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Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
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Canon PowerShot SX130 is Digital Camera

12.1MP 12x CCD Aug 2010
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 19,761 expert and owner reviews for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has good ratings. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a similar type and 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.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to consider including the Samsung 90[plb_1216_price], the Lexibook DJ028[plb_1876237_price], or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video[plb_1829794_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an MMC|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type. 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 camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Coolpix S9700[pl_2173237_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Coolpix L29[pl_2124045_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Nikon or the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years do not support video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which support video capability to this digital camera and we think the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F[plb_1519008_price], and the Canon IXUS 130[plb_1644860_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the PowerShot SX130 IS has an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the GE C1440W[plb_1772806_price], or the Casio EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot SX130 IS has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], or the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price].

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

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

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has one of the smaller closest focusing distances amongst digital cameras of this age. The closest focusing distances of compact cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS range from 0.01m to 0.2m.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

When compared to other digital cameras of this type and age that we have checked the internal memory of, the PowerShot SX130 IS's internal memory of 4,000 megabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the internal memorys range from 6.9MB to 8.2GB.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the PowerShot SX130 IS is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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Two Number of Batteries Supporteds

Most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and three number of batteries supporteds, including the PowerShot SX130 IS which has two number of batteries supporteds.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

At 9 hours, the PowerShot SX130 IS has a quite long battery life (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The battery life (max)s of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 0.83h to 320h, and the average battery life (max) is 16h.

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

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Most cameras of a similar spec and age to it have a ±2EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. In addition, this camera have a ±2EV (1/2 and 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. Across all compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX130 IS the best flash exposure correction is ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step) and the worst is ±2EV (1/3 EV step).

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s), whereas most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). The still image resolution of all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot SX130 IS ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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370 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most compact cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX130 IS take between 110 and 1,249 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the PowerShot SX130 IS which takes 370 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 336 millimeters, the PowerShot SX130 IS has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras that have been around for more than two years is 18mm, the longest is 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on cameras that came out more than two years ago. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the PowerShot SX130 IS is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most commonly supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this digital camera. The image formats supporteds EXIF are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

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

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot SX130 IS is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon camera). This camera also supports a video resolutions 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 video resolution of all digital cameras that have been around for more than two years ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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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 this type and age. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by compact cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX130 IS.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on compact cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot SX130 IS, the PowerShot SX130 IS does not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the X10[pl_1150_price], or the F800EXR[pl_1518759_price] both from Fujifilm or the Olympus XZ-2[plb_1716567_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PowerShot SX130 IS does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot SX130 IS also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi including the ST200[pl_378406_price], or the SAMSUNG ST200F[pl_1682904_price] both from Samsung or the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot SX130 IS do not have a GPS (satellite). The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

Other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to look at include the Lumix DMC-TZ61[pl_2226969_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ41[pl_2149949_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung EK-GC100[plb_2075290_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX130 IS, the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is not waterproof.

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Heavy

The weights of cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot SX130 IS range from 20g to 840g, and the average weight is 170g. With a weight of 308 grams, the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX130 IS.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the PowerShot SX130 IS is more than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Canon camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX130 IS. The flash modess "Flash off", "pre-flash", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Four Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is more than most similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly found photo effects is Black&White, but this photo effects is not found on this Canon camera. The photo effectss Neutral, Positive film, Sepia and Vivid are also found on this camera.

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Only Has Six Shooting Modess

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Canon camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot SX130 IS. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

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

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of compact cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX130 IS range from 1.8 to 72. The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a fairly big maximum aperture number (only 5.6) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX130 IS.

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Very Small Normal Focusing Range (wide)

The smallest normal focusing range (wide) of cameras of this age and spec is 0.01m and the biggest is 0.8m. With a normal focusing range (wide) of only 0.01 meters, the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has one of the smaller normal focusing ranges (wide) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Heavy

Digital cameras of this age and type have weights of between 0.097kg and 180kg. The PowerShot SX130 IS is one of the heavier compact cameras that were released more than two years ago (0.308 kilograms) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Very Long Flash Recharging Time

The shortest flash recharging time of cameras of this age and spec is 0.0005s and the longest is 15s. When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX130 IS, the flash recharging time of the PowerShot SX130 IS of 12 seconds is one of the longest.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the PowerShot SX130 IS has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price], or the SX150 IS[pl_41047_price] both from Canon or the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price].

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the IXUS 240 HS[pl_408112_price] (3.2"), the IXUS 510 HS[pl_408144_price] (3.2"), or the 310 HS[pl_651755_price] (3.2") all from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Six Years Ago

Canon released the PowerShot SX130 IS over six years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a pretty average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot SX130 IS.

Other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price], or the PowerShot A490[pl_1420_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix P3[plb_2003_price].

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the G5WP[pl_1772971_price] (4.5x and higher rated), or the G3WP[pl_1772968_price] (4.5x and higher rated) both from GE or the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

The PowerShot SX130 IS has a relatively standard optical zoom (12 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX130 IS.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the VR-360[pl_362476_price] (12.5x), or the SH-21[pl_1686227_price] (12.5x) both from Olympus or the HP P550[plb_1609839_price] (12.5x) which also has a higher rating.

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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 cameras of this age and type. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Megapixel

The PowerShot SX130 IS has a relatively typical megapixel (12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS.

There are a number of other 12.1MP cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price].

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the GE G5WP[plb_1772971_price] (12.2MP and higher rated), the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] (12.2MP and higher rated), or the Samsung PL70[plb_1426117_price] (12.2MP and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
External Flash Connector
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
Connection to PC
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Orientation Sensor
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Camera Playback
Direct Printing
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Power Requirements
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Relative Humidity (non-Condensing)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Compatibility
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Weight
Interface
Drive Modes
Data Compression
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed
Power Supply Type
Power Source
Digital SLR

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

(2)
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…

Reviewed 21 May 2014 by Momoforever

The phone does work on Verizon towers. I was able to have reception in the bowels of Wally World where my other straight talk sprint phone could not. The auto correct was really hard to get used... Read more…

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