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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 702 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the responsiveness and image quality are overall positive. The portability and value for money also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the battery. There are some critical opinions about the features and shutter.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Review


The Canon PowerShot SX series of cameras have been around for a long time now and one of the key features of the product has been a large zoom lens. There have been several updates to these models over the years and the latest update to the line is the...

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...

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS


The 14.1 megapixel Canon SX150 IS is a superzoom camera with a wide-ranging 12x image-stabilized optical zoom, providing an equivalent focal length range of 28-336mm. Like other advanced Canon compacts, the SX150 is outfitted with a well-rounded...

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...

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...

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...

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS (Black)


Editors' note: Several of the design, features, and shooting options are identical between the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS and the PowerShot SX130 IS we reviewed, so readers of the earlier review may experience some deja vu when reading the same sections...

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.

The SX150 IS' shooting performance is miserable, as is its battery life, especially using alkaline batteries.

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.


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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Review


The PowerShot SX150 IS is a compact digicam with powerful features for both beginning and enthusiast photographers alike. Its feature set, quality and full control make it a camera to consider if you on a tighter budget. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

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...

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

The PowerShot SX150 IS is a compact digicam with powerful features for both beginning and enthusiast photographers alike. Its feature set, quality and full control make it a camera to consider if you on a tighter budget. Read more in our

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DigiCam SX150IS- A Nice Fashion Statement. Versatile but Demanding.


Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera ---- f8 at 1/60 ----- From 1977 to 1988, I used a Canon Canonet 35mm Film Camera to shoot hundreds of rolls of prosaic snapshots of houses all over California. The Canonet was a magic ...

With the SX150, one might do almost anything and everything photographical

Consumers are expected to know photography basics

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS


Reviewed positively although deemed a tad pricey for the features, the SX150 is a decent all-around travel zoom. The 14 megapixel CCD sensor and 28mm wide-angle are both a little outdated at this point, but there are probably now some good deals to be...

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS


The Canon PowerShot SX150 is a budget superzoom with a 12x stabilised optical zoom lens, a 14.1 Megapixel CCD sensor and a 3 inch LCD screen. Announced in August 2011 it replaces the PowerShot SX130 IS, adding 2 Megapixels to the sensor resolution,...

12x zoom with intelligent optical stabiliser ; PASM exposure modes and manual focus ; Creative filter effects ; Budget price

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


The Canon PowerShot SX150 IS is a 14.1-megapixel superzoom digital camera that has a wide 12x optical zoom. It has a nice set of features in addition to both manual and semi-manual exposure modes for users who want more control. While lacking the best...

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"Bought this camera to replace my SX120IS."


Any camera that use AA batteries you need to use rechargeables as your primary power (use NiMh with a amp rating 2300mah or higher). NonRechargeable Alkaline and lithium AA's should only be used as a backup power source. Anyone that have used digital...

Improved metering and image quality. Video recording button on the back witch makes it easier to video in a pinch. Manual mode.

The battery door is questionable. When trying to take photos in continuous mode the camera becomes sluggish.

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Overall, the camera body feels nice. It's a little larger than the smaller point-and-shoot cameras, so it wont really fit well in your pocket like other little point-and-shoots (fits in coat pockets though). It's also a little heavy, but I actually...

Picture quality is very good.

Display cannot be twisted, turned off, moved on angle.

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / WiFi Ready / WITH EYE-FI

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:15
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2500


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card:No / Yes
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:2x AA (LR6/MIGNON)
Battery Type:2x AA (LR6/MIGNON)


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes