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Canon PowerShot SX530 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Vastly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has an optical zoom of 50x, however the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is only an 18x optical zoom digital camera (32x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 3.4 minimum aperture. That's 0.4 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (3.8).
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 1,200mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 750mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (450mm).
A little shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 24mm minimum focal length, but the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).
Available from 19 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
6 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a megapixel of 20.2MP, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is only a 16MP digital camera (4.2MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Marginally smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is 6.9 maximum aperture, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is only a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.4 bigger).
A lot higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a display resolution (numeric) of 922,000 pixels, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is only a 461,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (461,000 pixels lower).
Vastly lighter Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 167g digital camera. That's 251g lighter than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (167g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Sixty more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS takes 270.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS only takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard). Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

$66 cheaper
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is $65.98 cheaper than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a megapixel of 16MP, however the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 20.2MP digital camera (4.2MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Marginally bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a maximum aperture number of 6.5, however the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.4 smaller).
461,000 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 461,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 922,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (461,000 pixels higher).
Heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 418g digital camera. That's 251g heavier than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (167g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Sixty less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a digital camera that takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS only takes 270.00 battery life (CIPA standard). Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

$66 more expensive
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS by $65.98.
5 Reasons Against
2x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has an optical zoom of 18x, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 50x optical zoom digital camera (32x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

0.4 larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 3.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 larger than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (3.8).
Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 450mm. That's 750mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (450mm).
A little longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
Fewer sellers
Only 2 stores sells the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS, but 21 retailers sell the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
16MP 20.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2304 x 1728
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4608 x 3456
 2592 x 1944
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2304 x 1728
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4608 x 3456
 2592 x 1944
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixels
16.8MP 21.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x
BEST
18x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5 6.9
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4
BEST
3.8
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,200mm
BEST
450mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 215 4.5 - 81
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
13/10 11/8
Combined Zoom
200x
BEST
72x

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞, 1 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0 - 0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
1.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - 0.5
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
1.3 - ∞ 1 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.05m 0.05m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
1.3m
BEST
1m

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Manual
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 100
 200
 320
 3200
 80
 Auto
 100
 200
 320
 3200
 80
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 80
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s 15s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Red-eye reduction
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
1.3 - 3 1 - 2
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 5.5 0.5 - 3.5
Flash Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure lock
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1080 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1080 x 720
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
461,000 pixels 922,000 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Positive film
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Positive film
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 10,2
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x 10x
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Night
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Night
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
418g 167g
BEST
Height
81.7mm 61mm
Depth
91.9mm 26.7mm
Width
120mm 105.3mm
Weight (including Battery)
442g 191g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NB-6LH NB-6L/NB-6LH
Battery Capacity
1,060mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
210 shots 270 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
3.7V 3.7V

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 10 - 90
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data CameraWindow DC,Map Utility,Image Transfer Utility
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
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