Canon PowerShot SX130 IS review


Canon PowerShot SX130 IS review - Verdict

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is a very capable and affordable mid-range zoom compact camera. Its 12x optical zoom (28-336mm) lens with image stabilisation is great in use and having HD video is an extra bonus. The overall specification is top quality for the sub-£180 price point, though the final build quality and relatively bulky size may be deemed less attractive than some of the (more expensive) competition.

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS product shotThe overall image quality is a little bit of a let down when inspecting more closely, though the combination of lens capability and lower-ISO sensitivity can make for great day to day shots - just avoid the higher ISO settings.

12x zoom compacts tend to not come in at a more affordable price point and the SX130 is well laid out, easy to use and certainly comes recommended. 

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Design 17/20
Image Quality 15/20
Performance 18/20
Value 18/20
Features 18/20
Overall Score 86%