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Canon SX1 IS vs Canon SX60 HS

Portability
64
Imaging
33
Features
53
Overall
41
Canon PowerShot SX1 IS front
 
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS front
Portability
61
Imaging
41
Features
67
Overall
51

Canon SX1 IS vs Canon SX60 HS Key Specs

Canon SX1 IS
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.8" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-560mm (F2.8-5.7) lens
  • 615g - 128 x 88 x 88mm
  • Revealed March 2009
Canon SX60 HS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 21-1365mm (F3.4-6.5) lens
  • 650g - 128 x 93 x 114mm
  • Launched September 2014
  • Replaced the Canon SX50 HS
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Canon SX1 IS vs Canon SX60 HS Overview

On this page, we will be contrasting the Canon SX1 IS vs Canon SX60 HS, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and they are both offered by Canon. There is a considerable difference among the image resolutions of the SX1 IS (10MP) and SX60 HS (16MP) but both cameras offer the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The SX1 IS was manufactured 6 years before the SX60 HS which is a fairly large difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both the cameras have the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before delving right into a full comparison, here is a brief introduction of how the SX1 IS matches up vs the SX60 HS in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX1 IS over the Canon SX60 HS

 SX1 IS SX60 HS 

Reasons to pick Canon SX60 HS over the Canon SX1 IS

 SX60 HS SX1 IS 
LaunchedSeptember 2014March 2009Newer by 66 months
Screen dimensions3"2.8"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution922k230kClearer screen (+692k dot)

Common features in the Canon SX1 IS and Canon SX60 HS

 SX1 IS SX60 HS 
Focus manually Very exact focusing
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated screen
Selfie screen Both good for selfies
Touch friendly screen Lacking Touch friendly screen

Canon SX1 IS vs Canon SX60 HS Physical Comparison

If you are going to travel with your camera often, you have to factor in its weight and measurements. The Canon SX1 IS has outside measurements of 128mm x 88mm x 88mm (5.0" x 3.5" x 3.5") accompanied by a weight of 615 grams (1.36 lbs) while the Canon SX60 HS has proportions of 128mm x 93mm x 114mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 4.5") with a weight of 650 grams (1.43 lbs).

Check the Canon SX1 IS vs Canon SX60 HS in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you have at that moment. Below is a front view physical size comparison of the SX1 IS and the SX60 HS.

Canon SX1 IS vs Canon SX60 HS size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the SX1 IS and SX60 HS is 64 and 61 respectively.

Canon SX1 IS vs Canon SX60 HS top view buttons comparison

Canon SX1 IS vs Canon SX60 HS Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it can be tough to picture the difference in sensor dimensions simply by checking out specs. The image underneath might provide you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the SX1 IS and SX60 HS.

All in all, the two cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit different resolution. You can count on the Canon SX60 HS to show more detail due to its extra 6MP. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop photographs more aggressively. The more aged SX1 IS will be behind in sensor tech.

Canon SX1 IS vs Canon SX60 HS sensor size comparison

Canon SX1 IS vs Canon SX60 HS Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX1 IS vs Canon SX60 HS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX1 IS Portrait photography info
Canon SX60 HS Portrait photography info
46
manual focus
flash sync is higher than normal (1/500s)
includes face detection autofocus
saves RAW formats
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
56
has manual focus
good MP (16 megapixels)
includes face detect autofocus
exports RAW formats
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Canon SX1 IS Street photography info
Canon SX60 HS Street photography info
56
screen articulates
built in image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
heavier than average in class (615 grams)
56
screen articulates
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
more heavy than competition in class (650 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX1 IS Sports photography highlights
Canon SX60 HS Sports photography highlights
33
incredible zoom range (28-560mm 20.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
slow fps (4.0 frames/s)
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
53
great zoom range (21-1365mm 65.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16MP)
includes tracking focus
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX1 IS Travel photography info
Canon SX60 HS Travel photography info
52
has built in flash
screen is selfie friendly
pretty wide (28mm)
very long reach (560mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
heavier than average in class (615 grams)
megapixel count low (10MP)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
57
good MP (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
quite wide (21mm)
very long reach (1365mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition in class (650 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX1 IS Landscape photography factors
Canon SX60 HS Landscape photography factors
44
manual focus
pretty wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (2.8 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have Time Lapse recording
52
has manual focus
quite wide (21mm)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16MP)
exports RAW formats
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX1 IS Vlogging advice
Canon SX60 HS Vlogging advice
57
pretty wide (28mm)
screen is selfie friendly
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not have external mic jack
heavier than average in class (615 grams)
62
quite wide (21mm)
screen is selfie friendly
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
has microphone port
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
more heavy than competition in class (650 grams)
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Canon SX1 IS vs Canon SX60 HS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX1 IS and Canon SX60 HS
 Canon PowerShot SX1 ISCanon PowerShot SX60 HS
General Information
Company Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot SX1 IS Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2009-03-27 2014-09-16
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor - DIGIC 6
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3072
Highest native ISO 1600 6400
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-560mm (20.0x) 21-1365mm (65.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-5.7 f/3.4-6.5
Macro focusing distance 0cm 0cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Display sizing 2.8 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 230k dot 922k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 922k dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15s 15s
Highest shutter speed 1/3200s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed 4.0 frames/s 6.4 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 5.20 m 5.50 m
Flash modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off Auto, on, slow synchro, off
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/500s -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 615 grams (1.36 lb) 650 grams (1.43 lb)
Physical dimensions 128 x 88 x 88mm (5.0" x 3.5" x 3.5") 128 x 93 x 114mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 4.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested 39
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 19.2
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 10.1
DXO Low light rating not tested 127
Other
Battery life - 340 shots
Form of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID - NB-10L
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec or custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/MMC card SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at launch $600 $549