Point and shoot cameras are the best way to save the great memories from your vacation forever. Although smartphone cameras are starting to become their greatest competition, digital cameras still keep the top place for image quality. They easily fit in any pocket and fit the description – the best camera is the one that is always with you. And with us here is Canon IXUS 132.
? 16MP CCD sensor inside takes high-quality images
Its metal body provides great overall looks and feel of this tiny shooting buddy. Besides the metal housing makes it is much more durable and resistant to accidental damage. The camera is available in a number of colors – black, white, blue and pink. However a grip or just a curve on the right side would have done a great job for better control over the camera while shooting.
Canon Ixus 132 is available at the markets for about 95 pounds and price should be our starting point in making a judgement of its performance. ? 16MP CCD sensor inside takes high-quality images, well-exposed and rich in true-life colors. The 3-stop intelligent image stabilizer on board helps reduce blurs caused by camera shakes.
The 3-stop intelligent image stabilizer on board helps reduce blurs caused by camera shakes
It is an extremely helpful function especially when low-light images are captured.
A 28-224mm Canon lens is attached on the front. The wide range of focal lengths makes this pocket camera suitable for any kind of photography. In macro mode this lens is also capable to get closer than most point-and-shoots can. Close-ups can be captured from 1cm distance. As far as distant object images are concerned this lens is equipped with an 8x optical zoom.
There is a big number of different shooting modes to choose from. Smart Auto adjusts camera setting to the best possible configuration according to the surrounding light conditions. It chooses the best mode from 32 different specialized scene modes.
Canon IXUS 132 records HD movies in a pretty good quality thanks to the good image stabilization
On the back there is a 2.7-inch LCD display that does a wonderful job because it is bright enough to use anytime even in direct sunlight. To the right of it there is a dedicated video key which start to record video in one press. Canon IXUS 132 records HD movies in a pretty good quality thanks to the good image stabilization.
ISO sensitivity goes from 100 to 1600 which is pretty limited but at a higher ISO the noise would have ruined the images anyway. You should definitely be careful with this setting here and try to keep it low, using flash if possible.
There is a special Eco battery mode on the Canon IXUS 132 which significally extends battery life up to 280 frames.