Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Camera

  • Effective Pixels Approx. 16.1M
  • Zoom: Optical 65x
  • ZoomPlus: 130x
  • DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology
  • Vari-angle PureColor II VA TFT

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    Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Camera Product Description

    Explore detail at a distance
    Zoom into the exquisite detail of distant wildlife. Capture stunning ultra-wide landscapes with this hugely versatile and gifted 65x Wi-Fi bridge camera, which combines fun with expert control.

    • Explore distant detail like never before with a huge 65x zoom
    • Fast and flexible, so you always get the shot you want
    • Designed with big zooming and your comfort in mind
    • Enjoy beautiful, crisp shots and smooth Full HD movies - day or night
    • Shoot remotely and share easily using Wi-Fi and NFC

    Shoot ultra-far and wide
    Capture a huge range of beautiful shots. With an incredible 65x zoom and 21mm ultra-wide angle you can shoot everything from exceptionally detailed long range close ups of wildlife to impressive landscapes.

    Effortlessly keep track
    It's simple to keep track of distant subjects at high zoom. Simply press a button and Zoom Framing Assist quickly zooms the camera out of the scene - so you can relocate your subject - zooming back the moment it's released. Improved Auto Mode automatically zooms out when the subject starts to leave the frame and helps you keep your subject at a preset size.

    Comfortable, steady shooting
    Designed with your comfort in mind, you can enjoy steadier shots even at full zoom and shoot comfortably for longer periods thanks to a refined ergonomic grip. An Electronic Viewfinder offers SLR-like handling and lets you see clearly in very bright conditions. Ultra Sonic Motor (USM) ensures fast, silent focus and zooming.

    Excellent quality in any light
    Day or night your images will be just as you remember them. Canon's HS System - with DIGIC 6 and a 16.1 MP CMOS sensor - gives you stunning image quality and excels in low light. So it's easy to capture the real atmosphere of the moment without using flash or a tripod.

    Sharp results every time
    There's no need to worry about camera shake ruining your results thanks to an intelligent optical Image Stabilizer. This camera automatically adapts and ensures sharp, detailed photos even if you're shooting at full zoom or handheld in low light. Plus your movies will be spectacularly steady thanks to 5-axis Enhanced Dynamic IS.

    Always capture the moment
    Life is fleeting. Don't miss a single precious moment and capture stunning split second action with super-responsive operation and sustained high-speed continuous shooting.

    Stunning images with ease
    Effortlessly shoot fantastic photos or movies with Smart Auto. Enjoy a fun HD (720p) movie summary of all the day's shots with Hybrid Auto.

    Realistic movies at your fingertips
    Making stunning movies is easy. With one touch of a button you can shoot smooth, realistic Full HD movies at 60p, with crisp and clear stereo sound thanks to silent controls and zoom. You can also attach an external microphone and manually control the levels of sound on camera for extra flexibility.

    Take control
    Explore your creative skills. Capture stills and movies with full exposure controls. Open up a new world of possibilities with RAW and EOS System accessories.

    Connect with Wi-Fi
    Enjoy the freedom of Wi-Fi. Upload images and movies to social networks - straight from the camera. Or transfer them to your smartphone or tablet using the Mobile Device Connect Button and NFC. Use the Canon CameraWindow app to remotely control the camera from your smartphone and enjoy convenient PC and cloud backup with Image Sync  

