- 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 (90 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 93,403 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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)
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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
Battery life - 2 duracell AA gave 100 pics before dying.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Camera is okay to use and takes very nice pictures. The modes are various and the camera is very easy to apprehend and to use. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Biancalana Gabriel
Great little camera at a good price. My husband looks forward to using it when we go on holidayPublished 6 months ago by Patricia Hook
The camera is amazing for video and photos. you can take photos with 14.1mp and you can zoom away in and the image is still really clear, the camera also has a flash built in... Read morePublished 16 months ago by FRANCIE MC COOL 1996
Really good camera, excellent zoom and great quality pictures, however the battery life is appalling!!! During a four day trip it used up 6 batteries. What am i doing wrong? Read morePublished 17 months ago by Attracta O'Harte