Canon ELPH 130 summary
Canon ELPH 130 is Canon's Ultracompact camera initially announced on January of 2013. It comes with a 16 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4608 x 3456. The camera is also known as "IXUS 140" in other regions.
The ELPH 130 places at #36 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & over all #873 out of 1453 for digital cameras in our database. You should try out our Advanced camera search to see camera results based on your personal criteria.
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Canon ELPH 130 family
The Canon ELPH 130 is part of a family of products. You can read the complete range below.
Canon ELPH 130 Gallery
You can check the ELPH 130 from different angles in the gallery here.
Canon ELPH 130 Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of pluses and minuses of the Canon ELPH 130 based on factors that are oftentimes considered crucial in a camera.
Canon ELPH 130 Sensor info
The Canon ELPH 130 is run by the DIGIC 4 chip. The sensor size in the Canon ELPH 130 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter can produce cropping.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and gives a native ISO range of 100 - 1600. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The picture below illustrates the ELPH 130's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The ELPH 130 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Canon ELPH 130 dimensions
Canon ELPH 130 weighs around 0.29 pounds (133 gr or 4.69 oz) & the measurement of the camera is 95mm x 56mm x 21mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8"). The weight of typical Ultracompact camera is 121 gr so the Canon ELPH 130 is very much the same when compared to its rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Below is a visual of the Canon ELPH 130 besides a soda so you can get a sense of its scale.
The top view here will show the button layout on the ELPH 130.
Canon ELPH 130 Lens info
The ELPH 130 features a built-in lens featuring a focal range of 28-224mm making it a 8.0 x zoom which is not at all significant however it is likely to be invaluable in a few cases.
At the widest 28mm, the lens features an aperture of f3.2 which is quite slow and not ideal for low light conditions and you will probably find it hard to get good bokeh. You will probably also need to boost the ISO which results in noisy pictures. With the tele end, 224mm comes at f6.9 which is quite slow and you might need to utilize slow shutter speeds.
Canon ELPH 130 Connectivity
The ELPH 130 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that have NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can send photos and in some cases change settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Certain applications even enable a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external monitor. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Canon ELPH 130 Video info
The max video resolution in the Canon ELPH 130 is 1280 x 720 and you can shoot in H.264 format. 720p is awful for today's requirements. You really should strive for at least FUll HD resolution for good video. The camera does not have a microphone and headphone port which means that you have got little control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to consider a different camera in case you want good sound for your video clips.
Canon ELPH 130 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing in the Canon ELPH 130 so you need to be careful in rainy or dusty situations.
Canon ELPH 130 Display and Viewfinder
The Canon ELPH 130 comes with a 3" fixed screen supporting a resolution of 460k dots.
Please note that the screen has no touch support.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The View Finder details for Canon ELPH 130 are below:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders are rather useful.
Canon ELPH 130 Shutter info
Canon ELPH 130 is able to shoot continuously at 1.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Canon ELPH 130 Flash and Hot shoe info
Canon ELPH 130 features only built-in flash with no external flash support.
Canon ELPH 130 Autofocus info
Canon ELPH 130 features just Contrast Based Auto Focus & doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker and accurate when compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera comes with Face detect which is handy for people photography.
The Sensor comes with 9 focus points to select from. It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for objects that move. Canon ELPH 130 has no manual focusing. Manual focusing ability is useful for low light scenarios or you need to have more precise focusing control.
Canon ELPH 130 Battery life
The battery pack (NB-11L) in the Canon ELPH 130 is made to last for 190 clicks based on the CIPA requirements which is lower when compared to it's rivals. The usual Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 features the maximum (320) battery life for this range of cameras.
Below is a listing of Ultracompact cameras that have the best battery life:
Canon ELPH 130 for specific types of photography
The following bar chart indicates a rundown of the Canon ELPH 130 for specific types of photography. To learn more, check out the specific section below.
Canon ELPH 130 Portrait photography information
The Canon ELPH 130 gets a points total of 35 which is bad, meaning that it is just not very good to use for portraits. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support plus the ability to work with external lighting.
Street photography with Canon ELPH 130
Coming in at a decent points tally of 58, the Canon ELPH 130 is fairly adequate to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Canon ELPH 130
A bad sports photography points tally of 38 suggests the Canon ELPH 130 is just not very good for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have very good tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon ELPH 130 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is extremely important in selecting a travel camera. All round, the Canon ELPH 130 gets a nice 63 for a travel camera which makes it a very decent choice to take with you on your holidays.
Canon ELPH 130 Landscape photography info
For those who are planning to purchase a camera for landscape photography, the most vital aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon ELPH 130 at it's bad grade of 42 for a landscape camera is just not very good compared to it's competitors.
Vlogging with Canon ELPH 130
A vlogging camera preferably should offer a articulating display screen, mic input and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Canon ELPH 130 is just not very good as a vlog camera as it gets a bad score of 31.
Canon ELPH 130 Alternatives
If you need replacements to the ELPH 130, below is a collection of the highest placed cameras that fall in to the class of Ultracompact.
The line chart down below shows you an overview of the ELPH 130 compared to it's highest scoring competitors listed previously.
These are some more cameras you may have a look at as alternate options. To review a comprehensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.