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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Sony ILCE-QX1

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Sony ILCE-QX1

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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Sony ILCE-QX1

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has an image stabilizer, whereas the Sony ILCE-QX1 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

85% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 65x optical zoom digital camera. That's 55x bigger than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (10x). 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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x bigger than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (2x). 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.

0.1 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 larger).
Vastly longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,365mm, however the Sony ILCE-QX1 is only a 75mm maximum focal length digital camera (1,290mm shorter).
3mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 21mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3mm shorter than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (24mm).
Cheaper by £115
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is £115.20 cheaper than the Sony ILCE-QX1.
28 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Much better expert reviews
Based on 48 reviews, the average expert review score of the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is 79%, whereas the average rating of the Sony ILCE-QX1 is 69% (based on 35 reviews).
Better user reviews
Based on 323 reviews, the average user review score of the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is 88%, whereas the average rating of the Sony ILCE-QX1 is 83% (based on 27 reviews).
4 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 4MP higher than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (20.1MP). 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.

82% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Sony ILCE-QX1 is 36 maximum aperture. That's 29.5 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (36).
449g lighter Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a weight of 158g, however the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 607g digital camera (449g 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.

440.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 takes 440.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however 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

4 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 16.1MP digital camera. That's 4MP lower than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (20.1MP). 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.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only 6.5 maximum aperture. That's 29.5 bigger than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (36).
Vastly heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a weight of 607g, however the Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 158g digital camera (449g 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.

Only 340.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS takes 340.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Sony ILCE-QX1 only takes 440.00 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.

9 Reasons Against
Hugely smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 10x optical zoom digital camera. That's 55x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (10x). 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.

2x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (2x). 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.

0.1 larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
18x shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 75mm, however the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 1,365mm maximum focal length digital camera (1,290mm longer).
3mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (24mm).
More expensive by £115
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is £115.20 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS.
Fewer sellers
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is only stocked by 1 retailer, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is stocked by 29 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The average expert rating of the Sony ILCE-QX1 is only 69%, whereas the average expert rating of the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is 79% (based on 48 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Sony ILCE-QX1 is 83%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is 88% (based on 323 reviews).

Awards

9 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
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
BEST
 bridge camera
Megapixel
16.1MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 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
 5456 x 3632
 2736 x 1824
 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
 5456 x 3632
 2736 x 1824
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5456 x 3632
 5456 x 3632
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 23.2 x 15.4
Total Megapixels
16.8MP 20.4MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
65x
BEST
10x
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5 36
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,365mm
BEST
75mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
21mm
BEST
24mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.8 - 247 16 - 50
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 9/8
Combined Zoom
260x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E
Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 40.5mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.25m
Normal Focusing Range
0 - ∞, 1.8 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 25
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 (tele)
1.8m Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Manual
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 25
 16000
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 25
 16000
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 16,000
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
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s 30s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
1.8 - 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 5.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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 At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@120fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@120fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
BEST
 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 (numeric)
922,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.22x
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Playback Modes
 Rotation
 Rotation
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
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)
 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 (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 158g
BEST
Height
92.6mm 69.5mm
Depth
114.3mm 52.5mm
Width
127.6mm 74mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 116g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.9mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 64.7mm
Weight (including Battery)
650g 216g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
 USB
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NB-10L NP-FW50
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5h
Battery Capacity
920mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
340 shots 440 shots
BEST
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

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
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Neck Strap
 Neck strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smartphone Remote Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote support
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