Canon PowerShot SX530 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Vastly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has an optical zoom of 50xx, however the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is only an 18xx optical zoom digital camera (32x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (3.8).
A little shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a minimum focal length of 24mmmm, but the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 25mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).
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11 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a megapixel count of 20.2MPMP, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is only a 16MPMP digital camera (4.2MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

21% more total megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a total megapixel count of 21.1MPMP, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is only a 16.8MPMP digital camera (4.3MP less).
Marginally smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a maximum aperture of 6.9, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is only a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.4 bigger).
Vastly longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 450mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 449mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (450mmmm).
A lot higher display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a display resolution of 922,000 pixels pixels, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is only a 461,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (461 pixels lower).
Vastly lighter Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 191gg digital camera. That's 251g lighter than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (191gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

20.7mm shorter Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a height of 61mmmm, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is an 81.7mmmm tall digital camera (20.7mm taller).
3x thinner Edit
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is 26.7mmmm deep, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 91.9mmmm deep digital camera (65.2mm thicker).
Narrower Edit
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is 105.3mmmm wide, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 120mmmm wide digital camera (14.7mm wider).
Sixty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS takes 270 shots shots per battery charge, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS only takes 210 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

$14 cheaper
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is $13.96 cheaper than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS.

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a megapixel count of 16MPMP, however the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 20.2MPMP digital camera (4.2MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

A lot less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a total megapixel count of 16.8MPMP, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 21.1MPMP digital camera (4.3MP more).
Marginally bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a maximum aperture of 6.5, however the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.4 smaller).
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 1,200mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 449mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (450mmmm).
461 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a display resolution of 461,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 922,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (461 pixels higher).
Heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 442gg digital camera. That's 251g heavier than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (191gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

20.7mm taller Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is an 81.7mmmm tall digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 61mmmm tall digital camera (20.7mm shorter).
65.2mm thicker Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a depth of 91.9mmmm, however the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 26.7mmmm deep digital camera (65.2mm thinner).
13% wider Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a width of 120mmmm, however the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 105.3mmmm wide digital camera (14.7mm narrower).
Sixty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a digital camera that takes 210 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS only takes 270 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

$14 more expensive
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS by $13.96.
4 Reasons Against
2x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has an optical zoom of 18xx, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 50xx optical zoom digital camera (32x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

0.4 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 3.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 larger than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (3.8).
A little longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a minimum focal length of 25mmmm, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
Fewer sellers
Only 1 store sell the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS, but 14 retailers sell the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
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Megapixel Count
16MP 20.2MP
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Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 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
 2592 x 1944
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 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
 2592 x 1944
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixel Count
16.8MP 21.1MP
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Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x
BEST
18x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
6.5 6.9
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Minimum Aperture
3.4
BEST
3.8
Maximum Focal Length
1,200mm 450mm
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Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 215 4.5 - 81
Lens Structure
13/10 11/8
Combined Zoom
200x 72x
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Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
Normal Focusing Range
4.3 - 215 0.05 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0 - 0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Manual Focusing Range
1.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - 0.5
Auto Mode Focusing Range
1.3 - ∞ 1 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Manual
ISO Speed
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 3,200
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s 15s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Tele Flash Range
1.3 - 3 1 - 2
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 5 0.5 - 3.5
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
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 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
461,000 pixels 922,000 pixels
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Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x 10x
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Scene Mode
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
442g 191g
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Height
81.7mm 61mm
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Depth
91.9mm 26.7mm
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Width
120mm 105.3mm
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Weight Including Battery
442g 191g
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Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-6LH NB-6LH
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 5h
Battery Capacity
1,060mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
210 shots 270 shots
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Battery Voltage
3.7V 3.7V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 10 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data CameraWindow DC,Map Utility,Image Transfer Utility

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
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