Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Review

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Overview


First introduced in May, 2012, Canon PowerShot SX150 IS is a 14 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor. Canon replaced the older Canon SX130 IS with PowerShot SX150 IS. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon SX150 IS with Canon SX130 IS

Canon replaced PowerShot SX150 IS with Canon SX160 IS. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon SX150 IS with Canon SX160 IS


Canon SX150 IS comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Sensor resolution of Canon SX150 IS ~ 4315 x 3244 pixels.

Canon SX150 IS has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 13,997,860 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Canon SX150 IS


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon PowerShot SX150 IS with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
1/2500s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
1.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
3.4 Lens at Wide
28 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.4
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Low Battery Life: 130 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Built-in Viewfinder
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.6
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
Type Scores

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS has an Overall Score of 40/100 and ranked #392 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #791 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Canon SX150 IS Scores
Imaging score
20
Features score
41
Value for money score
58
Portability score
91
Overall score
40
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Canon SX150 IS


Canon PowerShot SX150 IS weighs 306g and has external dimensions of 113 x 73 x 46mm (4.45 x 2.87 x 1.81"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Canon SX150 IS is 86 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Canon SX150 IS
306g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Canon SX150 IS
46mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon PowerShot SX150 IS with the dimensions:

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight PowerShot SX150 IS Dimensions PowerShot SX150 IS
Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Canon SX130 IS 308 g 306 g 113 x 73 x 46 mm 113 x 73 x 46 mm
Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Canon SX160 IS 291 g 306 g 111 x 73 x 44 mm 113 x 73 x 46 mm
Canon SX170 IS 251 g 306 g 108 x 71 x 44 mm 113 x 73 x 46 mm
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS Canon SX510 HS 349 g 306 g 104 x 70 x 80 mm 113 x 73 x 46 mm
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Canon SX530 HS 442 g 306 g 120 x 82 x 92 mm 113 x 73 x 46 mm
Canon PowerShot S110 Canon S110 198 g 306 g 99 x 59 x 27 mm 113 x 73 x 46 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 306 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 113 x 73 x 46 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 306 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 113 x 73 x 46 mm

Specifications of Canon PowerShot SX150 IS


General
Brand Canon
Model PowerShot SX150 IS
Announced May, 2012
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 1
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/15 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2500 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 3.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 14 MP
Max Image Resolution 4320 x 3240
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 130 shots
Battery Type AA
Battery Model 2 x AA
Physical
Weight 306 g
Physical Dimensions 113 x 73 x 46 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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