As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is also often compared to super zooms and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W830) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS50 and the Lumix DMC-ZS45)

Competitor classes

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX610 HS compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 461k dots), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is newer (january 2015 vs february 2014).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.8 vs f/3.3).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
10 months older
$268 - $345

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the SX610 HS)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 2.5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the SX610 HS)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 922k dots

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and SX610 HS

  • Inexpensive: $268.00 vs $253.76

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
similar age
$279

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the SX610 HS)

  • Wider aperture: f/3.3 vs f/3.8
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 2.5 fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the SX610 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and SX610 HS

  • Inexpensive: $279.00 vs $253.76

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
1 year newer
$199 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the SX610 HS)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the SX610 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and SX610 HS

  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $253.76

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year older
$117 - $118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the SX610 HS)

  • Wider aperture: f/3.3 vs f/3.8

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the SX610 HS)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 922k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and SX610 HS

  • Inexpensive: $117.39 vs $253.76

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
1 year newer
$179 - $249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the SX610 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/3.2 vs f/3.8

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the SX610 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and SX610 HS

  • Inexpensive: $179.49 vs $253.76

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
2 years older

Significant advantages of the SX240 HS (vs the SX610 HS)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX240 HS (vs the SX610 HS)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots

common strengths of the SX240 HS and SX610 HS

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX610 HS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 230k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (105×61×27 mm) vs professional size (122×93×100 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is newer (january 2015 vs january 2013) and is thinner (1.1" vs 3.9").

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.8 vs f/3.1), has a significantly shorter battery life (270 shots vs 700 shots), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second).

Fujifilm FinePix S6800

Fujifilm FinePix S6800
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S6800 (vs the SX610 HS)

  • Much longer battery life: 700 shots vs 270 shots
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/3.1 vs f/3.8
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the S6800 (vs the SX610 HS)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 922k dots
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs Compact (105×61×27 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S6800 and SX610 HS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs Compact (105×61×27 mm)
  • Light weight: 523 g vs 191 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
4 years older
$582

Significant advantages of the SX30 IS (vs the SX610 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.8
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the SX30 IS (vs the SX610 HS)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 922k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (123×92×108 mm) vs Compact (105×61×27 mm)

common strengths of the SX30 IS and SX610 HS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×92×108 mm) vs Compact (105×61×27 mm)
  • Light weight: 601 g vs 191 g
  • Thin: 4.3" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS
similar age
$199

Significant advantages of the SX410 IS (vs the SX610 HS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SX410 IS (vs the SX610 HS)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 922k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 185 shots vs 270 shots

common strengths of the SX410 IS and SX610 HS

  • Very small: Standard size (104×69×85 mm) vs Compact (105×61×27 mm)
  • Very light: 325 g vs 191 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
similar age
$249 - $255

Significant advantages of the SX530 HS (vs the SX610 HS)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the SX530 HS (vs the SX610 HS)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • Larger: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (105×61×27 mm)
  • Shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 270 shots

common strengths of the SX530 HS and SX610 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (105×61×27 mm)
  • Very light: 442 g vs 191 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.1"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX610 HS compared to compact competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (18x vs 5x), has a slightly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 461k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a significantly longer battery life (270 shots vs 210 shots).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.8 vs f/2.5), is slightly larger (compact (105×61×27 mm) vs compact (100×59×22 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9").

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
2 years newer
$94 - $114

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the SX610 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the SX610 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 270 shots

common strengths of the FinePix XP120 and SX610 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Samsung MV900F MultiView

Samsung MV900F MultiView
2 years older

Significant advantages of the MV900F MultiView (vs the SX610 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.5 vs f/3.8
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (99×60×17 mm) vs Compact (105×61×27 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the MV900F MultiView (vs the SX610 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the MV900F MultiView and SX610 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3.3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Samsung TL350

Samsung TL350
4 years older

Significant advantages of the TL350 (vs the SX610 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.4 vs f/3.8
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the TL350 (vs the SX610 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the TL350 and SX610 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS
5 years older

Significant advantages of the SD980 IS (vs the SX610 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.8
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SD980 IS (vs the SX610 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 922k dots

common strengths of the SD980 IS and SX610 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200
10 months older
$232

Significant advantages of the S200 (vs the SX610 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.8

Significant disadvantages of the S200 (vs the SX610 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 270 shots

common strengths of the S200 and SX610 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix A100

Nikon Coolpix A100
1 year newer
$100

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A100 (vs the SX610 HS)

  • Smaller: Super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs Compact (105×61×27 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly lighter: 119 g vs 191 g

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A100 (vs the SX610 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 922k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Coolpix A100 and SX610 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"
  • Inexpensive: $99.74 vs $253.76