Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
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Horrible battery sucking camera. Canon should be ashamed of themselves.
13 March 2013
Summary: I absolutely hate this camera. I recently bought this as a substitute for my Canon Powershot which was under repair. The battery life on this camera is absolutely criminal. The record button is too close to the menu button.....zoom is dreadfully slow.....overall if you can get this camera for under 60 bucks its a good camera....but do not pay any more for it.The only good quality i can even stomach to write is that it does take good quality pictures.
Summary: Had the camera a few days and giving it good marks, especially for picture quality. I especially bought this camera for two main reasons. I wanted one with a decent mega-pixel rating and also a good OPTICAL zoom. This camera has both. The operation is not intuitive so I did have to do some homework but much of it was "easy" to operate but I wonder if part of that is because I've owned a digital camera before this one.
Excerpt: I picked up an SX40 and SX150 at the same time hoping the SX150 would be good enough given it's attractive price point and size. I put in the AA batteries (new) and the first picture wouldn't take as the flash had to charge. I've never experienced this, especially with new batteries. It's just too slow to use and 12x is a bit short in today's market. So it was a no go. In contrast, the SX40, no speed demon itself, is fast enough and very good.
Summary: To me, Canon is a very reliable brand name for digital camera. You will have good Image Quality (IQ), descent functionality and best customer care from Canon that's why I purchased this Canon SX150 IS camera. When I unboxed camera, I felt that hey... its sort of chubby version of Point and shoot (P&S) camera. This camera is indeed VERY BULKY compare to all available camera in P&S-Pocket size category. Measuring 1.8 x 4.5 x 2.9 inches and heavy too weighting 10.7 ounces.
Summary: After the lens cover breaking on my Kodak easyshare, I was looking for a straightforward point and shoot digital camera with higher pixels and zoom. While I was happy with the quality of photos this camera could take, I was not at all pleased with the functionality of it. The camera itself is a bit bulky, which may turn some people off. Secondly, the camera takes awhile to power up - which annoyed me right off the bat. Once on, the menus are not very intuitive.
Summary: Diasppointed and it's my own fault - the batteries are standard batteries and not the recahrgeable ones. Had to buy an sd card aswell. I guess that's why it is the price it is. Picture quality good - it's the niggleing things above which make me think of changing it, I was on a 3 week holiday and had to change batteries 4 times - even 'so-called' long lasting duracell ones!!
Summary: The SX130/150 series compacts suffer from poor optical performance, sluggish response, and bad battery life. The lense produces soft images, with sharpness really dropping off at the edges. Grain is visible in the sky and darker areas even at the 80 ISO setting. Macro performance is bad. What I find truly appalling is the speed of the lense in terms of 'light-gathering ability'.