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Canon 150 Digital Camera

£4,665.84
Compact Camera 16MP 8x Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Four industry awards
Reasonably priced
Small and compact
220 Reviews + 4 Awards
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Reasonably Priced

Twenty-one people who reviewed it considered that it was good value for money. Neil Turner said in his review of this digital camera “The price was great and it is hard to fault it because of that”. He also wrote “Wonderful value for money” in his review. Three years ago Mr Baz said in his review of this digital camera “This Canon is in the more affordable price bracket.”.


Reviews

Four Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both endorsed this Canon camera. The writer at review website PC Mag gave this medium megapixel digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award and decided it was excellent and it received a PhotographyBlog.com "Recommended" award.

This Canon camera received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com and Pcforalla.idg.se gave it a "Good Choice" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This digital camera has an average expert rating of 81% based on twenty expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Techradar. That puts this medium megapixel digital camera in the top 15% of all the cameras of this type and age.

User Reviews Are Good

150 owners on average rated this digital camera 89 out of 100. 137 reviewers (85% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Canon Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 34,684 user and expert reviews (including 1,369 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically for its medium megapixel cameras. 92% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Two customers reckoned that it had a good battery life. Geoff Smith mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Battery very good” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Amazon Customer said “Love it! It takes superb pictures and the battery lasts a good while”.


Design

Lots of Settings

Thirty-one owners agreed that the Canon 150 was easy to use. Three years ago Paul Donnelly wrote in his review of this digital camera “Simple to use - idiot proof, so it suits me fine”. P Richardson said two years ago “Easy to use and the pictures” in their review of this digital camera. Nick scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote last year “Simple to use, great results”.

Six people who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Mac World mentioned “Lots of settings” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Tc said “It has plenty of settings so that as the children grow”. Rebekah gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and she wrote in her review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon three years ago “Great little camera, having fun with all the settings”.

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Gorgeous Looking

Ten owners thought the product was good looking. Six years ago Mac World mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Gorgeous looking”. He also wrote “Good looking scans” in his review. Mrs G mentioned “The camera itself is easy to use and you can get some pretty good close up shots” in her review of this digital camera.

Three people considered that it was neat. Miko Roberts wrote three years ago “Neat, light little camera” in their review of this digital camera. Valerius said on expert website Amazon “Good, neat camera, easy to use” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. Three years ago Katharine Kirby wrote on expert website Amazon “That slots in neatly along with the charged up battery”.

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Robust

Two owners who purchased it considered that it was well made. Nick mentioned on expert website Amazon “Feels solid and well built”. Richard Bodger he wrote in his review of the Canon 150 on expert review site Amazon “Nice camera, well made and easy to use”.

Good Product Quality

Seventeen owners reckoned that this digital camera was good quality. Mark Ready mentioned three years ago “Pleased with quality of pictures especially those in low light without the flash” . He also said “Quality better than expected after reading other reviews” in his review. Two years ago Mr D.j.hirst mentioned on expert website Amazon “Great product, arrived in good time, easy to use with good quality prints”.


Weight & Dimensions

Small and Compact

Sixteen people who bought it reckoned that it was compact. Six years ago Mac World mentioned “Small and compact”. Three years ago Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine “Priced at £80 it is one of the cheapest compact cameras available, although if you spend a little bit more money you c” in their review of this digital camera although they only scored it 3 stars out of 5. Mr Baz mentioned on expert website Amazon in the same month “A good budget compact from Canon” in his review of this digital camera.

Four owners who reviewed it agreed that it was lightweight. Seven years ago expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “This lightweight portable scanner makes sense for business users on the road.” in their Canon 150 review. Val said “Lightweight and small enough to fit my handbag” in his review of this digital camera. He also wrote “Small compact and lightweight” in his review.

Two owners who purchased it considered that it was heavy and bulky. Mrs E S Sherriff said “Easy to understand and very compact after her bulky last camera as she cannot carry heavy handbags around now so fits beautifully into her pocket”. Katharine Kirby mentioned “The chunky charger and lead plugs into the mains”.

