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Canon SX610 HS
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Canon SX610 HS Digital Camera

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20.2MP 18x CMOS Mar 2016
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Along with its impressively slim profile and stylish new design, the PowerShot SX610 HS camera boasts a powerful array of advanced capabilities. The 18x Optical Zoom gives you excellent... More
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Canon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 19,761 owner and expert reviews for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has good reviews specifically for its compact cameras.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon SX610 HS supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the SX610 HS do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which also support Full HD video which you might also want to consider including the Rollei Sportsline 85[plb_3359080_price].

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of new cameras is 2.7", and the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 3". The SX610 HS has a quite large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the SX610 HS.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price], or the SX720 HS[pl_3300259_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The SX610 HS supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SX610 HS do not support wi-Fi.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon SX610 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the SX610 HS also have an image stabilizer.

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Fairly High Megapixel

The SX610 HS has a fairly high megapixel (20.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for the last year. Across all the latest comparable spec digital cameras the megapixels range from 8MP to 21MP, and the average megapixel is 18MP.

We compared this camera to all the other 20.2MP cameras and we think the Canon IXUS 285 HS[plb_3191157_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SX610 HS is 1.3x, the biggest is 40x, and the average optical zoom is 12x. The SX610 HS has a quite big optical zoom (18 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other new compact cameras.

If this compact camera camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the S7000[pl_3851301_price] (20x), or the L340[pl_3851461_price] (28x) both from Nikon.

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Fairly Wide Field of View

The Canon SX610 HS has one of the wider field of views (100 percent) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The average field of view of compact cameras that were launched in the last year is 99%, and the field of views range from 97% to 100%.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Canon SX610 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that have been on the market for the last year. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that came out in the last 12 months. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Six Photo Effectss

The SX610 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most similar spec digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months. This camera has a Sepia photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on similar spec cameras that have been available for the last year. The photo effectss "Black&White", "Neutral", "Positive film", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

Compact cameras that have been around for the last year have total megapixelss of between 14MP and 24MP. With a total megapixels of 21.1 megapixels, the SX610 HS has one of the more total megapixelss amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 922,000 pixels, the SX610 HS has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the SX610 HS. Across all the recently released similar spec digital cameras the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230,000 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 440,000 pixels.

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Very Long Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months is 3.1h. With a battery life (max) of 5 hours, the SX610 HS has a very long battery life (max) compared to most of the other latest similar spec digital cameras.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

At 6.9, the SX610 HS has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other recently released compact cameras. Comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SX610 HS have maximum aperture numbers of between 4.9 and 7, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.5.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Canon SX610 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by recently released similar spec digital cameras. In addition, this camera support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 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 camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SX610 HS.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The SX610 HS has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all compact cameras that came out around the same time as the SX610 HS.

Across comparable types of camera the worst video resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The SX610 HS has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most recently released compact cameras. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Tracking Auto Focus, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Single Auto Focus are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The SX610 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by recently released digital cameras. The image formats supported "EXIF" is also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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270 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most compact cameras that have been available for the last year take between 180 and 959 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the SX610 HS which takes 270 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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TFT Display

The SX610 HS has a TFT display which is better than most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. Most latest digital cameras have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This camera's display (TFT) is in fact the best display amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SX610 HS.

An LCD display is the worst display amongst similar types of camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on compact cameras that were launched in the last year.

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10 Reasons Against

Not 3D

Most similar spec cameras that came out in the last year are not 3D. The SX610 HS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon SX610 HS is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SX610 HS are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The SX610 HS does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other new compact cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to consider including the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price], or the SX720 HS[pl_3300259_price] both from Canon.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The SX610 HS does not support video capability, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the SX610 HS also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most new comparable spec cameras do not have a built-in flash. The Canon SX610 HS is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The SX610 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that were launched in the last year. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the SX610 HS. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only 1280x720@30fps Resolution At Capture Speed

This camera has a resolution at capture speed of 640x480@30fps|1280x720@30fps|1920x1080@30fps, which is the most frequently found resolution at capture speed on digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

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

The SX610 HS has a ± 1EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most comparable spec cameras that were released in the last year. Most cameras that are a similar age to it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction. The best light exposure correction of all new digital cameras is ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) and the worst is ± 3EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step).

