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Canon SX610 HS Digital Camera

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20.2MP 18x CMOS Mar 2016
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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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37 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

The reviewers at PhotographyBlog.com and Dkamera.de both recommend this Canon camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The expert at Gadgetspeak.com thought that this compact camera digital camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and PC Mag this camera has an overall expert rating of 76 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

Based on 286 user reviews this compact camera digital camera has an average user rating of 87 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

Several people said in their reviews that the Canon SX610 HS was able to produce good images. A Friendly Face mentioned on Amazon “All of our mobiles take better images, despite having less mega pixels”. A. Wright mentioned “Takes fantastic photos”. Ace Tanker mentioned on Amazon “For the most part it's fine, if you're outdoors or in a bright environment the photos look good.” in their review of the Canon SX610 HS.

Some customers who purchased the product considered that it had a good picture resolution. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon this month “Unless you have the most optimal light settings or you are always shooting on a bright sunny day the footage is grainy” in their review of the Canon SX610 HS. About.com said in November last year “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” in their review.

One Canon SX610 HS reviewer who purchased the Canon SX610 HS considered that it had a good image sensor. In November last year expert review site Ephotozine.com scored it 4 stars and said “A new 20 megapixel sensor and improved grip” in their review of the Canon SX610 HS.

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Good Quality Lens

Some Canon SX610 HS owners said in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Ace Tanker mentioned on Amazon “Lightweight, features a built-in flash and optical zoom” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they only gave the Canon SX610 HS a score of 3 stars. Last year Fergus wrote on Amazon “Exceptional zoom” but despite that they only scored the product 60 out of 100. A few weeks ago Izzy wrote “The zoom is excellent” in their review of this digital camera.

Some customers who purchased it wrote that it had a good autofocus. Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph said “Quick focus” in their review of the Canon SX610 HS.

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Easy to Use

Several Canon SX610 HS owners thought it was easy to use. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Easy to use brilliant point and shoot camera” and gave the product a very good review. Clare wrote on Amazon “Good quality pictures and easy to use” in her Canon SX610 HS review and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Diana Ellison wrote in her review of the Canon SX610 HS this month “Very pleased with the camera easy to use and takes clear pictures” and rated it 5 stars.

A number of customers who bought it concluded that it was easy to handle. Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph wrote in their Canon SX610 HS review “Simple, effective handling” . One person who purchased it reckoned that it performed as expected. Cath Spencer said “Excellent product, does what it says on the tin!” and gave it an excellent review score.

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Good Battery Life

A few Canon SX610 HS owners reckoned that it had a good battery life. J. Young said “Battery life is impressive, although I did buy a spare (slightly smaller capacity Duracell) as a backup for long days out etc”. Km gave the product an excellent rating and said on Amazon a few weeks ago “Very clear pictures produced from it and hasnt run out of battery as if yet, love this so far”. Also a few weeks ago Palaeoentomologist scored the product 5 stars and said on Amazon “Great camera, really excellent battery life”.

Good Technical Features

Several Canon SX610 HS owners who reviewed it agreed that it had good features. In November this year J. Young mentioned “Also includes some great features for such a small camera, including a better than average zoom”. L. Bunnage said in their review of this digital camera “With plenty of features for those that want to experiment”. L. Bunnage also wrote “With enough features to develop her photography skills”.

Nice Design

A number of Canon SX610 HS owners who purchased the product agreed that it was good looking. A Friendly Face said “The optical zoom is pretty good though”. Beth mentioned in her review in November last year “It's aesthetically beautiful, has the best focus ever, loads of different settings, I could talk forever about it! Would definitely recommend” . Lois wrote in her Canon SX610 HS review on Amazon this month “Captured absolutely beautiful shots whilst in Barbados” and rated the product 5 stars.

One Canon SX610 HS reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was a good design. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “Versatile and has a great design and handling, not to ment”.

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Good Size

A number of customers who purchased the Canon SX610 HS considered that it was compact. A Friendly Face mentioned “Is certainly light and compact enough to take on my World Challenge trek in Costa Rica this summer, where mobiles are useless anyway”. Beth rated it 5 stars and she mentioned in her review in November last year “I've wanted a little compact camera to keep in my bag for those on the go shots for a long time”. Clivejeffries wrote “Compact multi use battery life long” in their review.

