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Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Digital Camera

Compact Camera 20.2MP 18x Yes Jan 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Canon digital cameras have good reviews
Supports video recording
Does not have a GPS (satellite)

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Canon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 34,746 expert and user reviews (including 2,754 verified purchases), Canon has good ratings for its cameras. Canon also has good ratings specifically for its high megapixel cameras compared to other manufacturers. 97% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

This Canon camera was released in January 2015.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The PowerShot SX610 HS supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS supports Full HD video, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot SX610 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 digital camera). This camera also support a video resolutions of 1080 x 720 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. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The PowerShot SX610 HS has a fairly standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the D5500 ($445) (3.2"), or the D810A ($3,539.92) (3.2") both from Nikon.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The PowerShot SX610 HS has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS does not have a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera which have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Histogram

The PowerShot SX610 HS features histogram. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also feature histogram.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The PowerShot SX610 HS supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PowerShot SX610 HS supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot SX610 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a built-in flash.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The PowerShot SX610 HS has a USB connectivity, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a fairly average optical zoom (18 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX710 HS (30x), or the Sony DSC-HX90 (30x).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the DSC-W830 ($109.99) (32x), or the DSC-HX90 (120x) both from Sony or the Canon PowerShot SX710 HS (10x).

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 3.8, the PowerShot SX610 HS has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age. Digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 22.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the weights range from 90g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 390g. The PowerShot SX610 HS is one of the lighter cameras that are a similar age to this camera (only 167 grams) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Sony ILCE-QX1 (158g).

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

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Only 4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

The PowerShot SX610 HS has a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of this age and type.

This camera's image resolution (4608 x 3456 pixels) is in fact the worst image resolution across all high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

Across similar types of camera the best image resolution is 7360 x 4912 pixels.

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20.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.2 megapixels digital camera.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the PowerShot SX410 IS (20.5MP), or the SX410 IS ($210.99) (20.5MP) both from Canon or the Kodak Pixpro AZ651 (20.68MP).

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a self-timer, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Wrist Strap

The PowerShot SX610 HS has a wrist strap. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also have a wrist strap.

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Has a Carrying Case

The PowerShot SX610 HS has a carrying case, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The PowerShot SX610 HS has a battery charger included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The PowerShot SX610 HS has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The PowerShot SX610 HS has a built-in microphone. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The PowerShot SX610 HS supports PictBridge, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has an HDMI

The PowerShot SX610 HS has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have an HDMI.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on cameras of this spec and age.

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Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The PowerShot SX610 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of a similar age and type to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "Auto", "3200", "80", "200", "400", "800" and "1600" are also supported by this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 0111c012ba, info 0111c012aa, canon 111c012ba, canon 0111c001
Barcodes 00009608235271, 00013803253047, 00013803253276, 00013803253283, 04549292030631, 04549292031034, 04549292031096, 08714574627175, 08714574627199, 08714574630656, 08714574630663

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