Updated 21 Nov 2016

Canon

PowerShot SX60 HS

Snapshot: The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS compact camera has a manual focus option, can shoot Full-HD video and has a huge zoom. But how’s the image quality?

PowerShot SX60 HS
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$669

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Test results

Overall score
59
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10
Flash
?/10

Good points

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

But

  • Just OK ease of use.

How we test

Our test was a joint international consumer test, conducted by a laboratory in Europe.

Overall score includes:

Image quality (50%): 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 (30%): 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.
Flash (0%): A rating of the strength and evenness of the flash lighting at different distances. Does not add to overall score.

Price is based on a survey of online retailers.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$669
Type
Compact

Specifications

Battery type
Lithium-ion
Megapixels (MP)
16
Sensor
1/2.3" CMOS
Memory card
SDHC, SDXC
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

Features

Water resistant
No
Raw support
Yes
GPS tagging
No
PASM modes
Yes
Manual focus option
Yes

Monitor

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Electronic
Viewfinder pixels
922000

Video

Resolution
1920 x 1080
Microphone input

Flash

Flash type
Integrated
Connection for external flash

More info

Notes
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