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Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
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Canon PowerShot SX130 is Digital Camera

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12.1MP 12x CCD Oct 2010
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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26 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras that were released around the same time as 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Olympus VR-350[plb_1835931_price], or the GE G3WP[plb_1772968_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an HC MMC+|MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on digital cameras that have been around 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 digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Coolpix L120[pl_1186_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Coolpix L820[pl_2153075_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-W730[plb_2083671_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS supports video recording, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX130 IS.

Other cameras which support video recording currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Samsung EX2F[plb_1609335_price], or the Sony DSC-HX20[plb_1543754_price].

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a fairly big optical zoom (12 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot SX130 IS. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX130 IS the optical zooms range from 2x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Rollei PowerFlex 800[plb_1950271_price] (12.5x and higher rated), the Olympus SH-21[plb_1686227_price] (12.5x and higher rated), or the Casio EX-ZR310[plb_1834060_price] (12.5x and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot SX130 IS has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the GE G3WP[plb_1772968_price], or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS, the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at include the Coolpix L120[pl_1186_price], or the Coolpix S4200[pl_1830640_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix AX600[plb_1735654_price] which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on cameras of this age and spec.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the cameras of this age and type the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 30m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.28m. The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a quite small closest focusing distance (only 0.01 meters) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 8MB and the biggest is 8.2GB. At 4,000 megabytes, the PowerShot SX130 IS has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is more than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras of this age and type. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Two Supported Batteries

The PowerShot SX130 IS is a two supported battery digital camera.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Canon digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Battery Life

With a maximum battery life of 9 hours, the PowerShot SX130 IS has a fairly long maximum battery life compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS. The average maximum battery life of cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS is 18h.

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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 typical of many digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly High Maximum Playback Zoom

Across all the digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the maximum playback zooms range from 1x to 16x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 8.9x. With a maximum playback zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX130 IS has a fairly high maximum playback zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX130 IS.

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Has Two Playback Modes

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a greater number of camera playback modes than most cameras of this age and type. This Canon camera has a Single image playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot SX130 IS. The playback mode "slide show" is also found on this camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 1600 x 1200 and 2816 x 2112 and 4000 x 2248. The still image resolution of all digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot SX130 IS ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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370 Shots Per Battery Charge

The PowerShot SX130 IS is a camera that takes 370 shots shots per battery charge.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

The PowerShot SX130 IS has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (336 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average maximum focal length of cameras of this type and age is 250mm, and the maximum focal lengths range from 13mm to 1,800mm.

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Supports One Image Format

The PowerShot SX130 IS has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this Canon camera. The image formats EXIF are also supported by this camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

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 frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Canon camera 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 best video resolution of all cameras of this spec and age is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports One Camera File System

The number of camera file systems supported by the PowerShot SX130 IS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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TFT Display

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. 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. The display of all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot SX130 IS ranges from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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15 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel Count

The PowerShot SX130 IS has a quite low megapixel count (only 12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The average megapixel count of digital cameras of this age and spec is 14MP.

We compared this camera to all the other 12.1MP cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] is also worth considering.

If this camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might want to look at the Coolpix S5100[pl_1308_price] (12.2MP), or the Coolpix P7700[pl_1714924_price] (12.2MP) both from Nikon or the Samsung PL70[plb_1426117_price] (12.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not support Full HD video. The PowerShot SX130 IS is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

Alternative cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], the Olympus Stylus SH-50[plb_1721351_price], or the GE G100[plb_1861772_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The PowerShot SX130 IS does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX130 IS also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to look at include the ST200[pl_378406_price], the WB200F[pl_2071998_price], or the ST200F[pl_1682904_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are not 3D compatible. The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The PowerShot SX130 IS does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot SX130 IS also do not have a GPS.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The PowerShot SX130 IS is not waterproof. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

Digital cameras of this age and type have weights of between 20g and 710g. With a weight of 308 grams, the PowerShot SX130 IS is fairly heavy compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot SX130 IS.

We compared this camera to all the other 308g digital cameras and we think the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS[plb_41047_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is more than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Has Six Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the PowerShot SX130 IS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This 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 SX130 IS. 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

The average total megapixel count of cameras of this type and age is 52,000MP. With a total megapixel count of only 12.4 megapixels, the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a quite few total megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX130 IS.

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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 cameras of this age. The average maximum aperture of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 6.6, and the maximum apertures range from 2 to 130.

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Thick

The average depth of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX130 IS is 38mm. At 45.8 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is quite thick compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of 28 millimeters, the PowerShot SX130 IS has one of the longer minimum focal lengths amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS the minimum focal lengths range from 2.6mm to 290mm, and the average minimum focal length is 27mm.

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Heavy

The lightest similar spec camera that has been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS is 0.097kg heavy, the heaviest is 180kg, and the average weight is 5.3kg. With a weight of 0.308 kilograms, the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is fairly heavy compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS.

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Very Long Flash Recharging Time

The PowerShot SX130 IS has a very long flash recharging time (12 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot SX130 IS. The shortest flash recharging time of compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS is 0.0005s and the longest is 15s.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot SX130 IS.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price], or the PowerShot SX150 IS[pl_41047_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price].

If this Canon digital camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the IXUS 240 HS[pl_408112_price] (3.2"), the IXUS 510 HS[pl_408144_price] (3.2"), or the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS[pl_651755_price] (3.2") all from Canon which is also higher rated.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX130 IS has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX130 IS.

Alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Samsung ST90[plb_1216_price].

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the G5WP[pl_1772971_price] (4.5x), or the G3WP[pl_1772968_price] (4.5x) both from GE or the Canon IXUS 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which is also higher rated.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on digital cameras of this type and age. 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
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
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
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Required Power
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Relative Humidity
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Maximum Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Certificates
Other Features
Weight
Interface
Drive Mode
Data Compression
Operating System
Audio Recorder
Focal Length
Aperture Range
USB 3.0 Port
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Power Supply
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

(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

Manufacturer Part Numbers 4611b012, 4345b013, 4345b001, 4611b015, 4611b010, 4611b013, 4345b009, 4345b012, 4345b011, 4345b015, 4611b010aa, 4345b010aa, 4345b012aa, 4345b011aa, 4345b008aa, 4345b015aa, 4611b012aa, 4345b001aa, 4611b015aa, sx130isblack, pshotsx130zil, sx130is-black, pshotsx130zwa
Barcodes 00013803127386, 00871457455299, 02498631706640, 03610170003458, 03610170019985, 04960999677088, 04960999677125, 05052733292721, 08714574552927, 08714574552934, 08714574552941, 08714574552965, 08714574552989, 08714574552996, 08714574553009, 08714574553016, 08714574553030

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