Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Sony DSC-HX400

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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Sony DSC-HX400

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
15x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has an optical zoom of 65x, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 is only a 50x optical zoom digital camera (15x 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.

Slightly smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a maximum aperture of 6.5, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 is only a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera (0.2 bigger).
Lighter Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 607g digital camera. That's 21g lighter than the Sony DSC-HX400 (628g). 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.

0.60000000000001mm shorter Edit
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is 92.6mm tall, but the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 93.2mm tall digital camera (0.60000000000001mm taller).
A bit narrower Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 127.6mm wide digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 129.6mm wide digital camera (2mm wider).
Fourty more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is 340.00, but the Sony DSC-HX400 only takes 300.00 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.

£81 cheaper
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS costs £80.60 less than the Sony DSC-HX400.
Available from 23 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Expert reviews are a little better
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has an average expert review score of 79%, however the Sony DSC-HX400 has an average rating of 76% (based on 4 reviews).
10 Reasons For
4MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has a megapixel count of 20.1MP, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only a 16.1MP digital camera (4MP lower). 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 Sony DSC-HX400 has a total megapixel count of 21.1MP, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only a 16.8MP digital camera (4.3MP less).
122x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has a digital zoom of 126x, however the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only a 4x digital zoom digital camera (122x smaller). 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.

22% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.6 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (2.8).
A lot higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, however the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 lower).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
15s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-HX400 is 30s maximum shutter speed, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera (15s shorter). Read more

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

A lot higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has a JPEG frame rate of 50fps, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (20fps lower).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only a 922 pixels display resolution digital camera (920,678 pixels lower).
11.1mm thinner Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 103.2mm deep digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 114.3mm deep digital camera (11.1mm thicker).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
4MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a megapixel count of 16.1MP, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 20.1MP digital camera (4MP 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.

A lot less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a total megapixel count of 16.8MP, but the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 21.1MP digital camera (4.3MP more).
Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a digital zoom of 4x, however the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 126x digital zoom digital camera (122x bigger). 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.

18% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.6 larger than the Sony DSC-HX400 (2.8).
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, however the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 higher).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a minimum ISO speed of 100, but the Sony DSC-HX400 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only 15s maximum shutter speed, but the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (15s longer). Read more

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

Hugely lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a JPEG frame rate of 30fps, but the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 50fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (20fps higher).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a display resolution of 922 pixels, but the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera (920,678 pixels higher).
11.1mm thicker Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 114.3mm deep digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 103.2mm deep digital camera (11.1mm thinner).
10 Reasons Against
A lot smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has an optical zoom of 50x, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 65x optical zoom digital camera (15x bigger). 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.

Moderately bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has a maximum aperture of 6.3, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
Heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 628g digital camera. That's 21g heavier than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (628g). 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.

0.60000000000001mm taller Edit
Sony DSC-HX400 is 93.2mm tall, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 92.6mm tall digital camera (0.60000000000001mm shorter).
Slightly wider Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 129.6mm wide digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 127.6mm wide digital camera (2mm narrower).
Fourty less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony DSC-HX400 is 300.00, but 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.

£81 more expensive
The Sony DSC-HX400 is more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS by £80.60.
Less retailers
Only 4 shops sells the Sony DSC-HX400, whereas 27 stores sell the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Seven months older
The Sony DSC-HX400 is older than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS by seven months.
Marginally Lower expert review Score
The Sony DSC-HX400's average expert rating is only 76%, however the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS's is 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
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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel Count
16.1MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
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
BEST
 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
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.8MP 21.1MP
BEST
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
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
65x
BEST
50x
Digital Zoom
4x 126x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
6.5
BEST
6.3
Minimum Aperture
3.4 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
1,365mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
21mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
3.8 - 247 4.3 - 215
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 15/10
Combined Zoom
260x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 multi point
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 multi point
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0 - ∞, 1.8 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.5 0.01 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 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 2.4 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.4 - ∞
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
 12800
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 6400
 25
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 12,800
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 80
BEST
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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
1.8 - 3 2.4 - 3.5
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 5.5 0.5 - 8.5
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 50fps
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1440 x 1080
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@120fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@120fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 55MB
Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 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 921,600 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2"
Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.2x
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
 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
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Movie
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Antique
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Antique
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
 MPF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Playback Mode
 Rotation
 Rotation
Scene Mode
 Sports
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Twilight
 Pet
 Food
 Sports
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Twilight
 Pet
 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)
 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
BEST
628g
Height
92.6mm
BEST
93.2mm
Depth
114.3mm 103.2mm
BEST
Width
127.6mm
BEST
129.6mm
Weight Including Battery
650g
BEST
660g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 DC
 Battery
 DC
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-10L NP-BX1
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5h
Battery Capacity
920mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
340 shots
BEST
300 shots
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

System Requirements

Mac Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating system
Windows Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating system

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand 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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Neck Strap
 Neck strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Feedback