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Canon SX130 is Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12.1MP 12x Aug 2010
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Seven industry awards
Great value
Very slow flash recycle
98 Reviews + 7 Awards
Trusted Reviews Recommended Digicam Buyer.co.uk Best Value PhotographyBlog.com Recommended What Digital Camera Recommended

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Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

The experts at five expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this Canon digital camera. What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews, Camera Labs and Letsgodigital.org/nl/ all gave this camera a "Recommended" award.

In addition, this Canon digital camera received a Digicam Buyer.co.uk "Best Value" award and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from review site Photoreview.com.au.

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Average Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 78 out of 100 based on thirty-three expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine.

Good Owner Reviews

This low megapixel digital camera has an average owner rating of 81 out of 100 based on 58 owner reviews. Over 73% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Canon Has Excellent Camera Reviews

We checked 34,085 owner and expert reviews (including 1,203 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Camera

Supports Live View

The SX130 IS supports live view. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also support live view.

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Features Histogram

The SX130 IS features histogram. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also feature histogram.

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Flash

Very Slow Flash Recharging Time

The SX130 IS has a very slow flash recharging time (12 seconds) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera. The flash recharging times of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 2s to 12s, and the average flash recharging time is 6.8s.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Eight customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Paris mentioned “I'm very satisfied with battery life” in his review of this digital camera and rated it 8 stars. Daz scored the product 7 stars and mentioned “The only downsides are i) battery life”. Gajet mentioned in their review of the Canon SX130 IS seven years ago “Found no problem with battery consumption once I discarded the supplied batteries”.

One owner who reviewed it thought it was quick to charge.

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Very Slow Flash Recycle

One person who reviewed this digital camera said that it was not good in terms of recycling. Cameras.co.uk mentioned “Very slow flash recycle”.


Audio

720p Movies With Quiet Optical Zooming

Five owners agreed that it was quiet. Camera Labs mentioned “720p movies with quiet optical zooming”. Six years ago Stuart Alexander mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Noise hash on video playback even when in a quiet environment(I didn't have chance to power camera up”. Peri Urban mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “It's quite quiet externally.”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

The SX130 IS does not have a built-in microphone, unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera which have a built-in microphone.

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Support

Manual Controls

Twelve customers who bought it concluded that it had good technical guidance. Camera Labs mentioned in their review of the Canon SX130 IS “Fully manual PASM exposure modes” but they gave the product a score of 1 stars. What Digital Camera said in their review of this digital camera “Capable zoom, manual focus ability, image stabilisation”. Mr. Marcus Westlund mentioned in his review of the Canon SX130 IS on Amazon.co.uk “Want a cheap manual compact will not be happy with the overall quality”.


Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the SX130 IS is more than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Canon digital camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of this age and spec. The ISO sensitivities "80", "100", "200", "800", "1600" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Battery

370 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera take between 130 and 4,199 battery life (CIPA standard), including the SX130 IS which takes 370 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Canon SX130 IS supports PictBridge, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

Across all the cameras of this age and type the optical zooms range from 1x to 50x. The Canon SX130 IS has one of the bigger optical zooms (12 times zoom factor) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

If this low megapixel digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Canon SX230 HS (14x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 0.28mm to 1,200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 230mm. The SX130 IS has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (336 millimeters) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

Comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 11. With a minimum aperture number of 3.4, the SX130 IS has a fairly large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon SX130 IS has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the SX220 HS, or the SX40 HS ($332.49) both from Canon.

If this low megapixel digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Canon 500 (4.1x) which is also higher rated.

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Price

Good Value for Money

Digicam Buyer.co.uk highlighted in their review that this camera provided a good bang for your buck.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Twenty-three people who purchased it thought it was compact. Expert website Infosyncworld.com mentioned “In fact, we'd go so far as to tell you that you really can't get any better than a Canon if you're looking for a sub-$400 compact” in their review of the Canon SX130 IS. Cameralabs.com wrote on expert website Camera Labs “Canon PowerShot SX130 IS verdict The Canon Powershot SX130 IS is an affordable compact super-zoom camera with 12 Megapixel resolution”. Expert review site Pcworld.co.nz mentioned “Ultra-zoom in a compact” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 5 stars.

Nine people who reviewed it thought it was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Digitalversus.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “The Canon SX130 IS is actually quite a heavy camera, which isn't helped by the fact that it's powered by two AA batteries” in their review of this digital camera. Seven years ago Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their Canon SX130 IS review on expert review site Expert Reviews “An affordable compact ultra-zoom camera that delivers the goods – as long as you can put up with the bulky design and AA batteries”. Expert website Gadgetspeak.com wrote “This in itself makes the overall camera larger and heavier”.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au said “A stabilised zoom lens and support for AA batteries in an affordable body”.

