Great camera with AA battery option
by Muthu Manickam%20V on 2012-05-27
About Flipkart: This is my 4th purchase in Flipkart and all the delivery is great and Packing's are awesome..
About the camera:
The first to mention is the Manual control is the best feature in this camera at 10k.
In the Box: Camera, canon pouch, a set of camelion Battery(2100 mAh) and a charger, strap, manual,CD, usb cable and Memory card(4gb).
1. More shooting Modes compared to other 10k Cams
2. 12X optical Zoom and 4X digital Zoom, so u can get 48X closer to the subject (12X Optical Zoom is a gift at this Price range)
3. The optical shift Image stabilization is great so u can focus a subject even 1 cm closer.
4. Size of control button's r really comfortable to use and that one touch Video button is +.
5. 3" LCD is great for viewing photos and videos and u got stereo speakers too.
6. Choice of AA batteries. U can get anywhere in the market but u need a good rechargeable one.
1. Size, it is not the slim variety so u cant put that into your Pant pockets. u always have to Hold it in our palm (Btw The design of the camera is good to hold, so no worries)
2.U have to manually raise the Flash, but u will get used to it sooner.
3. A bit slower Performance and slower Flash recharge cycle, but with good rechargeable battery u can minimize this issue.
4. Video Recording Consumes more memory But you will be amazed of its HD quality. U can get a 16 Gb Mem card later to solve this issue. If u use only for photos u can snap more than 2000 photos in 4gb card (based upon the photo quality u choose).
My experience with this cam for 2 Months:
-I use Eneloop 2000mAh with charger which i bought from Flipkart, I took more than 227 photos with 1 set in a single charge in 3 hour time span all with Flash ON and 4 videos of 5 min each, still the battery is not dead but started showing low battery indication.
-I use manual settings for capturing moving objects (I can even freeze a rotating fan with shutter speed of 1/200 sec but this cam has got upto 1/2000 ! just imagine) and this manual settings will be useful during night photography and u will come to know on what situations u will be using when u learn some basic photographic technique(I use a lot now).
-I already mentioned it has got lot of shooting modes, but you will come to know those only if you have the cam for at least a week. it has got that much to offer. But remember u must be using that too.
3.About Video And Zoom:
-No other camera has this option of Zooming upto 12x while capturing HD video at this price point. The video quality at 30fps is really good. U can also take normal videos(non HD).
-Optical Zoom is of excellent but digital zoom is not that great but u will be satisfied with the final result of the image.
-Digital zoom is not available in the video mode, this is to maintain the quality of the video(12X OZ is more than enough).
4.Image quality: (Very sharp quality, Tat's Excellent)
-Good bright Images with good quality at outdoors where the camera maintains ISO of 80-200 in auto mode.
-In indoor or lowlight conditions or in the night i strictly use flash to improve the image quality because this camera at higher ISO during night introduce some Noise in the images.
-Here regarding the image quality i am comparing this camera with DSLR cams. The quality is not upto DSLR mark, but i was surprised it has got features like one..
Overall the quality of the images are good and crisp..
If your budget is 10K then this is the best buy and it is the best choice to start with if it is your first camera..
A Perfect Value for Money
by Arka De on 2012-11-21
Canon Powershot SX 150 is same as SX 130 in terms of its lens quality and Optical zoom but surprisingly it is available at a much lower cost. It also have become 14Megapixel and some creative photoshooting can be done which were not there in SX130.
A camera below 10thousand with this much lens clarity and high zoom is simply unbelievable. I have compared this with many models and let me share my experience.
Comparison with Sony:- Sony uses Bravia engine in its LCD display and after taking pictures they look marvelous in the LCD of the camera but while transferring them to your desktop or laptop (excluding Sony Vaio) they will lack in contrast. The cameras which use Sony Lens are worse in all respect to this particular model but if You can find any camera with Carl Zeiss Lens then The lens clarity and photo quality of Sony will be better but in this budget no Carl Zeiss will give you this much Optical Zoom. The quality of Canon lens is great if you are not a professional so If you require a good all purpose camera this one will overpower sony.
Comparison with Olympus:- Olympus is the toughest competitor with Canon in this budget. The lens clarity of Olympus is a bit better than this model (I am talking about Olympus SP series). They also offer more zoom but the problem regarding olympus is that they are a bit bulky so there is a probability of shaking the hands. While shooting a low light photo Canon is better because cameras with low aperture like this one has to be light weight because you have to keep your hand steady for nearly 1 second while shooting this picture. moreover the dial is absent in Olypmus so the cameras lack in manual mode so you have to rely on their Auto mode.
