Canon PowerShot SX600 HS Brief Review


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  • 16.0 Megapixel 1/2.3” CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 4+ Image Processor
  • 18x Optical Zoom (25-450mm)
  • Creative Shot mode
  • 1080p Full HD video with a dedicated movie button
  • Smart AUTO with 32 predefined shooting situations
  • Maximum shutter speed 1/2000
  • Continuous shooting 10.5 fps in high-speed mode
  • Lithium-ion battery rated at 290 shots (430 in Eco mode)
  • Weighs 6.68 ounces
  • Release Date: 2014-03-14
  • Final Grade: 78 3.9 Star Rating: Recommended

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
16.0 Megapixel 1/2.3” CMOS sensor; DIGIC 4+ Image Processor; 18x Optical Zoom (25-450mm); Creative Shot mode; 1080p Full HD video with a dedicated movie button; Smart AUTO with 32 predefined shooting situations; Maximum shutter speed 1/2000; Continuous shooting 10.5 fps in high-speed mode; Lithium-ion battery rated at 290 shots (430 in Eco mode); Weighs 6.68 ounces
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2016

Canon's slim PowerShot SX260 fits a nice 18x optical zoom within the 1.02 inch profile. Behind the sleek exterior though, are features like wi-fi and NFC and a big handful of creative filters. The Canon HS System has been designed for better low light performance. The $250 price point sits towards the upper end of the consumer compact though, and we wouldn't mind seeing a bit larger sensor than the 1/2.3” or a brighter lens. It does, however, have a nice 10.fps burst shooting mode, a long 290 shot battery and compact size. Regardless, it's still a quality camera for the price and has a lot of welcome features.

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