• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 336.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 36.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
  • Nikon D800E
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Canon SX130 IS
SX130 IS vs SX150 IS
 
Successor: Canon SX160
SX150 IS vs SX160
Nikon D810
D800E vs D810
General
Model Number: SX150 IS D800E
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Mid-Sized Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $249.99 $3299.95
Street Price:   $2,211.73
Date Available: 2011-09-01 2012-04-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 11.0 oz (312 g)
includes batteries
35.6 oz (1,008 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.5 x 2.9 x 1.8 in.
(113 x 73 x 46 mm)
5.7 x 4.8 x 3.2 in.
(146 x 123 x 82 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Sony
Effective Megapixels: 14.1 36.3
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 35mm
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 861.6mm2 (35.90mm x 24.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.43 microns 4.88 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   None
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:   96
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   25.6
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   14.3
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   2,979
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4320 x 3240 (14.0 MP, 4:3),
3744 x 2104 (7.9 MP, 16:9),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
7360 x 4912 (36.2 MP, 3:2),
5520 x 3680 (20.3 MP, 3:2),
3680 x 2456 (9.0 MP, 3:2),
6114 x 4080 (24.9 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 3056 (14.1 MP, Other),
3072 x 2040 (6.3 MP, Other),
4800 x 3200 (15.4 MP, 3:2),
3600 x 2400 (8.6 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1600 (3.8 MP, 3:2),
6144 x 4912 (30.2 MP, 5:4),
4608 x 3680 (17.0 MP, 5:4),
3072 x 2456 (7.5 MP, 5:4)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3) JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (NEF), 14 or 12-bit; TIFF
Continuous-mode frames/second: 0.8 4.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p/30p/25p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio data: Linear PCM (Stereo)) MOV (H.265/MPEG-4 AVC, Linear PCM audio)
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a Nikon F
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 336mm  
Focal Length (actual): 5 - 60mm  
Zoom Ratio: 12.00x  
Aperture Range: f/3.4 (W) / f/5.6 (T) - f/8.0  
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 50 cm
0.4 - 19.7 in
 
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x 1.2x, 1.5x (DX), 5:4 crop modes
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection; Face Detect AiAF, Single AF point (center or face select and track) 51-point TTL phase detection via Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX including 15 cross-type sensors; f/8 supported by 11 central sensors; Contrast detection AF in Live View mode
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   SLR; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.7x magnification, 17mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.70x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.70x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display: Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   6400
Minimum ISO (native):   100
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (Up to 6400 in Low Light scene mode) Auto, 100 - 6400 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1EV steps, plus down to 50 in Lo-1, up to 25,600 in Hi-2
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom Auto (2), Incandescent, Fluorescent (7), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual (4), Color Temperature (2,500K-10,000K); Fine-tuning available for all options.
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2500 - 15 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (spot metering at center), Face Detect AE 91K-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering III, Center-weighted (weight of 75% given to 12-mm circle in center of frame; diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15 or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame), Spot (4mm circle or about 1.5% frame, centered on selected focus area)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, Low Light, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks; Creative Filters: Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Smart Shutter, Discreet None
Self Timer: 2, 10, Custom seconds 2/5/10/20 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE Lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro Front-curtain sync, Slow sync, Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync; supports Advanced Wireless Lighting system
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: 1.6-9.8 ft./50cm-3.0m (W), 3.3-6.6 ft./1-2.0m (T) Lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync:   1/250 (up to 1/320s with lower flash range)
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a ISO-type hot-shoe, PC Sync terminal
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC CF1 / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:   UDMA7/UHS-I compliant
Dual Card Slots: No Yes
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   RAW (NEF), 14 or 12-bit; TIFF
Movie File Format: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio data: Linear PCM (Stereo)) MOV (H.265/MPEG-4 AVC, Linear PCM audio)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 3.0 Super Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No Yes
Remote Control Type:   Optional wired or wireless
Connections (extended):   Mini HDMI (Type C), 10-pin Expansion Terminal (GP-1 GPS compatible), Stereo Mic Mini Jack (3.5mm), Stereo Audio Out (3.5mm)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 2.64 0.42
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):   0.39
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):   23
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.46
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 0.8 4.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 54
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   4.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   18
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   4.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   14
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.74 seconds 0.21 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.75 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):   1.74 seconds
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):   0.184 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.044 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.22 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.070 seconds 0.043 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):   OVF, Full Autofocus, 51-point Auto Area = 0.306s Live View, Full Autofocus = 1.735s Live View, Prefocused = 0.184s
Startup Time: 2.9 seconds 0.3 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   0.2 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 9.1 seconds 3.8 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 320 shots (NiMH AA)  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   900 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: 2 x AA Proprietary EN-EL15
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline, Lithium disposables; NiMH rechargeables Lithium-ion rechargeable or MB-D12 battery grip
Batteries Included: 2 x AA Alkaline disposables 1 x Proprietary EN-EL15 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): No Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Canon software suite Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS Windows, Mac OS X
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Intelligent IS, Digic 4 processor, Smart Auto, 720p movies, dedicated movie button. Available in black or red. Limited edition Nikon D800 variant, with no low-pass filter (LPF) effect. IR cut and antireflective coating properties of the optical filter remain the same.