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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Digital Camera

PC Mag Editor's Choice Camera Labs Highly Recommended Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Expert Reviews Recommended
16.1MP 65x CMOS Sep 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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36 Reasons For

Eight Industry Awards

Digital camera experts really like this Canon camera and have given it eight awards.

Ephotozine, Digitaltrends.com, Expert Reviews and Dkamera.de all concluded that concluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at two more expert review sites both wrote that this digital camera was brilliant and gave it their highest award. This Canon digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both PC Mag and Reviewed.com.

Two other expert review sites both said that this camera was great. This Canon camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

This digital camera has an average expert rating of 79 out of 100 based on twenty-seven expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine.

Good Owner Reviews

Based on 278 owner reviews this Canon camera has an average owner rating of 87%.

Good Quality Lens

Thirty-seven Canon PowerShot SX60 HS owners wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS had a good zoom. Amazon Customer mentioned “Great Camera - super zoom”. Amazon Customer also wrote “The Canon is a good all round camera with an amazing zoom, equates to 21mm to over 1200mm in 35mm format”. B White wrote on Amazon “The zoom is enormous” in their review.

A few Canon PowerShot SX60 HS reviewers agreed that it had a good lens. Manos scored it very highly and wrote “The lens is very sharp and the image quality is very decent with nice colors” in their review. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera three years ago “The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a lens that covers an extreme zoom range”.

Some customers said that the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS had a good autofocus. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned on expert website Steve's Digicams “Efficient, offering up more features like 6.4fps continuous shooting, Tracking AF (AutoFocus), Face Detection, Zoom Framing Assist, Creative Shot Mode”. Two years ago Dxomark.com mentioned “The S 60 can be slow to lock focus when fully zoomed in under certain conditions” in their review of this digital camera. Dxomark.com also wrote “Quick focus”.

Two customers who purchased the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. Jo said “The picture seems to bounce around all over the place even with image stabiliser on continuous mode”. Manos said on Amazon “It is terrific, especially for video due to the very good stabilization” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of customers who purchased it wrote that it was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer mentioned “Unless you were considering producing advertising size posters this camera will give you excellent sharp images” in their Canon PowerShot SX60 HS review. D Lewtas said “Love it and can't wait to be able to get my head round everything it does had it on auto and pics are fab” in their review of this digital camera. G. P. Gannon scored this digital camera very highly and said in their review of this digital camera “Clear pictures”.

Eight Canon PowerShot SX60 HS reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Capture stunning split second action with super-responsive operation and sustained high-speed continuous shooting”. Manos said in their review on Amazon “Most importantly I loved the stablization, because it is very effective in video shooting”. Amateurphotographer.co.uk said “The camera handles pretty well, with the EVF aiding shooting in bright light” however they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Some Canon PowerShot SX60 HS reviewers concluded that it had a good image sensor. Two years ago Adam mentioned “Tiny sensor + massive zoom = bad combo” but in spite of that he gave the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS a rating of 20 out of 100. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “It also features a 16.1 megapixel backlit CMOS image sensor and is capable of recording 1080/60p FullHD video” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 80 out of 100. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS on expert review site Digital Versus “There's a new sensor, new processor, great zoom”.

A number of Canon PowerShot SX60 HS owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good in low light. Amazon Customer mentioned “It's the optical zoom is excellent, even in low light”. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com mentioned “It stumbles when it comes to action shots or in low-light situations, especially at full telephoto”.

One person reckoned that the product was able to produce clear pictures.

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Good Size

A number of people who reviewed it considered that it was compact. Coffee Pot said on Amazon “Provides good option between SLR and compact” in their review. Mr Windsor mentioned “I use it as a compact surf” in his Canon PowerShot SX60 HS review. Gadgets.ndtv.com gave the product a score of 70 out of 100 and wrote “A high-end compact makes the most sense”.

One Canon PowerShot SX60 HS reviewer thought it was a good body shape. Manos gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon “The broad zoom range gives you many possibilities and great flexibility and the body is light.”.

One Canon PowerShot SX60 HS owner wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight. Mr M Hitchcock gave the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS a score of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “A cracking camera - lightweight with a huge optical zoom capability, still discovering” in his review of this digital camera.

One customer considered that it was a good size. Wysiwyg wrote on Amazon “The camera is a good size, well balanced”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was good physically. Expert website Dxomark.com mentioned in their Canon PowerShot SX60 HS review “The SX60 HS features a physically small 1/2/3”-type 16-Mpix CMOS sensor behind an incredible 65x optical zoom — the equivalent of 21-1,365mm — which is both stabilized” .

