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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Digital Camera

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16.1MP 65x CMOS Sep 2014
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20 Reasons For

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Canon has good average reviews for its bridge camera digital cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range.

Very Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX60 HS is 1.3x and the biggest is 65x. At 65 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX60 HS has a very big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot SX60 HS.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age which do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-FZ330[pl_2981228_price], and the Lumix DMC-G6[pl_2147791_price] both from Panasonic or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The PowerShot SX60 HS supports video recording, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot SX60 HS do not support video recording.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras which support video recording currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X-S1[plb_1367948_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price], or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Lumix DMC-FZ330[pl_2981228_price], or the Lumix DMC-G6[pl_2147791_price] both from Panasonic or the Fujifilm X-S1[plb_1367948_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX60 HS, the PowerShot SX60 HS has a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Lumix DMC-FZ330[pl_2981228_price], or the Lumix DMC-G6[pl_2147791_price] both from Panasonic or the Fujifilm X-S1[plb_1367948_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot SX60 HS has an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to consider including the Lumix DMC-FZ330[pl_2981228_price], or the Lumix DMC-G6[pl_2147791_price] both from Panasonic or the Fujifilm X-S1[plb_1367948_price] which has better reviews.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length

The average maximum focal length of bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 730mm. When compared to other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS that we have checked, the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS's maximum focal length of 1,365 millimeter is one of the longest.

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Fairly Big Combined Zoom

The combined zoom of digital cameras of this age and type range from 16x to 3,600x. With a combined zoom of 260 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX60 HS has a fairly big combined zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX60 HS.

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Has Nine White Balance Modes

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras of this type and age. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of 6.5, the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has one of the smaller maximum apertures amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS the maximum apertures range from 2.7 to 20, and the average maximum aperture is 6.7.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Canon camera support a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX60 HS.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the best light exposure correction across all digital cameras of this age and spec.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Supports Eighteen ISO Speeds

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera supports a 160 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS. The ISO speeds "100", "125", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Supports Two Power Sources

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a greater number of power sources than most bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX60 HS. The power source "DC" is also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 21 millimeters, the PowerShot SX60 HS has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS. The shortest minimum focal length of cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot SX60 HS is 4.5mm, the longest is 28mm, and the average minimum focal length is 24mm.

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17 Reasons Against

£35.99 Price Increase

In the last 16 days the PowerShot SX60 HS has increased in price by £35.99.

Not 3D Compatible

The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Lumix DMC-FZ330[pl_2981228_price], or the Lumix DMC-G6[pl_2147791_price] both from Panasonic which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The PowerShot SX60 HS is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot SX60 HS are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot SX60 HS do not have a GPS. The PowerShot SX60 HS is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Pricey

We think this camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The cheapeast digital camera of this type and age that we found costs £94 and the most expensive costs £939.

Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a 640 x 480 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras of this type and age. Most cameras of this spec and age have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 16:9 - Large: 4608 x 2592; Medium 1: 3264 x 1832; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360, 3:2 - Large: 4608 x 3072; Medium 1: 3264 x 2176; Medium 2: 2048 x 1368; Small: 640 x 424 and 4:3 - Large: 4608 x 3456; Medium 1: 3264 x 2448; Medium 2: 2048 x 1536; Small: 640 x 480 and 1:1 - Large: 3456 x 3456; Medium. Cameras of this spec and age still image resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Very Low Display Resolution

At only 922 pixels, the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS. Cameras of this age and type have display resolutions of between 460 pixels and 1,500,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 510,000 pixels.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Canon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modes

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a greater number of shooting modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX60 HS. The shooting mode "Movie" is also found on this camera.

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Only Supports One Camera File System

The number of camera file systems supported by the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DPOF 1.1 are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS is 1,100mAh, and the battery capacities range from 890mAh to 1,500mAh. The PowerShot SX60 HS has a fairly small battery capacity (only 920 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX60 HS.

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Only Optical Viewfinder

This digital camera has an optical viewfinder, which is the most commonly found viewfinder on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the PowerShot SX60 HS is more than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Canon camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of this age and spec.

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Heavy

The PowerShot SX60 HS is fairly heavy (607 grams) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The lightest digital camera of this spec and age is 120g , the heaviest is 910g, and the average weight is 500g.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot SX60 HS is 3.5, and the minimum apertures range from 2.6 to 19. With a minimum aperture of 3.4, the PowerShot SX60 HS has a quite large minimum aperture compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Thick

The average depth of bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 97mm, and the depths range from 22mm to 150mm. At 114.3 millimeters, the PowerShot SX60 HS is quite thick compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX60 HS.

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Very Long Flash Recharging Time

The shortest flash recharging time of cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot SX60 HS is 0.0062s, the longest is 10s, and the average flash recharging time is 6.7s. The flash recharging time of the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS of 10 seconds is one of the longest amongst bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Canon released the PowerShot SX60 HS.

Average Screen Size

The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a fairly average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Fujifilm X-S1[plb_1367948_price], the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6[plb_2147791_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X-S1[plb_1367948_price], the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price], and the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Megapixel Count

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a pretty standard megapixel count (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot SX60 HS.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6[plb_2147791_price], and the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a better sensor type than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Canon digital camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have a CCD sensor type.

Alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to look at include the Fujifilm X-S1[plb_1367948_price], the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price], or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Exposure Compensation
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI Port
Microphone in Socket
HDMI Connector
Headphone Out Port
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Multi-Shot Mode
Histogram
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Neck Strap

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers info 9543b009, canon p216449, canon p219318, canon 9543b009, info 9543b009a, canon p216449p, canon p219318p, canon 9543b002, canon 9543b001, canon 9v3rza00, canon 9v3rzs00, canon 9543b009a, info 9543b009aa, canon 9543b009aa, canon 4549292017380, namecanonmanufacturercanon 9543b009
Barcodes 00006509704583, 00009203176903, 00013803244908, 00138032449082, 04549292017380, 05054531017117, 08714574623351

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