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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera (Red)

B&H # CAPSSX150R Mfr # 5663B001
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Product Highlights
  • 14.1MP Resolution
  • 3.0" LCD Screen
  • Genuine Canon 12x Zoom Lens
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • 720p HD Video Capture
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • iFrame Movie Support
  • Smart AUTO Function
  • Intelligent IS Stabilization
  • 2 x AA Battery Power

Canon's PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera is a convenient way to capture the memories unfolding all around you. As is one of the hallmarks of the point-and-shoot genre, the SX150 is small and lightweight. Take it everywhere you go and be ready for any spur-of-the-moment photo ops!

Let's take a look at the specs first. The SX150 IS presents with a 14.1MP resolution. That translates into detailed images that keep their quality even when blown up as large prints. The camera's 1/2.3" CCD sensor works together with Canon's DIGIC 4 Image Processor for the capture and efficient recording of those stills and of the camera's 720p HD video.

The high def video function is paired up with stereo recording. That makes for movies worthy of sharing with family and friends on the big screen, otherwise known as your HDTV. The SX150 IS's video features don't end there, however. The camera sports a dedicated movie button for starting and stopping recording, a wind filter for cutting down on wind noise while shooting, and a 12x optical zoom for clear, high-quality close-ups. Additionally, the camera also supports Apple's iFrame format which is compatible with both Mac and Windows computers, eliminating the need for conversions.

Of course, you're going nowhere if your camera doesn't have a high-powered lens. The SX150 comes with a Canon 12x zoom lens. Aside from putting 12x optical zoom at your fingertips, this lens features a focal range of 28-336mm (35mm equivalent). That means even the tightest group shot or the sweeping vistas can all be captured with this one lens. And no digital camera is worth its salt these days without image stabilization. The SX150 IS has an optical image stabilizer with 6 specific modes for capturing the steadiest pictures possible.

On the back of the camera you'll find a 3.0" LCD for composing and reviewing shots, not to mention navigating through the menu. As a side note, the menu provides access to speakers of 27 languages, making this Canon accessible to peoples across the world. Other features worth mentioning here include the convenience of AA battery power and a built-in flash.

Now, when it comes to shooting modes point-and-shoot is fine, but sometimes you just want to express yourself more fully. With the SX150 IS you can. The camera provides a myriad of choices which can be found the Smart AUTO function. The ultimate mode of course is Manual, which lets you have complete control of exposure, aperture, and shutter speed. Additional modes such as Foliage, Snow, Fisheye, and Poster Effect, among others, give you fun and unique ways to show off your artistic inclinations.

12x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle Lens
The PowerShot SX150 IS features a powerful Genuine Canon 12x Zoom Lens that delivers outstanding optical performance and versatility. With precision engineering and decades of leadership in optical technologies, Canon has created a bright, wide-angle lens that provides an extraordinary 12x zoom range. The lens starts at 28mm wide-angle and extends to 336mm telephoto (35mm equivalent), giving you tremendous coverage and reach. The telephoto end lets you capture subjects from a considerable distance, while the 28mm wide-angle makes it easy to shoot sweeping landscapes, large groups of people and tall buildings. Moreover, this superlative lens incorporates innovative designs that enable it to fit the compact profile of the PowerShot SX150 IS and perform at high speed with low power consumption
Optical Image Stabilizer
Handheld shooting can often lead to camera shake, making photos and videos blurry. Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer is a sophisticated system that uses lens-shift technology to correct for unwanted camera movement. It makes handheld photography more practical in more shooting situations, providing excellent image quality in many difficult situations: outdoors at dusk, inside without a flash, and even at the telephoto end of the zoom range without a tripod. For still photos, it enables shooting at slower shutter speeds, accommodating more low-light shooting situations than ever before without having to boost ISO sensitivity. With camera shake and vibration reduced, you get a sharper, steadier image. And because it is an optical system, there is none of the image degradation typical with electronic image stabilizers
14.1MP Sensor
A 14.1MP sensor delivers beautiful photos with fine detail and brilliant color. The high resolution ensures superb image quality even when cropping or making very large prints
Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor
Canon DIGIC Image Processors have set the standard for functionality and performance since their groundbreaking introduction in 1999. With each successive generation, DIGIC processors have brought elevated performance and powerful new features to PowerShot digital cameras. The DIGIC 4 processor has ushered in a new level of picture quality and accelerated processing, making possible features such as high-speed continuous shooting, Full HD video and Face Detection Self-timer. New, more powerful noise reduction algorithms also provide improved low-light capture
Smart AUTO
The PowerShot SX150 IS features Smart AUTO - sophisticated Canon technology that makes getting that great shot as simple as pressing the shutter button. Smart AUTO automatically detects scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and the subject. Detected scenes are analyzed using 32 predefined shooting situations. The camera then makes optimal settings to ensure the best possible image capture, whether you're shooting stills or video. Smart AUTO also includes Advanced Subject Detection, which allows the camera to detect and track non-human moving subjects like animals and vehicles. With Smart AUTO, all you have to do is frame your shot and capture away

