the Rollei PowerFlex 800 (12.5x and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot SX130 IS has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot SX130 IS.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabiliser and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the GE J1250, and the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700 is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The PowerShot SX130 IS has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Lexibook DJ024, and the GE A1455 is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is typical of many cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 1MB to 8.2GB. The PowerShot SX130 IS has one of the bigger internal memory (4,000 megabytes) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Two Supported Batteries

The PowerShot SX130 IS is a two supported battery camera. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX130 IS have between one and three supported batteries.

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Fairly Long Maximum Battery Life

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a fairly long maximum battery life (9 hours) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years. Across all the digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS the maximum battery lives range from 0.83h to 680h.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

This camera has a ±2EV (1/2| 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is the most commonly found flash exposure correction on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot SX130 IS has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most cameras of this age and type have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. Across all comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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370 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot SX130 IS take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge, including the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS which takes 370 shots per battery charge.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

The maximum focal lengths of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX130 IS range from 0.28mm to 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm. With a maximum focal length of 336 millimeters, the PowerShot SX130 IS has a quite long maximum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot SX130 IS.

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Features One Auto Focus

The PowerShot SX130 IS has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Single Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The PowerShot SX130 IS supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Canon camera also supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The worst video resolution of all digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot SX130 IS is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the PowerShot SX130 IS is more than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this camera.

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Supports One Camera File System

The number of camera file systems supported by the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Canon digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX130 IS.

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18 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 12.1 megapixels, the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX130 IS is 14MP.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 12.1MP cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the Coolpix S5100 (12.2MP), or the Coolpix P7700 (12.2MP) both from Nikon or the Samsung ES71 (12.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The PowerShot SX130 IS does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Coolpix S9500, or the Coolpix S9400 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS, the PowerShot SX130 IS does not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000, the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The PowerShot SX130 IS is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The PowerShot SX130 IS does not have a GPS. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not have a GPS.

Alternative cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to look at include the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of this spec and age are not waterproof. The PowerShot SX130 IS is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Heavy

The PowerShot SX130 IS is quite heavy (308 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS. Compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 20g and 710g, and the average weight is 170g.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The PowerShot SX130 IS has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS. The flash modes "Flash off", "pre-flash", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Low Maximum Playback Zoom

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a fairly low maximum playback zoom (only 2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the maximum playback zooms range from 1x to 16x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 8.8x.

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Only Has Four Photo Effects

The PowerShot SX130 IS has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most commonly found photo effect is Black&White, but this photo effect is not found on this Canon digital camera. The photo effects Neutral, Positive film, Sepia and Vivid are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Has Six Shooting Modes

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program" and "Scene" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of only 12.4 megapixels, the PowerShot SX130 IS has one of the less total megapixel counts amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras of this age and type have total megapixel counts of between 10MP and 48MP.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

At only 230,000 pixels, the PowerShot SX130 IS has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS. The display resolutions of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of only 5.6, the PowerShot SX130 IS has one of the bigger maximum apertures amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The biggest maximum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 1.8, the smallest is 87, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS. The image format "JPEG" is also supported by this Canon camera.

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Thick

The average depth of compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS is 38mm, and the depths range from 4mm to 2,200mm. The PowerShot SX130 IS is one of the thicker compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS (45.8 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Heavy

With a weight of 0.308 kilograms, the PowerShot SX130 IS is one of the heavier compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average weight of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX130 IS is 5.2kg, and the weights range from 0.097kg to 180kg.

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Very Long Flash Recharging Time

Digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX130 IS have flash recharging times of between 0.0005s and 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 6s. The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a very long flash recharging time (12 seconds) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot SX130 IS.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX130 IS.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX220 HS, or the PowerShot SX150 IS both from Canon.

Cameras with a larger screen size that might also be worth considering include the IXUS 240 HS (3.2"), the IXUS 510 HS (3.2"), or the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS (3.2") all from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Six Years Ago

It was over six years ago when Canon released the PowerShot SX130 IS.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX130 IS has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX220 HS, and the PowerShot A490 both from Canon or the Samsung ST90 is also worth considering.

If this compact camera camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the G3WP (4.5x and higher rated), or the G5WP (£49.99) (4.5x and higher rated) both from GE or the Canon IXUS 500 (4.1x and higher rated).

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
External Flash Connector
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Orientation Sensor
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Video Recording
USB 2.0 Port
Drive Mode
Data Compression
Operating System
Special Features

Expert Reviews

13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

Larger sensor
3-inch LCD holds up well in the sun
12x optical zoom
Good quality wide-angle lens
Optical Image stabilization
Slow shot-to-shot time and continuous mode
Very slow flash recycle
Sluggish autofocus
Meager battery life with alkaline AAs (but decent battery life with NiMH rechargeables)
Bulky body doesn't slip into a pocket

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 19 October 2010 by Joe Photo
(Verified Purchase)

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... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

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