Some people said in their reviews that this digital camera was thin. Ace Tanker mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The camera itself is slim and lightweight, features a built-in flash”. Expert website Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph wrote in their review “The SX610 HS is slim and compact making it e” however despite that they only gave it a score of 3 stars.

Several Canon SX610 HS owners agreed that it was lightweight. Amazon Customer said in November “Everything seemed spot on though from charging to playing around, vey lightweight and fact it also comes with its own charger is an excellent add on”. Izzy wrote “It's light-weight, just slips into my pocket or bag, well what more can I say” in their review of the Canon SX610 HS.

One Canon SX610 HS reviewer thought this digital camera was easy to carry around. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Canon SX610 HS on Amazon in November this year “Nice compact camera to carry around, light and easy to fit into coat pocket”.

One customer reckoned that it was a good body shape. Digitalversus.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote on expert website Digital Versus last year “The body is beautifully designed with sleeker, more curvaceous lines than the SX600 HS', which we already liked in the first place”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality. Last year Ace Tanker said in their Canon SX610 HS review on Amazon “Being a Canon DSLR user I'm used to being able to take high quality pictures and you'd expect at 20MP that this little camera would provide great images”. Ace Tanker also wrote “Easy to take decent quality photos with”. In November Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “Lovely compact good quality camera, great for occasions when you can't bring a larger camera” in their Canon SX610 HS review.

Popular Choice

The SX610 HS is a popular choice amongst customers who purchased cameras in the last 3 months.

Robust

Two Canon SX610 HS reviewers who bought this digital camera agreed that it was strong and durable. A Friendly Face mentioned “On the plus side, this seems quite robust and is certainly light” . A few Canon SX610 HS owners who bought this digital camera thought it was well made. Gadgetspeak.com gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “The base has the solid battery bay which is where you insert any SD card you u”.

One Canon SX610 HS owner who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was reliable. Lisl said on Amazon in November last year “It has produced great pictures not requiring editing apart from crops! It replaced an old Canon which was a trusty friend”.

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Good Connectivity

Some customers said that it was wifi compatible. Janeyr wrote in their review of this digital camera “Great little camera wifi is brill, i had not problems connecting to my mobile”. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote last year “Built in Wi-Fi and NFC makes it easy to transfer images as well as control the camera” .

One Canon SX610 HS owner wrote in their reviews that the Canon SX610 HS was good in terms of HDMI connections. Expert review site Gadgetspeak.com wrote “The right side has a tight fitting door behind which are AV and HDMI out sockets, above this is a wrist strpap anchor point”.

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Canon Has Good Camera Reviews

Canon is one of the better rated camera brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Canon also has good reviews for its compact camera digital cameras.

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Good Flash

Several people said in their reviews that the Canon SX610 HS had a good flash. Expert website Gadgetspeak.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “The left side has a manual flash deployment button” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Support

Several Canon SX610 HS owners reckoned that it had good technical guidance. J. Young said in their review in November this year “Aren't worried about having a manual mode, this is ideal” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Stueeh Warburton mentioned on Amazon “I had downloaded the full user guide to my MacBook” in their review. Ted Nu wrote in November this year “The lack of a proper instruction booklet is also a little annoying because I dislike downloading a lot of material from the net” in his review of the Canon SX610 HS.

Good Video Capture

Three Canon SX610 HS reviewers reckoned that it was good for video recording. Naomi wrote on Amazon this year “If you just want photos, its perfect and the videos aren't bad either” in her review of this digital camera and rated the Canon SX610 HS 4 stars. Woobly mentioned in the same month “Great camera, not only produces great videos” . Expert website Imaging-Resource.com wrote last year “The SX610 maintains the same 1080p Full HD video recording features as its predecessors” in their review of the Canon SX610 HS.

Quite Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Canon SX610 HS has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the SX610 HS. The average screen size of newly released compact camera digital cameras is 2.8", and the screen sizes range from 0.5" to 3".