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Heavy

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera the weights range from 50g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 260g. The Canon SX130 IS is one of the heavier cameras of this age and spec (308 grams) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII ($810.00) (1.2kg), or the Fujifilm X10 (330g).

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The SX130 IS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the DMC-LX7 ($419.95), and the LUMIX GF3K ($459.95) both from Panasonic or the Canon SX50 HS is also worth considering.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Canon 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 digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. Across all low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 4032 x 3024.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The SX130 IS supports video capability. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77, the Canon SX230 HS, or the Nikon Coolpix 8800 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The SX130 IS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The SX130 IS has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Sixteen owners reckoned that it had good features. Photographyblog.com wrote on expert website PhotographyBlog.com seven years ago “The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is a travel-zoom camera on a budget, offering enough features, performance and image quality to appeal to both beginners”. Expert website Cameras.co.uk wrote “Each one offers you a combination of good picture quality and a fair selection of features”. Expert review site Mymobileindia.com mentioned “Also in consumer friendly features” and rated it 5 stars.


Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Canon SX130 IS has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have display diagonals of between 1" and 3.5", and the average display diagonal is 2.6".

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the Canon SX220 HS which has better reviews.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5") which is also higher rated.

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Big 3in LCD Screen

Nine owners thought it had a good screen. Ephotozine said “Big 3in LCD screen” . Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The Canon SX130 offers a 12x optical zoom lens, 12 megapixels, 3 inch LCD screen, 720p movies” and gave the Canon SX130 IS a score of 6 stars. N. Douglas wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Love the zoom, because after you've done the 12X zoom shot, you can further zoom in on the screen - brilliant”.

Two people who bought the product agreed that it had a good viewfinder. Six years ago Daz wrote on Amazon.co.uk “The quality of the LCD screen is very good, no need to worry that there is no viewfinder”. I. S. Dixon wrote in their review of this digital camera “The camera does have a really good viewfinder and it will clearly display what function”.

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Good Flash

Three people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good flash. Seven years ago Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine “A decent flash and great skin tones will make it a winner.”. D. Fortune gave it a score of 7 stars and mentioned “The flash is also really bright” in their review of this digital camera. Joe gave the product a score of 7 stars and he mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “The incredible zoom, good image quality, great flexibility with shot modes & manual modes for a camera of this price and the flash is also very good”.

720p HD Movie

Twenty-one customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good for video recording. Computeractive.co.uk said in their review of the Canon SX130 IS “Shoots HD video”. Six years ago Consumersearch.com said “HD video with stereo sound” in their review of this digital camera. What Digital Camera wrote “720p HD movie” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they only gave it a score of 19.16 out of 100.

Long Zoom Lens

Twenty-eight owners said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Computeractive.co.uk wrote “Long zoom lens” in their review of the Canon SX130 IS yet they gave it a score of 1 stars. Digital Versus mentioned “720p video mode with zoom and stereo sound”. Trusted Reviews wrote “Long 12x zoom lens 28336mm” in their review of this digital camera.

Seven owners who reviewed it agreed that it had a good image stabiliser. Cameras.co.uk mentioned “Optical Image stabilization” in their review of this digital camera although they only scored the product 1 stars. Ephotozine wrote “Impressive image stabilisation”. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned “Its 12x optical zoom (28-336mm) lens with image stabilisation is great in use”.

Four people agreed that the product had a good lens. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “The macro shots are phenomenal - just shows what a brilliant sensor and lens this camera has”. I. S. Dixon mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Allow me to zoom in on the detail given this camera's impressive zoom lens”. Gajet said seven years ago “The wider-angled lens is most useful”.

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Shots of my son surfing in the sea came out fantastic using the standard autofocus” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 7 stars.

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High 12Mp Resolution

Seventy-seven owners who purchased it agreed that it was able to produce good images. Expert website Pcworld.co.nz mentioned six years ago “Extreme 12x optical zoom, Fantastic image quality, Double the weight of the competition, Uses regular AA batteriesSummary” in their review of the Canon SX130 IS. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “It offers good picture quality” in their Canon SX130 IS review. Consumersearch.com gave it a rating of 6 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Reviewers praise the SX130 for delivering excellent image quality and a strong feature set at a reasonable price”.

Four owners who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it had a good image sensor. Steves-Digicams.com scored it 4 stars and wrote on expert review site Steve's Digicams “A compact digicam featuring a 12x optical zoom lens, 12.1-Megapixel imaging sensor and a full set of automatic”. Expert review site Mymobileindia.com mentioned “The camera has a 12.1 megapixel sensor and a DIGIC 4 image processing technology that makes taking pictures with larger sizes”.

