Canon - PowerShot SX60 HS 16.1-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black

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This Canon PowerShot SX60 HS digital camera features built-in Wi-Fi, so you can easily share stored photos and videos with loved ones. A Canon HS system with a 16.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor promotes high-quality shooting.

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    What's Included


    • Canon PowerShot SX60 HS 16.1-Megapixel Digital Camera
    • Battery pack (NB-10L)
    • Battery charger (CB-2LC)
    • Neck strap (NS-DC11)
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (377 out of 399)

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    Features


    16.1-megapixel, 1/2.3" CMOS sensor

    Captures high-resolution images up to 4608 x 3456 pixels.

    65x optical/65x digital/4225x total zoom

    Through a Super Zoom wide-angle lens for precise zooming and accuracy. Zoom Framing Assist makes it easy to track and capture telephoto subjects.

    3" color TFT-LCD

    With 461,000 dots resolution and a wide viewing angle makes it easy to review images and videos. An electronic viewfinder with approximately 922,000 dots helps you set up shots.

    High-definition movie mode

    With a dedicated movie button, fast and silent zoom and focus allows you to capture 1080/60p video footage at up to 60 fps in MP4 format. An external microphone input makes it easy to capture sound.

    DIGIC 6 image processor

    Along with the CMOS sensor creates the Canon HS system for optimal image quality and rapid performance.

    Intelligent optical image stabilizer

    Helps reduce the effects of camera shake and vibration for sharp pictures. Eight modes optimize the image stabilization depending on the conditions.

    Scene modes

    Include C1, C2, M, Av, Tv, P, hybrid auto, auto, creative shot, sports, portrait, smart shutter (smile, wink self-timer, face self-timer), handheld night scene, low light, snow and fireworks, plus movie modes for versatility.

    Burst mode

    Allows you to capture images in rapid succession at up to 6.4 fps.

    White balance modes

    Include auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, fluorescent H, flash, custom 1 and custom 2 for shooting in various lighting conditions.

    Flash

    With auto, on, slow synchro and off modes lets you add light to scenes when necessary.

    Special effects

    Include creative shot, high dynamic range, fish-eye effect, miniature effect, toy camera effect, background defocus, soft focus, monochrome, super vivid and poster effect to enhance your creativity while shooting.

    High-speed autofocus

    Helps you bring subjects and scenes into clear view.

    Built-in NFC (near-field communication) technology

    Allows you to wirelessly link with compatible Android devices for easy file sharing.

    PictBridge

    Enables you to print remotely.

    Supports SD, SDHC, SDXC and UHS-I cards (not included)

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    Customer rating

    4.6
    95%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    4.0

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good point and shoot camera.

      Posted
      Ontiveros
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is a good camera, have it for two weeks now, an so far: Some good things are: -Very long zoom, able to see craters in the moon (see picture). -Many manual controls. -Ability to shoot from phone, or send images to wifi enable devices (phone or tablet). -Good quality pictures. -Nice hand grip. -Mic input Some not so good things are: -No ISO button, and can't assign it to the programmable button, have to dive into the menu options. -Poor low light video performance, too much noise at high ISO settings. -If your shooting video and press the shutter button to take a still, the video will stop recording, and you have to press the shutter again to take the photo. If you own a SX50, right now I think there's no need to upgrade, even the SX40 had a ISO dedicated button and a better lens aperture (2.7 vs. 3.4), but then again this is a longer lens. If you're looking for a little more zoom, wifi features (remote shooting and photo transfer), and the new DIGIC 6 processor, and/or want the latest, then go ahead this is the camera for you. This is just the humble opinion of a casual shooter. I'll try to post some updates when I get to use it more.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Disappointed

      Posted
      jazzman1
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member
      • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

      I bought this camera as an upgrade to my Canon SX 40 35X Zoom. I thought it would give me new bells and whisles and it does. But I mainly got it for the 65X Zoom range, I can do without the other upgrades. I'm sad to report that this camera didn't perform as well as my older camera. The pictures, especially at it's furthest zoom range, were not as sharp, kinda soft in comparison. I like good color saturation in my pics and this camera seems to favor neutral colors. That's not a negative for those who like that. I'm sure one can use the manual settings and compensate for these negatives, but I want to use it in auto settings only. I got this camera to compliment my Canon T3i DSLR and I do use the manual settings with it, when doing serious photographt. But I wanted this camera for those times when I'm just out somewhere, maybe travalling, and just want to take good pictures. I don't want a point and shoot that I have to fool with manual settings. The buttons are arraigned different from from my older model and I like the other postions better. The menu was a snap to understand, only a small learning curve from my older model. That's one thing about Canon I like, if you have any canon model the menu's are similar to navigate. It is a nice camera and those who are new to point and shoot super zooms, or it's their 1st camera....they probably will be happy with this camera. The problem here I think, is that zoom technology cannot expand zoom range this much, without also upgrading the lens and sensors. If manufactuers continue to expand the zoom range on these point and shoot cameras, they are going to have to upgrade the lens and sensors also. I suppose Canon was trying to keep the price down with this camera to be competitive with other manufactuer's cameras. I am a loyal Canon Customer and will remain so. I'm sure they will be back on top of their game on the next upgrade or next model. I'm going to return it for the Canon SX 50, 50X Zoom that I like better, at a cheaper price.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Big disappointment

