You can of course produce 1080p30 half-speed HD video from 1080p60 footage if you’re prepared to edit it outside the camera. So there’s no 50 / 25fps for PAL regions, nor 24fps for the film-makers. To test the numbers I fitted the SX60 HS with a freshly formatted Sandisk Extreme Pro UHS-1 card, set it to its best quality JPEG mode and held the shutter down in continuous shooting mode. The next two photos show the maximum zoom for each camera: 1365mm for the SX60 HS (left) and 2000mm for the P900. Visit our corporate site. With two custom positions on the mode dial, a programable function button and a My menu settings tab, the SX60 HS offers good potential for customization. It also includes all the usual Canon compact features like Hybrid Auto, Creative shot mode and Creative effects filters as well as Super Slow Motion video. It's not the cheapest super-zoom around, but it is the best-featured of the small sensor / big range models. Having said that the Lumix FZ72 / FZ70 has no slow motion modes, though it does offer manual exposure control. As the images below show, at the maximum f5.6 aperture the background is thrown nicely out of focus. However the first 10 frames came in just shy of 7fps, so for shorter bursts the SX60 HS exceeds the published speed. Conversely, the COOLPIX P600 has no manual exposure control, but does offer a good range of high speed video modes including a half speed 720p option. As you can see from the crops below, with the SX60 HS’s intelligent IS enabled it’s possible to get sharp shots hand-held at 1/25th. Finally, the SX60HS adds two new tonal control features, DR (Dynamic Range) Correction and Shadow correction. As well as changing the Aperture and shutter speed the SX60 HS allows changing of the ISO sensitivity, you couldn’t ask for more control over movie exposure settings. The SX60 fired off 200 frames at a what sounded like constant speed and would have continued until the card was filled had I not released the shutter. To go from screen to EVF you press the display button, but because there are two display overlays you need to cycle through them to get where you want to go. The SX50 HS and SX40 HS before it were both hugely successful for Canon and they’ll be hoping that the SX60 HS is equally popular, but there’s plenty of competition in the long range super-zoom market. Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Intelligent IS: Off / Continuous. When set to this position the SX60 HS buffers video as soon as you start composing and keeps the couple of seconds prior to the actual final shot. Some effects are now available using any of the SX60 HS’s movie settings including 1080p60. Below that is the combined USB / A/V port and a mini HDMI connector. That’s particularly true of the two panorama assist options both of which have been dropped and no, Canon hasn’t had a change of heart and included a proper Panorama mode on the SX60 HS, a feature offered by both the FZ72 / FZ70 and COOLPIX P600. The SX60 HS foregoes the button though; to switch from the EVF you simply open the articulated screen to any viewing position. To connect to the camera you press the phone button on the rear, this turns the Wifi on so you can connect to the displayed SSID. This clip, like the others below was shot using the PowerShot SX60 HS set to its 1080p60 best quality video mode. The Lumix FZ72 / FZ70 does significantly better, squeezing an impressive 400 shots from its battery, but the SX60 HS can perform a clever trick that extends the battery life to an even better 450 shots. All these quality observations fall apart if you enlarge the images close to their true, pixel-for-pixel size. Like some other recent PowerShots, the SX60 HS adds NFC connectivity which means that if you have a suitably equipped smartphone you can connect the two devices simply by tapping them together. The PowerShot SX60 HS has a 65x optical zoom with a 35mm equivalent range of 21-1365mm. The SX60 captures fine color and detail for a camera in this class. When panning the view pixellates slightly and though there isn’t what you call a lag the display refresh is perceptible to a degree that made me feel slightly queasy. I was hard-pressed to improve on the Canon's built-in image processing, however. The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS comes with a lens cap (with self-attaching string), strap, battery, and plug-in charger. The SX60 HS also allows the setting of custom display overlays. The SX60 HS also inherits the slow motion capabilities of earlier PowerShot models, offering the choice of QVGA (320×240) at 240fps or VGA (640×480) at 120fps. The other major difference is of course that the FZ72 / FZ70’s screen is fixed, whereas the Canon’s is fully-articulated. The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS and the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in September 2014 and September 2018. Detail remains quite sharp in this shot about halfway through the zoom range (left), and reasonably good even at