Canon SX410 IS

 
Canon PowerShot SX410 IS front
 
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-960mm (F3.5-5.6) lens
  • 325g - 104 x 69 x 85mm
  • Introduced February 2015
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Portability
80
Imaging
47
Features
33
Overall
41

Canon SX410 IS overview

Canon SX410 IS is Canon's Small Sensor Superzoom camera initially introduced on February of 2015. It includes a 20 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 5152 x 3864.

The SX410 IS is scored #120 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all around #645 out of 1428 for cameras in our database. You can look at our Smart camera search to find camera listings based on your customized factors.

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The following is a chart of various criteria used in the scoring system.

Canon SX410 IS family

The Canon SX410 IS is part of a family of products. You can see the full list underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Canon-PowerShot-SX70-HS front thumbnailCanon SX70 HS
SX410 IS vs SX70 HS
21-1365mm
F3.4-6.5
20MP1/2.3"2018
Canon-PowerShot-SX740-HS front thumbnailCanon SX740 HS
SX410 IS vs SX740 HS
24-960mm
F3.3-6.9
21MP1/2.3"2018
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Canon-PowerShot-SX730-HS front thumbnailCanon SX730 HS
SX410 IS vs SX730 HS
24-960mm
F3.3-6.9
20.3MP1/2.3"2017
Canon-PowerShot-SX620-HS front thumbnailCanon SX620 HS
SX410 IS vs SX620 HS
25-625mm
F3.2-6.6
20MP1/2.3"2016
Canon-PowerShot-SX720-HS front thumbnailCanon SX720 HS
SX410 IS vs SX720 HS
24-960mm
F3.3-6.9
20.3MP1/2.3"2016
Canon-PowerShot-SX420-IS front thumbnailCanon SX420 IS
SX410 IS vs SX420 IS
24-1008mm
F3.5-6.6
20MP1/2.3"2016
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Canon-PowerShot-SX540-HS front thumbnailCanon SX540 HS
SX410 IS vs SX540 HS
24-1200mm
F3.4-6.5
20MP1/2.3"2016
Canon-PowerShot-SX410-IS front thumbnailCanon SX410 IS24-960mm
F3.5-5.6
20MP1/2.3"2015
Canon-PowerShot-SX710-HS front thumbnailCanon SX710 HS
SX410 IS vs SX710 HS
25-750mm
F3.2-6.9
20MP1/2.3"2015
Canon-PowerShot-SX530-HS front thumbnailCanon SX530 HS
SX410 IS vs SX530 HS
24-1200mm
F3.4-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2015
Canon-PowerShot-SX610-HS front thumbnailCanon SX610 HS
SX410 IS vs SX610 HS
25-450mm
F3.8-6.9
20MP1/2.3"2015
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Canon-PowerShot-SX60-HS front thumbnailCanon SX60 HS
SX410 IS vs SX60 HS
21-1365mm
F3.4-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2014
Canon-PowerShot-SX400-IS front thumbnailCanon SX400 IS
SX410 IS vs SX400 IS
24-720mm
F3.4-5.8
16MP1/2.3"2014
Canon-PowerShot-SX520-HS front thumbnailCanon SX520 HS
SX410 IS vs SX520 HS
24-1008mm
F3.4-6.0
16MP1/2.3"2014
Canon-PowerShot-SX700-HS front thumbnailCanon SX700 HS
SX410 IS vs SX700 HS
25-750mm
F3.2-6.9
16MP1/2.3"2014
Canon-PowerShot-SX600-HS front thumbnailCanon SX600 HS
SX410 IS vs SX600 HS
25-450mm
F3.8-6.9
16MP1/2.3"2014
Canon-PowerShot-SX510-HS front thumbnailCanon SX510 HS
SX410 IS vs SX510 HS
24-720mm
F3.4-5.8
12MP1/2.3"2013
Canon-PowerShot-SX170-IS front thumbnailCanon SX170 IS
SX410 IS vs SX170 IS
28-448mm
