Canon SX60 HS
- 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
- Succeeded the Canon SX50 HS
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon SX60 HS summary
Canon SX60 HS is Canon's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera initially released on September of 2014. The camera has a 16MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4608 x 3072.
Canon brought out this model in order to update the earlier Canon SX50 HS (Read Full Comparison)
The SX60 HS is ranked #17 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & over-all #414 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. You should try out our Advanced camera finder to get camera results based on your personalized criteria.
Here is a graph of multiple factors used in the rating system.
Canon SX60 HS history
The Canon SX60 HS has a history of related digital cameras. Below, you can see all earlier and most recent models as well as key features.
SX60 HS vs SX70 HS21-1365mm
SX60 HS vs SX740 HS24-960mm
SX60 HS vs SX730 HS24-960mm
SX60 HS vs SX620 HS25-625mm
SX60 HS vs SX720 HS24-960mm
SX60 HS vs SX540 HS24-1200mm
SX60 HS vs SX420 IS24-1008mm
SX60 HS vs SX410 IS24-960mm
SX60 HS vs SX610 HS25-450mm
SX60 HS vs SX530 HS24-1200mm
SX60 HS vs SX710 HS25-750mm
SX60 HS vs SX400 IS24-720mm
SX60 HS vs SX520 HS24-1008mm
SX60 HS vs SX700 HS25-750mm
SX60 HS vs SX600 HS25-450mm
SX60 HS vs SX510 HS24-720mm
SX60 HS vs SX170 IS28-448mm
SX60 HS vs SX160 IS28-448mm
SX60 HS vs SX280 HS25-500mm
SX60 HS vs SX270 HS25-500mm
SX60 HS vs SX50 HS24-1200mm
SX60 HS vs SX500 IS24-720mm
SX60 HS vs SX260 HS25-500mm
SX60 HS vs SX150 IS28-336mm
SX60 HS vs SX240 HS25-500mm
SX60 HS vs SX40 HS24-840mm
SX60 HS vs SX230 HS28-392mm
SX60 HS vs SX220 HS28-392mm
SX60 HS vs SX30 IS24-840mm
SX60 HS vs SX130 IS28-336mm
SX60 HS vs SX20 IS28-560mm
SX60 HS vs SX210 IS28-392mm
SX60 HS vs SX200 IS28-336mm
SX60 HS vs SX1 IS28-560mm
SX60 HS vs SX10 IS28-560mm
Canon SX60 HS Gallery
You can check the SX60 HS from different angles in the gallery below.
Canon SX60 HS Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of advantages and disadvantages of the Canon SX60 HS based on aspects which are generally considered useful in a digital camera.
Canon SX60 HS Sensor specifications
The Canon SX60 HS is powered by the DIGIC 6 processor chip. The size of the sensor in the Canon SX60 HS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4608 x 3072 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter can lead to cropping.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and has a standard ISO range of 100 - 6400. RAW photos are saved which means that the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath displays the SX60 HS's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The SX60 HS sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Canon SX60 HS dimensions
Canon SX60 HS weighs in at 1.43 lb (650 gr or 22.93 ounces) & the measurement of the camera is 128mm x 93mm x 114mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 4.5"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr so the Canon SX60 HS is more heavy when compared to various rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Here is a picture of the Canon SX60 HS beside a soda so you're able to get a sense of its scale.
The top view underneath will show you the button design on the SX60 HS.
Canon SX60 HS Lens specifications
The SX60 HS features a built in lens featuring a focal range of 21-1365mm giving it a 65.0 x zoom which is amazing and would enable you to zoom all the way in.
At the widest 21mm, the lens features an aperture of f3.4 and that's somewhat slow and not good for low light occasions and you will likely find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You could also need to boost the ISO causing noisy photos. For the tele end, 1365mm is amazing zoom and comes to f6.5 which is pretty slow and you might need to choose slower shutter speeds.
Canon SX60 HS Connectivity
The SX60 HS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that incorporate NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to transfer files and sometimes adjust camera settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
A few applications even stream a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external screen. The majority of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB port.
Canon SX60 HS Video specifications
The max video quality in the Canon SX60 HS is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p quality gives you an excellent balance for video quality and file sizes but 1080p isn't going to give you any room to crop. Although the camera offers a mic jack, it is unfortunately missing a headphone jack which means that you won't be able to monitor your audio levels.
Canon SX60 HS Weather Sealing
Canon SX60 HS does not include environment sealing so rainy conditions might damage the camera.
Canon SX60 HS Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon SX60 HS has a 3" fully articulated screen supporting a resolution of 922k dots.
The screen is selfie friendly to take self portraits and group shots when needed. Unfortunately the screen isn't a touch screen.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The ViewFinder details for Canon SX60 HS are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 922k dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
For sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and tricky to see, viewfinders are quite useful.
Canon SX60 HS Shutter specifications
Canon SX60 HS has the capability to shoot continuously at 6.4 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Canon SX60 HS Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Canon SX60 HS features both inbuilt flash as well as external flash support.
Canon SX60 HS Autofocus specifications
Canon SX60 HS features just Contrast Detect Autofocus & is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster and accurate when compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has Face detection which is helpful for people photography.
The Sensor has 9 focus points to pick from. It also has Tracking Autofocus for moving things. Canon SX60 HS can use manual focus if needed for low light or you want to have more accurate focus control.
Canon SX60 HS Battery life
The battery pack (NB-10L) for the Canon SX60 HS is made to last for 340 photographs as per the CIPA requirements which is about the same as it's competitors. The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has the maximum (600) battery life for this type of cameras.
Below is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that have the best battery life:
SX60 HS vs Fujifilm HS35EXR600 yesnono
SX60 HS vs B500600 nonoyes
SX60 HS vs L840590 noyesno
SX60 HS vs FZ200540 yesnono
SX60 HS vs V-Lux 4540 yesnono
Canon SX60 HS for specific types of photography
The following graph displays a outline of the Canon SX60 HS for specific types of photography. To learn more, check out the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Canon SX60 HS
The Canon SX60 HS gets a score of 56 which is reasonable, meaning that it is fairly suitable for portraits. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor size, support for RAW files & potential to work with external flash.
Canon SX60 HS Street photography factors
Having a average score of 56, the Canon SX60 HS is relatively acceptable for street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Sports photography with Canon SX60 HS
A modest sports photography points total of 53 suggests the Canon SX60 HS is fairly acceptable for shooting sports. A camera needs to have great autofocus plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Canon SX60 HS
Weight is extremely important in choosing a travel camera. On the whole, the Canon SX60 HS gets a decent 57 for a travelling camera which makes it fairly appropriate to take with you on your vacations.
Canon SX60 HS Landscape photography highlights
When you're planning to pick a camera for landscape pictures, the biggest aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon SX60 HS and it's reasonable rating of 52 for a landscape camera is somewhat appropriate amongst its competition.
Canon SX60 HS Vlogging highlights
A camera for vlogging really should have a moving display screen, mic port and if possible IBIS. Considering all the details, the Canon SX60 HS is a very decent choice for vlogging as it receives a very good rating of 62.
Canon SX60 HS Alternatives
If you are searching for alternatives to the SX60 HS, here is a selection of the highest scored cameras which fall into the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The chart down below shows you a bird's eye view of the SX60 HS versus it's highest ranked rivals mentioned earlier.
There are a bunch of cameras you might take into account as alternate options. To browse through a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.