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Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

12.1-megapixel digital camera with 12X optical zoom and HD video

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Our take on the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

by Dave Bar
Canon

High-zoom cameras put you "right there"

High-zoom cameras have powerful built-in lenses that get you close — really close — to your subject. Focus in on a hawk in the tree across the meadow, or zoom across the backyard for a candid close-up of your toddler's face. High-zoom cameras tend to be a bit bigger than the average point-and-shoot because of their larger lenses. These cameras also sometimes feature advanced controls for customizing your photos.

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Canon's SX130 IS comes loaded with powerful and convenient features that make it an outstanding value. The impressive 12X optical zoom lens lets you zero in on a distant mountain peak or a cottage across the lake. And its wide-angle setting makes capturing indoor shots and large groups a snap. Optical image stabilization helps keep your shots steady and in focus, even if your hand shakes as the shutter goes off — an especially handy feature when you're snapping long-range telephoto images. On the other end of the zoom range, the camera's wide-angle lens is great for capturing indoor shots and large groups. The bright 3" LCD screen gives you a clear view of your snapshots and HD movie clips.

Take the shot your way
This camera's Smart Auto mode makes life simple when you want to just "point and shoot." But for more creative control, you can use manual settings to capture one-of-a-kind photos. Face detection focuses on the people in your frame and adjusts exposure to suit your shooting environment. You can even prompt the camera to track one subject in particular and maintain focus on that person as she moves around the scene. And take clear pictures at sporting events thanks to motion detection technology — the camera evaluates how fast the athletes are moving and sets sensitivity for blur-free results.

This camera doesn't include any memory. Add a high-capacity SD or SDHC memory card to ensure plenty of storage space for all your pictures.

From the review Taking the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS to San Francisco
"The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS would be great for anyone heading on a trip who doesn't like to lug anything heavy around. Or for anyone who needs a small but responsive point-and-shoot for taking portraits and other everyday shots. I was happy with the results, and very glad not to have a sore shoulder when I got home."

— Meredith, Crutchfield Video Producer and A/V Writer

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Highlights:

  • 12.1-megapixel effective recording
  • 3" LCD screen
  • 12X optical zoom (4X digital/48X total zoom)
  • optical image stabilization
  • 35mm equivalent lens focal length: 28-336mm
  • HD movie mode with stereo sound (up to 720p at 30 frames per second)
  • top JPEG resolution: 4,000 x 3,000
  • DIGIC 4 image processor for detailed, high-accuracy photos
  • Smart Auto mode with Scene Detection technology selects the appropriate settings in every shooting situation for perfect exposures
  • full manual mode with individual operation of shutter speed and aperture for enhanced creative control
  • 16:9 widescreen photo mode
  • variable ISO (film speed equivalent) settings
  • auto and custom white balance settings
  • shutter speed: 15-1/2,500 second
  • built-in pop-up flash
  • compatible with PictBridge-enabled printers
  • high-speed USB interface
  • records photos and video onto optional SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards, MultiMediaCard®, MMC Plus, and HC MMC Plus memory cards
  • 4-1/2"W x 2-7/8"H x 1-13/16"D
  • weight: 9.2 oz. (without battery and media)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
LCD Screen Size
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3"
Adjustable-angle LCD
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Wi-Fi
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No
Touchscreen
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No
Waterproof
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No
GPS-enabled
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No
Lens 35mm Equivalent
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28-336mm
Optical Zoom
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12x
Digital Zoom
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4x
Filter Diameter
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N/A
Manual Focusing
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Yes
Manual Exposure
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Yes
Built-in Flash
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Yes
HDMI Output
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No
Memory
Internal Memory
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None
Memory Media
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SD/SDHC/SDXC
Image
Effective Megapixel Count
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1.21e+007
Total Megapixels
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1.24e+007
Image Stabilization
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Optical
Highest Resolution
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4000 x 3000
HD Video Recording
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Yes
Dimensions
Width (inches)
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4-1/2
Height (inches)
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2-15/16
Depth (inches)
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1-13/16
Weight With Battery (ounces)
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10.9
Warranty
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • Digital camera (black)
  • 2 "AA" alkaline batteries
  • 48" USB cable with in-line noise filter (cable has a USB Type A connector on one end and a mini-USB type-B connector on the other)
  • 51" A/V cable with in-line noise filter (cable has a mini-USB type-B connector on one end and a stereo audio RCA and RCA composite video plug on the other)
  • Wrist strap
  • Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk Ver. 68.0/User Guide CD-ROM
  • Getting Started booklet (English)
  • Getting Started booklet (Spanish)
  • Warranty card
  • Canon Customer Support/Online Product Registration card
  • Warning about installing driver software

