The SX60 HS is Canon's latest high-zoom bridge camera, but does it suitably build on its predecessor? Find out in our Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX50 HS comparison
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX50 HS – Key Specs
Street Price: £400
Sensor: 16.1MP, 1/2.3in CMOS sensor
Lens: 65x optical zoom, 21 – 1365mm in equiv. terms
LCD: 3in, 922k-dot PureColor II vari-angle TFT
Viewfinder: 0.17in, 922k-dot EVF
Other: Full HD video capture @ 60fps, Manual video control, Wi-fi and NFC, Raw image capture
Street Price: £320
Sensor: 12.1MP, 1/2.3in CMOS sensor
Lens: 50x optical zoom, 24 – 1200mm in equiv. terms
LCD: 2.8in, 461k-dot PureColor II vari-angle TFT
Viewfinder: 0.2in, 202k-dot EVF
Other: Full HD video capture @ 24fps, Raw image capture
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX50 HS – Comparison
In terms of the core image functionality, there’s not a huge amount between these two solid bridge cameras.
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS sports a slightly higher resolution sensor – up to 16.1MP from 12.1MP – but as we know a higher resolution doesn’t always result in better general image quality.
The newer camera also features a larger optical zoom, measuring in at 65x in comparison to the 50x optical zoom found on its predecessor. Again, while the increase might be key to some purchasers a 50x optical zoom will certainly prove more than adequate for most.
It’s in other elements of the specification that the SX60 HS really streaks ahead, however.
For example, the model features a 3in, 922k-dot LCD which is substantially more impressive than the 2.8in, 461k-dot unit found on the SX50 HS. The EVF is also considerably improved in terms of resolution – up to 922k-dots from 202k-dots.
Elsewhere, a higher frame rate in video capture, full manual control over video capture settings, and both Wi-fi and NFC connectivity all add to what is an impressive bridge camera.
If you can afford the extra cash, the SX60 HS is certainly the preference of the two.
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