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Canon SX530 HS vs Canon SX60 HS

Portability
69
Imaging
41
Features
48
Overall
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Canon PowerShot SX530 HS front
 
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS front
Portability
61
Imaging
41
Features
67
Overall
51

Canon SX530 HS vs Canon SX60 HS Key Specs

Canon SX530 HS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F3.4-6.5) lens
  • 442g - 120 x 82 x 92mm
  • Launched January 2015
  • Previous Model is Canon SX520 HS
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
  • Announced September 2014
  • Earlier Model is Canon SX50 HS
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Canon SX530 HS vs Canon SX60 HS Overview

Below is a in depth overview of the Canon SX530 HS versus Canon SX60 HS, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and they are both manufactured by Canon. The resolution of the SX530 HS (16MP) and the SX60 HS (16MP) is relatively similar and both cameras boast the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The SX530 HS was introduced 4 months later than the SX60 HS and they are both of a similar generation. Both cameras feature the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before diving into a full comparison, here is a simple view of how the SX530 HS grades versus the SX60 HS when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX530 HS over the Canon SX60 HS

 SX530 HS SX60 HS 

Reasons to pick Canon SX60 HS over the Canon SX530 HS

 SX60 HS SX530 HS 
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution922k461kClearer screen (+461k dot)
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Common features in the Canon SX530 HS and Canon SX60 HS

 SX530 HS SX60 HS 
AnnouncedJanuary 2015September 2014Similar generation
Manually focus Very precise focus
Screen size3"3"Same screen measurement
Touch friendly screen Neither offers Touch friendly screen

Canon SX530 HS vs Canon SX60 HS Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to lug around your camera frequently, you will need to factor its weight and size. The Canon SX530 HS offers exterior dimensions of 120mm x 82mm x 92mm (4.7" x 3.2" x 3.6") along with a weight of 442 grams (0.97 lbs) while the Canon SX60 HS has specifications of 128mm x 93mm x 114mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 4.5") and a weight of 650 grams (1.43 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you have attached at the time. Below is a front view dimension comparison of the SX530 HS and the SX60 HS.

Canon SX530 HS vs Canon SX60 HS size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the SX530 HS and SX60 HS is 69 and 61 respectively.

Canon SX530 HS vs Canon SX60 HS top view buttons comparison

Canon SX530 HS vs Canon SX60 HS Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is difficult to envision the contrast between sensor measurements purely by reviewing a spec sheet. The visual below might give you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the SX530 HS and SX60 HS.

Clearly, the two cameras come with the identical sensor size and the same exact MP and you should expect similar quality of pictures but you will need to consider the release date of the products into consideration.

Canon SX530 HS vs Canon SX60 HS sensor size comparison

Canon SX530 HS vs Canon SX60 HS Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX530 HS vs Canon SX60 HS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX530 HS Portrait photography features
Canon SX60 HS Portrait photography features
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has manual focus
good MP (16MP)
features face detection autofocus
can't use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
56
you can focus manually
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
provides face detect focus
exports RAW files
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Canon SX530 HS Street photography information
Canon SX60 HS Street photography information
47
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
56
screen can move to multiple angles
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
heavier than competition (650 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX530 HS Sports photography highlights
Canon SX60 HS Sports photography highlights
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amazing zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16MP)
features tracking autofocus
supports phase detect autofocus
max frames per second very slow (1.6 frames/s)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
low battery life (210 CIPA)
53
excellent zoom range (21-1365mm 65.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX530 HS as a Travel photography camera
Canon SX60 HS as a Travel photography camera
55
good MP (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
decently wide (24mm)
long reach (1200mm)
missing Timelapse mode
low battery life (210 shots)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.4)
57
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
display is selfie friendly
decently wide (21mm)
long zoom (1365mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
heavier than competition (650 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX530 HS as a Landscape photography camera
Canon SX60 HS as a Landscape photography camera
46
has manual focus
decently wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16 megapixels)
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.4)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
low battery life (210 per charge)
missing Timelapse mode
52
you can focus manually
decently wide (21mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
exports RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
missing Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon SX530 HS
Vlogging with Canon SX60 HS
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decently wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.4)
display is not selfie friendly
missing external microphone jack
62
decently wide (21mm)
display is selfie friendly
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with mic port
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
heavier than competition (650 grams)
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Canon SX530 HS vs Canon SX60 HS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX530 HS and Canon SX60 HS
 Canon PowerShot SX530 HSCanon PowerShot SX60 HS
General Information
Make Canon Canon
Model Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2015-01-06 2014-09-16
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 4+ DIGIC 6
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 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
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3072
Max native ISO 3200 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-1200mm (50.0x) 21-1365mm (65.0x)
Max aperture f/3.4-6.5 f/3.4-6.5
Macro focus range 0cm 0cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display size 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 461 thousand dot 922 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 922 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 secs 15 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 1.6fps 6.4fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 5.50 m 5.50 m
Flash modes Auto, on, off, slow synchro 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 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
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
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 442 grams (0.97 lbs) 650 grams (1.43 lbs)
Physical dimensions 120 x 82 x 92mm (4.7" x 3.2" x 3.6") 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 210 photographs 340 photographs
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NB-6LH NB-10L
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Retail pricing $379 $549