|Canon PowerShot SX130 IS megazoom camera
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 comparison with its predecessor, but the Canon SX130 IS camera is more of an evolution than a revolution. High Definition video is now also supported, so that this camera is keeping up with the trends.
Canon PowerShot SX130 IS camera operation
This PowerShot camera is very easy to use, although its dimensions prevent you from taking the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS with you in your pocket. If you want to do that, then you better look back to the PowerShot SX210 IS, for example, or competitor Panasonic’s successful Traveller Zoom camera series. However, the PowerShot SX130 IS is easy to use and makes the camera very accessible for the beginner photographer. The more experienced photographer will be able to get creative with the P/Tv/Av/ M modes.
Canon PowerShot SX130 IS image quality
The Canon PowerShot SX130IS camera’s image quality is very solid. It has fine color representation that only diverts slightly from the most natural representation of the Gretag Macbeth color card. Luckily, Canon has maintained a modest amount of pixels. The 12 Megapixels are more than enough for this type of camera and the type of photography that is made with it. The signal/noise ratio is also decent up to 1600 ISO. The lens performs well and only suffers from slight distortion.
Canon PowerShot SX130 IS : Fine all-round digital camera
Due to the success of the compact megazoom cameras, the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS appears a bit big and bulky. Indeed, the difference in dimensions is quite big and if the dimensions are important to you, you might prefer to look at some of the alternatives mentioned above. The advantage of the Canon SX130 IS’ format is that it is very comfortable to handle. This is great for photography and in combination with the effective optical stabilization, few shots turn out blurry. The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is a fine, all-round megazoom camera with which you can capture almost any scene!