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PowerShot SX150 IS
Item Code: 5664B001
Estimated Retail Price: $249.99


Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 12x Optical Zoom & 4x Digital Zoom & 48x Combined Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer

Back to TopImage Capture Device

14.1 Megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD

Total Pixels
Approx. 14.5 Megapixels

Effective Pixels
Approx. 14.1 Megapixels

Back to TopLens

Focal Length
5.0 (W) - 60.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) - 336 (T) mm)

Digital Zoom

Focusing Range
Auto: 0.4 in. (1 cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1 cm) - infinity (T)

Normal: 2.0 in. (5 cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1 m) - infinity (T)

Macro: 0.4 in. 1.6 ft. (1-50 cm) (W)

Autofocus System
Single (Continuous in Auto and Easy modes), Servo AF, Servo AE, Manual Focus

Back to TopViewfinders

Optical Viewfinder

LCD Monitor
3.0-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle

LCD Pixels
Approx. 230,000 dots

LCD Coverage
Approx. 100%

Back to TopAperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture
f/3.4 (W) - f/5.6 (T)

Shutter Speed
1-1/2500 sec.

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

Back to TopExposure Control

Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600

Light Metering Method
Evaluative, Center-weighted Average, Spot

Exposure Control Method
AE Lock

Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

  • Not available when shooting movies
  • Back to TopWhite Balance

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

    Back to TopFlash

    Built-in Flash

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

    Recycling Time
    12 seconds or less (battery voltage: 3.0 V)

  • Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance
  • Flash Exposure Compensation
    +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

    Back to TopShooting Specifications

    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

    Photo Effects
    My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color*

    *Adjustment of contrast, sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available

    Self Timer
    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.

    Wireless Control

    Continuous Shooting

    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)

  • Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically
  • Differs depending on the zoom position
  • Back to TopImage Storage

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

    File Format
    Design rule for Camera File System, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant

    Image Recording Format
    Normal, Fine

    JPEG Compression Mode
    Still Image: 2.3 (JPEG)

    Movies: MOV (image data: H.264, Audio data: Linear PCM (Stereo))

    Number of Recording Pixels

    4320 x 3240

    Medium 1:

    3072 x 2304

    Medium 2:
    1600 x 1200

    640 x 480

    3744 x 2104

    Back to TopNumber of Recordable Images

    Image data

      Large (L) Medium 1 (M1) Medium 2 (M2)
    F N F N F N
    File Size (KB) 3,597 1,719 1,897 902 588 278
    4GB 1,058 2,194 1,978 4,022 6,352 12,069
    16GB 4,334 8,985 8,101 16,473 26,010 49,420

      Small (S) Widescreen (W) Medium (M)*
    F N F N    
    File Size (KB) 150 84 2,024 986 558 278
    4GB 20,116 30,174 1,856 3,771 6,352 12,069
    16GB 82,367 123,550 7,602 15,443 26,010 49,420

    *When shooting in Low Light
  • The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.

  • Back to TopTime of Recordable Movies

    Movie data

      Standard & Other iFrame Movie
    1280 x 720 (HD) 640 x 480 (VGA) 1280 x 720 (HD)
    30 fps 30 fps 30 fps
    Video size (KB/sec.) 3,054 1,416 4,701
    4GB 20 min.
    43 sec.
    43 min.
    43 sec.
    13 min.
    35 sec.
    16GB 1 hr. 24 min.
    54 sec.
    2 hr. 59 min.
    03 sec.
    55 min.
    38 sec.

      Miniature Effect

    1280 x 720 (HD)

    640 x 480
    5x 10x 20x 5x 10x 20x
    6 fps 3 fps 1.5 fps 6 fps 3 fps 1.5 fps
    Video size
    573 287 143 246 123 61
    4GB 1 hr. 45 min. 52 sec. 3 hr. 21 min. 09 sec. 5 hr. 35 min.
    16 sec.
    3 hr. 43 min.
    30 sec.
    6 hr. 42 min.
    20 sec.
    11 hr. 10 min.
    33 sec.
    16GB 7 hr. 13 min.
    30 sec.
    13 hr. 43 min.
    40 sec.
    22 hr. 52 min.
    47 sec.
    15 hr. 15 min.
    11 sec.
    27 hr. 27 min.
    20 sec.
    45 hr. 45 min.
    35 sec.

  • The approximate recording time on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.

  • Back to TopPlayback Specifications

    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,

    Back to TopErasing Specifications

    Erase Modes
    Select Image, single image, select all images

    Back to TopInterfaces

    Video Out

    Audio Out

    Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable

    Power Source
    1) 2 AA Alkaline batteries

    2) 2 AA NiMH batteries NB-3AH

    3) Compact Power Adapter CA-PS-800 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK800)

  • However, the separately sold DC coupler, DR-DC10 is necessary
  • 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

    Back to TopPhysical Specifications

    Operating Temperature

    (32-95° F (0–35°C when NB-3AH is used)

    Operating Humidity

    Dimensions (W x H x D)
    4.46 x 2.88 x 1.80 in (113.3 x 73.2 x 45.8 mm)

    Including Batteries & Memory Card: Approx. 10.8 oz. or 306 g

    Camera Body Only: Approx. 9.10 oz. or 258 g

    Note: 27 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, and Hindi).

    All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

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