As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon Digital IXUS 130 IS is also often compared to super zooms, travel zooms and compacts. The Canon Digital IXUS 130 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX510 HS and the PowerShot IXUS 160) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS6 and the Lumix DMC-FX500)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 130 IS compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 36 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (february 2010 vs may 2005).

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-W350 (vs the 130 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W350 (vs the 130 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W350 and 130 IS

  • None found

Samsung Digimax i5

Samsung Digimax i5
4 years older

Significant advantages of the i5 (vs the 130 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the i5 (vs the 130 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the i5 and 130 IS

  • None found

Canon Digital IXUS 1000 HS

Canon Digital IXUS 1000 HS
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the 1000 HS (vs the 130 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 1000 HS (vs the 130 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the 1000 HS and 130 IS

  • None found

Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS
5 months older
$252

Significant advantages of the 120 IS (vs the 130 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 120 IS (vs the 130 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the 120 IS and 130 IS

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 130 IS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (92×56×18 mm) vs prosumer size (110×77×78 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is thinner (0.7" vs 3.1") and is slightly lighter (133 g vs 406 g).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (february 2010 vs august 2013).

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
3 years newer
$289

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the 130 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution screen: 461k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the 130 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly thicker: 3.1" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the SX510 HS and 130 IS

  • Very small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×56×18 mm)
  • Very light: 349 g vs 133 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 0.7"

Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the L120 (vs the 130 IS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the L120 (vs the 130 IS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly thicker: 3.1" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the L120 and 130 IS

  • Very small: Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×56×18 mm)
  • Very light: 406 g vs 133 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 0.7"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 130 IS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (92×56×18 mm) vs compact (102×58×29 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is thinner (0.7" vs 1.1") and is slightly lighter (133 g vs 185 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (february 2010 vs january 2015).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS6
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS6 (vs the 130 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS6 (vs the 130 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×56×18 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.7"
  • Significantly heavier: 217 g vs 133 g

common strengths of the DMC-ZS6 and 130 IS

  • Very small: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×56×18 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 217 g vs 133 g

Canon PowerShot IXUS 160

Canon PowerShot IXUS 160
4 years newer
$133

Significant advantages of the IXUS 160 (vs the 130 IS)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 160 (vs the 130 IS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the IXUS 160 and 130 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×56×18 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 127 g vs 133 g

Ricoh CX2

Ricoh CX2
5 months older
$398

Significant advantages of the CX2 (vs the 130 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the CX2 (vs the 130 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×56×18 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much thicker: 1.1" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the CX2 and 130 IS

  • Very small: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×56×18 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 185 g vs 133 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
5 years newer
$118 - $119

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the 130 IS)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the 130 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 180 and 130 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×56×18 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 126 g vs 133 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
5 years newer
$348 - $428

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the 130 IS)

  • Significantly more zoom: 30x vs 4x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the 130 IS)

  • Much larger: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×56×18 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.4" vs 0.7"
  • Significantly heavier: 236 g vs 133 g

common strengths of the DSC-WX500 and 130 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×56×18 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 236 g vs 133 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX80 (vs the 130 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX80 (vs the 130 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX80 and 130 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×56×18 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 124 g vs 133 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 130 IS compared to compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 32 mm), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (92×56×18 mm) vs compact (90×57×27 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (february 2010 vs february 2009) and is thinner (0.7" vs 1.1").

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Canon IXUS 105

Canon IXUS 105
similar age
$146

Significant advantages of the IXUS 105 (vs the 130 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 105 (vs the 130 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 105 and 130 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (91×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×56×18 mm)

Canon Digital IXUS 700

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5 years older

Significant advantages of the Digital IXUS 700 (vs the 130 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Digital IXUS 700 (vs the 130 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the Digital IXUS 700 and 130 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (90×57×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×56×18 mm)

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
2 years newer
$260

Significant advantages of the A1400 (vs the 130 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the A1400 (vs the 130 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly larger: Compact (95×62×30 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×56×18 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.2" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the A1400 and 130 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 0.7"

Sony Cybershot W560

Sony Cybershot DSC-W560
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the W560 (vs the 130 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the W560 (vs the 130 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the W560 and 130 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (94×56×19 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×56×18 mm)

Pentax Optio M85

Pentax Optio M85
4 months older

Significant advantages of the M85 (vs the 130 IS)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the M85 (vs the 130 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 32 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly thicker: 0.9" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the M85 and 130 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.9 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (93×58×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×56×18 mm)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S980 (vs the 130 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S980 (vs the 130 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly thicker: 0.9" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the DSC-S980 and 130 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×56×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×56×18 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"