the end of the zoom (right). For this indoor low light pan I selected 1080p30 mode on the SX60 HS. Both the SX60 and the SX70 are fixed lens compact cameras that are equipped with a 1/2.3-inch sensor. The PowerShot SX60 offers ISO 100-3200, … Canon PowerShot SX60 HS review - sample at ISO 1600 - click for full size JPEG crop. The CameraWindow app also allows you to view all of the images on the camera and transfer them to your phone. Canon recommends using an SD memory card rated at Class 6 or quicker for movies. Read helpful reviews from our customers. Images from the SX60 HS start losing a lot of detail (even displayed at small sizes) beyond the moderate ISO 800 setting. That's why its our favorite super-zoom among our best bridge cameras. In each instance, the exposure and flash are adjusted accordingly, and the camera will even attempt to recognise a Sunset and boost the colours. Although both models sport 3 inch screens, the FZ72 / FZ70’s is 3:2 proportioned, so there are black areas on either side where on the SX60 HS the image, for stills at least, fills the entire screen area. If you must have the longest zoom, the pricier Nikon Coolpix P900 will deliver with comparable image quality to the Canon, Otherwise, the SX60 HS wins for a compact design that packs in one of the longest zooms in the business, and the price is right. From the same distance you’ll either have to move back, or zoom out as I’ve done for the shot below on the right. Tapping the FUNCT. This clip demonstrates the new Seek Assist Auto mode which automatically adjusts the zoom to keep people the same size in the frame – handy when it’s so easy to lose someone with the camera zoomed-in. Well, the SX60 HS viewfinder provides a bright detailed view that’s very comfortable to look at when the camera is stationery. The SX60 HS is Canon’s latest and greatest addition to its PowerShot bridge camera line-up. Unlike the Lumix FZ72 / FZ70 and COOLPIX P600, the SX60 HS doesn’t have a button to toggle from the screen to the EVF and vice versa and that’s one of its biggest handling drawbacks. You can choose one of two frame sizes by pressing the Display button. You can select the movie mode from the quick menu when the mode dial is in the Creative filters position. The Nikon COOLPIX P600 looks and is a good bit smaller – 125x85x107mm for those who like the numbers, but the biggest difference between these two is in the weight. f/5, 1/40 sec, ISO 800, 170mm (equiv.). Get instant access to breaking news, the hottest reviews, great deals and helpful tips. Let's start by clarifying just how amazing a 65X zoom lens is, bringing into intimate view things you wouldn't even know exist if viewing with the naked eye. Framing assist function. The SX60 HS loses the specs war to the 83X zoom in the far heftier Nikon P900, but the differences aren't noticeable in most cases, as you can see in these images of the Queen Mary. The SX60 HS has a built-in pop-up flash which is manually extended – you literally pull it upwards to use it. It’s a different story with the COOLPIX P600 which starts at a more commonplace 24mm. 100% crop, at 247mm, 100 ISO, 1/25th, IS Continuous. No one tests cameras like we do. Like its predecessor, the PowerShot SX60 HS has blink detection so you can identify shots in which people’s eyes are closed (providing they were first identified by Face Detect). Unlike many big zoom cameras, the SX60 performs pretty quickly and it creates … To focus manually with the PowerShot SX60 HS you press the left position on the control pad and select Manual focus from the menu overlay. There’s one other aspect of the EVF’s functioning that works differently on the SX60 HS and that’s when switching between the EVF and monitor screen. Canon replaced the older SX50 HS … For an idea of how much of a difference this makes in practice the table below shows the angle of view of the maximum focal length of each of the three models from shortest to longest, with the Lumix FZ72 on the left, followed by the SX60 HS and then the COOLPIX P600 on the right. But the real-world difference is minimal, and Canon manages to squeeze all this zoom capability into a camera that looks more like a DSLR and less like, well, a cannon. You can transfer full-sized JPEGs or downsample them to one of two smaller sizes. The SX60 HS’s lens is optically stabilised using Canon’s Intelligent IS system which uses scene recognition to select the optimal stabilisation method from one of eight available modes, four – Standard, Panning, Macro and Tripod – designed for stills shooting with another four exclusively for movies. You can also switch the camera off or take a few shots in different modes, and as soon as you switch back to Movie Digest, it’ll start appending clips to the existing sequence until it reaches one hour or 4GB in size. One of the best features for video is the SX60 HS' powerful autofocus mode, called Tracking AF. These are fun to use, but it’s a shame Canon still hasn’t taken the opportunity to upgrade them to