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Features
Playback, Editing and Print Functions
Battery Information
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Supplied Software

Recording Features

LCD Monitor: The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS has a 3" TFT LCD monitor, featuring 230,000 dots with approximately 100% picture coverage. The LCD display's brightness can be manually adjusted to one of five levels. The LCD display also features a Night Display feature that when shooting in dark conditions, the camera automatically brightens the LCD monitor to suit the brightness of the subject, making it easier to frame the subject.

Image Sensor: The camera is equipped with a 1/2.3" CCD image sensor with 12.4-million total pixels, 12.1-million effective pixels. Along with the DIGIC 4 Image Processor, the SX130 IS gives you clear photos with accurate colors and less noise.

Face Detection Technology: The DIGIC 4 chip's Face Detection Technology finds and tracks the faces of moving subjects until you're ready to shoot, then delivers perfect focus. In addition, exposure, flash, and white balance are compensated, so that faces exhibit natural skin tones and backgrounds are properly exposed.

Smart Shutter: Smart Shutter technology automatically takes a picture a short time after the camera detects a specific change in the scene. There are three Smart Shutter functions:

  • Face Self-Timer: The Face Self-Timer automatically detects an increase in the number of faces, and makes the appropriate adjustments. When the Face Detection Self-Timer is set, the camera waits for the photographer's face to get on-camera before it takes the shot. The camera will shoot, two seconds after the new face is detected.
  • Smile Self-Timer: The Smile Self-Timer captures smiles by tracking your subject's face and automatically releases the shutter as smiles are detected.
  • Wink Self-Timer: The Wink Self-Timer lets you set the camera in a "shooting standby" mode after the shot is composed. When a designated person in the frame winks, the camera takes a picture, two seconds after the wink is detected.

Optics and Stabilization: The SX130 IS has a 12x optical zoom lens with a 5.0-60.0mm focal length (35mm equivalent is 28-336mm). The built-in lens shift-type Image Stabilizer helps control camera shake to give you clear images when you're zoomed way in. Image Stabilization can be set to Continuous, Shoot Only, or Panning.

Zoom: In addition to the 12x optical zoom, the camera features a 4x digital zoom. When used in combination, the total zoom is approximately 48x.

Digital Teleconverter: The focal length of the lens can be increased by an equivalent of 1.5x or 2.0x through the use of the Digital Teleconverter. The equivalent focal lengths of the lens (35mm equivalent) are 42.0-504.0mm when using the 1.5x digital teleconverter, and 56.0-672.0mm with the 2.0x teleconverter. The digital zoom and digital teleconverter cannot be used simultaneously.

Recording Media: The camera records still images or moving images with stereo audio on SD Memory Cards (2GB or less), SDHC Memory Cards (4GB to 32GB), SDXC Memory Cards (32GB and higher), MultiMediaCards, MMCplus Cards and HC MMCplus Cards. Still images are recorded in JPEG format, and the movies are recorded in MOV format (Image data: H.264, Audio data: Linear PCM (stereo)). No memory card is included with the camera.

Still Image Resolution/Compression: The SX130 IS can record still images in 5 different resolutions: Large (4000 x 3000), Medium 1 (2816 x 2112), Medium 2 (1600 x 1200), Small (640 x 480), and Widescreen (4000 x 2248). For each resolution, you can set the compression to Fine or Normal. The estimated number of still images that can be recorded on SDHC Memory Cards is as follows:

Still Image
Resolution and Aspect Ratio
Compression SDHC Memory Card Size
4 GB 16 GB
Large
4000 x 3000
Fine 1231 5042
Normal 2514 10295
Medium 1
2816 x 2112
Fine 2320 9503
Normal 4641 19007
Medium 2
1600 x 1200
Fine 6352 26010
Normal 12069 49420
Small
640 x 480
Fine 20116 82367
Normal 30174 123550
Widescreen
4000 x 2248
Fine 1630 6677
Normal 3352 13727

