Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Camera: Review
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.
Pros: 12x optical zoom, 14.1 MP CCD sensor, Smart Shutter with Wink Self-Timer, Full manual control, AA batteries.
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 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: A very traditional camera, the £160 PowerShot SX150 IS is keenly priced, yet packed with the kind of filters and scene modes we would expect to find on a more expensive shooter. It's let down by the choice of battery format.
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.
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 SX150 IS is very much a minor upgrade of last year's SX130 model, principally offering 2 additional megapixels, an improved image stabilisation system, a range of creative filters and a handy one-touch movie record button.
Pros: Excellent zoom range, Advanced image stabilisation, PASM shooting modes, 720p HD movies with stereo sound, AA batteries (Rechargeable), The Canon PowerShot SX150 IS is easy to use, with enough manual control to keep discerning photographers happy. You get a lot of genuinely useful picture-taking ...
Cons: Image quality drops off sharply from ISO 800, Dated looks, Slow-ish shot-to-shot times, No Full HD video support, AA batteries (Alkaline), The occasionally fiddly command wheel/control pad isn't a deal-breaker by any means, but it can be irksome. Despite the sprightly autofocus pick-up, shot-to-s...