Rbrt: The comparison choices are too limited. The 6D should be in the list.
I'm not an expert at these kinds of tests, but I wonder how much these comparison tests are more a comparison test of lenses than the the camera. Certainly for the same camera make with the same lens mount one can use the same lens and see differences in the rest of the hardware. All bets are off when comparing different makes when exactly the same lens can't be used across them.
krikman: 1. Flat surface very prone to micro-misfocusing and focal plane misalignment.
2. Printed photo colors basically have nothing common with colors of natural objects (by spectral characteristics). Also they degrade quickly and change colors significally just in months.
So this test charts show only how much alcohol test team had in last 3 weeks prior to test, but no way camera sensor.
I agree. Bring back the Martini Red vermouth bottle with label. It think it's a great test for color as well as resolution for using the text on the label. Everyone can get one of these bottles. Of course comparisons are hard without a calibrated monitor.
Ren Kraaijeveld: rangefinder style mirrorless , Canon calls it, just forgot rangefinder
Ya! Where's the viewfinder? Would it be impossible to include a digital viewfinder to get nearly exact view of what's to be photographed with the usual data - shutter, aperture, ISO, etc? For outdoor shooting with a long lens, this seems a critical failure by Canon not to include a viewfinder. I guess a compromise would be a rangefinder.
Gesture: We are into the "second cycle." There was a time (end of film era) when folks were using camcorders more than traditional cameras. Digital brought folks back to "cameras," especially as they became capable of quality video. The second wave are the camera phones-and, yes, in a public setting, I see more people taking pictures with their phones than with standalone cameras. Will the new compact system cameras (much better name, DPR) bring people back to cameras???
Smartphone cameras do not have optical zoom. Of course they now have fairly large pixel counts (> or ~ 8 Mpixels), so digital zoom either in-camera or in-computer might not be as bad as it used to be. I'm waiting for a phone with at least 3x optical zoom.
This camera's price has dropped from $225 to $179 now to $150 almost everywhere (Staples, Office Depot, Sam's Club, etc.) This suggests that Canon has a new version coming out soon. Will this be the SX160 IS? They skipped the SX140 IS moniker jumping from the 130 to the 150.
The SX150 IS has been around for quite some time. This review is about a very old camera, at least in Canon's refresh scheme.
Anyone have information?