Canon PowerShot SX130 IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera Launched; Offers 12X Digital Zoom & 720p HD Video Recording

Canon today announces a brand new addition to its popular PowerShot family with the release of Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Compact Digital Camera, its latest super zoom digital compact camera to combine impressive imaging technology with family-friendly flexibility and value.


Replacing the popular Canon PowerShot SX120 IS digital camera, this new model Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Digital Camera offers a host of intelligent features to make it easier to capture important moments in both high-quality still images and High Definition movies.

Featuring a 12.1 Megapixel sensor for large, detailed prints, and DIGIC 4 image processing, the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Digital Camera allows all the family to record special moments in outstanding quality.

The model also offers super powerful 12x optical zoom ranges powered by wide angle (28mm) to telephoto (336mm), making Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Digital Camera equally ideal for wide-angle group shots and taking on sightseeing trips.

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Digital Camera also features Canon’s integrated Optical Image Stabilizer that offers a three-stop advantage, making it easier to take great shots in low light with long exposures, and reducing the blur associated with camera-shake when shooting distant subjects at the telephoto end of the zoom.

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Digital Camera is equipped with a large, 7.5cm (3.0”) LCD screen, with a 230k dot resolution and optional on-screen Hints & Tips makes it easy to navigate the enhanced menu system and to compose the perfect shot.

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Digital Camera also supports 720p HD video with stereo sound, allowing users to immediately switch from photos to high-quality video and back again with one convenient, compact camera.

This SX130 camera model supports the new SDXC memory cards, enabling up to 2TB of video and full-resolution stills to be stored without needing to change card.

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Digital Camera also offers a range of intelligent shooting features and creative modes. With Easy Mode, the camera becomes the perfect point-and-shoot, with most buttons disabled and icons removed from the screen to make it easier to compose and capture the best possible shot, without worrying about settings.

Smart Auto with Scene Detection Technology in Canon SX130 IS camera identifies up to 28 different shooting conditions, automatically adjusting the settings to produce the best possible result.

Besides, Smart Flash Exposure function controls flash levels according to shooting conditions, providing the right amount of flash to ensure perfectly exposed shots in all situations, from dimly lit rooms to bright sunlight.

Other features includes Servo AF and AE that automatically adjusts focus and exposure when tracking a moving subject, while Smart Shutter with Face Detection technology ensure great group photos, controlling the shutter with a wink, a smile or after a new face enters the frame. In addition, Blink detection function also warns the user when one of the subjects has their eyes closed, allowing a better image to be shot.

The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Digital Camera also features a range of creative modes to add a new dimension to photos without requiring additional post-production. Miniature Effect is available in both movie and still image capture, mimicking the effects of a tilt-shift lens to give subjects a model-like profile while Fish-eye Effect replicates the distortion of a fish-eye lens, adding a new angle to portrait and landscape shots. Then there is a Super Vivid function that boosts colour saturation, while Poster Effect features creates a more retro feel to images, allowing users to make their photos really stand out from the crowd.

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Digital Camera Key Featues

  • 12x Optical zoom with IS
  • Wide-angle (28mm) lens with IS
  • Compact, stylish metal body
  • 12.1 Megapixel CMOS CCD
  • Powerful DIGIC 4 Image Processor, with 12.1 Megapixels.
  • 7.6 cm (3.0″) PureColor II G LCD
  • 720p HD Movie Recording
  • Super Slow Motion Movie
  • Smart Auto and Smart FE
  • Shooting modes. Best Image Selection
  • Wink Self-Timer

Price and Availability

The new Canon PowerShot SX120 IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera would be available from September 2010 for the price of  $249.99 (Rs. 11,649 Approx.)

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