Shooting Modes/Special Scene Modes:

Manual: You have complete control of exposure, selecting both aperture and shutter speed manually
Aperture-Priority: You set the aperture, controlling depth-of-field. The camera automatically selects the shutter speed
Shutter-Priority: You select the shutter speed to stop or blur action, and the camera finds the appropriate aperture. With slow exposure times, Canon's noise reduction system activates to ensure low image noise
Program: Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically
Smart AUTO: The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity
Easy Mode: In Easy mode, shooting is simple and relaxed-the camera handles all the settings automatically
Portrait: The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject "pop"
Landscape: Increases depth-of-field for sharp and sweeping landscape shots
Kids & Pets: Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won't miss those special shots
Smart Shutter: The camera automatically takes the photo when people smile, wink, or get into frame
Low Light: For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly-lit situations
Beach: Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces
Foliage: Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms
Snow: Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint
Fireworks: Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks
Fisheye Effect: Add a classic photo distortion without fisheye lens
Miniature Effect for Movies & Stills: Emphasizes perspectives for a miniature effect by blurring upper and bottom portions of the image
Toy Camera Effect: Simulates photos taken with "toy" or pinhole cameras, darkening the image at the edges to create a vignette effect
Monochrome: Choose from three single-tone effects: Black-and-White, Sepia, or Blue
Super Vivid: Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors
Poster Effect: Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts
Color Accent: Choose to retain a single color in your image while other colors turn monochrome
Color Swap: Select a color and replace it with a color you specify for special effects
Discreet Mode: Disables flash, AF assist beam, and all camera sounds with one mode dial setting - so you can capture images in quiet areas
Movie: Record video in stereo sound. Unwanted scenes can be deleted in playback mode
iFrame Movie: The Apple movie format, iFrame makes it easier and quicker to import and upload videos while retaining high image quality

Canon HD Video Advantage
The PowerShot SX150 IS lets you record spectacularly detailed 720p HD video at 30 frames per second with clear stereo sound. Imagine the fun and excitement of being able to shoot high definition video whenever you want, then downloading the videos to your computer to watch or share with family and friends
Dedicated Movie Button, Wind Filter and Optical Zoom While Shooting
It's never been easier to shoot videos with a PowerShot digital camera. The PowerShot SX150 IS has a dedicated movie button that lets you start and stop recording instantly. There is no need to go through layers of menus or operate switches or dials to switch to and from video recording mode. The camera is always ready to shoot stills or video whenever you want. The PowerShot SX150 IS also incorporates an electronic wind filter, which suppresses wind noise that can muffle or distort the sound. And unlike less sophisticated point-and-shoot cameras, the PowerShot SX150 IS lets you use the full 12x range of optical zoom when you're shooting a video without sacrificing HD video resolution
iFrame Movie Support
With the PowerShot SX150 IS, you can also shoot video in the Apple iFrame format, which is a computer-friendly standard that speeds up importing and editing of videos. It keeps file sizes small, making it more convenient to upload or e-mail high-quality videos. The iFrame format enjoys native support in compatible Mac and Windows video applications, making it unnecessary to perform time-consuming and often quality-degrading conversions
Intelligent IS
The latest advance in Canon Optical Image Stabilization technology, Intelligent IS analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation. For stills, the system automatically selects among Normal, Panning, Macro (Hybrid) and Tripod IS modes. When shooting video, the system automatically selects among Dynamic, Powered, Macro and Tripod IS modes. With Intelligent IS, you can concentrate on image capture, letting the camera make the most effective IS settings to assure the steadiest possible image

