Canon refreshes its PowerShot line with the new PowerShot ELPH 130 IS (aka IXUS 140 in Europe) digital camera at the CES 2013. This new point-and-shoot camera keeps the compact and sleek design of the ELPH range and includes a range of advanced features, such as wireless connectivity, long-zoom camera and a large display.
With built-in WiFi connectivity, you can connect the camera with iOS or Android smartphones or tablets for wireless transfer of photos and videos, using the free Canon CameraWindoe application. Or you can connect it to computer or other compatible PowerShot cameras for image transfer. Using Canon’s iMAGE GATEWAY, users can also share their photos on social networking sites easily.
The PowerShot ELPH 130 IS is a compact 16 Megapixel camera equipped with a 8x optical zoom lens with 28mm wide angle and DIGIC 4 Image Processor to bring high-quality image and high-speed shooting. The camera’s Smart AUTO mode can intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations for capturing great images with ease, while the Intelligent IS will automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition. It has a 3-inch LCD display.
Canon’s new compact point-and-shoot has a dedicated movie button, yet it is disappointed that it records only 720p HD video. Canon also adds the new ECO mode to the camera, which will dim the screen after 2 seconds of idle and turn the screen off after 8 seconds to reduce power consumption for a longer battery life.
Canon will ship the PowerShot ELPH 130 in February for $199.99. It comes in gray, red and silver.