Two customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to carry around. Valerie Anne Kelly she wrote “It's so light and easy to use”. M. Levick rated the product 80 out of 100 and said “Takes great photos, has a few tricks up its sleeve and is easy to carry around”.

Two owners who bought the product agreed that it was a good size. Dr. Michael Gunn wrote on expert review site Amazon “The screen is a good size and the camera case is strong.” in his review of this digital camera. Last year Amazon Customer said on expert website Amazon “It is an ideal size for slipping in a handbag” in their review of this digital camera.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 130 grams, the Canon 150 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Canon released the 150 in December 2014.


Audio

Fast and Quiet

Two owners who bought it wrote that it was quiet. Mac World rated the product 4 stars out of 5 and he said “Fast and quiet”.

Features Voice Recording

The Canon 150 features voice recording. Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon 150 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon 150 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of its better review score, the Sony NEX-F3D is also worth considering.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera the display diagonals range from 2" to 4.8". The Canon 150 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Olympus Stylus SH-2 (£273.09) (3").

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon 150 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera do support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K is also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera, the Canon 150 does not feature bluetooth.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Canon 150 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think the Sony NEX-F3D which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon 150 has a fairly average optical zoom (8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

If you want a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Olympus Stylus SH-2 (£273.09) (24x).

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 6.9, the Canon 150 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst digital cameras of this age. Medium megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.5 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 4.5mm to 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. At 28 millimeters, the Canon 150 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Good Video Capture

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Richard Bodger wrote in his review of the Canon 150 on expert website Amazon “Excellent photos with good video and audio quality overall a good camera for the money” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Three years ago Lyon Chong said in their review of this digital camera “Video quality very good too” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Good Quality Lens

Eight people who bought it mentioned that it had a good zoom. Shelagh Dickson mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “Viewing the photo is so simple as is the zoom facility”. Daisy said on expert review site Amazon “Zoom gives good images” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Claire a Woods wrote “The zoom is good and it is easy to use” in her review of the Canon 150.

Two people who reviewed it thought it had a good autofocus. Dr. Michael Gunn wrote on expert website Amazon “The camera is easy to use and the automatic focusing is very good”. Al. mentioned on expert website Amazon three years ago “Quick focus and a pretty good flash as well” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product 5 stars out of 5.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three people who reviewed the product said that it had a good screen. Mike Uk scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned three years ago “Screen clear and readable”. Jeff wrote on expert website Amazon “Good all rounder - only downside is display is hard to see in sunlight”.

Good Quality Pictures

Fourty-two owners wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Natalie P. said in her review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “Excellent present for keen first time photographers”. Marina Ann wrote on expert review site Amazon “Great photos for a compact camera” in her review of this digital camera. Mrs E S Sherriff mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Pictures are good so very decent all round little reasonably priced camera” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon 150 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the Sony NEX-F3D which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Canon 150 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. Most digital cameras of this age and type have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4:3 - (L) 4608 x 3456, (M1) 3264 x 2448, (M2) 2048 x 1536 and (S) 640 x 480 and (W) 4608 x 2592. Across all digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the best still image resolution is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Olympus OM-D E-M10 (£349) (16.1MP and higher rated), or the Nikon D4S (£3,379.99) (16.2MP and higher rated).

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Canon 150 has a self-timer, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera range from 0.001m to 0.5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.066m. At only 0.01 meters, the Canon 150 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Camera

Supports Direct Printing

The Canon 150 supports direct printing. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also support direct printing.

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Supports Live View

The Canon 150 supports live view. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also support live view.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Canon 150 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years also feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Histogram

The Canon 150 features histogram, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Canon 150 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera which have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Canon 150 supports PictBridge. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also support PictBridge.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Canon 150 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon 150 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon 150 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the video resolution ranges from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 9148b007aa, 7612 9145b007aa, canon f456l
Barcodes 04549292002881, 05054533643253, 08714574615295, 08714574615301, 08714574615332, 08714574615349, 08714574619477, 08714574619521

Canon 150 Review Sources

To prepare this Canon 150 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,945 product attributes, 170,936 digital camera reviews and 3,219,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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