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Canon 150 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 8x Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Four industry awards
Reasonably priced
Small and compact
221 Reviews + 4 Awards
pcforalla.idg.se Good Choice 01net.com 5 Star PhotographyBlog.com Recommended PC Mag Editor's Choice
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Reviews

Four Industry Awards

This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from website PC Mag who said it was brilliant and it received a "Recommended" award from review website PhotographyBlog.com, confirming their endorsement.

This camera received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com and it received a "Good Choice" award from Pcforalla.idg.se.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on twenty expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Techradar this camera has an average expert rating of 81 out of 100. This puts this Canon camera in the top 15% of all the comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.

Owner Reviews Are Good

People who bought this camera rated this camera 89 out of 100 on average. 137 reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Canon Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 34,085 user and expert reviews (including 1,378 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Lots of Settings

Fourty-nine owners who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Seven years ago expert review site Technogog.com gave the Canon 150 a score of 8 stars and said “The scanner is small and meant to be portable and easy to use, it’s called the imageFormula P-150”. Mrs G she wrote in her review of the Canon 150 on Amazon “The camera itself is easy to use and you can get some pretty good close up shots”. Nick gave it a score of 8 stars and he mentioned “Simple to use, great results”.

Seven owners thought the product was easy to use the menus. Mac World wrote six years ago “Lots of settings” however he only gave it a score of 18.8 out of 100. Tc said on Amazon “It has plenty of settings so that as the children grow” in their Canon 150 review. Rebekah said on Amazon “Great little camera, having fun with all the settings” and gave it a rating of 6 stars.

One customer considered that this digital camera was easy to assemble. Bottleneck mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Came as shown, well packed and easy to assemble and charge”. One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to setup.

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Gorgeous Looking

Fourteen people wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Six years ago Mac World said “Gorgeous looking” in his review of this digital camera however despite that he only scored the Canon 150 1 stars. Mac World also wrote “Good looking scans” in his review. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Stylish 16 megapix”.

Five people considered that it was neat. Expert review site Electronista.com said in their review of this digital camera “If you want to neatly manage years of papers that have filled up endless file folders”. Miko Roberts mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Neat, light little camera”. Valerius rated it 7 stars and wrote on Amazon “Good, neat camera, easy to use” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-nine owners who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was good quality. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “The Canon IXUS 150 is a 16 megapixel camera with a metal body and an 8x optical zoom lens”. Three years ago Mrs P wrote on Amazon “The pictures that I have taken are of good quality” in her review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 7 stars. Mark Ready mentioned in his review of this digital camera in the same month “Pleased with quality of pictures especially those in low light without the flash” and scored the product 5 stars.

Robust

Four people wrote in their reviews that the product was well made. Nick said on Amazon “Feels solid and well built”. Richard Bodger mentioned “Nice camera, well made and easy to use” and gave the product a score of 8 stars. Alikat gave it a rating of 8 stars and mentioned three years ago “Overall the kit is very nice - the leather case seems well made and it was nice to already have the SD card included”.

One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera was reliable. Rmt mentioned “They are reliable cameras which produce great images” and scored the product 7 stars.

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Weight & Dimensions

Small and Compact

Twenty-eight owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was compact. Mac World wrote “Small and compact” in his review of this digital camera but despite that he only scored the product 18.8 out of 100. Ephotozine.com wrote “The Canon IXUS 150 is one of the cheaper compact cameras from Canon”. Macworld.com wrote on expert review site Mac World “Don’t let its cute nickname fool you; this compact document scanner has some impressive specs” in their review of this digital camera.

Four people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was lightweight. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera seven years ago “This lightweight portable scanner makes sense for business users on the road.”. Val gave the product a rating of 7 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Lightweight and small enough to fit my handbag”. Val also wrote “Small compact and lightweight” in his review.

Three people who purchased it agreed that it was easy to carry around. The;ma Collins said in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “I find it easy to carry, easy to use” and scored it 8 stars. Three years ago Valerie Anne Kelly mentioned in her review of the Canon 150 on Amazon “It's so light and easy to use”. M. Levick scored the product 8 stars and said on Amazon “Takes great photos, has a few tricks up its sleeve and is easy to carry around”.

Two customers reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Two years ago Mrs E S Sherriff wrote in her Canon 150 review “Easy to understand and very compact after her bulky last camera as she cannot carry heavy handbags around now so fits beautifully into her pocket”. Katharine Kirby gave it a rating of 8 stars and she said “The chunky charger and lead plugs into the mains” in her review of this digital camera.

Two customers who bought it mentioned that it was a good size. Dr. Michael Gunn said “The screen is a good size and the camera case is strong.”. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “It is an ideal size for slipping in a handbag” and scored the product 7 stars.

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Average Weight

The Canon 150 has a pretty standard weight (130 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Good Video Capture

Five owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good for video recording. P Richardson wrote on Amazon “Easy to use and the pictures and videos are clear and crisp” in their review of this digital camera. Oldtimer mentioned on Amazon “The HD video is outstanding for such a small camera” and gave the product a rating of 8 stars. Richard Bodger said on Amazon “Excellent photos with good video and audio quality overall a good camera for the money” in his Canon 150 review.

