Canon IXUS 132 Digital Camera - Black (16MP, 28mm Wide Angle, Eco Mode, 8x Optical Zoom) 3.2 inch LCD
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Move on to ISO 200 and you can see that the noise reduction system is trying its best to temper the coloured blobs that are desperately trying to take over the dark areas of the pictures. Detail starts to break down in shadows at ISO 400 but thankfully the mid-tones are still untouched. Because of this, there's still a good amount of colour in the pictures. cm (2.7”) LCDA bright and clear screen (230k dots) lets you frame and view your shots with ease and makes sharing them with friends a pleasure. Close focusing on the Canon IXUS 132 is great at 1cm. We had objects practically touching the lens and the Canon still kept giving us the confirmation bleep of focus. There's only a small sweet spot of focus when this close, though.
With the switch down, if you press the Function (FUNC) button and go into the Function menu, you can select from various modes and scenes in there including traditional modes such as Portrait mode, Low light, Snow and Fireworks. They're mixed in with some of the newer features such as Toy camera, Miniature and Fish-eye effect. What functions appear in the Function menu will be determined by the mode you select. Choose program (P) and they'll all be available. This is the most versatile mode to use as it allows you to adjust areas such as ISO sensitivity, white-balance, focusing and metering. The shutter speeds may not go as low as they will in the Night mode and this is something we'll look at in more depth when we test the camera at night. HD movies (720p) with movie buttonInstantly record high quality HD movies (720p) with optical zoom by simply pressing the dedicated movie button. It's fair to say that when you have a camera that's placed at this price point, you have to take the rough with the smooth, right? Well let's hope so because the sensitivity results from the IXUS 132 aren't great. The camera only has a range from ISO 100 to 1600 and looking at the photographs at full magnification, it's easy to see why. There's slight instances of noise creeping through at ISO 100, which isn't a good start. This is only in the darker areas of the photograph and it's not easily noticeable. If you view the pictures at normal viewing distance, you won't see a thing. Mid-tones are still clear and edge definition is great.The Canon IXUS 132 has an 8x optical zoom. In 35mm terms, the focal length can get as wide as 28mm and to 224mm when at full zoom. Get closer: 8x zoom lens, 28mm wide-angleUse the 8x optical zoom to get closer to distant subjects or get even closer with 16x Zoom Plus - an advanced zoom technology with more visible detail and sharpness than conventional digital zoom. Fit more in the frame with 28mm wide-angle for sweeping landscapes and great group shots.
Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), P, Portrait, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), Low Light (4.0 MP), Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Stitch Assist Intelligent IS for sharp resultsIntelligent IS combats camera shake to ensure all your photos and videos are sharp and detailed even at full zoom or in low light. It automatically adjusts the optical Image Stabilizer to the scene from multiple modes to prevent blur.
The aforementioned Main menu is used for making permanent changes to the Canon IXUS 132 as well as the core features. It's split into two sections to help you work out where to go. The Shooting menu (designated with a camera) will allow you to change settings associated with general shooting and everyday use of the camera such as flash, i-Contrast, blink detection and focus options. The Set-up menu (indicated by the spanner and hammer) will go more in-depth and change areas you don't deal with on a day to day basis, such as language, date & time, volume, ECO mode and formatting the card. ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR