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Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
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Canon PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera

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16MP 18x CMOS Jul 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Capture Every Detail Of The Moments That Matter With a powerful 18x zoom in a slim, pocketable design, the PowerShot SX600 HS comes packed with all the features you ll need for capturing high... More
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38 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

Experts rave about this digital camera and have given it four awards.

The writers at Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs all endorse this Canon digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This camera received a "Gold" from What Digital Camera who decided that this compact camera digital camera was excellent.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this digital camera is 75% based on twenty expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Techradar.

Owner Reviews Are Average

Based on 698 owner reviews this compact camera digital camera has an average owner rating of 77 out of 100.

Good Battery Life

Some people said in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Countrygirl said “Although small it feels very solid the hand and battery life is excellent” in their review. Happy Punter gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon two years ago “The super zoom works well and I like having a rechargeable battery”. Mr Baz rated the product 80 out of 100 and he said on Amazon “Easy to operate with logical menus+ Photo quality quite reasonable at this price point (for normal print sizes)+ Built in NFC and wifi+ Has a real battery” in his Canon PowerShot SX600 HS review.

Good Technical Features

Some Canon PowerShot SX600 HS owners who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS reckoned that it had good features. B4-Its-2-L8 wrote on Amazon two years ago “The Canon PowerShot SX600 has some good features” yet they only rated this digital camera 3 stars. In January last year J Cameron scored it 5 stars and mentioned “Easy to use and lots of good features” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS. La19 wrote on Amazon “Honestly often get better shots and features with my phone”.

Good Size

Some Canon PowerShot SX600 HS reviewers who purchased this digital camera thought it was compact. Alan Priest gave the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS a score of 5 stars and he said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Another excellent compact camera from Canon”. Alan Priest also wrote “In my experience Canon make fantastic compact digital camera”. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Quality Compact” in their review of this digital camera.

Four Canon PowerShot SX600 HS reviewers who bought this digital camera thought it was thin. Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “The Canon PowerShot SX600 ($249.99) is a slim camera that somehow manages to squeeze an 18x zoom lens into its svelte body” in their review. Pcmag.com also said “The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is a slim camera with an 18x zoom lens”. Expert review site Techradar.com said three years ago “The SX600 HS offers an 18x optical zoom in a body which is slim and compact” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 4 stars.

A few customers thought the product was heavy and bulky. Caz8086 wrote in their review “Compact (not too heavy though”. Hannah scored it 5 stars and she mentioned in her review of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS on Amazon “The pictures came out in great quality! The camera itself is a good size if you don't want something bulky or heavy to carry around”.

A number of Canon PowerShot SX600 HS owners thought it was lightweight. V. Lowe scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS “Lovely lightweight camera”.

One Canon PowerShot SX600 HS owner who reviewed it considered that it was good physically. S. Riches said “I like the pop-up flash because it's a good physical reminder” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product 5 stars.

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Nice Design

Some Canon PowerShot SX600 HS reviewers wrote that this digital camera was good looking. Mr Baz gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The Canon is a pretty good camera in most respects it's well priced, mostly good performance”. Mr Baz also wrote “Overall pretty pleased”. Mrs Heather Johnson wrote on Amazon “Good straightforward camera easy to use with pretty good results for the price”.

A number of Canon PowerShot SX600 HS reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was neat. Two years ago Happy Punter wrote in their review “It is very neat and takes great photos”. Mac1 said in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS on Amazon “Neat little camera that does everything you want” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Rodweb rated it 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Neat wee camera, having trouble though setting up the wireless capability”.

One Canon PowerShot SX600 HS reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was a good design. Three years ago Gadgets.ndtv.com mentioned “The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS makes up for the loss of ruggedness with a compact design and long zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Connectivity

Eleven customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Wi fi works well” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Would make more sense if it was bluetooth not wi fi, since wi fi only connects camera to the phone not actual internet or social networks”. K. Guy Wilkinson said on Amazon “Buy if you want fab pictures - dont for Wifi”.

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was able to connect to the internet. Kevin Munro mentioned “Good buy although only very basic instructions & had to download them from the internet which wasn't as easy as it sounds with this product.” in his review and scored it 4 stars.