Comparison with Nikon:- NEVER GO FOR NIKON COMPACT POINT AND SHOOT BELOW 20K BUDGET. Nikon is good only in their P series, DSLR series but nikon's All weather, Lifestyle, Style all variants point and shoot are simply horrible. They will give you maney features but they show drastically poor performance in terms of their zoom clarity. The pictures are not up-to the mark. Pictures take longer time to be focused. While recording movie, the focusing time even lengthens. It also lacks in Manual mode.
Comparison with Fujifilm:- If you love Fuji Brand and want to buy a camera below 10k go for Fujifilm Finepix A series. The S series is not good at all. Shooting Macro photo and low light photo in Fuji S series is a nightmare. The A series is very cheap and lens clarity is OK but they dont have any zoom and Fuji's high zoom cameras are very very very slow and the Menu control is horrible so you can not take good photos at ease. You have to spend some time before actual start up.
Comparison with Samsung:- Samsung is a good company for electronics but sorry to say not for Digital Cameras. They are equipped with lot many features but in terms of Camera quality and specs, they are simply far behind
Comparison with Panasonic:- The Lumix series is superb to say the least. They even offer the manual mode but Panasonic cameras are very lightweight. The problem regarding too much light weight is when you do optical zooming the cg of your camera becoms in such a point that keeping your hand steady becomes a challenge. But in low zoom they are better than Olympus even. But in zoom, they are nightmare
Finally I would like to say that This particular model is equipped with lot many features which we mainly consider as software jobs. Its lens clarity is not maximum but if You are not a professional it will suit you (your pocket also). Its optical zoom is really stable and It also have a Manual control mode so Go for it. Its price has recently fallen and pick it while it's hot.
Thank you for your patience
by Divya Pinto on 2012-01-24
Just gotta thank Flipkart for their awesomemized service! Got this piece of work in under 4 days from date of order... And in excellent condition and packaging. Very pleased with their service and keep up the good work!!
As for the camera, it's identical in looks to the SX 130 PowerShot, but with a few more features, like the Discreet Mode... which is like 'stealth mode,' if you will... The cam goes absolutely silent, as in mute, and even if the flash is raised, it does not go off when you shoot, so the subject barely notices he/she/it is being photographed... A very convenient feature when shooting birds/wild animals at close range...
As with the SX 130, the smart shutter mode is super exciting! But a bit sensitive... Detecting any exposure of teeth as a smile... But at least that way you never miss any good shots...
Well, Canon is known for it's picture-perfect clarity and this model lives up to that fact one hundred percent!! With 14MP, that's 2MP more than the SX130, the resolution is brilliant! Even after a complete 48x zoom in, it picks up detail that even the naked eye doesn't! Without exaggeration..
No need for Photo-shop then, wink wink...
The order came with a 4GB memory card, a battery charger and 1 pair of rechargeable batteries, needless to say - all very good quality.
My favorites: Smart shutter, tungsten and fluorescent, fluorescent h, colour swap, fish-eye.
Definitely a very decent buy with the price lower than the SX130, and much lower than the market price.
Thank You Flipkart! You've done it again!
This must be one of the best in it's category and price range
by Bhupendra Kumar Singh on 2012-01-14
1. Though I have not purchased it yet but hoping to get it soon.
2. In comparison to Canon SX130 IS (12 MP, 12X & Price - 10,449) and Sony Cybershot DSC-H70 (16.1 MP, 10 X & Price - 9,800), this model seems to be a better bet by anybody as I have carried out a detailed comparative study.
3. It's my pleasure to write it's first review as I loved it's features and at such a reduced price it's a great buy and is highly recommended from my side.
4. The problem which I find with Sony Cybershot cameras is their uncommon battery and memory card types whereas with this camera AA size batteries and SD Cards (Micro SD too can be used as SD with an SD adappter) are universal and very handy and convenient on long tours and trips.
5. The brand canon is well known in cameras and their supremacy over other products has already been proven by many users.
