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4.0 out of 5 stars Holy Macro!, December 12, 2010
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This review is from: Canon PowerShot SX130IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 12x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3.0-Inch LCD (OLD MODEL) (Camera)
I sell on eBay full time. I was looking to replace the canon P&S that I was currently using with something that was a little bigger, that had a better flash and Macro settings. (For product listing photos)

This review is going to touch on a couple cool features that I like for the sake of eBay.

1. The macro capabilities on this thing are amazing! In Manual mode with Macro on, you can have the lens 1/2" away, and it will still lock focus and snap a photo. The best Macro that I personally have seen.

2. Again in Manual mode, I LOVE the fact that it shows you exactly what the picture will look like before you take the picture. If your ISO is low, you shutter speed too quick, and it is darker, your screen will show you how dark the picture will be. Turn the iso up, put the shutter speed slower, and the image on the screen gets brighter letting you know you are getting a better shot.

No more taking the picture, looking at it, deleting it, re-doing settings and then doing the process all over again.

Which by the way, is also helpful if you are at a wedding or an event where you only have 1 chance to get the shot.

The reason I only give it 4 stars, is the battery life. However, after I blew through the 2 provided batteries after 1 hour, I put in rechargeables that have lasted all day so far.

Everything else with the camera is fun to play with. The minature effect has gained popularity in the past couple years. If you go to google images and search for "Tilt Shift", you will see what it does. It works best when you are higher up, taking a photo of city scapes, buildings, cars, people etc. A lot of people will do a fake "Tilt Shift" photo with photoshop.

This review as stated above, is more for how I use it with eBay. I have not included a full review of all features.
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Initial post: Mar 19, 2011 3:38:15 AM PDT
Ralf G. says:
Well, you have already found the solution to the high battery consumption, but the best choice are Sanyo Eneloop rechargeable batteries - you'll be astonished!!!
They keep up the voltage level required by digital cameras longer than disposable batteries or even high quality NiMH rechargeables, and they keep up almost all their power for several months when not in use!
The easiest & cheapest solution (if you don't have a good electronic charger yet) is the kit with 2 Eneloops and a small charger.
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