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Robust

Nine people who bought the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS thought it was well made. Familyman wrote “Solid and has taken first pictures” in their Canon PowerShot SX600 HS review. S. Riches wrote on Amazon three years ago “This SX600 feels well made, fits nicely in the hand” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS and scored this digital camera very highly. Wei Li said on Amazon two years ago “Convenient, accurate colour, versatile in terms of functionality, solid material, easy connection, very decent battery life, lovely colour to match my iPhone”.

Three people said in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS was reliable. Alex Hayward wrote in his review of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS on Amazon “I took this camera to Paris last week and was astounded by its reliability, ease of use” and scored it 5 stars. Amazonreviewer123 wrote “If you want a small, dependable, featureful camera that looks nice” in their review. Expert review site Techradar.com wrote “If you're looking for a reliable camera with a decent zoom range that's capable of producing good quality images – without too much input from you – this is a good option” in their review.

Three Canon PowerShot SX600 HS owners wrote in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Caz8086 wrote on Amazon “The only reason I have dropped a star is that I haven't worked out the functions”. Photoab said three years ago “The case is pretty robust and better than expected” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS. Expert review site Gadgets.ndtv.com mentioned “If the requirement is a rugged camera we suggest ta” in their Canon PowerShot SX600 HS review.

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Easy to Use

A number of people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Alex Hayward mentioned on Amazon “Was astounded by its reliability, ease of use and fantastic results” in his review of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS two years ago “Laptop reasonably easy and remote control function an added bonus” . Amazonreviewer123 wrote in their Canon PowerShot SX600 HS review “It's really easy to use and it takes good high quality (well”.

A few people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Last year Nick wrote “Auto settings very good so rarely needed”. One person thought the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS had a good experience.

One Canon PowerShot SX600 HS owner concluded that the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS had a good interface. K. Guy Wilkinson gave it a rating of 4 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Great camera, fabulous pictures, fantastic user interface”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Sixty-five people who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Takes good pictures in most lighting situations -” in their review of this digital camera. Andii scored it 5 stars and mentioned “So easy to use and the photos are pin sharp”. B4-Its-2-L8 said in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Shoot camera (although I've had others; Olympus/Samsung that take better pictures, especially in low light).2” but even so they only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

A few people said in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS was good in low light. Countrygirl rated it as excellent and said in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS “It performs well in low light, even just moonlight, flash photos are good”. S. Riches said in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS “The results which this setting produces are excellent, even in low light without flash”.

Several customers agreed that it had a good picture resolution. T.h.edwards mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Good compact, dead easy on auto, reasonable selections of alternative shooting modes, great x18 magnification” and scored the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS 80 out of 100. Three years ago Steves-Digicams.com said on Steve's Digicams “Helps steady the camera while shooting on the go or in low-lightGood overall image quality460k dot LCD is great fo”.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of Canon PowerShot SX600 HS reviewers who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS considered that it had a good zoom. Alex Hayward scored the product very highly and he mentioned “The zoom is particularly good - i can't imagine a better camera at this price being on the market” in his review of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS. Jens Larsen mentioned on Amazon two years ago “This camera, however, has a powerful zoom, 16 megapixels” and scored the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS 5 stars. Also two years ago Maria Almudena D. Lopez rated this digital camera 4 stars and he wrote in his review “Very good quality pictures and really impressed with the Zoom capabilities”.

Some Canon PowerShot SX600 HS owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens. Dave S. said in his review two years ago “Very nice camera with very nice wide angle lens 24 mm” and gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100. Expert website Digitaltrends.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Has a 30x lens”. Digitaltrends.com also mentioned “So, even though it may have a better lens, for us the SX600 feels nearly ident”.

A few people who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS thought it had a good autofocus. Mr Baz wrote on Amazon “Good enough to use in most lighting conditions+ Good consistent autofocus performance with mostly reliable metering” in his Canon PowerShot SX600 HS review and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Pcquest.com said “Quick focus”.

One Canon PowerShot SX600 HS reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good image stabiliser. Pcquest.com wrote “Excellent optical stabilisation” .

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Good Video Capture

Twelve customers who reviewed it considered that it was good for video recording. C Batt wrote three years ago “Excellent image quality and video good and easy to use” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product very highly. Janine Birch-Horn rated this digital camera as excellent and she said “Takes great clear pictures and movies and the creative function is fun” in her Canon PowerShot SX600 HS review. Two years ago Molly Bennett wrote in her review of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS “Got some amazing shots and videos with it!”.

