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Canon SX150 is Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14.1MP 12x Sep 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Two industry awards
Easy to use
Manual pop-up flash
137 Reviews + 2 Awards
Camera Labs Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The authors at review websites PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs both thought that concluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on twenty-eight expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 70%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this digital camera rated it as 81%. 47 reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Canon Has Excellent Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 34,085 user and expert reviews (including 1,378 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Price

Budget Price

Thirty-three owners who reviewed the product considered that it was good value for money. Camera Labs said six years ago “Budget price”. Cameralabs.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Canon PowerShot SX150 IS verdict The Canon PowerShot SX150 IS is budget superzoom with a 12x stablised optical zoom lens”. Expert website Photographyblog.com said six years ago “The new Canon PowerShot SX150 IS is one of the most affordable travel-zoom cameras around” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was expensive. Rayhew said in their review of the Canon SX150 IS “Took it back to get an exchange and was told to try lithium batteries all though they are expensive they are well worth the money” and scored the product 8 stars.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Eleven customers who purchased it considered that it had good features. Expert website Techreviewsource.com scored the product 5 stars and said “It has a nice set of features in addition to both manual”. Steves-Digicams.com said in their Canon SX150 IS review on expert review site Steve's Digicams “Canon's PowerShot SX150 IS is an entry-level camera with a host of nice features” and scored it 4 stars. Expert review site Firstpost.com rated it 5 stars and said “The older SX130 IS almost has similar features to this newer model, except for a slight difference in the continuous shooting mode”.


Design

Easy to Use

Twenty-two people mentioned that it was easy to use. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Good control layout”. Expert website Photographyblog.com scored this digital camera 7 stars and mentioned “A range of creative filters and a handy one-touch movie record button” in their Canon SX150 IS review. Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned on What Digital Camera five years ago “Canon's PowerShot range has long offered the promise of full manual control and good image quality, although often at price points above the consumer level” in their review of the Canon SX150 IS.

Five people who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Holly wrote in her review of this digital camera four years ago “The various settings make it easy to use in different surroundings - anyone can use it! I would recommend buying a case as its a lovely camera” and rated it 7 stars. Holly also wrote “I understood the cameras settings easily! It's small” in her review. Mr. James West said on Amazon.co.uk “Settings are simple to use, with lots of manual options” in his review of this digital camera.

Two owners who bought the product agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Five years ago Scribbler said in their review of the Canon SX150 IS on Amazon.co.uk “I'm comfortable with it”. Olliejolly wrote “To summarize, this camera has magnificent optical zoom, excellent stabilization, nice aesthetics (in my opinion, ) very comfortable, enough options to suit most situations” .

One owner who reviewed the product thought it was easy to setup. Eternal wrote on Amazon.co.uk six years ago “The service from ordering and setting up the camera was fantastic! Previous cameras have been Olympus, Panasonic”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to handle. Kayg mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “The display is big enough and handling is easy” and gave this digital camera a rating of 7 stars.

One person said in their reviews that the product had a good interface. Kayg mentioned in their review of the Canon SX150 IS “The interface could have been better with the button”.

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Good Looking

Five people who bought it agreed that it was good looking. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The wireless adapter was packaged beautifully”. Five years ago Steve rated the Canon SX150 IS 7 stars and he wrote in his review of this digital camera “Even in pretty bright conditions”. Daniel rated it 8 stars and he wrote “The pictures turned out beautifully with no need of adjustment to color or contrast” in his review of this digital camera.

Good Picture Quality

Twenty-seven people wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Pcworld.in said “Good Video Capture Quality” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they only gave the product a score of 18.56 out of 100. Techreviewsource.com wrote “Good overall image video quality” in their review of this digital camera however they only gave it a score of 1 stars. Cnet.com.au said on CNET.com.au “The Canon PowerShot S 150 IS offers very good photo quality and features for its class, including semimanual” however despite that they only rated it 17.6 out of 100.

Decent Built

Ten people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was well made. Techreviewsource.com wrote “Lens is wide with solid telephoto reach” however despite that they gave it a score of 1 stars. T3.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned six years ago “The Canon SX150 is a decent, solid camera and it won't cost you the Earth, unlike the rather more pricey Fujifilm X10” in their review of this digital camera. Five years ago Reviewera mentioned “It has nice solid feel to it” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people who reviewed it concluded that it was reliable.

Two people reckoned that the product was easy to damage or scratch. G Mitch mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Sadly I had an accident and broke this camera” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Maisha001 gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Poor camera broke within a year” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was strong and durable. Bluemax said on Amazon.co.uk “It' a sturdy little camera”.

