Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS 16.0 MP Digital Camera with 8x Optical Zoom 28mm

Compact Digital Camera

  • 3-inch TFT color LCD with wide-viewing angle monitor
  • 16.0 megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor
  • DIGIC 4 image processor for exceptional performance
  • 8x optical zoom with 28mm wide-angle lens
  • 720p HD video with a dedicated movie button

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS Compact Digital Camera with 16 megapixels keeps you connected with built-in Wi-Fi so it’s easier than ever to share your images with friends, family and the world. An enhanced feature allows you to post directly from your camera to social networking sites, or upload to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY for more sharing possibilities. An 8x Optical Zoom delivers stunning images in a variety of shooting situations. The 16.0 Megapixel sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor reduce nois

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  1. 134 of 138 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Initial review & Update 1 + correction – will update with continued usage, May 17, 2013
    Michael Rothberg “Michael” (USA) –

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    I just received this camera today. I had done extensive research and comparison with other Canon Elph models before choosing this one.

    A few factors led to my decision:
    1. I wanted high resolution and high optical zoom capability. Optical zoom is so important because that governs how much raw info you can capture. Digital zoom is just software and ultimately will result in pixellation.
    2. The Wifi capability was intriguing, but not a deal breaker.
    3. The price point was well under $200 ($169) and this was far below the MSRP. A note on this – I would have opted for a higher priced camera but this is a second camera to be used on an upcoming trip where I did not want to lug my Canon Rebel EOS and all of its lenses. I would not have chosen an Elph as a primary camera – but for travel, it seemed to be ideal.
    4. In keeping with the above, I also wanted something I could drop in my fanny pack or shirt pocket (although I am not likely to do that – shirt pocket that is.)
    5. I chose Canon because of familiarity with the brand and generally good experience with an older Elph I bought for my wife, and of course the EOS and lenses.
    6. I definitely did not want the touch screen that was offered on some new models simply because – although convenient – they are a royal pain and I often mis-touch the screen requiring go backs, or cancellations and do overs. For a device this size, buttons seemed to be a better choice. I do use the touch screen on my Motorola Razr Droid Maxx and have learned to live with its idiosynchracies. I also read some really negative reviews on the touch screens and didn’t want to be a guinea pig.

    So, now that you understand what my decision factors were, here is what I have learned experimenting for the past few hours:

    – It is intuitively easy to use, and if you know the menu system on one Canon, you will know it here as well.
    – It is so small and compact, yet the controls are easy to use and they are responsive.
    – The installation process (software & User’s Guide) was relatively easy, and I was able to copy the PDF file to my Google Drive so I will have it while travelling (sans computer).
    – The images are incredibly crisp and clear with good to excellent color rendition at the M1 (medium) resolution setting. I usually opt for the highest resolution, but I’ll explain why I didn’t in the CONS. I would suggest you always opt for the highest resolution you can since you can always reduce an image without losing clarity, but if you choose too low a resolution, you will experience pixellation on digital enlargement.

    – The WiFi capability seems like a really nice feature, but you better not be using Windows XP if you want to WiFi the pics to your computer. You can use a USB connection however. There is a disclaimer in the documentation that the WiFi will only work with Windows 7 or 8. You can however WiFi to your smartphone (Droid or iPhone with the appropriate app from Google Playstore or Apple) and then share pics from there, or upload them to your computer via the cloud.
    – The write speed to the SDHC card is uncomfortably slow if you are shooting rapidly, and using very high resolution. The difference between L and M1 is incredible. With the L resolution, you wait what appears to be an interminable time before you can shoot the next picture. It’s not really that bad, but it is in the “seconds” range. If it is perceptible enough to be annoying, when testing, it will also be so when out in the field, particularly with action shots.
    – It would have been nice if Canon included a memory card in the package, but I understand they are trying to keep the price competitive. I’m sure I paid less for a 16GB card than they would have charged.
    – It also would have been nice if Canon had included a case. My wife’s older Canon Elph came with a quality leather case. I purchased an after market CaseLogic case for much less than Canon would have charged.
    – Battery life – I haven’t had an opportunity to really test this yet, but I am a little worried since the User Guide states that I will only get about 200 pics per fully charged battery. Of course there are many variables that contribute to this (i.e., resolution, read/write time to card, ECO mode or not, flash usage or not.) It’s almost impossible to predict exactly how well I will do here, so we’ll just have to wait and see. My concern is that I am going to Scandinavia and Russia, and while I shouldn’t have any difficulty charging the battery with the appropriate voltage adaptors, I will probably buy a second battery so I always have a spare charged.
    (CORRECTION: You will not need a voltage adaptor. The charger clearly states 110-240 volts input. You may need physical plug adapters, although most European hotels have “American” outlets for electric shavers, etc.)
    – Also note that it took almost two hours to…

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  2. 293 of 297 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    As an Amateur Photographer, I Love It, March 14, 2013

    I’ll note right off the bat — I’ve been interested in photography for many years and have been honing my skills, but I am not a professional photographer. As a result, I can only speak to the qualities of this camera that might appeal to beginner/intermediate photographers. I owned a previous version of the Canon PowerShot and enjoyed it so much that I decided to purchase this newer model.

    First, the basic specs. This camera has a 28mm wide-angle lens, a 16 megapixel sensor, DIGIC 4 image processor, image stabilization, settings for shooting in specific conditions (snow, fireworks, etc.) and numerous special effects (black and white, sepia, miniature, pinhole camera, etc.). It has sensitivity up to ISO 1600, which is perfect for those who often shoot in low lighting situations. With this type of camera, however, you’re just not going to get the excellent low-light resolution that you will with cameras at a higher price point. This is only noticeable if you’re zoomed in on an image taken at a higher ISO; the resolution in brighter conditions is excellent.

    One of my favorite features about the camera is its 8x optical zoom; this is a great improvement upon the previous model I’ve owned. The image quality and stabilization at a higher zoom is excellent, resulting in perfect images every time.

    The LCD screen is bright and a great size. It’s easy to review previous pictures and compose a shot using the screen.

    Although I haven’t done much beyond simple experimentation with the movie settings, the camera can shoot 720p HD video (25 frames per second). The few videos I have recorded have been clear, crisp, and high-quality. It’s not a feature I will use often, but it is an attractive feature for those wanting to capture shorter clips of sporting events, concerts, etc.

    Thus far, the battery life has been great. There is an “eco” mode that conserves battery power without reducing image quality or camera performance.

    Other features that may be of interest include:
    * Wi-Fi capability to directly upload pictures
    * “Smart shutter,” which automatically takes a picture when a person smiles or gets into frame
    * Face ID detection
    * Color accent effect, which retains just one color and makes the rest of the photo black and white

    Overall, I highly recommend this point-and-shoot camera for amateur photographers or for those who simply want a small, portable camera in addition to a DSLR. The image quality is great, and the price is very competitive. Enjoy!


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