Canon IXUS 130 specs

By Gavin Stoker


Quick Glance
Camera type Digital Compact, Digital SLR
Optical Zoom 4
Megapixels 14.1
Physical Specifications
Dimensions Width 92.2
Depth 56.1
Weight (body only) 133g including batteries and card
Camera type Digital Compact, Digital SLR
Optical Zoom 4
Megapixels 14.1
Image Sensor 14.1 megapixel, 1/2.3 type CCD
Optical focal length Equivalent to 28-112mm in 35mm film terms
Viewfinder N/A
Shutter speed 15-1/5000 sec
Auto focus AiAF (Face Detection/9-Point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
Manual focus No
Video (max res/format) 1280 x 720 at 30fps
Max output resolution 4320x3240
Other resolutions 3456x2592, 2592x1944, 1600x1200, 640x480, 4320x2432
Focus range 3cm to infinity
Exposure control P, A
Exposure metering Evaluative, Centre weighted and Spot
Exposure compensation 1/3 EV step, +/- 2EV
Image Stabilisation Optical
ISO settings Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
LCD Monitor 2.7 inch, 230k dots
Flash range 30cm to 4 metres (wide), 50cm to 2 metres (telephoto)
Flash modes Auto, Manual Flash on/off, Slow Synchro
White balance modes Auto, daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, custom
Drive modes Single, continuous, self timer
Image formats JPEG
Picture adjustments Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Film Light Skin, Dark Skin, Vivid RGB, Custom
Movie length Up to 4GB or 10 minutes in HD mode
Self timer 2, 10 secs
Memory card slot SD, SDHC, SDXC
Supplied memory None
Batteries supplied Lithium ion pack
Charger supplied Yes
A/V output HDMI, standard AV Out
Charging/Computer Connection USB 2.0
AV Out Yes
Manual Basic printed guide, full manual on CD

Critical Friend

January 19, 2011, 5:20 pm

Excellent review, right on the point!

I have been using this camera for a while, bought it in the USA, where it is called Powershot SD1400 IS. Great little camera as it fits into every pocket. For more serious photographing I have a DSLR (which can be uselss if you happen to not having taken it along due to its size).

A couple of things to add to the generally excellent review:

The small size and slickness makes it a great camera to fit into any pocket, but it also makes it prone to being dropped. This has happened several times already and each time I expected the worst. However, in spite of the drops on various surfaces, it still does not have major scars and it continues to function perfectly well. I may have been lucky but the camera does appear to be very well built.

The other point to take into consideration is the autofocus, shutter and writing lag. This may be typical for the class of cameras but makes taking pictures of moving objects like running children or skiers participating in a slalom race very difficult. You have to anticipate the lag, which has led to a number of empty frames.

Overall, the camera is small enough to be taken everywhere, is reasonably priced, and takes excellent pictures far superior to any mobile phone cameras. By the way, I am now looking for an excellent smartphone without a camera, any suggestions?

Brian ONeill

January 19, 2011, 6:18 pm

Hi I was wondering can you clarify if the sound is only mono as the john lewis site says its stereo:

I have the ixus 100 and love it, they are great little cameras.


January 19, 2011, 6:24 pm

@Brian ONeill: Apologies, you are right. Corrected.

Brian ONeill

January 27, 2011, 9:55 pm

Hi Ed I emailed canon support to clarify. They said it shots video with mono.

Do you see anything on the camera that says stereo? Or can you see 2 mics slots?

Very confusing.


January 27, 2011, 11:03 pm

@Brian ONeill: Oh. Apologies. I edited Gavin's review and added the comment about it being mono, as I was under the impression it was. When you refuted it, I checked the specs you linked and you seemed to be right. I'm afraid it's a slapped hand on my part for not actually properly checking at any point. I shall contact the appropriate people and find out for you.

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