Canon Digital IXUS 130 Review

4.0
March 24, 2010 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

IMAGE SENSOR

Type

1/2.3 type CCD

Effective Pixels

Approx.14.1M

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type

DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology

LENS

Focal Length

5.0 – 20.0 mm (35mm equivalent: 28 – 112mm)

Zoom

Optical 4x. Digital approx. 4x ¹ (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.7x or 2.1x and Safety Zoom ²) ³. Combined approx. 16x

Maximum f/number

f/2.8 – f/5.9

Construction

6 elements in 5 groups (1 double sided aspherical UA lens, 1 single sided aspherical UA lens)

Image Stabilisation

Yes (lens shift-type), Approx. 3-stop

FOCUSING

Type

TTL

AF System/ Points

AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)

AF Modes

Single, Servo AF/AE ¹

AF Point Selection

Size (Normal, Small)

AF Lock

On/Off Selectable

AF Assist Beam

Yes

Closest Focusing Distance

3cm (W) from front of lens in macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes

Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)

AE Lock

On/Off Selectable

Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction

ISO sensitivity*

AUTO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600

SHUTTER

Speed

1 - 1/1500 sec (factory default)
15 - 1/1500 sec (total range - varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type

TTL

Settings

Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

LCD MONITOR

Monitor

6.9 cm (2.7”) PureColor II G LCD (TFT), approx. 230,000 dots

Coverage

Approx. 100%

Brightness

Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD

FLASH

Modes

Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro

Slow Sync Speed

Yes. Fastest speed 1/1500 sec

Red-Eye Reduction

Yes

Flash Exposure Compensation

Face Detection FE, Smart Flash Exposure

Flash Exposure Lock

Yes

Built-in Flash Range

30cm-4.0m (W) / 50cm-2.0m (T)

External Flash

Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1

SHOOTING

Modes

Auto*, P, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Smart Shutter(Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), Low Light(3.5MP), Color Accent, Color Swap, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Stitch Assist, Movie.
*with Scene Detection Technology and Motion Detection Technology

Photo Effects

My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)

Drive modes

Single, Continuous, Self-Timer

Continuous Shooting

Approx. 0.7 shots/sec. ¹ (until memory card becomes full) ²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size

(L) 4320 x 3240, (M1) 3456 x 2592, (M2) 2592 x 1944, (M3) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 4320 x 2432. Resize in playback (M3, S, 320 x 240)

Compression

Fine, Normal

Movies

(HD) 1280 x 720, 30fps, (L)640 x 480, 30fps, (M)320 x 240, 30fps

Movie Length

(HD) Up to 4GB or 10 min. 0 sec ¹
(L and M) Up to 4GB or 1 hour ²

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type

JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

Movies

MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (monaural)]

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers

Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)

PictBridge

Yes

OTHER FEATURES

Red-Eye Correction

Yes, during shooting and playback

My Camera / My Menu

Start-up image and camera sounds customisation

My Category

Image tagging feature

Intelligent Orientation Sensor

Yes

Histogram

Yes

Playback Zoom

Approx. 2x – 10x

Self Timer

Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom

Menu Languages

English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi

INTERFACE

Computer

Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)

Other

HDMI Mini Connector. A/V output (PAL/NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type

SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

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