Normal: Corrects for a wide range of camera movement when shooting stills
Panning: Panning motion is detected so that IS does not interfere with desired camera movement
Hybrid: Corrects for shift-type camera shake, which typically occurs in macro (close-up) shooting
Dynamic: Effective for video shooting at wide-angle focal lengths, eliminating the unwanted shaking that typically occurs while walking
Powered: Compensates for hand movement shooting video at the telephoto end of the zoom range, where camera shake is magnified
Tripod: When tripod use is detected, the Image Stabilizer is stopped because it is not needed

Large 3.0" LCD
The camera's high-resolution (230,000 dots) 3.0" LCD gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear picture to make shooting, playback and using the camera's menu functions especially convenient. Clear and bright, it also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light
AA Battery Powered
Recharging batteries can often be an inconvenience, especially when traveling in foreign countries. With the PowerShot SX150 IS, you'll never need special power adapters or chargers because it's powered by two AA batteries that are widely available around the world
Face Detection Technology
Face Detection technology makes it easy for you to take great photos of people. The camera will automatically detect the face(s) in a frame to give it optimal focus, exposure, flash (if needed) and white balance. Smart Shutter adds fun and convenience to Face Detection because you can set the camera to release the shutter when someone winks, smiles or even enters the frame
Best Image Selection
Best Image Selection is an easy way to get great results almost every time you take a picture. When you press the shutter release, the camera will rapidly shoot a series of five images, then assess the images for any unwanted facial movements and camera shake. Out of the five images, the camera will select and save the best one
27 Menu Languages
With the addition of Hindi, there are a total of 27 display languages from which you can choose: English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, and Hindi
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 14.5 Megapixel
Effective: 14.1 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CCD
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MOV
Audio: Linear PCM
Max Resolution 14MP: 4320 x 3240
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical
Optics
Lens EFL: 5.0-60 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28-336 mm)
Aperture: f/3.4 (W) - 5.6 (T)
Zoom Optical: 12x
Digital: 4x
Focus Range Wide: 0.4" (1.02 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 3.3' (1.01 m) - Infinity
Wide: 2.0" (5.08 cm) - Infinity
Wide Macro: 0.4" (1.02 cm) - 1.6' (0.49 m)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80-1600
Shutter 15 - 1/2500 seconds
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: AE Lock
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten
Burst Rate Up to 3.2 fps
Self Timer 10 Seconds, 2 Seconds
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.6 - 9.8' (0.49 - 2.99 m)
Telephoto: 3.3 - 6.6' (1.01 - 2.01 m)
Memory
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC 1
Please Note:

Eye-Fi compatible

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Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video
Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
Viewfinder/Display
Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen (230,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity AV Output
Audio Out
USB 2.0
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 - 90%
Power
Battery 2x AA Batteries
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.5 x 2.9 x 1.8" / 11.3 x 7.3 x 4.6 cm
Weight 9.10 oz / 258 g Camera only
Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera (Red)
  • Wrist Strap WS-800
  • 2 x AA Alkaline Batteries
  • IFC-400PCU USB Interface Cable
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • Getting Started (E/S)
  • Customer Support/Online Registration Leaflet
  • Printer Promotion Flyer
  • 1-Year Canon U.S.A. Warranty
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    CanonPowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera (Red)
     
    4.2

    (based on 92 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (41)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Zoom range/performance (76)
    • Good image quality (75)
    • Easy to use (74)
    • Large clear LCD (62)
    • Image stabilization (58)

    Cons

    • Short battery life (35)
    • No viewfinder (19)
    • Poor flash (12)
    • Lag / shutter delay (11)

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (58)
    • Landscape/scenery (56)
    • Travel (53)
    • Low light (38)
    • Video (30)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (41), Photo enthusiast (31), Semi-pro photographer (12), Pro photographer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (68), Yes (21)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    AA Batteries a Plus

    Use AA Lithium Batteries.

    I'm submitting these comments about the SX150, particularly in defense of its AA Battery Power source. I really hate to see a good quality camera (like...Read complete review

    Use AA Lithium Batteries.

    I'm submitting these comments about the SX150, particularly in defense of its AA Battery Power source. I really hate to see a good quality camera (like the Canon SX series) get an undeserved bad rap because of misinformation. I've owned several Canon SX cameras in the past and I must say they've all performed very well. To be able to have a camera with both manual capabilities and AA battery power is a rarity and a real bonus in today's consumer market (especially when using AA Lithiums). Forget the alkalines that come with the camera. Those are typically throw away batteries—use them up and toss 'em.

