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Canon SX620 HS Digital Camera

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20.2MP 25x CMOS May 2016
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29 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Canon digital camera received "" award from Imaging Resource.com.

Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this camera is outstanding based on 7 owner reviews. This puts this Canon digital camera in the top 17% of all the recently released digital cameras when ranked by average owner review score.

A Best Selling Digital Camera

According to Amazon sales data, the SX620 HS is a popular choice amongst people who purchased digital cameras in the last 3 months.

Canon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Canon has good average reviews for its compact cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range.

Good Size

One Canon SX620 HS owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Expert website Steves-Digicams.com wrote in January last year “Canon's new PowerShot SX620 HS builds upon the SX610 from last year, with a few upgrades that many are sure to appreciate; especially those looking for a compact travel camera” .

Only Released Eight Months Ago

Being released just eight months ago, this camera is likely to use more advanced technology.

Supports Wi-Fi

Like most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the SX620 HS, the SX620 HS supports wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57, or the Canon SX720 HS ($329.00) which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other latest comparable spec digital cameras, the SX620 HS has an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57, and the Canon SX720 HS ($329.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Megapixel

Recently released compact cameras have megapixels of between 8MP and 21MP. With a megapixel of 20.2 megapixels, the SX620 HS has a fairly high megapixel compared to most of the other new compact cameras.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of digital cameras that were launched in the last year is 13x, and the optical zooms range from 1.3x to 50x. With an optical zoom of 25 times zoom factor, the SX620 HS has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other latest cameras.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Canon SX620 HS is more than most similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported image formats supported is JPEG XR, but this image formats supported is not supported by this Canon digital camera. The image formats supporteds JPG and RAW are also supported by this camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Has Seven White Balances

The SX620 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that were released in the last year. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on latest comparable spec digital cameras. 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 Canon SX620 HS is more than most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. This 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 SX620 HS. The photo effectss "Black&White", "Neutral", "Positive film", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of 21.1 megapixels, the Canon SX620 HS has one of the more total megapixelss amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SX620 HS have total megapixelss of between 14MP and 24MP, and the average total megapixels is 19MP.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 625 millimeters, the SX620 HS has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the SX620 HS is 20mm, the longest is 1,200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 340mm.

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Fairly Big Combined Zoom

Across all the compact cameras that were released in the last 12 months the combined zooms range from 24x to 160x. The SX620 HS has a quite big combined zoom (100 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other new compact cameras.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of recently released digital cameras is 440,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230,000 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 922,000 pixels, the SX620 HS has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The SX620 HS has a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most similar spec cameras that came out in the last year. Most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the best image resolution amongst all compact cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

A 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution is the worst image resolution across similar types of camera.

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DIGIC 4+ Image Processor

This camera has a DIGIC 4+ image processor, which is the most commonly found image processor on new cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The SX620 HS supports 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 common video resolution supported by comparable spec digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Canon camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 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 in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all compact cameras that are a comparable age to the SX620 HS.

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

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the SX620 HS is more than most cameras that were released in the last 12 months. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by similar spec digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months. The camera file systems "DCF", "DPOF 1.1" and "RAW" are also supported by this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the SX620 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all compact cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

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

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Features Five Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The SX620 HS has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most new compact cameras. This digital camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months. 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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295 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The SX620 HS is a digital camera that takes 295 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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TFT Display

This digital camera has a TFT display, which is the most frequently found display on compact cameras that were released in the last 12 months. 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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Has Two Shooting Modess

The SX620 HS has a greater number of shooting modes than most recently released digital cameras. This Canon digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on compact cameras that came out in the last 12 months. The shooting modes "Scene" is also found on this camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

With an ISO sensitivity (min) of only 80, the Canon SX620 HS has a quite small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the SX620 HS. The average ISO sensitivity (min) of digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SX620 HS is 91.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The SX620 HS does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that were released in the last year also do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Canon SX720 HS ($329.00), or the Samsung Gear 360 ($250.00) which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon SX620 HS is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other latest compact cameras are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras that were released in the last 12 months, the SX620 HS is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon SX620 HS does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other compact cameras that came out in the last 12 months also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to look at including the Canon SX720 HS ($329.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for the last year, the SX620 HS does not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Canon SX620 HS does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SX620 HS also do not have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 is also worth considering.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The SX620 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Only Has One Camera Playback

The number of camera playback modes found on the SX620 HS is more than most new cameras. The most commonly found camera playback is Thumbnails, but this camera playback is not found on this camera. The camera playbacks Highlights are also found on this Canon 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 compact cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon SX620 HS

Average Display Diagonal

The Canon SX620 HS has a relatively standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the SX620 HS.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57, or the Canon SX720 HS ($329.00) which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on new digital cameras. 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 digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-TZ57, or the Lumix DMC-TZ57 both from Panasonic or the Canon SX720 HS ($329.00).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the SX620 HS has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other new compact cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57, or the Canon SX720 HS ($329.00).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 158 grams, the Canon SX620 HS has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other new compact cameras.

Other digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Canon SX720 HS ($329.00) (270g), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 (223g), or the Samsung Gear 360 ($250.00) (153g) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Canon SX620 HS has a better sensor type than most compact cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most new compact cameras have a CCD sensor type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Canon SX720 HS ($329.00) which has better reviews.

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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)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
External Flash Connector
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Orientation Sensor
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Playback Modes
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
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
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Image Processor
Self-Timer
Smartphone Remote Support
Remote Control Type
Recording Time

Expert Reviews

The Canon SX620 HS' lens not surprisingly dominates its front panel, with the lens bezel stretching right from top to bottom of the camera body. Overall, the styling and basic layout is very... Read more…

10 May 2016

Canon's new PowerShot SX620 HS builds upon the SX610 from last year, with a few upgrades that many are sure to appreciate; especially those looking for a compact travel camera.While the SX620 HS... Read more…

User Reviews

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Reviewed 18 July 2016 by Willo
(Verified Purchase)

I wanted a smaller, lighter alternative to my trusty Canon G10. Something I could have with me all the time in my pocket without the bulkier, heavier G10. I prefer the robust options of the SX620... Read more…

Reviewed 27 July 2016 by Anna Rock Head
(Verified Purchase)

I am very impressed with this camera. It is small in size and weight which makes this camera perfect for my excursions. I go fossil and gem hunting frequently and the light weight matched with the... Read more…

Reviewed 8 August 2016 by Eileen
(Verified Purchase)

Purchased to replace a 7 yr old Nikon Coolpix, this is a feature rich, small handprint camera that gets the job done. I researched all of the popular point and shoot digital cameras and while you... Read more…

Reviewed 25 July 2016 by Ships
(Verified Purchase)

Just got this new Canon and I really like it. Small, fits in my hand, purse and pocket. The rubberized parts make for a secure grip. Faster telephoto focusing than my previous model. The battery... Read more…

Reviewed 13 July 2016 by John
(Verified Purchase)

Handheld pocket camera that has a 100X zoom. The camera is easy to use and the photos are sharp. I have not yet had time to really push it but initial results are good. It is hard to focus at high... Read more…

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