LCD and Viewfinder
Canon SX150 IS has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
SX150 IS doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (Compare) or Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Canon SX150 IS can shoot continuously at max speed of 1 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2500 sec.
Unfortunately SX150 IS doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Canon SX150 IS features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 1 points to choose from.
Canon SX150 IS also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon SX150 IS, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps and save in and H.264 formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
SX150 IS has a built-in Stereo microphone and a None speaker.
Canon SX150 IS doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or Samsung SH100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon SX150 IS has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Battery Canon SX150 IS is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 130 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, Canon SX150 IS has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend SX150 IS owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras
Fujifilm HS35EXR with its 600shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Canon SX150 IS vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Canon SX150 IS Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Canon SX150 IS is $208.99