Canon SX600 HS summary
Canon SX600 HS is Canon's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera initially released on January of 2014. It has got a 16 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The SX600 HS is ranked #104 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and overall #612 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our collection. You should look at our Smart camera search to get camera rankings based on your custom criteria.
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Canon SX600 HS history
The Canon SX600 HS comes with a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can look at all older and latest models along with key features.
Canon SX600 HS Gallery
You can see the SX600 HS from several angles in the gallery below.
Canon SX600 HS Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of pluses and minuses of the Canon SX600 HS based on criterias that are generally considered necessary in a digital camera.
Canon SX600 HS Sensor details
The Canon SX600 HS is run by the DIGIC 4+ processor. The dimension of the sensor on the Canon SX600 HS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter can easily produce cropping.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and provides a standard ISO range of 100 to 3200. Sadly, RAW format is not saved which means that you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image below illustrates the SX600 HS's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The SX600 HS sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Canon SX600 HS dimensions
Canon SX600 HS weighs in at 0.41 lbs (188 gr or 6.63 ounces) and the sizing of the camera is 104mm x 61mm x 26mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.0"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr and the Canon SX600 HS is less heavy when compared with other rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Listed below is a photo of the Canon SX600 HS besides a soft drink to help you have a feel for its scale.
The top view below will provide the button layout on the SX600 HS.
Canon SX600 HS Lens specs
The SX600 HS has a fixed lens providing a focal range of 25-450mm giving it a 18.0 x zoom which is outstanding and would make it easier to zoom right in.
At the widest 25mm, it will have an aperture of f3.8 which will be rather slow and not great in low light occasions and you might find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You will also need to increase the ISO resulting in noisy photos. At the tele end, 450mm is terrific zoom and comes at f6.9 making it quite sluggish and you may need to use slower shutter speeds.
Canon SX600 HS Connectivity
The SX600 HS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to send files and oftentimes adjust camera settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
A few applications even enable a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external display. Almost all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack through the USB port.
Canon SX600 HS Video specs
The max video resolution on the Canon SX600 HS is 1920 x 1280 and it can capture in H.264 file format. 1280p resolution can provide a good balance between video quality and file sizes but 1080p will not give you much room to downsample. The camera does not have a mic and / or headphone jack which means you have got no control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to take a look at an alternative camera should you need decent sound in your videos.
Canon SX600 HS Weather Sealing
Canon SX600 HS does not include environment proofing so rainy conditions may damage the camera.
Canon SX600 HS Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon SX600 HS has got a 3" fixed screen boasting a resolution of 461k dots.
Please note that the screen offers no touch support.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The View Finder details regarding Canon SX600 HS are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be really helpful during bright outdoor situations which may make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.
Canon SX600 HS Shutter specs
Canon SX600 HS continuous shooting speed is 4.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Canon SX600 HS Flash and Hot shoe specs
Canon SX600 HS boasts both integrated flash and external flash support.
Canon SX600 HS Autofocus specs
Canon SX600 HS boasts just Contrast Based AF and lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker and precise when compared with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has got Face detection which makes it valuable for people photography.
The Sensor has got 9 focus points to pick from. Canon SX600 HS has got manual focusing in case it is needed during low light or you want more accurate control on focusing.
Canon SX600 HS Battery life
The battery pack (NB-6LH) in the Canon SX600 HS is designed to last for 290 photographs according to the CIPA measurements which is about the same as its competition. The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR features the maximum (600) battery life within this group of cameras.
Following is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the highest battery life:
Canon SX600 HS for specific forms of photography
The following bar chart indicates a summary of the Canon SX600 HS for specific forms of photography. To check out more, browse to the specific section below.
Canon SX600 HS Portrait photography factors
The Canon SX600 HS has a points tally of 44 which is subpar, meaning that it is not really suitable to use for portrait photography. Shooting portrait photos leans heavily to sensor specs, RAW support and potential to work with external lighting.
Canon SX600 HS Street photography factors
Coming in at a nice score of 62, the Canon SX600 HS is a very decent option to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Canon SX600 HS Sports photography advice
A subpar sports photography points total of 41 indicates the Canon SX600 HS is not really suitable for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have very good autofocus plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon SX600 HS Travel photography highlights
Weight is very important in picking a camera for travel. In general, the Canon SX600 HS gets a nice 70 for a travel camera which makes it a very decent choice to purchase for your vacations.
Landscape photography with Canon SX600 HS
For anyone who is looking to choose a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most vital factor will be image quality. The Canon SX600 HS with it's average rating of 48 for a landscape camera is fairly adequate in the current marketplace.
Canon SX600 HS Vlogging details
A vlogging camera should have a moving screen, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Canon SX600 HS is not really suitable as a vlog camera as it receives a subpar rating of 35.
Canon SX600 HS Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the SX600 HS, here is a collection of the highest ranked cameras that fall into the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The diagram down below provides you a summary of the SX600 HS vs it's top scored rivals shown previously.
There are a bunch of cameras you may look at as alternate options. To browse through a extensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.