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Canon 132 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 8x Feb 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Good quality lens
Easy to use
218 Reviews + 1 Award
hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This medium megapixel camera was given a "Recommended" award by review websites Hardwarezone.com.ph who decided that this digital camera was good.

Owner Reviews Are Good

People who bought this camera rated this camera 82% on average. Over 75% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Canon Has Excellent Camera Reviews

Based on 34,085 expert and user reviews (including 1,378 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its cameras. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Based on seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and Chip.de the average expert rating of this medium megapixel camera is 59 out of 100. The expert review sites don't rate this digital camera very highly.

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Good Quality Lens

Twenty customers reckoned that this digital camera had a good zoom. Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com three years ago “An 8x optical zoom starting from 28mm, fun shooting modes” in their review of the Canon 132. Peter wrote on Amazon “It has a rather small objective lens) and a proper 8X optical zoom onto a 16M pixel sensor, neither of which you'll get from a smartphone” in his review of this digital camera. Miss K wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “The camera has a long zoom and the quality is perfectly acceptable at full zoom”.

Four owners reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Bernardette Lugner said “Picture quality was very pleasing, with sharp focus, effective anti-shake against small hand movements” in their review of this digital camera. Lance Hibble wrote on Amazon “My wife leaves it on auto and exposure and focus is spot on” and rated it 80 out of 100.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good lens.

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Good Quality Pictures

Fifty-eight people who reviewed the product considered that it was able to produce good images. Expert review site Ephotozine.com said in their review of the Canon 132 “Images are kept sharp thanks to optical image stabilisation” . Nikki mentioned on Amazon “Takes great photos and is very compact”. Peter scored the product 4 stars out of 5 and he mentioned “So this camera's niche is for people who want better pictures than you can get from a smartphone”.

Six owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. Miss K mentioned in her review of this digital camera on Amazon four years ago “There are options for self-timer and continuous shooting, which is handy” and rated it 80 out of 100. Miss K also wrote “A quick note on the Megapixels” in her review. Katherine mentioned on Amazon “It has 16 megapixels 4” in her review of this digital camera.

One owner considered that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Bomble mentioned “Then when you look at the spec you see that the 115 boasted a CMOS sensor, bigger LCD, full HD movie quality, slightly longer battery life” nonetheless they gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5.

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Good Flash

Three people considered that the Canon 132 had a good flash. Bernardette Lugner rated it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “I preferred to leave the flash switched off most of the time”.

Good Video Capture

Nine owners wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Four years ago Peter he said on Amazon “It will hold 1133 superfine large images or 49 minutes of video, which should be fine for most purposes”. Bomble mentioned “Boasted a full HD video mode which I can attest to being very competent” but even so they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Amazon Customer mentioned “Great pictures, super easy to use and takes lovely pics and videos”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Nine owners who reviewed the Canon 132 said that it had a good screen. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “The rear of the camera features a 2.7inch screen with 230k dot res” in their review of this digital camera. Peter wrote “The viewing screen is decent.”. Seb G said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It would be nice to have a better screen”.

One owner who purchased this digital camera considered that it had a good viewfinder. Don gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and he mentioned “The IXUS 132 does not have an optical view finder which was useful on the IXUS 40 in bright daylight when the screen was difficult to see”.

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Design

Easy to Use

Thirty-five customers who reviewed it thought it was easy to use. Mrs Sally a Scott wrote on Amazon “I wanted something easy to use not too expensive”. Nev Green mentioned three years ago “Great camera, easy to use, idiot proof exactly what was looking for”. Also three years ago Pam T she said on Amazon “Neither worth repairing when the cost of a new one £72.00 including postage ! Each camera gets easier to use and so light” in her review of this digital camera.

Six owners who purchased it agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Peter scored this digital camera 80 out of 100 and he mentioned four years ago “If you're happy with automatic or straightforward program settings then it offers reasonable optics (very good for the size.”. Also four years ago Miss K mentioned on Amazon “FUNCTIONALITY, USE & PICTURE QUALITY The camera is simple enough to use and the on-screen menu is easy to navigate” in her review of this digital camera. Martyn Seth wrote in their review of this digital camera “The Camera is good, menu very easy to use” however they gave it a score of 1 stars out of 5.