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The SX610 HS supports Full HD video. Most of the other latest digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the SX610 HS, the SX610 HS supports WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Nikon S7000 ($139.99).

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The SX610 HS has an image stabiliser. Most of the other latest compact camera digital cameras also have an image stabiliser.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20.2 megapixels, the SX610 HS has a quite high megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched in the last year. Across all the similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the SX610 HS the megapixel counts range from 8MP to 21MP.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The SX610 HS has one of the bigger optical zooms (18 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The smallest optical zoom of similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SX610 HS is 1.3x, the biggest is 50x, and the average optical zoom is 13x.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Nikon S7000 ($139.99) (20x).

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The SX610 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the SX610 HS. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Canon SX610 HS is more than most latest cameras. This Canon digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SX610 HS. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

Across all the digital cameras that were released around the same time as the SX610 HS the total megapixel counts range from 12MP to 24MP, and the average total megapixel count is 19MP. With a total megapixel count of 21.1 megapixels, the Canon SX610 HS has one of the more total megapixel counts amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

With a display resolution of 922,000 pixels, the SX610 HS has a fairly high display resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the SX610 HS. The display resolutions of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SX610 HS range from 230,000 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 530,000 pixels.

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Very Long Maximum Battery Life

The maximum battery lives of compact camera digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months range from 1h to 5h. The SX610 HS has one of the longest maximum battery lives (5 hours) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

Compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the SX610 HS have maximum apertures of between 2.7 and 7. The Canon SX610 HS has a quite small maximum aperture (6.9) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the SX610 HS.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for the last year.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the SX610 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolution of 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 digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the SX610 HS.

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

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Supports Three ISO Speeds

The Canon SX610 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 80, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Features One Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the SX610 HS is more than most comparable spec cameras that were launched in the last year. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this Canon camera. The auto focus Single Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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TFT Display

The SX610 HS has a better display than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Canon camera has a TFT display, whereas most newly released comparable spec 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 actually the best display amongst all cameras that have been around for the last year.

The worst display across similar types of camera is LCD.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on recently released compact camera digital cameras.

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Very Small Minimum ISO Speed

Compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the SX610 HS have minimum ISO speed of between 80 and 160. With a minimum ISO speed of only 80, the Canon SX610 HS has one of the smaller minimum ISO speed amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other new compact camera digital cameras, the SX610 HS does not have a GPS.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the SX610 HS, the Canon SX610 HS does not have a built-in flash.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other latest compact camera digital cameras, the SX610 HS is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other recently released similar spec cameras, the Canon SX610 HS is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The SX610 HS does not support video recording. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SX610 HS also do not support video recording.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the SX610 HS is more than most new digital cameras. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SX610 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 Supports Two Camera File Systems

The SX610 HS has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by compact camera digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

The Canon SX610 HS has a fairly large minimum aperture (3.8) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for the last year. The average minimum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SX610 HS is 3.2, and the minimum apertures range from 1.8 to 5.7.

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Released Nine Months Ago

It was nine months ago when this camera was released.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on recently released compact camera digital cameras. 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 Canon camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon S7000 ($139.99) (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon SX610 HS has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the SX610 HS.

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Average Weight

The SX610 HS has a fairly standard weight (167 grams) compared to most of the other new compact camera digital cameras.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been available for the last year.

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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
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
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
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
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
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Manufacturer Part Numbers canon p218482, canon 111c012, canon p218484, info 0112c011, canon p219256, canon p219258, info 0113c011, info 0111c012, canon 0113c001, canon 0112c011, canon p219258p, canon 0111c012, info 0113c011a, info 0111c012a, canon 0111c001, canon 0111c002, canon p218482p, canon 111c012b, canon 0112c001, canon 0113c002, canon p218484p, canon 0113c011, info 0112c011a, canon p219256p, canon 111c012ba, canon 0113c011a, info 0112c011aa, canon 0113c011b, canon 0111c012b, info 0113c011aa
Barcodes 00006536155271, 04549292030631, 04549292031096, 05425656492408, 08714574627175, 08714574627182, 08714574627199

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