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Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Very noisy images” in their Canon SX150 IS review. Six years ago Cnet.co.uk wrote on CNET.co.uk “Some noise in deep blue”. In the same month Camera Labs said in their Canon SX150 IS review “Poor high ISO noise performance”.

Very Noisy Images

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Very noisy images” in their Canon SX150 IS review. Six years ago Cnet.co.uk wrote on CNET.co.uk “Some noise in deep blue”. In the same month Camera Labs said in their Canon SX150 IS review “Poor high ISO noise performance”.

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Features Voice Recording

The SX150 IS features voice recording, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon SX150 IS has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Nine people who reviewed the product considered that it was compact. Six years ago expert website Pcworld.in mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Tries to bridge the gap between super-zoom cameras and the regular compact ones by providing a more powerful optical zoom lens”. Pcworld.in also wrote “Canon's Powershot SX series of camera is a compact camera at heart” in their review. Six years ago Cameralabs.com scored it 7 stars and mentioned on expert website Camera Labs “Bigger than compact superzooms like the Panasonic ZS8 / TZ18, Sony HX7V”.

Nine customers reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Ephotozine.com said “The first thing that strikes you is how heavy and bulky it is for a compact camera”. Expert review site Mymobile.co.in mentioned “The camera is a bit heavy and stocky when compared to the contemporary range of digital cameras a” in their review of this digital camera. Phil wrote “They are a bit bulky for holidays, so this is small enough to carry round yet still have the benefit of a good zoom lense”.

Two people who purchased the Canon SX150 IS reckoned that it was a good size. Five years ago Chris W he said on Amazon.co.uk “Good size viewing screen with good definition”. Mr. Graham Oates said in his review of this digital camera “This is a nice size and takes good shots” and rated it 5 stars.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good body shape. Expert website Wired.co.uk rated the product 6 stars and wrote “It combines great picture and video quality with advanced controls in an attractive body”.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 258 grams, the SX150 IS has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Canon released the SX150 IS.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the SX150 IS has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Canon 240 HS (3.2"), or the Nikon Df (£2,039) (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Wide Field of View

With a field of view of 100 percent, the Canon SX150 IS has a fairly wide field of view compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera. The narrowest field of view of cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 95%, the widest is 100%, and the average field of view is 99%.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The SX150 IS supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of other cameras which support video capability currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon 140.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The SX150 IS has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at including the GE J1455 which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

The SX150 IS has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The SX150 IS has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Heavy

The lightest digital camera of this age and type is 0.097kg heavy and the heaviest is 180kg. At 0.308 kilograms, the Canon SX150 IS is fairly heavy compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon SX150 IS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The Canon SX150 IS has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this type and age. In addition, this Canon digital camera have a still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200 and 3072 x 2304. The worst still image resolution of all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The SX150 IS has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Canon camera has a 4320 x 3240 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras of this type and age have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all cameras of this age and type ranges from 4288 x 3216 pixels to 4928 x 3264 pixels.

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the Canon SX150 IS has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the EX-ZR1000 (12.5x), or the EX-ZR400 (12.5x) both from Casio which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera is 6.6x. The SX150 IS has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon L31, and the Canon A3300 IS is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£242.99) (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera range from 2.5 to 38. The Canon SX150 IS has a quite big maximum aperture number (only 5.6) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the Canon SX150 IS has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera range from 4.5mm to 40mm.

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Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera range from 0.001m to 0.5m. At only 0.01 meters, the Canon SX150 IS has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Camera

Has an Orientation Sensor

The SX150 IS has an orientation sensor. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera also have an orientation sensor.

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Features Histogram

The Canon SX150 IS features histogram. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also feature histogram.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The SX150 IS has a battery charger included. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The SX150 IS has an AC adapter included. Most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The SX150 IS has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The SX150 IS supports PictBridge. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also support PictBridge.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the SX150 IS is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. 640 x 480 pixels 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). The worst video resolution of all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The SX150 IS has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Very Slow Flash Recharging Time

When compared to other cameras of this age and type that we have assessed the flash recharging time of, the SX150 IS's flash recharging time of 12 seconds is one of the slowest. The average flash recharging time of cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera is 5.5s, and the flash recharging times range from 3s to 15s.

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Manual Pop-Up Flash

Six customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good flash. Techreviewsource.com said “Manual pop-up flash” in their Canon SX150 IS review. Newegg.com wrote three years ago “No automatic flash” . Five years ago Mr. Gary A. Pate mentioned “Just 2 things i found needs good 2000 mah or above AA rechargeable batteries and when use flash 2second charge delay which is nothing big to moan about.” in his review of the Canon SX150 IS.

Decent 3-Inch LCD Screen Rated 230K Dots

Four owners who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good screen. Techreviewsource.com wrote five years ago “Decent 3-inch LCD screen rated 230K dots” nonetheless they only gave it a score of 17.6 out of 100.

