Canon PowerShot SX130IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 12x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3.0-Inch LCD
- Shoot 720p HD video with stereo sound while using the optical zoom
- High-powered 12x wide-angle optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
- Scene modes like Miniature Effect for Movie and Fisheye Effect; Advanced Smart AUTO
- DIGIC 4 Image Processor, with 12.1 megapixels; 3.0-inch wide LCD
- Capture images to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards (not included)
The Canon PowerShot SX130 Digital Camera has a 12.1MP sensor, a 12x zoom lens (28-336mm equivalent in 35mm, which goes from very wide-angle to super telephoto in a snap), and a vivid 3″ display. That’s just the basics–there’s also dazzling 720p HD video with stereo sound, fun special effects like Fisheye and Miniatures, and Advanced Smart AUTO that gives you the absolute best exposure for 28 different shooting situations.
From the Manufacturer
Smart, sleek and creative, the PowerShot SX130 IS is the perfect companion to all your good times. Now you can capture every detail of special moments in crisp, stunning 720p HD–even while using the high-powered 12x wide-angle optical zoom. You’ll record in stereo sound, then play back your videos instantly on you computer. The SX130 IS is all about creativity, with fun new scene modes like Miniature Effect for Movies, and Fisheye Effect for artistically distorted stills.
Canon PowerShot digital camera highlights
While you’re having fun creating, the camera’s Smart Flash Exposure and advanced Smart AUTO systems are ensuring that every image is the best it can be. Add the DIGIC 4 Image Processor, 12.1 megapixels and Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer, and you’ve got the ideal camera for making the good times last.
Rating: (out of 16 reviews)
Canon PowerShot SX130IS Video Review by Josh Goldman on CNET
Here’s what CNET has to say about the PowerShot SX130IS:
The good: Excellent photo quality, features for its class; semimanual, manual shooting modes; uses AA-size batteries.
The bad: Slow shooting performance; bulky, heavy body.
The bottom line: The budget-friendly Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is a solid, compact megazoom for those who prize creative control and photo quality more than fast shooting performance or a small, lightweight design.
The PowerShot SX130 IS is one of Canon’s three compact megazooms for 2010. It shares some of the same features as its linemate, the SX210 IS, mainly semimanual and manual shooting modes and 720p HD movie capture. However, that model has a longer, 14x zoom lens and a 14-megapixel CCD sensor to the SX130’s 12x zoom and 12-megapixel CCD sensor.
Then there’s the PowerShot SD4500 IS, which is part of Canon’s Digital Elph line and features a 10x zoom and a 10-megapixel CMOS sensor. Despite having the midrange specs of the three, the SX130 IS is the most basic and lowest priced. It’s also a very good camera for those wanting more creative control than just about any competing model will give you and excellent photo quality for its class.
Its shooting performance is the only thing that’s lackluster here, but it’s still on par with similarly priced models.
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