Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera, 14.1MP Resolution, 3.0" LCD Screen, DIGIC 4 Image Processor, 720p HD Video Capture, Red

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About Canon SX150 IS

Canon's PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera (Black) is a convenient way to capture the memories unfolding all around you. As is one of the hallmarks of the point-and-shoot genre, the SX150 is small and lightweight. Take it everywhere you go and be ready for any spur-of-the-moment photo ops!

Let's take a look at the specs first. The SX150 IS presents with a 14.1Mp resolution. That translates into detailed images that keep their quality even when blown up as large prints. The camera's 1/2.3" CCD sensor works together with Canon's DIGIC 4 Image Processor for the capture and efficient recording of those stills and of the camera's 720p HD video.

The high def video function is paired up with stereo recording. That makes for movies worthy of sharing with family and friends on the big screen, otherwise known as your HDTV. The SX150 IS's video features don't end there, however. The camera sports a dedicated movie button for starting and stopping recording, a wind filter for cutting down on wind noise while shooting and a 12x optical zoom for clear, high-quality close-ups. Additionally, the camera also supports Apple's iFrame format which is compatible with both Mac and Windows computers, eliminating the need for conversions.

Of course, you're going nowhere if your camera doesn't have a high-powered lens. The SX150 comes with a Genuine Canon 12x Zoom Lens. Aside from putting 12x optical zoom at your fingertips, this lens features a focal range of 28-336mm (35mm equivalent). That means even the tightest group shot or the sweeping vistas can all be captured with this one lens. And no digital camera is worth its salt these days without image stabilization. The SX150 IS has an optical image stabilizer with 6 specific modes for capturing the steadiest pictures possible.

On the back of the camera you'll find a 3.0" LCD for composing and reviewing shots, not to mention navigating through the menu. As a side note, the menu provides access to speakers of 27 languages, making this Canon accessible to peoples across the world. Other features worth mentioning here include the convenience of AA battery power and a built-in flash.

Now, when it comes to shooting modes point-and-shoot is fine, but sometimes you just want to express yourself more fully. With the SX150 IS you can. The camera provides a myriad of choices which can be found the Smart AUTO function. The ultimate mode of course is Manual, which lets you have complete control of exposure, aperture and shutter speed. Additional modes such as Foliage, Snow, Fisheye and Poster Effect, among others, give you fun and unique ways to show off your artistic inclinations.

Canon SX150 IS Features

  • 12x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle Lens: The PowerShot SX150 IS features a powerful Genuine Canon 12x Zoom Lens that delivers outstanding optical performance and versatility
  • Optical Image Stabilizer: Handheld shooting can often lead to camera shake, making photos and videos blurry. Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer is a sophisticated system that uses lens-shift technology to correct for unwanted camera movement
  • 14.1Mp Sensor: A 14.1Mp sensor delivers beautiful photos with fine detail and brilliant color. The high resolution ensures superb image quality even when cropping or making very large prints
  • Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor: Canon DIGIC Image Processors have set the standard for functionality and performance since their groundbreaking introduction in 1999
  • Canon HD Video Advantage: The PowerShot SX150 IS lets you record spectacularly detailed 720p HD video at 30 frames per second with clear stereo sound
  • Dedicated Movie Button, Wind Filter and Optical Zoom While Shooting: The PowerShot SX150 IS has a dedicated movie button that lets you start and stop recording instantly. There is no need to go through layers of menus or operate switches or dials to switch to and from video recording mode
  • iFrame Movie Support: With the PowerShot SX150 IS, you can also shoot video in the Apple iFrame format, which is a computer-friendly standard that speeds up importing and editing of videos. It keeps file sizes small, making it more convenient to upload or e-mail high-quality videos
  • Intelligent IS: The latest advance in Canon Optical Image Stabilization technology, Intelligent IS analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation. For stills, the system automatically selects among Normal, Panning, Macro (Hybrid) and Tripod IS modes
  • Large 3.0" LCD: camera's high-resolution (230,000 dots) 3.0" LCD gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear picture to make shooting, playback & using the camera's menu functions especially convenient
  • AA Battery Powered: Recharging batteries can often be an inconvenience, especially when traveling in foreign countries. With the PowerShot SX150 IS, you'll never need special power adapters or chargers because it's powered by two AA batteries that are widely available around the world
  • Face Detection Technology: Face Detection technology makes it easy for you to take great photos of people. The camera will automatically detect the face(s) in a frame to give it optimal focus, exposure, flash (if needed) and white balance
  • Best Image Selection: Best Image Selection is an easy way to get great results almost every time you take a picture. When you press the shutter release, the camera will rapidly shoot a series of five images, then assess the images for any unwanted facial movements and camera shake
  • 27 Menu Languages: English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi and Hindi
  • Shutter-Priority: You select the shutter speed to stop or blur action and the camera finds the appropriate aperture. With slow exposure times, Canon's noise reduction system activates to ensure low image noise
  • Program: Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically
  • Smart AUTO: The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity
  • Easy Mode: In Easy mode, shooting is simple and relaxed-the camera handles all the settings automatically
  • Portrait: The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject "pop"
  • Landscape: Increases depth-of-field for sharp and sweeping landscape shots
  • Kids & Pets: Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won't miss those special shots
  • Smart Shutter: The camera automatically takes the photo when people smile, wink, or get into frame
  • Low Light: For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly-lit situations
  • Beach: Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces
  • Foliage: Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms
  • Snow: Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint

Canon SX150 IS Specifications

Resolution
Effective: 14.1 Megapixel, Actual Pixels: 14.5 Megapixel
Sensor
1/2.3" CCD
File Formats
Still Images: JPEG
Movies: MOV
Image Stabilization
Optical
Lens
EFL: 5.0-60mm (35mm equivalent: 28-336mm)
Aperture: f/3.0 (W) - 8.0 (T)
Zoom
Optical: 12x
Focus Range
Wide: 0.4" (1.02 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 3.3' (1.01 m) - Infinity
Wide: 2.0" (5.08 cm) - Infinity
Wide Macro: 0.4" (1.02 cm) - 1.6' (0.49 m)
ISO Sensitivity
Auto, 80-1600
Shutter
1 - 1/2500 Seconds
15 - 1/2500 Seconds
Exposure Metering
Center-weighted, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure Modes
Modes: AE Lock
Compensation: -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
White Balance Modes
Auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual, Tungsten
Self Timer
10 Seconds, 2 Seconds
Effective Flash Range
Wide: 1.6 - 9.8' (0.49 - 2.99 m)
Telephoto: 3.3 - 6.6' (1.01 - 2.01 m)
Memory Card Type
SD
SDHC
SDXC
Video Recording
Yes
Audio Recording
With Video
Screen
3.0" LCD Rear Screen (230000 pixels)
Connectivity
AV Output, USB 2.0
Operating/Storage Temperature
Operating: 32 to 104deg. F (0 to 40deg. C)
Humidity: 10 - 90%
Battery
2x AA Batteries
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.5 x 2.9 x 1.8" / 11.43 x 7.37 x 4.57 cm
Weight
10.9 oz / 309 g

Canon SX150 IS Reviews

Reviewed by 3 customers

 
4.0

better than most point and shoots

By

from moe mtn,nj  -  Photo Enthusiast

sharp photos. long zoom. uses "double A" batteries. i did the usual with a new camera. close ups, long zoom, wide angle, video. a noted reviewer on a major product review site panned this camera as sluggish and battery hungry. i disagree. good battery life and quick enough for snap shooting. it is slightly larger and heavier than most point and shoots but the images are much sharper and cleaner. get this on sale while you can.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Early Fave

By

from Nuyaka, OK

I love this camera so far! im 15 and photography is just a hobby i got this as an early christmas present so i dont know how much my friend payed for it but the price on here seems reasonable! even though i have only had it for 3 days i love it, its perfect for taking scenic photographs (which is what i do) it doesnt really perform well when taking pictures of fast moving objects (i;e football games, track meets) but if your just a hobbyist this is the perfect camera for you!

(26 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this camera!

By

from Baltimore, MD

I love this camera. It takes amazing pictures. i could stand in my backyard and take a picture of a plane flyingby and could see which airline it is. The only problem i have with it is that it takes A LOT of battery power. i could charge my batteries all night and when i put in the batteries it says battery low on the camera. also it doesn't have a fast shutter speed for like sport events. trying to take a picture at a sports event is difficult. but other than those 2 i would definitly recommend this to a friend

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MICHAEL S  Is this camera the replacement for the Powershot sx100?
JOSEPH M  I'm sorry to say I do not know the answer to this question but we do like our camera very much.
Tommy C  Is this camera compatiable with Windows 7, & is the body plasic or metal?
GEORGE M  This is a great camera. lots of zoom and megapixels.I am sure you will love it.I have the same camera of a couple of years back & its also a great camera.Very good focus & image control. it works well with windows 7, Im pretty sure the body is metal. The 12x optical is wonderful, you can keep zooming up to 48. the pic is sometimes blurrey,delete it and the next time its good. have fun with it Tommy I have. George Masters
Shopper  Does this camera use rechargeable batteries? Is there a viewfinder?
Chuck D  Donna, if you buy any Energizer or Duracell NIMH rechargeable set with a capacity of 2000mAH or higher (it will say it on the battery)...you'll get up to 200 shots. I use 2500mAh energizers and get a full days use...but yes, to your point...they GOBBLE Alkaline cells in less than 20 shots. I've recommended the same to my 7 friends here locally in VB who bought the same camera.

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