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Canon SX610 HS
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Canon SX610 HS Digital Camera

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20.2MP 18x CMOS Mar 2016
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Along with its impressively slim profile and stylish new design, the PowerShot SX610 HS camera boasts a powerful array of advanced capabilities. The 18x Optical Zoom gives you excellent... More
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21 Reasons For

Popular Choice

According to Amazon sales data, the SX610 HS is a popular choice amongst people who bought digital cameras in the last 3 months.

Good Brand

Canon is one of the better rated digital camera brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Canon also has good reviews for its compact cameras.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The SX610 HS supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other latest compact cameras do not support Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 285 HS.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of recently released cameras range from 0.5" to 3". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the SX610 HS has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 285 HS, or the Nikon S7000 ($229.00).

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Supports Wi-Fi

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SX610 HS, the SX610 HS supports wi-Fi.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available which you might also want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix W100 ($156.95) which is cheaper; or the Nikon S7000 ($229.00), or the Canon IXUS 285 HS which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon SX610 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras that came out in the last year.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Canon IXUS 285 HS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite High Megapixel

The SX610 HS has a fairly high megapixel (20.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched in the last year. The average megapixel of recently released compact cameras is 18MP.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 20.2MP digital cameras currently available including the Canon IXUS 285 HS which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The Canon SX610 HS has a quite big optical zoom (18 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the SX610 HS. The average optical zoom of compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the SX610 HS is 13x, and the optical zooms range from 1.3x to 50x.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Nikon S7000 ($229.00) (20x) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Wide Field of View

The average field of view of latest compact cameras is 99%. With a field of view of 100 percent, the SX610 HS has a quite wide field of view compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the SX610 HS.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the SX610 HS is more than most new compact cameras. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on latest digital cameras. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Has Six Photo Effectss

The Canon SX610 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras that have been around for the last year. This Canon camera has a Sepia photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SX610 HS. The photo effectss "Black&White", "Neutral", "Positive film", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

The SX610 HS has a fairly many total megapixels (21.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the SX610 HS. The least total megapixels of newly released comparable spec digital cameras is 14MP, the most is 24MP, and the average total megapixels is 19MP.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SX610 HS have display resolution (numeric)s of between 230,000 pixels and 1,100,000 pixels. At 922,000 pixels, the SX610 HS has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other new compact cameras.

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Quite High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The lowest motion JPEG frame rate of recently released digital cameras is 25fps and the highest is 60fps. With a motion JPEG frame rate of 30 frames per second, the Canon SX610 HS has a quite high motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other new compact cameras.

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Very Long Battery Life (max)

When compared to other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SX610 HS, the battery life (max) of the Canon SX610 HS of 5 hours is one of the longest. Across all the recently released digital cameras the battery life (max)s range from 1h to 5h.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 6.9, the SX610 HS has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the SX610 HS. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SX610 HS the maximum aperture numbers range from 4.9 to 7.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon SX610 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. This Canon digital camera also support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 1080 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 latest digital cameras.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the SX610 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the SX610 HS.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Canon SX610 HS is more than most new compact cameras. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this Canon camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Single Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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TFT Display

This camera has a TFT display, which is the most commonly found display on compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. 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.

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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 similar spec digital cameras that came out in the last year.

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10 Reasons Against

Not 3D

The Canon SX610 HS is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for the last year are also not 3D.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras that were launched in the last year, the SX610 HS is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The SX610 HS does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the SX610 HS also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Canon IXUS 285 HS.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other recently released comparable spec cameras, the SX610 HS does not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that were launched in the last year, the SX610 HS does not have a built-in flash.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The SX610 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the SX610 HS. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only 1280x720@30fps Resolution At Capture Speed

This digital camera has a resolution at capture speed of 640x480@30fps|1280x720@30fps|1920x1080@30fps, which is the most frequently found resolution at capture speed on cameras that were launched in the last year.

