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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera - Red (14.1 MP, 12x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD with Wide Viewing Angle

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  • Canon 12x optical zoom with 28mm wide-angle and Intelligent optical Image Stabilizer
  • 14.1 Megapixels for detailed shots and poster-size prints
  • Effortless HD movies (720p) with optical zoom and stereo sound. Smart Auto in movie
  • Face Detection including Smart Shutter with Wink Self-Timer
  • iFrame movie (720p)

Product details

Colour Name: Red
  • Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 11.3 x 7.3 cm ; 259 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 558 g
  • Item model number: 5663B011AA
  • ASIN: B005I8XM5E
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 23 Aug 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,587 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Black Dog on 11 July 2012
Colour Name: Silver Verified Purchase
Wanted camera that was to be used as a "Point and shoot". Took photos both inside and out for a Prom. Photos turned out as good as ones bought from professional that evening. Much better quality and features than similar priced nikon camera I purchased in 2004. How things have moved on!

Battery life - 2 duracell AA gave 100 pics before dying.
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156 of 161 people found the following review helpful By Mr. James West on 26 Nov 2011
Colour Name: Black
I can't believe that I'm back again reviewing a Canon powershot - but I am. I saw this one come out, with no intention of buying it, but there was a good price on Amazon, cashback from Canon, and a relative needing a camera, so I couldn't resist passing the old one on and buying the SX150is. It's available in silver and red as options, but I stuck to black.

First of all this is a superzoom camera, which means it has a big range of focal lengths. This gives a body which is slightly bigger than most pocket-sized cameras, but the benefit is the ability to zoom in - and boy can you zoom in! It has a 12x optical zoom and to indicate what that means; I was standing so my shed was filling about a quarter of the screen, and then zoomed in fully and the fairly small shed window filled the screen on the optical zoom, without resorting to the digital zoom. It is the equivalent of 28 mm to 336 mm, for a 35mm camera, which is as much as you are ever likely to want.

Power is provided by AA batteries, which doesn't suit everyone, but it really works for me. We have dozens of high capacity rechargeables, and they are long-lasting, with charged spares always to hand. The original alkalines didn't do very well though, so try to use rechargeables. If you are going to carry them charged for a long time it's also worth getting the long-lasting ones.

The sensor has been upgraded to 14.1 megapixels, from 12 before, which helps in low light, and is all anyone is ever likely to need for everyday family use.
Settings are simple to use, with lots of manual options. I tend to ignore the easy mode and go straight to auto option, which has 31 settings for the camera to choose from. Then you can move to SCN mode, which I generally use for scenery and people.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Myke Duncan on 17 April 2013
Colour Name: Black
Originally I bought this as a replacement for a faulty SX200is (one of the first hi-zoom cameras around). I wasn't expecting much from it, with a 14Mp sensor, I was expecting more noise in the pictures at lower ISO levels than before. A function of squeezing more pixels onto the same size piece of silicon. However I have been pleasantly surprised with the photo quality, and some of the included features. I won't go into huge detail, except to say that in everday use it is superb, and very easy to use at a moments notice for those instant photos you might otherwise miss.

Some pros:- superb 'tracking' feature allowing you to track a subject in focus even when they move about the photo frame; light and quick to start up; large 3" display on the rear; a flash with quite a good range and that doesn't pop up constantly (you have to open it up when wanted); 720p movie recording via a dedicated button on the camera back; the addition of several fun modes including a 'miniature effect' function; a quick acting 12x zoom, and if you reduce the pixel count (e.g. down to 7Mp) that zooms further without loss of quality; standard AA battery usage, not dedicated Lithium-ion, means replacements are easy to find if you're caught out, though this is balanced out by poor battery life on alkalines they are still good for emergency usage.

Some cons:- poor battery life with standard alkaline batteries means you really have to use hi-capacity NiMh rechargables to get a good life span from the camera between changes (I reccommend a minimum 2100mAhr at least); no view finder means you have to rely on the large rear panel (but on the up side it's easy to view in most conditions so far), the loss of the 'panorama stitch assist' function is a big downer for me as I used that one an awful lot.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Gary A. Pate on 20 Sep 2012
Colour Name: Red
Had my new camera today,I had Nikon coolpix P50 for about 4 years. Was good camera wanted upgrade HD video.My new Cannon SX150IS brill.Very pleased with video+photo,And macro and 12x zoom with great image stabliser and good in low light.as well is good for gigs i go to .Just 2 things i found needs good 2000 mah or above AA rechargeable batteries and when use flash 2second charge delay which is nothing big to moan about.But brill camera better than i have tried and reviewed online.Including panasonic lumix s5,sony w690 and nikon coolpix 3300.Best camera at this price is canon sx150is. i have been reviewing and testing out compact cameras for a week and i have decided on this one.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Skatesy on 7 Nov 2011
Colour Name: Black Verified Purchase
This is a nice camera with a solid feel to it. It was a replacement for my previous camera, a Canon SX130, which was stolen and which was very good. The SX 150 has been upgraded for zoom and megapixels and has now probably reached the limit of what ordinary users like myself will need. Most people will not use all the features but it is nice to know they are there. I wish it was a bit cheaper but it is still good value for a camera of its performance.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By G Mitch on 12 Feb 2012
Colour Name: Black
I got active on flickr so I needed to learn how to use a camera properly. In this digital age most is done for us in the design and the technology of cameras but I wanted to understand the use of manual focus, shutter speed and aperture and all that makes the difference to a good shot. The canon powershot SX130is was recommended to me last year by a photographer of 50years+ so I bought it. I learnt so much with the SX130is and saw a vast improvement in my own photography. Sadly I had an accident and broke this camera but I still have much to learn before I spend out loads of money on a camera I don't really understand. So I bought the SX150is which has more to offer than the SX130is for near enough the same price. I'm extremely happy with this purchase and would recommend this to any novice in photography or even and the expert just to carry around with them. Like anything else though your need a good teacher but this camera is so easy to understand once you've learnt the basics and will produce exceptional results. Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera - Black (14.1 MP, 12x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD with Wide Viewing Angle
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