F3.5-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Canon-PowerShot-SX160-IS front thumbnailCanon SX160 IS
SX410 IS vs SX160 IS
28-448mm
F3.5-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
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Canon-PowerShot-SX280-HS front thumbnailCanon SX280 HS
SX410 IS vs SX280 HS
25-500mm
F3.5-6.8
12MP1/2.3"2013
Canon-PowerShot-SX270-HS front thumbnailCanon SX270 HS
SX410 IS vs SX270 HS
25-500mm
F3.5-6.8
12MP1/2.3"2013
Canon-PowerShot-SX50-HS front thumbnailCanon SX50 HS
SX410 IS vs SX50 HS
24-1200mm
F3.4-6.5
12MP1/2.3"2013
Canon-PowerShot-SX500-IS front thumbnailCanon SX500 IS
SX410 IS vs SX500 IS
24-720mm
F3.4-5.8
16MP1/2.3"2012
Canon-PowerShot-SX260-HS front thumbnailCanon SX260 HS
SX410 IS vs SX260 HS
25-500mm
F3.5-6.8
12MP1/2.3"2012
Canon-PowerShot-SX150-IS front thumbnailCanon SX150 IS
SX410 IS vs SX150 IS
28-336mm
F3.4-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2012
Canon-PowerShot-SX240-HS front thumbnailCanon SX240 HS
SX410 IS vs SX240 HS
25-500mm
F3.5-6.8
12MP1/2.3"2012
Canon-PowerShot-SX40-HS front thumbnailCanon SX40 HS
SX410 IS vs SX40 HS
24-840mm
F2.7-5.8
12MP1/2.3"2011
Canon-PowerShot-SD4500-IS front thumbnailCanon SD4500 IS
SX410 IS vs SD4500 IS
36-360mm
F3.4-5.6
10MP1/2.3"2011
Canon-PowerShot-SX230-HS front thumbnailCanon SX230 HS
SX410 IS vs SX230 HS
28-392mm
F3.1-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2011
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Canon-SX220-HS front thumbnailCanon SX220 HS
SX410 IS vs SX220 HS
28-392mm
F3.1-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2011
Canon-PowerShot-SX30-IS front thumbnailCanon SX30 IS
SX410 IS vs SX30 IS
24-840mm
F2.7-5.8
14MP1/2.3"2010
Canon-PowerShot-SX130-IS front thumbnailCanon SX130 IS
SX410 IS vs SX130 IS
28-336mm
F3.4-5.6
12MP1/2.3"2010
Canon-PowerShot-SD4000-IS front thumbnailCanon SD4000 IS
SX410 IS vs SD4000 IS
28-105mm
F2.0-5.3
10MP1/2.3"2010
Canon-PowerShot-SX20-IS front thumbnailCanon SX20 IS
SX410 IS vs SX20 IS
28-560mm
F2.8-5.7
12MP1/2.3"2010
Canon-PowerShot-SX210-IS front thumbnailCanon SX210 IS
SX410 IS vs SX210 IS
28-392mm
F3.1-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Canon-PowerShot-SD3500-IS front thumbnailCanon SD3500 IS
SX410 IS vs SD3500 IS
24-120mm
F2.8-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Canon-PowerShot-SD1300-IS front thumbnailCanon SD1300 IS
SX410 IS vs SD1300 IS
28-112mm
F2.8-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2010
Canon-PowerShot-SD980-IS front thumbnailCanon SD980 IS
SX410 IS vs SD980 IS
24-120mm
F2.8-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2009
Canon-PowerShot-SX200-IS front thumbnailCanon SX200 IS
SX410 IS vs SX200 IS
28-336mm
F3.4-5.3
12MP1/2.3"2009
Canon-PowerShot-SX1-IS front thumbnailCanon SX1 IS
SX410 IS vs SX1 IS
28-560mm
F2.8-5.7
10MP1/2.3"2009
Canon-PowerShot-SD970-IS front thumbnailCanon SD970 IS
SX410 IS vs SD970 IS
37-185mm
F3.2-5.7
12MP1/2.3"2009
Canon-PowerShot-SD960-IS front thumbnailCanon SD960 IS
SX410 IS vs SD960 IS
28-112mm
F2.8-5.8
12MP1/2.3"2009
Canon-PowerShot-SD1200-IS front thumbnailCanon SD1200 IS
SX410 IS vs SD1200 IS
35-105mm
F2.8-4.9
10MP1/2.3"2009
Canon-PowerShot-SX10-IS front thumbnailCanon SX10 IS
SX410 IS vs SX10 IS
28-560mm
F2.8-5.7
10MP1/2.3"2009

