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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Smart Flash Exposure where the camera determines the correct flash based on the shooting situation.
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 color of your photo remain intact and truer to life even in challenging lighting.
Advanced Smart AUTO detects and analyzes faces, brightness, colors, distance, and movement, then selects an appropriate setting based on 28 predefined shooting situations.
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.
Powerful DIGIC 4 Image Processor, with 12.1 Megapixels, make this camera a perfect device for any shooter!
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.
Large 3.0-inch LCD (230,000 dots) with high resolution and wide viewing angle.
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.
This AA battery-powered camera enables you to easily power up.
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.
Dimensions: 4.46 x 2.88 x 1.80 in.
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Go for it if u have cost constraint.
About Me Casual Photographer
Comments about Canon Powershot SX130 IS 12MP 12x Zoom Digital Camera w/ 720p Refurbished:
As per its price the product is good for a casual photography but not good in low light and the image quality is also not that great.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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from ontario California
very easy to use and takes great pictures
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
A lot of bang for the Buck:))
from Kettle Falls, Washington
Bought the unit for wife after 46 years af marriage. I have a full size cannon t3. But I did notice that when showing video playback that I could only use the lowely yellow component video plug.It does not play back 720P only low resolution 480. As for the rest it is fine for her kind of picture taking. Must use lithium ion batteries for sure! The others go away pretty fast. Have fun.
from Louisville, ky
Great, easy to use camera
from St. Paul, MN
Turns on extremely quickly, very easy to use, with the right mix of size and weight. Nice to be able to use AA batteries, works great with rechargeable batteries.
Good product, slow shipping (fedex)
from Albany, NY
About Me Photo Enthusiast
Good for the price
So far SO GOOD
from New York
I don't use camera much. I mostly make pictures of my daughter.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent Camera For The Money.
By Not Elliot Porter
I'm a casual snapshooter who sometimes likes to get creative. I most appreciate this camera's manual controls and image quality. Battery life can be increased with rechargable NiMH.
Great camera for the price
from Santa Fe, NM
Was initially concerned about a refurbished, but was very pleasantly surprised. Absolutely new looking except for smudge on lens (which came completely off).Overall, the SX130 is exactly as expected. Great image stabilization, right size and weight to use 1-handed, pix seem fine, lots of controls, and all important ones are easy to get to and change. Very happy with purchase.Cons?1. the infrared sensor light is right where you might place your left index finger. So until you get used to it, you end up blocking the light (and there focussing is slower or sometimes not at all).2. It's really, really sensitive to good rechargeable batteries. Had several that charged fine, looked great on a battery meter, and produced the "low battery" warning. Found out I had a capacity problem on many of my batteries. Put in a new set, and got over 400 pictures. This is frustrating because the same "bad" batteries work fine in my GPS and in my older Olympus SP510 super-zoom.3. the manual focus dial is a pain to use - it's very easy to press one of the quick controls while turning the dial.
from Winter Garden,FL
So far so good. Takes good pictures and the menu is easy to understand. I have the high speed SD card and there is a bit of delay between shots which is a bit longer than i expected. overall happy with it.