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Only Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The Canon SX610 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most recently released digital cameras. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Canon camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 3.8, the Canon SX610 HS's minimum aperture number is one of the largest amongst compact cameras that are a similar age to the SX610 HS. The minimum aperture numbers of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the SX610 HS range from 1.8 to 3.8.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon SX610 HS

Released Eleven Months Ago

This compact camera camera was released eleven months ago.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-TZ57[pl_2835365_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ57[pl_2835365_price] both from Panasonic or the Canon IXUS 285 HS[plb_3191157_price].

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon SX610 HS has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the SX610 HS.

Other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the IXUS 175[pl_3191143_price], or the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price].

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Kodak Pixpro FZ152[plb_3584864_price] (6x).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 167 grams, the SX610 HS has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for the last year.

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MOS Sensor Type

The SX610 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than most compact cameras that were launched in the last year. Most cameras that came out around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to look at including the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price], or the SX720 HS[pl_3300259_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

If you want a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might want to look at the Canon IXUS 175[plb_3191143_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
Focus Adjustment
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
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
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
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Playback Modes
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Wrist Strap Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)

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Expert Reviews

(12)
25 October 2015

When the Canon Powershot SX610 HS came to the office, we were more than delighted to give it a spin. The unit we tested came in black and is likely to receive positive comments because of its... Read more…

Quality build
Simple, effective handling
Screen resolution
Creative Shot mode
WiFi and NFC
Monitor doesn't tilt or swivel and isn't a touchscreen
Not enough options in the app
Picture quality not improved since S 600 HS
No advanced settings in video mode
Image quality suffers at moderate ISOs
9 October 2015

Specifications...

13 July 2015

While Canon's PowerShot SX610 HS camera has reached the 20 megapixels of resolution threshold -- a level of resolution that seemed unlikely for most point and shoot cameras just a few years ago --...

24 June 2015

Gadgetspeak.com

The right side has a tight fitting door behind which are AV and HDMI out sockets, above this is a wrist strpap anchor point. The left side has a manual flash deployment button. The base has the... Read more…

21 April 2015

PhotographyBlog.com

Last year's PowerShot SX600 HS offered a good balance of performance and features at a reasonable price, so it's perhaps unsurprising that Canon hasn't altered this recipe much for the new SX610... Read more…

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User Reviews

(110)
Reviewed 27 May 2015 by Carlos
Carlos would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera for when I do not need nor want to carry my DSLR, especially when traveling. Picture quality is great for a point and shoot, even at night. Of course it won't be the same as... Read more…

Reviewed 30 March 2015 by Sylvie
Sylvie would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (Verified Purchase)

I love the size! IT FITS EVEN IN A SMALL PURSE OR POCKET. uSED IT INDOORS AT A WEDDING RECENTLY AND IT AUTOMATICALY BRIGHTENED DEEP CORNERS FOR GREAT SHOTS.Since I'm not too tech savvy, it will... Read more…

Reviewed 6 August 2015 by Honeymooner
Honeymooner would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (Verified Purchase)

We purchased this camera with the intent of taking it with us on a cruise around europe. Wanting something that would take quality pictures and videos but still being a smaller point and shoot... Read more…

Reviewed 1 June 2015 by Happy camper
Happy camper would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (Verified Purchase)

I purchased this camera to replace a Canon PowerShot Elph, which I had dropped on the floor and broken. I wanted point and shoot and auto settings that were easy to use. I wanted a good video... Read more…

Reviewed 12 March 2015 by Dave

An absolutely great camera. Great sharp images, strong color depth, and easy to use. This camera has everything going for it. Many of the features on this camera are not even found on some DSLR... Read more…

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