Canon SX60HS Digital Camera

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Canon's ultra high powered travel zoom.

The PowerShot SX60 HS is Canon’s most powerful SuperZoom yet! Boasting a huge 65x Optical zoom and 130x Zoomplus, equivalent to a huge 21-1265mm, it’s never been easier to quickly and properly frame your subject from far away – perfect for travelers.

Detailed Specifications

Image Sensor

1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS
Effective Pixels
Approx. 16.1M [14]
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)
Optical 65xZoomPlus 130xDigital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.6x or 2.0x [1]).Combined approx. 260x
Maximum f/number
15 elements in 11 groups (1 double sided aspherical lens and 3 UD lenses)
Image Stabilisation
Yes (lens shift-type), approx. 3.5-stop [13].Intelligent IS with 5-axis Enhanced Dynamic IS
Ultrasonic Motor (USM)


AF System/ Points
Face Detect, 1-point AF (any position, fixed to centre or Face Select and Track)
AF Modes
Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE [6], Tracking AF
AF Point Selection
Manual selection using FlexiZone AF/AE, Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock
Yes, via customisable buttons
AF Assist Beam
Manual Focus
Yes, 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
Yes, via customisable buttons
Exposure Compensation
+/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop incrementsManual and automatic dynamic range correctionAutomatic shadow correction
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, 3200AUTO ISO: 100 - 3200 (possible to set Max. ISO speed and rate of change)


1 – 1/2000 sec. (factory default)15 – 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

White Balance

Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1, Custom 2Multi-area WB correction available in Smart AutoWhite Balance Compensation


EVF (0.17 type), 4:3 aspect ratio, approx. 922,000 dots
Viewfinder / Coverage
Approx. 100%
Dioptre Correction

LCD Monitor

Vari-angle 7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II VA (TFT), Approx. 922,000 dots
Approx. 100%
Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD


Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed
Yes.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
Yes, 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-RT [2])
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 [2]


Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom 1, Custom 2, Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, Sports, SCN (Portrait, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), Handheld Night Scene, Low Light (4.0MP), Snow, Fireworks), Creative Filters (High Dynamic Range, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Movie
Modes in Movie
Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Manual, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie
Photo Effects
My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Drive modes
Single, Auto Drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting
Approx. 6.4 shots/sec until memory card becomes full [12]with AF: Approx. 3.8 shots/sec [3][4]with Live View: Approx. 4.6 shots/sec [3][4]

Recording Pixels / Compression

Image Size
4:3 - (RAW, L) 4608 x 3456, (M1) 3264 x 2448, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 48016:9 - (RAW, L) 4608 x 2592, (M1) 3264 x 1832, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 3603:2 - (RAW, L) 4608 x 3072, (M1) 3264 x 2176, (M2) 2048 x 1368, (S) 640 x 4241:1 - (RAW, L) 3456 x 3456, (M1) 2448 x 2448, (M2) 1536 x 1536, (S) 480 x 4804:5 - (RAW, L) 2768 x 3456, (M1) 1952 x 2448, (M2) 1232 x 1536, (S) 384 x 480Resize in playback (M2, S)
RAW, Superfine, Fine
(Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 60 fps / 30 fps(HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps(L) 640 x 480, 30 fpsSuper Slow Motion Movie (L) 640 x 480, 120 fps, (M) 320 x 240, 240 fpsMiniature Effect (HD, L) 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fpsHybrid Auto (HD) 30 fpsiFrame Movie (Full HD) 30 fps
Movie Length
(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec. [7](L and M) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour [4](Super Slow Motion Movie) Approx. 30 sec.

File Types

Still Image Type
JPEG compression (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system and DPOF ver. 1.1 compliant), RAW, RAW+JPEG
MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo) recording level can be manually adjusted by user]iFrame

Direct Print

Canon Printers
Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge
Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

Other Features

GPS via mobile (linked to a compatible smartphone)
Red-Eye Correction
Yes, during shooting and playback
My Camera / My Menu
My Menu customisation available
My Category
Image tagging feature
Intelligent Orientation Sensor
Yes, live histogram
Playback zoom
Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer
Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom
Menu Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hebrew


Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) DIGITAL connector
HDMI Mini ConnectorA/V output (PAL/NTSC)External microphone (3.5 mm Stereo mini jack)
Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with NFC support [11]

Memory Card

SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)

Supported Operating System

PC & Macintosh
Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1Mac OS X 10.8 / 10.9For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1Mac OS X 10.8.2 or later / 10.9


Browsing & Printing
ImageBrowser EX
CameraWindowPhotoStitchMap Utility
Image Manipulation
Digital Photo Professional for RAW development

Power Source

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-10L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery life
Approx. 340 shotsEco mode approx. 450 shotsApprox. 360 min. playback
A/C Power Supply
Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80


Cases / Straps
Soft Case DCC-850PowerShot Neck Strap NS-100PowerShot Accessory Organizer
Lens Hood LH-DC90Filter Adapter FA-DC67A (Compatible with Canon 67mm Filters: Circular Polarizing PL-C B, Protect Filter)
Canon Speedlite (including 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX II, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT [2])Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite bracket SB-E2, Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3
Remote Controller/ Switch
Remote Switch RS-60E3
Power Supply & Battery Chargers
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80, Battery Charger CB-2LCE
Interface cable IFC-400PCUCanon AV cable AVC-DC400STCanon HDMI Cable HTC-100

Physical Specifications

Operating Environment
0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD)
127.6 x 92.6 x 114.3 mm
Approx. 650 g (including battery and memory card)


Powershot SX60 HS
All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.Subject to change without notice[1] Depending on the image size selected.[2] Not all functions of the flash are supported.[3] Under conditions where the flash does not fire.[4] Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.[6] Some settings limit availability.[7] The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.[11] Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit[12] Sustained continuous shooting function requires compatible SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card, total number of frames captured varies depending on shooting subject.[13] Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35 mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.[14] Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.

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