Two people thought the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Bobster said in their review of this digital camera “Sit better, comfortable and good quality sound”.

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Nice Design

Sixteen people wrote in their reviews that the Canon 132 was good looking. Four years ago Digitalversus.com wrote on Digital Versus “The Canon IXUS 132 is a stylish point-and-shoot camera that makes a perfectly portable pocket companion” in their review of this digital camera. Mrs D Dale wrote “How is this possible that the description clearly states "Stylish metal-bodied IXUS" when the camera is most certainly plastic bodied” nonetheless she scored it 2 stars out of 5. Nigel Shannon mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Canon Ixus 132 Gorgeous little camera in aluminium body” .

Two people who bought it considered that it was neat. Three years ago Joggle.com wrote “Small and handy, multi-functional, compact and neat”. One person concluded that this digital camera was well designed. Four years ago Maria mentioned “It is a cheap camera, nice design, very easy to use” but despite that he only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

One owner considered that it was rough. Rascal wrote on Amazon “It has rough edges which will create a dirt build up under the function button” in their review of this digital camera yet they scored it 1 stars out of 5.

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it had a good case. Bomble mentioned “It had a really well finished casing, extremely precise lens movement”.

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Robust

Two customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Seb G gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “It takes solid photos and I have to give Canon credit for putting effort into making the pictures look good rather than adding extras which are unnecessary”. Bomble mentioned in their review of the Canon 132 “The 115 was a bit more mainstream in price and a little less stunning in build quality” .

Two owners thought it was strong and durable. R. West-Soley mentioned on Amazon “It's nice and light, in a sturdy and fairly hard-to-break case”. Three years ago Irena mentioned in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “Small, sturdy, very practical for long journey with a backpack”.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was reliable. R. West-Soley mentioned in their review of this digital camera “A very decent offering for the price bracket - reliable and extremely easy to use for both non-techies” however despite that they only scored it 2 stars out of 5. Two years ago Lou gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Reliable camera”.

One owner reckoned that it was good at resisting water ingress. A J Talbot gave the product a score of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “It is particularly good for underwater photography, as it has manual white balance which allows you to compensate for the blue hue, which gets more blue the deeper you go” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-six people thought it was good quality. Nigel Shannon said on Amazon “Very high quality point and shoot which is what I wanted” in his review of this digital camera and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Miss K said in her review of this digital camera on Amazon four years ago “The picture quality itself is quite good for a camera of this price” and scored it 4 stars out of 5. Three years ago Penetro Altum wrote in their review of the Canon 132 “Good quality pics”.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Thirty-four owners who reviewed the Canon 132 concluded that it was good value for money. Ms. Catrina Flannery wrote on Amazon “Great value for money” in her review of this digital camera. Three years ago Mr. R. J. Wright wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Good features, decent quality, very reasonable price”. Nikki scored it a maximum of 5 stars and she wrote on Amazon “Bought as Christmas present from Black Friday sale very good price a recipient very pleased” in her review of this digital camera.

Six owners said that this digital camera was expensive. Lucy-Cakes gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon two years ago “There's a lot of glare.2) branded spare batteries are expensive.”. Seb G wrote “It is a lot like Canon's more expensive products”. Gary Jones mentioned on Amazon “The body is great and feels expensive” but even so he only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Six owners who purchased this digital camera considered that it had good features. Roopesh Majeti scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Really felt good in using and the features are so simple that even a newebie can start playing with the camera”. Three years ago Keith wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Delighted with this great Camera with great features”. Keith also mentioned “My a member of my Girlfriends Family got this one for Christmas and mentioned one of it's great features” in his review.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer said in their reviews that it was quiet. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Boots up fast and quiet in operation” in their review of this digital camera.

