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Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 is Digital Camera

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16MP 8x CCD 1/2.3" May 2013
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32 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

This Canon camera is one of the most awarded of all the cameras of a comparable age and spec.

PhotographyBlog.com and IT Reviews.com both wrote that concluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

An additional two expert review sites liked this compact camera camera. This Canon digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from Camera Labs, confirming their endorsement and it received a Buy-n-shoot.com "Gold" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Twenty-five experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews have rated this camera on average 72%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 112 owner reviews this compact camera camera has an average owner rating of 85 out of 100.

Nice Design

A few people wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS was good looking. Cnet.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS on expert review site CNET.com “The PowerShot SD1400 IS is another stylish ultracompact from Canon with features”. Expert review site Photographyblog.com said in their review of this digital camera “The Canon Digital IXUS 130 continues the long-standing IXUS tradition of small, stylish and well-built cameras, with the added benefit of being the slimmest model to date”. Three years ago expert website Digitaltrends.com mentioned “What you get for the slight premium is some style”.

Some Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS owners thought the product was a good design. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk rated it 4 stars and said “The pebble-like Canon IXUS 130 has such a wonderful design that it's easy to forgive its mediocre picture quality”.

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Good Size

A number of people who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was compact. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “For a few dollars more you can get a much better compact camera” in their review. Expert review site Ld2.ciol.com said in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS “The IXUS series of cameras from Canon has some of the strongest performer in the compact point and shoot category” . Expert website Cameralabs.com mentioned in their Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS review “Canon's IXUS 130 (or PowerShot SD1400 IS Digital ELPH as it's known in North America) is an ultra-slim 14.1 Megapixel compact with a 4x optically-stabilised zoom”.

Two Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS reviewers considered that the product was thin. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS review “The Canon Digital IXUS 130 (also known as the PowerShot SD1400 IS) is a slim and stylish addition to the long-standing IXUS range”. Expert review site Imaging-Resource.com mentioned six years ago “The slim design with rounded corners is also pretty smart;”.

One Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS owner who reviewed it concluded that it was lightweight. Expert website Cnet.com wrote “It's an attractive, lightweight ultracompact point-and-shoot nearly identical to 2009's SD940 IS, using the same 28mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with a 4x zoom” in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS.

One customer who bought the product thought it was a good body shape.

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Good Product Quality

Several Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS owners who reviewed the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS thought it was good quality. Photographyblog.com wrote “Boasting a metal body less than 18mm thick, 14 megapixels” in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS. Expert website About.com mentioned “The Bottom LineThis Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS review shows a very nice compact camera that will deliver really good image quality for beginning photographers” in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS. Six years ago expert review site Ld2.ciol.com said “Canon has somehow been able to provide a camera that is unbelievably compact and yet capable of shooting quality pictures”.

Good Quality Pictures

Some people concluded that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Six years ago Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “Most casual photographers will be happy with the camera's image quality” in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS. Goodgearguide.com.au said on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “The best part is that it’s capable of capturing beautifully clear and vibrant images” in their Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS review and gave it a score of 4 stars. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “We expect better image quality at this price” in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS.

A few Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS owners wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS had a good picture resolution. Expert website Cameras.co.uk rated it 4 stars and wrote “It has 14 megapixels and a 4x wide angle zoom lens” in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS.

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Canon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 19,570 expert and user reviews, Canon has good reviews for its cameras. Canon also has good reviews specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range compared to other brands.

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Robust

A few customers agreed that the product was well made. Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned six years ago “Has very good build quality” .

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote six years ago “Canon’s IXUS 130 is an incredibly stylish snapper, with rounded contours and the strong, sturdy build that characterises the IXUS range” but even so they only rated it 60 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

Some Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS reviewers who reviewed the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS mentioned that it was easy to use. Pcmag.com said on expert review site PC Mag “The Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS is a great choice if you want a very small camera that's easy to use and produces high-quality images”. Cnet.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “The 14.1-megapixel IXUS 130 is a highly practical day-to-day camera too, thanks to its 4x wide-angle zoom”.

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus.

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Good Technical Features

Several Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product had good features. Five years ago expert review site Techreviewsource.com said in their Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS review “Its other features including a sharp”. Expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com said “An ultra-compact camera with some fun features” in their review of this digital camera. Digitalcamerareview.com also mentioned “Movies and has many interesting features”.

Good Quality Lens

A few customers who purchased the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS concluded that it had a good lens. Cameralabs.com mentioned on expert website Camera Labs six years ago “Canon's IXUS 130 / SD1400 IS improves upon its already desirable predecessor with a broader and wider zoom lens, enhanced Auto mode”. Digitalcamerareview.com wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS also six years ago “It has a high-quality lens that ta” .

