Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Last Updated (22 April’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ Photographyblog

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS is a 14.1 MP Digital Camera features 12x Wide-Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3.0-Inch LCD. The camera features 720p HD Video recording with Stereo Sound, DIGIC 4 Image Processor, Intelligent IS technology and Face Detection complete with Face Select & Track and Face Self-Timer modes. It measures (W x H x D) 4.46 x 2.88 x 1.80 in (113.3 x 73.2 x 45.8 mm) with weight Approx. 10.8 oz. or 306 g Including Batteries & Memory Card.

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Reviews

Photographyblog reviews the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS and writes;
“The night photograph was very good, with the maximum shutter speed of 15 seconds allowing you to capture enough light for most situations. Macro performance is a stand-out highlight, allowing you to focus as close as 1cm away from the subject..”
Rating: ★★★★★

PCMAG reviews the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS and writes;
“Video is captured in 720p30 resolution in QuickTime format. The quality is good—fine detail is captured and the colors are excellent. The camera can zoom while recording, but the microphone picks up the sound of the lens moving.”
Rating: ★★½☆☆

CNET reviews the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS and writes;
“The PowerShot SX150 IS demonstrated excellent colour reproduction right across the visible spectrum… With white balance left to automatic, the PowerShot SX150 IS rendered each with great clarity, reproducing the colours accurately.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Expertreviews reviews the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS and writes;
“Our studio tests revealed clean colours and sharp details at ISO 80, and the camera did a reasonable job of suppressing noise at fast ISO speeds”
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Techradar reviews the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS and writes;
“The Canon PowerShot SX150 IS is easy to use, with enough manual control to keep discerning photographers happy. You get a lot of genuinely useful picture-taking technology for your money, rather than an abundance of marketing-driven gimmicks.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Steves-digicams reviews the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS and writes;
“Looking at our indoor images, we see the excellent color and exposure that we have come to expect from Canon. At the lower ISO settings, 80-400, the images are crystal clear, showing a great deal of detail throughout.”
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Wired reviews the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS and writes;
“The camera’s optical image stabilisation helps videos remain jerk-free, and overall quality is excellent. As with most compacts, it’s not going to replace a dedicated camcorder, but for capturing short clips on holiday, for example, you won’t be disappointed. Sound quality is good too, and a built-in stereo microphone captures audio well.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

PCAdvisor reviews the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS and writes;
“Focussing in full zoom took a while but the camera did manage to capture good details. Use a tripod if you are shooting pictures in low light conditions. The camera manages to capture some good details in the night.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS User Manual (PDF)

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Features

The Canon PowerShot SX150 IS has a 14.1 Megapixel images sensor to produce superb images with fine detail and brilliant color. The sensor delivers high resolution which ensures superb image quality for cropping or making very large prints. In addition, the camera comes with a DIGIC 4 Image Processor to achieves a new level of picture quality and faster processing. There is a 12x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle Lens to provide an outstanding optical performance and versatility. The lens lets you capture subjects from a far distance, while the 28mm wide-angle makes it easy to shoot sweeping landscapes, large groups of people and tall buildings.


The camera is equipped with an Optical Image Stabilizer that uses lens-shift technology to reduce the camera shake, so your images will free from blurring background. It provides excellent image quality in many difficult conditions such as outdoors at dusk, inside without a flash, and even at the telephoto end of the zoom range without a tripod even in low light conditions. The Image Stabilizer allows you get sharper and clearer images in whatever shooting situations.


720p HD Video Recording

The camera also allows you to record 720p HD Video at 30fps with clear stereo sound. The videos can be saved in H.264 format and also easy to display and share with family and friends. There is a Movie Button, Wind Filter and Optical Zoom to supports movie recording so easier. The Wind Filter is effectively reduces wind noise that can muffle or distort the sound, while the Optical Zoom lets you use the full 12x range when you’re shooting a video without sacrificing HD video resolution.


3.0-inch LCD screen

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS has a 3.0-inch LCD screen which offers high resolution of 230,000 dots to provide you excellent images, whether you’re shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. With high resolution, the LCD screen delivers a crisp, clear picture to make shooting, playback and using the camera’s menu functions more easy than ever. It also offers a Night Display features for easy viewing in low light.


Additional Features

+ Smart AUTO
+ iFrame Movie Support
+ Intelligent IS
+ Face Detection Technology
+ Special Scene Modes
+ Best Image Selection


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