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Canon SX510 HS vs Canon SX60 HS

Portability
80
Imaging
36
Features
41
Overall
38
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS front
 
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS front
Portability
61
Imaging
41
Features
67
Overall
51

Canon SX510 HS vs Canon SX60 HS Key Specs

Canon SX510 HS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.4-5.8) lens
  • 349g - 104 x 70 x 80mm
  • Released August 2013
  • Superseded the Canon SX500 IS
  • Successor is Canon SX520 HS
Canon SX60 HS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • 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
  • Superseded the Canon SX50 HS
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Canon SX510 HS vs Canon SX60 HS Overview

Lets look more closely at the Canon SX510 HS vs Canon SX60 HS, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both of them are designed by Canon. There exists a crucial gap between the resolutions of the SX510 HS (12MP) and SX60 HS (16MP) but both cameras provide the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The SX510 HS was brought out 13 months earlier than the SX60 HS making them a generation apart from one another. Both the cameras have different body design with the Canon SX510 HS being a Compact camera and the Canon SX60 HS being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before getting straight to a more detailed comparison, here is a brief summation of how the SX510 HS scores vs the SX60 HS in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX510 HS over the Canon SX60 HS

 SX510 HS SX60 HS 

Reasons to pick Canon SX60 HS over the Canon SX510 HS

 SX60 HS SX510 HS 
LaunchedSeptember 2014August 2013Fresher by 13 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution922k461kClearer display (+461k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the Canon SX510 HS and Canon SX60 HS

 SX510 HS SX60 HS 
Manual focus Dial accurate focusing
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display sizing
Touch friendly display Neither comes with Touch friendly display

Canon SX510 HS vs Canon SX60 HS Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to carry your camera frequently, you will have to take into account its weight and measurements. The Canon SX510 HS comes with external dimensions of 104mm x 70mm x 80mm (4.1" x 2.8" x 3.1") along with a weight of 349 grams (0.77 lbs) and the Canon SX60 HS has proportions of 128mm x 93mm x 114mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 4.5") accompanied by a weight of 650 grams (1.43 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are utilizing at that time. Following is a front view physical size comparison of the SX510 HS compared to the SX60 HS.

Canon SX510 HS vs Canon SX60 HS size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the SX510 HS and SX60 HS is 80 and 61 respectively.

Canon SX510 HS vs Canon SX60 HS top view buttons comparison

Canon SX510 HS vs Canon SX60 HS Sensor Comparison

Typically, its tough to envision the contrast between sensor sizing merely by checking a spec sheet. The photograph underneath might provide you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the SX510 HS and SX60 HS.

As you can see, each of these cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but not the same resolution. You should anticipate the Canon SX60 HS to give you extra detail having its extra 4MP. Greater resolution can also let you crop photos more aggressively. The older SX510 HS is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor tech.

Canon SX510 HS vs Canon SX60 HS sensor size comparison

Canon SX510 HS vs Canon SX60 HS Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX510 HS vs Canon SX60 HS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX510 HS Portrait photography features
Canon SX60 HS Portrait photography features
34
has manual focus
provides face detect focus
can't use external flash
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
56
you can focus manually
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
supports face detect focus
saves RAW files
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Canon SX510 HS Street photography information
Canon SX60 HS Street photography information
50
image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
56
screen can move to multiple angles
built in image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
more heavy than competitors (650 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX510 HS Sports photography details
Canon SX60 HS Sports photography details
36
excellent zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking focus
slow fps (4.0 frames per second)
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
low battery pack (250 CIPA)
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
53
excellent zoom range (21-1365mm 65.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
supports tracking focus
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX510 HS Travel photography info
Canon SX60 HS Travel photography info
54
built-in flash
pretty wide (24mm)
long zoom (720mm)
no Time Lapse mode
low battery pack (250 per charge)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
57
megapixel count decent (16MP)
flash built-in
selfie friendly display
rather wide (21mm)
very long zoom (1365mm)
no Timelapse function
more heavy than competitors (650g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX510 HS Landscape photography features
Canon SX60 HS Landscape photography features
40
has manual focus
pretty wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
low battery pack (250 CIPA)
no Time Lapse mode
52
you can focus manually
rather wide (21mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
saves RAW files
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX510 HS Vlogging details
Canon SX60 HS Vlogging details
31
pretty wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
no mic socket
62
rather wide (21mm)
selfie friendly display
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
has microphone jack
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
more heavy than competitors (650 grams)
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Canon SX510 HS vs Canon SX60 HS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX510 HS and Canon SX60 HS
 Canon PowerShot SX510 HSCanon PowerShot SX60 HS
General Information
Brand Name Canon Canon
Model Canon PowerShot SX510 HS Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2013-08-22 2014-09-16
Body design Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Digic 4 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 12 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3072
Highest native ISO 3200 6400
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 1 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 21-1365mm (65.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.4-5.8 f/3.4-6.5
Macro focus range 0cm 0cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 461k dot 922k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen tech TFT Color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 922k dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 secs 15 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 4.0 frames per second 6.4 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 5.00 m 5.50 m
Flash modes Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, on, slow synchro, off
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 349 grams (0.77 lb) 650 grams (1.43 lb)
Physical dimensions 104 x 70 x 80mm (4.1" x 2.8" x 3.1") 128 x 93 x 114mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 4.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 39
DXO Color Depth score not tested 19.2
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 10.1
DXO Low light score not tested 127
Other
Battery life 250 pictures 340 pictures
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NB-6LH NB-10L
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Cost at launch $249 $549