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Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

£174.99
Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
A multi award winning and good value for money compact digital camera, good for wildlife photography
Compact 16MP 18x Yes Jul 2014
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Canon PowerShot SX600 HS Review

With excellent reviews and representing very good value for money, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS number 36 in best selling cameras and number 149 across all digital cameras.
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651 Reviews + 4 Awards
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Average Features
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
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Why Has it Scored 68?

It has not bad expert reviews and not bad 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. Canon 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 digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good product quality, it is easy to use and good picture quality. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
The PowerShot SX600 HS has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very big optical zoom
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Quite large closest focusing distance
Very small digital zoom

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 112 in wildlife photography cameras. However good for sports photography, ranking number 123 in sports photography cameras as well being average for landscape photography, ranking number 83 in landscape photography cameras.
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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

Four Industry Awards

The authors at review sites PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and Ephotozine all endorse this digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The writer at review website What Digital Camera said that this Canon digital camera was terrific and gave it their "Gold" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on 20 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Techradar this Canon digital camera has an average expert rating of 75%.

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Average User Reviews

Based on 631 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is 79%. 190 reviewers (73% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 83% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

24 people who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good quality.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

29 owners who reviewed it thought it was easy to use.

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two people agreed that the product was noisy.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

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

Excellent Brand

Based on 35,686 expert and user reviews (including 7,145 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically within its digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Great Battery Life

Three owners who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report Great Technical Features

Seven people who purchased it concluded that it had good features.

Customers Report it is Robust

Five customers said that it was well made, three owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable and two people who purchased it agreed that it was reliable.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

24 owners wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS was good value for money.

  • At a bargain store picking up something cheap? Ask the shopkeeper to give you a bigger discount…
  • It's a decent quality camera for a reasonable price…
  • This is not really a big deal.
  • Fantastic performance and a great price - couldn't be happier…
  • The competitive price is nice to see too…
  • No manual controls (maybe not a problem at this price point…
  • The Canon is a pretty good camera in most respects it's well priced, mostly good performance…
  • Great for the price…
  • The most basic and cheap camera would fire the flash if needed in auto mode.- There's a totally useless "artistic effect" mode on the camera which creates a series of photos with different tint effects…
  • The price is not bad for what you get.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Eight people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good zoom.

Users Report Nice Design

Four people concluded that this digital camera was good looking and three owners thought it was neat.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Two customers who bought the product reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

12 people said that it was compact and two people who reviewed the product agreed that it was lightweight.


Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £174.99 it is cheaper than 72% of cameras.

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Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the PowerShot SX600 HS of 16MP is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS's optical zoom of 18x is in the biggest 4% of all digital cameras when ranked 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 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot SX600 HS has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the PowerShot SX600 HS of 3.8 is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted 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 66% of cameras.

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Average Weight

The PowerShot SX600 HS's weight of 188g is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The PowerShot SX600 HS has a GPS (satellite). 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distance of the PowerShot SX600 HS of 0.05m is in the largest 22% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Self-Timer

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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Has a Microphone in

The PowerShot SX600 HS has a microphone in, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Two Aspherical Lenses

The PowerShot SX600 HS is a two aspherical lens camera.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The PowerShot SX600 HS's display diagonal of 3" is quite large compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 18% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras is 0.5", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The PowerShot SX600 HS's digital zoom of only 4x is in the smallest 14% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The average digital zoom of all digital cameras is 11x, with the smallest being 0.72x and the biggest being 810x.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|4608 x 3072|4608 x 2592|3456 x 3456|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|(M1) 3264 x 2448 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The PowerShot SX600 HS features brightness adjustment, unlike 79% of digital cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS supports direct printing, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not support direct printing.

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Energy Star Certified

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

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PowerShot SX600 HS supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The PowerShot SX600 HS supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the PowerShot SX600 HS of 450mm is fairly long compared to most other cameras. It is in the longest 22% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The PowerShot SX600 HS has a carrying case, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The PowerShot SX600 HS has an orientation sensor, which is unusual. 93% of digital cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the PowerShot SX600 HS of 0.435" is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The PowerShot SX600 HS has an external flash connector. 87% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Canon camera was released in July 2014.


Product Identifiers

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