CANON POWERSHOT SX610 HS: Featuring a 20MP Image Sensor and Optical Image Stabilization
Canon has taken the concept of compact cameras to a whole new level with the latest POWERSHOT SX610 HS. This camera boasts of an enthralling specs sheet and offers the latest connectivity schemes as well. Here is how the POWERSHOT SX610 HS looks like in detail:
The POWERSHOT SX610 HS offers a 20MP image sensor measuring 6.17mmx4.55mm in terms of dimensions. The BSI-CMOS sensor offers a maximum image resolution of 5184x3888 pixels. Other resolutions are supported as well with the lowest being 480x480 pixels. Multiple aspect ratios are supported in 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and the usual 16:9. The 1/ 2.3 inch sensor works in unison with the DIGIC 4+ image processing engine. The POWERSHOT SX610 HS offers an extended ISO sensitivity range of 80-3200 in addition to the Auto mode. 5 white balance presets are supported by this camera followed by the single custom white balance mode. Optical Image Stabilization is offered but the RAW format seems to be missing. JPEG image format is supported with Fine and Superfine quality levels supported by the same.
Focus and Optics
The POWERSHOT SX610 HS offers an extended focal range of 25-450mm. Optical zooming limit for this camera is 18X. Maximum lens aperture on offer is F3.8-F6.9, ranging from Wide-angle to the telephoto. The POWERSHOT SX610 HS also offers Digital Zooming capability of up to 4X. Manual focus and Autofocus are supported by this camera with several featured modes in Live View, Face Detection and many more. Normal focus range for the POWERSHOT SX610 HS is 5cm which is also similar to the macro focus range. 9 focus points are available for better clarity.
The POWERSHOT SX610 HS boasts of a fixed LCD panel, measuring 3 inches. The Pure Color II G TFT panel offers 922K dots in terms of screen resolution. Touch support seems to be missing but the POWERSHOT SX610 HS supports the Live View, boasting of a wider range.
Photography and Videography
The POWERSHOT SX610 HS offers an extended shutter speed range of 15-1/2000 sec. Multiple Subject modes are offered in addition to the built-in flash. This camera offers 3.50m in terms of flash range besides the featured modes like slow synchro, auto, on and off. Burst shooting is allowed at 2.5 frames per second. Self timer is supported alongside several metering modes like multi, spot and center-weighted.
Full HD video recording is supported by the POWERSHOT SX610 HS at 30p. Other resolutions are supported as well in 480p and HD. MPEG-4 and H.264 are the supported video formats.
The POWERSHOT SX610 HS features USB 2.0 for faster file transfers in addition to the micro-HDMI port. Built-in wireless support is also available besides the optional remote access. SD, SDXC and SDHC digital cards are supported for expanding the internal storage limit.
Build and Battery
The POWERSHOT SX610 HS weighs 191g and measures 105mmx61mmx27mm in terms of dimensions. Powering the POWERSHOT SX610 HS is the NB-6LH battery module, supporting up to 270 shots on a single charge.