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Canon PowerShot SX130 IS - Test shots: Zoom, Contrast and Colour

By Gavin Stoker



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Canon PowerShot SX130 IS


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Here are some general test shots taken with the SX130 IS to give an idea of performance ability when it comes to image quality, dynamic range, and colour rendition.


Among the digital effects options found with a twist of the shooting mode dial to the scene options is Miniature mode, which apes the effect of using a tilt and shift lens. The portion of the image in focus is narrowed to a central band, the surrounding blur giving it an other-worldly model village appearance.


Here we've selected Vivid mode from the SX130 IS' 'My Colors' options to give the red of our postbox that extra visual boost to lift it from its drab backdrop. The effect works subtly well and avoids appearing overblown.


Another handheld maximum zoom shot with some tell tale softness in evidence, but sufficient detail maintained nonetheless to make this worth saving.


A wide angle and extreme telephoto comparison utilising the SX130 IS' default colour settings. The overall shot is a bit flat and lacking in contrast which can be improved with a little judicious photo editing of course, so not a deal breaker in any event.


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Scores In Detail

  • Image Quality 8
  • Value 10

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