Canon’s SX130 IS crams a 12x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation into a portable, compact body – and all for under £180. Is this mid-range zoom compact an ultimate bargain? What Digital Camera’s Canon SX130 IS review takes a look…
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.
The 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.