Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

  • Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
78
Based on 28 scores, 35 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    7
  • Good:
    12
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Larger sensor, 3-inch LCD holds up well in the sun, 12x optical zoom, Good quality wide-angle lens, Optical Image stabilization, Easy mode for handing the camera to novices, Full PASM exposure modes, Well-sized controls, Smart Shutter detects smiles, S...
  • Very good image quality, HD video with stereo sound, Manual settings in addition to auto modes.
  • Impressive image stabilisation, 12x optical zoom, Lots of manual control, High 12Mp resolution, Big 3in LCD screen

Cons:

  • 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, In-camera help text too small, Pop
  • Long shutter lag, Bulky design, Short battery life

Expert reviews and ratings

By Cameras UK on 85

There are plenty of similar cameras you can choose form. To be honest there is not a lot of difference between many of them. Each one offers you a combination of good picture quality and a fair selection of features. Compared to other digital cameras...

By The Imaging Resource on -

The Canon PowerShot SX130IS is something of a mixed bag. It delivers the goods as far as image quality and feature set for the price are concerned. Not only does it offer a solid 12x optical zoom, image stabilized, wide-angle lens but its HD movie...

By DigitalVersus on 80

Under its clumsy-looking casing, the SX130 IS is actually a pretty decent compact. It offers good picture quality, a 720p HD video mode and has plenty of settings for users looking for greater...

By Computeractive on 80

If you prefer simple controls to touchscreens, bells and whistles, this is a decent, affordable compact camera...

By Trusted Reviews on 90

With echoes of more expensive cameras in the PowerShot range, yet less hard edged and threatening in appearance, the 12x optical zoom, 12.1 megapixel PowerShot SX130 IS comes across as an enthusiast's 'super zoom' that's been stripped...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 90

When I found you could pick up a PowerShot – one of Canon’s “performance” range of digital compact cameras – within a $300-$400 price range, I jumped at the chance to review it.The PowerShot SX130 IS (let’s just call...

By PC Mag on -

Canon's PowerShot SX130 IS ($249.99 list) rides the line between point-and-shoot and D-SLR with "many of the same features as a higher-end camera" such as 12x zoom and 60 millimeter lens that can produce images at 12.1 megapixels. Throw in a...

By GadgetSpeak on 76

Canon has two ranges of small cameras, the Ixus very much a pocket offering and the PowerShot slightly larger and using ‘AA’ batteries rather than the solid rechargable type. This in itself makes the overall camera larger and...

By ConsumerSearch on -

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS, successor to the very popular SX120 IS, has a 12x zoom and shoots 720p HD video in stereo sound. Reviewers praise the SX130 for delivering excellent image quality and a strong feature set at a reasonable price. CNET...

By Expert Reviews on 80

An affordable compact ultra-zoom camera that delivers the goods – as long as you can put up with the bulky design and AA batteries....

By ThinkDigit on 70

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By Digital Camera Buyer on 80

An excellent all round camera that will appeal to a range of consumers. By going online and shopping around the SX130 can be purchased for a reasonable price. Overall Our provides the latest photography news, reviews, previews, features and...

By ePHOTOzine on 70

There’s a clear case to be made for the SX130, you can see it nestling in grandad’s pocket, ready for pictures of the kids where face detection, a decent flash and great skin tones will make it a winner, but also on hand for day trips on...

By LetsGoDigital on 79

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is an attractively priced digital super zoom camera. You get a lot of camera in return, 12 Megapixels resolution and a completely stabilized 12x optical zoom lens. The specifications have not been spectacularly improved in...

By What Digital Camera on 86

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is a very capable and affordable mid-range zoom compact camera. Its 12x optical zoom (28-336mm) lens with image stabilisation is great in use and having HD video is an extra bonus. The overall specification is top quality...

By Steves Digicams on -

At the lower end of Canon's "High End, Advanced Digital Cameras" line is the PowerShot SX130 IS, a compact digicam featuring a 12x optical zoom lens, 12.1-Megapixel imaging sensor and a full set of automatic and manual controls. This is perfect for...

By infoSync World on 60

For all of the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS's strengths—solid design, well-stocked features, good image quality, stellar interface and menu system—we cannot recommend this camera. We had a great time with the PowerShot SX130 IS, but our joy...

By DigitalCameraReview on 80

The SX130 offers some logical upgrades to the SX120 like HD video, and despite weak battery life and a slower lens, it's a worthy competitor in the compact ultrazoom...

By DigitalCameraInfo on -

The Canon SX130 ($249 MSRP) doesn't have the more fully developed features of a point & shoot like the G11, or even the S-series models. On the downside, it's not quite as thin as the Elphs, either. That 12x zoom has to fit somewhere. However,...

By Photo Review Australia on 85

The PowerShot SX130 IS replaces the PowerShot SX120 IS, providing the expected wide range of shooting modes, a stabilised zoom lens and support for AA batteries in an affordable body. The sensor is slightly larger in the SX130 IS and its resolution is...