something more useful. As with still photos, the SX60 HS video falls short in low light â rather dramatically. Though the PowerShot SX60 HS lacks a built-in GPS receiver you can use your phone’s GPS to record a track log then append the GPS data to images in the camera. Another scene mode that’s no longer included on this menu is High-speed Burst HQ, gone now that the SX60 HS has more impressive full resolution continuous shooting. The Canon PowerShot SX70 HS is a super-zoom point-and-shoot camera with a 65x, 21-1365mm equivalent F3.4-6.5 lens and 20MP BSI-CMOS sensor. Canon SX60 Comparison Review. It’s a big step up from the 2.8 inch 460k dot display of the SX50 HS and is not only bigger, but looks better. You can also apply some of the Creative Filters when filming video: Miniature, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster effect, are all available for video. Just set the autofocus box on the screen over the subject you want to track and press the shutter halfway to lock on your subject. All the same it’s certainly a worthwhile feature to have and will enable you to cover yourself in tricky exposure situations as well as produce what you need for basic DIY HDR compositing. 21mm wide-angle coverage. Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Review: One Amazing Ultrazoom With one of the longest zoom lenses available and solid image and video quality, the PowerShot SX60 HS is the ultrazoom to … Narrow vertical and diagonal lines appear stepped through the FZ72 / FZ70’s EVF and it also suffers from the jitters when you pan, but the FZ72 / FZ70 at least has the option of increasing the refresh rate to 60fps which calms things down a lot though it does result in a further drop in screen resolution. By Dave Pardue Preview posted 09/15/2014. For perspective on how far away they were, consider this wide shot of the scene, in which you can't even see the skiers. © Compared with the 3 inch 460k dot screen of the Lumix FZ72 / FZ70 the SX60 HS’s screen provides a bigger, more detailed view. Announced in late 2014, the SX60 HS features a physically small 1/2/3”-type 16-Mpix CMOS sensor behind an incredible 65x optical zoom — the equivalent of 21-1,365mm — which is both stabilized and equipped with a sonic-type motor that promises near-silent, high-speed … As you can see there isn’t a massive difference even between the 1200mm of the Lumix FZ72 / FZ70 and the 1365mm of the SX60 HS. RAW files as well as JPEGs can be shot in one of five aspect ratios, 16:9, 3:2, the sensor’s native 4:3, 1:1 and 4:5. That might make a difference if you’re carrying it around for long periods. The difference in resolution is even more noticeable on the P600, with poorly defined narrow lines and moire patterns and the display refresh when panning is very noticeable – it jerks along in very perceptible steps. The SX60 HS measures 128x 93x114mm and weighs 650g. The exposure here is spot on and the AF once again handles things very well with no sign of wavering during the long zoom. The COOLPIX P600’s EVF is, like the Lumix FZ72 / FZ70 a 0.2 inch 201k dot panel, but despite the specifications it’s significantly smaller than the EVF in the PowerShot SX60 HS and, for that matter the Lumix FZ72 / FZ70. The SX60 HS takes the same NB-10L battery as its predecessor which provides enough power on a full charge for 340 shots. Below is a photo at the SX60 HS's widest setting (21mm). The programmable function button, marked with an S and called the shortcut button can be assigned to a wide range of functions including DR and Shadow correction, White balance, Self-timer, RAW/JPEG, AF and AE lock, Peaking, Eco mode, and Display off. Large Superfine JPEGs are typically 5 to 8MB in size. However, I’d stress that people react differently to these things and the SX60 HS is no worse in this respect than most other bridge camera EVF’s, so it’s something you really need to try out for yourself before buying. Once you reach this the recording stops and if you’d like to continue, you’ll need to press the record button again. Please refresh the page and try again. Once you find your subject and stop moving, the camera zooms back in. Regardless of the mode set on the camera, for remote shooting it’s placed in Program Auto mode and during remote shooting all of the camera’s controls (with the exception of the On/Off button) are disabled. Set the SX60 HS to AUTO and it’ll work out everything for you using scene detection to figure out what you’re pointing at. Canon's PowerShot SX60 HS is the company's latest DSLR-styled super-zoom camera. This camera doesn't boast the biggest spec â that's the 83X of Nikon's Coolpix P900. The small sensor is more an issue in dim light at higher ISO settings. New York, The SX60 HS has an impressive 21mm equivalent wide angle, which is wider than you’ll normally find, other compacts typically start at around 24mm, one exception being the Lumix FZ72 / FZ70 which actually pips the SX60 HS with a 20mm wide angle. This is fairly basic auto bracketing