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Canon Powershot SX150 IS £59.99 @ Argos
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Posted 10th Sep 2013

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Seems like a good price for a capable little camera!

Product description / spec

Get all of the benefits of an advanced camera with the portability of a compact. This Canon PowerShot SX150 14.1MP camera has a 12x optical zoom with a 28mm wide-angle lens - ensuring stunning and crisp snaps. Complete with 3in LCD screen to review your content, the impressive 14.1 megapixels make it perfect for detailed shots and poster-size prints.

Model number 5664B011AA

Product specification:

14.1 megapixels.
12x optical zoom.
4x digital zoom.
Wide angle lens.
3in LCD screen.
Continuous shooting up to 0.9 frames per second.
PictBridge compatible.
Features:

720p high definition video capture with sound.
Maximum ISO 1600.
Intelligent scene mode.
Self timer.
Built-in flash.
SD, SDHC, SDXC.
General information:

Size H7.32, W11.33cm.
Weight 257g.
Depth 4.58cm (when switched off).
Batteries required: 2 x AA (included).
Colour: black .
USB cable, carry strap and .
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great camera for the money. i have one
YouDontWantToKnow

great camera for the money. i have one


Seconded, good range of manual control as well.
0.9fps!? Obviously a slow old sensor, a refurbished f500exr would be a far better investment at £70.
zaphodbb

0.9fps!? Obviously a slow old sensor, a refurbished f500exr would be a … 0.9fps!? Obviously a slow old sensor, a refurbished f500exr would be a far better investment at £70.



Obviously, because the ONLY thing that affects FPS is the generation of the sensor!

High FPS is little more than a gimmick on cameras like this, it's not as if sports professionals use them, I bet about 2% of F500exr users shoot in continuous mode regularly.
fatdeeman

Obviously, because the ONLY thing that affects FPS is the generation of … Obviously, because the ONLY thing that affects FPS is the generation of the sensor!High FPS is little more than a gimmick on cameras like this, it's not as if sports professionals use them, I bet about 2% of F500exr users shoot in continuous mode regularly.



I am glad he mentioned it as thats exactly what I would be getting this for pictures of the kids in sports.
Bought one as my Panasonic Lumix of 5 years died. Seems to be just as good, if not better on the zoom and quality.
mcrobbj

I am glad he mentioned it as thats exactly what I would be getting this … I am glad he mentioned it as thats exactly what I would be getting this for pictures of the kids in sports.



I wouldn't expect any compact to keep up with with kids doing sports in burst mode, they don't focus fast enough and the tracking modes are completely useless. I can't imagine a child doing anything inside one second that would require 8 different photos either but there you go.

Not to mention that the f500 has an 8 image buffer so you can shoot at 8fps for exactly one second before the camera will freeze up to clear the buffer.
Edited by: "fatdeeman" 11th Sep 2013
I bought one of these last time round. It is a great little camera, takes good photos with a decent zoom too.

It's a bit bulkier than a compact, bought a carrier case off eBay for < £5. Batteries - use rechargeables but have spares; was given some Energiser Ultimate Lithium and they've lasted ages!
"...a capable little camera...

Capable, maybe; little, certainly not.

AA power is the real killer.
Looks a bit dated and plastic, pretty bulky as well. Good price but worth paying extra for smaller more modern camera.
Besford

"...a capable little camera...Capable, maybe; little, certainly not.AA … "...a capable little camera...Capable, maybe; little, certainly not.AA power is the real killer.



Why? Carrying spares not a good idea?
steviecross

Looks a bit dated and plastic, pretty bulky as well. Good price but worth … Looks a bit dated and plastic, pretty bulky as well. Good price but worth paying extra for smaller more modern camera.

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Oh right so SMALLER is better these days is it?
Refurbished f500exr in stock at Fuji though I'd probably still have the Canon.
Big fan of Canon cameras. Not a camera buff to get caught up in specs or lingo but the clarity of my Canon pics has generally impressed me compared to other makes. (Canon SX 120 user).
fatdeeman

#Oh right so SMALLER is better these days is it?

I think on the whole cameras are becoming smaller / neater.(Most people do not want to carry a brick in their pocket) If you are happy to walk about with a camera like this in your pocket fair enough. My point was that for a little extra it may be worth buying a more modern smaller camera
steviecross

I think on the whole cameras are becoming smaller / neater.(Most people … I think on the whole cameras are becoming smaller / neater.(Most people do not want to carry a brick in their pocket) If you are happy to walk about with a camera like this in your pocket fair enough. My point was that for a little extra it may be worth buying a more modern smaller camera



That would have to be a big pocket too!
Cold no stock anywhere!
sysky78

Cold no stock anywhere!



No stock doesn't mean it's cold, it means you weren't quick enough.
steviecross

I think on the whole cameras are becoming smaller / neater.(Most people … I think on the whole cameras are becoming smaller / neater.(Most people do not want to carry a brick in their pocket) If you are happy to walk about with a camera like this in your pocket fair enough. My point was that for a little extra it may be worth buying a more modern smaller camera



It's size has nothing to do with it's age, it was designed to be the size it is for a reason. Miniaturisation brings compromises, some people consider things like image quality, ergonomics and handling before being able to put something in their pocket. I have never purchased a camera on the basis of it being small enough to fit in my pocket. The brand new version launched last month is exactly the same size. It is small for what it is, an enthusiast compact with hand grip and DSLR influenced design cues.

It's like saying "If you're looking at this 2011 Mondeo, you might be better off getting a 2013 KA"

Edited by: "fatdeeman" 11th Sep 2013
sysky78

Cold no stock anywhere!



2 left in Barry, 1 left in Southampton West Quay, 1 in Stechford, 1 on the Isle Of Wight, 2 in Glasgow Silverburn, 3 in Hull St Stephens, 3 in Pontypool, 3 in Llanelli Parc Pemberton, 1 in Weston Super Mare, 2 in Camarthen, 2 in Bristol Willow Brook Centre, 2 in Emersons Green, 1 in Eastleigh, 1 in Salisbury Southampton Road, 2 in aldershot, 2 in Reading forbury, 1 in Abingdon, 1 in Slough The Observatory, 1 in Brighton Carden Avenue, 1 in Epsom, 1 in witney, 1 in Luton retail park, 1 in Hastings, 1 in Maidstone London Road, 2 in Strood, 3 in Daventry......

Right that's my tea break over.
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cs080822

What is the better buy, the SX150 or the refurb Samsung WB150 … What is the better buy, the SX150 or the refurb Samsung WB150 http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-wb150-14-2mp-18x-optical-zoom-digital-camera-refurbished-white-check-descripton-1646023



The Samsung seems to have better specs, the lens has more reach at the telephoto end etc but I'm not sure which would offer the best image quality. The Canon has a scroll wheel on the back so would probably be a bit nicer to use if you're going to venture out of the fully automatic modes. The canon probably has the better body if you're a keen photographer whereas the Samsung has been made with a little more emphasis on compactness.

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