Canon ELPH 130 vs Olympus SP-610UZ

Portability
96
Imaging
41
Features
32
Overall
37
Canon ELPH 130 front
 
Olympus SP-610UZ front
Portability
79
Imaging
39
Features
31
Overall
35
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Canon ELPH 130 vs Olympus SP-610UZ Overview

Here is a thorough review of the Canon ELPH 130 and Olympus SP-610UZ, former being a Ultracompact while the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by brands Canon and Olympus. The resolution of the ELPH 130 (16MP) and the SP-610UZ (14MP) is very well matched and they come with the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The ELPH 130 was launched 2 years later than the SP-610UZ and that is quite a large difference as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras offer different body type with the Canon ELPH 130 being a Ultracompact camera and the Olympus SP-610UZ being a Compact camera.

Before diving straight into a step-by-step comparison, below is a short summary of how the ELPH 130 scores against the SP-610UZ for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Canon ELPH 130 vs Olympus SP-610UZ Key Specs

Canon ELPH 130
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.2-6.9) lens
  • 133g - 95 x 56 x 21mm
  • Launched January 2013
  • Additionally Known as IXUS 140
Olympus SP-610UZ
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-616mm (F3.3-5.7) lens
  • 405g - 107 x 73 x 73mm
  • Announced January 2011
  • Earlier Model is Olympus SP-600 UZ
  • Newer Model is Olympus SP-620 UZ
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Canon ELPH 130 vs Olympus SP-610UZ Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to lug around your camera frequently, you will want to factor in its weight and measurements. The Canon ELPH 130 features external measurements of 95mm x 56mm x 21mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8") and a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs) and the Olympus SP-610UZ has proportions of 107mm x 73mm x 73mm (4.2" x 2.9" x 2.9") with a weight of 405 grams (0.89 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you select during that time. Here is a front view sizing comparison of the ELPH 130 and the SP-610UZ.

Canon ELPH 130 vs Olympus SP-610UZ size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the ELPH 130 and SP-610UZ is 96 and 79 respectively.

Canon ELPH 130 vs Olympus SP-610UZ top view buttons comparison

Canon ELPH 130 vs Olympus SP-610UZ Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is tough to picture the gap in sensor measurements only by seeing specifications. The photograph here should give you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the ELPH 130 and SP-610UZ.

Plainly, both of the cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit different resolution. You can count on the Canon ELPH 130 to produce extra detail with its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop shots more aggressively. The younger ELPH 130 should have an advantage when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon ELPH 130 vs Olympus SP-610UZ sensor size comparison

Canon ELPH 130 vs Olympus SP-610UZ Screen and ViewFinder

Canon ELPH 130 vs Olympus SP-610UZ Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon ELPH 130 Portrait photography details
Olympus SP-610UZ Portrait photography details
36
MP count good (16 megapixels)
offers face detection focusing
no manual focus
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
30
resolution is good (14MP)
lack of manual focus
no manual control
external flash not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon ELPH 130 Street photography information
Olympus SP-610UZ Street photography information
58
built in image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
51
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon ELPH 130 as a Sports photography camera
Olympus SP-610UZ as a Sports photography camera
39
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16MP)
offers tracking autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
not so great battery life (190 CIPA)
lacks phase detect AF
40
long zoom range (28-616mm 22.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
slow fps (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon ELPH 130
Travel photography with Olympus SP-610UZ
63
MP count good (16MP)
built-in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse mode
not so great battery life (190 per charge)
display is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.2)
62
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
great reach (616mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
does not offer selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon ELPH 130 Landscape photography highlights
Olympus SP-610UZ Landscape photography highlights
42
relatively wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16MP)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
no manual mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
not so great battery life (190 CIPA)
no Time Lapse mode
41
decently wide (28mm)
good sized screen (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (14MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
no manual control
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
does not have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon ELPH 130 Vlogging factors
Olympus SP-610UZ Vlogging factors
31
relatively wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focusing
slow max aperture (f3.2)
display is not selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
no external mic jack
26
decently wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not offer selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have external microphone support
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Canon ELPH 130 vs Olympus SP-610UZ Specifications

General Information
Manufacturer
Canon
Olympus
Model type
Canon ELPH 130
Olympus SP-610UZ
Also Known as
IXUS 140
-
Category
Ultracompact
Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched
2013-01-07
2011-01-06
Physical type
Ultracompact
Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by
DIGIC 4
TruePic III
Sensor type
BSI-CMOS
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
28.1mm²
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
16 megapixel
14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
4608 x 3456
4288 x 3216
Maximum native ISO
1600
3200
Lowest native ISO
100
100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points
9
11
Lens
Lens support
fixed lens
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
28-224mm (8.0x)
28-616mm (22.0x)
Highest aperture
f/3.2-6.9
f/3.3-5.7
Macro focusing distance
1cm
1cm
Crop factor
5.8
5.8
Screen
Display type
Fixed Type
Fixed Type
Display sizing
3 inches
3 inches
Resolution of display
460 thousand dots
230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech
PureColor II G TFT LCD
TFT Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
None
Features
Min shutter speed
15s
4s
Max shutter speed
1/2000s
1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate
1.0 frames per second
1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
3.50 m
6.30 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps)
Maximum video resolution
1280x720
1280x720
Video data format
H.264
Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
Optional
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
133 gr (0.29 lbs)
405 gr (0.89 lbs)
Physical dimensions
95 x 56 x 21mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8")
107 x 73 x 73mm (4.2" x 2.9" x 2.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
not tested
Other
Battery life
190 photos
340 photos
Style of battery
Battery Pack
AA
Battery ID
NB-11L
4 x AA
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots
Single
Single
Cost at release
$0
$299