Canon SX610 HS vs Praktica Luxmedia Z250

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Canon SX610 HS
Praktica Luxmedia Z250

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
0.2MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon SX610 HS has a megapixel count of 20.2MP, however the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is only a 20MP digital camera (0.2MP 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.

13x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon SX610 HS has an optical zoom of 18x, however the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (13x 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.

A bit larger screen size Edit
The Canon SX610 HS has a screen size of 3", however the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is only a 2.7" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

£95 cheaper
The Canon SX610 HS costs £134.99, whereas the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is £229.99.
Available from 2 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
5 Reasons For
50% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,200 higher than the Canon SX610 HS (6,400).
A lot lighter Edit
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 has a weight of 120g, whereas the Canon SX610 HS is a 167g digital camera (47g 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.

Shorter Edit
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is a 59mm tall digital camera. That's 2mm shorter than the Canon SX610 HS (59mm).
25% thinner Edit
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 has a depth of 21.45mm. That's 5.25mm thinner than the Canon SX610 HS (21.45mm).
5% narrower Edit
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 has a width of 100.39mm. That's 4.91mm narrower than the Canon SX610 HS (100.39mm).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon SX610 HS has a maximum ISO speed of 3,200, but the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 higher).
29% heavier Edit
The Canon SX610 HS is a 167g digital camera. That's 47g heavier than the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 (120g). 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.

Moderately taller Edit
The Canon SX610 HS is a 61mm tall digital camera, whereas the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is a 59mm tall digital camera (2mm shorter).
20% thicker Edit
The Canon SX610 HS has a depth of 26.7mm, however the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is a 21.45mm deep digital camera (5.25mm thinner).
4.91mm wider Edit
The Canon SX610 HS has a width of 105.3mm, however the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is a 100.39mm wide digital camera (4.91mm narrower).
6 Reasons Against
1% lower megapixel count Edit
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is a 20MP digital camera. That's 0.2MP lower than the Canon SX610 HS (20MP). 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.

Vastly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 13x smaller than the Canon SX610 HS (5x). 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.

12% smaller screen size Edit
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 has a screen size of 2.7". That's 0.3" smaller than the Canon SX610 HS (2.7"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

More expensive by £95
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is £95 more expensive than the Canon SX610 HS.
Not as many stockists
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is only stocked by 6 shops, however the Canon SX610 HS is stocked by 8 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by six months
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is six months older than the Canon SX610 HS.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20.2MP
BEST
20MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2592 x 1944
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 5152 x 3864
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2592 x 1944
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPEG XR
Total Megapixel Count
21.1MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
18x
BEST
5x
Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
6.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
450mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
25mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 81 4.6 - 23
Combined Zoom
72x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
BEST
 single
 Single Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞, 1 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0.05 - 0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Manual
 Manual
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 200
 320
 3200
 64
 160
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 6400
 Auto
 80
 200
 320
 3200
 64
 160
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 6,400
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
80 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 ± 1EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 1EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
1 - 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

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 30fps
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
BEST
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1080 x 720
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1080 x 720
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
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

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 64MB
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
922,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

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
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
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
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Shuffle
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Shuffle
 Rotation
Scene Mode
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
167g 120g
BEST
Height
61mm 59mm
BEST
Depth
26.7mm 21.45mm
BEST
Width
105.3mm 100.39mm
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
NB-6L/NB-6LH Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Battery Life
5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
270 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
3.7V 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Included Wrist Strap
 Included wrist strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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