    The next time you go to the store for batteries look for the AA Lithiums. I have been using the "Ultimate Lithiums" for a couple years now. They last about 6 to 8 times longer than your average alkaline and about twice as long as NiMH rechargeables. Yes, they cost about twice as much as alkalines but they're well worth it. You can get them anywhere, and they have a shelf life of 15 years, so they're always ready to go. Lithium AA's have changed the whole game. They standardize everything and just make things easier.

    So, for the sake of any perspective buyers out there looking for a camera, don't let the negative comments about AA batteries discourage you from a good camera like the Canon SX series. Battery life is the last thing I have to worry about with any of my SX cameras. In fact all my other "high end" cameras with their "propitiatory batteries" have a much shorter battery life than any AA battery camera I own. Not to mention all the different chargers that go with all the different batteries. Have you counted them all? What a pain, and what a joke.

    The only negative comment I have about this camera is that Canon has chosen to cave into consumer "mega pixel hype" and sliced its sensor up into 14 MP. Totally unnecessary. Twelve, or even ten, mega pixel was more than enough for the size sensor it has.

    Also, Canon, if you're listening, we don't need more mega pixels or interchangeable lens in a small pocket camera, just a bigger sensor. The next generation of pocket cameras should get a good boost in sensor size (not pixels). We're way over-due for that.

    Also, I believe any camera with manual controls and manual focus, like the Canon SX series, merits an LCD screen with at least 460k dots of resolution. We'd gladly pay the extra few bucks for it.

    That's what we want.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Drains batteries quickly

    I haven't had a Powershot camera before. All the many great features made this tempting. But within 4 hours of opening box the orig. batt's were used up, with very little vid time...Read complete review

    I haven't had a Powershot camera before. All the many great features made this tempting. But within 4 hours of opening box the orig. batt's were used up, with very little vid time or shots fired (no flash either). The images aren't as breathtaking as I'd hoped 14 MP would be, moving from my 6 MP Digital Rebel (maybe the difference in glass). I shot a good video of a band in the shade that came out well, w/ good stabilization too. Tried to shoot a 2nd angle wedding vid Hi Def, balcony view, w/ new batt's, new tape. Hit record and it lasted 23 minutes before stopping (batt's). Will probably keep as 2nd vid backup; zooms well during recording. For it's cost it's good except for alkaline batt's drained dead so quickly. Screen not easy to view at all angles or if sunny.

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    5.0

    Very Nice

    By Bill from Jeffersonville

    from Jeffersonville, IN

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera (Red):

      We use this camera on job sites. Some of the homes we go into are very dark and the pictures come out looking very good. It's nice being able to take up close pictures. The two best things that I like are the AA batteries, so I don't have to worry about charging the battery. If they are dead just pop in two new batteries and you are ready to go. 2nd is the removable SD card, as I can take it out and place it in the job folder for later use. I haven't found anything I don't like. I would like to say a Big Thank You to B&H for the best service I have every received from a camera store. Thanks Again!!

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 9
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Beautiful package, great delivery

      By Sarah the College Student

      from Bourbon, IN

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera (Red):

      I bought this camera for its simple point-and-shoot features and simple special-effects add-ons. Consumer Reports listed it among its top recommended products for price and value, and I agree. I have now owned this camera for several months and wouldn't even think of returning it. I absolutely love it! It is great for everyday photo needs and produces quality video. The sound and pixel clarity is phenomenal! Of course, you can't expect this tiny package to deliver the 100 special effects that a [$]llar camera can, but it does do a great job with the 12 or so it possesses. Fish eye, sepia, miniature, and toy camera are the ones I use most often.I have found only two drawbacks to this camera. The reviews are right: it does eat batteries up--and quickly. As long as you don't play your photos (and especially videos) on the camera itself, your batteries should last long enough for your photo shoot needs. Sometimes the camera can be outwitted. I have tried flipping the batteries so that they are in alternate sockets, and this seemed to work. But the trick only lasts a short while.The other drawback is the grainy quality of low-light pictures. My camera has only taken four such pictures, I wasn't the photographer for two of them, and I was using the setting for the first time, so I can't indicate low-quality as the rule in this area. However, I had expected much more based on the camera's performance on other settings. (As you may have already noticed, I have indicated "indoors/low light" as one of the camera's uses. This is half-true: it does great indoors, but not so swell in low light. But the form didn't have a button for each of these options.)Overall, I love this camera. It is definitely worth the price--what little cost that is, anyway! :)

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 9
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Great Daylight carry in the car canera.

