• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 130.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 130 IS advantages over Nikon S2900

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    224 mm vs 130 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon S2900 advantages over Canon 130 IS

  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 250 vs 190 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    4 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Sony W730

Canon 130 IS
Sony W730
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • HDMI out
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Nikon S2900
Sony W730
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Newer
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony W710

Canon 130 IS
Sony W710
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Nikon S2900
Sony W710
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • More pixels
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Panasonic SZ3

Canon 130 IS
Panasonic SZ3
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • HDMI out
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 24p video
Nikon S2900
Panasonic SZ3
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • More pixels
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon 135

Canon 130 IS
Canon 135
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $113
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon S2900
Canon 135
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $113
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Canon 160

Canon 130 IS
Canon 160
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Newer
Nikon S2900
Canon 160
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer exposure
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