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CanonPowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Black)
 
4.3

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

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81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Good image quality (10)
  • Compact (8)
  • Large clear LCD (8)
  • Nice body color (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (8)
    • Travel (6)
    • Video (4)
    • Sports/action (3)
    • Wildlife (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Compact, great price and powerful!

    I have already recommended this camera to multiple people. I use my camera a lot for concert pictures and I just purchased this a few weeks ago. It had its first concert test on...Read complete review

    I have already recommended this camera to multiple people. I use my camera a lot for concert pictures and I just purchased this a few weeks ago. It had its first concert test on 8/31/14 for the Monumentour Paramore/Fallout Boy show in Scranton, PA. I will add a few of the images to this review!

    It's a great size, it's got the specs I needed for what I use it for and it was set at an amazing price! Very happy with this purchase for my personal photo purposes!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Cheap camera, I would not buy again

    I bought this camera for a trip because I wanted a higher mega pixel camera for better quality pics. I own a Cannon PowerShot ELPH 510HS 12 MP and a PowerShot SD1200 IS 10...Read complete review

    I bought this camera for a trip because I wanted a higher mega pixel camera for better quality pics. I own a Cannon PowerShot ELPH 510HS 12 MP and a PowerShot SD1200 IS 10 MP. This camera is a 20 MP camera and takes worse pics than both my other two cameras. It takes pics that are more grainy and less sharp than my other two cameras. It digitizes when you zoom into a picture that was already taken and while you are looking at it on the computer. However it is lightweight which is good but it feels cheap. I like the camera but it takes poor quality pictures. I have taken several photography classes and take photos as part of my job, so I know how to use a camera. I had all three cameras on the highest resolution possible.

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    5.0

    Useful Tool

    By David

    from Indianapolis, Indiana

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Doesn't use AA Batteries

    Best Uses

      Comments about PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Black):

      I use this camera for environmental field work to document site conditions. Great little pocket sized camera. Performs well and has great resolution for adding detailed photos to reports.
      My only complaint is that it doesn't use AA batteries... it uses a Canon specific battery and charger.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      great little camera

      By Rex

      from North Jersey

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Nice Body Color

      Cons

      • Lag / Shutter Delay

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos

      Comments about PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Blue):

      family snapahots

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Hi

      By Steel

      from STL

      Comments about PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Red):

      Good little camera for the money

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      5.0

      great seller ever

      By manny

      from ny

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Great Zoom

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Silver):

          great zoom

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          2.0

          Not very user friendly

          By Anand

          from New Jersey

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Annoying Auto Mode
          • Lag Time Between Pitures
          • No burst mode
          • Not user friendly

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Black):

          The menu is not very user friendly. I had to play with it to get to know about the menu items for various modes. Also, I get some annoying click sounds whenever it changes the picture mode automatically in auto mode. The picture quality seems to be fine.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Product!

          By PAlicea

          from Woodbridge, VA, U.S.A.

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          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

          Cons

          • No Comments

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Silver):

          *To take pictures in church, in vacations, with the family, etc.
          * the features.
          No comments.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Buy

          By Billy

          from San Juan Puerto Rico

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel

            Comments about PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Blue):

            Battery installation is some what tricky but once you got it, easy.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Little Point & Shoot

            By Doug 123

            from Albuquerque, New Mexico

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Video

              Comments about PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Silver):

              I use this as a grab-and-go camera when I don't want to take my Leica. Focus is fast and it is excellent in low light. It fits in a shirt pocket and is easy to use. I use it in Program mode since there is no manual mode. I am a little disappointed that there is no Program Shift capability. You have to change the ISO to force a faster or slower shutter speed.

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              • No

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Failed to compare to 8 year old camera

              By Angler

              from Detroit

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Poor Image Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Black):

                Bought this PowerShot ELPH 150 IS to replace an 8 year old Canon D10 that I use to keep handy for quick photos.

