LCD and Viewfinder
Canon ELPH 130 has a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
ELPH 130 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider (Compare) or (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Canon ELPH 130 can shoot continuously at max speed of 1 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec
Unfortunately ELPH 130 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Canon ELPH 130 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from. Canon ELPH 130 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon ELPH 130, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 25 fps and save in and H.264 formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution
ELPH 130 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Canon ELPH 130 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider or in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Thanks to the built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity feature, Canon ELPH 130 lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
You can connect ELPH 130 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Canon ELPH 130 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 190 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, Canon ELPH 130 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend ELPH 130 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Ultracompact Cameras
Nikon L32 with its 320shots is the model with longest battery life among Ultracompact cameras. Check the comparison of Canon ELPH 130 vs Nikon L32 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Canon ELPH 130 Features Compared to Main Competitors