Canon SX620 HS overview
Canon SX620 HS is Canon's Small Sensor Superzoom camera originally launched on May of 2016. The camera has a 20MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 5184 x 3888.
The SX620 HS comes in at #33 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all around #427 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. You can test our Advanced camera search to find camera results based on your personalized requirements.
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Canon SX620 HS family
The Canon SX620 HS has a history of related cameras. Here, you can see all earlier and most recent models as well as key specs.
Canon SX620 HS Gallery
You can check the SX620 HS from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Canon SX620 HS Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of good and bad points of the Canon SX620 HS based on criterias which are usually seen as necessary in a camera.
Canon SX620 HS Sensor details
The Canon SX620 HS features the DIGIC 4+ processor. The sensor measurement in the Canon SX620 HS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 5184 x 3888 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter can cause cropping.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 20MP and has a native ISO range of 80 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW files are not supported therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath illustrates the SX620 HS's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The SX620 HS sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Canon SX620 HS dimensions
Canon SX620 HS is 0.40 lbs (182g / 6.42 oz) & has outside proportions of 97mm x 57mm x 28mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.1"). The weight of general Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g so the Canon SX620 HS is lighter when compared to various competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Down below is a shot of the Canon SX620 HS beside a soft drink to help you to get a sense of its scale.
The top view under will highlight the button layout on the SX620 HS.
Canon SX620 HS Lens specs
The SX620 HS offers an inbuilt lens featuring a focal range of 25-625mm making it a 25.0 x zoom which is perfect and would enable you to zoom all the way in.
At the widest 25mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f3.2 which will be somewhat slow and not very good for low light occasions and you will struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You could also have to boost the ISO setting which results in noisy pictures. At the tele end, 625mm is great zoom and comes with f6.6 which is really slow and you might need to choose slow shutter speeds.
Canon SX620 HS Connectivity
The SX620 HS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that come with NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to copy pictures and sometimes change camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.
Several applications even provide a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external display. The majority of cameras enable you to recharge the battery with the USB socket.
Canon SX620 HS Video specs
The highest video quality in the Canon SX620 HS is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality is an excellent balance between quality and file sizes but FULL HD isn't going to leave you with any room to crop. The camera doesn't include a microphone and headphone socket which means that you have little control over the audio. It is perhaps best to buy another model if you need better audio for your video clips.
Canon SX620 HS Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing for the Canon SX620 HS so you need to be cautious in wet or dusty conditions.
Canon SX620 HS Display and Viewfinder
The Canon SX620 HS has a 3 inch fixed display supporting a resolution of 922 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display is not a touch screen.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The ViewFinder specs for Canon SX620 HS are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are pretty handy during sunny outdoor conditions which may make the camera display washed out and hard to see.
Canon SX620 HS Shutter specs
Canon SX620 HS continuous shooting rate is 2.5 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Canon SX620 HS Flash and Hot shoe specs
Canon SX620 HS comes with only inbuilt flash without external flash ability.
Canon SX620 HS Autofocusing specs
Canon SX620 HS comes with just Contrast Detect Autofocus & is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier & exact when compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has Face detect which is helpful for taking photos of people.
It has 9 focus points to pick from. It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for subjects that move. Canon SX620 HS has manual focus if required during low light or you want to have more accurate control on focus.
Canon SX620 HS Battery life
The battery power for the Canon SX620 HS is made to last for 295 shutters as per the CIPA requirements making it about the same as it's rivals. The typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has got the highest (600) battery life within this range of cameras.
Underneath is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras having the strongest battery life:
Canon SX620 HS for varying types of photography
The following bar chart gives a overview of the Canon SX620 HS for varying types of photography. To learn more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Portrait photography with Canon SX620 HS
The Canon SX620 HS gets a score of 45 which is really bad, and means the camera is just not very good for portrait photography. Photographing portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW files and capability to work with external lighting.
Canon SX620 HS as a Street photography camera
Getting a nice points tally of 64, the Canon SX620 HS is a very decent choice to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Canon SX620 HS
A moderate sports photography score of 49 suggests the Canon SX620 HS is reasonably appropriate for taking photos of sports. A camera must have excellent autofocus plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon SX620 HS Travel photography information
Weight is super critical when selecting a travel camera. Over-all, the Canon SX620 HS gets a above average 71 as a travel camera which is a very decent pick to buy for your journeys.
Canon SX620 HS Landscape photography information
When you are looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photos, the most critical factor will be image quality. The Canon SX620 HS at it's moderate score of 51 for a landscape camera is fairly suited within the current marketplace.
Vlogging with Canon SX620 HS
A camera for vlogging should really posses a moving screen, mic input and ideally IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Canon SX620 HS is just not very good as a vlog camera as it delivers a really bad rating of 35.
Canon SX620 HS Alternatives
If you are shopping for replacements to the SX620 HS, below is a number of the highest placed cameras that fall within the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line chart below offers you an overview of the SX620 HS compared to it's highest rated rivals suggested earlier.
Following are several cameras you may view as alternate options. To read a complete comparison, click the "compare" link.