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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Lytro Illum

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Lytro Illum

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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Lytro Illum

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Reasons For

12 Reasons For
32% higher megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 16.1MP digital camera. That's 5.1MP higher than the Lytro Illum (11MP). 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, but the Lytro Illum 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.

88% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 65x optical zoom digital camera. That's 57x bigger than the Lytro Illum (8x). 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.

70% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a maximum aperture number of 6.5. That's 4.5 smaller than the Lytro Illum (2).
Significantly longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 1,365mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Lytro Illum is only a 250mm maximum focal length digital camera (1,115mm shorter).
43% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is 21mm minimum focal length. That's 9mm shorter than the Lytro Illum (30mm).
59% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 922,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 538,000 pixels higher than the Lytro Illum (384,000 pixels).
HDMI Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has an HDMI, whereas the Lytro Illum does not have 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.

Significantly lighter Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a weight of 607g, whereas the Lytro Illum is a 940g digital camera (333g 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.

Cheaper by £123
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS costs £280.00, whereas the Lytro Illum is £402.58.
27 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Better selling
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS ranks No. 18942 by number of sales, but the Lytro Illum ranks No. 87694.
2 Reasons For
1.4 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Lytro Illum has a minimum aperture number of 2, however the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (1.4 larger).
1" larger display diagonal Edit
The Lytro Illum is a 4" screen digital camera. That's 1" larger than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (4"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
1.4 larger minimum aperture number Edit
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is 3.4 minimum aperture, but the Lytro Illum is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera (1.4 smaller).
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a display diagonal of 3". That's 1" smaller than the Lytro Illum (4"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Older by eleven months
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is eleven months older than the Lytro Illum.
11 Reasons Against
47% lower megapixel Edit
The Lytro Illum is an 11MP digital camera. That's 5.1MP lower than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (11MP). 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.

8x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Lytro Illum is an 8x optical zoom digital camera. That's 57x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (8x). 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 bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Lytro Illum is a 2 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 4.5 bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (2).
Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Lytro Illum is only 250mm maximum focal length, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 1,365mm maximum focal length digital camera (1,115mm longer).
30% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Lytro Illum has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 30mm. That's 9mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (30mm).
Hugely lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Lytro Illum is only 384,000 pixels display resolution. That's 538,000 pixels lower than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (384,000 pixels).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Lytro Illum does not have an HDMI, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS does. 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.

A lot heavier Edit
The Lytro Illum has a weight of 940g, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 607g digital camera (333g 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.

More expensive by £123
The Lytro Illum is £122.58 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS.
Less retailers
The Lytro Illum is only stocked by 2 stores, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is stocked by 29 stores. 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.
Less popular
The Lytro Illum is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 87694 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS ranks No. 18942.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel
16.1MP
BEST
11MP
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
BEST
 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
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10.82 x 7.52
Total Megapixels
16.8MP Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Material
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Magnesium

Lens System

Optical Zoom
65x
BEST
8x
Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5
BEST
2
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4 2
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,365mm
BEST
250mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
21mm
BEST
30mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.8 - 247 9.5 - 77.8
Combined Zoom
260x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
BEST
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0 - ∞, 1.8 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
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 (tele)
1.8m Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Manual
 shutter priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Manual
 shutter priority
 Auto
 Shutter 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
 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
 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)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s 32s
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
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)
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

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
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
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
Unknown - Click to provide data

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" 4"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
922,000 pixels
BEST
384,000 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
BEST
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
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 2,10
Multi-Shot Function
 Multi-shot function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 RAW
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 RAW
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
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
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data Snapdragon 800
Playback Modes
 Rotation
 Rotation
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 3D Photography
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 3D Photography
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
940g
Height
92.6mm 86mm
Depth
114.3mm 166mm
Width
127.6mm 145mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 205mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 205mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 205mm
Weight (including Battery)
650g
BEST
1kg

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NB-10L Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
920mAh 3,760mAh
BEST
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
340 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.7V
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
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2450 x 1634
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Minimum RAM
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.1GB

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Lytro Desktop
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
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi

Certificates

RoHS Compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 RoHS compliance

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

F-Number (relative Aperture)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Neck Strap
 Neck strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Housing Material
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
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