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Canon SX610 HS vs Praktica Luxmedia Z250

Canon SX610 HS vs Praktica Luxmedia Z250

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Canon SX610 HS
Praktica Luxmedia Z250

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
0.2MP higher megapixel Edit
The Canon SX610 HS has a megapixel of 20.2MP, however the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is only a 20MP digital camera (0.2MP 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.

13x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon SX610 HS has an optical zoom of 18x, however the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (13x 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.

921,980 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon SX610 HS is a 922,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is only a 20 pixels display resolution digital camera (921,980 pixels lower).
Seventy more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon SX610 HS is a digital camera that takes 270.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 only takes 200.00 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 popular
The Canon SX610 HS is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 2380 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 ranks No. 77501.
3 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is an 8x digital zoom digital camera. That's 4x bigger than the Canon SX610 HS (8x). 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.

Cheaper by £84
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 costs £59.99, whereas the Canon SX610 HS is £144.00.
11 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon SX610 HS has a digital zoom of 4x, but the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is an 8x digital zoom digital camera (4x 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.

£84 more expensive
The Canon SX610 HS is more expensive than the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 by £84.01.
Not as many stockists
Only 5 retailers sells the Canon SX610 HS, however 16 shops sell the Praktica Luxmedia Z250. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
6 Reasons Against
1% lower megapixel Edit
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is a 20MP digital camera. That's 0.2MP lower than the Canon SX610 HS (20MP). 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.

Vastly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 13x smaller than the Canon SX610 HS (5x). 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.

921,980 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is a 20 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 921,980 pixels lower than the Canon SX610 HS (20 pixels).
Only 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is a digital camera that takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Canon SX610 HS only takes 270.00 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.

Older by six months
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is six months older than the Canon SX610 HS.
Less popular
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 77501 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Canon SX610 HS ranks No. 2380.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20.2MP
BEST
20MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 2/3"
 2/3"
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5184 x 3456
 5184 x 2912
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 2736
 3648 x 2048
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
BEST
 5184 x 3456
 5184 x 2912
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 2736
 3648 x 2048
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3888
BEST
 5184 x 3888
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPEG XR
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
18x
BEST
5x
Digital Zoom
4x 8x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
6.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
3.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
450mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
25mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.5 - 81 26 - 130mm
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
11/8 6 groups / 6 elements
Combined Zoom
72x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 contrast detection
Auto Focus (AF) Points
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0.05 - 0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
BEST
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 6,400
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
1s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
Flash Range (tele)
1 - 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

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
 AVI
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
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
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
BEST
 LCD
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
922,000 pixels
BEST
20 pixels
Flip-Out Screen
 Flip-out screen
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Auto
 Program
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 10 sec, 2sec
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 120g
Height
61mm 59mm
Depth
26.7mm 21.5mm
Width
105.3mm 100mm
Weight (including Battery)
191g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
NB-6LH Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
270 shots
BEST
200 shots

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
CameraWindow DC,Map Utility,Image Transfer Utility Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Standards
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
Metering
Unknown - Click to provide data Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Auto Exposure (AE) Bracketing
Unknown - Click to provide data 3 steps in 1|3, 2|3 or 1 EV steps
Accessories Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Accessories included

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Shooting Programs
Unknown - Click to provide data Landscape, portrait mode, party/indoor, backlight, night portrait, self-portrait, flowing water, food, fireworks, night scene, sports mode, sunset, candle, snow, soft skin, kids, love portrait
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Display Brightness Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Display brightness control
Other Features
Unknown - Click to provide data Built-in speaker, date/time stamp, Intelligent Scene Selector, D-Lighting technology, Panorama Capture, Time-Lapse recording
Microphone Operation Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Mono
USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB port
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