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Canon Powershot ELPH 150 IS
Canon Powershot ELPH 150 IS
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Canon Powershot ELPH 150 is Digital Camera

Compact Camera 20MP 10x Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Has an image stabilizer
Supports video recording
Expert reviews are poor

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Expert Reviews Are Poor

Expert review site PC Mag scored this high megapixel camera 50%. This means that digital camera experts really don't rate this Canon digital camera very highly.

Canon Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 34,684 expert and owner reviews (including 2,942 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically within its high megapixel cameras range compared to other brands. 97% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Powershot ELPH 150 IS supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also support video recording.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Canon Powershot ELPH 150 IS is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution. The video resolution of all cameras of this type and age ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was February 2014 when this high megapixel camera was released.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Powershot ELPH 150 IS has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Samsung NX1100, the Nikon Coolpix S3600, or the Sony SLT-A65Y which all of have better reviews.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon Powershot ELPH 150 IS has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, the Sony ILCE-7 (£786.83), or the Nikon Coolpix L330 which all of have better reviews.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Alpha A5100 (£389.99) (8x and higher rated), the Alpha A5100L (8x and higher rated), or the DSC-W830 (32x and higher rated) all from Sony.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Powershot ELPH 150 IS has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 10x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the Sony DSC-WX200, the Nikon Coolpix S6700, or the Canon 550D + EF-S 18-55mm.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the IXUS 170 (£133.09) (12x and higher rated), the IXUS 275 HS (12x and higher rated), or the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (12x and higher rated) all from Canon.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 3, the Canon Powershot ELPH 150 IS has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Across all the similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 22.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera is 26mm, and the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 3.5mm to 75mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Powershot ELPH 150 IS has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

Cameras that have been available for more than two years have display diagonals of between 2.5" and 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 3". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the Powershot ELPH 150 IS has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think the Canon IXUS 155, the Nikon S3500, and the Sony DSC-WX200 which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix L330 (3" and higher rated), the Sigma DP2 Quattro (£579.99) (3" and higher rated), or the Canon SX410 IS (£219.99) (3" and higher rated).

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera range from 1 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 810,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Powershot ELPH 150 IS has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Powershot ELPH 150 IS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the DSC-QX10, and the DSC-HX200V both from Sony or the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The Canon Powershot ELPH 150 IS has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most digital cameras of this age and type have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3648 x 2736, 2048 x 1536 and 640 x 480 and 5152 x 2896. The still image resolution of all cameras of this spec and age ranges from 640 x 360 to 6000 x 4000.

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20 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20 megapixels camera.

We compared all the other 20MP digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of their better review scores, the Canon IXUS 155, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40, and the Nikon S3500 are also worth considering.

If this Canon camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (£579) (20.1MP and higher rated), or the Lumix DMC-CM1 (20.1MP and higher rated) both from Panasonic or the Sony DSC-W830 (20.1MP and higher rated).

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Canon Powershot ELPH 150 IS has a self-timer. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera also have a self-timer.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Canon Powershot ELPH 150 IS does not have an HDMI. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera do have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Powershot ELPH 150 IS supports PictBridge. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera also support PictBridge.

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Camera

Supports Direct Printing

The Canon Powershot ELPH 150 IS supports direct printing. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also support direct printing.

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Supports Live View

The Powershot ELPH 150 IS supports live view. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also support live view.

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Features Histogram

The Powershot ELPH 150 IS features histogram. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also feature histogram.

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Packaging Content

Has a Wrist Strap Included

The Powershot ELPH 150 IS has a wrist strap included, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Powershot ELPH 150 IS has a battery charger included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Powershot ELPH 150 IS has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Powershot ELPH 150 IS has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in microphone.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The weights of high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera range from 90g to 1.5kg. With a weight of only 125 grams, the Powershot ELPH 150 IS is fairly light compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 125g digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the Sony DSC-TX30, or the Nikon Coolpix S3600.

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Battery

Only 230 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago take between 30 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Powershot ELPH 150 IS which takes 230 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Three ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Powershot ELPH 150 IS is more than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Canon camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "1600" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Memory

Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The Powershot ELPH 150 IS has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes (only 32 gigabytes) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. Cameras that are a comparable age to this camera have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 130GB.

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Flash

Quite Slow Flash Recharging Time

The fastest flash recharging time of cameras that have been available for more than two years is 3s and the slowest is 10s. The Powershot ELPH 150 IS has one of the slower flash recharging times (10 seconds) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 9359b001
Barcodes 00013803238525, 00013803238624, 00013803238631, 00013803238662, 00031532910840, 00037648219075, 00132018240151, 00138032385250, 00138032386240, 00138032386318, 00138032386622, 00163121452872, 00172304233658, 00731944127460, 00731944128665, 00804892185483, 00804893479284, 00846829711532, 00846829798076, 00846829877733, 00846829948716, 00846830066027, 00863189897164, 00863189985397, 00863190072420, 00863190146541, 00863190207853

Canon Powershot ELPH 150 IS Review Sources

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