Canon PowerShot G7 vs Sony DSC-HX60

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Canon PowerShot G7
Sony DSC-HX60

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot G7 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.7 smaller than the Sony DSC-HX60 (3.5).
30fps higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon PowerShot G7 has a JPEG frame rate of 60fpsfps, however the Sony DSC-HX60 is only a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps lower).
Available from 15 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Twelve more awards
The Canon PowerShot G7 has 13 awards, but the Sony DSC-HX60 has 1 award.
User reviews are better
Based on 60 reviews, the Canon PowerShot G7 has an average user review score of 93%, whereas the Sony DSC-HX60 has an average rating of 86% (based on 187 reviews).
8 Reasons For
0.2MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a megapixel count of 20.4MPMP, however the Canon PowerShot G7 is only a 20.2MPMP digital camera (0.2MP 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.

3.5 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a maximum aperture of 6.3, however the Canon PowerShot G7 is only a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera (3.5 bigger).
45 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, whereas the Canon PowerShot G7 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 bigger).
920 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels pixels, whereas the Canon PowerShot G7 is only a 1,040,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (920 pixels lower).
33g lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 246gg digital camera. That's 33g lighter than the Canon PowerShot G7 (246gg). 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.

One hundred and seventy more shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a digital camera that takes 380 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon PowerShot G7 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.

$219 cheaper
The Sony DSC-HX60 costs $329.95, whereas the Canon PowerShot G7 is $549.00.
Expert reviews are a little better
Based on 9 reviews, the Sony DSC-HX60 has an average expert review score of 82%, but the Canon PowerShot G7 has an average rating of 81% (based on 83 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
0.2MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot G7 has a megapixel count of 20.2MPMP, but the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 20.4MPMP digital camera (0.2MP 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.

Hugely bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot G7 has a maximum aperture of 2.8, but the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera (3.5 smaller).
45 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot G7 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, however the Sony DSC-HX60 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 smaller).
Vastly lower display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot G7 has a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels pixels, however the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 921,600 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (920 pixels higher).
12% heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot G7 is a 279gg digital camera. That's 33g heavier than the Sony DSC-HX60 (246gg). 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.

One hundred and seventy less shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot G7 takes 210 shots shots per battery charge, however the Sony DSC-HX60 only takes 380 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.

$219 more expensive
The Canon PowerShot G7 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-HX60 by $219.05.
Slightly Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Canon PowerShot G7 is 81%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony DSC-HX60 is 82% (based on 9 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.7 larger than the Canon PowerShot G7 (3.5).
30fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a JPEG frame rate of 30fpsfps, whereas the Canon PowerShot G7 is a 60fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
Not as many stockists
Only 1 shop sell the Sony DSC-HX60, however 16 stores sell the Canon PowerShot G7. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Seven months older
The Sony DSC-HX60 is older than the Canon PowerShot G7 by seven months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony DSC-HX60 has received 1 award, the Canon PowerShot G7 has received 13 awards.
Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-HX60 has an average user rating of 86%, but the Canon PowerShot G7 has an average user rating of 93% (based on 60 reviews).

Awards

13 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Camera Labs: Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
digitalartsonline.co.uk: Best Buy
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Silver
EISA.eu: EISA
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
ljudochbild.se: Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
1 Award
Ephotozine: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

28 months Ago 35 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20.2MP 20.4MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 4320 x 2880
 4320 x 2432
 2304 x 1536
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 480 x 480
 384 x 480
 5184 x 3456
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 4320 x 2880
 4320 x 2432
 2304 x 1536
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 480 x 480
 384 x 480
 5184 x 3456
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
BEST
 5472 x 3648
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
20.9MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
4.2x
BEST
30x
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
486x
Maximum Aperture
2.8 6.3
BEST
Minimum Aperture
1.8
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length
100mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
8.8 - 36.8 4.3 - 129
Lens
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure
11/9 11/10
Combined Zoom
17x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.05m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
5 - 50 0.05 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
31 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.0 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
40 - ∞ 2.0 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 12,800
Minimum ISO Speed
125 80
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
250s 30s
BEST
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
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
0.4 - 4 2 - 3
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 7 0.25 - 5.6
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
30fps
Video Format
 MP4
 MP4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AC3
 AAC++
 AC3
BEST
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST
Display Diagonal (metric)
7.5 Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Movie
 Scene
 Manual
 Auto
 Movie
 Scene
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
Start-Up Time
1,000ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
1 1
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Beach
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Beach
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
279g 246g
BEST
Height
60.4mm 63.6mm
Depth
40.4mm 38.3mm
Width
103mm 108.1mm
Weight Including Battery
304g 272g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
NB-13L NP-BX1
Shot Per Battery Charge
210 shots 380 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST

Other Features

Interface
- USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
73.5 x 158 x 144 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Unknown - Click to provide data
Red-Eye Correction
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom Range
2 - 10 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
. Unknown - Click to provide data
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