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Canon SX620 HS Digital Camera

20.2MP 25x CMOS May 2016
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Whether you're taking a vacation, celebrating a special family occasion or just having some everyday fun, the slim and sleek PowerShot SX620 HS camera is ready for your next shot. Enjoy the... More
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27 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Canon camera received "" award from Imaging Resource.com.

Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Canon compact camera digital cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Canon is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Good Size

One person who reviewed the product considered that it was compact. This month expert review site Steves-Digicams.com said “Canon's new PowerShot SX620 HS builds upon the SX610 from last year, with a few upgrades that many are sure to appreciate; especially those looking for a compact travel camera”.

Just Released Six Months Ago

This Canon camera has only been on the market for six months. Newer digital cameras like this one are likely to use better technology.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The SX620 HS supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other latest compact camera digital cameras also support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the SX720 HS[pl_3300259_price], the PowerShot G16[pl_1602829_price], or the PowerShot SX700 HS[pl_2354770_price] all from Canon.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The SX620 HS has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other recently released digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the SX720 HS[pl_3300259_price], the PowerShot G16[pl_1602829_price], or the PowerShot SX700 HS[pl_2354770_price] all from Canon which has better reviews.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20.2 megapixels, the SX620 HS has a quite high megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the SX620 HS. The average megapixel count of latest compact camera digital cameras is 18MP.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

Similar spec digital cameras that were released in the last year have optical zooms of between 1.3x and 50x, and the average optical zoom is 13x. At 25 times zoom factor, the Canon SX620 HS has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other latest comparable spec digital cameras.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the SX620 HS is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by latest compact camera digital cameras. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on recently released similar spec cameras.

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5184 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The SX620 HS has a 5184 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 2736 x 1824 still image resolution found on most recently released cameras. This camera also have still image resolutions of 5184 x 2912, 3648 x 2048, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360, 3648 x 2432, 2048 x 1368, 640 x 424, 5184 x 3888, 3648 x 2736, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944, 640 x 480, 3888 x 3888, 2736 x 2736 and 1536 x 1536 and 480 x 480. Similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the SX620 HS still image resolutions range from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4000.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The Canon SX620 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most latest comparable spec digital cameras. This Canon camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for the last year. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of 21.1 megapixels, the Canon SX620 HS has a fairly many total megapixel count compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SX620 HS. Comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SX620 HS have total megapixel counts of between 12MP and 24MP.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Canon SX620 HS is more than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the SX620 HS. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the SX620 HS the maximum focal lengths range from 20mm to 1,200mm. At 625 millimeters, the SX620 HS has a quite long maximum focal length compared to most of the other new compact camera digital cameras.

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Fairly Big Combined Zoom

Comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SX620 HS have combined zoom of between 17x and 160x. The SX620 HS has one of the bigger combined zoom (100 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Canon SX620 HS has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Canon camera has a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the best image resolution across all latest cameras.

The worst image resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 4000 x 3000 pixels.

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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 frequently found maximum video resolution on compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The SX620 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 camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by new compact camera digital cameras. 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all latest compact camera digital cameras.

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

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The SX620 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for the last year. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Canon camera. The ISO speeds 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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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 the most frequently found light exposure correction on compact camera digital cameras that were released in the last year.

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Features Five Auto Focus

The SX620 HS has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on new compact camera digital cameras. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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295 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Canon SX620 HS is a camera that takes 295 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months take between 180 and 959 shots per battery charge.

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TFT Display

The SX620 HS has a TFT display which is better than most cameras that were released in the last 12 months. Most latest similar 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.

A TFT display is in fact the best display across all compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SX620 HS.

Across similar types of camera the worst display is LCD.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on new comparable spec cameras.

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Very Small Minimum ISO Speed

Across all the cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the SX620 HS the minimum ISO speed range from 80 to 160, and the average minimum ISO speed is 94. With a minimum ISO speed of only 80, the SX620 HS has a fairly small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other new cameras.

