LCD and Viewfinder
Canon SX130 IS has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
SX130 IS 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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Canon SX130 IS can shoot continuously at max speed of 1 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2500 sec.
Unfortunately SX130 IS doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Canon SX130 IS features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
With Canon SX130 IS, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 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 .
SX130 IS has a built-in Stereo microphone but no speaker.
Canon SX130 IS doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Olympus XZ-2 iHS or Nikon Coolpix P7000 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon SX130 IS has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Canon SX130 IS Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Canon SX130 IS is $319.95