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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Digital Camera

16.1MP 65x CMOS Sep 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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21 Reasons For

Good Brand

Canon has good average reviews for its bridge camera digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other brands.

Very Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 65 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX60 HS's optical zoom is one of the biggest amongst digital cameras of this spec and age. The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot SX60 HS is 1.3x, the biggest is 65x, and the average optical zoom is 32x.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The PowerShot SX60 HS supports wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot SX60 HS do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm S1[plb_2145007_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years which do not support Full HD video, the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS supports Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think the Sony HX100V[plb_613234_price], and the Pentax X-5[plb_1456635_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The PowerShot SX60 HS supports video capability. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX60 HS do not support video capability.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX60 HS.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix S4800[plb_1735658_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot SX60 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX60 HS.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at including the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix S4800[plb_1735658_price] which has better reviews.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 1,365 millimeter, the PowerShot SX60 HS has a very long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 100mm and 1,600mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 750mm.

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Fairly Big Combined Zoom

The combined zooms of bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 16x to 3,600x, and the average combined zoom is 230x. At 260 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a quite big combined zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot SX60 HS.

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Has Nine White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Canon camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX60 HS. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Six Photo Effectss

The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports Eighteen ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the PowerShot SX60 HS is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera supports a 160 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX60 HS. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "125", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 6.6, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 20. At 6.5, the PowerShot SX60 HS has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot SX60 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon camera). This camera also support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 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 resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most cameras of this spec and age. Most cameras of this age and type have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is actually the best light exposure correction across all cameras of this age and type.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of 16.8 megapixels, the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a quite many total megapixels compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The average total megapixels of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 17MP, and the total megapixelss range from 12MP to 22MP.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

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

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Supports Two Power Source Types

The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a greater number of power sources than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by cameras of this age and type. The power source type "DC" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 21 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX60 HS is 24mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Not 3D

Most cameras that have been available for more than two years are not 3D. The PowerShot SX60 HS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you want a camera that is 3D then you might also want to look at the HX100V[pl_613234_price], or the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price] both from Sony.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The PowerShot SX60 HS does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the HX100V[pl_613234_price], or the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price] both from Sony or the Nikon 520[plb_2085254_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is not waterproof.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a higher still image resolution than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 16:9 - Large: 4608 x 2592; Medium 1: 3264 x 1832; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360, 3:2 - Large: 4608 x 3072; Medium 1: 3264 x 2176; Medium 2: 2048 x 1368; Small: 640 x 424 and 4:3 - Large: 4608 x 3456; Medium 1: 3264 x 2448; Medium 2: 2048 x 1536; Small: 640 x 480 and 1:1 - Large: 3456 x 3456; Medium. Across all digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4016.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 922 pixels, the PowerShot SX60 HS has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot SX60 HS. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot SX60 HS is 460 pixels, the highest is 1,500,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 500,000 pixels.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a greater number of shooting modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX60 HS. The shooting modes "Movie" is also found on this Canon camera.

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Only Supports One Camera File System

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a greater number of camera file systems than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this Canon camera. The camera file systems DPOF 1.1 are also supported by this camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot SX60 HS.

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Heavy

The lightest digital camera of this type and age is 120g and the heaviest is 910g. With a weight of 607 grams, the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is fairly heavy compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Samsung WB2200F[plb_2251598_price] (618g).

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

Comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX60 HS have minimum aperture numbers of between 2.6 and 19. With a minimum aperture number of 3.4, the PowerShot SX60 HS has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS.

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Very Long Flash Recharging Time

The flash recharging times of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX60 HS range from 5s to 10s. When compared to other digital cameras of this spec and age, the flash recharging time of the PowerShot SX60 HS of 10 seconds is one of the longest.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Canon camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Display Diagonal

The PowerShot SX60 HS has a pretty standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price], or the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on cameras of a similar age and type 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 because of it's better review score, the COOLPIX L120[pl_1186_price], or the Coolpix P530[pl_2240483_price] both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62[plb_1884253_price].

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the PowerShot SX60 HS has a fairly typical megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX60 HS.

There are a number of alternative 16.1MP cameras currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price].

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro AZ421[plb_2515884_price] (16.15MP), or the Leica V-Lux[plb_2538670_price] (20.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX60 HS has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot SX60 HS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price], the Canon SX 50 HS[plb_1497435_price], and the Kodak Pixpro AZ421[plb_2515884_price] is also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Canon SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], and the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price] (CCD), or the Kodak Pixpro AZ421[plb_2515884_price] (CCD) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI
Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
Headphone Outputs
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Multi-Shot
Histogram
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Playback Modes
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Neck Strap

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon p216449, canon p219318, info 9543b009, canon 9543b001, canon 9v3rza00, canon 9v3rzs00, canon 9543b009, info 9543b009a, canon p216449p, canon p219318p, canon 9543b002, canon 9543b009a, info 9543b009aa, canon 9543b009aa, namecanonmanufacturercanon 9543b009
Barcodes 00006536089031, 00009552952071, 00013803244908, 00138032449082, 04549292017380, 05054531017117, 08714574623351

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