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PowerShot SX150 IS

PowerShot SX150 IS

PowerShot SX150 IS

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Marketed September 2011

The new Canon PowerShot SX150 IS features a 28 mm* 12x optical zoom lens covering a wide zoom range, from wide angle to telephoto. Newly incorporating Intelligent IS, the camera automatically applies optimal image stabilization settings based on shooting conditions.

The SX150 IS comes equipped with a variety of imaging modes that cater to a user’s experience level, including Easy Mode, which makes taking beautiful pictures a snap for even first-time users. Additionally, Discrete Mode, which disables the flash and all camera sounds, allows shooting without unnecessary noise or distraction. The Smart Auto function, combined with Intelligent IS, automatically detects and applies the optimal camera settings based on up to 78 different shooting scenes.

*35 mm film equivalent

Image Sensor Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 14.1 million pixels
Lens Focal Length 5.0 (W) – 60.0 (T) mm
(35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) – 336 (T) mm)
Zoom Magnification 12x
Focusing Range 1 cm (0.4 in.) – infinity (W), 1 m (3.3 ft.) – infinity (T)
• Macro: 1 – 50 cm (W) (0.4 in. – 1.6 ft. (W))
Image Stabilizer (IS) System Lens-shift type
Imaging Processor DIGIC 4
LCD Monitor Type TFT color (wide viewing angle type)
Size 3.0 type
Effective Pixels Approx. 230,000 dots
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Features Brightness adjustment (5 levels)
Focus Control System Autofocus: Single (Continuous in Auto and Easy modes), Servo AF/Servo AE
Manual Focus
AF Frame Face Detect, Tracking AF, Center
Metering System Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure Compensation(Still Images) /
Exposure Shift (Movies)
±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
ISO Speed (Standard Output Sensitivity, Recommended Exposure Index) Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600
White Balance Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Shutter Speed 1 – 1/2500 sec.
15 – 1/2500 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Aperture Type Iris
f/number f/3.4 – f/8.0 (W), f/5.6 – f/8.0 (T)
Flash Modes Auto, on, Slow Synchro, off
Range 50 cm – 3.0 m (W), 1.0 – 2.0 m (T)
(1.6 – 9.8 ft. (W), 3.3 – 6.6 ft. (T))
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 movies
*2 Portrait, Landscape, Kids&Pets, Smart Shutter*5, 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

Digital Zoom Still images/Movies: Approx. 4x (up to approx. 48x in combination with the optical zoom)
Safety Zoom, Digital tele-converter
Continuous Shooting Mode Selection Continuous shooting, continuous shooting AF, continuous shooting LV
Speed Approx. 0.9 shots/sec. (In P mode)
Approx. 3.2 shots/sec. (In Low Light mode)
Number of Shots
(CIPA compliant)
Alkaline: Approx. 110 images
NiMH: Approx. 320 images
Recording Media SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
File Format Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Data Type Still Images Exif 2.3 (JPEG)
Movies MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM (stereo))
Recording Pixels Still Images Large: 4320 x 3240, Medium 1: 3072 x 2304, Medium 2: 1600 x 1200, Small: 640 x 480, Widescreen: 3744 x 2104
Movies Miniature Effect: 1280 x 720*1 / 640 x 480*1
iFrame Movie: 1280 x 720 (30 fps*2)
Other than the above: 1280 x 720 (30 fps*2) / 640 x 480 (30 fps*2)

*1 Shooting: 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps Playback: 30 fps*2
*2 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.

Interface Hi-Speed USB
Analog audio output (stereo)
Analog video output (NTSC/PAL)
Direct Print Standard PictBridge
Power Source AA alkaline batteries (AA NiMH batteries NB-3AH) x 2
Compact Power Adapter CA-PS800 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK800)
• However, the separately sold DC coupler, DR-DC10 is necessary.
Dimensions (CIPA compliant) 113.3 x 73.2 x 45.8 mm (4.46 x 2.88 x 1.80 in.)
Weight (CIPA compliant) Approx. 306 g (10.8 oz.) (Including the battery and memory card)
Approx. 258 g (9.10 oz.) (camera body only)