                I Played with it for 6 hours and boxed it up and it went back to B&H

                I did a comparison to the old canon D10 by shooting the same shot with both cameras one right after another with same subjects/products at the same distance, lighting, settings.

                No matter what I did I could not get the new ELPH to give me a picture as good as the old D10 did – The ELPH could not get the crisp/clear images it wasn't even close.

                The elph is 20mp the D10 is 12mp but the elph pictures were smaller and grainy compared to the old camera.

                I'm confused why the ELPH's pictures wouldn't be bigger and better than the D10

                D10 vs ELPH

                Both use the same 1/2.3 CCD sensor

                D10 has DIGIC 4 Image Processor
                ELPH has DIGIC 4+ Image Processor

                I'm still looking for a new camera

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great camera

                By Dave

                from New York

                Comments about PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Black):

                Excellent. Needed a decent pocket sized camera. Works perfect

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                5.0

                great camera

                By Camera Lover

                from NYC

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Red):

                I am very happy of the sharp zoom this camera has.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Small Digital Camera

                By Chrisrap

                from NJ

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Nice Body Color
                • Short Lag Time
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Macros
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Red):

                  I have used many digital cameras. This Canon is by far the best. Great image quality. Fast start up, fast focus. No manual mode but haven't found that to be a negative. AUTO mode is smart. Truly pocket size, great battery life. Love the AUTO maco.

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                  • No

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Compact, great price and powerful!

                  By ceilanese

                  from Philadelphia, PA

                  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
                  • Short Lag Time
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concert Photos
                    • Family Photos
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel

                    Comments about PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Black):

                    I have already recommended this camera to multiple people. I use my camera a lot for concert pictures and I just purchased this a few weeks ago. It had its first concert test on 8/31/14 for the Monumentour Paramore/Fallout Boy show in Scranton, PA. I will add a few of the images to this review!

                    It's a great size, it's got the specs I needed for what I use it for and it was set at an amazing price! Very happy with this purchase for my personal photo purposes!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great Camera

                    By Christine

                    from Brooklyn, NY

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Black):

                      The camera is fairly easy to use and it's compact. The pictures come out amazing!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      wonderful camera

                      By Savta

                      from Baltimore

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Video

                        Comments about PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Blue):

                        So easy to use and takes great videos, as well.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        great and fast

                        By id

                        from brooklyn ny

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Nice Body Color

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Red):

                            nice and clear pictures

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                            • No

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                            (8 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            Cheap camera, I would not buy again

                            By Camera Bug

                            from Oklahoma

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Nice Body Color
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                            • Limited Zoom
                            • Poor Image Quality

                            Best Uses

                            • Child's Camera

                            Comments about PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Blue):

                            I bought this camera for a trip because I wanted a higher mega pixel camera for better quality pics. I own a Cannon PowerShot ELPH 510HS 12 MP and a PowerShot SD1200 IS 10 MP. This camera is a 20 MP camera and takes worse pics than both my other two cameras. It takes pics that are more grainy and less sharp than my other two cameras. It digitizes when you zoom into a picture that was already taken and while you are looking at it on the computer. However it is lightweight which is good but it feels cheap. I like the camera but it takes poor quality pictures. I have taken several photography classes and take photos as part of my job, so I know how to use a camera. I had all three cameras on the highest resolution possible.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Use of power shot in medical field

                            By Dr M

                            from Midwest

                            Comments about PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Black):

                            Bought this camera to document pre and post op results in my plastic surgery practice. It is simple for the staff to use and produces high quality photos for the medical record and for use online (with patient approval of course!)

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                            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Great user friendly point and shoot

                            By Michelle

                            from New Mexico

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Black):

                                B&H always delivers quickly. Easy to use - just wish it came with a download cord.

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                                • No

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                                (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great camera

                                By Tony

                                from Ny

                                Comments about PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera (Blue):

                                I love the Elph150

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