Updated 25 Oct 2017

Canon

PowerShot SX60 HS (with 3.8-247mm lens)

Snapshot: The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (with 3.8-247mm lens) compact camera can shoot full-HD video and has a huge zoom. But how's the image quality?

PowerShot SX60 HS (with 3.8-247mm lens)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$669

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Test results

Overall score
58
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10
Flash
?/10

Good points

  • OK image quality.
  • OK screen.
  • OK flash.
  • Has a huge zoom, a high resolution articulated monitor, a wide-angled lens, PASM modes and a connection for an external flash.
  • Can shoot full-HD video and manually focus.

But

  • Just OK video quality.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Image quality (40%): Unless otherwise stated the cameras are set to full automatic function – including exposure, white balance and focus – with maximum resolution and image quality setting in JPEG.
Ease of use (40%): An evaluation of the manual, viewfinder, monitor, data transfer, shutter delay, inserting/removing memory, changing settings, controls and batteries.
Screen (10%): A rating of image quality of the screen, and the difference between the height and width displayed and what is recorded on the final image.
Video quality (10%): A rating of the quality of short video clips.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$669
Type
Compact

More test results

Viewfinder
6.3

Specifications

Megapixels (MP)
16
Battery type
Lithium-ion
Sensor
1/2.3" CMOS
ISO range
100 - 3200
Optical zoom
65
Aperture range
3.4 - 6.5
Zoom range
23 - 1223
Shutter range
1/2000 - 1
Dimensions (cm)
128 x 114 x 93
Weight (g)
689
Depth (mm)
114
Memory card
SDHC, SDXC

Features

Water resistant
No
RAW support
GPS tagging
×
PASM modes
Manual focus option

Monitor

Monitor size (inches)
3
Monitor pixels
922,000
Touchscreen
×
Articulated monitor

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Electronic
Viewfinder pixels
922,000

Video

Video
1920 x 1080
Microphone input

Flash

Flash type
Switch on by hand
Connection for external flash

More info

Notes

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