As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless. The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix P900 and the Coolpix B700) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX740 HS and the EOS 30D)

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 an external mic jack and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/2.8), has a slightly shorter battery life (340 shots vs 600 shots), is older (september 2014 vs february 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).

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
5 months newer
$475 - $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

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
1 year newer
$447 - $499

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"

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

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 B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
1 year newer
$220 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 340 shots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 23 mm vs 21 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and SX60 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Large (128×93×114 mm)
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 650 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 4.5"

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
1 year older
$473

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the SX60 HS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (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 DSC-HX300 and SX60 HS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Large (128×93×114 mm)
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 650 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 4.5"

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), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (21 mm vs 25 mm), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, is significantly larger (large (128×93×114 mm) vs compact (97×57×28 mm)), is older (september 2014 vs february 2016), is thicker (4.5" vs 1.1") and is significantly heavier (650 g vs 182 g).

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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3 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 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: 299 g vs 650 g

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 265 shots vs 340 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and SX60 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
1 year newer
$202 - $229

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)

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

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and SX60 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
1 year newer
$315

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (110×64×36 mm) vs Large (128×93×114 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.4" vs 4.5"
  • Lighter: 270 g vs 650 g

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the SX60 HS)

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

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and SX60 HS

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
3 months newer
$279

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (111×65×34 mm) vs Large (128×93×114 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 4.5"
  • Significantly lighter: 243 g vs 650 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the SX60 HS)

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

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and SX60 HS

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730
1 year older
$131

Significant advantages of the DSC-W730 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Large (128×93×114 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 4.5"
  • Significantly lighter: 122 g vs 650 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W730 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 21 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DSC-W730 and SX60 HS

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
7 months newer
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Large (128×93×114 mm)
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the SX60 HS)

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

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and SX60 HS

  • None found

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 none), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 230k dots), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and has image stabilization (lens vs none).

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

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
1 year newer
$326 (body only)
$447 - $469 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 $344.00

Canon EOS 30D

Canon EOS 30D
8 years older
$263 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 30D (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much thinner: 2.9" vs 4.5"

Significant disadvantages of the 30D (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 922k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the 30D and SX60 HS

  • Inexpensive: $262.65 vs $344.00

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
1 year newer
$274 - $549 (body only)
$393 - $449 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: $274.00 vs $344.00

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
4 months newer
$519 (body only)
$639 - $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

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
3 years older
$708 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Significant advantages of the T3i (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 T3i (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 T3i and SX60 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
1 year newer
$941 - $999 (body only)
$950 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the SX60 HS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the EOS 80D and SX60 HS

  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 6.4 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX60 HS compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has an external mic jack, supports an external flash and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 24fps), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 51,200 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Samsung NX500

Samsung NX500
4 months newer
$1,229 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX500 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 4K @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the NX500 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the NX500 and SX60 HS

  • None found

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
1 year newer
$696 - $898 (body only)
$795 - $998 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and SX60 HS

  • Very high speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
1 year newer
$499 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M10 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M10 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the EOS M10 and SX60 HS

  • Inexpensive: $499.00 vs $344.00
  • Each has a built-in flash