Canon ELPH 130

 
Canon ELPH 130 front
 
  • 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
  • Released January 2013
  • Additionally Known as IXUS 140
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
96
Imaging
41
Features
32
Overall
37

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 #34 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & over all #826 out of 1422 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.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Canon-PowerShot-ELPH-190-IS front thumbnailCanon ELPH 190 IS
ELPH 130 vs ELPH 190 IS
24-240mm
F3.0-6.9
20MP1/2.3"2016
Canon-PowerShot-ELPH-360-HS front thumbnailCanon ELPH 360 HS
ELPH 130 vs ELPH 360 HS
25-300mm
F3.6-7.0
20MP1/2.3"2016
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Canon-PowerShot-ELPH-180 front thumbnailCanon ELPH 180
ELPH 130 vs ELPH 180
28-224mm
F3.2-6.9
20MP1/2.3"2016
Canon-PowerShot-ELPH-350-HS front thumbnailCanon ELPH 350 HS
ELPH 130 vs ELPH 350 HS
25-300mm
F3.6-7.0
20MP1/2.3"2015
Canon-PowerShot-ELPH-140-IS front thumbnailCanon ELPH 140 IS
ELPH 130 vs ELPH 140 IS
28-224mm
F3.2-6.9
16MP1/2.3"2014
Canon-PowerShot-ELPH-150-IS front thumbnailCanon ELPH 150 IS
ELPH 130 vs ELPH 150 IS
24-240mm
F3.0-6.9
20MP1/2.3"2014
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Canon-PowerShot-ELPH-135 front thumbnailCanon ELPH 135
ELPH 130 vs ELPH 135
28-224mm
F3.2-6.9
16MP1/2.3"2014
Canon-PowerShot-ELPH-340-HS front thumbnailCanon ELPH 340 HS
ELPH 130 vs ELPH 340 HS
25-300mm
F3.6-7.0
16MP1/2.3"2014
Canon-Elph-115-IS front thumbnailCanon Elph 115 IS
ELPH 130 vs Elph 115 IS
24-120mm
F2.7-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Canon-ELPH-130 front thumbnailCanon ELPH 13028-224mm
F3.2-6.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Canon-ELPH-520-HS front thumbnailCanon ELPH 520 HS
ELPH 130 vs ELPH 520 HS
28-336mm
F3.4-5.6
10MP1/2.3"2012
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Canon-ELPH-310-HS front thumbnailCanon ELPH 310 HS
ELPH 130 vs ELPH 310 HS
28-224mm
F3.0-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2011
Canon-ELPH-300-HS front thumbnailCanon ELPH 300 HS
ELPH 130 vs ELPH 300 HS
24-120mm
F2.7-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2011
Canon-ELPH-100-HS front thumbnailCanon ELPH 100 HS
ELPH 130 vs ELPH 100 HS
28-112mm
F2.8-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2011

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.

above average minimum ISO (100)
built-in flash
built in zoom lens (28-224mm 8.0 x zoom)
fairly wide (28mm)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
has HDMI socket
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect autofocus
includes tracking focus
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
cannot use external flash
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames/s)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have phase detect autofocus
does not have RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of shutter priority mode
low battery pack (190 shots)
max zoom aperture not good (f6.9)
missing headphone socket
missing microphone socket
missing Timelapse function
no aperture priority
no manual control
no manual focus
pixelated screen (460 k dots)
screen does not articulate
small sensor (1/2.3")
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
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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.

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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.

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To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Below is a visual of the Canon ELPH 130 besides a soda so you can get a sense of its scale.

Canon ELPH 130 dimensions scale

The top view here will show the button layout on the ELPH 130.

Canon ELPH 130 topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 36 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.

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resolution is good (16 megapixels)
supports face detection autofocus
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files

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.

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has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files

Sports photography with Canon ELPH 130

A bad sports photography points tally of 39 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.

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image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
includes tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
terrible battery power (190 shots)
lacks phase detect autofocus

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.

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decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
really wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
bad battery pack (190 per charge)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)

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.

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fairly wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
manual mode not available
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
not so great battery (190 CIPA)
lack of Timelapse function

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.

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quite wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focus
slow max aperture (f3.2)
display is not selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of microphone socket

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.

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Specifications

General Information
Make
Canon
Model type
Canon ELPH 130
Also called as
IXUS 140
Category
Ultracompact
Released
2013-01-07
Physical type
Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
BSI-CMOS
Processor Chip
DIGIC 4
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW support
Highest native ISO
1600
Min native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points
9
Lens
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
28-224mm (8.0x)
Maximum aperture
f/3.2-6.9
Macro focusing distance
1cm
Crop factor
5.8
Screen
Type of display
Fixed Type
Display size
3 inch
Display resolution
460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display tech
PureColor II G TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Min shutter speed
15 secs
Max shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate
1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
3.50 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution
1280x720
Video file format
H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
Optional
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
133 grams (0.29 lb)
Physical dimensions
95 x 56 x 21mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8")
Other
Battery life
190 photos
Battery type
Battery Pack
Battery ID
NB-11L
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Time lapse recording
Storage type
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots
One
Retail price
$0