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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II vs Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II vs Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
1.4 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a minimum aperture number of 2, however the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (1.4 larger).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is 1,040,000 pixels display resolution. That's 118,000 pixels higher than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (922,000 pixels).
Slightly lighter Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a weight of 558g, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 607g digital camera (49g 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.

10 Reasons For
3.3MP higher megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 16.1MP digital camera. That's 3.3MP higher than the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (16.1MP). 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 optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 65x optical zoom digital camera. That's 60x bigger than the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (65x). 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 maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 2.6 smaller than the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (6.5).
1,245mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is 1,365mm maximum focal length, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is only a 120mm maximum focal length digital camera (1,245mm shorter).
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 Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (21mm).
Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a vari-angle LCD display, whereas the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II does not have a vari-angle LCD display.
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 Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II only takes 240.00 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.

Cheaper by £260
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS costs £260.20 less than the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.
26 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 user reviews
The average user review score of the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is 100% based on 1 review, however the average rating of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is 92% (based on 156 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
26% lower megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 12.8MP digital camera. That's 3.3MP lower than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (16.1MP). 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.

Twelve times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 60x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (65x). 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.

67% bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 3.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 2.6 bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (6.5).
1,245mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is only 120mm maximum focal length, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 1,365mm maximum focal length digital camera (1,245mm longer).
13% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 24mm. That's 3mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (21mm).
Only 240.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is 240.00, 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.

More expensive by £260
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is £260.20 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS.
Less retailers
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is only stocked by 3 shops, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is stocked by 29 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by three months
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is three months older than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS.
User review Rating is Worse
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II's average user score is 92%, however the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS's is 100% (based on 1 review).
3 Reasons Against
A lot larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a minimum aperture number of 3.4, however the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera (1.4 smaller).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only 922,000 pixels display resolution. That's 118,000 pixels lower than the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (922,000 pixels).
49g heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a weight of 607g, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 558g digital camera (49g 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.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel
12.8MP 16.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4352 x 2904
 4352 x 2248
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 2048
 2304 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 1840 x 2304
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 384 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 4352 x 2904
 4352 x 2248
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 2048
 2304 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 1840 x 2304
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 384 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
BEST
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
18.7 x 14 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.8MP
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
 1.5
BEST
 1.5

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 65x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
3.9 6.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
2
BEST
3.4
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
120mm 1,365mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm 21mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
12.5 - 62.5 3.8 - 247
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
14/11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
20x 260x
BEST

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.05m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - ∞, 1.8 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.05 0.5
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 0.5
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8m

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800
BEST
3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
15s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Range (tele)
0.5 - 3.5 1.8 - 3
Flash Recharging Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 10s
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 6.8 0.5 - 5.5
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
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@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 640x480@120fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
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
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 32GB
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
BEST
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
922,000 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Scene
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Scene
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot function
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Modes
 Rotation
 Rotation
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Candlelight
 Landscape
 Night landscape
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Candlelight
 Landscape
 Night landscape
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 RUM
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 RUM
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
558g
BEST
607g
Height
74mm 92.6mm
Depth
66.2mm 114.3mm
Width
116.3mm 127.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 650g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NB-12L NB-10L
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 920mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
240 shots 340 shots
BEST
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 10 - 90
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX,CameraWindow,PhotoStitch,Map Utility,Digital Photo Professional Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
Neck Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Neck strap
Feedback