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Canon SX60 HS vs Canon SX730 HS

Portability
61
Imaging
41
Features
67
Overall
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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS front
 
Canon PowerShot SX730 HS front
Portability
88
Imaging
47
Features
59
Overall
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Canon SX60 HS vs Canon SX730 HS Key Specs

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
  • Introduced September 2014
  • Succeeded the Canon SX50 HS
Canon SX730 HS
(Full Review)
  • 20.3MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-960mm (F3.3-6.9) lens
  • 300g - 110 x 64 x 40mm
  • Released April 2017
  • Older Model is Canon SX720 HS
  • Renewed by Canon SX740 HS
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Canon SX60 HS vs Canon SX730 HS Overview

Here is a extensive overview of the Canon SX60 HS vs Canon SX730 HS, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both of them are sold by Canon. There is a big difference between the sensor resolutions of the SX60 HS (16MP) and SX730 HS (20.3MP) but they possess the same exact sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The SX60 HS was unveiled 3 years prior to the SX730 HS and that is quite a big gap as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras offer different body type with the Canon SX60 HS being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Canon SX730 HS being a Compact camera.

Before going in to a in depth comparison, below is a concise introduction of how the SX60 HS matches up versus the SX730 HS with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX60 HS over the Canon SX730 HS

 SX60 HS SX730 HS 
Display typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating display

Reasons to pick Canon SX730 HS over the Canon SX60 HS

 SX730 HS SX60 HS 
ReleasedApril 2017September 2014Fresher by 31 months

Common features in the Canon SX60 HS and Canon SX730 HS

 SX60 HS SX730 HS 
Focus manually More precise focus
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display measurements
Display resolution922k922kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen Both are selfie friendly
Touch display No Touch display

Canon SX60 HS vs Canon SX730 HS Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to carry your camera frequently, you're going to have to factor its weight and volume. The Canon SX60 HS enjoys external measurements of 128mm x 93mm x 114mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 4.5") and a weight of 650 grams (1.43 lbs) while the Canon SX730 HS has sizing of 110mm x 64mm x 40mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.6") along with a weight of 300 grams (0.66 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. Underneath is the front view dimension comparison of the SX60 HS and the SX730 HS.

Canon SX60 HS vs Canon SX730 HS size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the SX60 HS and SX730 HS is 61 and 88 respectively.

Canon SX60 HS vs Canon SX730 HS top view buttons comparison

Canon SX60 HS vs Canon SX730 HS Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it can be difficult to visualize the gap between sensor sizing merely by reading through specifications. The graphic below may give you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the SX60 HS and SX730 HS.

Plainly, the 2 cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but different resolution. You should anticipate the Canon SX730 HS to give you more detail having an extra 4.3 Megapixels. Greater resolution will help you crop images far more aggressively. The older SX60 HS is going to be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

Canon SX60 HS vs Canon SX730 HS sensor size comparison

Canon SX60 HS vs Canon SX730 HS Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX60 HS vs Canon SX730 HS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX60 HS Portrait photography features
Canon SX730 HS Portrait photography features
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manual focus
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
includes face detection focusing
exports RAW formats
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
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focusing manually
MP count decent (20.3 megapixels)
includes face detect focus
external flash not possible
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon SX60 HS
Street photography with Canon SX730 HS
56
screen articulates fully
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
more heavy than competition (650g)
69
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (300 grams)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX60 HS Sports photography details
Canon SX730 HS Sports photography details
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great zoom range (21-1365mm 65.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
includes tracking autofocus
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
48
long zoom range (24-960mm 40.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (20.3 megapixels)
includes tracking focus
max frames per second very slow (5.9 fps)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
low battery pack (250 shots)
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX60 HS Travel photography information
Canon SX730 HS Travel photography information
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sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
selfie friendly display
rather wide (21mm)
long reach (1365mm)
no Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition (650g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
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lighter than competitors in class (300 grams)
connects via bluetooth
MP count decent (20.3 megapixels)
built-in flash
selfie friendly display
pretty wide (24mm)
great reach (960mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
low battery pack (250 shots)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX60 HS Landscape photography information
Canon SX730 HS Landscape photography information
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manual focus
rather wide (21mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
exports RAW formats
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no Timelapse recording
50
focusing manually
pretty wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (20.3MP)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
low battery pack (250 shots)
does not have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX60 HS Vlogging highlights
Canon SX730 HS Vlogging highlights
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rather wide (21mm)
selfie friendly display
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
has external microphone port
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
more heavy than competition (650 grams)
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pretty wide (24mm)
selfie friendly display
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competitors in class (300 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
does not have mic port
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Canon SX60 HS vs Canon SX730 HS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX60 HS and Canon SX730 HS
 Canon PowerShot SX60 HSCanon PowerShot SX730 HS
General Information
Make Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Canon PowerShot SX730 HS
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2014-09-16 2017-04-06
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Processor 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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 20.3 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4608 x 3072 5184 x 3888
Max native ISO 6400 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 21-1365mm (65.0x) 24-960mm (40.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.4-6.5 f/3.3-6.9
Macro focusing distance 0cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Tilting
Screen size 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 922k dot 922k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 922k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Features
Min shutter speed 15s 15s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/3200s
Continuous shutter speed 6.4 frames/s 5.9 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 5.50 m 4.00 m (with Auto ISO)
Flash options Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, on, slow synchro, off
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 650 gr (1.43 pounds) 300 gr (0.66 pounds)
Dimensions 128 x 93 x 114mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 4.5") 110 x 64 x 40mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.6")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 39 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 19.2 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.1 not tested
DXO Low light rating 127 not tested
Other
Battery life 340 images 250 images
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-10L -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 secs, self-timer)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots One One
Launch cost $549 $399