[Review] Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX150 ISThe Canon PowerShot SX150 IS features a powerful genuine Canon lens that delivers outstanding optical performance and versatility. With precision engineering and decades of leadership in optical technologies, Canon has created a bright, wide-angle lens that provides an extraordinary zoom range. The lens gives you tremendous coverage and reach. The telephoto end lets you capture subjects from a considerable distance.




Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Features


Discover how simple and easy it is to be creative and shoot memorable photos and videos of your favorite subjects with this digital camera. Its compact size makes it convenient to carry around everywhere to capture those special moments that can happen anytime! Sporting a stylish design, it comes in two great colors: Black and Red. It delivers stunning image detail and enables you to make beautiful large prints. Advanced technologies, such as Intelligent IS and Smart AUTO, make it easy and effortless to capture gorgeous still images and HD video. All these features make it the perfect camera to capture the good times, wherever you might be.


Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
The sensor delivers beautiful photos with fine detail and brilliant color. Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer is a sophisticated system that uses lens-shift technology to correct for unwanted camera movement. It makes handheld photography more practical in more shooting situations, providing excellent image quality in many difficult situations: outdoors at dusk, inside without a flash, and even at the telephoto end of the zoom range without a tripod.


The camera has a dedicated movie button that lets you start and stop recording instantly. There is no need to go through layers of menus or operate switches or dials to switch to and from video recording mode. It lets you record spectacularly detailed video with clear stereo sound.

With this device, you can also shoot video in the Apple iFrame format, which is a computer-friendly standard that speeds up importing and editing of videos. It keeps file sizes small, making it more convenient to upload or e-mail high-quality videos. The iFrame format enjoys native support in compatible Mac and Windows video applications, making it unnecessary to perform time-consuming and often quality-degrading conversions.

Recharging batteries can often be an inconvenience, especially when traveling in foreign countries. With this camera, you'll never need special power adapters or chargers because it's powered by two AA batteries that are widely available around the world. Clear and bright, it also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.


Why you should buy it?


1. Quality construction; durable.

2. Ergonomic design, with places to rest your fingers and thumb.

3. Easy to use controls.

4. Good stereo sound.

5. Great control over the flash - lift the flash with your finger if required.

6. Quick to start.

7. Good in low light.

8. Supports in-shoot zoom.

9. Runs on AA batteries.

10. You can buy two of them for the price of one Canon SX40 HS.

11. One-touch video recording.

12. Budget-friendly.

Why you shouldn't buy it?



1. Manually activated flash, can be a pain for some to lift it time-and-again.

2. Poor battery life with alkaline AA batteries.

3. Lacks touchscreen.

4. Flash takes a few seconds to charge.

5. Panorama mode unavailable.

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Verdict


If you are a photography enthusiast, and looking for a compact camera to supplement your current equipment, this camera is meant for you. If you are about to begin and looking for your first camera, then make sure this be it.

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Specifications


Image sensor: CCD

Metering: Evaluative, Center-weighted Average, Spot

Effective pixels: 14.1 million

Lens: Canon

Lens focal length: 5.0-60.0 mm (equivalent to 28-336mm in 35mm format)

Optical zoom: 12x

Digital zoom: 4x

Exposure modes: AE lock

Sensor size: 1/2.3 inch

Shutter speed: 1-1/2500 second

Continuous shooting: 3.2 fps

Memory: SD/SDHC/SDCX/Eye-Fi

Image size (pixels): 4320x3240, 3744x2104, 3072x2304, 1600x1200 and 640x480

Movie size (pixels): 1280x720 and 640x480

Viewfinder: 3.0 inch TFT color LCD (230,000 dots)

File formats: JPEG, MOV

ISO sensitivity: 80-1600

Interface: USB, A/V

Power: 2 AA alkaline/NiMH batteries

Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 113.3x73.2x45.8 mm

Weight: 306 g (with battery and SD card)



Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
Reviewed by Garg Ankit Rating: 4.0