Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Sony ILCE-QX1

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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Sony ILCE-QX1

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x bigger than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (2x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

0.1 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a minimum aperture of 3.4, whereas the Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 larger).
Vastly longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a maximum focal length of 1,365mm, however the Sony ILCE-QX1 is only a 75mm maximum focal length digital camera (1,290mm shorter).
3mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 21mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3mm shorter than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (24mm).
Better selling
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS ranks No. 14656 by number of sales, whereas the Sony ILCE-QX1 ranks No. 124559.
9 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 4MP higher than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (20.1MP). 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.

18% more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 20.4MP digital camera. That's 3.6MP more than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (20.4MP).
82% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 29.5 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (36).
60% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 16,000 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 9,600 higher than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (16,000).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 30s. That's 15s longer than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

449g lighter Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a weight of 158g, however the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 607g digital camera (449g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

440.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 takes 440.00 shots per battery charge, however 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.

Cheaper by £231
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is £231 cheaper than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS.
2 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 16.1MP digital camera. That's 4MP lower than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (20.1MP). 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.

22% less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 16.8MP digital camera. That's 3.6MP less than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (20.4MP).
Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 29.5 bigger than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (36).
Two times lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 9,600 lower than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (16,000).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a maximum camera shutter speed of 15s. That's 15s shorter than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Vastly heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a weight of 607g, however the Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 158g digital camera (449g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Only 340.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS takes 340.00 shots per battery charge, however the Sony ILCE-QX1 only takes 440.00 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 £231
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is £231 more expensive than the Sony ILCE-QX1.
Fewer sellers
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only stocked by 1 seller, but the Sony ILCE-QX1 is stocked by 3 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
6 Reasons Against
2x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (2x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

0.1 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a minimum aperture of 3.5, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
18x shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a maximum focal length of 75mm, however the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 1,365mm maximum focal length digital camera (1,290mm longer).
3mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (24mm).
Older by one month
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is one month older than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS.
Less popular
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 124559 by number of sales in our digital cameras, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS ranks No. 14656.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
BEST
 bridge camera
Megapixel Count
16.1MP 20.1MP
BEST
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
 5456 x 3632
 2736 x 1824
 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
 5456 x 3632
 2736 x 1824
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5456 x 3632
 5456 x 3632
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 23.2 x 15.4
Total Megapixel Count
16.8MP 20.4MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
65x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture
6.5 36
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.4
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length
1,365mm
BEST
75mm
Minimum Focal Length
21mm
BEST
24mm
Focal Length Range
3.8 - 247 16 - 50
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 9/8
Combined Zoom
260x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 40.5mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.25m
Normal Focusing Range
0 - ∞, 1.8 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 25
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
 Manual
ISO Speed
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 6400
 25
 16000
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 6400
 25
 16000
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 16,000
BEST
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
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
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 30s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
1.8 - 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 5.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 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
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@120fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@120fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
BEST
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
922 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.22x
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Playback Mode
 Rotation
 Rotation
Scene Mode
 Sports
 Sports
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)
 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)
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 158g
BEST
Height
92.6mm 69.5mm
Depth
114.3mm 52.5mm
Width
127.6mm 74mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 116g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.9mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 64.7mm
Weight Including Battery
650g 216g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 DC
 USB
 Battery
 DC
 USB
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-10L NP-FW50
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5h
Battery Capacity
920mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
340 shots 440 shots
BEST
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Wrist Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included wrist strap

Networking

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

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Neck Strap
 Neck strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smartphone Remote Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote support
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