      By mjbehnke

      from Peoria,IL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

      • Poor Flash
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Outdoors
      • Travel

      Comments about PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera (Red):

      I own DSLR's and wanted something that I caould put in the car and use incase I see something to shoot without having to dig out my DSLR and getting the correct lens on and adjusting everything. You will want rechargeable batteries for this camera, I always have 4 on-hand. The flash is slow to recharge and it will use batteries pretty quick. Overall photos in daylight are very nice and have nice tone. Indoors with a flash produce very nice photos, but if you want to shoot in the evening without a flash, you'll get lots of noise. The zoom is great! If I would have had the money, I might have gone for the new sx160, as it appears to be a nice replacement for this unit.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 9
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Great Little Camera

      By Brian

      from Wellington

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder
      • Poor Flash

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos

      Comments about PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera (Red):

      Takes great pictures, I like the Manual feature. I wish it had a better flash or a hot shoe.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 9
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      GREAT LITTLE CAMERA FOR THE MONEY

      By Jack the QC guy

      from Odessa Florida

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Video

        Comments about PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera (Black):

        Not only is this camera good for pictures but for video too!

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        2.0

        PowerShot SX150 IS

        By JJ

        from San Diego, California

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Lag / Shutter Delay
        • No Viewfinder
        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera (Black):

        Long lag time.
        Goes through AA batteries quickly.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        The reviews upset me.

        By Anomious

        from Worthington Valley, MD

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Short Lag Time

        Cons

        • No Viewfinder

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera (Black):

        Took the camera to Switzerland and fell in love with it!! I am usung Energizer lithiums and they lasted for the trip and are still working! The telephoto and image stabilizer work great!

        Only con is that it's a bit larger than my S-410 which I retired.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great . I also had the previous one.

        By Maruca

        from Mexico

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color

        Cons

        • Lag / Shutter Delay
        • No Viewfinder

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel

        Comments about PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera (Black):

        I like it because it is light weight.
        The best is that it uses double AA batteries that can be found on any country.

        It could be lighter.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 8
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        • No

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        5.0

        Extremely Satisfied

        By Laurie from Canada

        from Calgary, AB

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Short Lag Time
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera (Red):

          I'm a point and shoot person and it takes great photos for that. My hubby likes using features to take better pictures and it is great for that too. All around its one of the best all around cameras we have ever owned.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 10
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Good camera for travel

          By Camry

          from Valencia, Spain

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom

          Cons

          • Poor Flash
          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera (Black):

          I bought this camera as a step up from my compact digital in order to take pictures abroad. I love being able to use the different features, such as the fisheye, and the auto takes good quality pictures. The zoom works very well and still results in quality pictures. Personally, I hate flash photos so the fact that you have to manually open the flash does not bother me. However, take ten flash photos and there goes your battery. If you want flash photos, this is not the camera for you. I bought long-life batteries but I still have to make sure I have at least one extra set with me when I leave the house. It is definitively bigger than the compact but easily fits in my purse and is easy to carry around. For traveling, this has been a great companion, especially in countries where charging it would be a challenge.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 7
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great little camera

          By Nat

          from Sydney Australia

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Senior School Work
          • Video

          Comments about PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera (Red):

          I bought this for my daughter who is in senior school, as she needs to take stills shots for Hospitality and video for her dance assessments. This is the 4th powershot I have bought over the last 6 years. I have bought one for each of my kids as they have hit a certain age and one for myself. These cameras have never let me down. I have replaced my daughters original one from 6 years ago due to technology improvements, eg only two batteries now, and the fact this films in HD and increased mega pixels. I have always been happy with the value for money,reliability, quality and easy of use of this little camera and the reason I have come back again and again to buy more of them. The only improvement I would like to see is to have a longer lasting lithium rechargeable battery

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 10
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          Great Camera for the Money

          By Ralphie

          from New York

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Great Zoom

          Cons

          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos

          Comments about PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera (Black):

          Handles very well

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          i would buy this product again

          By n/a

          from littleton colorado

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color

          Cons

          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Video
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera (Red):

          easy to use

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 9
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Simple to use-great pics

          By Suz

          from Gold Canyon, AZ

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Short Lag Time

          Cons

          • No Viewfinder

          Best Uses

            Comments about PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera (Red):

            Very straight forward. For the novice or the experienced.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 8
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            2.0

            Disappointed

            By pericombobulation

            from Hubbardston, MA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Zoom

            Cons

            • Poor Flash
            • Poor LCD display
            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

              Comments about PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera (Red):