and it’s a little disappointing not to see a bit more ambition here given the capabilities of the Digic 6 processor. To test the PowerShot SX60 HS’s continuous auto focus, I zoomed the lens in a little and panned from the coffee cup up to the bar and back again a couple of times. Its big body also includes a variangle LCD that flips out sideways, and an electronic viewfinder (EVF). Video is quite good at high zoom as well. Market-leading 65x zoom range. The camera has received favorable ratings with 4.4 out of 5 stars on an aggregate of 332 reviews… Sharp vari-angle LCD. A distance scale is then displayed on the right side of the screen which you can adjust, again, using the control pad. The Handheld NightScene stacking mode is still there though and, as before Movie Digest has its own position on the mode dial. I’ve compared the PowerShot SX60 HS against both these popular models. The table below shows a shot taken in Program Auto mode without Shadow correction on the left and with it enabled on the right. The former has three settings Auto, 200 percent and 400 percent and tones down and recovers highlight detail in scenes with a wide brightness range. Credit: Sean Captain), (Image credit: 554mm (top), 1365mm (bottom) . The top row in the table above shows the Super vivid, Toy camera and Monochrome effects. The maximum recording time is when the file reaches a second shy of half an hour or 4GB in size, or of course if the battery runs out first. Canon SX60 vs SX70. It saves images as JPEG files at one of two quality/compression settings and can also save RAW image data files. The SX70 HS has 20.3 megapixels, 25% more than its predecessor, the 16.1MP SX60 HS, that should produce detailed files that lend themselves well both to larger prints and to the rigours of post processing. There’s nothing new here and in fact two of the SX50’s creative filters, Colour accent and Colour swap, have been dropped, leaving a line up of eight effects – HDR, Fish-eye, Miniature, Toy Camera, Soft focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, and Poster Effect. Especially impressive is what you don't see: wavy moiré patterns in the window screen that littered a clip shot with the Nikon P900. The SX60 HS has built-in Wifi which allows you to transfer images wirelessly. Is the Canon SX60 a good camera? You can get this Game Pass deal for $1 now, Walmart PS5 and Xbox Series X restock is today â but there's a catch, Great on-screen controls and overall handling, Using advanced features like RAW capture and external-mic jack can boost quality, Limited low-light performance, especially for video. The quality of the image is pretty much identical and indoors or out, I didn’t develop a preference for one over the other. To test the wifi features of the PowerShot SX60 HS I used my iPhone 4S. The best thing is that the SX60 HS can output both highly compressed JPEGs and data-rich RAWs, which photo purists can heavily tweak in programs like Photoshop to balance detail, smoothness and other attributes. The feature worked amazingly well for keeping the white-and-brown dog sharp as he scurried around the beach with his pals. Program, Hybrid and Smart auto, Sports, SCN, Creative effects and movie modes. Future US, Inc. 11 West 42nd Street, 15th Floor, The SX60 HS looks just like the much smaller Canon PowerShot SX520 HS. When making comparisons between bridge super-zooms it pays to look beyond the numbers and ask exactly what that extra few millimetres at either end of the focal range means in terms of actual performance. Since the SX60 HS is roughly the same size as a budget DSLR, it’s also quite manageable to hold and use when fitted with an external flash. The difference between the viewfinders on the SX60 HS and P600 is night and day and if you use the viewfinder as your main compositional aid this is one area that you won’t want to ignore. The Canon SX60 is well-beloved on many of its consumer reviews, specifically on Amazon. That’s close to 6 stops slower than convention says is safe without stabilisation, a very impressive performance. Get performance ratings and pricing on the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS camera. It also includes 1080 / 60p video, manual control, support for RAW, high resolution viewfinder and screen, mic input, Wifi with NFC, and a particularly neat Zoom Assist feature that automatically adjusts the lens zoom to always keep someone in the frame if they move too close, too far, or off the side. Where the SX50HS had a button on the left of the top panel which launched the flash menu, now the same function is performed by pressing the right position on the four-way controller. It’s paired with Canon’s latest Digic 6 processor which endows the new model with, among other things, fast 6.4fps continuous shooting and 1080p60 HD video. Integrated EVF and hot shoe. A large soft plastic flap on the right side of the SX60 HS body covers three ports – The first is for the optional RS-60E3 cable remote. The mode dial itself is