Specifications for PowerShot SX150 IS.

Article ID: ART112411 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Specifications for PowerShot SX150 IS.


PowerShot SX150 IS Specifications

All data is based on Canon's standard testing methods. Subject to change without notice.

PowerShot SX150 IS
Camera effective pixels Approx. 14.5 million
Image Sensor 14.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Lens 5.0 (W) - 60.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) - 336 (T) mm)
Digital Zoom Maximum approx. 4.0X (Maximum approx. 48x with optical zoom)
Optical Viewfinder None
LCD Monitor 3.0-inch type, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD, approx. 230,000 pixels (Picture coverage 100%)
AF System

TTL autofocus

Face Detect AF: On (Face Detect*1) / Off (1- point*2)

*1 When the face cannot be detected, the following is used as the AF frame according to the selected mode. Single AF mode: 9-point, Continuous AF mode: 1-point (fixed to center)

*2 Fixed to center

AF Mode Single / Continuous
Focusing Range

Auto: 0.4 in. (1cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) - infinity (T)
Normal: 2.0 in. (5 cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) - infinity (T)
Macro: 0.4 in. - 1.6 ft. (1- 50cm) (W)
Manual Focus: 0.4 in. (1cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft (1m) - infinity (T)

Shutter Mechanical + electronic
Shutter Speeds 1 - 1/2500 sec

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

Image Stabilization Lens shift type Continuous/Shoot Only*/Panning*/Off * Still images only
Light Metering Method

Evaluative *1, Center-weighted average or Spot *2

*1 When Face Detect is set to [On], the brightness of the face is also evaluated

*2 Fixed to center

Exposure Compensation +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
ISO Sensitivity*1 AUTO*1/ High ISO Auto*2, selectable ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalents.

*1 Camera automatically sets the optimal speed.

*2 Standard Output Sensitivity, Recommended Exposure Index.

*3 Camera automatically sets the optimal speed according to subject brightness. However, the ISO speed is set relatively higher than Auto (maximum ISO speed is ISO 800).

White Balance Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H or Custom

Auto, Auto w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro

Flash Range

Normal: 50 cm - 3.0 m (W), 1.0 m - 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

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

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


Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom*1, Face Self-Timer*2
*1 Shooting start time (0-15 sec. (in 1-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
*2 When the number of detected faces increases, the shutter is released after 2 sec. delay. However, if no face is detected for 30 seconds or more, the shooting operation starts automatically.

Recording Media SD/SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card, Eye-Fi
File Format Design rule for camera file system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Image Recording Format

Still Images - Exif 2.3 (JPEG), Movies - MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM (stereo))

Compression Fine, Normal
Number of 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

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.

Playback Modes 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.

Direct Print Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible, and PictBridge compliant
Display languages 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).
Interface Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 High-Speed (mini-B) Audio/Video Output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
Communication Settings MTP,PTP
Power Source

1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
2. Rechargeable AA-size NiMH Battery NB-3AH (x2)
3. AC Adapter Kit ACK-800 (optional) Still Image: approx. 110 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 320 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)* Approx. 7 hrs. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 9 hrs. (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)
*LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

Operating Temperatures 0o - 40o C (32o - 104o F)
Operating Humidity 10 - 90 %
Dimensions (w x h x d) 4.46 x 2.88 x 1.80 in. (113.3 x 73.2 x 45.8mm) - CIPA compliant

(camera body only)

Approx. 10.8 oz/306g (including the battery and memory card)
Approx. 9.10 oz./258g (camera body only)



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