Good Product Quality

A number of Canon PowerShot SX600 HS reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was good quality. Two years ago Alex J rated the product 5 stars and he said “It's simple to use and takes good quality photographs” in his review of this digital camera. Alex J also mentioned “It's a decent quality camera for a reasonable price”. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “From the image quality so far no problems or faults to report” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product as very good.

Good Support

Several Canon PowerShot SX600 HS owners agreed that it had good technical guidance. Biff wrote in their review “A Good simple 1-2 page Index guide would be useful”. Mood 1 wrote in their Canon PowerShot SX600 HS review two years ago “Small size discovering effects had to download manual good macro” . S. Riches gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Some people criticise lack of detailed manual controls” in their review of this digital camera.

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 19,820 expert and user reviews for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras.

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Good Flash

Some Canon PowerShot SX600 HS owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good flash. Mrs H. said “Down side is the flash popping up where I tend to hold the camera” in her review of this digital camera.

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The PowerShot SX600 HS has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX600 HS do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX600 HS which do not support wi-Fi, the PowerShot SX600 HS supports wi-Fi.

Other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including cheaper digital cameras such as the VR-340[pl_1686246_price], or the VR-340[pl_1686246_price] both from Olympus.

If you would prefer a camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 18 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX600 HS has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst compact cameras of this age. The average optical zoom of cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot SX600 HS is 9.3x.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot SX600 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot SX600 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot SX600 HS also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] which is cheaper.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to look at including the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price].

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the PowerShot SX600 HS is more than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on compact cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX600 HS.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Canon digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX600 HS. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Has Six Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the PowerShot SX600 HS is more than most similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Canon camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX600 HS. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Digital cameras of this age and type have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 18mm and 1,000mm. At 450 millimeters, the PowerShot SX600 HS has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX600 HS.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Combined Zoom

The PowerShot SX600 HS has one of the bigger combined zooms (72 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age. The combined zooms of cameras of this age and spec range from 3x to 1,600x.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the PowerShot SX600 HS is more than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX600 HS. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Canon camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The PowerShot SX600 HS has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX600 HS.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The PowerShot SX600 HS has a quite high display resolution (numeric) (461,000 pixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. Digital cameras of this spec and age have display resolution (numeric)s of between 230 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 450,000 pixels.

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Features Five Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Canon camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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290 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The PowerShot SX600 HS is a digital camera that takes 290 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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TFT Display

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS has a TFT display which is better than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it 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. Compact cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX600 HS displays range from LCD to AMOLED.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

Digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX600 HS have flash sync-speeds of between 0.0005s and 10s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.67s. With a flash sync-speed of only 0.0005 seconds, the PowerShot SX600 HS has a fairly short flash sync-speed compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot SX600 HS.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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14 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

Several customers wrote that the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS was not noisy. Mr Baz mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “There is no audible motor noise when zooming (least I couldn't hear any) Video does get a bit "grainy in lower light/indoors"Cons”. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on PC Mag “Its images are on the noisy side”. Pcquest.com said in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS two years ago “Mediocre, noisy images”.

Does Not Support Video Capability

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS does not support video capability, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot SX600 HS also do not support video capability.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support video capability including the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The PowerShot SX600 HS does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price].

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Not 3D

Like most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago, the PowerShot SX600 HS is not 3D.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price].

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Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are not waterproof. The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Heavy

The weights of cameras of this spec and age range from 20g to 840g, and the average weight is 170g. The PowerShot SX600 HS is one of the heavier compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX600 HS (188 grams) amongst compact cameras of this age.

Other cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] (170g and cheaper).

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX600 HS. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution(s)

The PowerShot SX600 HS has a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 4:3 - (L) 4608 x 3456, (M1) 3264 x 2448, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 480, 16:9 - (L) 4608 x 2592, (M1) 3264 x 1832, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360, 3:2 - (L) 4608 x 3072, (M1) 3264 x 2176, (M2) 2048 x 1368, (S) 640 x 424, 1:1 - (L) 3456 x 3456, (M1) 2448 x 2448 and (M2) 1536 x 1536 and (S) 480 x 480. Across all cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot SX600 HS the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The PowerShot SX600 HS has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is WAV, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds LC-AAC are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Only Two Number of Aspheric Elementss

Most cameras of this spec and age have between 1 and 14 number of aspheric elementss, including the PowerShot SX600 HS which has two number of aspheric elementss.