Movies: Movies can be shot in High Definition at 1280 x 720 at 30 fps with stereo audio. Standard definition movies can be recorded at 640 x 480 pixels or 320 x 240 pixels, with a frame rate of 30 frames per second and stereo audio. Recording will automatically stop when either the clip file size reaches 4 GB or the recording time reaches approximately 10 minutes for HD, and 1 hour for SD. SD Speed Class 4 or higher memory cards are recommended. The estimated length of movies that can be recorded on SDHC Memory Cards is as follows:

Movie Quality 4 GB 16 GB
1280 x 720, 30 fps 20 min 43 sec 1 hr 24 min 54 sec
640 x 480, 30 fps 43 min 43 sec 2 hrs 59 min 03 sec
320 x 240, 30 fps 1 hr 58 min 19 sec 8 hrs 04 min 30 sec

Continuous Shooting Mode: You can use the continuous shooting mode to shoot successive frames while the shutter button is fully pressed. You can shoot continuously at approximately 1 image per second in Program Mode. In the Low Light mode, the rate increases to 3 shots per second.

AutoFocus Frame Modes: The camera utilizes TTL (through-the-lens) automatic focusing with two focusing methods:

  • Face AiAF: The camera automatically detects the position of a face and uses the data to set the focus, exposure (evaluative metering only) and white balance (auto). When the camera is pointed at subjects, a white frame appears on the face the camera judges to be the main subject, and up to 2 gray frames will appear on other faces.
  • Center: A single AF frame in the center of the frame is used. This is effective for focusing on a specific point.

AF-Point Zoom: You can magnify the AF frame and check the focus. In Face Detect mode, the face selected as the main subject will appear magnified in the monitor. In Center mode, the contents of the center AF frame will appear magnified.

Auto Focus Lock: If it becomes difficult to focus on the subject due to low contrast to the surroundings, close up and far away subjects in the same shot, or quickly moving subjects, you can choose to lock the focus or auto focus on an object at a similar distance, then shoot the picture after recomposing the shot.

Focusing Range: The camera features the following focus ranges (from the end of the lens):

  • Normal: 0.4" to infinity (W), 3.3' to infinity (T)
  • Macro: 0.4" to 1.6' (wide)

Shooting Modes: Using the mode dial on the top, you can switch between the following shooting modes:

  • Auto: The camera will automatically select the best settings for the scene.
  • Easy: Operational instructions are displayed on the screen and the camera is set so only a few functions and the zoom lever are functional.
  • Program: The camera sets both the aperture value and shutter speed.
  • Aperture Priority: You can set the aperture to a value at which you want to shoot, and the camera sets the appropriate shutter speed for the aperture you set. Aperture values can be set between F3.4 to F8.0.
  • Shutter Priority: You can set the shutter speed to a value at which you want to shoot, and the camera sets the appropriate aperture value for the shutter speed you set. Shutter speeds can be set between 15 and 1/2500 seconds.
  • Manual: You can manually set the shutter speed and aperture.
  • Portrait: The camera produces a soft effect when photographing people.
  • Landscape: For shooting majestic landscapes with a real sense of depth.
  • Kids & Pets: Lets you capture subjects that move around, such as children or pets, without missing photo opportunities.
  • Scene: Select from the following, according to the scene: Smart Shutter, Low Light, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, and Fireworks.
  • Movies: Record movies in High Definition or Standard Definition in Standard Mode, or with Miniature Effect, Color Accent, or Color Swap effects.

Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:

  • Evaluative Light Metering: used for standard conditions. The area within the frame is divided into several zones and light is measured based on subject position, brightness, direct light and backlighting.
  • Center-Weighted Averaging: averages the exposure from the entire image, but places more weight on the subject at the center
  • Spot: meters the area within the spot AE point at the center of the LCD monitor

Exposure Compensation: If you are shooting against a bright background or strong backlight, you may need to correct the exposure so that the subject doesn't come out too dark. You can set the adjustments from -2 to +2 in 1/3-step increments.

Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock): You can set the exposure and focus separately. This is effective when the contrast is too strong between the subject and background, or when a subject is backlit. Flash Exposure Lock (FE Lock), just as with the AE lock, lets you lock the exposure for shooting with the flash.

White Balance: You can choose from the following white balance settings:

  • Auto: the camera sets the white balance automatically according to shooting conditions
  • Daylight: for recording outdoors on a bright day
  • Cloudy: for recording under overcast, shady or twilight skies
  • Tungsten: for recording under tungsten and bulb-type 3-wavelength fluorescent lighting
  • Fluorescent: for recording under warm-white, cool-white or warm-white (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting
  • Fluorescent H: for recording under daylight fluorescent, or daylight fluorescent-type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting
  • Custom: allows you to manually set the white balance and store the settings

Flash Modes: The PowerShot SX130 IS has a built-in pop-up flash. You can select Auto (flash fires in low light), Slow-synchro, On (flash always fires), or Off (flash doesn't fire). The built-in flash has a range of 1.6' to 9.8' in Wide Angle and 3.3' to 6.6' in Telephoto. In the menu, you can turn on the Red-Eye Reduction lamp for the flash, and apply Red-Eye Correction to the images that have been taken. As with Exposure Compensation, you can adjust the Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments when using the flash.

ISO Speed: The ISO speed can be set Automatically (ISO Auto), or manually to ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, or 1600. Lowering the ISO speed results in sharper images but there's a greater chance of subject or image blurring in certain shooting conditions. Raising the ISO speed results in a faster shutter speed, reducing blurred images. The images, however, will appear more coarse.

My Colors: You can choose the look and feel of the photos you take by using My Colors to add the following effects to the image you are currently recording or have already recorded:

  • Vivid: Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation to record in bold colors
  • Neutral: Tones down the contrast and color saturation to record neutral hues
  • Sepia: Records images in sepia tones
  • B/W: Records images in black and white
  • Positive Film: Makes red, green, and blue colors more intense.
  • Lighter Skin Tone: Makes skin tones lighter.
  • Darker Skin Tone: Makes skin tones darker.
  • Vivid Blue: Emphasizes blue tints to make blue subjects, such as the sky or ocean, more vivid.
  • Vivid Green: Emphasizes green tints to make green subjects, such as the mountains, new growth, flowers and lawns, more vivid.
  • Vivid Red: Emphasizes red tints to make red subjects, such as flowers or cars, more vivid
  • Custom Color: Lets you adjust the contrast, sharpness, or saturation settings or the color balance between red, green, blue, and skin tones
  • My Colors Off: Records with no effect

Display Overlay: You can display gridlines for vertical and horizontal guidance, or a 3:2 guide to confirm the printable area for postcard-sized prints:

  • Grid Lines: Displays gridlines dividing the monitor into 9 areas, allowing you to check the subject's horizontal and vertical alignment
  • 3:2 Guide: Gray bars appear on the top and bottom of the screen, indicating which areas will not print with printing on paper with a 3:2 aspect ratio.
  • Both: Both grid lines and the 3:2 guide will appear on the screen.

Self-Timer: The SX130 IS utilizes a 10-second, 2-second, and a custom self-timer to allow the photographer to be included in the shot, or to avoid camera shake when using a tripod. The custom self-timer allows you to set the time delay to 1-15, 20, 25, or 30 seconds for up to 10 shots.

Special Movie Modes: There are four Movie Modes from which to choose:

  • Standard: Normal mode
  • Miniature Effect: By effectively blurring upper and lower portions of the scene and slightly speeding up the playback speed, normal movies are made to look like moving miniature models. One minute clips are recorded and played back at 5x, 10x, or 20x normal speed.
  • Color Accent: Lets you change all colors except the chosen color to black and white.
  • Color Swap: Lets you exchange the chosen color for another color.

Playback, Editing and Print Functions

Slide Show: Images stored on a memory card can automatically be displayed one-by-one using the Slide Show function. You can set the playback parameters as follows:   

  • Repeat: On/Off
  • Play Time: Set to 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 ,10 , 15, or 30 seconds
  • Effect: Set to fade, bubble, cross, letterbox, scroll, slide, or off

Index Display: This feature allows you to view 4, 9, 36, or 100 images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly. Movies cannot be played in the index playback mode. You can view the index display by rotating the zoom lever toward wide angle while the camera is in playback mode.

