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Canon ELPH 130 is Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 8x CCD May 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Four industry awards
Foolproof Auto with scene detection
Limited optical zoom
153 Reviews + 4 Awards
buy-n-shoot.com Gold Camera Labs Highly Recommended IT Reviews.com Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

Four Industry Awards

This camera is one of the most awarded by experts in cameras of all the cameras of a comparable age and type.

This medium megapixel digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by both review sites PhotographyBlog.com and IT Reviews.com, both of which concluded that this camera was good.

In addition, this digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from review website Camera Labs, confirming their endorsement and it received a Buy-n-shoot.com "Gold" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews this Canon camera has an overall expert rating of 72 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Good

The average owner rating of this medium megapixel digital camera is 86% based on 189 owner reviews. Over 82% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 34,684 expert and user reviews (including 1,369 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically for its medium megapixel cameras. 92% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Seven owners wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Expert website Techreviewsource.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Its other features including a sharp”. Seven years ago Mr Hope said “It has a lot of features which are all very easy to access”. Also seven years ago Terry Conway wrote on expert website Amazon.co.uk “This is simple to use and also has many advanced features, which help you take the perfect shot”.


Power

Battery Life

Four people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Website Ld2.ciol.com wrote “Battery life” in their review of this digital camera. Mr. N. Murray said “Perfect for pointing and shooting and the video is excellent although it uses up battery fast”. Al wrote on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “The small tidy battery the high spec videos it produces its all good if anyone can then Canon can ! 10 out of 10 as the actress said to the bishop” in his Canon ELPH 130 IS review.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was May 2013 when this camera was released.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The ELPH 130 IS supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also support Wi-Fi.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Slim and Stylish Body

Thirteen customers mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Seven 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”. Four years ago Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “For a few dollars more you can get a much better compact camera” but they gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5. Also four years ago N Sanders said in their review of this digital camera “Great if you're going out in the evening and need a small, compact camera”.

Eight people thought it was thin. Website About.com rated it 80 out of 100 and said “Thin, colorful camera body provides stylish look” in their review of this digital camera. Website Cnet.com.au wrote “Incredibly slim and stylish chassis” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Camera Labs rated it 4 stars out of 5 and said “Very slim and stylish body”.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. Coughybean wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “This camera is very handy and easy to carry around”. Maggiesnow gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said “Very light and easy to hold and carry with you”.

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Very Light

The Canon ELPH 130 IS is quite light (only 117 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The lightest medium megapixel digital camera that has been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera is 20g and the heaviest is 1.3kg.

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Design

Foolproof Auto With Scene Detection

Twenty-eight customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Camera Labs wrote “Foolproof Auto with scene detection”. Mrs Vb said in her review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “The buttons on the camera are fairly easy to use as it is clear what they are making it easy to navigate your way through the menus”. Ms. S. E. Davies wrote six years ago “Great photo quality -easy to use -small compact size my only negative would be that the camera can be fiddly for those with larger fingers” in their review of this digital camera.

Five customers said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Expert website Itreviews.com said “It's still capable of responding to somebody who likes to make manual settings”. Seven years ago Andy G wrote “It also performs very well and once you have worked out where all the settings are, easy to use”. Batmo mentioned “It could be argued that most people expect a nearly perfect shot from Auto settings these days.”.

Two owners who bought the product mentioned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Bostin Wanch mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “It's a comfortable weight and balanced”.

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Image Quality

Twenty-three owners wrote that this digital camera was good quality. Website About.com said seven years ago “Image quality is outstanding with the S 1400”. Pc Mag mentioned “Good image quality” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Website Digitalcamerareview.com said “Excellent build quality”.

Nice Appearance

Twelve people who bought it concluded that it was good looking. Website Consumersearch.com wrote “Nice appearance” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com mentioned “What you get for the slight premium is some style” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said “The best part is that it’s capable of capturing beautifully clear and vibrant images” in their review of this digital camera.

Seven customers reckoned that it was well designed. Website Cnet.com mentioned “Tiny, attractive design” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product 74 out of 100. Website Cnet.co.uk wrote “Superior styling and design”. Mr Hope mentioned “It's also very compact and a nice sleek design too” in his review of this digital camera.

Three customers who bought the product thought it was smooth. Website Consumersearch.com mentioned “Smooth, rounded edges” in their Canon ELPH 130 IS review. Discerning rated it 80 out of 100 and said on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Slim it is, also slightly slippery as it is so smooth and rounded”. Mikern mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk six years ago “It feels smooth like a pebble”.

