Along with announcing a couple of new IXUS models this
morning, Canon also announced the latest in its superzoom range, the PowerShot
The new camera is a update to the Powershot IXUS 130 IS we looked at earlier this year but on the surface of it,
there is little to entice the SX130 owner to upgrade.
The PowerShot SX150 IS keeps the same 12x optical zoom lens
as its predecessor which is equivalent to 28-336mm in 35mm format. There is
however a boost to the CCD sensor, now featuring 14.1 megapixels compared to
12.1 megapixel on the older model.
Also new is the Intelligent IS which will automatically
identify what sort of stabilisation needs to be applied to the scene: either
normal, macro, shooting while walking, using a tripod, panning or shooting with
Also remaining from the previous model, is the 3in LCD
screen on the rear with all the usual shooting modes, though a new Discreet
mode has been added which shuts off all noises and lights, which could be handy
for a little snooping.
The PowerShot SX150 IS will be available from September
2011, priced at £199 and will be available in black, red or silver.