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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 Digital Camera Reviews

Canon is one of the superior digital camera manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Canon also has good ratings for its compact cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. 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.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CCD sensor to this digital camera and we think the Samsung 90, the Sony DSC-W630, and the Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an MMC|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on compact 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 you would prefer a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-WX220 ($159.99) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon N100 ($305.88) (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, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago which do not support video capability.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support video capability to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s, the Fujifilm FinePix JZ 200, and the Canon IXUS 130 is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot SX130 IS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot SX130 IS also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Fujifilm X10, the GE J1250, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The PowerShot SX130 IS has a quite big optical zoom (12 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The optical zooms of cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 3x to 63x.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the VR-360 (12.5x), or the VR-370 (12.5x) both from Olympus or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 (12.5x) which also has a higher rating.

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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 digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot SX130 IS also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the D300s, or the 3200 ($74.99) both from Nikon or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo ($597.00) which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

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

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

At only 0.01 meters, the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX130 IS. The closest focusing distances of compact cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX130 IS range from 0.01m to 0.2m.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The PowerShot SX130 IS has a very big internal memory (4,000 megabytes) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The average internal memory of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot SX130 IS is 280MB.

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Two Number of Batteries Supporteds

The PowerShot SX130 IS is a two number of batteries supported digital camera. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec have between one and three number of batteries supporteds.

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Has Five White Balances

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on similar spec 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 Canon camera.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

Cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS have battery life (max)s of between 0.83h and 520h, and the average battery life (max) is 21h. With a battery life (max) of 9 hours, the PowerShot SX130 IS has one of the longer battery life (max)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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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 the most commonly found flash exposure correction on cameras of this spec and age.

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Fairly High Playback Zoom (max)

The PowerShot SX130 IS has one of the higher playback zoom (max)s (10 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX130 IS the playback zoom (max)s range from 1x to 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.3x.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The PowerShot SX130 IS has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. The best still image resolution of all cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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370 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is a digital camera that takes 370 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 336 millimeters, the PowerShot SX130 IS has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot SX130 IS. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot SX130 IS is 250mm, and the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 18mm to 1,000mm.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the PowerShot SX130 IS is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This digital camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX130 IS. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Canon 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 compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this Canon digital camera. The image formats supporteds EXIF are also supported by this digital camera.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the compact cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX130 IS the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 14s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of 15 seconds, the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a fairly long slowest camera shutter speed 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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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The PowerShot SX130 IS supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX130 IS. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this digital camera 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 cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot SX130 IS ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is more than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Single Auto Focus are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Supports One Camera File System

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a greater number of camera file systems than most comparable spec 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 digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time 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 cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel

Cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX130 IS have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 46MP. With a megapixel of only 12.1 megapixels, the PowerShot SX130 IS has a quite low megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 12.1MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS.

If this compact camera digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Coolpix P330 (12.2MP), or the Coolpix P340 ($389.99) (12.2MP) both from Nikon or the Samsung PL70 (12.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The PowerShot SX130 IS does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Fujifilm X10, the Nikon 9500, or the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS do not support wi-Fi. The PowerShot SX130 IS is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the ST200 ($68.99), the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110, or the SAMSUNG WB150F all from Samsung.

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Not 3D

The PowerShot SX130 IS is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of this type and age are also not 3D.

If you want a camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Olympus VR-360, the Vivitar T135 ($61.82), or the Nikon 9500 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

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

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P330, the Sony DSC-HX10V/R, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS are not waterproof. The PowerShot SX130 IS is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Heavy

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

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The PowerShot SX130 IS has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX130 IS. The flash modess "Flash off", "pre-flash", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has Four Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the PowerShot SX130 IS is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently found photo effects is Black&White, but this photo effects is not found on this camera. The photo effectss Neutral, Positive film, Sepia and Vivid are also found on this Canon camera.

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Only Has Six Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the PowerShot SX130 IS is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program" and "Scene" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The least total megapixels of cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot SX130 IS is 10MP, the most is 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP. The PowerShot SX130 IS has one of the less total megapixelss (only 12.4 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot SX130 IS the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 87, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.9. With a maximum aperture number of only 5.6, the PowerShot SX130 IS has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Heavy

The lightest compact camera digital camera that is a comparable age to the PowerShot SX130 IS is 0.097kg heavy and the heaviest is 180kg. The PowerShot SX130 IS is one of the heavier digital cameras of this age and type (0.308 kilograms) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Very Long Flash Recharging Time

When compared to other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS's flash recharging time of 12 seconds is one of the longest. The shortest flash recharging time of digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot SX130 IS is 0.0005s, the longest is 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 6.1s.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot SX130 IS.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the PowerShot SX220 HS, or the SX150 IS both from Canon or the Nikon D300s which has better reviews.

If this Canon camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the IXUS 240 HS (3.2"), the IXUS 510 HS ($189.99) (3.2"), or the 310 HS (3.2") all from Canon which is also higher rated.

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Released Over Six Years Ago

It was over six years ago when this compact camera digital camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX130 IS has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX130 IS.

There are a number of other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX220 HS, or the PowerShot A490 both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix P3.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the G5WP (4.5x), or the G3WP ($99.99) (4.5x) both from GE or the Canon 500 (4.1x) 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 frequently found optical sensor size on compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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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

(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

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