I am seriously excited to show you this camera. It’s a compact camera, but what I love about the Canon PowerShot SX15o IS is that it feels so much better in your hand than a typical compact camera. It’s very comfortable to hold, and it looks more pro than your typical small sized camera does.
Plus it comes in red.
That helps too. 🙂
The Canon Powershot SX 150 IS shoots 14.1 megapixel images, has a whooping 3″ LCD, and 720p HD video, of course. It also boasts a 12x optical lens, and a lovely 28mm wide angle lens. Nice!
My absolute favorite thing about this camera is two special settings most camera’s don’t typically have. First is the Discreet setting. Right on the dial you can easily turn your camera to silent whether your shooting at your child’s school performance, or a sweet sleeping baby. When testing out this camera I used that feature quite a bit.
My other favorite setting is the Fisheye Effect. I loved playing around with this setting, and got some really cool looking photos with it. I even took it along with me to a local aquarium and got some great shots despite the low light and moving subjects.
And by subjects, I mean moving fish and toddlers. 🙂
Talk a look at some of the images I got with the Canon Powershot SX150 IS. These are straight out of the camera:
I only found two downsides with this camera. First, the AA batteries tend to drain quickly. If you invest in rechargeable batteries you will be good to go. Second, I learned the hard way that the video limits you to recording ten minutres. If you don’t need more than ten minutres of our three year old singing the same song, you will not see this as a problem. But, just be aware that if you want to record your child’s play or performance, you will need to hit record every ten minutes or so.
Overall I loved trying out this camera. It’s a great family friendly camera, and I must say I love the grip far better than the smaller compact camera I have.
Plus I love the color.
Did I already mention that?
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Natalie Wright is a contributing writer at Organized Mom and Tech4Moms. You can also find her DIY blog online at natalme.com.