Creative Memory Making. Smart, sleek and creative, the PowerShot SX130 IS is the perfect companion to all your good times. Now you can capture every detail of special moments in crisp, stunning 720p HD - even while using the high-powered 12x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom! You'll record in stereo sound, then play back your videos instantly on you computer. The SX130 IS is all about creativity, with fun new scene modes like Miniature Effect for Movies, and Fisheye Effect for artistically distorted stills. While you're having fun creating, the camera's Smart Flash Exposure and advanced Smart AUTO systems are ensuring that every image is the best it can be. Add the DIGIC 4 Image Processor, 12.1 Megapixels and Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer, and you’ve got the ideal camera for making the good times last.
·Greater shooting capabilities in 720p HD video - the SX130 IS can shoot HD video with stereo sound while using the optical zoom, offering better versatility and image quality so you can fully capture those fun, memorable moments.
·A high-powered 12x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer reduces camera shake so you achieve brilliant images whether you are up close or far away.
·Great new scene modes like Miniature Effect for Movie offers a creative option to capture your videos and Fisheye Effect offers a cool artistic option to capture your images.
·Smart Flash Exposure where the camera determines the correct flash based on the shooting situation.
·Advanced Smart AUTO detects and analyzes faces, brightness, colours, distance, and movement, then selects an appropriate setting based on 28 predefined shooting situations.
·Powerful DIGIC 4 Image Processor, with 12.1 Megapixels, make this camera a perfect device for any shooter!
·Large 3.0-inch LCD (230,000 dots) with high resolution and wide viewing angle.
·This AA battery-powered camera enables you to easily power up.
Turn Any Moment into an HD Video Memory.
The PowerShot SX130 IS is the perfect combination of still camera and extraordinary video maker. Videos are recorded in spectacularly detailed 720p HD with clear stereo sound. Better yet, you can now zoom in and out as your creativity demands, without losing a bit of the 720p HD resolution. Given the SX130 IS's powerful 12x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom, this capability is especially meaningful.
No More Blurry Close-ups.
With precision engineering and decades of leadership in optics technology, Canon has created a bright, wide-angle lens that magnifies to an astonishing 12x. Moreover, it's sized to fit the SX130 IS's compact profile, performs at high speed, and keeps power consumption low.
Whether you're at a sporting event, school play, or just out and about shooting, you'll love how the SX130's powerful Wide-Angle 12x Optical Zoom gets you up close fast and puts more image into every frame. And Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer controls camera shake to ensure that throughout the zoom range, your images are steady and crystal clear.
Give Your Stills and Videos Artistic Flair.
Explore your creativity! The PowerShot SX130 IS gives you fun, easy ways to play with perspective in your still images and videos, too.
Miniature Effect for Movies (also available for still images) enhances perspective to give whatever you're shooting the fascinating look of a scene shot with miniature models. At the same time, selective frames are removed to enhance the effect when you play the scene back at 30 fps.
"Fisheye" lenses are favorites of professional photographers: their quirky, convex perspective gives a fun creative punch to shots of kids, pets and more. The SX130 IS creates a Fisheye Effect without the need to attach a special lens - simply activate the mode, choose from three levels (low, medium and high) and shoot!
Fuss-free Flash Photography.
Smart Flash Exposure is a technology that uses the proper flash by analyzing a wide range of lighting conditions, and helps ensure against over or underexposed images. The detail and colour of your photo remain intact and truer to life even in challenging lighting.
Capture Your Best Shots Easily.
Just set the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS to Smart AUTO and you're ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture taking every time. It's a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject, knowing that the camera has the technical details covered. Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions. Then it automatically selects an appropriate setting from 28 specially defined settings. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset, or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you're getting dramatic, memorable images.
With 22 Shooting Modes including 12 Special Scene Modes, you're ready for whatever shot comes your way.
Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions. With 23 Shooting Modes, you're ready for whatever shot comes your way:
The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity.
Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.
You select the shutter speed to stop or blur action, and the camera finds the appropriate aperture. With slow exposure times, Canon's noise reduction system activates to ensure low image noise.
You define the aperture to either isolate your subject or have clarity throughout the entire picture, and the camera will choose the corresponding shutter speed.
The ultimate in creative control, you set both aperture and shutter speed manually.
Keep the image quality as high as possible for fail-proof images.
The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject "pop."
For front to back sharpness, the camera sets a small aperture.
Kids & Pets
Reduced focusing time for even faster shutter response, so you won't miss those special shots.
The camera automatically takes the photo when people smile, wink, or get into frame.
For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly-lit situations.
Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colours.
Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one colour, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.
Choose to retain a single colour in your image while other colours turn monochrome.
Select a colour and replace it with a colour you specify for special effects.
Add a classic photo distortion without a fisheye lens.
Give images a miniature look with an effect that emphasizes perspective by blurring the top and bottom of the image.
Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.
Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
Grab brilliants images of skyrocketing fireworks.
