Record Screens & Menus

Please excuse the poor quality of these screen captures. The PowerShot ELPH 130 kit does not include an AV output cable, therefore we had to photograph the LCD.

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In Auto mode, the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS will display some basic information as you're framing the scene. You'll see the battery charge icon, still image resolution setting, shots remaining on the memory card, video resolution, video storage space remaining, and the Auto mode icon. Just below the Auto mode icon is the flash setting.

Press the Disp button at the bottom of the four-way button and the scene will change, removing all of the icons from the screen, other than the Auto mode icon. Press Disp again to return to the original view.

When you press the shutter button halfway to pre-focus, the scene changes again, replacing the white framing bracket with a green framing bracket. The shutter speed, aperture, and ISO setting will appear along the bottom of the screen.

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When you flip the toggle switch on the back of the camera downward, you'll enter Program mode, which will be indicated on the LCD screen. As with Auto mode, the same icons appear along the top of the screen as when shooting in Program mode. In Program mode, the ISO setting is shown in the lower right corner. Press the Disp button to remove all icons from the screen.

When you press the shutter halfway to pre-focus, you'll again see the focus bracket change to green and the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO setting will appear along the bottom of the screen, along with the light metering setting in the lower left corner.

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When shooting in Program mode, you do have the option of setting some of the options manually. Just press the Func/Set button to open the popup menu. Use the up and down arrows to change the settings.

Your popup menu options in Program mode are:

  • Light Metering - Evaluative, Center Weighted Avg., Spot
  • My Colors - Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black and White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color
  • White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Evaluative White Bal.
  • ISO - Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
  • Scene Mode - Program/Auto, Portrait, Smart Shutter, Low Light, Fish-Eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Stitch Assist Left to Right, Stitch Assist Right to Left
  • Self-Timer - Off, 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Custom
  • Drive Mode - Single Shot, Continuous
  • Aspect Ratio - 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 1:1
  • Resolution - L, M1, M2, S
  • Compression - Superfine, Fine
  • Movie Quality - 1280x720, 640x480
In Auto mode, you'll only see the Self-Timer, Aspect Ratio, Resolution, and Movie Quality as popup menu options.

Without a mode dial, the only way to open the popup menu in the PowerShot ELPH 130 is to press the Func/Set button. Unfortunately because it is so difficult to press this button, as it's too small and too tight to the camera's body, it can be a frustrating hassle to make these popup menu selections.

You can open the flash menu on the ELPH 130 by pressing the right side of the four-way button. In Program mode, you'll have the options of Auto, On, Slow Synchro, and Off. In Auto mode, you'll only have the options of Auto and Off.

As you can see here, the PowerShot ELPH 130 will display brief explanations of each flash mode across the bottom of the screen as you make your selections. This is a common feature throughout most of this camera's menus, which is a handy feature for beginners.

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In Program mode, you can control the exposure valuation. Press the upper area of the four-way button, and then use the four-way button to control the EV using the bar along the button of the screen.

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Shooting a movie with the PowerShot ELPH 130 is an easy process, as you just press the dedicated movie button on the back of the camera. While recording a movie, the ELPH 130 IS will show a red Rec icon near the upper right corner, as well as the amount of time elapsed along the top of the screen. Canon only included 720p HD and SD movie resolutions with this model.

There is no specific "movie mode" with this camera, so you really don't have any options to control the movie. All you can control is the movie resolution through the popup menu discussed earlier, which is available by pressing the Func/Set button.

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Press the Menu button on the back of the camera to open the shooting menu, which is indicated by the camera icon in the left tab along the top of the screen. The menu options listed here are available in Program mode. There will be fewer menu options in Auto mode.

  • AF Frame - Face AiAF, Center, Tracking AF
  • AF Frame Size - Normal, Small
  • Digital Zoom - Standard, Off,1.6x, 2.0x
  • AF-Point Zoom - On, Off
  • Servo AF - On, Off
  • Continuous AF - On, Off
  • AF-Assist Beam - On, Off
  • Flash Settings - Red Eye Correction (On, Off), Red Eye Lamp (On, Off)
  • i-Contrast - Auto, Off
  • Review Image After Shooting - Display Time (Off, Quick, 2 Sec, 4 Sec, 8 Sec, Hold), Display Info (Off, Detailed)
  • Blink Detection - On, Off
  • Grid Lines - On, Off
  • IS Mode - Continuous, Shoot Only, Off
  • Date Stamp - Off, Date, Date & Time

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Scroll to the right on the menu screen's tabs, and you can adjust the ELPH 130's Set Up menu, marked with a tools icon.

  • Mute - On, Off
  • Volume - Start-up Vol. (Level 1 to 5), Operation Vol. (Level 1 to 5), Selftimer Vol. (Level 1 to 5), Shutter Volume (Level 1 to 5)
  • Hints & Tips - On, Off
  • Date/Time - Set the Date and Time of the internal clock/calendar
  • Time Zone - Choose time zones for Home, World
  • Lens Retract - 0 sec., 1 min.
  • Eco Mode - On, Off
  • Power Saving - Auto Power Down (On, Off); Display Off, six settings (10 seconds to 3 minutes)
  • LCD Brightness - Adjust the LCD's default brightness; 5 levels
  • Start-up Image - On, Off
  • Format - Format the memory card; deletes all files
  • File Numbering - Continuous (recommended) or Auto Reset
  • Create Folder - Monthly, Daily
  • Units - m/cm, ft/in
  • Video System - NTSC, PAL
  • Wi-Fi Settings - Change Device Nickname, Check MAC Address, Reset Settings, Target History (On, Off)
  • Certification Logo Display
  • Language - Choose the menu language, 30 options
  • Reset All - Restore all settings to their factory defaults

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