Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Nikon Coolpix P900

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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Nikon Coolpix P900

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 16.1MP digital camera. That's 0.1MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (16MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 16.8MP digital camera. That's 0.039999999999999MP more than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (16.76MP).
15% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 21mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (24mm).
Built-in microphone Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a built-in microphone, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 does not have a built-in microphone.
Shorter Edit
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is 92.6mm tall. That's 10.6mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (103.2mm).
23.1mm thinner Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 114.3mm deep digital camera. That's 23.1mm thinner than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (137.4mm).
Narrower Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 127.6mm wide digital camera. That's 11.9mm narrower than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (139.5mm).
Four more awards
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has 8 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 has 4 awards.
Marginally better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is 79%, however the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix P900 is 75% (based on 26 reviews).
9 Reasons For
22% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has an optical zoom of 83x, however the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only a 65x optical zoom digital camera (18x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.6 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (2.8).
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 2,000mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 635mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (2,000mm).
920,078 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only a 922 pixels display resolution digital camera (920,078 pixels lower).
Twenty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a digital camera that takes 360.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS only takes 340.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

£10 cheaper
The Nikon Coolpix P900 costs £450.00, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is £460.00.
Available from 18 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More popular
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 4951 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS ranks No. 80952.
User reviews are marginally better
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has an average user review score of 91% based on 124 reviews, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has an average rating of 87% (based on 151 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 65x optical zoom digital camera. That's 18x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (83x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

18% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a minimum aperture of 3.4, however the Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.6 smaller).
635mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a maximum focal length of 1,365mm, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 2,000mm maximum focal length digital camera (635mm longer).
Nine hundred and ninety-eight times lower display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 922 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 920,078 pixels lower than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (921,000 pixels).
Only 340.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is 340.00, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 only takes 360.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

More expensive by £10
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is £10 more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix P900.
Less retailers
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only stocked by 1 shop, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 is stocked by 19 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by five months
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is five months older than the Nikon Coolpix P900.
Less popular
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 80952 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Nikon Coolpix P900 ranks No. 4951.
User review Rating is marginally Worse
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS's average user score is 87%, however the Nikon Coolpix P900's is 91% (based on 124 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
A little lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a megapixel count of 16MP, however the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 16.1MP digital camera (0.1MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Moderately less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a total megapixel count of 16.76MP, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 16.8MP digital camera (0.039999999999999MP more).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a minimum focal length of 24mm, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 21mm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm shorter).
Does not have a built-in microphone Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 does not have a built-in microphone, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a built-in microphone.
10.6mm taller Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 103.2mm tall digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 92.6mm tall digital camera (10.6mm shorter).
17% thicker Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a depth of 137.4mm, however the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 114.3mm deep digital camera (23.1mm thinner).
Slightly wider Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a width of 139.5mm, however the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 127.6mm wide digital camera (11.9mm narrower).
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon Coolpix P900 has received 4 awards, the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has received 8 awards.
Marginally Lower expert review Score
The Nikon Coolpix P900 only has an average expert rating of 75%, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has an average expert rating of 79% (based on 41 reviews).

Awards

8 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
dkamera.de: Recommended
Ephotozine: Recommended
Expert Reviews: Recommended
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
4 Awards
Ephotozine: Recommended
M3.idg.se: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

27 months Ago 22 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel Count
16.1MP
BEST
16MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 640 x 360
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 640 x 360
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.8MP
BEST
16.76MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
65x 83x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
6.5 6.5
Minimum Aperture
3.4 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
1,365mm 2,000mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
21mm
BEST
24mm
Focal Length Range
3.8 - 247 4.3 - 357
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 16/12
Combined Zoom
260x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 6
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 6

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Normal Focusing Range
0 - ∞, 1.8 - ∞ 0.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0.5 0.01 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0 - 0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 6400
 25
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 6400
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s 15s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
1.8 - 3 5 - 7
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 5.5 0.5 - 11.5
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 640x480@100fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 640x480@100fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
BEST
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
922 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Movie
 Auto
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot Mode
 Multi-shot mode
 Multi-shot mode
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Image Editing Mode
 Crop
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -3 - 1
Playback Mode
 Rotation
 Rotation
Scene Mode
 Sports
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Food
 Sports
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Food
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
607g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
92.6mm
BEST
103.2mm
Depth
114.3mm
BEST
137.4mm
Width
127.6mm
BEST
139.5mm
Weight Including Battery
650g
BEST
899g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 DC
 Battery
 DC
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-10L EN-EL23
Battery Capacity
920mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
340 shots 360 shots
BEST
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6h

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Neck Strap
 Neck strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Feedback