Shoot in HD (1280 x 720 at 30 fps) for up to 20 min. and 43 sec. or 4GB per clip. Shoot in VGA (640 x 480 at 30 fps) or for up to 43 min. and 43 sec or 4GB per clip, or QVGA (320 x 240 at 30 fps) for up to 1 hour 58 min. and 19 sec. or 4GB per clip).
Miniature Effect for Movies
Emphasizes perspective for a miniature effect by blurring upper and bottom portions of a video.
Photography Made Easy!
The PowerShot SX130 IS is equipped with many of the same features as a higher-end camera: an ultra-powerful zoom, eye-popping resolution and advanced picture-improving technology. 12.1 Megapixels of resolution gives your photography incomparable depth and ensures that any section of any shot can be enlarged and cropped with no loss in quality when you edit the image even if you choose to print the image. It can create crisp, clear 13" x 19" posters.
DIGIC 4 Image Processor
Canon's proprietary DIGIC Image Processors have long set its cameras apart from the competition, and the new DIGIC 4 sets the bar even higher. Faster, more accurate noise reduction delivers better image quality, even at high ISO speeds.
See the Image in a Big Screen.
The camera's high resolution (230,000 dots) 3.0-inch LCD gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear picture to make shooting, playback and using the camera's menu functions especially convenient. Clear and bright, it also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.
Power on the Go.
Conveniently, you don't need to worry about running out of batteries or having to recharge them. Since AA-size batteries can be purchased at any store, simply get new ones locally - wherever you go, no special power adapters or chargers are needed.
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 12x Optical / 4x Digital / 48x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Approx. 12.4 Megapixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
5.0 (W) - 60.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) - 336 (T) mm)
Auto: 0.4 in. (1cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) - infinity (T)
Normal: 2.0 in. (5 cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) - infinity (T)
Macro: 0.4 in. - 1.6 ft. (1- 50cm) (W)
Manual Focus: 0.4 in. (1cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft (1m) - infinity (T)
My Colours Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin, Darker Skin, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Colour*
* Adjustment of contrast, sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available
Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom*1, Face Self-Timer*2
*1 Shooting start time (0-15 sec. (in 1-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
*2 When the number of detected faces increases, the shutter is released after 2 sec. delay. However, if no face is detected for 30 seconds or more, the shooting operation starts automatically.
Normal: Approx. 1.0 shots/sec. (when shooting in P mode), Approx. 3.0 shots/sec. (when shooting in Low Light mode)
AF: Approx. 0.6 shots/sec. (when shooting in P mode), Approx. 1.0 shots/sec. (when shooting in Low Light mode)
LV: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec. (when shooting in P mode), Approx. 1.1 shots/sec. (when shooting in Low Light mode)
- Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically.
- Differs depending on the zoom position.
SD/SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card, MultiMediaCard, MMCpluscard, HC MMCplus card
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Image Recording Format Normal, Fine
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.3 (JPEG)
Video: MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM (stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels
4,000 x 3,000 (Large), 2,816 x 2,112 (Medium 1), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 2), 640 x 480 (Small), 4,000 x 2248 (Widescreen)
·Fixed to 1600 x 1200 when in Low Light
Medium 1 (M1)
Medium 2 (M2)
File Size (KB)
File Size (KB)
Standard, Colour Accent, Colour Swap
HD: 1280 x 720
640 x 480
320 x 240
Video size (KB/sec.)
20 min. 43 sec.
43 min. 43 sec.
1 hr. 58 min. 19 sec.
1 hr. 24 min. 54 sec.
2 hr. 59 min. 03 sec.
8 hr. 04 min. 30 sec.
HD: 1280 x 720
640 x 480
1 hr. 45 min. 52 sec.
3 hr. 21 min. 09 sec.
5 hr. 35 min. 16 sec.
3 hr. 43 min. 30 sec.
6 hr. 42 min. 20 sec.
11 hr. 10 min. 33 sec.
7 hr. 13 min. 30 sec.
13 hr. 43 min. 40 sec.
22 hr. 52 min. 47 sec.
15 hr. 15 min. 11 sec.
27 hr. 27 min. 20 sec.
45 hr. 45 min. 35 sec.
Note: N=Normal F=Fine Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.
Playback Modes File
Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x?10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Category, Transition Effects, Histogram, Index (4?130 thumbnails), Over Exposure Warning, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Resize, Easy; i-Contrast, Smart Shuffle, My Colours, Operation Tools, Scroll Display, and Favorites.
Video: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Auto Rotate, Resume, Easy
Select Image, single image, select all images
·The image data stored in the memory card with the design rule for camera file systems format can be erased. However, protected images cannot be erased)
Video: any video file (files must be erased one at a time)
Hi-Speed USB*1(dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital stereo audio and video*2
*1 Use of USB logomark is not allowed.
*2 mini-B compatible.
NTSC or PAL
Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
2. Rechargeable AA-size NiMH Battery NB-3AH (x2)
3. AC Adapter Kit ACK-800 (optional) Still Image: approx. 130 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 370 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)* Approx. 7 hrs. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 9 hrs. (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)
*LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.
1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
2. Rechargeable AA-size NiMH Battery NB-3AH (x2)
3. AC Adapter Kit ACK-800 (optional)
All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.
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