I am loving it.......Canon SX-150IS
by Aniruddha Majumder on 2012-02-17
Perfect blend of digital modes and manual modes.....before ordering this one I did a lot market survey......I found this one in this 10k budget......but truly it was actually best on 15k zone.....the funny modes are good when you wants to be naughty.... if you want to take some serious shot, want to be a professional photographer try the manual modes (3-off). It is also good for learning different camera term like aperture, shutter speed, focusing, ISO ...etc..You can manually change all of this and click the photo you want...
If you planned to by a camera in 15k budget then I recommended you as best one with no competitor...only disadvantage I found that is unavailability of panorama mode.....
Just go for it.........
Big surprises always comes in small packets
by Shashank Goswami on 2012-10-03
As I have said this Powershot was like a Surprise in this Range. I was so much confused before opting on to this one. Researched so many websites, blogs, forums checked all sort of details, Pros and Cons etc etc etc that everyone will do before spending money. But fortunately when I saw this Camera, I fell in LOVE with it. I am a beginner or you can say a learner to the photography world and I must commit this CAM is superbly made for people like me who want to learn some tricks. You can find all sort of Specs here on Flipkart and Canon website so I am not repeating them again. I didn't found the Flash charging or AA Battery as a con, because once you start exploring it, you will not use the Flash much, the other features are so amazing that can click pictures in a Low light with no Flash required. You can anyway go for a 2700 MAH Rechargable Battery as a back up + I am still clicking and I am not out of it.
Overall I would highly recommend this Camera and Definitely recommend it to buy from FLIPKART only :) Amazing service with impressive packaging.
Thanks FK, more products are in my Wishlist :)
by Raviteja Palanki on 2012-03-30
I am 21, and surely late to buy my first camera but yet I have sensibility to choose one.From little bit of research, and after my gathering of facts both about photography, and tech specs combined with my own experience of using this camera from a friend, i can proudly boast to say, this is a GOLD-MINE. At 9695/-, its function operation, build quality, and image stabilization, all were above my satisfaction levels.CANON hardly ever disappoints, and i highly recommend anyone looking at good tweaking manual features for trick photography, and beautiful shots for entry level photography under 10k, buy this with blind faith. I'm still trying to make make best use of its features, hopefully there is more than that meets the eye :).
BEST CAMERA IN THIS RANGE
by RANAT GHOSH on 2012-10-27
I bought this camera around 2 months ago from the canon store. It is the best camera in this range. The best feature is that we can manually change the settings to some extent. And the picture quality is no doubt awesome.
Zooming is great. And it performs unexpectedly well in low light conditions with the flash on.
The video recording is exquisite (in proper light conditions of course). I recorded the birthday video of my friend and i was overwhelmed by the quality. At such a relatively nominal price i am getting such good results.
Its perfect to catch memories of my life. If you are not a professional photographer then this is the best camera for you.
It came with a battery which wasn't that good. I have bought new ones now and it works great. It also comes with a 4 GB class 4 memory card. It is slow and the flash takes time to charge up. I would prefer a class 10 memory card instead.
And also the flash has to be pushed up manually. At first it would be irritating but within a few days it will become a habit. But thats no reason to not buy this product. Its a great camera.
1. Great picture quality
2. Great video recording
3. Option for manual settings
4. Zooming is cool
1. Manual flash
I would recommend anyone to buy this product. Canon cameras are indeed the best in the market. Canon rocks!
A good option if you are looking for a point and shoot with good zoom
by Prasanth Prabhu on 2012-06-08
I was looking to buy a point and shoot that also had a decent zoom lens and did a lot of research before finalizing on this one and am glad to say that I was not disappointed by my choice.
1. Excellent picture clarity even at high zoom.
2. Good to hold - had a good grip and will not slip from your hands.
3. The zoom of course.
4. Easy/simple menu
5. Works on AA batteries - easily available everywhere
1. A bit bulky compared to other point and shoots - will not fit into a pant pocket or a shirt pocket.
2. Very power hungry - A new pair of batteries last at the max 80 snaps before we have to change them - especially if you are using zoom often.
+tives and -tives of Canon SX1150 IS and flipkart
by Yogesh Khemani on 2012-05-10
+tives of camera and flipkart
* Within 48 hours it was delevered and great packaging
* Don't hesitate flipkart always delever 100% gunine product
* Camera is certainly a great buy in 10k range with almost semi dslr features.
* Zoom is great and picture dosn't pixlate at all.
* Manual setting is its USP. you can set shutter speed, focal length, and focus...
* If you are camera freak you have to buy a 2700 mah rechargable battery for efficient utilization.
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