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Canon SX60 HS vs Fujifilm F500 EXR

Portability
61
Imaging
41
Features
67
Overall
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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS front
 
Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR front
Portability
91
Imaging
39
Features
42
Overall
40

Canon SX60 HS vs Fujifilm F500 EXR 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
  • Replaced the Canon SX50 HS
Fujifilm F500 EXR
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Increase to 12800)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-360mm (F3.5-5.3) lens
  • 215g - 104 x 63 x 33mm
  • Launched January 2011
Photography Glossary

Canon SX60 HS vs Fujifilm F500 EXR Overview

On this page, we are analyzing the Canon SX60 HS vs Fujifilm F500 EXR, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by companies Canon and FujiFilm. The sensor resolution of the SX60 HS (16MP) and the Fujifilm F500 EXR (16MP) is very close but the SX60 HS (1/2.3") and Fujifilm F500 EXR (1/2") have totally different sensor measurements.

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The SX60 HS was revealed 3 years later than the Fujifilm F500 EXR and that is a fairly significant difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of these cameras have different body design with the Canon SX60 HS being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Fujifilm F500 EXR being a Compact camera.

Before going right into a thorough comparison, here is a short summation of how the SX60 HS scores versus the Fujifilm F500 EXR in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX60 HS over the Fujifilm F500 EXR

 SX60 HS Fujifilm F500 EXR 
LaunchedSeptember 2014January 2011More recent by 45 months
Focus manually More precise focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution922k460kSharper display (+462k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Fujifilm F500 EXR over the Canon SX60 HS

 Fujifilm F500 EXR SX60 HS 

Common features in the Canon SX60 HS and Fujifilm F500 EXR

 SX60 HS Fujifilm F500 EXR 
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display measurements
Touch display No Touch display

Canon SX60 HS vs Fujifilm F500 EXR Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to lug around your camera often, you will have to take into account its weight and proportions. The Canon SX60 HS enjoys outside measurements of 128mm x 93mm x 114mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 4.5") along with a weight of 650 grams (1.43 lbs) while the Fujifilm F500 EXR has measurements of 104mm x 63mm x 33mm (4.1" x 2.5" x 1.3") accompanied by a weight of 215 grams (0.47 lbs).

Look at the Canon SX60 HS vs Fujifilm F500 EXR in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you use during that time. Following is a front view physical size comparison of the SX60 HS and the Fujifilm F500 EXR.

Canon SX60 HS vs Fujifilm F500 EXR size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the SX60 HS and Fujifilm F500 EXR is 61 and 91 respectively.

Canon SX60 HS vs Fujifilm F500 EXR top view buttons comparison

Canon SX60 HS vs Fujifilm F500 EXR Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it can be tough to see the gap in sensor measurements simply by researching specifications. The visual here will provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the SX60 HS and Fujifilm F500 EXR.

To sum up, each of these cameras have the same megapixels but not the same sensor measurements. The SX60 HS provides the smaller sensor which will make achieving shallow depth of field trickier. The newer SX60 HS is going to have a benefit with regard to sensor tech.

Canon SX60 HS vs Fujifilm F500 EXR sensor size comparison

Canon SX60 HS vs Fujifilm F500 EXR Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX60 HS vs Fujifilm F500 EXR Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX60 HS Portrait photography advice
Fujifilm F500 EXR Portrait photography advice
56
focusing manually
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
features face detect autofocus
supports RAW formats
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
31
megapixel count decent (16MP)
manual focus not available
can't use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon SX60 HS Street photography information
Fujifilm F500 EXR Street photography information
56
fully articulated screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
more heavy than competition (650g)
61
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than others (215g)
screen is fixed
sensor size is very small (1/2")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX60 HS Sports photography highlights
Fujifilm F500 EXR Sports photography highlights
53
incredible zoom range (21-1365mm 65.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
features tracking focus
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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long zoom range (24-360mm 15.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
features tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (3.0 frames per second)
sensor size is very small (1/2")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX60 HS as a Travel photography camera
Fujifilm F500 EXR as a Travel photography camera
57
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
reasonably wide (21mm)
great reach (1365mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
more heavy than competition (650g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
69
lighter than others (215g)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
has built in flash
pretty wide (24mm)
very long zoom (360mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX60 HS Landscape photography features
Fujifilm F500 EXR Landscape photography features
52
focusing manually
reasonably wide (21mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
supports RAW formats
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of Timelapse mode
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pretty wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
sensor size is very small (1/2")
lacks RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon SX60 HS
Vlogging with Fujifilm F500 EXR
62
reasonably wide (21mm)
screen is selfie friendly
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
comes with microphone jack
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
more heavy than competition (650 grams)
33
pretty wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than others (215 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
doesn't have external microphone jack
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Canon SX60 HS vs Fujifilm F500 EXR Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX60 HS and Fujifilm F500 EXR
 Canon PowerShot SX60 HSFujifilm FinePix F500 EXR
General Information
Brand Name Canon FujiFilm
Model Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2014-09-16 2011-01-05
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Chip DIGIC 6 EXR
Sensor type BSI-CMOS EXRCMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.4 x 4.8mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 30.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3072 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 6400 3200
Maximum boosted ISO - 12800
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 9 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 21-1365mm (65.0x) 24-360mm (15.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.4-6.5 f/3.5-5.3
Macro focus range 0cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.6
Screen
Range of screen Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 922 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen tech - TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 922 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 secs 8 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 6.4 frames per sec 3.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 5.50 m 3.20 m
Flash options Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
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 650g (1.43 lbs) 215g (0.47 lbs)
Physical dimensions 128 x 93 x 114mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 4.5") 104 x 63 x 33mm (4.1" x 2.5" x 1.3")
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 photos -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model NB-10L NP-50
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto shutter(Dog, Cat))
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at launch $549 $430