The Certain Shot 130u II Date was certainly one of three level and shoot cameras launched in March 2005 and represents the final movie digital camera launch of any type from Canon. The opposite two, the 115u II date and 90u II date have been launched the subsequent month. Even for a degree and shoot, it’s extremely small at simply 4.2 x 2.3 x 1.8 in./107 x 59 x 44.5mm.
While you load movie, it goes into the right-hand facet, so whereas the numbering in your movie strips will probably be correct, all the photographs will probably be flipped the other way up.
The Certain Shot 130u II lens is a 38-130mm zoom, and I’ve to say, extending the zoom to 130mm is nothing wanting offensive. The max aperture just isn’t printed, however after utilizing it I suspected it was f5.6 and I checked the specs on-line and was partially appropriate, it’s f5.6 to f12.5 relying on the extent of zoom.
The Certain Shot 130u II takes a single CR2 battery, and is well put in with out the necessity for a screwdriver, or coin, or something however a fingernail to open the compartment door. The viewfinder just isn’t by the lens however will zoom with you. The max shutter velocity is 1/500th when vast, and 1/340th when zoomed. It has the standard taking pictures modes like sport, portrait and macro, and it provides you 4 totally different choices for date stamping. You will be unable to find out shutter or aperture in your images and have little management over them outdoors the presets.
I knew the Certain Shot 130u II would work simply nice in daylight, or with the flash as a result of that’s what it was designed for. What I needed to see was the way it responded when pushed to its limits, so I plugged a roll of Acros II 100 into it and got down to take some nature images at dawn. I do know, I’m setting myself up for failure and plenty of of my photographs didn’t end up, for certain, but when I had merely gone out mid-day and took images of well-lit topics I’d don’t have anything to say about this digital camera however “it really works nice”. In hindsight although, I might have introduced a light-weight meter to maintain monitor of when it failed and by how a lot.
I went to a nature reserve proper in the midst of town referred to as Nostril Hill Park, and set off on a 5KM hike at daybreak.
I used to be in a position to check the flash within the car parking zone with this deserted unicorn. In all probability my sharpest photograph of the day.
I might say my first dozen frames have been all rubbish. It may neither focus, nor expose.
I selected this hike as a result of my All Trails app mentioned there was a lake about half means by, what I ended up reaching was a puddle.
I discover this digital camera simply doesn’t know the place to focus when it must get to infinity. You’ll additionally be aware that my lens could be very comfortable on the appropriate when vast.
I took the chance to check every of the 4 date stamping sorts and every one got here out clear in funky retro dots.
This was most likely my greatest shot of the roll. The solar was up and I got here throughout a teepee and managed to get a targeted, well-exposed picture, different then the comfortable right-side (high) edge.
If it isn’t apparent, the Certain Shot 130u II wasn’t designed for the skilled and even fanatic. This was your grandma’s digital camera and in 2005 it was for the informal person who refused to go digital. In 2023, that is nothing greater than a toy for my part. For events and informal snapping. For those who’re searching for a digital camera with little weight that you could simply grab-and-go, this isn’t it. It tries to be an excessive amount of by way of zoom. Even should you popped in some 800 iso movie, the shutter continues to be going to max at 1/500th…200 or 400 ISO is about all that must be used right here and actually, the one cause I went with Acros II 100 is an unrelated dedication to myself to stay with one movie for the foreseeable future. I might have pushed it to 400, if the digital camera allowed that.
I used to be going to promote this however realizing mine is comfortable on the one facet, possible do to being bumped in some unspecified time in the future, I could ship it off to the thrift retailer the place I discovered it.
You may accuse me of getting excessive expectations, and I might agree, however the options to my gripes with this digital camera are all software program based mostly. Even publicity compensation would go a good distance. All Canon needed to do was what Fujifilm has finished with Instax and listing it as “darker” and “lighter”. The expertise was all there in 2005.
- The Certain Shot 130u II does its greatest work at near mid-range taking pictures, in robust gentle or with the flash.
- If I have been to make use of this regularly I might possible date stamp my first and final picture with the time to maintain monitor of issues, regardless of the lack of two frames, as a result of it’s possible the kind of digital camera I’d choose up, take just a few snaps then toss in a drawer.
- For those who’re turning the ability on and off as you go, it’s 4 clicks of the mode button to disable the flash.
- Whereas it does have a half press perform, I might not depend on it to do its job until the topic is clearly separate from the background.
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