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.
Reviewed by 3 customers
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.
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!
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