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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Digital Camera by Review Summary ,  Sep 21, 2015

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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Digital Camera
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 117 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 7.7%

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Individual Feature Rating
Video5.0   above average
Image4.2   average
Lens4.2   above average
Zoom4.0   average
Light3.6   below average
Photo3.6   below average
Quality3.5   below average
Focus2.7   below average


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Focus

Focus:
"Has some focusing issues that can be frustrating but also has many pluses."
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"I was hoping it was just me but I've read other reviews that complain about the auto focus."
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"Also, when you're at incredible zoom and you haven't focused, it won't be able to autofocus you back into focus."
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"This is confounded by the fact that the manual focus also does not work well in these circumstances."
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"I was willing to accept poor auto focus at the maximum zoom - I was thinking I could live without being able to focus in low light once the lens went past 50x."
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"Many option for the photo you want to take, good focus and easy working."
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")Good low light performanceCan adjust quality of picturesHD videoHot buttonLCD screen (pretty much use it exclusively)Cons:Autofocus is kind of iffy at higher zoom, will work on 2nd try."
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"No manual focus, but overall, working out well."
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"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."
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"I use it to photograph birds and it is very compact and takes reasonably good pics but takes awhile to autofocus on high power settings."
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Image

Image:
"However, I am very disappointed in the type of indoor pics that I usually do."
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"Photo quality for photos is not quite as good as the SX-50HS camera I still have."
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"PROS:-Massive zoom range-Decent handling-Robust buildCONS:-Slow lens-No EVF proximity sensor-Limited image qualityZoom range doesnt compensate for a slow lens and a tiny sensor."
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"Nothing wrong when it comes to images."
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"pros: Wi-Fi, zoom, image qualitycons: Missing features, small buttons"
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"Many option for the photo you want to take, good focus and easy working."
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"The superzoom allows you to see and capture blurry images at a great distance, but it allows you to fill the frame with subjects that are closer."
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"My best results for pics (at least for the Moon) has been by taking video footage and then grabbing a video still shot from it."
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"Nice camera I took 300 yard pic zoom is amazing very clear."
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"The pics are fantastic."
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Lens

Lens:
"I've captured close-ups of wildlife that I'd not be able to get with a heavier 70-300mm lens."
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"The main problem is that there is a definite distortion to the photos due to the lens that is designed around its powerful zoom ability."
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"I was willing to accept poor auto focus at the maximum zoom - I was thinking I could live without being able to focus in low light once the lens went past 50x."
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"The shots do not rival a dslr and a long lens, but my used canon sx60 cost a small fraction of what a long lens would cost, is easy to carry and handhold, and is great for seeing birds and other wildlife at a great distance, though I found with both the Nikon P900 and the Canon SX60 that the sweet spot for great photos is more like 50-35 feet or less."
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"I also have a Canon 60D with some good lenses including a 100-400 lens."
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"The powerful telephoto lense, coupled with an amazing stabilization system is unbelievable."
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"I always thought a large modern day lens would outperform a 3-lux camcorder I have from 1992.Not sure why it's not much better in low light, but maybe the old camcorders only had maybe 400K pixels and here we have 16M pixels, so each pixel is much smaller now and is worse in low light."
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Light

Light:
"Some reviews have said low light photos not too good, but I'm having good luck so far."
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"The one area that is a disappointment is shooting in low light situations."
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"The image quality compared to other cameras is very good but main problems its super slow in low light areas, also when I zoom all the way (i. e. 65x) its so slow to focus on objects."
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"I was willing to accept poor auto focus at the maximum zoom - I was thinking I could live without being able to focus in low light once the lens went past 50x."
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"I loved the long zoom, but just could not get a decent picture unless it had tons of light."
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"The SX60 suffers the same problem, but I expect it to work very well in decent light."
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"Very good super zoom with great quality in bright light."
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"I was amazed it picked up enough light to give me a great picture."
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")Good low light performanceCan adjust quality of picturesHD videoHot buttonLCD screen (pretty much use it exclusively)Cons:Autofocus is kind of iffy at higher zoom, will work on 2nd try."
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"Yes it is plastic and not metal but that makes it light and easy to carry."
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"With this being said, low light photos will come out beautifully."
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Photo

