Continuing the trend of releasing consumer digital cameras with high-quality imaging is Canon’s successor to the SX130 IS. The PowerShot SX150 IS is a minor improvement over its predecessor, featuring the same versatile 12x optical zoom lens (28-336mm eq.); the camera lets users save the hassle (not to mention space) that comes along with carrying multiple lenses for different purposes.
The SX150 IS packs a slightly improved image sensor, providing additional resolution (14 instead of 12-megapixels), though it uses the same DIGI 4 image processor. Image stabilization has been improved, and the camera has additional modes with one of them including the ability to track non-human subjects. The SX150 IS now has a dedicated video capture button but it still lacks the ability to shoot full HD videos (maximum of 720p).
The camera also runs on AA batteries which are great when you’re in a pinch – just replace them with a fresh set instead of having to recharge them. Perfect for all-day shoots outdoors. The Canon PowerShot SX150 IS will be priced at $250 just like its predecessor, and will be available at the end of September.