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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Red 14.1 MP 12X Optical Zoom 28mm Wide Angle Digital Camera

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  • 1/2.3" CCD 14.1 MP
  • 12X Optical Zoom
  • 28mm Wide Angle
  • 3.0" 230K LCD
  • 1280 x 720
  • Shooting Capacity
  • AA Alkaline: Approx. 110 shots
  • AA NiMH: Approx. 320 shots
  • Playback Time
  • AA Alkaline Batteries:

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Discover how simple and easy it is to be creative and shoot memorable photos and videos of your favorite subjects with the PowerShot SX150 IS digital camera. Its compact size makes it convenient to carry around everywhere to capture those special moments that can happen anytime! Sporting a stylish design, it comes in two great colors: Black and Red. 14.1 Megapixels deliver stunning image detail and enable you to make beautiful large prints. 12x Optical Zoom lets you get close to distant subjects, while the 28mm wide-angle capability makes this camera great for photographing large groups of people and scenic landscapes. Advanced technologies, such as Intelligent IS and Smart AUTO, make it easy and effortless to capture gorgeous still images and HD video. It all makes the PowerShot SX150 IS the perfect camera to capture the good times, wherever you might be.

  • newegg Precision Canon Optics The PowerShot SX150 IS features a powerful Genuine Canon 12x Zoom Lens that delivers outstanding optical performance and versatility. The lens starts at 28mm wide-angle and extends to 336mm telephoto (35mm equivalent), giving you tremendous coverage and reach. Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer is a sophisticated system that uses lens-shift technology to correct for unwanted camera movement. It makes handheld photography more practical in more shooting situations. For still photos, it enables shooting at slower shutter speeds, accommodating more low-light shooting situations than ever before without having to boost ISO sensitivity.
  • newegg Powerful Performance for Better Images The PowerShot SX150 IS features a 14.1 Megapixel sensor that delivers beautiful photos with fine detail and brilliant color. The high resolution ensures superb image quality even when cropping or making very large prints. Canon DIGIC 4 processor has ushered in a new level of picture quality and accelerated processing, making possible features such as high-speed continuous shooting, Full HD video and Face Detection Self-timer. New, more powerful noise reduction algorithms also provide improved low-light capture.
  • newegg A Smarter Camera Means Better Photos and Videos. The PowerShot SX150 IS features Smart AUTO - sophisticated Canon technology that makes getting that great shot as simple as pressing the shutter button. Smart AUTO automatically detects scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and the subject. Detected scenes are analyzed using 32 predefined shooting situations. The camera then makes optimal settings to ensure the best possible image capture, whether you're shooting stills or video. Smart AUTO also includes Advanced Subject Detection, which allows the camera to detect and track non-human moving subjects like animals and vehicles. With Smart AUTO, all you have to do is frame your shot and capture away.
  • newegg Turn Any Moment into an HD Video Memory. The PowerShot SX150 IS lets you record spectacularly detailed 720p HD video at 30 frames per second with clear stereo sound. It has a dedicated movie button that lets you start and stop recording instantly - no need to go through layers of menus or operate switches or dials to switch to and from video recording mode. The camera is always ready to shoot stills or video whenever you want. The camera also incorporates an electronic wind filter, which suppresses wind noise that can muffle or distort the sound. And unlike less sophisticated point-and-shoot cameras, this camera lets you use the full 12x range of optical zoom when you're shooting a video without sacrificing HD video resolution. Moreover, it allows you to shoot video in the Apple iFrame format, which enjoys native support in compatible Mac and Windows video applications, making it unnecessary to perform time-consuming and often quality-degrading conversions.
  • newegg A Steady Image Is a Beautiful Image. The latest advance in Canon Optical Image Stabilization technology, Intelligent IS analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation. For stills, the system automatically selects among Normal, Panning, Macro (Hybrid) and Tripod IS modes. When shooting video, the system automatically selects among Dynamic, Powered, Macro and Tripod IS modes. With Intelligent IS, you can concentrate on image capture, letting the camera make the most effective IS settings to assure the steadiest possible image.
  • newegg See the Image in a Big Screen. The camera's high-resolution (230,000 dots) 3.0-inch LCD gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear picture to make shooting, playback and using the camera's menu functions especially convenient. Clear and bright, it also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS


PowerShot SX Series
PowerShot SX150 IS
Part Number



Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/2.3" CCD
Gross Pixels
14.5 MP
Effective Pixels
14.1 MP
4320 x 3240

Medium 1:
3072 x 2304

Medium 2:
1600 x 1200

640 x 480

3744 x 2104


Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Wide Angle
Focal Length
5.0 (W) - 60.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) - 336 (T) mm)
f/3.4 (W) - f/8.0 (T)


Shutter Speed
1-1/2500 sec.
15-1/2500 sec. (Total shutter speed range)


Focus Modes
Single (Continuous in Auto and Easy modes), Servo AF, Servo AE, Manual Focus
Normal Focus Range
2.0 in. (5 cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1 m) - infinity (T)
Macro Focus Range
0.4 in. 1.6 ft. (1-50 cm) (W)


Flash Range
1.6 - 9.8 ft. (W), 3.3 - 6.6 ft. (T) (50cm - 3.0m (W), 1.0cm - 2.0m (T))


Exposure Compensation
-2 EV to +2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600

White Balance

White Balance
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

Viewfinder & Monitor

Approx. 10-sec. delay, approx. 2-sec. delay, custom*

*Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
3.0" 230K


Continuous Drive
Approx. 0.9 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Approx. 3.2 shots/sec. (in Low Light mode)

AF: Approx. 0.6 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Approx. 1.0 shots/sec. (in Low Light mode)

LV: Approx. 0.6 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Approx. 1.1 shots/sec. (in Low Light mode)
Shooting Modes
M, Av, Tv, P, Auto*1, Easy, SCN*2, Creative Filters*3, Discreet, Movie*4

Shooting movies is possible with the movie button
*1 Smart AUTO also available for videos
*2 Smart Shutter*5, Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, Low Light, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks
*3 Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap
*4 Standard, iFrame Movie
*5 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
Playback Modes File
Still Images & Videos: Easy, Auto Rotate, Scroll Display, Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Jump, Smart Shuffle, Filtered Playback

Still Images: Single, Index, Magnification (Approx. 2x-10x), Information Display, Resume Playback, Red-Eye Correction, i-Contrast, Trimming, Resize, My Colors, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning

Videos: Normal Playback, Special Playback,

Recording System

File Formats
Storage Media
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, Eye-Fi


Movie Format
MOV (image data: H.264, Audio data: Linear PCM (Stereo))
Movie Recording
1280 x 720 (HD) 30 fps
640 x 480 (VGA) 30 fps
Max. Recording Resolution
1280 x 720


A/V Out


2 x AA Batteries
Battery Life
Shooting Capacity
AA Alkaline: Approx. 110 shots
AA NiMH: Approx. 320 shots

Playback Time
AA Alkaline Batteries: Approx. 7 hours
AA NiMH Batteries (NB-3AH): Approx. 9 hours


12x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom and 28mm lens with Optical Image Stabilizer reduces camera shake so you achieve brilliant images whether you are up close or far away.

14.1 Megapixel sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor delivers stunning quality images.

Improved Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations.

Capture breathtaking 720p HD video in stereo sound with the dedicated movie button and zoom while shooting.

Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.

Large 3.0-inch LCD enables easy viewing.

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions (WxHxD)
4.46 x 2.88 x 1.80 in
Including Batteries & Memory Card: Approx. 10.8 oz. or 306 g
Camera Body Only: Approx. 9.10 oz. or 258 g

Package contents

Package Contents
PowerShot SX150 IS Body
2 AA-size Alkaline Batteries
Wrist Strap WS-800
USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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1 out of 5 eggsnot for indoor shooting

Pros: Cheap zoom camera that is small and can almost fit in your pocket.

Uses rechargeable AA batteries (I suggest Eneloop, as the older NiMh that I had would only give much less than 50 shots before being 'dead'.) I cannot stress how important it is to use good batteries, or you will be come frustrated with the battery life.

