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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Nikon Coolpix P900

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Nikon Coolpix P900

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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Nikon Coolpix P900

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 16.1MP digital camera. That's 0.1MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (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.

15% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 21mm. That's 3mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (24mm).
Built-in microphone Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a built-in microphone, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 does not have a built-in microphone.
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is 922,000 pixels display resolution. That's 1,000 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (921,000 pixels).
Histogram Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS features histogram, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 does not feature histogram.
Cheaper by £134
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS costs £134 less than the Nikon Coolpix P900.
13 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Better selling
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS ranks No. 3953 by number of sales, however the Nikon Coolpix P900 ranks No. 6569.
4 Reasons For
22% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has an optical zoom of 83x, however the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only a 65x optical zoom digital camera (18x 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.

Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix P900 is 2.8 minimum aperture. That's 0.6 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (2.8).
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 2,000mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 635mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (2,000mm).
Twenty more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a digital camera that takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS only takes 340.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 65x optical zoom digital camera. That's 18x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (83x). 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.

18% larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a minimum aperture number of 3.4, however the Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.6 smaller).
635mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only 1,365mm maximum focal length, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 2,000mm maximum focal length digital camera (635mm longer).
Only 340.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is 340.00, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 only takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Older by nine months
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is nine months older than the Nikon Coolpix P900.
7 Reasons Against
A little lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a megapixel of 16MP, however 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.

Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix P900 is 24mm minimum focal length, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 21mm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm shorter).
Does not have a built-in microphone Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 does not have a built-in microphone, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a built-in microphone.
Moderately lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 922,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,000 pixels higher).
£134 more expensive
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS by £134.
Not as many stockists
Only 16 retailers sells the Nikon Coolpix P900, however 29 shops sell the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Worse selling
The Nikon Coolpix P900 ranks No. 6569 by sales volume, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS ranks No. 3953.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel
16.1MP
BEST
16MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 384 x 480
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 384 x 480
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.8MP
BEST
16.76MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
65x 83x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5 6.5
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,365mm 2,000mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
21mm
BEST
24mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.8 - 247 4.3 - 357
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 16/12
Combined Zoom
260x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 6
Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 6

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Normal Focusing Range
0 - ∞, 1.8 - ∞ 0.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.5 0.01 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 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
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
1.8m 5m
BEST

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 25
 6400
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 25
 6400
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 6,400
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s 15s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
1.8 - 3 5 - 7
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 5.5 0.5 - 11.5
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
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 640x480@100fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 640x480@100fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
BEST
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
922,000 pixels
BEST
921,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot Function
 Multi-shot function
 Multi-shot function
Histogram
 Histogram
BEST
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Image Editing
 Crop
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -3 - 1
Playback Modes
 Rotation
 Rotation
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Beach
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Beach
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food
Languages Support
 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 (OSD) Languages
 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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
92.6mm 103.2mm
Depth
114.3mm 137.4mm
Width
127.6mm 139.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
650g
BEST
899g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NB-10L EN-EL23
Battery Capacity
920mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
340 shots 360 shots
BEST
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6h

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Neck Strap
 Neck strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Feedback