slightly smaller, but still ample enough to accommodate a new position for Creative shot mode in addition to the existing PASM, two custom positions. In the SX60 HS, it’s a 16.1 Megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor paired with Canon’s latest Digic 6 processor. (I gauged photos full-screen on a 2560 x 1600 retina display of a MacBook Pro; full resolution for the photos is 4608 x 3456.) The SX60 HS extends the SX50’s 50x range at both ends, with a 35mm equivalent range of 21-1365mm. It’s also possible to wirelessly transfer photos to a computer, the Web, a suitably equipped printer or another camera by pressing the up button on the four-way controller during playback. The SX60 HS takes you from 21 to 1365mm, or extreme wide angle to extreme telephoto, covering every eventuality. To improve my chances of holding the camera steady I used the EVF for these shots. The Canon SX50 HS, released in late 2012, boasted an already impressive 50x zoom range and … The Lumix FZ72 / FZ70 can manage this as well, but not the COOLPIX P600. That’s broadly equivalent to the f3.3-6.5 aperture on the COOLPIX P600, but the Lumix FZ72 / FZ70 out-classes them both with a bright f2.8 maximum aperture closing to f5.9 at the telephoto end of its range. To see how the quality of the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS measures-up in practice, take a look at my Canon SX60 HS quality and Canon SX60 HS noise results pages, browse my Canon SX60 HS images, or skip to the chase and head straight for my verdict. Mic input. Like all Canon compacts, Face detect AF is the default focus mode when Auto is selected on the exposure mode dial. The CameraWindow iOS app offers fairly basic remote shooting features, especially compared with its equivalent on Wi-fi equipped Panasonic compacts. This does make it quicker and faster to switch between the two. Successor to the massively popular SX50 HS, the new model extends the optical range from 50x to a whopping 65x, making it the joint longest in the World (at the time of writing). IS is configured from the Shooting settings menu and can be set to Off, Continuous or Shoot only modes, the latter saving power by turning on the stabilisation moments before the shutter is fired. The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS ($479) packs one of the longest zoom lenses for a bridge camera: a 65X (21-1365mm, full-frame equivalent) range that's mind-blowing in action. Read honest and unbiased product reviews … The older SX50 HS was fitted with a 0.2 inch 202k EVF which in 2012 was par for the course on most bridge cameras. Face Detect identifies faces in the frame and, as well as focusing, sets the exposure and white balance. Canon PowerShot SX60 HS ⭐ review. In your hands the SX60 HS feels reassuringly weighty and its plastic body is well constructed. It offers a resolution of 14.2 megapixel. The Flash button is gone, no great loss as it didn’t activate the pop-up flash but merely called up the menu for flash settings and the programmable shortcut button has moved from the rear panel to the top, just forward of the On/Off button. Once the screen is active there are two ways to switch back to the viewfinder; you can either close the screen again, or press the display position on the four-way controller twice. Because the SX60 HS includes a jack for an external microphone, the camera can be set up to capture higher-quality sound than the majority of consumer cameras, which have only built-in mics. Where the SX50 HS provided a choice of colour HDR options, these have been replaced with five artistic effects – Natural, Art standard, Art vivid, Art bold and Art embossed. The Canon Powershot SX60 HS is Canon's top of the range ultra zoom bridge camera offering a whopping 65x optical zoom lens, it also features a 16.1 megapixel backlit CMOS image … It’s a little more involved than using a built-in GPS which you just turn on and forget about, but a feature worth having nonetheless. Though not a return to the blob-like mould of the SX40 HS, it is a step back in that direction and the new grip shape makes for a very secure and comfortable fit in the hands. All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2020 Gordon Laing. Our review The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is the 'safe bet' in the superzoom category. You can set the flash mode – provided you first pop it up on the camera and you can take a shot by pressing the big shutter release button at the bottom of the screen. This means the PowerShot SX60 HS retains the 1/2.3in sized sensor of its predecessor and rivals. Aside from the lens and the sensor, the PowerShot SX60 HS also benefits from an upgrade to both its electronic viewfinder and its monitor screen. When zoomed in to around 500mm all three lenses have a maximum aperture of f5.6, but it’s possible to get a reasonably shallow depth of field providing you can get close enough to the subject. Wi-Fi and NFC built in. 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