As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms and pro digicams. The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix P900 and the Coolpix B700)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX60 HS compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (21 mm vs 24 mm), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it is older (september 2014 vs january 2016), doesn't have a built-in GPS and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and SX60 HS

  • Good wide angle: 20 mm vs 21 mm
  • Fairly small: Large (130×94×119 mm) vs Large (128×93×114 mm)
  • Light weight: 616 g vs 650 g

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
5 months newer
$479 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the P900 and SX60 HS

  • Inexpensive: $479.00 vs $338.00

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
1 year newer
$333 - $339

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and SX60 HS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Large (128×93×114 mm)
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 650 g
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 4.5"

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
1 year newer
$320 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the SX60 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the PowerShot SX540 HS and SX60 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Large (128×93×114 mm)
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 650 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 4.5"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
7 months older
$398

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and SX60 HS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Large (128×93×114 mm)
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 660 g vs 650 g

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400
7 months older
$463

Significant advantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 922k dots

common strengths of the DSC-H400 and SX60 HS

  • Fairly small: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Large (128×93×114 mm)
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 628 g vs 650 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX60 HS compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (6.4 fps vs 3.7 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (922k dots vs 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
1 year newer
$289 - $549 (body only)
$334 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 6.4 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and SX60 HS

  • Inexpensive: $289.00 vs $338.00

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
1 year older
$500 (body only)
$539 - $630 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 922k dots

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the SX60 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the T5i and SX60 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
1 year newer
$326 (body only)
$398 - $497 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the D3400 and SX60 HS

  • Inexpensive: $325.99 vs $338.00

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
4 months newer
$649 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the T6i and SX60 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year older
$500 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the D5300 and SX60 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
4 years older
$549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 922k dots

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (vs the SX60 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the T2i and SX60 HS

  • Have external mic jacks

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX60 HS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (65x vs 30x), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, has an external mic jack and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it is significantly larger (large (128×93×114 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (6.4 fps vs 40 fps), is older (september 2014 vs january 2016) and is thicker (4.5" vs 1.4").

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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2 years newer
$379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (110×64×40 mm) vs Large (128×93×114 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.6" vs 4.5"
  • Lighter: 300 g vs 650 g

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 340 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX730 HS and SX60 HS

  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much faster: 40 fps vs 6.4 fps
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (112×64×38 mm) vs Large (128×93×114 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and SX60 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
1 year newer
$202 - $209

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Large (128×93×114 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 4.5"
  • Significantly lighter: 182 g vs 650 g

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 21 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and SX60 HS

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
1 year newer
$338

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Large (128×93×114 mm)
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly thinner: 1.4" vs 4.5"

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 and SX60 HS

  • Flip-out screens

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
7 months older
$721

Significant advantages of the HX60 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 21 mm
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (108×64×38 mm) vs Large (128×93×114 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.5" vs 4.5"

Significant disadvantages of the HX60 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the HX60 and SX60 HS

  • Excellent wide angle: 4 mm vs 21 mm
  • Support external flash

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX60 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (65x vs 4x), has a much wider wide angle lens (21 mm vs 28 mm), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/1.8), is significantly larger (large (128×93×114 mm) vs mid size (109×76×40 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year older
$500

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.4
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (109×76×40 mm) vs Large (128×93×114 mm)
  • Much longer exposures: 250 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 21 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the G16 and SX60 HS

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 340 shots
  • Support external flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30
similar age
$971

Significant advantages of the X30 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.4
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Smaller: Standard size (119×72×60 mm) vs Large (128×93×114 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the X30 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 21 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the X30 and SX60 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 470 shots vs 340 shots
  • Support external flash

Canon PowerShot N100

Canon PowerShot N100
8 months older
$538

Significant advantages of the N100 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.4
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (105×68×36 mm) vs Large (128×93×114 mm)
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the N100 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the N100 and SX60 HS

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Flip-out screens
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these