Filtered Playback: When there are many images on the memory card, you can filter and display them by a specified filter. You can also protect or delete all images at once while filtered. Available filters include:

  • Favorites: tag images as favorites and view, protect, or erase only those
  • Date: view images shot on a specific date
  • Category: categorize images as people, scenery, or events, or assign to custom categories
  • Type: filter by still images or movies
  • Number of Images: allows you to jump over 10 or 100 images at a time

Playback Displays: You can choose from three types of displays:

  • No Information: no information is displayed with the image
  • Simple Information: screen includes basic information about the image
  • Detailed Information: screen include a histogram display as well as detailed information about the settings used when the image was captured.

Red-Eye Correction: You can correct red eyes in already recorded images. However, red eyes may not be automatically detected in some images such as faces near the screen edge, faces that appear extremely small, larger dark or bright in relation to the overall image and faces turned to the side or at a diagonal and faces with a portion hidden which prevents the Red-Eye Correction from working. You can choose to overwrite the file with the corrected image, or store the image as a new file, retaining the original image.

Resizing Images: You can save images a lower recording pixel setting than the original image, saving the resized image as a separate file.

Trimming: You can cut out a portion of a recorded image and save it as a new image file.

Protecting Images: The protect feature allows you to protect important images from accidental erasure. You can protect images by the image itself or select All Images.

Movie Playback Options: When playing back movies, you can play them in normal speed, 5 speeds of slow motion (without sound), frame-by-frame (forward or reverse), and display the first or last frame.

PictBridge/Direct Print: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge-compatible printer of any brand, or a Canon printer that supports the Direct Print function. You can also connect the camera directly to certain Canon SELPHY compact photo printers and PIXMA inkjet photo printers. In this way, you can make prints directly from the camera without having to hook it up to a computer.

Exif Print (Exif 2.3): The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS conforms to "Exif Print", a worldwide standard. Vital camera settings (such as: exposure mode, white balance, exposure time) and scene data are recorded to the image file when it is captured. Printers compatible with "Exif Print" are able to use this information to produce high quality photographs, exactly the way they were intended at the time of capture. This intelligent communication process also allows the printer to correct for poor lighting or mistakes, resulting in photos that can be even better than the originals.

DPOF Print Settings: On your SD Memory card, you can select which image or images you want to print and how many copies you want. This is convenient for printing images all at once on optional photo printers or at participating photo labs.

DPOF Transfer Order: You can use the camera to specify settings for images that you wish to download to a computer. The settings used on the camera comply with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards. A maximum of 998 images can be selected per memory card, and are transferred in order from oldest to newest by shooting date.

Battery Information

Power Requirements: The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is powered by two "AA" batteries. You can use alkaline (included) or Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable batteries. Typical battery life for alkaline batteries is approximately 130 images. With Ni-MH batteries, the life is extended to approximately 370 images. For long periods of continuous use, or when connected to a computer, it is recommended that the camera be connected to the optional ACK800 AC adapter kit.

Date/Time Battery: The camera uses a CR1220 button-type battery for maintaining the date and time data. The life of the original date/time battery is approximately 7 years.

Power Saving Functions: The camera is equipped with the following power saving functions:

  • Auto Power Down for Shooting Mode: The screen will turn off approximately 1 minute after the camera is last operated. You can "wake" the camera at this point by pressing the shutter button halfway to turn on the screen and continue shooting. After about 2 more minutes, if no buttons are pressed, the lens will retract and the power will turn off.
  • Auto Power Down for Playback Mode and Connection to a Printer: The camera power down approximately 5 minutes after the last control is accessed on the camera.

Note: The Power Saving Function will not activate during a Slide-Show or while the camera is connected to a computer.

