Canon Sure Shot 130u/Prima Super 130/Autoboy N130 Manual: A Beginner's Guide to Mastering Your Camera - Camera Kangaroo

Canon Sure Shot 130u/Prima Super 130/Autoboy N130 Manual: A Beginner's Guide to Mastering Your Camera

Welcome to the exciting world of photography! If you've recently got your hands on the Canon Sure Shot 130u – also known as the Prima Super 130 or Autoboy N130 – you're in for a treat. This camera is a gem for both novices and seasoned shooters looking for a reliable point-and-shoot experience. Here's a basic guide to get you started on your photography journey, and don't forget to download the full manual for comprehensive instructions.

Understanding Your Camera

The Canon Sure Shot 130u is a fully automatic 35 mm lens-shutter AF camera. It's designed to make photography as straightforward as possible without compromising on image quality. With a versatile zoom lens of 38 – 130 mm and a real-image zoom viewfinder, you're equipped to capture a wide range of subjects.


Loading the Film

Before you start shooting, you'll need to load the camera with film. ISO 400 film is recommended for general use, but the camera can handle a range from ISO 25 to 3200. Here's a quick rundown:

  1. Open the back cover and insert the film cartridge.
  2. Pull the film out to the film leader mark.
  3. Close the back cover and make sure the film is winding correctly.


Taking Your First Shots

Your camera has an autofocus (AF) system that's both smart and intuitive. Here’s how to get the sharpest shots:

  1. Frame Your Subject: Use the viewfinder to frame your subject within the wide area AF frame.
  2. Focus: Lightly press the shutter button halfway. A green lamp will indicate that the subject is in focus.
  3. Shoot: Fully press the shutter button to capture the image.

Flash Photography Basics

The Canon Sure Shot 130u has a built-in automatic flash with several modes:

  • Auto: Fires in low light or backlit conditions.
  • Red-eye Reduction: Reduces red-eye effect in portraits.
  • No Flash: Use this mode when you want natural lighting without flash.


Troubleshooting Common Issues

If you encounter problems like the camera not firing or error messages on the LCD, the troubleshooting section of the manual is your go-to resource. Some quick tips include:

  • Battery Issues: If the LCD panel blinks or shows an “H”, it may be time to replace the battery.
  • Film Loading: “0” blinking on the frame counter means you need to reload the film.


Camera Care and Maintenance

To ensure your Canon Sure Shot 130u stays in top condition:

  • Avoid exposing it to water, extreme temperatures, or high humidity.
  • Clean it with a blower brush and never directly touch the lens or sensor.

For those looking to delve deeper into the capabilities of the Canon Sure Shot 130u, be sure to check out the full user manual here. It's packed with detailed information on getting the most out of your camera.

With this guide, you're well on your way to capturing stunning photographs that you'll cherish for years to come. Remember, practice makes perfect, so load up your camera and start exploring the world through your lens!


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