”’Here are some general test shots taken with the IXUS 130 to give an idea of performance ability when it comes to image quality, dynamic range, colour rendition and the focal range of the respective optics.”’
An extreme wide angle shot at 28mm equivalent to illustrate what the IXUS 130 can pack into frame. Again focus is softening toward the corners, and pixel fringing is visible on the tree branches.
An extreme telephoto shot taken from the same position to show what quality is like at that end of the zoom, when shooting handheld. It’s a little softer than we might have liked and a little flat too – though the adjustment of brightness and contrast in Photoshop would quickly add some much needed visual punch and definition.
On a rather dull day we chose the Vivid setting from amongst the Canon’s ‘My Colors’ menu to help this post box leap out of frame. Having said that, the boost in saturation provided is quite subtle.
A colourful scene at wide angle setting which illustrates both the broad range of tones the IXUS 130 is capable of reproducing as well as the fact that there’s not much in the way of barrel distortion visible in the brick work.
Score in detail
Image Quality 8