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Canon releases PowerShot SD1400 IS & SD1300 IS

Feb 8, 2010 at 14:01 GMT

Canon has released the PowerShot SD1300 IS (IXUS 105 in Europe) and the SD1400 IS (IXUS 130), its slimmest PowerShot model to date. Both offer image stabilized wide-angle 4x (28-112mm equiv.) optical zoom lenses, 2.7" LCDs and incorporate 12MP and 14MP sensors respectively. The 17.8mm deep SD1400 IS also features 720p HD video recording using H.264 compression and an HD output.

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Introducing the new super-stylish IXUS 130 and IXUS 105 – fun features packed in a sleek, chic design

London, UK, 8th February 2010 – Canon today unveils the latest models in its IXUS range – the new IXUS 130 and IXUS 105. Sleek, smooth and sophisticated, both new models merge stand-out looks with advanced technology, delivering the iconic blend of style and imaging excellence the IXUS brand is famous for. The IXUS 130 is also the slimmest IXUS model to date, measuring just 17.8mm at its thickest point.

Both new models include the latest DIGIC 4 processing, which complements the exceptional design with high quality images that feature excellent colour, resolution and low noise. Like all IXUS models, both cameras are also incredibly easy to operate, making it simple for users to capture excellent pictures.

Wide-angle genuine Canon lens technology
Designed and manufactured to premium standards, both new models feature genuine Canon 28mm wide-angle 4x zoom lenses – perfect for group photos and landscapes at the widest setting, and great for portraits or shooting distant subjects using the zoom. Canon’s renowned optical Image Stabilizer system also counters camera shake, helping to prevent image blur, particularly when shooting at full zoom or in low light conditions.

Smart Auto with Scene Detection Technology and i-Contrast – simply point and shoot
Smart Auto with Scene Detection Technology helps users take great photos by automatically detecting the shooting scene, giving users the freedom to simply concentrate on taking the picture. Detecting 22 different scenes for the IXUS 130 and 18 for the IXUS 105, Smart Auto is able to determine a wide range of shooting conditions – such as Portrait, Landscape or Macro – before applying the optimum settings required to capture the perfect shot.

i-Contrast analyses images to deliver perfect exposure, adding light and detail to dark sections of images while reducing blow out in brighter areas. Smart Flash Exposure intelligently adjusts the flash to suit both the subject and shooting conditions – in daylight, for example, Smart Flash Exposure will detect and eliminate face shadows caused by bright sunlight by engaging the flash.

Motion Detection Technology, featured in both models, combats blur by monitoring camera shake, brightness and subject movement, and automatically sets the shutter speed and ISO level to deliver blur-free results. Servo AF/AE technology, available with the IXUS 130, also tracks moving subjects, maintaining both focus and exposure right up until the moment the user takes the shot.

Face Detection Technology – capture everyone, all of the time
Face Detection Technology provides perfect people shots with the minimum of effort. Up to 35 faces can be identified at once, with the camera ensuring subjects are well exposed and in focus. Auto Red-Eye correction also detects and removes any red-eye immediately after a picture is taken.

FaceSelf-Timer makes large group shots and self portraits simple by using Face Detection Technology to activate the shutter. Instead of the user setting a timer and rushing into position, FaceSelf-Timer cleverly monitors the scene and waits for an additional face to appear before taking the photo two seconds later. Multiple shots can also be taken to ensure the desired shot is captured, allowing users to get the picture they want every time.

Both models offer the easy operation synonymous with the IXUS range. Users of the IXUS 130 will be able to tag their best images as favourites in playback, making pictures easy to locate in their collection. A bright, clear user interface featured on both models also makes menu navigation effortless, helping to deliver the best images in the simplest way possible.

IXUS 130 – slim, smooth and distinctly IXUS
The IXUS 130 features a stunning exterior and is the latest evolution of the famous IXUS design. Beautiful curved edges are complemented by a range of stylish colours – silver, black, orange and pink* – allowing users to pick the camera to suit both their taste and personality.

A 14.1 Megapixel sensor offers incredible detail capture for large prints. HD video in 720p resolution provides the ability to shoot high quality movies, with integrated HDMI connectivity allowing users to share videos with friends and family via playback on HDMI-compatible devices, including HDTV displays.

Users are also offered a range of new and innovative shooting modes that make the IXUS 130 as fun to use as it is stylish. Fish-eye Effect replicates the effect achieved using a fish-eye lens, while Miniature Effect dramatically transforms the shooting scene into a miniature landscape, making subjects appear of model scale. A Low Light mode also removes the difficulty of shooting in dark conditions, making it perfect for capturing the natural ambience when shooting in low light.

Smart Shutter mode provides inventive ways to control the shutter using Face Detection Technology, enabling the user to trigger the shutter using a smile or a simple wink of an eye. Combined with FaceSelf-Timer, the IXUS 130 provides an easy way for users to get the picture they want – even if there’s nobody else around to take it.

Making it easier to browse through large numbers of images, a new Smart Shuffle playback mode selects and displays four suggested images based on the one currently being viewed. This allows users to see images captured in similar situations or with similar settings, providing a new way to review images stored.

A high resolution 6.9cm (2.7”) PureColor II G LCD features a new tempered glass layer, providing improved visibility during shooting and playback. ‘Hints & Tips’ messages displayed in the user interface also offer step-by-step guidance around the camera menu, making it even easier for users to find the features they want to access.

