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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S6900

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S6900

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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Nikon Coolpix S6900

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Reasons For

7 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 S6900 (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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has an image stabilizer, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S6900 does not. 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.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 65x optical zoom digital camera. That's 53x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (12x). 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.

1,065mm 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 Nikon Coolpix S6900 is only a 300mm maximum focal length digital camera (1,065mm shorter).
4mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 21mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 4mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (25mm).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a display resolution (numeric) of 922,000 pixels. That's 462,000 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (460,000 pixels).
340.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS takes 340.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Nikon Coolpix S6900 only takes 190.00 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.

3 Reasons For
0.1 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a 6.6 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 bigger).
Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a minimum aperture number of 3.3. That's 0.1 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (3.3).
Three times lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a 181g digital camera. That's 426g lighter than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (181g). 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.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only 6.5 maximum aperture. That's 0.1 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (6.6).
Marginally larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
426g heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a weight of 607g, however the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a 181g digital camera (426g 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.

Older by over one year
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is 23 months older than the Nikon Coolpix S6900.
7 Reasons Against
0.1MP lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a megapixel of 16MP, whereas 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.

53x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has an optical zoom of 12x, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 65x optical zoom digital camera (53x 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.

Significantly shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix S6900 is only 300mm maximum focal length. That's 1,065mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (300mm).
16% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 25mm, however the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 21mm minimum focal length digital camera (4mm shorter).
Two times lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon Coolpix S6900 is only 460,000 pixels display resolution, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 922,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (462,000 pixels higher).
One hundred and fifty less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is 190.00, 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.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel
16.1MP
BEST
16MP
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
 2272 x 1704
 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
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.8MP
BEST
16.76MP
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
12x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5 6.6
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4 3.3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,365mm
BEST
300mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
21mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.8 - 247 4.5 - 54
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 9/7
Combined Zoom
260x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0 - ∞, 1.8 - ∞ 1.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
BEST
1.5m

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
 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
BEST
125
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
BEST
4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
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 0.5 - 2.8
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
BEST
 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
 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

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 30MB
Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
922,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

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

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent H
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
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)
 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 181g
BEST
Height
92.6mm 58mm
Depth
114.3mm 27.9mm
Width
127.6mm 99.4mm
Weight (including Battery)
650g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
NB-10L EN-EL19
Battery Capacity
920mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
340 shots
BEST
190 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

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
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
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
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

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED C2
 EXPEED C2
Neck Strap
 Neck strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
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