Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
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6 May 2015
Summary: The Canon PowerShot SX150 IS is a neat little camera with some interesting tricks up its sleeve. Its weighty, contoured body makes it nicer to hold than some of its smaller peers, and in favourable conditions at low ISO settings, image quality is very good.
Pros: User-friendly, easy to operate interface/design, PASM shooting modes, Versatile 12X zoom lens, Effective optical image stabilization, Good image quality at low ISO sensitivities, Decent, if not outstanding sharpness across zoom range, Reliable metering/AWB systems in most conditions, Ubiquitous A...
Cons: Relatively sluggish operation especially when using flash, Image quality drops off above ISO 400 as noise levels increase, Sharpness drops off towards frame edges throughout zoom range (and CA is noticeable), 230,000 dot screen isn't as sharp and detailed as we'd like, 'Chunky' form factor makes ...
Summary: The Canon PowerShot SX150 IS is an excellent compact camera from the camera body sturdy and functional, available in different colors. Very fun and functional creative effects available with merit Toy Camera effect that many users probably have fun.
Pros: 12x optical zoom, 14.1 MP CCD sensor, Smart Shutter with Wink Self-Timer, Full manual control, AA batteries.
Summary: The Canon PowerShot SX150IS features the kind of performance with which the PowerShot name has come to symbolise. The camera’s shot to shot speed is generally good, and is supported by focusing speed and accuracy which is itself impressively prompt.
Summary: At first glance, the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS has the right look as one of the latest compact ultrazooms from that manufacturer, but under that shiny hood is an impressive collection of last year’s features and hardware.
Summary: The Canon PowerShot SX150 IS is budget superzoom with a 12x stablised optical zoom lens and a 14.1 Megapixel sensor.
Bigger than compact superzooms like the Panasonic ZS8 / TZ18, Sony HX7V, and Canon's own PowerShot SX230 HS, the PowerShot SX150 IS combines advanced control including PASM exposure...
Pros: 12x zoom with intelligent optical stabiliser., PASM exposure modes and manual focus., Creative filter effects., Budget price.
Cons: Lens suffers from chromatic aberration., Slow continuous shooting., Poor high ISO noise performance., Poor battery life with alkaline AAs.
Summary: In addition to making it easier for newbies, the SX150 IS also features Intelligent IS (Image Stabilization) for six different shooting conditions (Normal, Macros, Powered, Panning Dynamic, and Tripod).
Pros: Excellent image quality at lower ISO settings, 12x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilization is great for handheld shooting, 720p HD video option produces excellent videos with stereo sound, Smart auto allows anyone to operate it, Full Manual mode for total control, AA battery source can be f...
Cons: Shot-to-Shot and burst times are a little slow, Very Weak pop-up flash, High ISO noise is unacceptable, No audio input for HD video recording
Conclusion: The Canon Powershot SX150 IS performs very well indeed in good light. Photos are crisp, colours vibrant and pictures are bright. In fact the camera outperforms a lot of similarly priced cameras in those conditions.
Pros: Picture quality in good light, features for price
Cons: Shots in lowlight, delay in taking a photo when flash is used
Conclusion: Overall the Canon SX150 IS impresses. It combines great picture and video quality with advanced controls in an attractive body. It's a shame the LCD won't let your pictures show you how good they are when you're still out and about shooting, but it shouldn't be a sticking point for most people.
Pros: Good picture quality. Decent built. Good zoom. Easy to use. Manual controls.
Summary: The Canon PowerShot SX 150 IS currently sells at a market price of Rs.12,500. The older SX130 IS almost has similar features to this newer model, except for a slight difference in the continuous shooting mode and the fact that it’s a 12.1 MP instead of a 14.1 MP.