The Powershot SX130 IS is the successor to the SX120 IS.


CHDK for the Powershot SX130 is in Beta state. Check forum[1] for details.


Some users have reported permanent camera damage which may be connected to CHDK, see Camera failures suspected to be caused by CHDK This is not certain, proceed at your own risk.


The Canon Powershot SX 130 IS was released on August 19th, 2010. There is a firmware update available for some older versions of this camera here: Official Canon Firmware Updates


Technical Data[]

  • Digic IV image processor
  • DryOS operating system
  • 12.1 megapixel CCD sensor, 1/2.3 inch
  • 12x optical zoom 5.0-60.0mm lens, 35mm equiv = 28-336mm, F/3.4 - F/5.6
  • Image stabilization (lens shift-type)
  • Display: 3 inch TFT (230k pixels, adjustable brightness)
  • ISO: Auto, 80-1600
  • Focus: Auto, Manual, selectable AF lock, selectable AF assist lamp
  • Flash: Built-in, pop up, variable brightness
  • Video: 1280x720, 640x480 or 320x240 @ 30fps (lower fps exist in special modes)
  • Video Length: 10 Mins HD mode, 1 hour other modes
  • Storage: SD / SDHC / SDXC / MMC / MMC Plus / HC MMC Plus
  • Power: 2x AA size
  • Weight (with batteries): 308g
  • Dimensions: 113 x 73 x 46 mm (4.5 x 2.8 x 1.8 inch)
  • Specifications: Canon (english), DPReview Specifications

Firmware Info[]

The ver.req file method is used to gather firmware information about this camera model.

On your computer, create a file named ver.req in the root directory of the SD card.

Turn off the camera, and insert the card. Turn on the camera in playback mode by pressing the blue round playback button(Button 3 on page 41 of the offical manual).

Hold down FUNCSET until a clock appears. Release FUNCSET.

Ver.req First Page Data: holding down FUNCSET again, and the screen will return to playback. Do not release , and press DISP:

European PAL Version Header

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
P-ID:3211 PAL D

Version X.XX

Firmware Ver GM1.01C (

A firmware update for some older cameras to version (1.01C) is available from Canon

For Developers[]

General info:[]

  • ROM starts at 0xFF810000

LED addresses[]

orange  0xC0220010
green   0xC0220014
AF      0xC022000C

Available firmware dumps[]


Download location for firmware dumps:
P&S firmware dumps mirror

Porting process & links[]