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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Digital Camera

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16.1MP 65x CMOS Sep 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Zoom Like Never BeforeCraters on the moon, wildlife from afar, your child's face on a crowded school stage the PowerShot SX60 HS camera gives you the reach to capture it all. The camera's... More
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26 Reasons For

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Bridge cameras manufactured by Canon have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just bridge cameras) and found that Canon also has good ratings across its entire range.

Very Big Optical Zoom

When compared to other cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot SX60 HS that we have checked the optical zoom of, the PowerShot SX60 HS's optical zoom of 65 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. The smallest optical zoom of bridge cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot SX60 HS is 4x and the biggest is 65x.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

Unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot SX60 HS which do not support WiFi connectivity, the PowerShot SX60 HS supports WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS supports video recording, unlike most of the other bridge cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX60 HS which do not support video recording.

Alternative digital cameras which support video recording currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X-S1[plb_1367948_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot SX60 HS supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot SX60 HS also support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X-S1[plb_1367948_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot SX60 HS also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X-S1[plb_1367948_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot SX60 HS has an image stabiliser. Most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot SX60 HS also have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Fujifilm X-S1[plb_1367948_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this bridge camera digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm X-S1[plb_1367948_price] (SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the PowerShot SX60 HS is more than most bridge cameras that came out around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this camera.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length

The maximum focal lengths of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot SX60 HS range from 100mm to 1,600mm. At 1,365 millimeter, the PowerShot SX60 HS has a very long maximum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot SX60 HS.

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Quite Big Combined Zoom

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a fairly big combined zoom (260 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX60 HS. The average combined zoom of cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX60 HS is 240x, and the combined zoom range from 25x to 3,600x.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on bridge cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution found on most cameras of this age and spec. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 1832, 2768 x 3456, 2448 x 2448, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1368, 1952 x 2448, 1536 x 1536, 1232 x 1536, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360 and 480 x 480 and 384 x 480.

This camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all cameras of this type and age.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has a Vivid photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on digital cameras of this type and age. The photo effects "Black&White", "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia" and "Skin tones" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

At 922,000 pixels, the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a quite high display resolution compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago. The average display resolution of comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot SX60 HS is 510,000 pixels, and the display resolutions range from 460 pixels to 1,500,000 pixels.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

Bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS have maximum apertures of between 2.7 and 20, and the average maximum aperture is 6.7. With a maximum aperture of 6.5, the PowerShot SX60 HS has one of the smaller maximum apertures amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The PowerShot SX60 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 cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Canon camera support a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution across all cameras of this age and spec.

Across similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all cameras of this spec and age.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction across similar types of camera.

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Supports Seventeen ISO Speeds

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a 160 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS. The ISO speeds "100", "125", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200" and "Auto" are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This camera supports an AVC|H.264|MP4|MPEG4 video format, which is the most commonly supported video format on cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many bridge cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this Canon digital camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus and Servo Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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Supports One Power Source

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by digital cameras of this age and type.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The minimum focal lengths of bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS range from 4.5mm to 28mm. At only 21 millimeters, the PowerShot SX60 HS has a fairly short minimum focal length compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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11 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most digital cameras of this spec and age are not 3D compatible. The PowerShot SX60 HS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other bridge cameras that came out more than two years ago, the PowerShot SX60 HS is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The PowerShot SX60 HS does not have a GPS. Most of the other bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS also do not have a GPS.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is more than most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The lowest maximum ISO speed of bridge cameras that came out more than two years ago is 1,600, the highest is 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 8,000. With a maximum ISO speed of only 3,200, the PowerShot SX60 HS has a fairly low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot SX60 HS.

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Heavy

With a weight of 607 grams, the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is one of the heavier cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX60 HS amongst bridge cameras of this age. Cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS have weights of between 100g and 910g, and the average weight is 500g.

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Only 1920x1080@60fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a higher resolution at capture speeds than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has a 1920x1080@60fps resolution and capture speed, whereas most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it have a 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed. This Canon camera also have a resolution and capture speed of 640x480@120fps and 640x480@30fps.

