Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Nikon Coolpix P610

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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Nikon Coolpix P610

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
1% higher megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 16.1MP digital camera. That's 0.1MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix P610 (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.

1% more total megapixels Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 16.8MP digital camera. That's 0.039999999999999MP more than the Nikon Coolpix P610 (16.76MP).
8% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 65x optical zoom digital camera. That's 5x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix P610 (60x). 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.

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 P610 (24mm).
4 Reasons For
4% smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix P610 is 3.3 minimum aperture. That's 0.1 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (3.3).
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 1,440mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 75mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (1,440mm).
920,078 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only a 922 pixels display resolution digital camera (920,078 pixels lower).
Twenty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is a digital camera that takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS only takes 340.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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
0.1 larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a minimum aperture number of 3.4, however the Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
A little shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only 1,365mm maximum focal length, but the Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 1,440mm maximum focal length digital camera (75mm longer).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only 922 pixels display resolution. That's 920,078 pixels lower than the Nikon Coolpix P610 (921,000 pixels).
Only 340.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is 340.00, but the Nikon Coolpix P610 only takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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 over one year
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is 15 months older than the Nikon Coolpix P610.
4 Reasons Against
A little lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 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.

Moderately less total megapixels Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a total megapixels of 16.76MP, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 16.8MP digital camera (0.039999999999999MP more).
A little smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has an optical zoom of 60x, however the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 65x optical zoom digital camera (5x 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.

Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix P610 is 24mm minimum focal length, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 21mm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm shorter).

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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
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 640 x 360
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 640 x 360
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 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 of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
65x
BEST
60x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5 6.5
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4 3.3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,365mm 1,440mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
21mm
BEST
24mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.8 - 247 4.3 - 258
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 16/11
Combined Zoom
260x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0 - ∞, 1.8 - ∞ 0.5 - ∞ / 2 - ∞
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)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2m

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
 6400
 25
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 6400
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 6,400
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
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Range (tele)
1.8 - 3 2 - 4
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 5.5 0.5 - 7.5
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±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
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 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
 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
Audio Formats Supported
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST

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 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2"
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
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
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Movie
 Auto
 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
 Multi-shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
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
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data EXPEED C2
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -3 - 1
Playback Modes
 Rotation
 Rotation
Scene Modes
 Sports
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Moon
 Sports
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Moon
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 85mm
Depth
114.3mm 106.5mm
Width
127.6mm 125mm
Weight (including Battery)
650g 565g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 DC
 Battery
 DC
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Number of Batteries 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 3h

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
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