Canon PowerShot G7 vs Sony DSC-HX60

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Canon PowerShot G7
Sony DSC-HX60

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot G7 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.7 smaller than the Sony DSC-HX60 (3.5).
Vastly longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot G7 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 250s, however the Sony DSC-HX60 is only a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (220s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

30fps higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon PowerShot G7 has a motion JPEG frame rate of 60fps, however the Sony DSC-HX60 is only a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps lower).
12% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon PowerShot G7 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixels, however the Sony DSC-HX60 is only a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera (118,400 pixels lower).
$296 cheaper
The Canon PowerShot G7 is $295.66 cheaper than the Sony DSC-HX60.
Available from 9 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Twelve more awards
The Canon PowerShot G7 has 13 awards, but the Sony DSC-HX60 has 1 award.
User reviews are better
Based on 60 reviews, the Canon PowerShot G7 has an average user review score of 93%, whereas the Sony DSC-HX60 has an average rating of 86% (based on 188 reviews).
8 Reasons For
0.2MP higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a megapixel of 20.4MP, however the Canon PowerShot G7 is only a 20.2MP digital camera (0.2MP 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.

25.8x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has an optical zoom of 30x, however the Canon PowerShot G7 is only a 4.2x optical zoom digital camera (25.8x 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.

Hugely bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a digital zoom of 60x, but the Canon PowerShot G7 is only a 4x digital zoom digital camera (56x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

3.5 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a maximum aperture number of 6.3, however the Canon PowerShot G7 is only a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera (3.5 bigger).
45 smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot G7 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 bigger).
33g lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 246g digital camera. That's 33g lighter than the Canon PowerShot G7 (246g). 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.

One hundred and seventy more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a digital camera that takes 380.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Canon PowerShot G7 only takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

Expert reviews are a little better
Based on 9 reviews, the Sony DSC-HX60 has an average expert review score of 82%, but the Canon PowerShot G7 has an average rating of 81% (based on 83 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
0.2MP lower megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot G7 has a megapixel of 20.2MP, but the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 20.4MP digital camera (0.2MP 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.

7x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot G7 has an optical zoom of 4.2x, but the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera (25.8x 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.

Significantly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot G7 has a digital zoom of 4x, whereas the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 60x digital zoom digital camera (56x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Hugely bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Canon PowerShot G7 is only 2.8 maximum aperture, but the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera (3.5 smaller).
45 bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Canon PowerShot G7 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 125, however the Sony DSC-HX60 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 smaller).
12% heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot G7 is a 279g digital camera. That's 33g heavier than the Sony DSC-HX60 (246g). 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.

One hundred and seventy less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Canon PowerShot G7 takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Sony DSC-HX60 only takes 380.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

Slightly Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Canon PowerShot G7 is 81%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony DSC-HX60 is 82% (based on 9 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
Larger minimum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-HX60 is 3.5 minimum aperture. That's 1.7 larger than the Canon PowerShot G7 (3.5).
Significantly shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot G7 is a 250s maximum shutter speed digital camera (220s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

30fps lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot G7 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
118,400 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot G7 is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (118,400 pixels higher).
$296 more expensive
The Sony DSC-HX60 is more expensive than the Canon PowerShot G7 by $295.66.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 store sell the Sony DSC-HX60, however 10 sellers sell the Canon PowerShot G7. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Seven months older
The Sony DSC-HX60 is older than the Canon PowerShot G7 by seven months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony DSC-HX60 has received 1 award, the Canon PowerShot G7 has received 13 awards.
Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-HX60 has an average user rating of 86%, but the Canon PowerShot G7 has an average user rating of 93% (based on 60 reviews).

Awards

13 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Camera Labs: Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
digitalartsonline.co.uk: Best Buy
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Silver
EISA.eu: EISA
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
ljudochbild.se: Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
1 Award
Ephotozine: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

29 months Ago 36 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20.2MP 20.4MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 4320 x 2880
 4320 x 2432
 2304 x 1536
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 480 x 480
 384 x 480
 5184 x 3456
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 4320 x 2880
 4320 x 2432
 2304 x 1536
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 480 x 480
 384 x 480
 5184 x 3456
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
BEST
 5472 x 3648
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Total Megapixels
20.9MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
4.2x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 60x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
2.8 6.3
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
100mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
8.8 - 36.8 4.3 - 129
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
11/9 11/10
Combined Zoom
17x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo 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
Closest Focusing Distance
0.05m Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points
31 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.0 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.0 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 12,800
ISO Sensitivity (min)
125 80
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
250s
BEST
30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
0.4 - 4 2 - 3
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 7 0.25 - 5.6
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 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
Audio Formats Supported
 AAC++
 AC3
 AAC++
 AC3
BEST
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
921,600 pixels
Display Diagonal (metric)
7.5 Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
1 1
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Beach
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Beach
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
279g 246g
BEST
Height
60.4mm 63.6mm
Depth
40.4mm 38.3mm
Width
103mm 108.1mm
Weight (including Battery)
304g 272g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
NB-13L NP-BX1
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
210 shots 380 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Mac Operating Systems Supported
 Mac operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
 Windows operating systems supported

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX,CameraWindow,PhotoStitch,Map Utility Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries 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)
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Red-Eye Correction
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom Range
2 - 10 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smartphone Remote Support
 Smartphone remote support
Unknown - Click to provide data
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