Four people considered that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine wrote “High 12Mp resolution”. Six years ago Sherman wrote “The camera is really easy to use and even offers easy shooting mode for the complete novice”. Alan J. Taylor mentioned in his review of this digital camera “I am satisfied with this this buy, 12.1 mega pixels delivers excellent quality”.

One person who purchased it reckoned that it was good in low light. Ally.f89 wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “The photos I took in low light were great! Especially the night views from the top of the Eiffel Tower - gorgeous!”.

One owner who reviewed it considered that it was able to produce clear pictures. Micky Joe said on Amazon.co.uk “Easy to use, fantastic zoom and clarity of pictures”.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Canon SX130 IS supports video recording, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Design

Robust

Eight people agreed that the Canon SX130 IS was well made. Imaging-Resource.com mentioned on Imaging Resource.com “Not only does it offer a solid 12x optical zoom, image stabilized, wide-angle lens”. Six years ago Gadgetspeak.com gave this digital camera a rating of 6 stars and mentioned “The Ixus very much a pocket offering and the PowerShot slightly larger and using ‘AA’ batteries rather than the solid rechargable type” in their review of this digital camera. Peri Urban gave it a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon.co.uk “The build quality feels solid enough.” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was reliable. Amazon Customer wrote “If this camera proves as reliable as my previous Canon cameras then this will be another excellent purchase” in their review of this digital camera.

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Lots of Manual Control

Sixteen customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use. Seven years ago Ephotozine mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Lots of manual control”. Expert review site Digit.in said in their review of this digital camera “ProsFeature rich, with decent manual control Very usefu”. Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote “To keep things lighter, we'd advise you to use Lithium batteries” in their review of the Canon SX130 IS.

Ten owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Consumersearch.com mentioned “Manual settings in addition to auto modes”. Digital Versus mentioned “Plenty of settings available”. Digitalversus.com wrote in their Canon SX130 IS review on expert website Digital Versus six years ago “A 720p HD video mode and has plenty of settings for users looking for greater control”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good interface.

One owner wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold. Daz rated it 7 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk six years ago “The camera feels comfortable and stable when you are taking photos”.

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Nice Design

Seven owners mentioned in their reviews that the Canon SX130 IS was good looking. Digit.in said seven years ago “Even though it is a pretty good camera, with good results”. Digitalversus.com rated it 7 stars and said on expert review site Digital Versus “The SX130 IS is actually a pretty decent compact”. Ally.f89 scored this digital camera 8 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “After seeing how gorgeous my friend's Rome photos were on her Canon, I decided I wanted a Canon as well - I had Paris, Madrid”.

Four people who purchased it considered that it was well designed. Expert review site Infosyncworld.com wrote “For all of the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS's strengths—solid design, well-stocked features, good image quality, stellar interface”. Pls said five years ago “The main mode dial on the top is well designed and clicks solidly into place so can not be easily knocked” in their review of this digital camera. C Wilson said “Never such a thoughtless and impractical design”.

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was neat. Expert review site Computeractive.co.uk wrote “It has some clever modern technology inside, including optical image stabilisation and some neat photo effects.”. One customer who bought it thought it was smooth. C Wilson wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Neither graded - both smooth, so no difference in feel! One of these could have been designed to move across”.

One person who reviewed the product thought it was ugly. Mike Smith wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Rather than being the 'ugly duckling' I was expecting, was taken by the excellent build quality” and gave this digital camera a score of 6 stars.

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Great Image Quality

Thirty-eight customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Cameras.co.uk mentioned “Good quality wide-angle lens”. Consumersearch.com said “Very good image quality” in their review of this digital camera. Digital Versus said in their review of this digital camera “Good overall picture quality” although they only gave it a score of 1 stars.


Other

Released Over Six Years Ago

This low megapixel digital camera was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 4184b008aa, pshotsx130zil, pshotsx130zwa, sx130is-black, 4345b012aa, 4345b011aa, 4345b008aa, 4345b015aa, 4611b012aa, 4345b001aa, 4611b015aa, 4611b010aa, 4345b010aa, 4611b013, 4345b009, 4345b013
Barcodes 00013803127386, 00871457455299, 02498631706640, 03610170003458, 03610170019985, 04960999677088, 04960999677125, 05052733292721, 08714574552927, 08714574552934, 08714574552941, 08714574552965, 08714574552989, 08714574552996, 08714574553009, 08714574553016, 08714574553030

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