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Good Product Quality

Fifteen Canon PowerShot SX60 HS owners who bought this digital camera thought it was good quality. Alan Moore mentioned “The video quality is excellent(!) way better than stills” in his Canon PowerShot SX60 HS review. In January last year Christopher .j .farley said “Quality of photographs excellent” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS. Denis said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon last year “Good quality camera at a good price” and gave this digital camera a very good rating.

Easy to Use

Some people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use. Avery said two years ago “Handy little camera producing quite reasonable shots” in his review. David James said “Tried many, this by far the most outstanding for performance, ease of use and results!”. David James also mentioned “Have to say ease of use, zoom ability, quality of results just fantastic”.

Four people who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to handle. Two years ago Dxomark.com said “Problems with focus and general handling at the full zoom extension, competition from higherend superzooms”. Dxomark.com also said “Generally good handling”.

Some Canon PowerShot SX60 HS owners who bought this digital camera mentioned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Fits the hand nicely and is comfortable to use” in their Canon PowerShot SX60 HS review and gave it a rating of 5 stars. B White mentioned “It is compact, sound and very comfortable to hold”.

Two Canon PowerShot SX60 HS owners who bought the product reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Manos mentioned on Amazon “It even has in-camera settings for the sound level !As a bottom line, I would say, that this is a great vacation camera” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS and gave the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS an excellent review score. Matey wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “Of course there is still the full auto mode for settings”.

One Canon PowerShot SX60 HS owner considered that this digital camera had a good experience. Mr. K. Nock wrote on Amazon “I am still discovering new things with this camera, along with little features I didn't even know it had, all of which further enhance the experience”.

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Good Technical Features

Several Canon PowerShot SX60 HS reviewers who purchased the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS thought it had good features. Two years ago Dom wrote “I really like this camera, plenty of detail, plenty of features” in their Canon PowerShot SX60 HS review. Mr. K. Nock mentioned “PACKED with features, amazing clarity even when at full zoom”. Pollywanna mentioned two years ago “Just getting to know the features, so far good” in their Canon PowerShot SX60 HS review.

Nice Design

Four people who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was a good design. Alan Moore wrote “A real shame, as Canon have made compelling changes to the design and build of this version” but even so he gave the product a rating of 3 stars. Three years ago Mr Chris Young wrote “There is a design flaw - you” in his Canon PowerShot SX60 HS review and scored the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS very highly. Cnet.com said on CNET.com two years ago “Canon's PowerShot SX60 HS is one of the top bridge cameras in its class thanks to improved design, useful features, excellent photos” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS.

A few Canon PowerShot SX60 HS owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good looking. Alan Moore said in his review “The bridge market is getting pretty crowded and is fast moving at the moment” . Alan Moore also said “I think sales of the SX60 will tail off pretty quickly unless Canon address some of its poor imaging issues with a firmware upgrade”. In January last year Berney C. wrote in their Canon PowerShot SX60 HS review on Amazon “Amazing clear, precise shots, taken beautiful pictures, easy to use” and rated the product 5 stars.

Some Canon PowerShot SX60 HS reviewers who purchased the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS agreed that it was smooth. Manos gave the product a very good review score and said on Amazon “The zoom is slower and very smooth”. Dxomark.com mentioned “Smooth zooming”.

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Reasonably Priced

Fifteen customers thought the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS was good value for money. Alan Moore said on Amazon “Great price for what it is, certainly a superb learning tool” but even so he scored it 3 stars. Amazon Customer mentioned “All in all a great camera for the money” and scored the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS very highly. Avery wrote on Amazon “OK for the money” in his review of this digital camera but he gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

One customer who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS considered that it was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS on Amazon “Prices will come down, (I got mine on CyberMonday so got a bargain”.

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Robust

A number of Canon PowerShot SX60 HS reviewers who reviewed the product thought it was well made. Alan Moore mentioned on Amazon “On a positive note, its a Canon and build quality is excellent” in his review. Amazon Customer mentioned “The camera is well built and fits the hand nicely” and scored the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS very highly. Manos gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their Canon PowerShot SX60 HS review on Amazon “At the same time well made”.

