Canon PowerShot SX130 IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera - Silver
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Canon PowerShot SX130 IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera - Silver

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  • Optical Zoom: 12x
  • Type: Point & Shoot
  • Megapixels: 12.1 MP
  • Digital Zoom: 4x
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Canon PowerShot SX130 IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera - Silver

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 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.

Product Review Summary

Based on 12 user reviews
83% recommend this product
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  • Easy to Use (1)
  • Excellent Picture Quality (1)
  • Lightweight (1)
  • Compact (1)
  • Short Battery Life (1)
  • Slow to focus in Movie mode (1)
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  • Everyday Use (1)
  • Travel (1)
  • Outdoors (1)
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Consumer Reviews


Great for beginners

bymandabean116 Aug 17, 2013
16 Helpfuls 17 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros SO easy to use it hurts.
Cons Photos tend to be grainy in bad lighting.
Recommended it? Yes

This camera was awesome. It was so easy to use, a child very easily could do it. I owned it for about six months before my aunt's boyfriend stole it..... I was devastated. But that's completely irrelevent. It takes lovely pictures, although they can get pretty grainy if you're far away and don't... Read full review »


Overall a great camera

bykatie_rantz Apr 15, 2012
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easily stowed away in a bag, clear pictures, easy to use
Cons My only complaint is that it uses batteries VERY fast.
Recommended it? Yes

I recieved the Canon Powershot SX130 two years ago as a graduation gift from my dad. He paid a very resonable price ($170) and it was definitely money well spent.

I love how easy it is to use and how great the pictures come out. Its a good sized camera, not to heavy, but still easily... Read full review »


Canon SX130 PowerShot IS: It's the Perfect In-Between Digital Camera

bypopsrocks Mar 13, 2012
27 Helpfuls 28 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to use.<br>Takes excellent outdoor images
Cons Being more than six feet away when indoors or without flash results in...
Recommended it? Yes

It's the perfect in-between camera! Read on...

The market is loaded with very small point and shoot cameras. There are also some fine and much larger SLR digital cameras that cost a fortune. The Canon PowerShot, I believe, is that in-between camera in size, abilities and quality... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features


Shooting Programs Beach
White Balance Tungsten (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Cloudy (Preset) • Auto • Manual
Special Effects Miniature • Vivid Blue • Sepia • Fisheye • Vivid Red • Neutral • Vivid Green • Lighter Skin Tone • Color Swap • Color Accent • Vivid • Black & White • Positive Film • Custom Effect • Darker Skin Tone
Continuous Shooting Speed 3 frames per second

Other Features

Shooting Modes Frame Movie Mode
Additional Features Motion Detection • Brightness Control • Digital Noise Reduction • Blink Detection • AF/AE Tracking • AF Lock • Digital Tele-Converter • Safety Zoom • Contrast Control • Resizing an Image • Exif Print Support • RGB Primary Color Filter • Wink Self-Timer • Digital Image Rotation • Face Detection Self-timer • With Tripod Mount • Red-eye Correction • Image Stabilization • Not Interchangeable Lenses • Orientation Detection • DPOF Support • Smile Capture • Built-In Help Guide • USB 2.0 Compatibility • i-Contrast system (Intelligent Contrast Correction) • Audio Recording • Cropping An Image • Histogram Display • Automatic Face Tracking • Direct Print • 720p HD Movie Recording • Sharpness Control • Edit Function • AE/FE Lock • Saturation Control • PictBridge Support • Scene Detection Technology • Red eye Fix • Built-In Speaker • Focus Bracketing
Face Detection Yes

Environmental Parameters

Max Operating Temperature 40 °C
Min Operating Temperature 0 °C


Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720

File Format

Digital Video Format MOV • QuickTime • H.264


Battery Form Factor Standard form factor

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Supported Microsoft Windows XP • Microsoft Windows Vista • Microsoft Windows 7 • Apple Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6 • MS Windows XP SP3 • MS Windows 7 • MS Windows Vista


Expansion Slot 1 x SD Memory Card
Connector Types 1 x HDMI output
HDMI Output Yes


Microphone Type Microphone - built-in - stereo
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo


Screen Details LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color
Display Rotation Built-in
Display Type LCD


Depth 1.8 in.
Width 4.46 in.
Height 2.88 in.
Weight 9.17 Oz.


Viewfinder Type Digital • Electronic

Memory / Storage

Integrated Memory size 8192 MB

Camera Flash

Flash Type Pop-up Flash
Red Eye Reduction Yes


Exposure Metering Center-Weighted • Evaluative • Spot
Max Shutter Speed 1/2500 sec
Min Shutter Speed 15 sec
Exposure compensation ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Light Sensitivity ISO 100
Light Sensitivity Max 1600
Exposure Modes Automatic • Manual • Shutter-Priority • Program • Aperture-Priority

Lens System

Auto Focus type TTL contrast detection
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 28 - 336mm
Macro Focus Range 1-50cm
Focus Adjustment Automatic • Manual

Optical Sensor

Sensor Size 1/2.3"

Key Features

Optical Zoom 12x
Type Point & Shoot
Megapixels 12.1 MP
Digital Zoom 4x

Product Identifiers

Model SX130 IS
Brand Canon

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