              I found this to be a very un-lovable camera. First off, our suffered from what appeared to be a defect because it would only take about 8 or 10 pictures before complaining that the battery was low. We tried several different brands of alkalines, all with the same result. Also, low light performance was terrible, not just on the pictures but also on the LCD screen. Light sources (bulbs, glare, etc) would produce a vertical smear across the LCD which made it hard to compose a picture. Also, the LCD screen was very dim and grainy. What's more, it took forever to charge the flash. Most modern P&S cameras can charge the flash in a second or so... this one took 5 seconds or more, which is simply unacceptable. Looking at the resulting pictures, the SX150 IS shows a lack of detail when compared to similarly priced cameras from other brands. On the plus side, B&H's return policy is excellent and they took it back and issued a credit with no problem at all. This was my first time buying from B&H, and although the Canon camera was lousy, the experience with B&H was excellent.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 5
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              LOVE this camera

              By Juju

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Nice Body Color
              • Short Lag Time
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera (Red):

                I recently got this camera in the mail, and while I am still learning the basics of the features (super n00b here with cameras), I already love it so much. The photo quality is amazing, the video quality is really nice, and I love the flash photos at night! The price was very, very affordable, and the overall functionality seems excellent. Like I said, I just got it, so it'll be fun to discover all the neat things I can do with this as time goes on.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 8
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                3.0

                Weak flash...

                By Crystal

                from Brooklyn, NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good in Low Light
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                • Lag / Shutter Delay
                • No Viewfinder
                • Poor Flash
                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera (Black):

                I've been on a mission to find a small (or small-ish) camera with good all around performance. I wasn't impressed with this camera when the flash was used. Day time shots came out nice, with the colors fairly true to life (maybe a touch on the dull side, but that can easily be fixed with image editing software)-- though when viewed at 100% the images look soft. Since I am probably not going to be printing things very large I'd have stuck with this if it were not for the weak flash, and how long it takes the flash to "charge" between shots. Sometimes I'd be waiting 10 seconds for it to charge, which kind of kills the moment if you're trying to get a candid shot of someone.

                I took a bunch of images inside with dim lighting, the flash should have, you know, lit things up, as flashes do, but if I was standing any more than 4-5 feet from the people I was photographing the images came out dull and were not nearly light enough-- they also had a yellowish hue. Other camera's I've had never had this problem. I could get decent pictures with a flash from across a room (as you often need to do with large group shots). I also took some pictures outside at night (of an opossum sitting still in my backyard that was maybe 5 feet away) using the flash and the images didn't look much better than pictures from a cell phone with a built in flash. When I didn't use the flash and just took low light shots they came out pretty good. A little bit grainy at larger size, but nice.

                If it wasn't for the weak flash I'd keep this camera-- but it's not nearly strong enough to make it worth keeping. I like the option of manual controls and it also takes good macro shots in bright light. Another con is that it eats up batteries like no tomorrow. The batteries it came with were drained within a few hours, and I took maybe 100 shots, max. Still, for this price, with the features this camera has, even with the short battery life I'd have kept it... but the flash! so weak. I'll be returning it today...

                The bottom line, if you're into flash photography, look elsewhere.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 9
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Cat Catcher

                By Cat Lover

                from New Orleans, La.

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Nice Body Color
                • Real Bargain
                • Short Lag Time
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera (Black):

                  I wanted a quick focus, fast shutter camera that would take good
                  shots of my two Siamese cats at play.

                  The price was right, and my blurred cat photos are history.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 9
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  2.0

                  Returned in less than a Day!

                  By Olandir

                  from Richmond, VA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Lag / Shutter Delay
                    • Poor Flash
                    • Poor Image Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera (Black):

                      I only had to use this camera for a day to know that it's a horrible choice for anyone.

                      Main reason - the Flash takes up to 12 seconds to "charge" I've never seen this in ANY camera I've owned, even super cheap cameras from years ago. While it's charging you can't do anything, not even change settings and to make matters worse, the flash isn't even all that good.

                      The picture quality is only so-so, the shutter lag is ridiculous, I kept missing the shot I wanted between shutter lag and flash charging.

                      I returned it after 2 hours of dealing with this.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 4
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great camera at great price

                      By Always behind the camera

                      from Orange County, NY

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                      • Lag / Shutter Delay

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera (Black):

                      For a small digital camera the photo quality is great. It does give you some shooting options but works just fine in automatic for the less experienced "picture taker". The controls are large and easy to use.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 9
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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