Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

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Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Easy-to-use superzoom

The PowerShot SX130 IS delivers great value, high zoom shooting with 12.1 Megapixels and 12x zoom. Master stills and HD Movies with Smart Auto and Easy modes or get creative with Full Manual control.

Benefits

  • 12x, wide-angle (28 mm) lens with IS
  • 12.1 MP sensor
  • Smart Auto and Easy modes detect 28 scene types
  • 7.5 cm (3.0") LCD
  • HD movies
  • Smart Shutter with Wink Self-Timer
  • Shooting modes include Miniature Effect movie
  • Hints & Tips
  • Full Manual control
  • i-Contrast
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Key Features

  • 12x optical zoom with wide-angle 12x optical zoom with wide-angle
  • 12.1 Megapixels 12.1 Megapixels
  • Lens-shift Image Stabilizer Lens-shift Image Stabilizer
  • Powerful DIGIC processing Powerful DIGIC processing
  • Auto mode with scene detection Auto mode with scene detection
  • Simple controls Simple controls
  • 7.5cm (3.0 7.5cm (3.0") LCD
  • 720p movies 720p movies
  • Optimises people shots Optimises people shots
  • Aperture and shutter speed control Aperture and shutter speed control
  • Convenient power Convenient power

Detailed Features

12x, wide-angle (28 mm) lens with optical Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot SX130 IS features an increased telephoto range combined with a wide-angle lens in a compact body. Capture sweeping landscapes or fit everyone in the frame with the 28mm wide-angle and bring distant subjects closer with a powerful zoom.

12.1 Megapixel sensor with DIGIC 4 processor

A high-resolution sensor allows printing of very large A3+ prints for impressive displays. It also makes it possible to crop extensively and still get a great shot from a bigger scene.

Smart Auto and Easy modes detect 28 scene types

Smart Auto is truly automatic and the user can shoot confident that the camera will take care of everything. Each scene is analysed with the camera deciding the optimum settings for the best picture, taken from a choice of 28 different scene types.

Large 7.5 cm (3.0”) LCD

This large display makes it easy to frame and compose images, view the menu and replay photographs and HD movies to family and friends.

HD Movies

High-quality movies can be recorded in HD 720p format with stereo sound and optical zoom. This makes the PowerShot SX130 IS the perfect family imaging tool.

Smart Shutter with Wink Self-Timer

Smart Shutter uses the face detection function and allows you to automatically capture an image in one of 3 different ways: Smile mode (when a smiling face is detected), Face Self-timer (waits for the photographer to join the frame and then takes the shot) or Wink Self-timer (where the shutter is fired 2sec after a wink is detected).

Shooting modes include Miniature Effect movie

New shooting modes make creative experimentation more enjoyable. Shoot with a Fish-eye lens effect, or Miniature Effect (which makes landscape images look like small models), opt for Super Vivid to boost colour saturation or select Poster Effect to give your subjects that retro feel.

Hints & Tips

Most functions in the shooting and playback menu are accompanied by short explanations for help on the spot to save time reading the manual.

Full Manual Control

Take complete control with Full Manual mode, which allows you to control the camera’s shutter speed and aperture and create truly unique pictures.

i-Contrast

In shooting or playback, i-Contrast optimises the dynamic range according to the scene, retaining detail in shadows and preventing overexposure of highlights. The results are natural images with the best possible contrast.

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/2.3 type CCD
Effective Pixels Approx. 12.1M
Effective / Total Pixels Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 5.0 - 60.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 - 336 mm)
Zoom Optical 12x. Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.4x or 2.3x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 40x
Maximum f/number f/3.4 - f/5.6
Construction 11 elements in 9 groups (1 UD lens, 1 double-sided aspherical lens)
Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type), 3-stop

FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System/ Points Face Detection, 1-point AF (fixed to centre or Face Select and Track)
AF Modes Single, Continuous, Servo AF¹
AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 1 cm (W) from front of lens in macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
AE Lock On/Off Selectable
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments.
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
ISO sensitivity* AUTO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Speed 1 - 1/2500 sec. (factory default)
15 - 1/2500 sec. (total range - varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

LCD MONITOR

Monitor 7.5 cm (3.0”) TFT, Approx. 230,000 dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off
Slow Sync Speed Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
Red-Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE. Safety FE.
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Manual Power Adjustment 3 levels with internal flash
Built-in Flash Range 50 cm - 3.0 m (W) / 1.0 m - 2.0 m (T)
External Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1

SHOOTING

Modes Auto*, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Easy, Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, SCN (Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), Low Light (2.0MP), Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks), Movie
*with Scene Detection Technology and Motion Detection Technology
Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Drive modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.0 shots/sec.¹ AF: Approx. 0.6 shots/sec.¹ (until memory card becomes full)²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size (L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 4000 x 2248.
Resize in playback (M2, S, 320 x 240)
Compression Fine, Normal
Movies (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps, (M) 320 x 240, 30 fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
Movie Length (HD) Up to 4 GB or 10 min. 00 sec.¹
(L and M) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
PictBridge Yes

OTHER FEATURES

Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
My Camera / My Menu Start-up image and camera sounds customisation
My Category Image tagging feature
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback Zoom Approx. 2x - 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi

INTERFACE

Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
Other A/V output, stereo dedicated connector (PAL/NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HCMMCplus

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh Windows 7/ Vista SP1-2/ XP SP3
Mac OS X v10.4 – 10.6 (Intel processor required)

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch

POWER SOURCE

Batteries 2x Size-AA Alkaline or Ni-MH Batteries (NB-3AH) (Alkalines supplied)
Battery life Approx.130 shots (with supplied batteries)
Approx. 370 shots (with optional Canon NB-3AH batteries)
Approx. 420 min. playback (with supplied batteries)
Approx. 540 min. playback (with Canon NB-3AH batteries)
A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK800

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps Soft Case DCC-750
Flash High Power Flash HF-DC1
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK800, Battery Charger Kit CBK4-300, Ni-MH Batteries NB-3AH

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment 0 - 40 °C¹, 10 - 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 113.3 x 73.2 x 45.8 mm
Weight Approx. 308g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
AF Modes ¹ Some settings limit availability.
Continuous Shooting ¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Movie Length ¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: 1280 x 720, 30 fps Speed Class 4 or above. 1920 x 1080, 30 fps Speed Class 6.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Operating Environment ¹ 0 - 35 °C when NB-3AH is used.
  • * Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index.
  • According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.