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The idea behind the Pocket Digital 130 is that you should have it with you all the time, fitting in your pocket without weighing you down. At a mere 104g you can hardly accuse the Pocket Digital 130 of being heavy, although it still weighs more than many modern mobile phones. But its slim dimensions of 58 x 88 x 19mm (HxWxD) make it very pocket friendly.
What you get in the box is the camera itself, as well as a USB to mini USB cable, a CD with software for both PC and Mac (OS X required) and a user guide.
The Pocket Digital 130 features a two year warranty which shows that Logitech has faith in its products.
So how easy is it to use and are the pictures any good? Well, it works like any other point and shoot camera and it takes about two minutes to learn everything you need to know. It also means that anyone can use it as there are no knobs or dials to fiddle around with. Picture quality is acceptable, but not great. It takes very good quality outdoor shots, and makes a decent job of well lit indoor subjects. The problem occurs as soon as it gets a bit dark, even if you use the flash the pictures tend to be poor. The flash also has a very limited range which means which makes composition in low light environments tricky.
But what makes this camera really easy to use is the supplied software. Once installed you can set it up so that it does everything for you. It will download the pictures from the camera onto your PC and put them in the Logitech photo album software and then delete all the picture from the camera memory. This makes it easy to use for all members of a family as you don’t need to know how to navigate a fiddly application. The photo album software then allows you to browse the pictures and even dates them automatically. It does also feature some basic photo editing tools.
Personally I wasn’t too fond of the Pocket Digital 130, but it does what it says on the box. However, my wife who isn’t a computer savvy person, nor one that cares much about learning how to use technical things, found it easy to use and was very happy with it. What you have to take in to consideration is what you’re going to use a digital camera for. If you’re looking for something to take quick snaps with anytime and anyplace, the Pocket Digital 130 will serve you well. However, if you’re concerned with quality and features, it’s worth digging a bit deeper and looking elsewhere.
The Pocket Digital 130 is great as a second camera that’s in your pocket all the time, but don’t expect amazing results from it. It’s easy to use and won’t break the bank. If convenience is more important than features and image quality give it a look.
Score in detail
Image Quality 6