Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 20 megapixel 1/2.3 inch CCD sensor
  • 10x optical zoom
  • Macro focusing as close as .4 inches
  • 2.7” LCD
  • Maximum aperture f/3.0-6.9
  • Maximum shutter speed 1/2000
  • Up to 2.2 fps burst mode
  • 720p HD video at 25 fps
  • Lithium-ion battery rated at 230 shots (310 in ECO mode)
  • Release Date: 2014-03-21
  • Final Grade: 91 4.55 Star Rating: Recommended

4.55 Star Rating: Recommended
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS
The Canon ELPH 150 certainly isn't perfect, but if there's no wiggle room in the budget, it's a top option.
By Digital Admin, Last updated on: 6/5/2014

Canon has three compact cameras that are all priced about $20 apart with a few subtle differences. The Canon ELPH 150 is more expensive than the similar ELPH 140 and 135 but has a little bit more to offer, including a better zoom (10x instead of 8x) and a higher resolution. The more megapixels do make this camera a tad slower than the 16 megapixel versions, but not by much. With a 2.2 fps burst mode, it's on the slower side, but that's expected for the price. The macro-focusing capability of up to .4 inches from the front of the lens is excellent for this category and price. With the older versions were introduced at a much higher price point, the Canon ELPH 150 is a pretty good camera for the price tag. You'll get better performance from the ELPH 340 or a lot more speed from the Nikon S6800, but the ELPH 150 is a good option if there's no wiggle room on price.

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