Good Exposure Control

One customer mentioned that it had good exposure controls. Mr Baz wrote “Controls wise fairly simple, you do have exposure compensation and a choice of metering modes” and scored it 6 stars.

Good Flash

One person who bought it thought it had a good flash.

Good Quality Lens

Eleven customers who bought the Canon 150 agreed that it had a good zoom. Mr Baz wrote three years ago “The IXUS 150 has a quite nice zoom range (8x) wrapped up in small compact body” . Mr Baz also wrote “You also get a ZoomPlus 16x mode to enhance the zoom range (it's ok” in his review. Shelagh Dickson wrote “Viewing the photo is so simple as is the zoom facility” in their Canon 150 review.

Three people concluded that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Dr. Michael Gunn wrote in his review of this digital camera “The camera is easy to use and the automatic focusing is very good”. Al. gave it a score of 8 stars and said three years ago “Quick focus and a pretty good flash as well”.

Two customers said that it had a good lens. Remluf wrote “Ther lens stopped opening properly after only a few months then the screen packed up” in their Canon 150 review. One owner thought it had a good image stabiliser.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three owners who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good screen. Mike Uk said on Amazon “Screen clear and readable”. Jeff mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Good all rounder - only downside is display is hard to see in sunlight”.

One owner thought it had a good viewfinder. Bluey wrote on Amazon “Reason for 4 stars is that Canon have dropped the feature of an optical viewfinder which was very useful in bright sun conditions”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Seventy-two people who bought the Canon 150 concluded that it was able to produce good images. Mrs P mentioned on Amazon “Not as good as my little kodak.I used to love snapping pics.”. Oldtimer wrote on Amazon “The design and quality of materials used is typical Canon and the quality of pictures is so good, obviously not up to DLSR standard” in their review of this digital camera. Natalie P. said in her review of this digital camera “Excellent present for keen first time photographers” and rated the product 5 stars.

Three owners wrote that it had a good picture resolution. Mr Baz scored it 7 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “No panoramic mode and no software CD supplied in the box - Slow continuous shooting at under 1fps Whilst it's a simple point”.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera had email functionality. Karen Howes rated the Canon 150 5 stars and she wrote on Amazon “Good that you can adjust pixels suitable for emailing or print”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Two people agreed that the Canon 150 had good features. Val Green said on Amazon three years ago “My previous Canon IXUS cameras came with a booklet, so much easier especially as there are some additional features on this new updated model” in his review of this digital camera. In the same month Bluey mentioned “Solid build and resonable features for the price”.


Audio

Fast and Quiet

Two people reckoned that it was quiet. Mac World said six years ago “Fast and quiet” in his Canon 150 review.

Features Voice Recording

The Canon 150 features voice recording. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon 150 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Five owners agreed that it had a good battery life. Oldtimer wrote on Amazon “The Li On battery technology is amazing” and gave the product a score of 6 stars. Tc wrote in their Canon 150 review in April last year “The camera case is fine, as is the battery charger - although I feel it a shame that rechargeable AA batteries can no longer be used”. Geoff Smith wrote in their review of the Canon 150 “Battery very good”.

One person who bought the product considered that it was quick to charge. Three years ago Alikat scored it 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “He would have preferred being able to charge it directly from USB as well.”.

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Support

Good Support

Three owners who reviewed it wrote that it had good technical guidance. Techradar.com said on Techradar “There are enough functions to keep most people happy, while the on-screen help system” in their review of the Canon 150. Mrs M Strutt mentioned in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “It would have helped if the camera had come with a proper camera users guide book” and gave it a score of 6 stars. Mike Uk wrote on Amazon “Easy to follow instructions and intuitive commands on the screen”.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon 150 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony NEX-F3D.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon 150 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at including the Sony NEX-F3D which has better reviews.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Canon 150 has a self-timer, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

At only 0.01 meters, the Canon 150 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 0.5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.066m.

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Camera

Supports Direct Printing

The Canon 150 supports direct printing, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Supports Live View

The Canon 150 supports live view. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera also support live view.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Canon 150 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Histogram

The Canon 150 features histogram. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Canon 150 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon 150 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Lens System

Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

At 6.9, the Canon 150 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera. The maximum aperture numbers of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera range from 2.5 to 38.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. At 28 millimeters, the Canon 150 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon 150 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony NEX-F3D is also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the Canon 150 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If this Canon digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Olympus Stylus SH-2 ($341.98) (24x).

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Canon 150 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Canon 150 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon 150 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The worst video resolution of all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon 150 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera which support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Canon 150 does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not feature bluetooth.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera range from 2" to 4.8". At only 2.7 inches, the Canon 150 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

If you want a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Olympus Stylus SH-2 ($341.98) (3").

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium megapixel camera has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

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