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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS review

14.1MP budget compact superzoom

Noise and dynamic range

These graphs were produced using data generated by DXO Analyzer.

We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using the DXO software.

Signal to noise ratio

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

Canon powershot sx150 is signal to noise ratio
Canon powershot sx150 is signal to noise ratio#

JPEG images from the Canon PowerShot are on a par with those from the Samsung WB700 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 .

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them please click here to read the full article.

Dynamic range

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Canon powershot sx150 is

This chart indicates that the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS's JPEGs just have the edge over the Nikon Coolpix S6200 and Samsung WB700.

For a full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests, please click here to read the full article.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedAA
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution14.1 Megapixel
Product FamilyPowerShot SX
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom12x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesManual Control, Face Detection, Smile Detection, Wink Detection, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, Orientation Sensor
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsQuickTime MOV, MPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)258 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS
Minimum Focus Distance10 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4320 x 3240
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported2
Battery Built-inNo
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCCD
Total Camera Resolution14.5 Megapixel
Height73.2 mm
Width113.3 mm
Depth45.8 mm
Autofocus Points1
Product SeriesSX
Focal Length5 mm to 60 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product ModelSX150 IS
Product NamePowerShot SX150 IS Compact Camera
Product LinePowerShot
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number5664B011
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The PowerShot SX150 IS allows everyone to take beautiful 14.1 Megapixel photos and HD movies with 12x optical zoom. From Smart Auto to Full Manual control you can easily adapt it to any skill level.

Battery Life110 Shot
Package Contents
  • PowerShot SX150 IS Compact Camera
  • 2 x AA Alkaline Batteries
Display Resolution230000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesSpeaker, Microphone