One Canon PowerShot SX60 HS reviewer who bought this digital camera concluded that it was reliable. Lord T wrote on Amazon “Trusty SX50” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

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Good Video Capture

A few people agreed that it was good for video recording. Two years ago Dxomark.com said “Make use of the lens and solid photo and video quality for it”. Dxomark.com also mentioned “Quality images, decent videos”.

Canon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Bridge camera digital cameras produced by Canon have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just bridge camera digital cameras) and found that Canon also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three Canon PowerShot SX60 HS owners reckoned that it had a good screen. Mark B. mentioned “With a PROPER fully articulating screen” . Dxomark.com said “Great 3 inch tilting screen” in their review.

Some Canon PowerShot SX60 HS reviewers who reviewed the product thought it had an electronic viewfinder. Dxomark.com wrote in their Canon PowerShot SX60 HS review two years ago “Solid LCD and EVF”. Dxomark.com also mentioned “EVF is much improved”.

One Canon PowerShot SX60 HS reviewer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Dxomark.com said “Improved viewfinder and screen resolution” .

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Good Connectivity

Some Canon PowerShot SX60 HS owners who bought this digital camera mentioned that it was wifi compatible. Two years ago Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS “WiFi facility works fine with my Android phone”. Redmond B Gallagher wrote “That is a problem with all the Canon wi-fi capable cameras” in their review but even so they gave the product a score of 2 stars. Dxomark.com said “WiFi and NFC built in”.

Good Support

Several Canon PowerShot SX60 HS reviewers who reviewed it thought it had good technical guidance. Joyce mentioned in her review on Amazon “Would have liked more wiitten instructions”. Matey wrote three years ago “My problem will be reading through the detailed instructions to utilise all the features.” in their Canon PowerShot SX60 HS review. Expert review site Gizmodo.in mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS “I'll help you find the perfect camera to freeze those priceless moments”.

Good Battery Life

A few customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Manos wrote in their Canon PowerShot SX60 HS review on Amazon three years ago “The battery life is also good and the swivel screen very useful for video”. Dxomark.com wrote “Good battery life” in their Canon PowerShot SX60 HS review.

Very Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot SX60 HS range from 1.3x to 65x, and the average optical zoom is 32x. With an optical zoom of 65 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX60 HS has a very big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot SX60 HS.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot SX60 HS do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative cameras which support wi-Fi currently available which you might want to consider include the Fujifilm S1[plb_2145007_price], or the Sony DSC-RX10[plb_2051754_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot SX60 HS supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to look at including the Sony DSC-RX10[plb_2051754_price], or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price].

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS supports video capability. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX60 HS do not support video capability.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support video capability currently available which you might also want to look at including the Canon SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price], or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider include the SX40 HS[pl_124816_price], or the SX50 HS[pl_1410250_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX60 HS, the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the SX40 HS[pl_124816_price], and the SX50 HS[pl_1410250_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot SX60 HS range from 100mm to 1,600mm. When compared to other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX60 HS that we have checked the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of, the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,365 millimeter is one of the longest.

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Quite Big Combined Zoom

With a combined zoom of 260 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX60 HS has a quite big combined zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot SX60 HS. Cameras of this spec and age have combined zooms of between 16x and 3,600x.

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Has Nine White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of this spec and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Has Six Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Eighteen ISO Sensitivitys

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a 160 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "125", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this Canon camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The PowerShot SX60 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). This camera also support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX60 HS.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a wider light exposure correction than most bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the best light exposure correction across all similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS.

Across similar types of camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports Two Power Source Types

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by cameras of this age and type. The power source type "DC" is also supported by this Canon camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The PowerShot SX60 HS has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 21 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of cameras of this type and age range from 4.5mm to 28mm.

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13 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

Two Canon PowerShot SX60 HS reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was not noisy. J. Rawcliffe said “The optical zoom was quite noisy at maximum zoom” and gave this digital camera a score of 60 out of 100. Wysiwyg scored it 40 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “The images are soft, lack detail and noisy even at low "Film speeds” in their review of this digital camera.

Not 3D

Most similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX60 HS are not 3D. The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The PowerShot SX60 HS does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS, the PowerShot SX60 HS is not waterproof.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. Most cameras of this age and type have a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s). This Canon digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 16:9 - Large: 4608 x 2592; Medium 1: 3264 x 1832; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360, 3:2 - Large: 4608 x 3072; Medium 1: 3264 x 2176; Medium 2: 2048 x 1368; Small: 640 x 424 and 4:3 - Large: 4608 x 3456; Medium 1: 3264 x 2448; Medium 2: 2048 x 1536; Small: 640 x 480 and 1:1 - Large: 3456 x 3456; Medium. The best still image resolution of all comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras of this age and spec is 460 pixels, the highest is 1,500,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 490,000 pixels. The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s (only 922 pixels) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this spec and age. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS. The shooting modes "Movie" is also found on this Canon camera.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a quite small battery capacity (only 920 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX60 HS. Across all the comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the battery capacitys range from 890mAh to 1,500mAh.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot SX60 HS.