    Image Sensor
    • Type: 1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS              
    • Effective Pixels Approx. 16.1M¹
    • Effective / Total Pixels: Approx. 16.8M  
    • Colour Filter Type: Primary Colour
    Image Processor
    • DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology
    • Focal Length: 3.8 - 247.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 21 - 1365 mm)              
    • Zoom: Optical 65x
    • ZoomPlus: 130x
    • Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.6x or 2.0x).
    • Combined approx. 260x               
    • Maximum f/number: f/3.4-f/6.5              
    • Construction: 15 elements in 11 groups (1 double sided aspherical lens and 3 UD lenses)              
    • Image Stabilisation (lens shift-type), approx. 3.5-stop. Intelligent IS with 5-axis Enhanced Dynamic IS
    • Ultrasonic Motor (USM)
    • Type TTL             
    • AF System / Points Face Detect, 1-point AF (any position, fixed to centre or Face Select and Track)          
    • AF Modes Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF             
    • AF Point Selection Manual selection using FlexiZone AF/AE, Size (Normal, Small)              
    • AF Lock, via customisable buttons           
    • AF Assist Beam
    • Manual Focus, plus MF Peaking
    • Focus Bracketing             
    • Closest Focusing Distance 0 cm (W) from front of lens in Macro
    Exposure Control
    • Metering modes: Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame)      
    • AE Lock, via customisable buttons           
    • Exposure Compensation: +/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments
    • Manual and automatic dynamic range correction
    • Automatic shadow correction   
    • AEB: 1/3 - 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments  
    • ISO sensitivity: 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200
    • AUTO ISO: 100 - 3200 (possible to set Max. ISO speed and rate of change)
    Shutter Speed
    • 1 - 1/2000 sec. (factory default)
    • 15 - 1/2000 sec. (total range - varies by shooting mode)
    LCD Screen
    • Vari-angle 7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II VA (TFT), Approx. 922,000 dots        
    • Coverage: Approx. 100%             
    • Brightness: Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD
    • Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro         
    • Slow Sync Speed
    • Fastest speed:
    • 1/2000 sec. (built-in flash)
    • 1/250 sec. (external flash)
    • 1/2000 sec. (external flash using high-speed synchro)    
    • Red-Eye Reduction        
    • Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure               
    • Flash Exposure Lock, via customisable buttons  
    • Manual Power Adjustment: 3 levels with internal flash (up to 19 levels with external EX Speedlite 270EX II, 320EX and 430EX II. 22 levels with 580EX II, 600EX and 600EX-RT¹)   
    • Second Curtain Synchronisation               
    • Built-in Flash Range: 50 cm - 5.5 m (W) / 1.8 m - 3.0 m (T)            
    • External Flash: E-TTL with EX Speedlite range
    • GPS via mobile (linked to a compatible smartphone)      
    • Red-Eye Correction, during shooting and playback          
    • My Menu customisation available           
    • My Category: Image tagging feature      
    • Intelligent Orientation Sensor   
    • Histogram, live histogram            
    • Playback zoom: Approx. 2x - 10x             
    • Self Timer: Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom
    • Batteries: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-10L (battery and charger supplied)
    • Battery life: Approx. 340 shots
    • Eco mode approx. 450 shots
    • Approx. 360 min. playback          
    • A/C Power Supply: Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80
    Dimensions (WxHxD)    
    • 127.6 x 92.6 x 114.3 mm
    • Weight Approx. 650 g (including battery and memory card)

    Technical Specifications


    Connector Type USB 2.0 ¦ Composite video/audio output ¦ HDMI output (19 pin mini HDMI Type C) ¦ Microphone (mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm)
    Memory Card Slot SD card


    Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g/n, NFC (Near Field Communication)
    Optical Zoom 65x
    Digital Zoom 4x
    Interfaces Provided Composite video/audio, HDMI, USB 2.0
    Product Type Digital camera - compact
    Sensor Resolution 16.1 Megapixel
    Optical Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
    Total Pixels 16,800,000 pixels
    Effective Sensor Resolution 16,100,000 pixels
    Optical Sensor Size 1/2.3"
    ISO (Max) 3200
    Image Processor DIGIC 6
    Image Stabiliser Optical (Intelligent IS with 5-axis Enhanced Dynamic Mode)
    Built-in Optical Image Stabiliser Yes
    Face Detection Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, Face Detection Self-timer, Wink Self-timer, Smile Shutter
    Print Standard Direct print, DPOF support, Exif Print support, PictBridge support
    Auto Focus TTL contrast detection
    AE/AF Control Face-priority AF, Subject-tracking AF
    Digital Video Format H.264, iFrame
    Image Recording Format JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
    Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Interface Composite video/audio, HDMI, USB 2.0, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, NFC (Near Field Communication)
    Connectivity Features Remote control via mobile devices

    Lens System

    Type Zoom lens - 65x zoom - 3.8 - 247 mm - f/3.4-6.5
    Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 21 - 1365mm
    Focus Adjustment Automatic, manual
    Min Focus Distance 0 m
    Zoom Adjustment Motorised drive
    Lens Construction 11 groups / 15 elements
    Features UD glass, Ultrasonic Motor (USM), aspherical lens

    Camera Flash

    Effective Flash Range 0.5 m - 5.5 m (wide lens) ¦ 1.8 m - 3 m (tele lens)
    Camera Flash Pop-up flash
    Flash Modes Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
    Red-Eye Reduction Yes
    Features Flash +/- compensation


