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Canon ELPH 130 vs Sony TX200V

Portability
96
Imaging
41
Features
32
Overall
37
Canon ELPH 130 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V front
Portability
96
Imaging
43
Features
48
Overall
45

Canon ELPH 130 vs Sony TX200V Key Specs

Canon ELPH 130
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.2-6.9) lens
  • 133g - 95 x 56 x 21mm
  • Released January 2013
  • Alternate Name is IXUS 140
Sony TX200V
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-4.8) lens
  • 129g - 96 x 58 x 16mm
  • Introduced January 2012
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Canon ELPH 130 vs Sony TX200V Overview

Its time to examine more closely at the Canon ELPH 130 versus Sony TX200V, both Ultracompact digital cameras by companies Canon and Sony. The image resolution of the ELPH 130 (16MP) and the TX200V (18MP) is relatively similar and they enjoy the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The ELPH 130 was announced 12 months later than the TX200V which means that they are both of a similar age. Both of the cameras offer the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before we go through a thorough comparison, below is a short view of how the ELPH 130 scores vs the TX200V when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 130 over the Sony TX200V

 ELPH 130 TX200V 
IntroducedJanuary 2013January 2012Fresher by 12 months

Reasons to pick Sony TX200V over the Canon ELPH 130

 TX200V ELPH 130 
Screen sizing3.3"3"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1230k460kSharper screen (+770k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Canon ELPH 130 and Sony TX200V

 ELPH 130 TX200V 
Manually focus No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen

Canon ELPH 130 vs Sony TX200V Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to carry your camera often, you're going to have to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Canon ELPH 130 provides external measurements of 95mm x 56mm x 21mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs) whilst the Sony TX200V has dimensions of 96mm x 58mm x 16mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.6") and a weight of 129 grams (0.28 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you are utilising at the time. Following is the front view measurements comparison of the ELPH 130 versus the TX200V.

Canon ELPH 130 vs Sony TX200V size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the ELPH 130 and TX200V is 96 and 96 respectively.

Canon ELPH 130 vs Sony TX200V top view buttons comparison

Canon ELPH 130 vs Sony TX200V Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very difficult to envision the gap between sensor sizing only by reviewing a spec sheet. The photograph here will give you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the ELPH 130 and TX200V.

Clearly, the two cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit not the same MP. You can count on the Sony TX200V to offer extra detail with its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop photographs far more aggressively. The fresher ELPH 130 is going to have a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon ELPH 130 vs Sony TX200V sensor size comparison

Canon ELPH 130 vs Sony TX200V Screen and ViewFinder

Canon ELPH 130 vs Sony TX200V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon ELPH 130 Portrait photography information
Sony TX200V Portrait photography information
36
resolution is good (16MP)
supports face detection focusing
no manual focus
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
37
sensor resolution is decent (18 megapixels)
provides face detect focusing
manual focus not available
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Canon ELPH 130 Street photography info
Sony TX200V Street photography info
58
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
68
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports touch to focus
weather proof
screen does not articulate
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Canon ELPH 130 Sports photography highlights
Sony TX200V Sports photography highlights
39
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
terrible battery power (190 per charge)
lacks phase detect AF
50
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (18 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
weather proof
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon ELPH 130 Travel photography details
Sony TX200V Travel photography details
63
resolution is good (16MP)
flash built-in
quite wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse mode
terrible battery power (190 shots)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
72
weather proof
supports touch to focus
sensor resolution is decent (18MP)
built-in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
does not feature selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon ELPH 130 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony TX200V as a Landscape photography camera
42
quite wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16MP)
no manual focus
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
no manual mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
terrible battery power (190 shots)
missing Timelapse mode
47
pretty wide (28mm)
decent sized screen (3.3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (18 megapixels)
weather proof
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
lack of manual exposure
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon ELPH 130 Vlogging details
Sony TX200V Vlogging details
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quite wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focusing
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
display is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external microphone port
36
pretty wide (28mm)
touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
doesn't have microphone jack
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Canon ELPH 130 vs Sony TX200V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon ELPH 130 and Sony TX200V
 Canon ELPH 130Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Sony
Model type Canon ELPH 130 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V
Also referred to as IXUS 140 -
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2013-01-07 2012-01-30
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor DIGIC 4 BIONZ
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
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 16MP 18MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 4896 x 3672
Highest native ISO 1600 12800
Lowest native ISO 100 64
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-224mm (8.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.2-6.9 f/3.5-4.8
Macro focusing distance 1cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 3.3"
Screen resolution 460 thousand dot 1,230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech PureColor II G TFT LCD 1,229,760 dots equiv. XtraFine TruBlack OLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 secs 2 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shutter speed 1.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.50 m 3.10 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional BuiltIn
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 133 grams (0.29 lb) 129 grams (0.28 lb)
Dimensions 95 x 56 x 21mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8") 96 x 58 x 16mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.6")
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 images 220 images
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-11L NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots 1 1
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