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
Capable zoom, manual focus ability, image stabilisation, 720p HD movie
Great image quality, Fully manual PASM exposure modes, Excellent optical image stabilization, 720p movies with quiet optical zooming.
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
Limited ISO range, Image quality could be better, Average handling
No Raw files, JPEG artifacts from processing, build quality doesn’t outshine competitors
Large and heavy compared to rivals, Poor continuous shooting speed, 10 min HD video shooting limit, Slow flash recycling.
By Cameras UK on March 01, 2011
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...85
By The Imaging Resource on February 19, 2011
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 February 17, 2011
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...80
By Computeractive on February 09, 2011
If you prefer simple controls to touchscreens, bells and whistles, this is a decent, affordable compact camera...80
By Trusted Reviews on February 07, 2011
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...90
By PCWorld New Zealand on January 27, 2011
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...90
By PC Mag on January 16, 2011
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 January 07, 2011
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...76
By ConsumerSearch on January 01, 2011
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 December 09, 2010
An affordable compact ultra-zoom camera that delivers the goods – as long as you can put up with the bulky design and AA batteries....80