Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Announced Aug 23, 2011 •
14 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 336 mm (12×)
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Announced Aug 23, 2011

The PowerShot SX150 IS budget superzoom adds a 14.1MP CCD in the place of the SX130's 12MP chip. Beyond that the specs are familiar - a 12x 28-336mm equivalent image stabilized lens, 720p30 HD video recording and a comparatively low-resolution 230k dot 3.0" LCD screen. Canon brings its latest 'Intelligent' image stabilization technology to bear on the SX150, with the camera automatically selecting from seven different modes, based on its understanding of the type of shooting being conducted.

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Review, May 14, 2012
Quick specs
Body type Compact
Max resolution 4320 x 3240
Effective pixels 14 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type CCD
ISO Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Focal length (equiv.) 28–336 mm
Optical zoom 12×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 230,000
Min shutter speed 15 sec
Max shutter speed 1/2500 sec
Format H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 306 g (0.67 lb / 10.79 oz)
Dimensions 113 x 73 x 46 mm (4.45 x 2.87 x 1.81)
GPS None

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Our review

The Canon PowerShot SX150 IS is a neat little camera with some interesting tricks up its sleeve. Its weighty, contoured body makes it nicer to hold than some of its smaller peers, and in favourable conditions at low ISO settings, image quality is very good. A versatile lens and effective image stabilization system make this a great 'go-everywhere' camera as long as you can live with the relatively slow performance and poor battery life.

Good for: Casual day to day photography, where the 12X lens is very useful

Not so good for: More critical work, or anything requiring speed and responsiveness (which is where the SX150 IS really falls down)

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