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

The SX610 HS has a wider light exposure correction than most comparable spec cameras that came out in the last 12 months. This Canon camera has a ± 1EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction. Across all digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SX610 HS the worst light exposure correction is ± 3EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step) and the best is ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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Only Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the SX610 HS is more than most recently released comparable spec cameras. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Canon camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of cameras that have been on the market for the last year is 3.2, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 3.8. When compared to other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SX610 HS that we have assessed, the minimum aperture number of the SX610 HS of 3.8 is one of the largest.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon SX610 HS

Released Eleven Months Ago

This camera has been on the market for eleven months.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might want to consider include a cheaper camera such as the Coolpix W100 ($156.95), or the Coolpix W100 ($156.95) both from Nikon or you might consider a better rated camera such as the IXUS 285 HS, or the IXUS 285 HS both from Canon or the Nikon S7000 ($229.00).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the SX610 HS has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for the last year.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 285 HS.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 167 grams, the SX610 HS has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the SX610 HS.

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MOS Sensor Type

The SX610 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than most latest comparable spec digital cameras. Most new compact cameras have a CCD sensor type.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix W100 ($156.95) which is cheaper; or the Canon IXUS 285 HS, and the Nikon S7000 ($229.00) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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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
Focus Adjustment
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
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
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
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Playback Modes
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Wrist Strap Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)

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Expert Reviews

(12)
25 October 2015

When the Canon Powershot SX610 HS came to the office, we were more than delighted to give it a spin. The unit we tested came in black and is likely to receive positive comments because of its... Read more…

Quality build
Simple, effective handling
Screen resolution
Creative Shot mode
WiFi and NFC
Monitor doesn't tilt or swivel and isn't a touchscreen
Not enough options in the app
Picture quality not improved since S 600 HS
No advanced settings in video mode
Image quality suffers at moderate ISOs
9 October 2015

Specifications...

13 July 2015

While Canon's PowerShot SX610 HS camera has reached the 20 megapixels of resolution threshold -- a level of resolution that seemed unlikely for most point and shoot cameras just a few years ago --...

24 June 2015

Gadgetspeak.com

The right side has a tight fitting door behind which are AV and HDMI out sockets, above this is a wrist strpap anchor point. The left side has a manual flash deployment button. The base has the... Read more…

21 April 2015

PhotographyBlog.com

Last year's PowerShot SX600 HS offered a good balance of performance and features at a reasonable price, so it's perhaps unsurprising that Canon hasn't altered this recipe much for the new SX610... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 27 May 2015 by Carlos
Carlos would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera for when I do not need nor want to carry my DSLR, especially when traveling. Picture quality is great for a point and shoot, even at night. Of course it won't be the same as... Read more…

Reviewed 30 March 2015 by Sylvie
Sylvie would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (Verified Purchase)

I love the size! IT FITS EVEN IN A SMALL PURSE OR POCKET. uSED IT INDOORS AT A WEDDING RECENTLY AND IT AUTOMATICALY BRIGHTENED DEEP CORNERS FOR GREAT SHOTS.Since I'm not too tech savvy, it will... Read more…

Reviewed 6 August 2015 by Honeymooner
Honeymooner would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (Verified Purchase)

We purchased this camera with the intent of taking it with us on a cruise around europe. Wanting something that would take quality pictures and videos but still being a smaller point and shoot... Read more…

Reviewed 1 June 2015 by Happy camper
Happy camper would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (Verified Purchase)

I purchased this camera to replace a Canon PowerShot Elph, which I had dropped on the floor and broken. I wanted point and shoot and auto settings that were easy to use. I wanted a good video... Read more…

Reviewed 12 March 2015 by Dave

An absolutely great camera. Great sharp images, strong color depth, and easy to use. This camera has everything going for it. Many of the features on this camera are not even found on some DSLR... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon w18, canon w18x, canon pssx610, canon pssx610h, canon 0113c001, canon 0111c001, canon 0112c001, canon pssx610hs, canon pssx610hsb, canon pssx610hsbk, canon powershotsx610, canon powershotsx610h, canon powershotsx610hs
Barcodes 00013803253047, 00013803253276, 00013803253283, 00689466804768, 00743724336146, 04549292030655

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