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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Overall 7

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Camera Review

Review guidelines
3 May 2013
  • 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. Excellent also the presence of HDMI with CEC which is not supplied (downside).
  • Pros: 12x optical zoom, 14.1 MP CCD sensor, Smart Shutter with Wink Self-Timer, Full manual control, AA batteries
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Overall 6

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

11 May 2012
  • Summary: If a long lens, AA batteries, and some creative control over your photos are what you're after, the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS is a good choice. That is, as long as you don't mind it being painfully slow.
  • Pros: The Canon PowerShot SX150 IS offers very good photo quality and features for its class, including semimanual and manual shooting modes, and it uses AA-size batteries.
  • Cons: The SX150 IS' shooting performance is miserable, as is its battery life, especially using alkaline batteries.
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Overall 7

Expert Review

DP Review
25 March 2012
  • 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. A versatile lens and effective image stabilization system make this a great 'go-everywhere' camera as long as you can live with the relatively slow performance and poor battery life.
  • 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 AA batteries will appeal to some consumers
  • 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 the camera less compact and pocketable than competitors, Battery life from alkaline AAs is disappointingly low (sometimes <100 shots depending on use)
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Overall 7

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Review

18 March 2012
  • 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. The major complaint we had about the SX150 IS is that the LCD screen hasn’t improved much over previous models and also the battery won’t last you long.
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Overall 9
Design 8
Value for money 9
Features 9
Performance 9
Picture quality 9

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS review

What Digital Camera
11 February 2012
  • Excerpt: With the advanced features of Canon's PowerShot range, combined with a price tag which catches the eye, the PowerShot SX150 IS is full of promise. The question is - how does it perform when put to...
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Overall 5

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

PC Magazine
10 February 2012
  • Conclusion: Canon's PowerShot SX150 IS is capable of capturing some very sharp images across its 12x zoom range, but is hindered by high noise levels at almost every ISO setting.
  • Pros: Very sharp images. 12x zoom range. Large LCD. Good control layout.
  • Cons: Very noisy images. Slow performance. Large when compared to other 12x superzoom cameras. Uses AA batteries.
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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS First Look Review: Big Zoom Without a Big Price

Digital Camera Review
5 December 2011
  • Excerpt: There seems to be an almost inexhaustible supply of new digital camera models available these days and photographers (at every experience level) have more choices than they've ever had before. At first glance, the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS appears to be a brand new P&S digicam, however, it is actually a pretty impressive collection of last year's imaging components in a shiny new package.
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Overall 8

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Camera Labs
1 November 2011
  • 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 modes and manual focussing with accessible features including intelligent Auto exposure with scene detection, Creative filter effects and Smart shutter with smile detection.
  • 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.
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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Steve's Digicams
20 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Canon's PowerShot SX150 IS is an entry-level camera with a host of nice features. They include a 14.1 megapixel CCD sensor and a 12x optical zoom with a 28mm wide angle lens (in 35mm terms).  All of the new 2011 model PowerShots come standard with Canon's proprietary DIGIC 4 Image Processor as well as Smart AUTO for novice shutterbugs.
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Expert Review

15 October 2011
  • Conclusion: Although the new features the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS offers aren't substantial enough to tempt the majority of SX130 users to upgrade, those photographers looking for DSLR-like controls in a compact body that costs under £200 should seriously consider this PowerShot. Its size, versatile zoom and reliance on AA battery power makes the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS a serious contender as one of the best travel compact cameras available today.
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