The Canon PowerShot SX150 IS is a great all-round super-zoom packing a powerful 12x optical zoom lens. This versatile digital camera delivers point-and-shoot ease via Intelligent Auto mode; or full manual control for the creative type. An optical image stabiliser with Intelligent IS automatically detects the best IS giving you crisp, sharp shots in differing situations. And its Low Light mode assists in achieving better results when the lights go down. The SX150 is the perfect camera to take travelling or for everyday photography.
Movie Feature – captures HD video with stereo audio up to 1280x720p resolution at 30 frames per second. 12x optical zoom functions while shooting video. Maximum continuous recording time is 1 hour (depending on size of memory card)
* We recommend using class 4 or higher memory cards for recording high definition video. SDHC Memory Cards and SDXC Memory Cards can be used only in equipment that is compatible with their respective formats.
28mm Wide-Angle 12x Optical Zoom Lens – cover a huge range of shooting situations from wide-angle to capture more in your image – such as group shots, landscapes, tight interior shots - to telephoto where you can zoom up close to distant objects.
14.1 Megapixel – delivers outstanding quality images and stunning photo prints up to A3 size
DIG!C IV - Canon's newest processor gives you clearer images with more vibrant colours, fast start-up time, super-fast image processing, and low power consumption.
3.0” LCD Screen – beautiful and large LCD with wide viewing angle to easily share your photos.
Manual Control - get creative with your photography and enjoy full flexibility with full P/A/S/M manual control over aperture and shutter speed; or explore a range of easy-to-use scene modes.
Optical Image Stabilisation with Intelligent IS - counteracts blurred images due to shaky hands or when shooting in low-light conditions. Also important at full zoom where a small movement of the hand can cause a lot of movement at the other end. Intelligent IS detects the ideal IS for different shooting situations
Low Light Mode – Helps to capture better shots when there is not much available light.
Servo AF/AE - tracks moving subjects, maintaining both focus and exposure right up until the moment the user takes the shot.
Intelligent Auto - New Auto mode with Scene Detection, Face Detection, Motion Detection and Noise Reduction makes it even easier to get the perfect shot – no need to fiddle around with menus to get the right camera settings.
Intelligent Flash Exposure - Automatically detects whether flash is required and adjusts the flash output, shutter speed, aperture and ISO speed to best suit the photo being taken.
Creative Modes - add a new dimension to photos without requiring additional post-production. Includes miniature effect (for movies and stills), Fish-eye Effect, Super Vivid and Poster Effect.
Face Detection – focuses and sets correct exposure on faces rather than other objects that may appear in the frame. Also includes face detection self timer for when you want to be in the shot too. Motion Detection - Analyses subject movement and adjusts image capture settings to minimize blur and freeze the action.
Red Eye Correction - this camera lets you fix red eyes in the camera, which is great if you're printing straight from the memory card or to a pictbridge compatible printer.
Blink Detection – Warns when someone has blinked in the photo so you can quickly take another shot
1cm Macro – take stunning close-ups as near as 1cm away from your subject.
PowerShot SX150 IS Technical Specifications
Effective Number of Pixels
Approx. 14.1 MP CCD
Size / Filter Array
1/2.3 inch / Primary colour filter
Focal Length (optical)
5.0 (W) – 60 (T) mm
35mm film equivalent
28 (W) – 336 (T) mm
f/3.4 - 8.0 (W) / f/5.6 - 8.0 (T)
15 - 1/2500 sec.
Optical approx 12x; Digital approx 4x
Optical (Lens Shift Type)
TTL Autofocus / Manual Focus
Face Detect1,2, Tracking AF, Center3,
Auto Focus, Auto Exposure, White Balance, Flash Exposure, Auto Red-Eye correction
3.0 type (7.5 mm) TFT LCD monitor with wide viewing angle (approx 230,000 dots), Aspect Ratio 4:3, Brightness adjustments (5 levels)
Auto, on, off, Slow Synchro
Normal: 50cm – 3.0m (W) 1.0m - 2.0m (T)
Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Selectable Shooting Modes
Intelligent Auto (with Scene Detection), P (Program), Tv (Shutter Priority), Av (Aperture Priority), M (Manual), Easy, Discreet, Special Scene: Portrait, Landscape, Kids and Pets, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer), Low light, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Creative Filter: Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Colour Accent, Colour Swap, Movie: Standard, iFrame
Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red
Image Recording Format
JPEG Compression (EXIF 2.3 Compliant)
Colour Space and JPEG Compression
sRGB; Fine, Normal
MOV (image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM Stereo)
Recording Pixels on a 4GB Card
Still Images and Capacity on a 4GB card at Fine Image Setting
Large: 4320 x 3240 (1058), Medium 1: 3072 x 2304 (1978), Medium 2: 1600 x 1200 (6352), Small: 640 x 480 (20116), Widescreen: 3744 x 2104 (1856)
Movie Frame Rate and Capacity on a 4GB card
HD 1280x720 30fps (20min 43sec), Large 640x480: 30fps (43min 43sec), iFrame 1280x720 30fps (13min 35sec)
Red-eye Correction, Easy Mode, Slideshow, My Category, Index, Resize, Magnified, Focus Check, Advancing and Reversing through magnified images, Jump, Auto Rotate, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Transition Effect, Smart Shuffle
Direct Printing, PictBridge, Print/Share
Supported Operating Systems
PC: Windows 7 (including SP1), Windows Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3; Mac: OS X v10.5 - v10.6
Size AA Alkaline battery (x2) or Size AA rechargeable NiMH battery (x2) NB-3AH
Dimensions (W x D x H)
113.3 x 73.2 x 45.8 mm (ex. protruding parts)
Approx. 258g (camera body only)
* specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice 1. AF frame can be moved and fixed to specified face 2. If no face is detected, center 1-point is used 3. AF frame size is selectable 4. Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detect AF 5. Fixed to center / Linked to AF frame 6. Camera automatically sets the optimal speed according to shooting mode and subject brightness 7. Camera automatically sets the optimal speed according to shooting mode, subject brightness and subject movement and camera shake. The ISO speed is relatively higher than Auto. 8. Even if the file size has not reached 4GB, the recording stops when the recording time reaches 1 hour. For lesser capacity memory cards, the recording stops when the card becomes full or reaches 1 hour. 9. Compatible printer required for direct printing.
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