Canon PowerShot SX150 IS vs Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Image stabilization
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Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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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 cm
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SX150 IS:$178.49
              SX130 IS:$183.07
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX150 IS:0.9 fps
              SX130 IS:1 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              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
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX150 IS:306 g
              SX130 IS:308 g
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $180

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165 - $180

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $342 - $429

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              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 significantly more expensive
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $539 body only

              $579 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              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

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $123 - $156

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Nikon D5000

              Nikon D5000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $907 body only

              $728 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $406 - $448

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

              Travel zoom

              $247

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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              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.