Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S6900

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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Nikon Coolpix S6900

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Reasons For

8 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 S6900 (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 S6900 (16.76MP).
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 65x optical zoom digital camera. That's 53x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (12x). 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.

1,065mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a maximum focal length of 1,365mm, however the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is only a 300mm maximum focal length digital camera (1,065mm shorter).
4mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 21mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 4mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (25mm).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (125).
74% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a maximum camera shutter speed of 15s. That's 11s longer than the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (4s). Read more

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

340.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS takes 340.00 shots per battery charge, however the Nikon Coolpix S6900 only takes 190.00 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.

5 Reasons For
0.1 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a maximum aperture of 6.6, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 bigger).
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (3.3).
30fps higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a JPEG frame rate of 60fps, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps lower).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only a 922 pixels display resolution digital camera (459,078 pixels lower).
Three times lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a 181g digital camera. That's 426g lighter than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (181g). 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.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (6.6).
Marginally larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a minimum aperture of 3.4, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
Vastly lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps lower than the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (60fps).
459,078 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 922 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 459,078 pixels lower than the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (460,000 pixels).
426g heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a weight of 607g, however the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a 181g digital camera (426g 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.

Older by four months
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is four months older than the Nikon Coolpix S6900.
9 Reasons Against
0.1MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a megapixel count of 16MP, whereas 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.

0.039999999999999MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a total megapixel count of 16.76MP, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 16.8MP digital camera (0.039999999999999MP more).
53x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has an optical zoom of 12x, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 65x optical zoom digital camera (53x 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.

Significantly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a 300mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 1,065mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (300mm).
16% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a minimum focal length of 25mm, however the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 21mm minimum focal length digital camera (4mm shorter).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 smaller).
3x shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Nikon Coolpix S6900 is only 4s maximum shutter speed, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera (11s longer). Read more

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

One hundred and fifty less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is 190.00, 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.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
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
 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
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.8MP
BEST
16.76MP
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
12x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
6.5 6.6
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.4 3.3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
1,365mm
BEST
300mm
Minimum Focal Length
21mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range
3.8 - 247 4.5 - 54
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 9/7
Combined Zoom
260x Unknown - Click to provide data

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
Normal Focusing Range
0 - ∞, 1.8 - ∞ 1.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
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
BEST
125
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
BEST
4s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
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 0.5 - 2.8
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
BEST
 MP4
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
 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++

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 30MB
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
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
922 pixels 460,000 pixels
BEST
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

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

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
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)
 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 181g
BEST
Height
92.6mm 58mm
Depth
114.3mm 27.9mm
Width
127.6mm 99.4mm
Weight Including Battery
650g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 DC
 Battery
 DC
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
NB-10L EN-EL19
Battery Capacity
920mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
340 shots
BEST
190 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

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
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
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
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
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Neck Strap
 Neck strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
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