Canon SX410 IS Pros and Cons

Here is a collection of pluses and minuses of the Canon SX410 IS based on criterias which are often seen as essential in a camera.

built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (20MP)
great zoom (960mm)
has built in flash
incredible zoom range (24-960mm 40.0 x zoom)
manual focus
nice screen size (3")
relatively wide (24mm)
supports face detection focus
very good min ISO (100)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
doesn't have external microphone port
doesn't have HDMI port
doesn't have headphone port
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
doesn't have RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse function
external flash not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of aperture priority mode
low resolution screen (230 thousand dot)
max zoom aperture not good (f5.6)
no shutter priority mode
not so great battery power (185 per charge)
screen does not articulate
slow max aperture (f3.5)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
very slow continuous shooting (0.5 fps)
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Canon SX410 IS Sensor information

The Canon SX410 IS is run by the DIGIC 4+ processor. The measurement of the sensor on the Canon SX410 IS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 5152 x 3864 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter can easily lead to cropping.

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The CCD sensor boasts 20MP and features a native ISO range of 100 to 1600. Sadly, RAW format is not supported therefore you have less margin for error.

The picture underneath displays the SX410 IS's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The SX410 IS sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.

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To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Canon SX410 IS dimensions

Canon SX410 IS weighs about 0.72 pounds (325 grams / 11.46 oz) and the dimensions of the camera is 104mm x 69mm x 85mm (4.1" x 2.7" x 3.3"). The weight of general Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams and the Canon SX410 IS is lighter as compared to its competitors.

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Down below is a shot of the Canon SX410 IS with a soft drink to help you have a feel for its size.

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS dimensions scale

The top view just below will show you the button design on the SX410 IS.

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS topview buttons dials

Canon SX410 IS Lens information

The SX410 IS features a fixed lens offering a focal range of 24-960mm making it a 40.0 x zoom which is very good and will allow you to zoom all the way in.

At it's widest 24mm, it will have an aperture of f3.5 which will be really sluggish and not very good in low light events and you will find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You would also have to up your ISO setting producing noisy photographs. For the long end, 960mm is great zoom and comes with f5.6 making it quite sluggish and you may have to apply slow shutter speeds.

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Canon SX410 IS Connectivity

The SX410 IS has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Cameras that come with NFC or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to copy pictures and sometimes alter camera settings without connecting directly with the camera.

Many apps also provide a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external display. Virtually all cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB socket.

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Canon SX410 IS Video information

The highest video resolution on the Canon SX410 IS is 1280 x 720 and it can record in H.264 format. 720p is awful by today's standards. You really should target a minimum 1080p resolution for decent video. The body doesn't include a mic or headphone port which means that you get absolutely no control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to look at another model in case you want good audio in your video clips.

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Canon SX410 IS Weather Sealing

There is no weather proofing in the Canon SX410 IS so you have to be cautious in wet and dusty situations.

Canon SX410 IS Display and Viewfinder

The Canon SX410 IS includes a 3 inch fixed display having a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Please be aware that the display screen offers no touch support.

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The View Finder details regarding Canon SX410 IS are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

In those sunny outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and challenging to view, viewfinders are rather useful.