Cons: Horrible low light and flash performance. Do not believe the 1600 ISO performance, the camera can barley do 400 to 800 ISO. Image noise starts to become a significant problem.

I have to send my camera back to Canon, as the backup battery failed in under 2 months (30 day return policy at Best Buy, 1 year warranty from Canon). The camera now resets the date and time when ever it is power cycled. This is very inconvenient, and I will now lose the camera for at least a week or two to get it fixed.

Other Thoughts: I bought this to replace my S2-IS (black screen of death). I should have saved up for an SX40 or a DSLR.

I had battery issues until I went with good rechargeables (Eneloop work great!).

Indoor shooting is horrible, the auto mode is worthless (shutter speed too slow for my shaky hands). Flash does not go very far.

Manual controls are not easy to use.

Slow between shots, especially when using the flash.

As with the S2-IS, I like that the flash activiation is 'manual', and you have to flip it up to use it. It means that I can control when it is used. The bad part is that it does not throw much light, so it is kind of useless.

Auto-white balance does not seem to work well in the camera.

Bottom line is that it is a good basic, outdoor, zoom camera, but if you want to do indoor shooting, choose something else.

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  • Lyndon T.
  • 9/14/2012 3:03:38 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLove it

Pros: Picture quality is very good. Video quality is very good. Easy to use. Using Energizer Lithium on this, keeps going and going. Worth the price of the battery.

Cons: None.

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  • Robert T.
  • 8/4/2012 3:41:14 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsI will keep it

Pros: Image stabilization works. Good pictures

Cons: This camera goes through batteries at a fantastic rate. Cannot use Li because of high voltage. NiMH ok. I bought a charger and use NiMH.

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  • paul l.
  • 7/24/2012 10:47:26 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsGood and Bad

Pros: Close ups

Cons: Battery usage

Other Thoughts: I bought this for work where I need to take extremely close pictures of very small electronic components and circuits. You can actually touch the lens to your subject, pull the trigger, and you get a perfect picture most of the time. This is an awesome camera for that. That being said, this the limits of my usage of this camera so I am not aware of the quality of faces, outdoor shots, indoor shots, or anything. The last thing you should know is you’d better have a lot of batteries. By ‘a lot of batteries’ I mean ‘A LOT OF BATTERIES’. This thing goes thru batteries like child goes thru chocolate.

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  • Frederick P.
  • 7/16/2012 7:30:08 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOK, but I'm disappointed

Pros: Can take a good picture
Uses AA batteries, which can be bought anywhere

Cons: If you use the flash, battery life is very disappointing. Part of this is because this unit only uses two AA batteries. But I think the flash and display on this camera aren't designed with battery life as a consideration. Also, the coarse display can make it very hard to judge whether a closeup subject is in correct focus.

Other Thoughts: I use this camera for work. I take a lot of close up images and use the flash a lot. I found this camera annoying for this type of work. I suppose it would be OK for normal images. But the battery life is truly abysmal.

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  • Lee D.
  • 6/10/2012 10:43:35 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsProtect the lcd display

Pros: Nice camera, good quality pictures, easy to use

Cons: The screen on my display got badly scratched. I would be sure to use a protective film on it.

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  • Mary B.
  • 6/6/2012 1:33:34 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat camera

Pros: Price, Number of functions, Quality of pictures, AA batteries

Cons: SIZE,

Other Thoughts: It's odd to me why nearly every review says this camera is "Slow" i find it just right. Now to be fair i find the flash a bit slow on the recharge, but that aside it takes great pictures and video's in 720p.

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  • Jacob D.
  • 12/24/2011 11:43:46 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood features

Pros: We really like the features offered, and quality of pictures from this camera. Has a lot of features that you'd normally see in an SLR.

Cons: Slight learning curve navigating the menu if you're not tech savvy.

Other Thoughts: Iron Egg is sweet. As always, super fast standard shipping. Ordered it Monday morning, was at the office Tuesday at 1:00PM.

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