Good Video Capture Quality

Twelve people said in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Camera Labs mentioned six years ago “720p HD movies with stereo sound”. Rayhew said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “We have had some exceptional photos from it and some good video footage also would definitely recommend this sort again” and gave it a score of 8 stars. Francie Mc Cool 1996 mentioned “The videos are great using the zoom using the lens” in her review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera 6 stars.

Good Zoom

Twenty-nine owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good zoom. Techreviewsource.com mentioned five years ago “Strong 12x optical zoom” . Techreviewsource.com also said “Pocketable 12x wide-angle zoom” in their review. Camera Labs wrote “Quality, high optical zoom” nonetheless they only gave the product a rating of 19.04 out of 100.

Six owners agreed that the product had a good image stabiliser. Techreviewsource.com wrote “Functional image stabilization” in their review of this digital camera although they only gave it a score of 1 stars. Camera Labs wrote “Advanced image stabilisation” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they rated it 1 stars. Photographyblog.com wrote “An improved image stabilisation system” .

Four people thought this digital camera had a good lens. Dandicoot gave it a rating of 7 stars and mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Also a great lens to go on the front of it is the LittleBigShot which gives it DSLR performance for macro shots” in their Canon SX150 IS review. Nogginlofty wrote four years ago “This is a great camera with great features & a great lens at a great price”. Mazarin mentioned “A decent lens has to be the main critera for buying a quality camera” in their review of this digital camera.

Four owners who reviewed it thought it had a good autofocus. Steve wrote “Rather than chasing a higher pixel count, Canon should have concentrated on better optical and focus performance -” in his review of this digital camera and rated the product 6 stars.

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Sharp Pictures

Fifty-one owners who bought this digital camera thought it was able to produce good images. Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera on CNET.co.uk “Sharp pictures” however despite that they only gave it a score of 18.2 out of 100. Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag six years ago “Canon's PowerShot SX150 IS is capable of capturing some very sharp images across its 12x zoom range.” and scored it 7 stars. Dpreview.com mentioned on DP Review “Its stabilized 12X optical zoom offers impressive versatility coupled with good (for this class) image quality at low ISO sensitivity settings” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 6 stars.

Eight people thought it had a good picture resolution. Camera Labs mentioned in their review of the Canon SX150 IS six years ago “PASM shooting modes”. Expert website Pcworld.in said “The Canon Powershot SX150 IS is a camera with 14.1 effective megapixels and a 12x optical zoom” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a score of 6 stars. Five years ago expert review site Wired.co.uk gave it a rating of 6 stars and mentioned “Canon's PowerShot SX150 IS superzoom offers full manual shooting controls as seen on pro SLRs”.

Two people who reviewed the product concluded that it was good in low light. Mr a J Steward mentioned on Amazon.co.uk four years ago “Low light results less impressive” in his review of the Canon SX150 IS. Mr. Gary A. Pate said on Amazon.co.uk “Macro and 12x zoom with great image stabliser and good in low light” in his Canon SX150 IS review.

One person who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good image sensor. Techreviewsource.com said “14-megapixel CCD sensor”.

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Support

Manual Controls

Fifteen people who bought this digital camera mentioned that it had good technical guidance. Pcworld.in mentioned “Manual Mode for Shooting” in their Canon SX150 IS review. T3.com said “Plenty of manual options”. Six years ago Camera Labs said “PASM exposure modes and manual focus”.


Power

Slow Recycle Time, High Price

One owner who purchased the Canon SX150 IS wrote that it was not good in terms of recycling. Camera Labs wrote “Slow recycle time, high price” in their review of this digital camera.

Excellent Battery Life

Seven people said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Pcworld.in said “Excellent Battery Life” in their review of the Canon SX150 IS yet they gave it a score of 1 stars. Expertreviews.co.uk said “In most other respects – including image and video quality – it's nothing special and battery performance is a worry” . Francie Mc Cool 1996 said in her review of this digital camera “The only bad thing about the camera is the battery life” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Three customers who purchased it agreed that it was quick to charge. Four years ago Tomas mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “Would have given it 5 if the flash was not so cheap, first it takes ages to charge the flash”.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 5664b001, canon 5663b001
Barcodes 00001380314053, 00013803140538, 00013803140576, 00851719014297, 03610170016229, 03610170487395, 04960999796543, 04960999796550, 04960999796642, 08714574572789, 08714574572796, 08714574572802, 08714574572819, 08714574572833, 08714574572871, 08714574572888, 08714574572895, 08714574572949, 08714574572956, 08714574572963, 08714574572970, 08714574572994, 08714574574998

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