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Only Nine Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

Most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have between 1 and 255 auto Focus (AF) pointss, including the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS which has nine auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the PowerShot SX600 HS is more than most cameras of this age and type. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot SX600 HS.

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Only 1920x1080@30fps Resolution At Capture Speed

This digital camera has a resolution at capture speed of 1920x1080@30fps|640x480@30fps, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

At 3.8, the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS has a fairly large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX600 HS. Across all the cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot SX600 HS the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 6.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the PowerShot SX600 HS has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot SX600 HS.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Megapixel

The PowerShot SX600 HS has a pretty standard megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot SX600 HS.

We compared all the other 16MP digital cameras to this camera and we think the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price] (18.2MP).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX600 HS.

There are a number of other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] which is cheaper.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price] (20x).

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot SX600 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. Most compact cameras that are a similar age to it have a CCD sensor type.

If the sensor type of this Canon digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] (CCD) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Orientation Sensor
Camera File System
Direct Printing
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Carrying Case
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Data Network
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Image Processor
Self-Timer

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Expert Reviews

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15 June 2015

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is not only compact in size also packs loads of features. With 16 MP sensor and 18X zoom lens, it is one of the perfect choices for the beginners. The camera sports... Read more…

The Canon PowerShot S 600 HS delivers easy automatic shooting options, very good photo and video quality, and a useful zoom range with optical image stabilization in a slim, lightweight package and at
Compact body
18x optical zoom
Warm, natural colour reproduction
Compact, pocketfriendly body
The lens is slow, so indoor use of the zoom lens is limited, the autofocus can be frustratingly inaccurate at times, and lowlight photo and video quality are merely OK
Average lowlight performance
Mediocre, noisy images
No advanced shooting modes
Slow lens zom
3 January 2015

Updated as on January 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Compact cameras have reached all kinds of people over the past few years. As a result, the... Read more…

4 August 2014

Quick TakeProsExposure and Color were accurate in all shooting modesDedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to recordIntelligent I.S. helps steady the camera while shooting on the go or in... Read more…

27 June 2014

The right side has a wrist strap anchor point and a door that hides AV and HDMI out ports. The base has the tripod anchor point and a door behind which is the solid battery and any SD card you... Read more…

25 June 2014

Though there's nothing extraordinary about it, the SX600 HS is a solid choice for snapshooters wanting a simple step up from a smartphone without sacrificing on-the-go sharing...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 19 November 2014 by Rnaugatuck
Rnaugatuck would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Half the size of my 5 yr. old PowerShot and with more features and greatly improved performance. Old camera started to have problems with stabilization and focus. It had worked well overall, so I... Read more…

Reviewed 23 December 2014 by Sraroque
Sraroque would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

It exceeds my expectations at this price. I highly recommend to anyone in search of handy and easy to use ... point and shoot camera. The best I have had in decades. SUPERB...

Reviewed 1 January 2015 by Deedubb62
Deedubb62 would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

This little pocket dynamo captures pix almost as good as my 70D. I always carry it with me if I am not using a DSLR. You can't go wrong with this little tool which is very powerful!

Reviewed 13 November 2014 by Scott c.
(Verified Purchase)

Memory controllers are identical to the more expensive boards, there may be a bios/overclock difference as well (not that this board doesn't have ALOT of over clocking features). if you are not an... Read more…

Reviewed 14 September 2013 by Frank D.
(Verified Purchase)

Make sure you check your NT System & Kernal process after the USB 3.0 driver is installed. Also my customers OS was Vista x64. He has been using Vista for quite some time and refuses to upgrade to... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon sx600, canon sx600h, canon hw3371, info 9342b012, canon sx600hs, canon 9341b012, canon 9340b011, canon 9340b012, canon 10179311, info 9342b012a, canon 9342b012, info 9342b012aa, canon 9342b012a, canon 9341b012a, canon 9340b012a, canon 9341b012aa, canon 9340b012aa, canon 9342b012aa
Barcodes 00000010179311, 00013803238167, 00013803238648, 00013803238655, 00032377218191, 00032377218511, 00032377218764, 00132018240069, 00138032381672, 00138032386486, 00138032386554, 00871457461603, 04549292004182, 05054230627853, 05054230627860, 05054230627877, 08714574616032, 08714574616049, 08714574616070, 08714574616087, 08714574616117, 08714574616124, 08714574619323, 08714574619347, 08714574619378, 08714574619392, 08714574619422, 08714574619446, 08714574621470

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