      Posted
      spacedauwg

      Waited for this camera to come out for awhile because I liked the sx50 hs but hated the slow processor and small viewing screen. Wi fi works but extremely hard to set up. No apps for my windows 8.1 phone even thought it has NFC. Takes clear pictures in bright outdoor light no problem. Cannot focus in indoor lighting. Especially low light. Pixels every where past ISO 800. It needs a flash for every shot indoors unless it is bright as day. Shot night scene handheld it takes 4-5 shoots and combines for one picture nice trick put it is still grainy even at no zoom. I am impressed with bootup speed and rapid shot in bright light that works great. So 550.00 dollar 65 zoom outdoor daytime camera. Cannon needs to fix issues. Do like and appreciate the 21mm wide angle start of zoom range always never wide enough shot. Need to develop point and shoot super zoom with aps-c sensor and touch screen for this price. Part of problem with wi fi is cannon did not want to include a 16.00 solar USB cable so computer can recognize proper software for camera and you cannot do any firmware updates on camera without it. Way to go cannon. $300.00-$ 550.00 camera with no USB included. By the way why are we still using usb 2.0 when usb 3.1 with c onnector is coming out at least use usb 3.0 a connector.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great camera for someone not want a DSLR

      Posted
      Hawksmom
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I am an "advanced" amateur photographer. I originally used a Canon 35mm and carried extra lenses, filters, flash attachment, etc. At one point, when digital cameras got better, I was over carrying huge bags and weight around. This camera gives me all the creative features I require - all settings can be done manually or automatically. It's got a huge long lens (21mm-1365mm - 35mm equivalent). It's very fast! The only extra items I carry are extra batteries and SD cards. While my friends are busy changing lenses to get that far away bird, I just touch my zoom button! There is a learning curve as there is with any camera, but if someone wants to go totally auto, it's as easy as any camera. It's a little heavy for me, but I'm assured of great quality pictures, close up or far away. I haven't used it for much low light high ISO shots yet, but if it's anything like the SX50 I had previously, I'm not worried. It also has WiFi, which I figured out and tried, but I'm not an expert on yet. I'm very glad I have my Canon SX60!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great camera so far

      Posted
      Stan
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      We have only had the camera for a few weeks so I have not done extensive testing. We have taken pictures in daylight and they are quite good - sharp and bright. I have also taken long distance pictures. Even at 65x the pictures are bright, clear, and sharp if I hold the camera steady. Image stabilization works well if the camera is moving a little bit. If the camera is moving too much I get a fuzzy picture as I would with any camera at a long zoom like 65x. At 65x I need a monopod or something solid to lean against. I was pleased with 65x zoom pictures taken using a monopod. I have also set up and used the WiFi feature. Transferring pictures to my phone via wifi works very well. As expected, transferring pictures to a computer is much faster by putting the SD card into a card reader on the computer. I have not yet tried taking pictures indoors in low light. I don't expect the low light pictures to be as good because of the camera's high resolution and relatively small sensor necessitated by the long zoom and relatively small camera. The camera is larger and heavier than a standard point&shoot camera but this is to be expected for a bridge camera with such a long zoom. Overall at this time I am pleased with the camera and would recommend it to a friend.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      EXXXXXCELLENT BRIDGE CAMERA WITH SUPER ZOOM!

      Posted
      Wilassasin

      I purchased this camera in lieu of buying a DSLR because I wanted a bridge camera that had raw shooting capabilities with super zoom and many DSLR features minus the lens switching, and I found this gem. Love love love this camera. It's not perfect but then again what is? My only issue with is camera is it's difficulty focusing in low light conditions but if u add face detection and master the camera a bit you won't have any issues. With this being said, low light photos will come out beautifully. Basically what I'm saying is the camera takes a minute focusing in low light conditions but when it does it's a beautiful photo above your expectations. The zooming features are great and if you add a tripod to the mix your long distance photos will look professional. Raw photo shooting is perfect and a must. I suggest anyone purchasing this camera invest in a class 10 or greater SD Card with at least 64gb's of memory and shoot in raw the manual settings are far superior than the auto setting. The video recording is in a word, SPECTACULAR! The iPhone 6 cannot even compare to the quality this has.. but for photos nothing comes close to this unless you get a DSLR. In summary, buy this camera you won't be dissapointed!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Forget DSLRs, this is the one for you!