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Short

The average height of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SX620 HS is 62mm, and the heights range from 38mm to 94mm. With a height of only 56.9 millimeters, the SX620 HS is one of the shorter new compact camera digital cameras amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The SX620 HS does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the SX620 HS also do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support Full HD video including the SX720 HS[pl_3300259_price], or the PowerShot G16[pl_1602829_price] both from Canon or the Samsung Gear 360[plb_3323944_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The SX620 HS does not have a GPS, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released in the last year also do not have a GPS.

Alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to look at include the SX720 HS[pl_3300259_price], the PowerShot SX700 HS[pl_2354770_price], or the PowerShot SX420 IS[pl_3191138_price] all from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The SX620 HS does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for the last year also do not have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the PowerShot G16[pl_1602829_price], the PowerShot SX700 HS[pl_2354770_price], or the PowerShot S120[pl_1602828_price] all from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most comparable spec cameras that came out in the last 12 months are not waterproof. The Canon SX620 HS is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most compact camera digital cameras that were launched in the last year are not 3D compatible. The SX620 HS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The SX620 HS does not support video recording, although this is within the context that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the SX620 HS also do not support video recording.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support video recording including the Nikon Coolpix S6900[plb_2513006_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The SX620 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on recently released cameras. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the SX620 HS is more than most new comparable spec cameras. This Canon digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on new compact camera digital cameras. The shooting mode "Scene" is also found on this camera.

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Only Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the SX620 HS is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for the last year. This Canon digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the SX620 HS. The camera file systems "DCF", "DPOF 1.1" and "RAW" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Only Has One Playback Mode

The Canon SX620 HS has a greater number of camera playback modes than most new similar spec cameras. This camera has a Highlights playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on recently released comparable spec cameras.

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Only Electronic Viewfinder

This camera has an Electronic viewfinder, which is typical of many new digital cameras.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon SX620 HS

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the SX620 HS has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the PowerShot S120[pl_1602828_price], the PowerShot G16[pl_1602829_price], and the PowerShot SX700 HS[pl_2354770_price] all from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many recently released cameras. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might also want to consider include the PowerShot S120[pl_1602828_price], the PowerShot G16[pl_1602829_price], or the PowerShot SX700 HS[pl_2354770_price] all from Canon which has better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon SX620 HS has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the SX620 HS.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think the PowerShot S120[pl_1602828_price], the PowerShot G16[pl_1602829_price], and the PowerShot SX700 HS[pl_2354770_price] all from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 158 grams, the Canon SX620 HS has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix S6900[plb_2513006_price] (181g), the Sony DSC-QX10-B[plb_3230694_price] (165g), or the Samsung Gear 360[plb_3323944_price] (153g) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it.

Alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to look at include the PowerShot S120[pl_1602828_price], the PowerShot G16[pl_1602829_price], or the PowerShot SX700 HS[pl_2354770_price] all from Canon which has better reviews.

If you want a camera with a better sensor type then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS[plb_3191138_price] (CCD) which is also higher rated.

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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
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
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
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
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
Other Features
Technical Details
Image Processor
Remote Control Type
Recording Time

Expert Reviews

The Canon SX620 HS' lens not surprisingly dominates its front panel, with the lens bezel stretching right from top to bottom of the camera body. Overall, the styling and basic layout is very... Read more…

10 May 2016

Canon's new PowerShot SX620 HS builds upon the SX610 from last year, with a few upgrades that many are sure to appreciate; especially those looking for a compact travel camera.While the SX620 HS... Read more…

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 30 July 2016 by Barry

Cheaper and faster delivery when bought by canon directly...

Reviewed 27 June 2016 by Dr Shaheer | 11 Comments

Very good and amazing...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 1072c001, canon 1073c001, canon 1074c001, canon powershotsx620, focus camera sx620rk2, canon powershotsx620h, focus camera sx620bk2, focus camera sx620sk2, canon powershotsx620hs
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