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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Sony DSC-HX400

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Sony DSC-HX400

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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Sony DSC-HX400

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
15x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has an optical zoom of 65x, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 is only a 50x optical zoom digital camera (15x 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.

Hugely higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is 922,000 pixels display resolution, but the Sony DSC-HX400 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (461,200 pixels lower).
HDMI Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has an HDMI, but the Sony DSC-HX400 does not. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Lighter Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 607g digital camera. That's 21g lighter than the Sony DSC-HX400 (628g). 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.

Fourty more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is 340.00, but the Sony DSC-HX400 only takes 300.00 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.

£79 cheaper
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS costs £79.21 less than the Sony DSC-HX400.
Available from 24 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Eight more awards
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has 9 awards, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 has 1 award.
User reviews are a little better
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has an average user review score of 88%, however the Sony DSC-HX400 has an average rating of 86% (based on 85 reviews).
2 Reasons For
4MP higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has a megapixel of 20.1MP, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only a 16.1MP digital camera (4MP 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.

122x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has a digital zoom of 126x, however the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only a 4x digital zoom digital camera (122x smaller). 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.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
4MP lower megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a megapixel of 16.1MP, whereas the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 20.1MP digital camera (4MP 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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a digital zoom of 4x, however the Sony DSC-HX400 is a 126x digital zoom digital camera (122x bigger). 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.

Over one year older
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is older than the Sony DSC-HX400 by 16 months.
9 Reasons Against
A lot smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 has an optical zoom of 50x, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 65x optical zoom digital camera (15x 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.

Two times lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony DSC-HX400 is only 460,800 pixels display resolution, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 922,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (461,200 pixels higher).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 does not have an HDMI, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has an HDMI. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-HX400 is a 628g digital camera. That's 21g heavier than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (628g). 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.

Fourty less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Sony DSC-HX400 is 300.00, but 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.

£79 more expensive
The Sony DSC-HX400 is more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS by £79.21.
Less retailers
Only 5 shops sells the Sony DSC-HX400, whereas 29 shops sell the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony DSC-HX400 has received 1 award, the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has received 9 awards.
Marginally Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-HX400's average user rating is 86%, however the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS's 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
1 Award
Ephotozine: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

32 months Ago 16 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel
16.1MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
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
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 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
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.8MP 21.1MP
BEST
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
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
65x
BEST
50x
Digital Zoom
4x 126x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5 6.5
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4 3.4
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,365mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
21mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.8 - 247 4.4 - 277
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 15/10
Combined Zoom
260x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0 - ∞, 1.8 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.5 0.01 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 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 2.4 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
1.8m Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
1.8 - 3 3.5 - 4.6
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 5.5 0.4 - 8.8
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
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
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
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 55MB
Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
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
BEST
460,800 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2"
Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.2x
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
BEST
 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
 Push
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Push
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Antique
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Antique
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
 MPF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Playback Modes
 Rotation
 Rotation
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Beach
 Night portrait
 Pet
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Beach
 Night portrait
 Pet
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
BEST
628g
Height
92.6mm 95mm
Depth
114.3mm 122.3mm
Width
127.6mm 129.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
650g
BEST
655g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NB-10L NP-BX1
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5h
Battery Capacity
920mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
340 shots
BEST
300 shots
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

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported (mac)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (mac)
Operating Systems Supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (windows)

Packaging Content

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

Networking

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

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Neck Strap
 Neck strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Feedback