      Posted
      chinee
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      My hobby with photography and cameras extends back almost 40 years. My first SLR was a Yashica when I was 10 years old; I don't know many people who can remember this camera brand. Although my interest in photography eventually waned during early adulthood, I was an early adopter of digital photography, albeit with point and shoot cameras only. Now that I'm in my 40's I decided it was time for something better. I researched DSLR and long zoom or bridge cameras for many months, going back and forth between the two designs from week to week. I ultimately decided upon the convenience of an integrated long zoom lens over having to carry the 2 lenses that come in the typical new camera package. I know I can accomplish the same with an 18-300 zoom lens with a DSLR, but that's an extra $700-1,000, destroying my budget. The SX60 has a smaller sensor, but it's not the sensor that makes for great pictures, but the photographer's ability to compose a great shot. Sure if I was a pro or serious enthusiast, I would opt for the DSLR, but as a minor hobbyist, the SX60 still provides very high quality photos. With it's built-in WiFi, sharing photos is much easier and can be done soon after taking the pictures. The simplicity and convenience of having an integrated zoom lens makes the camera easy to operate by all members of my family. Canon has done a great job in offering a quality camera, with so many features in a sub-$500 price, it's hard to justify going to a DSLR.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Camera

      Posted
      Wiesiu2012

      I wanted a super zoom camera for bird and wildlife photography. I looked at panasonic, Nikon, Fuji, and i chose the Canon SX60 because it had the best features for the money. The photo quality and image stabilization are excellent. Camera is small and lightweight. Battery life is excellent. I shot 482 photos and 8 minutes of video on a fully charged battery. I shoot in the PROGRAM mode because i like to set my own parameters. I like vivid colors so i set the "My Colors" feature to VIVID, +1 Contrast, +1 Saturation and +2 Sharpness and my JPEG photos look great. I do not shoot RAW. The 1080P videos look great. LCD screen is bright and sharp. The viewfinder is OK, i mainly use the LCD. Noise is low up to ISO800. See my photo samples.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about optics, zoom, glare and screen. Editors are less positive about control panel. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 88/100 = Very good quality.
    • TechRadar (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Amy Davies on May 2, 2017
      Canon PowerShot SX60 HS review
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    • Tom's GuideRating, 4 out of 5Sean Captain on June 16, 2016
      Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Review: One Amazing Ultrazoom
      The PowerShot SX60 HS offers a near-perfect combination of killer features and pristine picture quality — what with its rich color, detailed image capture, superior autofocus and natural-feeling interface. The Nikon Coolpix P900 has longer zoomFull Review
    • cnet.co.ukRating, 4 out of 5Joshua Goldman on February 14, 2015
      Canon PowerShot SX60 HS review: This camera shoots and scores
      For birds, buildings or whatever's near or far -- very, very far -- the SX60 HS and its 65x zoom lens get it done.Full Review
    • Pocket-lint (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Mike Lowe on December 24, 2014
      Canon PowerShot SX60 HS review: To the zoom and back
      The superzoom market keeps on growing, quite literally, with the latest Canon PowerShot SX60 HS boasting a gigantic 65x optical zoom lens. That's far more heavyweight than any competitor on the market, so if it's zoom you want, it's zoom you getFull Review
    • Steve's DigicamsKyle Schurman on December 16, 2014
      Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
      The Canon Powershot SX60 HS is an impressive ultra-zoom camera, offering a huge 65x optical zoom range. Unlike many big zoom cameras, the SX60 performs pretty quickly and it creates images that are of a surprisingly good quality. There's plenty ofFull Review
    • which.co.ukDecember 11, 2014
      Canon PowerShot SX60 HS review
      A whopping 65x optical zoom and a fold-out rear screen make the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS an attractive option for those looking to buy a bridge camera. But do its image quality and range of features qualify this superzoom bridge camera for a BestFull Review
    • PCMagRating, 4 out of 5Jim Fisher on November 24, 2014
      Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
      The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a lens that covers an extreme zoom range, and even though it's on the pricey side, it earns our Editors' Choice award.Full Review
    • Trusted Reviews (UK)Rating, 3 out of 5Audley Jarvis on November 21, 2014
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