As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms, mirrorless, pro digicams and digicams. The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX70 HS and the PowerShot SX700 HS) 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), 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), 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).

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

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4 years newer
$549

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the SX60 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the SX60 HS)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the PowerShot SX70 HS and SX60 HS

  • Excellent wide angle: 21 mm vs 21 mm
  • Fairly small: Large (127×91×117 mm) vs Large (128×93×114 mm)
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
5 months newer
$469 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.4
  • 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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

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

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

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.4
  • 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

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
1 year newer
$339 - $399

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
  • Inexpensive: $339.00 vs $368.00

Nikon Coolpix P610

Nikon Coolpix P610
4 months newer
$469

Significant advantages of the P610 (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 P610 (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 P610 and SX60 HS

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

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
1 year older
$275

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

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.4
  • 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
  • Inexpensive: $274.82 vs $368.00

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 slightly lower resolution screen (922k dots vs 1,040k 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).

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
1 year newer
$309 (body only)
$399 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: $309.45 vs $368.00

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
1 year newer
$258 - $549 (body only)
$361 - $399 18-55mm lens

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

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

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

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

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and SX60 HS

  • Inexpensive: $258.00 vs $368.00

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
4 months newer
$549 (body only)
$729 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

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)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots significantly slower: 5 fps vs 6.4 fps

common strengths of the T6i and SX60 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
8 months older
$474 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the SX60 HS)

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

common strengths of the D3300 and SX60 HS

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $368.00

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
3 years older

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the SX60 HS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the SX60 HS)

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

common strengths of the T3i and SX60 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
1 year older
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the SX60 HS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the SX60 HS)

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

common strengths of the T5i and SX60 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • 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), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (21 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 230k dots), has a screen which flips out and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it is significantly larger (large (128×93×114 mm) vs mid size (110×64×40 mm)), is thicker (4.5" vs 1.6"), is slightly heavier (650 g vs 272 g) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second).

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
7 months older
$435

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (113×66×35 mm) vs Large (128×93×114 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.4" vs 4.5"
  • Lighter: 269 g vs 650 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 21 mm
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the SX700 HS and SX60 HS

  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
7 months older
$271

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)

  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the HX60 and SX60 HS

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

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
1 year newer
$260

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

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and SX60 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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3 years newer
$359 - $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

  • Flip-out screens

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
2 years older

Significant advantages of the SX160 IS (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (111×73×44 mm) vs Large (128×93×114 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.7" vs 4.5"
  • Lighter: 291 g vs 650 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX160 IS (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 21 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 922k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the SX160 IS and SX60 HS

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20
5 years older
$599

Significant advantages of the DSC-H20 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (107×69×47 mm) vs Large (128×93×114 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.9" vs 4.5"
  • Lighter: 250 g vs 650 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H20 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 21 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 922k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DSC-H20 and SX60 HS

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX60 HS compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), takes significantly 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.

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5
2 years older
$595 - $899 (body only)
$999 14-150mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M5 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the E-M5 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 610k dots vs 922k dots

common strengths of the E-M5 and SX60 HS

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $580.00 vs $368.00

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
8 months newer
$488 (body only)
$462 - $498 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Higher true resolution: 15.8 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-G7 and SX60 HS

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $461.69 vs $368.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony A7

Sony A7
1 year older
$798 (body only)
$998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 922k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the SX60 HS)

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

common strengths of the A7 and SX60 HS

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $798.00 vs $368.00

Sony a7 III

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3 years newer
$1,876 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,116 - $2,198 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7 III (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the a7 III (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the a7 III and SX60 HS

  • Have external mic jacks

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 4.2x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (21 mm vs 24 mm), has an external mic jack, has a slightly longer battery life (340 shots vs 265 shots) and has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/1.8), is significantly larger (large (128×93×114 mm) vs mid size (106×61×42 mm)), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and much lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
1 year newer
$494 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.4
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (106×61×42 mm) vs Large (128×93×114 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Less zoom: 4.2x vs 65x
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and SX60 HS

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX60 HS compared to digicam competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has slightly more zoom (65x vs 1x), has a much wider wide angle lens (21 mm vs 36 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2") and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/2.8), is significantly larger (large (128×93×114 mm) vs mid size (110×60×45 mm)), is thicker (4.5" vs 1.8") and is significantly heavier (650 g vs 220 g).

Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651

Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651
8 months older

Significant advantages of the Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 (vs the SX60 HS)

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

common strengths of the Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 and SX60 HS

  • Great zoom: 65x vs 65x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix 600

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16 years older

Significant advantages of the Coolpix 600 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.4
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (110×60×45 mm) vs Large (128×93×114 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.8" vs 4.5"

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix 600 (vs the SX60 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 21 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the Coolpix 600 and SX60 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital