Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Review

Overall Score

38

Main Features

  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 28-336 mm (12x) F3.4-5.6 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 1600 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 1 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 113 x 73 x 46 mm, 308g.
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  • Replaced by: PowerShot SX150 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Overview


First introduced in August, 2010, Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is a 12 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.

Canon replaced PowerShot SX130 IS with Canon SX150 IS. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon SX130 IS with Canon SX150 IS


Canon SX130 IS comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Sensor resolution of Canon SX130 IS ~ 3995 x 3003 pixels.

Canon SX130 IS has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 11,996,985 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Canon SX130 IS


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon PowerShot SX130 IS with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
1.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
28 mm Wide Angle Lens
Optical Image Stabilization
1/2500s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
5.6 Lens at Tele
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.6
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.4
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Type Scores

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has an Overall Score of 38/100 and ranked #425 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #836 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Canon SX130 IS Scores
Imaging score
20
Features score
36
Value for money score
55
Portability score
91
Overall score
38
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Canon SX130 IS


Canon PowerShot SX130 IS weighs 308g and has external dimensions of 113 x 73 x 46mm (4.45 x 2.87 x 1.81"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Canon SX130 IS is 84 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Canon SX130 IS
308g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Canon SX130 IS
46mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon PowerShot SX130 IS with the dimensions:

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight PowerShot SX130 IS Dimensions PowerShot SX130 IS
Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Canon SX150 IS 306 g 308 g 113 x 73 x 46 mm 113 x 73 x 46 mm
Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Canon SX160 IS 291 g 308 g 111 x 73 x 44 mm 113 x 73 x 46 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 308 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 113 x 73 x 46 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 308 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 113 x 73 x 46 mm
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Canon SX720 HS 270 g 308 g 110 x 64 x 36 mm 113 x 73 x 46 mm
Nikon Coolpix P7800 Nikon P7800 399 g 308 g 119 x 78 x 50 mm 113 x 73 x 46 mm
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Canon SX530 HS 442 g 308 g 120 x 82 x 92 mm 113 x 73 x 46 mm
Canon PowerShot SX710 HS Canon SX710 HS 269 g 308 g 113 x 66 x 35 mm 113 x 73 x 46 mm

Specifications of Canon PowerShot SX130 IS


General
Brand Canon
Model PowerShot SX130 IS
Announced August, 2010
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/15 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2500 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 3.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model 2 x AA
Physical
Weight 308 g
Physical Dimensions 113 x 73 x 46 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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