Canon's PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera (Red) is a convenient way to capture the memories unfolding all around you. As is one of the hallmarks of the point-and-shoot genre, the SX150 is small and lightweight. Take it everywhere you go and be ready for any spur-of-the-moment photo ops!
Let's take a look at the specs first. The SX150 IS presents with a 14.1Mp resolution. That translates into detailed images that keep their quality even when blown up as large prints. The camera's 1/2.3" CCD sensor works together with Canon's DIGIC 4 Image Processor for the capture and efficient recording of those stills and of the camera's 720p HD video.
The high def video function is paired up with stereo recording. That makes for movies worthy of sharing with family and friends on the big screen, otherwise known as your HDTV. The SX150 IS's video features don't end there, however. The camera sports a dedicated movie button for starting and stopping recording, a wind filter for cutting down on wind noise while shooting and a 12x optical zoom for clear, high-quality close-ups. Additionally, the camera also supports Apple's iFrame format which is compatible with both Mac and Windows computers, eliminating the need for conversions.
Of course, you're going nowhere if your camera doesn't have a high-powered lens. The SX150 comes with a Genuine Canon 12x Zoom Lens. Aside from putting 12x optical zoom at your fingertips, this lens features a focal range of 28-336mm (35mm equivalent). That means even the tightest group shot or the sweeping vistas can all be captured with this one lens. And no digital camera is worth its salt these days without image stabilization. The SX150 IS has an optical image stabilizer with 6 specific modes for capturing the steadiest pictures possible.
On the back of the camera you'll find a 3.0" LCD for composing and reviewing shots, not to mention navigating through the menu. As a side note, the menu provides access to speakers of 27 languages, making this Canon accessible to peoples across the world. Other features worth mentioning here include the convenience of AA battery power and a built-in flash.
Now, when it comes to shooting modes point-and-shoot is fine, but sometimes you just want to express yourself more fully. With the SX150 IS you can. The camera provides a myriad of choices which can be found the Smart AUTO function. The ultimate mode of course is Manual, which lets you have complete control of exposure, aperture and shutter speed. Additional modes such as Foliage, Snow, Fisheye and Poster Effect, among others, give you fun and unique ways to show off your artistic inclinations.
|Audio Recording:||With Video|
|Battery:||2x AA Batteries|
|Beach:||Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces|
|Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor:||Canon DIGIC Image Processors have set the standard for functionality and performance since their groundbreaking introduction in 1999|
|Canon HD Video Advantage:||The PowerShot SX150 IS lets you record spectacularly detailed 720p HD video at 30 frames per second with clear stereo sound|
|Connectivity:||AV Output, USB 2.0|
|Dimensions (W x H x D):||4.5 x 2.9 x 1.8" / 11.43 x 7.37 x 4.57 cm|
|Easy Mode:||In Easy mode, shooting is simple and relaxed-the camera handles all the settings automatically|
|Effective Flash Range:||Wide: 1.6 - 9.8' (0.49 - 2.99 m) Telephoto: 3.3 - 6.6' (1.01 - 2.01 m)|
|Exposure Metering:||Center-weighted, Evaluative, Spot|
|Exposure Modes:||Modes: AE Lock Compensation: -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)|
|File Formats:||Still Images: JPEG Movies: MOV|
|Focus Range:||Wide: 0.4" (1.02 cm) - Infinity Telephoto: 3.3' (1.01 m) - Infinity Wide: 2.0" (5.08 cm) - Infinity Wide Macro: 0.4" (1.02 cm) - 1.6' (0.49 m)|
|Foliage:||Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms|
|ISO Sensitivity:||Auto, 80-1600|
|Kids & Pets:||Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won't miss those special shots|
|Landscape:||Increases depth-of-field for sharp and sweeping landscape shots|
|Lens:||EFL: 5.0-60mm (35mm equivalent: 28-336mm) Aperture: f/3.0 (W) - 8.0 (T)|
|Low Light:||For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly-lit situations|
|Memory Card Type:||SD SDHC SDXC|
|Operating/Storage Temperature:||Operating: 32 to 104deg. F (0 to 40deg. C) Humidity: 10 - 90%|
|Portrait:||The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject "pop"|
|Program:||Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically|
|Resolution:||Effective: 14.1 Megapixel, Actual Pixels: 14.5 Megapixel|
|Screen:||3.0" LCD Rear Screen (230000 pixels)|
|Self Timer:||10 Seconds, 2 Seconds|
|Shutter:||1 - 1/2500 Seconds 15 - 1/2500 Seconds|
|Smart Shutter:||The camera automatically takes the photo when people smile, wink, or get into frame|
|Snow:||Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint|
|Weight:||10.9 oz / 309 g|
|White Balance Modes:||Auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual, Tungsten|