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Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Digital Camera Review

Updated on December 29, 2011

Camera PowerShot SX130 IS is equipped with 12.1-megapixel sensor and DIGIC 4 processor for building large and clear images, allowing all family members will be able to capture the brightest moments with superb quality. 12-times optical zoom lens with adjustable range - from wide-angle (28 mm) and telephoto (336 mm) - perfect for group photos at wide angle, and for shooting landmarks.

Integrated three-stage optical image Canon stabilizer allows you to create great pictures even in low light conditions with prolonged exposure and reduces the blurring that occurs due to camera shake when shooting in telephoto mode. Simplicity, which will be appreciated by all family members, is a distinguishing character of Canon SX130 IS. Any family member can use the intellectual and creative shooting modes to create stunning photos. In the Easy Mode you just point the camera and shoot. The bulk of the buttons off and the icons disappear from the screen, giving more opportunities to create compositions without additional configuration. You just have to capture the vivid moment. It is that easy to use and enjoy the good quality photographs. 

The function of Smart Auto Scene Detection Technology can support up to 28 different kinds of shooting by automatically selecting the required parameters to create stunning photos. A new feature called Smart Flash Exposure controls the flash output according to shooting conditions, providing the right amount of light in all situations - from the dark room to bright sunlight. This is a good feature to remember.

The main characteristics of the PowerShot SX130 IS:

• Wide-angle (28 mm) lens with a 12-fold zoom and image stabilizer

• 12,1-megapixel CCD-matrix

• Smart Auto mode and Easy recognition technology 28 types of scenes

• LCD screen diagonal of 7.5 cm (3.0 inches)

• Movies in HD

• Predictive shutter with self-timer with a wink

• Various shooting modes, including the effect of "miniature" when recording video

• Tips

• Ability to complete manual control

• Intelligent Contrast Correction

Canon DIGIC 4 image processor controls all key camera functions for maximum effectiveness survey. Sophisticated processing algorithms allow achieving the transfer of the smallest details and nuances, as well as accurate white balance and minimal noise. As a result the high-speed processing for unsurpassed performance speed is provided by response and autofocus.

Shooting movies in 720p HD with stereo sound is an easy task for Canon SX130 IS, too. Compact and convenient PowerShot series camera supports video format of 1280 x 720p HD with stereo audio, allowing you to instantly switch from photography and to record high-quality video footage and back again. Silent motor provides zooming while recording, and continuous auto-focus ensures a stable definition of objects.

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS review features can be summarized in the following ones: Matrix 1 / 2, 3, 12.1 megapixels / Zoom: 12x (optical), 4x (digital) / memory card support SD / SDHC / LCD-display 3 "/ HD-video / powered by alkaline batteries / 113.3 x 73,2 x 45,8 mm, 308 g / black Overall, it is a good deal for the price asked.

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    • Gareth Pritchard profile image

      Gareth Pritchard 5 years ago from North Wales

      An interesting camera for sure, thanks, Gareth.

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      Pente 7 years ago from Planet Earth

      I like the fact that you can do video with it. I really wish that battery life was mentioned in camera reviews.