Canon IXUS 132 Review

January 10, 2014 | Matt Grayson | |

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#1 Steve Dodd

I am wondering if you could help me.  I am looking for a new canon body, upgrading from my EOS20D, far to heavy!  I typically take sports photography, outdoors as I can’t seem to get any good shots with my standard lens and the old 75-300 ‘Ultrasonic’ Canon zoom lens.  Any advice on a new body, or would you recommend a different product?  I am open to the compact with lens cameras too.  My budget would be around $500-$600.

Very appreciative of any help you can give.

Thank you


2:11 am - Monday, January 13, 2014

#2 David Kirk

Steve - have a look at either the 100D, or 700D very light but very capable DSLRs. Both have touch screens, the 700D being a vari-angle version.

11:50 am - Monday, January 13, 2014


Canon Powershot A4000. Rebadged for IXUS. Plastic housing. Near terrible image quality. Get older A3300 instead and even save yourself some money.

11:28 pm - Monday, January 20, 2014

#4 Ivan

Shame for Canon.
This is the worst camera I ever had in my hands. Terrible image quality. Sharpness does not exist, there is no sharp line anywhere. Indoor photos are ever worse. Flash is too weak, iso too high, influence of light balls result with yellow and orange color on photos.
Video 720p outdoor is ok, indoor not so good.
Battery life is good.
Canon is not providing USB cable with this camera.
Regarding image quality I don’t really need a USB cable.

2:28 pm - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

#5 Scheepers

This camera is a great little camera fits in you top pocket and take really good photo at a quality you would think from a large more expensive camera

3:27 pm - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

#6 Glenys Jones

I agree this is the worst camera I’ve ever owned. I’ve just been in New Zealand on holiday and the photos I’ve taken are so so disappointing.
I fI could find my receipt I would take it back to Currys.

7:46 pm - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

#7 Mike

I found this video , I hope it is useful

5:59 pm - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

#8 Glenys Jones

I did actually find my receipt and took camera back to Currys as it was still in warranty. They sent it back to Cannon .Came back saying there was nothing wrong with it. Obviously poor camera not worth £89 I paid for it.

7:32 pm - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

#9 Phil Bean

Have to agree with the comments above.

I usually buy Sony cameras but opted for this to replace my DSC-P200 due to the brand and features.
Boy do I regret it.

The image quality is terrible. Outdoors are bland with unnatural looking colour. Indoors are probably worse. I couldn’t get it to macro focus on things at ~3cm never mind 1cm.
Video is better but again it has focus issues at full zoom and the zoom is VERY audible in playback.

I’ve hardly used it and am now gonna try to sell it so I can go back to a Sony.

11:29 pm - Friday, August 28, 2015

#10 Stiven

Outstanding for the price,
Picture quality excellent .
Easy to use for a novice.
Small enough to fit in shit pocket.
Battery life excellent.
Would recommend to any one who
wants a point and shoot camera.the camera takes nice quality pictures and it has long battery life. It’s small and handy to carry around too; pretty important these days if you’re trying to weigh up whether you need a compact camera to begin with.

5:22 pm - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

#11 Chris

Extremely wonderful pictures. The clearest of all cameras I have had. The 16 pixels give an extremely clear picture even when using the digital zoom. Does great in low light.The colors were beautiful, I am not a professional photographer, but have several expensive cameras. This worked well, it recycled a little slow when taking the 2nd shot, even with a fast SD card, but maybe the card was to blame. We took ocean photos that were true blue and turquoise, and really clear. It is small, perfect for pocket and hiking

1:02 am - Monday, January 4, 2016

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