I bought the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS nine months ago prior to purchasing my EOS 550D. I talked about it a bit in my main blog. Since then this poor baby has taken a back seat while I’ve been using my EOS 550D (altogether now…awww!) So I thought I should feature it in this photo blog of mine. The SX130 IS is a very capable 12.1 megapixel camera with a 12x zoom range and a bright TFT 3” LCD screen. Furthermore it’s capable of HD movie recording, so it’s no slouch. More info is available at the dpreview website here. All the pictures were unedited from the camera.
Today I was playing an additional afternoon gig at the E & O Hotel and when that finished I had some time to kill before my evening performance. Armed with the PowerShot SX130 IS I made my way around the hotel, snapping pictures as I went. Here’s a sample of the pictures that I took.
(Above) Motorcycles. One of them belongs to my Boss (guess which one) I used the SX130 IS’s pop-up flash for this shot.
(Below) One of the tables at Sarkies restaurant. I used only ambient lighting. I took a deep breath just before pressing the shutter. Flash would have killed the atmosphere.
(Above) I snapped this flower in the gardens of the hotel, using the macro mode of the SX130 IS. Anyone know what this flower is called?
(Below) A view of the hotel lobby. Only available light was used. Again, I steadied myself, took a deep breath, and pressed the shutter button gently but firmly.
(Above) I took this chandelier shot by getting down on my knees. I didn’t use any flash but handheld the camera as steady as I could. It turned out surprisingly sharp.
(Below) Self-portrait at the Bombay Gift Shop in the hotel. Can you spot me?
(Above) One of the hotel’s limousines—a Mercedes E200 pictured with its chauffeur Mr. Kamal. The next time I go to the airport perhaps I’ll take this and have a nice start to my trip!
(Below) Floral display at the 1885 fine dining restaurant, taken with only ambient lighting.
Last but not least, I crouched down to shoot this using only available light streaming through the windows. Although this was shot with a relatively slow shutter speed (1/30 seconds) everything is pin sharp. Hope you enjoyed the pictures; the SX130 IS makes a good backup compact to my Canon EOS 550D.