Features Voice Recording

The Canon 132 features voice recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon 132 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon 132 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

Other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon L120, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo, or the GE A1455.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Canon 132 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2448 x 2448, 3264 x 1832, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. The still image resolution of all similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4928 x 3264 (best).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon 132 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the DMC-GH3EC-K, or the Lumix DMC-TZ36 both from Panasonic or the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Canon 132 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Eight customers said in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Lucy-Cakes mentioned on Amazon “Recharging the battery is fairly quick (1-2 hours roughly) 2) Easy to program to your own preference” in their review of this digital camera. Melvyn said in their review of the Canon 132 on Amazon three years ago “Battery life excellent”. Lucy-Cakes also mentioned “1) Great battery life - I only carry one spare now (with previous cameras I carried 2 or 3” in their review.


Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the Canon 132 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 0.5m.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon 132 has an external flash connector, as do most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Canon 132 has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon 132 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Camera

Features Brightness Adjustment

The Canon 132 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Canon 132 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also feature contrast adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Canon 132 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Histogram

The Canon 132 features histogram, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Canon 132 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon 132 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon 132 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Canon 132 supports PictBridge. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Lens System

Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

At 6.9, the Canon 132 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.5 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon 132 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this age and spec is 26mm, and the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon 132 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon L120, the Panasonic DMC-GX1 + G VARIO 14-42mm, or the Casio EX-ZR700.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the 150F (5x), the 200F (5x), or the DV180F (5x) all from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Canon 132 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

We compared all the other 8x optical zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix JZ200 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Samsung WB35F (12x), or the Rollei Powerflex 850 (12x) which also has a higher rating.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon 132 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Canon digital camera. 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). Medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Support

Good Support

Seven people who reviewed the Canon 132 thought it had good technical guidance. Northern Fan said four years ago “The getting started guide shows little other than press the on/off switch! I'll need to download the full instructions to find out even the basics about this camera”. Lucy-Cakes gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “3) Decent macro - you can get very close to an object and get a good result if on manual”. Four years ago Don Panik wrote “The instructions that come with it are fairly minimal and you have to go online to download the full manual” in his review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera 80 out of 100.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Twenty-three people thought it was compact. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine four years ago “The Canon IXUS 132 is a compact and stylish camera with a good amount of optical zoom, thanks to the 8x optical zoom lens” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Photographyblog.com said on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The Canon IXUS 132 is a point and shoot digital compact camera featuring fully automatic modes for simplicity” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine.com also mentioned “The Canon IXUS 132 is an ultra compact camera with an 8x optical zoom lens, 16 megapixel sensor” in their review.

Four customers who purchased it reckoned that it was lightweight. Lucy-Cakes gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “It's lightweight and small - can easily fit in a pocket or handbag”. Three years ago Amazon Customer said on Amazon “The body is not heavyweight metal that dents and is modern and lightweight and good to hold in the hand”. John Gray mentioned on Amazon “Nice, very compact lightweight camera, which is packed with features” in his review of this digital camera.

Two customers said in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky. C. E. Mellor gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I've been wanting a small camera that wasn't too bulky to carry around”.

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was thin. Ann Dunn said on Amazon “Lovely camera easy to set up and easy to use takes good photos and video nice and slim with a good size viewing screen”. Keith scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon three years ago “Slim, fun and easy to use” in his review of this digital camera.

Two customers mentioned that it was a good size. Katherine gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and she said “This is much smaller in all dimensions and can be easily tucked into a pocket or even a small handbag without any problem”.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 133 grams, the Canon 132 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 133g cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the 130, or the 140 both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S80.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.7 inches, the Canon 132 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera. Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera the display diagonals range from 2" to 4.8".

Other 2.7" screen cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the Fujifilm AX650, the Canon A1300, or the Samsung DV150F which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot N2 (£235.86) (2.8"), the Pentax K-500 (£399.99) (3"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 430,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Canon 132 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Canon camera was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fotocixus132argento, canon 8606b007aa, canon 8600b006aa, canon hw3048
Barcodes 00714574598017, 00714574598215, 00714574598338, 04960999981086, 05052916634928, 05053973870250, 08714574597959, 08714574598000, 08714574598017, 08714574598062, 08714574598079, 08714574598185, 08714574598215, 08714574598338

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