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Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Digital Camera

Compact Camera 20.2MP 18x Jan 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Canon digital cameras have excellent reviews
Supports video recording
Does not have a GPS (satellite)
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Canon Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 34,684 expert and user reviews (including 2,942 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 97% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was January 2015 when Canon released the PowerShot SX610 HS.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think because of their better review scores, the Canon EOS 7D (£579.99), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41, and the Nikon S9400 are also worth considering.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the D5500 (£389) (3.2" and higher rated), or the D810A (£2,897) (3.2" and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 (4.7" and higher rated).

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The PowerShot SX610 HS supports video recording. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video and we think the Samsung NX300, and the Nikon P520 which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Canon camera. In addition, this Canon digital camera supports a video resolutions of 1080 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all high megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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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 typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The PowerShot SX610 HS does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Sony DSC-HX200 which is also higher rated.

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Features Histogram

The PowerShot SX610 HS features histogram, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The PowerShot SX610 HS supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

There are a number of other cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the NX1000, or the NX300 both from Samsung or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PowerShot SX610 HS supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of their better review scores, the Lumix DMC-TZ41, or the Lumix DMC-TZ40 both from Panasonic or the Canon IXUS 275 HS.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The PowerShot SX610 HS has a USB connectivity. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also have a USB connectivity.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The PowerShot SX610 HS has a pretty average weight (191 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 18 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 18x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Nikon S9400 which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-HX90 (£299) (30x) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera the digital zooms range from 2x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 34x. The PowerShot SX610 HS has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think because of their better review scores, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, and the Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm are also worth considering.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the DSC-HX90 (£299) (120x and higher rated), or the DSC-WX500 (£269) (120x and higher rated) both from Sony.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 4. At 3.8, the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a fairly large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot SX610 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of their better review scores, the Sony Alpha A5100L, the Samsung NX1100 (£289.99), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40.

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Only 4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

The PowerShot SX610 HS has a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution found on most high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

A 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the worst image resolution across all high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years.

A 7360 x 4912 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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20.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.2 megapixels digital camera.

We compared all the other 20.2MP cameras to this digital camera and we think the DSC-RX100, and the DSC-RX100 both from Sony or the Canon EOS 6D (£857.99) which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If this digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the Nikon D5500 (£389) (24.2MP and higher rated), or the Canon 750D (£547) (24.2MP and higher rated).

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a self-timer. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a self-timer.

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Packaging Content

Has a Wrist Strap Included

The PowerShot SX610 HS has a wrist strap included. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a wrist strap included.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a carrying case. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also have a carrying case.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The PowerShot SX610 HS has a battery charger included. Most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The PowerShot SX610 HS has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The PowerShot SX610 HS has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The PowerShot SX610 HS supports PictBridge. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago also support PictBridge.

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Has an HDMI

The PowerShot SX610 HS has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the PowerShot SX610 HS is more than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by high megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 0111c012ba, info 0111c012aa, canon 111c012ba, canon 0111c001
Barcodes 00009608235271, 00013803253047, 00013803253276, 00013803253283, 04549292030631, 04549292031034, 04549292031096, 08714574627175, 08714574627199, 08714574630656, 08714574630663

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