Shooting in Various Scenes (PowerShot SX130 IS)

Article ID: ART107922 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


The camera will select the necessary settings for the conditions in which you wish to shoot when you choose the matching mode.

Set the Shooting mode

1. Turn on the camera.

2. Set the <mode dial> to [SCN] ().

3. Press the <FUNC./SET> () button.

4. The following window appears.

Operate the <directional buttons> up or down to select [Smart Shutter] ().

Turn the <Control Dial> or operate the <directional buttons> left or right to select [Shooting mode] (The [Low Light] () setting is selected in the image shown above.)

After the selection is made, press the <FUNC./SET> button ().

Shooting Modes
SceneShooting modeEffect
Take portraits[Portrait] ()*Produces a soft effect when photographing people.
Take landscapes[Landscape] ()*Lets you shoot majestic landscapes with a real sense of>
Take shots of kids and pets[Kids&Pets] ()*Lets you capture subjects that move around, such as children and pets, without missing photo opportunities. You will be able to focus on subjects that are approx. 1 meter (3.3 ft.) or more away from the end of the lens.
Take shots in low light conditions[Low Light] ()Lets you shoot in dark places with reduced camera shake and subject blur.
Take shots of people at the beach[Beach] ()Lets you take shots of brightly lit people on sandy beaches where the reflected sunlight is strong.
Take shots of foliage[Foliage] ()Lets you shoot trees and leaves, such as new growth, autumn leaves or blossoms, in vivid colors.
PTake shots of people in snow[Snow] ()Lets you take bright, natural-colored shots of people against snowy backgrounds.
Take shots of fireworks[Fireworks] ()Lets you take shots of fireworks in vivid colors.
Shoot images with vivid colors[Super Vivid] ()Lets you take shots with vivid, intense colors.
Take posterized shots[Poster Effect] ()Lets you take shots that look like an old poster or illustration.
* When setting the [Portrait] (
), [Landscape] (), [Kids & Pets] () modes, turn the mode dial to choose the desired [Shooting mode].


  • In [Fireworks] () mode, attach the camera to a tripod to prevent the camera from moving and blurring the image. Additionally, you should set the [IS Mode] to [Off] when shooting with a tripod.
  • In [Kids&Pets] () mode, images may appear coarse because the ISO speed is increased to match the shooting conditions.
  • Since you may not achieve the expected results with images shot in [Super Vivid] () and [Poster Effect] () modes, try taking some test shots first.
  • The recording pixel setting in [Low Light] () mode will be displayed as (), and the image will be fixed at 1600 x 1200 pixels.



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