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Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

72

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Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

£182.08
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
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A fully featured and multi award winning compact camera, with a Gold award from one expert review website and 3 further awards from other expert sites
Compact 16MP 18x Yes Jan 2014
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Canon PowerShot SX600 HS Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS number 446 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
630 Reviews + 4 Awards
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Features
Fully-Featured
66
Age
4 Years Old
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has good expert reviews and good user reviews with 83% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received four awards including a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com plus two other sites and a "Gold" award from What Digital Camera. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report superior product quality, that it is easy to use and good picture quality. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
The PowerShot SX600 HS has some great features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Smaller than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Average minimum aperture number
Compact, slim and portable so you never miss a photo opportunity
Get the quality your memories deserve with 16 MP HS system
No more blurred photos and movies thanks to image stabilizer and intelligent IS
Wi-Fi and NFC for easy connection to your smartphone and for sharing on social networks
Capture stunning movies in full HD with optical zoom, HDMI-CEC and movie button
Smart auto takes care of all the camera settings, so you can simply point and shoot
Creative shot effortlessly adds artistic twists to shots
Get a movie summary of your day with hybrid auto

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 9999999 in wildlife photography cameras. However only average for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras as well being only average for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Mediocre
58
Landscape Photography
Average
26
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
57
Sports Photography
Average
71
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

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There is a 57% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

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How Big is the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS?

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is 103.8mm wide and 61mm tall. It is 26mm deep and weighs 188g.

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS front dimensions
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS size in context

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Four Industry Awards

Websites PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and Ephotozine all concluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This Canon camera was given a "Gold" award by review website What Digital Camera who concluded that this digital camera was terrific.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on 21 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Techradar the average expert rating of this camera is 76%.

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Average User Reviews

Based on 609 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is 79%. 193 reviewers (73% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 83% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Good Product Quality

24 owners concluded that it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

30 owners who bought it concluded that it was easy to use.

  • It is light, compact, exceptionally well made, easy and fun to use, produces reliably excellent still image…
  • It's simple and enjoyable to use and produces excellent results, though noise may be a factor if you're pl…
  • Very handy and quick transfer to mobile devices…
    Salia98 (Amazon) - February 2015
  • Connection to android phone and laptop reasonably easy and remote control function an added bonus…
  • Creative shot taking mode brings a whole new dimension to taking photos that's fun and easy to use…
    Mac1 (Amazon) - February 2015
  • Good image quality and easy to use…
    Neil Ansell (Amazon) - December 2014
  • Brilliant little camera very pleased with it easy to use…
  • The Canon is a pretty good camera in most respects it's well priced, mostly good performance and a easy to use for shooters of all skill levels…
  • It's simple to use and takes good quality photographs…
  • Excellent camera, easy to use.
    E B. (Amazon) - March 2015

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was noisy.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

45 customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images and four people agreed that the product was good in low light.

Canon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 42,313 expert and owner reviews (including 8,757 verified purchases), Canon has very good reviews for its digital cameras. 95% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Eight owners said in their reviews that the product had good features.

Customers Report Good Battery Life

Three owners who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS mentioned that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

26 owners considered that this digital camera was good value for money.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Five people said in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS was well made, three owners who purchased it agreed that it was strong and durable and two people thought this digital camera was reliable.

Customers Report Nice Design

Four people reckoned that it was good looking and three customers who bought it concluded that it was neat.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Seven people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good zoom.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Two people who reviewed it mentioned that it was good for video recording.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

11 customers who reviewed it thought it was compact.

Value for Money

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS and the United Kingdom price of £182.08 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $149.98 (£208.01).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in January 2014.

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Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the PowerShot SX600 HS of 16MP is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 41% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras.

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Smaller Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the PowerShot SX600 HS of only 18x is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 66% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the PowerShot SX600 HS of only 3,200 is in the lowest 23% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS's minimum aperture number of 3.8 is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 40% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The PowerShot SX600 HS has a built-in flash, as do 68% of digital cameras.

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Average Weight

The weight of the PowerShot SX600 HS of 188g is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 56% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PowerShot SX600 HS supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Shorter Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 400mm is in the shortest 25% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The PowerShot SX600 HS's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 25mm is longer than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the longest 34% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The PowerShot SX600 HS features brightness adjustment. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS has an external flash connector, unlike 86% of cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS of only 6.9 is in the smallest 17% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the PowerShot SX600 HS of 0.435" is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 61% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The PowerShot SX600 HS has a carrying case, unlike 88% of cameras which do not have a carrying case.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS features flash exposure compensation. 78% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is 4608 x 3456. That's over five times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The PowerShot SX600 HS supports Wi-Fi, unlike 69% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Average Display Diagonal

The PowerShot SX600 HS's display diagonal of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 14% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Direct Printing

The PowerShot SX600 HS supports direct printing, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not support direct printing.

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Has a Microphone in

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS has a microphone in. 88% of digital cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the PowerShot SX600 HS of 4x is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 53% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Energy Star Certified

The PowerShot SX600 HS is Energy Star certified, which is unusual. 98% of cameras are not Energy Star certified.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The PowerShot SX600 HS has an orientation sensor, which is unusual. 92% of cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS has a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Self-Timer

The PowerShot SX600 HS has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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