This camera's resolution at capture speeds (1920x1080@60fps) is actually the best resolution at capture speeds amongst all bridge cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX60 HS.

A 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed is the worst resolution at capture speeds across comparable types of camera.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture

With a minimum aperture of 3.4, the PowerShot SX60 HS has one of the larger minimum apertures amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX60 HS have minimum apertures of between 2.5 and 19, and the average minimum aperture is 3.5.

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Thick

The depths of bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS range from 16mm to 150mm, and the average depth is 96mm. At 114.3 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is quite thick compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot SX60 HS.

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Very Long Flash Recharging Time

The flash recharging times of bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS range from 4s to 10s. With a flash recharging time of 10 seconds, the PowerShot SX60 HS's flash recharging time is one of the longest amongst digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Released Over Two Years Ago

Canon released the PowerShot SX60 HS over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a pretty average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

Other 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X-S1[plb_1367948_price].

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.1 megapixels, the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a relatively standard megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot SX60 HS.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX60 HS has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS.

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most bridge cameras that are a comparable age to it.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think the Fujifilm X-S1[plb_1367948_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Networking
Other Features
Technical Details

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Expert Reviews

(41)
30 July 2015

While it's true that we don't have a wide range of similar models that output RAW files in our database with which to make comparisons, the sensor in the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has no real...

65x optical zoom lens
Packed to the hilt with features
Smooth zooming
Good battery life
The Canon PowerShot S 60 HS is an allaround excellent bridge camera with a competitive zoom range, features that make it easier to use and make use of the lens and solid photo and video quality for it
Average overall image quality
Like most cameras in this category, the S 60 can be slow to lock focus when fully zoomed in under certain conditions
Switching between the viewfinder and display is still frustrating and there's no proximity sensor to automatically trigger the change eit
Problems with focus and general handling at the full zoom extension, competition from higherend superzooms
No touchscreen
14 February 2015

The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS costs around Rs. 32,000 in the market at the moment. This is a lot of money for a super-zoom camera. Looking at the features it offers, the asking price is actually...

14 February 2015

Canon's PowerShot SX60 HS is one of the top bridge cameras in its class thanks to improved design, useful features, excellent photos and video and -- of course -- its really wide and really long...

14 February 2015

Canon's PowerShot SX60 HS is one of the top bridge cameras in its class thanks to improved design, useful features, excellent photos and video and -- of course -- its really wide and really long...

13 February 2015

Canon's PowerShot SX60 HS is one of the top bridge cameras in its class thanks to improved design, useful features, excellent photos and video and -- of course -- its really wide and really long...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 3 July 2015 by JohnB
JohnB would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Great for those that don't like or can't handle the bigger cameras in Canon's lineup. Not for people with really big hands due to the size of the buttons etc.. Overall picture quality surprisingly... Read more…

Reviewed 12 November 2014 by Imre
Imre would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

I had the SX50 and I was not very impressed with it, so I sold it after a while. I was hesitating to buy this one and waited for several independent reviews, but having read several of them... Read more…

Reviewed 24 October 2014 by Wcinro
Wcinro would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (Verified Purchase)

I'm an advanced semi-pro who uses a DSLR and a mirrorless camera. I wanted a good point and shoot that would give me the flexibility to take a variety of shots - landscape, close up, etc. So far,... Read more…

Reviewed 23 January 2015 by O.Tenenbaum
O.Tenenbaum would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (Verified Purchase)

I own a few DSLRs and enjoy being able to switch lenses to achieve the perfect view point for the scene. It is also a limiting factor and means I have to travel with a bag just for the camera, and... Read more…

Reviewed 22 October 2014 by Vgster
Vgster would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (Verified Purchase)

After sx40, 50, now 60. Fun to use camera with enormous zoom in compact format, RAW image capabilities for excellent results in post processing. Perfect Travel camera. Leave your pro gear home if... Read more…

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