Canon PowerShot SX600 HS review - The SX600 HS offers a substantial 18x optical zoom and extensive feature set all for under £200 at launch
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS Review – Performance
The SX600’s overall performance is excellent. It starts up in a little over two seconds, and in single-shot mode, shooting moving subjects, it can maintain a shot-to-shot time of a little over a second per shot.
In continuous shooting mode, with a Class 10 card, it can maintain a steady 2fps, and refreshingly the monitor remains active while shooting, so tracking moving subjects is no problem.
The camera’s autofocus system is outstanding. It is fast and accurate, and works well even in very low light, thanks to a powerful AF assist lamp. The AI-driven subject-tracking Servo AF feature produces a moving, adapting grid on the monitor view, and it’s quite uncanny watching it track and follow objects and people as you move the camera around.
Battery duration is also very good. It has a 1080mAh li-ion battery, and in economy mode (the screen dims then sleeps after 10 seconds) it can go 430 shots on a single charge. However the Hybrid Auto mode will drain the battery a bit quicker.