    Details 1 x Canon NB-10L Li-ion rechargeable battery (included)
    Battery Life Details Photo shooting - 350 shots (LCD Monitor on) ¦ Photo shooting - 450 shots (ECO mode) ¦ Playback - 6 hours
    Battery Type Canon NB-10L Lithium Ion - manufacturer-specific


    Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g/n, NFC (Near Field Communication)
    Connectivity Features Remote control via mobile devices

    Additional Features

    Self Timer Delay 10 sec, 2sec
    Continuous Shooting Speed 3.8 frames per second, 6.4 frames per second, 4.6 frames per second
    Self-Timer Delay 10 sec, 2sec
    Flash Terminal Hot shoe
    Additional Features Built-in speaker, auto power save, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock, resizing an image, in-camera red-eye fix, face detection, digital tele-converter, Smart Flash Exposure, HS System, Zoom Framing Assist, HDR image enhancement technology, Smart AUTO, GPS via mobile, Hybrid Auto


    Viewfinder Type Built-in - electronic
    Viewfinder Colour Support Colour
    Viewfinder Diagonal Size 0.17"
    Viewfinder Resolution 922,000 pixels
    Optical Viewfinder Field Coverage 100%


    Resolution 922,000 pixels
    Type 3" LCD display
    Display Format 922,000 pixels
    Display Form Factor Rotating
    Display Features Display brightness control

    Memory / Storage

    Memory Card Slot SD card
    Supported Memory Cards SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDHC UHS-I Memory Card, SDXC UHS-I Memory Card
    Image Storage JPEG 4608 x 3456 ¦ JPEG 4608 x 3072 ¦ JPEG 4608 x 2592 ¦ JPEG 3264 x 2448 ¦ JPEG 3264 x 2176 ¦ JPEG 3264 x 1832 ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1536 ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1368 ¦ JPEG 1920 x 1080 ¦ JPEG 640 x 480 ¦ JPEG 640 x 424 ¦ JPEG 640 x 360 ¦ JPEG 3456 x 3456 ¦ JPEG 2448 x 2448 ¦ JPEG 1536 x 1536 ¦ JPEG 480 x 480 ¦ JPEG 2768 x 3456 ¦ JPEG 1952 x 2448 ¦ JPEG 1232 x 1536 ¦ JPEG 384 x 480
    Video Capture H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps ¦ H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 30 fps ¦ H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps ¦ H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps ¦ H.264 - 640 x 480 - 120 fps ¦ H.264 - 320 x 240 - 240 fps ¦ H.264 - 640 x 480 - 6 fps - Miniature Effect ¦ H.264 - 640 x 480 - 3 fps - Miniature Effect ¦ H.264 - 640 x 480 - 1.5 fps - Miniature Effect ¦ H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 6 fps - Miniature Effect ¦ H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 3 fps - Miniature Effect ¦ H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 1.5 fps - Miniature Effect

    Dimensions & Weight

    Width 12.76 cm
    Depth 11.43 cm
    Height 9.26 cm
    Weight 650 g

    Environmental Parameters

    Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
    Max Operating Temperature 40 °C
    Humidity Range Operating 10 - 90%

    Exposure & White Balance

    Light Sensitivity ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 125, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 160, ISO 320, ISO 640, ISO 500, ISO 250, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO 1000, ISO 1250, ISO 2000, ISO 2500, ISO auto (100-3200)
    Exposure Metering Evaluative, centre-weighted, spot
    Exposure Modes Programme, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority
    Shooting Programs Portrait mode, fireworks, low light, snow, handheld night shot, smart shutter
    Special Effects Black & White, Sepia, Neutral, Vivid, fisheye, soft focus, monochrome, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Green, vivid blue, Vivid Red, miniature, Positive Film, Toy camera, Posterisation, Super Vivid
    White Balance Custom, automatic, presets
    White Balance Presets Fluorescent, cloudy, tungsten light, Flash, daylight, fluorescent light (cool white)
    Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
    Min Shutter Speed 15 sec
    Exposure Compensation ±3 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
    X-sync Speed 1/2000 sec, 1/250sec


    Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
    Microphone Features Wind noise reduction


    Software Drivers & Utilities, Canon PhotoStitch, Canon Digital Photo Professional, Canon ImageBrowser EX, Canon CameraWindow, Canon Map Utility


    Included Accessories Battery charger, lens cap, neck strap, lens cap strap

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