- Resolution: 16.1 MP
- Sensor size: 1/2.3 inch
- Screen size: 3 inch
- Sensor type: CMOS
- Optical Zoom: 65X
- Digital Zoom: 4X
- Type: Point & Shoot
- Wi-Fi: Yes
- NFC: Yes
- LCD Info Display: TFT LCD
Announced in September 2014, the Canon Powershot SX60 HS is a super zoom camera. The camera costs approximately Rs. 32,000*/-.
The Powershot SX60 HS features a 65X optical zoom lens. The zoom equals 21-1365 mm and has image stabilization. It has a 16.1 CMOS sensor along with the DIGIC 6 processor from Canon. The camera shoots at 6.4 fps. The maximum ISO of the camera is 3200. At high zoom range, the camera would require you to use a tripod or monopod for best results. The cameras aperture range is f/3/5 to f/6.5 and it is quite slow compared to competitors like Panasonic or Fujifilm. The camera also features good connectivity options like Wi-Fi as well as NFC for seamless wireless image and file transfer. It also allows the user to use the remote shutter control for exceptional images.
Design and Display:
The Power shot SX60HS features a 921k-dot 3-inch LCD screen that is quite a standard setup for a camera. The display lacks touch screen operation and has a limited button layout on the rear plate. A touch screen option would have eliminated the very little button options too. The camera has a D-Pad on the rear plate and sits quite well with the body. The camera’s vari-angle display allows arm and twist options for all those tricky and hard to shoot snaps. The display is quite flexible than most non-super zoom displays.
The EVF n the SX60HS offers 100 percent coverage and has been re-modified to perfection over the previous model. The 202k-dot resolution has also been improved to 922k-dot resolution. This is a major upgrade from the previous models built. The details captured are good, but the colours seem a tad oversaturated and this makes your pictures seem a little oversaturated than you’d expect. The camera has a proximity sensor too, but when it comes into usage from switching automatically from LCD to EVF, the sensor plays spoil sport at times.
The Processor on the SX60 HS offers reasonable speed and provides an unhindered performance. The motor on this camera is quite smooth but noisy, it might be troublesome while shooting videos. The focusing speed is where the issue lies in this camera. The camera offers reasonable performance while shooting in daylight, but it gets real messy while shooting in low light. All in all, the SX60 HS is a decent performing camera from Canon that snuggles quite well as a reasonably pliable camera.
Indeed the Powershot SX60 HS has a massive zoom range and its handling is also quite decent. However, the lens performance is towards the downside and the image quality is not as excellent as you might expect.
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Rivals:
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Nikon Coolpix P600
Sony Cybershot DSC HX400V