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Heavy

The weights of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX60 HS range from 120g to 910g, and the average weight is 510g. With a weight of 607 grams, the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is fairly heavy compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Other digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (623g).

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS is 2.6, the largest is 19, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.5. The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a fairly large minimum aperture number (3.4) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX60 HS.

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Fairly Long Flash Recharging Time

At 10 seconds, the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a fairly long flash recharging time compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. Cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot SX60 HS have flash recharging times of between 5s and 10s, and the average flash recharging time is 7.8s.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Canon released the PowerShot SX60 HS.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the PowerShot SX60 HS has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon SX50 HS[plb_1410250_price], or the Sony DSC-RX10[plb_2051754_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think the SX40 HS[pl_124816_price], the G1 X[pl_1397751_price], and the SX50 HS[pl_1410250_price] all from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Megapixel

The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a pretty typical megapixel (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a pretty average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think the SX40 HS[pl_124816_price], the G1 X[pl_1397751_price], and the SX50 HS[pl_1410250_price] all from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think the SX40 HS[pl_124816_price], and the G1 X[pl_1397751_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camera with a better sensor type then you might want to consider the Canon SX50 HS[plb_1410250_price] (CCD and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
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Expert Reviews

(41)
30 July 2015

While it's true that we don't have a wide range of similar models that output RAW files in our database with which to make comparisons, the sensor in the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has no real...

65x optical zoom lens
Packed to the hilt with features
Smooth zooming
Good battery life
The Canon PowerShot S 60 HS is an allaround excellent bridge camera with a competitive zoom range, features that make it easier to use and make use of the lens and solid photo and video quality for it
Average overall image quality
Like most cameras in this category, the S 60 can be slow to lock focus when fully zoomed in under certain conditions
Switching between the viewfinder and display is still frustrating and there's no proximity sensor to automatically trigger the change eit
Problems with focus and general handling at the full zoom extension, competition from higherend superzooms
No touchscreen
14 February 2015

The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS costs around Rs. 32,000 in the market at the moment. This is a lot of money for a super-zoom camera. Looking at the features it offers, the asking price is actually...

14 February 2015

Canon's PowerShot SX60 HS is one of the top bridge cameras in its class thanks to improved design, useful features, excellent photos and video and -- of course -- its really wide and really long...

14 February 2015

Canon's PowerShot SX60 HS is one of the top bridge cameras in its class thanks to improved design, useful features, excellent photos and video and -- of course -- its really wide and really long...

13 February 2015

Canon's PowerShot SX60 HS is one of the top bridge cameras in its class thanks to improved design, useful features, excellent photos and video and -- of course -- its really wide and really long...

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User Reviews

(151)
Reviewed 3 July 2015 by JohnB
JohnB would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Great for those that don't like or can't handle the bigger cameras in Canon's lineup. Not for people with really big hands due to the size of the buttons etc.. Overall picture quality surprisingly... Read more…

Reviewed 12 November 2014 by Imre
Imre would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

I had the SX50 and I was not very impressed with it, so I sold it after a while. I was hesitating to buy this one and waited for several independent reviews, but having read several of them... Read more…

Reviewed 24 October 2014 by Wcinro
Wcinro would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (Verified Purchase)

I'm an advanced semi-pro who uses a DSLR and a mirrorless camera. I wanted a good point and shoot that would give me the flexibility to take a variety of shots - landscape, close up, etc. So far,... Read more…

Reviewed 23 January 2015 by O.Tenenbaum
O.Tenenbaum would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (Verified Purchase)

I own a few DSLRs and enjoy being able to switch lenses to achieve the perfect view point for the scene. It is also a limiting factor and means I have to travel with a bag just for the camera, and... Read more…

Reviewed 22 October 2014 by Vgster
Vgster would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (Verified Purchase)

After sx40, 50, now 60. Fun to use camera with enormous zoom in compact format, RAW image capabilities for excellent results in post processing. Perfect Travel camera. Leave your pro gear home if... Read more…

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