Canon PowerShot SX150 IS vs Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

Items often bought with the SX150 IS or SX130 IS

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Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$88.96 vs $205.00
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The best price we've seen is $116 cheaper (2.3x less)
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Advantages of the Canon SX130 IS

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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX150 IS0.9 fps
              SX130 IS1 fps
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.4

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $266

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $616

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $416

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $249

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Movie format Records higher quality movies

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205 - $249

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS.

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              discussion

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              Showing 5 comments

              rafael (5:02 PM, February 19, 2012)
              it can shoot raw just download and install CHDK on your canon pwershot
               
              Sahak (7:06 AM, December 20, 2011)
              canon powershot A700 (a 2006 model) is more better zooming speed than sx150IS.
              why canon forgot to put 'speed controller' on sx150 zooming switch??
               
              Mommalyze (7:41 PM, October 25, 2011)
              I don't think that the SX130is has RAW either. I have been testing this camera this week and it has some good features but I am not getting images or video of exeptional quality. I love the look and feel of the camera as well as the screen and menu.
               
              Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (1:06 PM, August 30, 2011)
              It looks like you're right the SX150 does not shoot RAW, we'll update our specs asap.
               
              Ashish Gaur (4:29 AM, August 30, 2011)
              I am not Sure that Canon Powershot SX150 IS Digital Camera supports RAW Image Capture Capabilities because the official website also do not claim anything like this and I do not find anyother website which claims the same.