One person thought this digital camera had a good autofocus. Digitalversus.com wrote on Digital Versus “The brand’s SLRs feature an AF Servo AI mode for continuous focusing on a moving object, for example” in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS.

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Good Support

One person thought it had good technical guidance. Itreviews.com mentioned “It's still capable of responding to somebody who likes to make manual settings” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Connectivity

One Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS owner reckoned that the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS was wifi compatible. Pcmag.com wrote in their Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS review on PC Mag “The Canon PowerShot Elph 130 IS features Wi-Fi and an 8x zoom lens.”.

Good Video Capture

One Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS owner said in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time 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.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS. Digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS have screen sizes of between 1" and 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8".

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS which do not support WiFi connectivity, the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS supports WiFi connectivity.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS also have a built-in flash.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The PowerShot ELPH 130 IS has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot ELPH 130 IS has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera also have still image resolutions 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, 3456 x 3456 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. Digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago still image resolutions range from 384 x 480 to 5152 x 3864.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

The maximum apertures of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS range from 1.8 to 87, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8. At 6.9, the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Canon camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS has one of the higher display resolutions (461,000 pixels) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The display resolutions of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.0005s and 250s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 14s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of 15 seconds, the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS has a fairly long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS.

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Light

Comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS have weights of between 20g and 710g. With a weight of only 117 grams, the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS is one of the lighter similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS has a greater number of light metering modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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TFT Display

The PowerShot ELPH 130 IS has a TFT display which is better than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. Most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the display ranges from LCD (worst) to OLED (best).

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Short

The shortest compact camera camera that was launched more than two years ago is 10mm tall and the tallest is 750mm. At only 56 millimeters, the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS is fairly short compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS.

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Very Thin

Similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS have depths of between 4mm and 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm. At only 20.6 millimeters, the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS is fairly thin compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS have an image stabiliser, however the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS does not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The PowerShot ELPH 130 IS does not support video recording, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras of this age and type do not support Full HD video. The PowerShot ELPH 130 IS is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS, the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS does not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS is not waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The PowerShot ELPH 130 IS has a greater number of shooting modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS. The shooting modes "Manual" and "Movie" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Only Has Two Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS. The playback mode "Single image" is also found on this Canon camera.

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Only Has Seven White Balance Modes

The PowerShot ELPH 130 IS has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (28 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age. The shortest minimum focal length of cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS is 5mm and the longest is 120mm.

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Fairly Long Flash Recharging Time

The average flash recharging time of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS is 6s, and the flash recharging times range from 0.0005s to 15s. With a flash recharging time of 10 seconds, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS has one of the longer flash recharging times amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Canon camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS has a fairly typical megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port

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Expert Reviews

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7 June 2013

The Canon PowerShot Elph 130 IS features Wi-Fi and an 8x zoom lens, but for a few dollars more you can get a much better compact camera...

5 June 2013

The Canon PowerShot Elph 130 IS features Wi-Fi and an 8x zoom lens, but for a few dollars more you can get a much better compact camera...

When it comes to a simple point-and-shoot camera, it doesn't get any more basic than the 130 IS. What you get for the slight premium is some style, an 8x optical zoom, and Wi-Fi. The 130 IS is...

17 April 2013

By Kyle Schurman If you're one of those photographers who needs to have the latest and greatest features when it comes to selecting a new digital camera, The Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS probably...

19 January 2011

Pocket sized digital snapshot cameras, which in a nutshell describes Canon's IXUS 130, are two-a-penny, so what makes this slim-line offering different? Well, for starters it is blessed with the... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 22 July 2010 by Ronald

As with all the other positive reviews I don't have anything extra to add EXCEPT CHOOSING THE CORRECT SDHC CARD for this and any other quality camera using HD video recording. If you wish to make... Read more…

Reviewed 21 March 2010 by Terry Conway
(Verified Purchase)

I decided to upgrade from my Canon Ixus 50,which was an absolute revelation when it came out, to the Ixus 130. The 50 is still perfect and my brother is delighted with it, his first digicam. The... Read more…

Reviewed 3 July 2010 by Milina

Compared to my old camera this one is amazing. It was very easy to set up and use. The picture quality is great and I can finally capture the photos of my children that I want as it takes the... Read more…

Reviewed 8 June 2010 by Joho

Initial disappointment was confirmed after I took a set of comparison photos with both the Ixus130 and my old Ixus40. EVERY still photo was better with the 40: normal, close up, macro, face,... Read more…

Reviewed 15 April 2010 by A_chandi

I ordered the Canon IXUS 130 to take on holiday to Las Vegas in March 2010. The main features that i was attracted to included: - Compact Size - 4x Optical Zoom - Canon brand (positive experience... Read more…

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