Inputs and Outputs Notes

A/V Output/Digital Terminal: The PowerShot SX130 IS has a Mini-B Version 2.0 USB terminal to allow you to connect the camera to a compatible computer or compatible Canon printer via the supplied USB cable. This USB 2.0 Hi-Speed-compatible terminal allows you to rapidly download images to your computer or printer. Through the same USB jack, you can connect the camera to a TV or video monitor with stereo RCA audio and composite video input jacks using the supplied audio/video cable. You can set the video output to NTSC or PAL.

Supplied Software

Included Software: The PowerShot SX130 IS comes supplied with the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk Ver.68.0 CD-ROM. It contains the following programs:

  • Canon Utilities:
    • Windows:
      • ZoomBrowser EX 6.6: manage images transferred to a computer (view, edit, and print)
      • CameraWindow DC 8.3: transfer images to and from camera, organize images on the camera, and upload movies on the camera to web services
      • PhotoStitch 3.1: use to merge still images to make panoramas
    • Macintosh:
      • ImageBrowser 6.6: manage images transferred to a computer (view, edit, and print)
      • CameraWindow DC 8.3: transfer images to and from camera, organize images on the camera, and upload movies on the camera to web services
      • PhotoStitch 3.2: use to merge still images to make panoramas
  • User Guides: Camera User Guide, Software Guide, Personal Printing Guide (all in English, Spanish, French, and Chinese)

Minimum System Requirements:

  Windows Macintosh
Operating System
(OS)

Windows 7
Windows Vista (incl. Service Pack 1 and 2)
Windows XP (Service Pack 3)

Mac OS X (v10.4-v10.6)

Computer Model

OS should be pre-installed on computers with built-in USB ports

OS should be pre-installed on computers with built-in USB ports

CPU Still Images: Pentium 1.3 GHz or higher
Movies: Core2 Duo 1.66 GHz or higher
Still Images: Power PC G4/G5 or Intel Processor
Movies: Core Duo 1.66 GHz or higher
RAM Windows 7 (64-bit): 2 GB or more
Windows 7 (32-bit)/Windows Vista 64-bit/32-bit)/Windows XP: 500 MB or more (still images), 1 GB or more (movies)
Mac OS X v10.4-v10.5: 512 MB or more (still images), 1 GB or more (movies)
Mac OS X v10.6: 1 GB or more
Interface

USB

USB

Free Hard Disk Space Canon Utilities:
   ZoomBrowser EX: 200 MB or more
   CameraWindow: 150 MB or more
   PhotoStitch: 40 MB or more
Canon Utilities:
   ImageBrowser: 250 MB or more
   CameraWindow: 150 MB or more
   PhotoStitch: 50 MB or more
Display

1,024 x 768 pixels or higher

1,024 x 768 pixels or higher

 
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Great value, great price, great product. Thank you!

Written By KimH, MD on Tuesday, March 08, 2011
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I have been reviewing and testing cameras for 6 months while researching a new
digital camera. Having read 100s of reviews for different cameras, I found the
senior editor reviews on Cnet.com are some of the most informative and helpful.
I have considered numerous point & shoots. This SX130 is frequently compared to
the Nikon CoolPix 8100--a p&s I seriously considered. Finally it came down to
Crutchfield's staff preferred review and suggestion--helping me choose this one.
Crutchfield has a slightly higher price, (you can buy this model for $178 at
other retailers) but offers some great freebies--a Kodak camera bag and 2gb SD
card, plus free shipping in MD--AND the Free Customer Service. Ordered Saturday
night, arrived Tuesday morning! Straight out of the box I am definitely loving
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5 out of 5

Great camera

Written By Jerry, Lumberton on Tuesday, February 01, 2011
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What a super camera. Takes great close shots and the HD movie mode is perfect.
Playback on a HDTV looks great! The camera has alot of options and is quite easy to
use. It does seem to eat through batteries like candy, I mean really quick! As long as you
have re-chargeables you have no worries. One great camera for a super price.
Thank you Crutchfield for helping me make a great choice for a family camera.
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4 out of 5

Good camera for the price !!

Written By Travis, Wisconsin on Monday, January 24, 2011
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Nice camera, not to crazy about the lcd screen its kinda fuzzy and it doesn't flip out so you can't turn it around to protect it when not in use. But it's light and easy to carry with good zoom, and it takes good pics. Good camera if your looking for something to carry everywhere at a reasonable price..
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