A new optional, ultra-slim and lightweight waterproof case (WP-DC37) is available for the IXUS 130, allowing users to protect their camera and shoot underwater to depths of up to 40m. The new slimline design is perfect for travelling, while a simplified button layout makes it quick and easy to access the camera’s features, whether at the beach or in the pool.

IXUS 105 – capture the fun, in style

The IXUS 105 boasts classic IXUS styling, combining a slim and chic body with a range of impressive functions for easy, everyday shooting. Available in silver, brown, pink and aqua*, the IXUS 105 offers a choice of classic and pastel colours to project a stylish and personal feel. A bright, 6.8cm (2.7”) PureColor LCD II screen is also great for framing and viewing shots.

12.1 Megapixels provide high resolution pictures bursting with colour and detail. Low Light mode also makes it easy for all users to take great photos in challenging, dimly-lit conditions. The IXUS 105 is also able to capture VGA movies at 30fps with sound, offering users the capacity to go beyond stills and record memories in video as well.

YouTube™ upload – get video online in minutes
The IXUS 130 and the IXUS 105 feature an integrated YouTube™ upload function in the supplied CameraWindow software application, providing the capacity to log-in and upload video directly from the camera to the Internet via a computer.

Never stop shooting with SDXC memory
Both new models are also compatible with new SDXC memory cards. Offering storage capacity of up to 2TB, SDXC memory allows users to shoot huge volumes of images without having to change cards. SDHC memory cards are also supported up to 32GB, providing instant compatibility with the vast number of memory cards already available.

CANON iMAGE GATEWAY – share your stories

Owners of the new IXUS 130 and IXUS 105 cameras are entitled to free membership of CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, an online facility for sharing photos and video. Users can take advantage of up to 2GB of personal storage capacity, creating enough room for hundreds of high-quality images. Mobile browsing is also supported, making it easy for friends and family to view photos on the move.

Key features:

IXUS 130

IXUS 105

* Some colour variations of the IXUS 130 may not be available in all regions

Canon IXUS 130 & 105 specifications

 
Canon IXUS 130
Canon IXUS 105
Sensor • 1/2.3" Type CCD
• 14.1 million effective pixels
• 1/2.3" Type CCD
• 12.1 million effective pixels
Image sizes • 4320 x 3240
• 3456 x 2592
• 2592 x 1944
• 1600 x 1200
• 640 x 480
• 320 x 140
• 4320 x 2432
• 4000 x 3000
• 3264 x 2448
• 2592 x 1944
• 1600 x 1200
• 640 x 480
• 320 x 140
• 4000 x 2248
Movie clips • 1280 x 720 @ 30fps [HD]
• 640 x 480 @ 30fps [L]
• 320 x 240 @ 30fps [M]
• 640 x 480 @ 30fps [L]
• 320 x 240 @ 30fps [M]
Maximum clip length • Upto 4GB or 10 minutes [HD]
• Upto 4GB or an 1 hour [L or M]
• Upto 4GB or an 1 hour [L or M]
File formats • JPEG (Exif v2.2)
• DPOF 1.1
• MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (monaural)]
• JPEG (Exif v2.2)
• DPOF 1.1
• AVI [Motion JPEG compression + WAVE (monaural)]
Lens • 28 -112mm (35mm equiv)
• f=5.0-20mm
• 4x optical zoom
• F2.8-5.9
Image stabilization Yes (Lens-shift)
Digital zoom up to 4x
Focus TTL
AF area modes • Face Detection AiAF / 9 point
• 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
AF lock Yes (On/Off Selectable)
AF assist lamp Yes
Focus distance Closest focus distance 3 cm
Metering • Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame)
• Center-weighted average
• Spot (center)
ISO sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 80
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
AE lock Yes (on/off selectable)
Exposure compensation +/- 2EV in 1/3 stop increments
Shutter speed 15-1/1500 sec
Shooting Modes • Auto
• Program
• Portrait
• Night Snapshot
• Kids & Pets
• Indoor
• Smart Shutter
(Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer)
• Low Light(3.5MP)
• Color Accent
• Color Swap
• Fish-eye Effect
• Miniature Effect
• Beach
• Underwater
• Foliage
• Snow
• Fireworks
• Long Shutter
• Stitch Assist
• Movie
• Auto
• Program
• Portrait
• Night Snapshot
• Kids & Pets
• Indoor
• FaceSelf-Timer
• Low Light (2.0MP)
• Beach
• Underwater
• Foliage
• Snow
• Fireworks
• Long Shutter
• Movie
White balance • Auto (including Face Detection WB)
• Daylight
• Cloudy
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
• Fluorescent H
• Custom
Self timer • 2 or 10sec
• Custom
• Face Self-timer
Continuous shooting Approx 0.7 fps Approx 0.9 fps
Image parameters My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color) My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom Color (limited))
Flash Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync
• Face Detection FE compensation
• Smart Flash Exposure
• Flash exposure lock
• Range (30cm-4.0m (W) / 50cm-2.0m (T))
Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync
• Face Detection FE compensation
• Smart Flash Exposure
• Flash exposure lock
• Range (30cm - 4.2m (W) / 2.4m (T))
LCD monitor • 2.7" PureColor II Touch TFT LCD
• 230,000 pixels
• 100% coverage
Connectivity • HDMI connector (Mini-B)
• USB Hi-Speed
• AV out (PAL / NTSC switchable)
• USB Hi-Speed
• AV out (PAL / NTSC switchable)
Storage SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus
Power Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-4L Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6L
Weight (with batt) 133 g 140 g
Dimensions 92 x 56 x 18 mm 91 x 56 x 22mm

Additional images

Canon IXUS 130

Canon IXUS 105