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Canon SX60 HS vs Canon SX710 HS

Portability
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Imaging
41
Features
67
Overall
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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS front
 
Canon PowerShot SX710 HS front
Portability
89
Imaging
46
Features
51
Overall
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Canon SX60 HS vs Canon SX710 HS Key Specs

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
  • Released September 2014
  • Old Model is Canon SX50 HS
Canon SX710 HS
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-750mm (F3.2-6.9) lens
  • 269g - 113 x 66 x 35mm
  • Announced January 2015
  • Replaced the Canon SX700 HS
  • Renewed by Canon SX720 HS
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Canon SX60 HS vs Canon SX710 HS Overview

Below, we are looking at the Canon SX60 HS vs Canon SX710 HS, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both are produced by Canon. The sensor resolution of the SX60 HS (16MP) and the SX710 HS (20MP) is very well matched and they possess the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The SX60 HS was released 3 months earlier than the SX710 HS so they are of a similar generation. Both of these cameras come with different body type with the Canon SX60 HS being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Canon SX710 HS being a Compact camera.

Before getting straight into a detailed comparison, below is a brief overview of how the SX60 HS grades versus the SX710 HS in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX60 HS over the Canon SX710 HS

 SX60 HS SX710 HS 
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Canon SX710 HS over the Canon SX60 HS

 SX710 HS SX60 HS 

Common features in the Canon SX60 HS and Canon SX710 HS

 SX60 HS SX710 HS 
AnnouncedSeptember 2014January 2015Similar generation
Manual focus More precise focusing
Display dimension3"3"Identical display sizing
Display resolution922k922kExact same display resolution
Touch friendly display No Touch friendly display

Canon SX60 HS vs Canon SX710 HS Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to carry around your camera regularly, you will have to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Canon SX60 HS comes with exterior measurements of 128mm x 93mm x 114mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 4.5") having a weight of 650 grams (1.43 lbs) while the Canon SX710 HS has dimensions of 113mm x 66mm x 35mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.4") with a weight of 269 grams (0.59 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are working with during that time. Below is the front view scale comparison of the SX60 HS compared to the SX710 HS.

Canon SX60 HS vs Canon SX710 HS size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the SX60 HS and SX710 HS is 61 and 89 respectively.

Canon SX60 HS vs Canon SX710 HS top view buttons comparison

Canon SX60 HS vs Canon SX710 HS Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is hard to envision the difference between sensor sizes only by reading through a spec sheet. The pic below will help offer you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the SX60 HS and SX710 HS.

Clearly, each of these cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but not the same megapixels. You should expect to see the Canon SX710 HS to resolve more detail as a result of its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop images somewhat more aggressively.

Canon SX60 HS vs Canon SX710 HS sensor size comparison

Canon SX60 HS vs Canon SX710 HS Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX60 HS vs Canon SX710 HS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX60 HS Portrait photography features
Canon SX710 HS Portrait photography features
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focusing manually
good resolution (16 megapixels)
has face detect focusing
supports RAW files
small sensor size (1/2.3")
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you can focus manually
good resolution (20 megapixels)
features face detection autofocus
no external flash support
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon SX60 HS Street photography advice
Canon SX710 HS Street photography advice
56
screen articulates fully
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
small sensor size (1/2.3")
heavier than others (650 grams)
62
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors (269 grams)
no articulating screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX60 HS Sports photography highlights
Canon SX710 HS Sports photography highlights
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amazing zoom range (21-1365mm 65.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
has tracking focus
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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excellent zoom range (25-750mm 30.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
max fps low (6.0 frames per second)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
not so great battery (230 shots)
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX60 HS Travel photography factors
Canon SX710 HS Travel photography factors
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good resolution (16MP)
has built in flash
display is selfie friendly
decently wide (21mm)
very long zoom (1365mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
heavier than others (650 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.4)
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lighter than competitors (269 grams)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
quite wide (25mm)
great zoom (750mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
not so great battery (230 per charge)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX60 HS Landscape photography information
Canon SX710 HS Landscape photography information
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focusing manually
decently wide (21mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
supports RAW files
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.4)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have Time Lapse recording
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you can focus manually
quite wide (25mm)
good sized screen (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
not so great battery (230 shots)
missing Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX60 HS as a Vlogging camera
Canon SX710 HS as a Vlogging camera
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decently wide (21mm)
display is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
comes with mic jack
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.4)
heavier than others (650g)
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quite wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competitors (269 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
display isn't selfie friendly
missing external mic support
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Canon SX60 HS vs Canon SX710 HS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX60 HS and Canon SX710 HS
 Canon PowerShot SX60 HSCanon PowerShot SX710 HS
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Model Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2014-09-16 2015-01-06
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Chip DIGIC 6 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 surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3072 5184 x 3888
Maximum native ISO 6400 3200
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 21-1365mm (65.0x) 25-750mm (30.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.4-6.5 f/3.2-6.9
Macro focus distance 0cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3" 3"
Display resolution 922 thousand dots 922 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 922 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15s 15s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/3200s
Continuous shooting rate 6.4fps 6.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 5.50 m 3.50 m
Flash settings Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, on, off, slow synchro
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
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 sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 650 gr (1.43 pounds) 269 gr (0.59 pounds)
Dimensions 128 x 93 x 114mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 4.5") 113 x 66 x 35mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.4")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 39 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 19.2 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 10.1 not tested
DXO Low light score 127 not tested
Other
Battery life 340 shots 230 shots
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NB-10L NB-6LH
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots Single Single
Cost at launch $549 $349