Photo:
"Some reviews have said low light photos not too good, but I'm having good luck so far."
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"The flash is pretty good, but I don't know if this is just being an amateur photographer or what, but absolute pitch black photos--don't turn out good."
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"The main problem is that there is a definite distortion to the photos due to the lens that is designed around its powerful zoom ability."
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"Bad Con: The 4-way control on the backside of this camera is flushed with the camera body....making it very hard to navigate review photos fairly fast."
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"Photo quality for photos is not quite as good as the SX-50HS camera I still have."
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"I am disapointed with the photos I get with fbs HS60 HS model and have set it aside in favor of the previousmodel SX50 HS."
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"He can see and shoot photos clearly for a great distance."
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"Love this camera- very high quality crisp and clear photos on zoom, like the wider angle for longer shots."
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"I had great fun with it, and was impressed with the quality of the photos and the zoom reach though I found as others have reported that at the far end the Nikon has trouble acquiring focus and even when it does it is difficult to hold the camera steady enough to avoid blurry images."
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"The shots do not rival a dslr and a long lens, but my used canon sx60 cost a small fraction of what a long lens would cost, is easy to carry and handhold, and is great for seeing birds and other wildlife at a great distance, though I found with both the Nikon P900 and the Canon SX60 that the sweet spot for great photos is more like 50-35 feet or less."
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"Other than that, I love the camera and being able to download photos to my phone easily! "
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Quality

Quality:
"Quality would probably not be as good if I printed a poster size picture, but I don't do that."
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"The picture quality is rather astounding if you're only using 1x-55x zoom, otherwise you get that quality degradation thing that I was talking about."
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"The quality degradation is there, but it's only barely noticeable."
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"The image quality compared to other cameras is very good but main problems its super slow in low light areas, also when I zoom all the way (i. e. 65x) its so slow to focus on objects."
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"Photo quality for photos is not quite as good as the SX-50HS camera I still have."
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"It is terrible quality."
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"Very good super zoom with great quality in bright light."
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"Love this camera- very high quality crisp and clear photos on zoom, like the wider angle for longer shots."
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"I had great fun with it, and was impressed with the quality of the photos and the zoom reach though I found as others have reported that at the far end the Nikon has trouble acquiring focus and even when it does it is difficult to hold the camera steady enough to avoid blurry images."
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"I suspect to see any difference in picture quality you need to be a professional photographer AND good at editing."
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")Good low light performanceCan adjust quality of picturesHD videoHot buttonLCD screen (pretty much use it exclusively)Cons:Autofocus is kind of iffy at higher zoom, will work on 2nd try."
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Video

Video:
"I took it to Brazil and did a fantastic job both for stills and video."
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"It may not suit a professional photographer but I only view my photos and videos on a tv or computer monitor and the quality is more than good enough for that."
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"It also takes very good HD videos."
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"IT ALSO RECORDS HD VIDEO AT 60 FRAMES PER SECOND, I HAVE FOUND YOU CAN SHOOT IN HD VIDEO AND WITH A PROGRAM CALLED SNAG-IT (A 30 DAY FREE TRIAL} I CAN GO TO ANY FRAME ON THE VIDEO AND CUT IT OUT TO USE, THAT WAY YOU CAN PICK THE PERFECT FRAME OUT OF 60 PER SECOND INSTEAD OF SHOOTING SINGLE SHOTS A & MAYBE MISSING THAT PERFECT MOMENT OR EXPRESSION, SNAG IT CAN ALSO SAVE ANYTHING ON YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN WITH SOUND."
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"The video recording in one word is, SPECTACULAR!"
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Zoom

Zoom:
"The additional zoom is not really an advantage for the Nikon, for reasons mentioned earlier."
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"Also, when you're at incredible zoom and you haven't focused, it won't be able to autofocus you back into focus."
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"The picture quality is rather astounding if you're only using 1x-55x zoom, otherwise you get that quality degradation thing that I was talking about."
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"PROS:-Massive zoom range-Decent handling-Robust buildCONS:-Slow lens-No EVF proximity sensor-Limited image qualityZoom range doesnt compensate for a slow lens and a tiny sensor."
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"i find the wifi file transfer cumbersom so just using a card reader to move photos,overall the zoom and camera not as easy to use vs earlier canon models i had"
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"Here are my positives and negatives:1) Incredible zoom at 65x optical."
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"Very good super zoom with great quality in bright light."
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"Love this camera- very high quality crisp and clear photos on zoom, like the wider angle for longer shots."
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"Below I list some of the pros and cons I have observed in comparing the two cameras:Pros of the Canon SX 60 (vs. Nikon P900)Cost and availabilityLighter weight (though this is also a con, see below)Frame assist and decent auto-focusRaw supportHot shoe for external flashExternal mike jack for video (haven't used this)Plug for remote shutter releaseLens markings to show how far out it is zoomedCons (vs. Nikon P900)Image quality (Nikon's sensor is backside illuminated, as was the Canon SX 50, and that may explain its sharper images)Lighter weight means harder to hold steady when zoomed outNo eye sensor (it is so easy with the Nikon to go from using the viewfinder to the LCD screen though occasionally a stray thumb will trip the sensor."
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"However, the added heft made the Nikon a little easier to hold steady when zoomed out to the max."
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"I had great fun with it, and was impressed with the quality of the photos and the zoom reach though I found as others have reported that at the far end the Nikon has trouble acquiring focus and even when it does it is difficult to hold the camera steady enough to avoid blurry images."
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