Recently I haven't been doing much on the testing and trialing front as this is a very busy time for me and obviously my portrait work comes first, but when I heard the Canon Digital ixus 130 was doing the rounds I was very keen to get my hands on it.
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Good looking, well built and manual controls for serious photographers.
High noise levels, soft images, in fact poor images over all and slow to start up.
"...but when I heard the Canon Digital ixus 130 was doing the rounds I was very keen to get my hands on it.
The Ixus 130 has been around since about February this year (2010) but as yet I have not managed to get my hands on one to test but I have heard many good things about it as well it has to be said as a few negatives, so I grabbed my chance to have a go with it and throw my opinion into the mix.
Firstly it has to be said that when the ..."
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fiddly A/V port, stitch assist program, no viewfinder, zoom button
"...was amazed to see that Canon have shaved off another 2mm had managed to make the Ixus 130is even slimmer at a mere 17.8 mm! However despite it's sleekness it appears well-built.
The model is available in 4 different colours: Pink, Orange, Black and Silver. I found the pink and orange to be a bit too garish and the silver to be a little boring so I opted for the black. This colour, along with the cameras smoothed edges results in a sleek and stylish ..."
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With its slim, sleek metal body, the IXUS 130 attracts admiring glances wherever it’s used. Choose from four colour variations: Silver, Black, Orange and Pink.
A resolution of 14.1 MP lets you make poster-size prints, or creatively crop images to perfection.
A wide 28mm lens is perfect for capturing landscapes or group shots, while a 4.0x optical zoom lets you get closer to your subject. Canon’s optical Image Stabilizer counteracts image blur due to camera shake throughout the zoom range.
For easy framing, sharing, and menu navigation, the IXUS 130 features a 6.9 cm (2.7”) PureColor II G LCD – its tempered glass layer strengthens the surface and improves visibility. Optional on-screen Hints & Tips guide you through the camera’s features.