Canon SX410 IS Shutter information

Canon SX410 IS has the ability to shoot continuously at 0.5 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.

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Canon SX410 IS Flash and Hot shoe information

Canon SX410 IS boasts just inbuilt flash with missing external flash ability.

Canon SX410 IS Autofocusing information

Canon SX410 IS boasts only Contrast Detect Autofocus and does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker & exact as compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera includes Face detect which can be useful for portrait photography.

The Sensor includes 9 focus points to choose from. Canon SX410 IS supports manual focus when required in low light conditions or you need to have more accurate control on focus.

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Canon SX410 IS Battery life

The battery power (NB-11LH) in the Canon SX410 IS is fashioned to last for 185 photos with respect to the CIPA benchmarks making it lower in comparison with its rivals. The typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the highest (600) battery life in this kind of cameras.

Below is a list of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that have the strongest battery life:

Canon SX410 IS for various styles of photography

The following chart displays a analysis of the Canon SX410 IS for various styles of photography. To understand more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.

Canon SX410 IS Portrait photography information

The Canon SX410 IS receives a rating of 48 which is reasonable, and means the camera is somewhat acceptable to use for portraits. Photographing portraits leans greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW photos and option to utilize off-camera lighting.

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manual focus
resolution is good (20MP)
features face detect focus
external flash not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files

Canon SX410 IS as a Street photography camera

Getting a average score of 53, the Canon SX410 IS is reasonably suited to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of image quality plus portability.

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built in image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format

Canon SX410 IS Sports photography factors

A dreadful sports photography points tally of 42 means the Canon SX410 IS is not really very good for photographing sports. A camera must have excellent autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.

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excellent zoom range (24-960mm 40.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (20MP)
continuous shooting slow (0.5 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
low battery power (185 CIPA)
no phase detect auto focus

Travel photography with Canon SX410 IS

Weight is really critical when choosing a travel camera. All things considered, the Canon SX410 IS gets a very good 61 as a travel camera which is a good fit for your journeys.

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good resolution (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
decently wide (24mm)
great zoom (960mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
terrible battery power (185 per charge)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)

Canon SX410 IS Landscape photography highlights

If you are planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photography, the most important factor is going to be image quality. The Canon SX410 IS and it's moderate grade of 49 for a landscape camera is relatively adequate within the current marketplace.

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you can focus manually
really wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (20MP)
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
terrible battery power (185 CIPA)
no Timelapse mode

Canon SX410 IS Vlogging info

A camera for vlogging ought to offer a moving display, mic input and if possible IBIS. Considering all the details, the Canon SX410 IS is not really very good for vlogging as it gets a dreadful rating of 29.

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really wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focus
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have external microphone socket

Canon SX410 IS Alternatives

If you are shopping for alternatives to the SX410 IS, below is a range of the top ranked cameras that fall in to the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The line graph followed below provides you an overview of the SX410 IS versus it's highest ranking competitors suggested previously.

These are some more cameras you may regard as alternatives. To review a comprehensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Company
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot SX410 IS
Category
Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced
2015-02-06
Body design
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Chip
DIGIC 4+
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
20 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
5152 x 3864
RAW support
Maximum native ISO
1600
Minimum native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points
9
Lens
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
24-960mm (40.0x)
Maximal aperture
f/3.5-5.6
Macro focus range
0cm
Focal length multiplier
5.8
Screen
Display type
Fixed Type
Display sizing
3"
Resolution of display
230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Lowest shutter speed
15s
Highest shutter speed
1/4000s
Continuous shooting speed
0.5fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
5.00 m
Flash options
Auto, flash on, slow synchro, flash off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1280 x 720 (25p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution
1280x720
Video file format
H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
325 gr (0.72 lbs)
Dimensions
104 x 69 x 85mm (4.1" x 2.7" x 3.3")
Other
Battery life
185 shots
Battery form
Battery Pack
Battery model
NB-11LH
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Storage media
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots
Single
Pricing at launch
$199