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Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
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Canon PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera

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16MP 18x CMOS Jan 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Capture Every Detail Of The Moments That Matter With a powerful 18x zoom in a slim, pocketable design, the PowerShot SX600 HS comes packed with all the features you ll need for capturing high... More
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31 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

This compact camera digital camera has received four awards from experts.

This camera received a "Recommended" from Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs all of whom wrote that this Canon camera was good.

This Canon camera received a "Gold" from What Digital Camera who concluded that this camera was brilliant.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on twenty expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Techradar this digital camera has an overall expert rating of 75%.

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, PowerShot SX600 HS owners rated this digital camera 77 out of 100.

Good Brand

On average Canon compact camera digital cameras have good reviews compared to other brands as do all digital cameras built by Canon.

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The PowerShot SX600 HS has a GPS, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago which do not have a GPS.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX600 HS which do not support WiFi connectivity.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including cheaper cameras such as the VR-340[pl_1686246_price], or the VR-340[pl_1686246_price] both from Olympus.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot SX600 HS supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX600 HS do not support Full HD video.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of cameras of this age and spec is 9.3x, and the optical zooms range from 2x to 50x. At 18 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX600 HS has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX600 HS.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot SX600 HS has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX600 HS.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser to this digital camera and we think cheaper cameras such as the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot SX600 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX600 HS also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most digital cameras of this age and type. This digital camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the PowerShot SX600 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot SX600 HS has a higher still image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Canon camera have still image resolutions of 3264 x 2448, 2048 x 1536, 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 1832, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360, 4608 x 3072, 3264 x 2176, 2048 x 1368, 640 x 424, 3456 x 3456, 2448 x 2448 and 1536 x 1536 and 480 x 480. Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The PowerShot SX600 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Canon camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX600 HS. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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Fairly High Maximum Playback Zoom

The maximum playback zooms of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX600 HS range from 1x to 16x. At 10 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS has a fairly high maximum playback zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the PowerShot SX600 HS is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

The average maximum aperture of cameras of this type and age is 6.6. The PowerShot SX600 HS has a fairly small maximum aperture (6.9) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX600 HS.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Combined Zoom

With a combined zoom of 72 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS has one of the bigger combined zoom amongst cameras of this age. The combined zoom of compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX600 HS range from 3x to 1,600x.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

The PowerShot SX600 HS has a fairly long maximum focal length (400 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The shortest maximum focal length of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 13mm, the longest is 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot SX600 HS.

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite Big Extra / Smart Zoom

The PowerShot SX600 HS has one of the bigger extra / smart zooms (36 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The extra / smart zooms of cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot SX600 HS range from 1.3x to 96x, and the average extra / smart zoom is 26x.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The PowerShot SX600 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 frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this spec and age. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Canon camera also supports a video resolution of 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX600 HS.

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

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS has a fairly high display resolution (461,000 pixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the display resolutions range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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290 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years take between 30 and 889 shots per battery charge, including the PowerShot SX600 HS which takes 290 shots per battery charge.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX600 HS. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras of this type and age. 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. Compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years displays range from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The PowerShot SX600 HS does not support video recording, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX600 HS which support video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video recording to this digital camera and we think the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras of this spec and age are not 3D compatible. The PowerShot SX600 HS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price].

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Not Waterproof

Most similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX600 HS are not waterproof. The PowerShot SX600 HS is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot SX600 HS. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Has One Shooting Mode

The PowerShot SX600 HS has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this Canon digital camera. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this camera.

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Only Two Aspheric Elements

The PowerShot SX600 HS is a two aspheric element camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the PowerShot SX600 HS is more than most comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX600 HS.

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Only 1920x1080@30fps Resolution and Capture Speed

This digital camera has a resolution and capture speed of 1920x1080@30fps|640x480@30fps, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture

The smallest minimum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX600 HS is 1.3 and the largest is 6.9. With a minimum aperture of 3.8, the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS has a fairly large minimum aperture compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX600 HS.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Canon camera was released.

Average Screen Size

The PowerShot SX600 HS has a pretty average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX600 HS.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including cheaper digital cameras such as the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price].

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Average Megapixel Count

The PowerShot SX600 HS has a fairly standard megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX600 HS has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 188 grams, the PowerShot SX600 HS has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX600 HS.

Alternative digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] (170g and cheaper).

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot SX600 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might also want to consider the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] (CCD) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Stabilizer
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
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
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
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Camera File System
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Data Network
Certificates
Other Features
Technical Details
Image Processor

4 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(26)
15 June 2015

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is not only compact in size also packs loads of features. With 16 MP sensor and 18X zoom lens, it is one of the perfect choices for the beginners. The camera sports... Read more…

The Canon PowerShot S 600 HS delivers easy automatic shooting options, very good photo and video quality, and a useful zoom range with optical image stabilization in a slim, lightweight package and at
Compact body
18x optical zoom
Warm, natural colour reproduction
Compact, pocketfriendly body
The lens is slow, so indoor use of the zoom lens is limited, the autofocus can be frustratingly inaccurate at times, and lowlight photo and video quality are merely OK
Average lowlight performance
Mediocre, noisy images
No advanced shooting modes
Slow lens zom
3 January 2015

Updated as on January 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Compact cameras have reached all kinds of people over the past few years. As a result, the... Read more…

4 August 2014

Quick TakeProsExposure and Color were accurate in all shooting modesDedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to recordIntelligent I.S. helps steady the camera while shooting on the go or in... Read more…

27 June 2014

The right side has a wrist strap anchor point and a door that hides AV and HDMI out ports. The base has the tripod anchor point and a door behind which is the solid battery and any SD card you... Read more…

25 June 2014

Though there's nothing extraordinary about it, the SX600 HS is a solid choice for snapshooters wanting a simple step up from a smartphone without sacrificing on-the-go sharing...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 19 November 2014 by Rnaugatuck
Rnaugatuck would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Half the size of my 5 yr. old PowerShot and with more features and greatly improved performance. Old camera started to have problems with stabilization and focus. It had worked well overall, so I... Read more…

Reviewed 23 December 2014 by Sraroque
Sraroque would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

It exceeds my expectations at this price. I highly recommend to anyone in search of handy and easy to use ... point and shoot camera. The best I have had in decades. SUPERB...

Reviewed 1 January 2015 by Deedubb62
Deedubb62 would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

This little pocket dynamo captures pix almost as good as my 70D. I always carry it with me if I am not using a DSLR. You can't go wrong with this little tool which is very powerful!

Reviewed 13 November 2014 by Scott c.
(Verified Purchase)

Memory controllers are identical to the more expensive boards, there may be a bios/overclock difference as well (not that this board doesn't have ALOT of over clocking features). if you are not an... Read more…

Reviewed 14 September 2013 by Frank D.
(Verified Purchase)

Make sure you check your NT System & Kernal process after the USB 3.0 driver is installed. Also my customers OS was Vista x64. He has been using Vista for quite some time and refuses to upgrade to... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 9342b001, 9341b012aa, 9342b012aa, canon sx600, canon sx600h, canon sx600hs, canon 9342b001, canon 9340b001, canon 9341b001
Barcodes 00013803238167, 00013803238648, 00013803238655, 00014445818670, 00032377218191, 00032377218511, 00032377218764, 00115971580212, 00132018240069, 00138032381672, 00138032386486, 00138032386554, 00172304233603, 00553899750551, 00587308402922, 00612677617636, 00617689592131, 00803982869197, 00804892185469, 00804893479260, 00871457461603, 00898029659268, 00902965370801, 00918804596677, 04549292004182, 05054230627853, 05054230627860, 05054230627877, 08714574616032, 08714574616049

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