Three people who purchased it agreed that it was neat. Karen Harrison mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “The pictures are neat and crisp and camera easy to use”. John D. Carey wrote “It is a neat well styled product with plenty of useful features” in his review of this digital camera.

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Very Small Build

Seven owners wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Digital Versus said in their review of this digital camera “Excellent construction, finish and slim design” and rated this digital camera 4 stars out of 5. Pc Mag scored it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Very small build”. Expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com wrote in their Canon ELPH 130 IS review “Has very good build quality”.

Two customers who bought the product agreed that it was strong and durable. Seven years ago Mr Geoff Douglas wrote “Feels sturdy” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Itsnits said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Hopefully its robust enough” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars out of 5.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The ELPH 130 IS has a quite large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera. Across all the digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera the display diagonals range from 2" to 4.8".

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Quite Wide Field of View

Digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have field of views of between 95% and 100%, and the average field of view is 99%. At 100 percent, the ELPH 130 IS has a quite wide field of view compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 461,000 pixels, the Canon ELPH 130 IS has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon ELPH 130 IS has a built-in flash. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The ELPH 130 IS has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon ELPH 130 IS has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the Canon ELPH 130 IS has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the cameras of this age and type the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.5 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4. With a maximum aperture number of 6.9, the ELPH 130 IS has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the Canon ELPH 130 IS has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera is 4.5mm and the longest is 40mm.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The Canon ELPH 130 IS features histogram. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Battery

Only 190 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Canon ELPH 130 IS which takes 190 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Canon ELPH 130 IS supports PictBridge. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The ELPH 130 IS has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The ELPH 130 IS has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago. Most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also 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, 3456 x 3456 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras of this age and type is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels digital camera.

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Flash

Quite Slow Flash Recharging Time

Across all the cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the flash recharging times range from 3s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.5s. With a flash recharging time of 10 seconds, the ELPH 130 IS has a quite slow flash recharging time compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Limited Optical Zoom

Eight owners who purchased this digital camera considered that it did not have a good zoom. Website Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Build quality could be better, buttons are hard to press, top of case creaks, battery compartment can be hard to open, poor zoom control” yet they still rated it 70 out of 100. Seven years ago Camera Labs said in their review of this digital camera “Cannot optically zoom while filming” however despite that they rated the product 4 stars out of 5. In the same month website About.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “A larger optical zoom would be nice”.

Two owners who purchased it mentioned that it did not have a good lens. Website Consumersearch.com wrote seven years ago “Noticeable lens flare in some shots” . Six years ago Fiona mentioned in her review of the Canon ELPH 130 IS on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Although Canon is notorious for lens problems, nothing looks quite as good or has such ease of use” although she gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Two owners concluded that the product did not have a good autofocus. Deric mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It can be a little slow focusing”. Kathryn gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100 and she said in her review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “In normal daylight the pictures are fine, if slow at focusing.”.

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Good Video Capture

Ten customers who bought it reckoned that it was good for video recording. N Sanders scored it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned four years ago “The video quality is good.”. Mr. N. Murray wrote on expert website Amazon.co.uk “It takes high quality images and video and is a lot more portable” in their review of this digital camera. Mr Geoff Douglas rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk seven years ago “It is so easy to use, pictures and videos are fantastic”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Five people who reviewed the Canon ELPH 130 IS thought it had a good screen. Clair rated this digital camera 4 stars out of 5 and he wrote “Screen size good.”. Six years ago Discerning said in their review of this digital camera “Good screen resolution and good quality photos hence 4 stars” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Linda mentioned in her review of this digital camera in the same month “Lovely small camera good size screen just the job for days out fits nicely in your pocket not to heavy” and rated it 5 stars out of 5.

Sharp Images

Fourty-eight customers concluded that the Canon ELPH 130 IS was able to produce good images. Pc Mag said “Sharp images” but even so they only gave it a rating of 50 out of 100. Website Consumersearch.com mentioned “Optical image stabilization”. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website PC Mag “Most casual photographers will be happy with the camera's image quality”.

Three people who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Karen Thurman mentioned in her review of this digital camera “Single or continuous shooting” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. John D. Carey said in his review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Resolution seems very good right up to the edges with only a small amount of flare from the highlights”.

Two owners reckoned that the product was good in low light. Six years ago Cuzzabear said on expert website Amazon.co.uk “In these situations the low light levels seem to confuse this little camera, especially when it is on "auto" mode” but they scored it 3 stars out of 5. Macxcrawley wrote seven years ago “The lens speed at 2.8 is truly fast and able in low light” in their review of this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00013803213591, 00013803213607, 00013803213614, 00115970995642, 00138032135916, 00138032136074, 00138032136142

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