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Canon PowerShot SX130 IS


$249.00 Released August, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Digic IV processor produces very clear images. Overall, features are pretty extensive for this price range. Impressive zoom range, zoom works well in video mode.

The Cons:Runs through batteries quickly. Bulky and somewhat heavy. Slow shooting.

The Canon PowerShot SX130OIS is a compact digital camera with 12.1x optical zoom lens. It is equipped with a 12.1 Mega Pixels CCD sensor, optical image stabiliser, and Canon's Digic 4 image processor. The SX130IS might not be the slimmest compact camera on the market but it differentiates itself from other models with it's 12x optical zoom which can be used during HD video capture which is rare for compact cameras.

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Like other consumer level Canon digital camers, the SX130 IS offers several "scene" modes which includes miniature effect for movie and fisheye effect for still photos. It has auto focus and face detection functions as well as a 3.0'' TFT colour display. Unlike many cameras the SX130 IS uses AA batteries which contribute to it's large size but it also means that replacement batteries can be easily found. 

Features / Specifications

  • 12.1 Mega picels CCD sensor
  • 12x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom
  • TTL Auto Focus
  • 3.0'' TFT colour display
  • f/3.4 - f/5.6
  • Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent
  • Built in flash
  • SD / SDHC / SDXC
  • USB2.0, HTSC/PAL
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.46 x 2.88 x 1.80 in. (113.3 x 73.2 x 45.8mm)
  • Weight: Approx. 10.9 oz/308g (including the battery and memory card)

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Pros
  • 4

    Digic IV processor produces very clear images

  • 4

    Overall, features are pretty extensive for this price range

  • 4

    Impressive zoom range, zoom works well in video mode

  • 3

    Clear instructions and explanations accompany all features, on-screen

  • 3

    Manual shooting modes are a plus once you gain experience

  • 2

    affordable price point

  • 2

    optical image stabilization (in lens)

  • 1

    12x optical zoom

  • 1

    uses AA batteries - affordable and easy to find, rechargeable

  • 1

    records video in 720p high definition with stereo audio

  • 1

    solid build quality

  • 1

    records to easy to find, affordable and capacious SD/SDHC/SDXC flash memory cards

  • 1

    use AA size battery

Cons
  • 2

    Runs through batteries quickly

  • 2

    Bulky and somewhat heavy

  • 2

    Slow shooting

  • 1

    no HDMI output

  • 1

    no optical viewfinder

  • 0

    uses AA batteries rather than more expensive yet higher capacity lithium ion battery packs

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