As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX620 HS is also often compared to super zooms, pro digicams, waterproofs, entry-level DSLRs and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SX620 HS's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix B500 and the Coolpix A900) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX720 HS and the PowerShot SX740 HS)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX620 HS compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it is newer (may 2016 vs january 2015).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.5 fps vs 10 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
similar age
$245

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and PowerShot SX620 HS

  • Inexpensive: $245.00 vs $202.37

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
1 year older
$279

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and PowerShot SX620 HS

  • Inexpensive: $279.00 vs $202.37

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
2 years older
$268

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

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

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and PowerShot SX620 HS

  • Inexpensive: $268.00 vs $202.37

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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2 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and PowerShot SX620 HS

  • None found

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
2 years older
$525

Significant advantages of the HX60 (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 25 mm
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the HX60 (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the HX60 and PowerShot SX620 HS

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
similar age
$218 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • 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 PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and PowerShot SX620 HS

  • Inexpensive: $217.99 vs $202.37

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX620 HS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 461k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (97×57×28 mm) vs large (130×95×122 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is newer (may 2016 vs february 2014) and is thinner (1.1" vs 4.8").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 24 mm) and has a slightly shorter battery life (295 shots vs 350 shots).

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
similar age
$220 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 295 shots
  • Significantly better wide angle: 23 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 1.1"
  • Heavier: 541 g vs 182 g

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and PowerShot SX620 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Compact (97×57×28 mm)
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 182 g

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
4 months older
$212 - $229

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 922k dots
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 195 shots vs 295 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX420 IS and PowerShot SX620 HS

  • Very small: Standard size (104×69×85 mm) vs Compact (97×57×28 mm)
  • Very light: 325 g vs 182 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.1"

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
2 years older
$178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Compact (97×57×28 mm)
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 922k dots

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and PowerShot SX620 HS

  • Fairly small: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Compact (97×57×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 590 g vs 182 g

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
4 months older
$320 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • Larger: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (97×57×28 mm)
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 205 shots vs 295 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX540 HS and PowerShot SX620 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (97×57×28 mm)
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 442 g vs 182 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX620 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (25x vs 3x), is slightly smaller (compact (97×57×28 mm) vs compact (102×58×41 mm)), has a slightly longer battery life (295 shots vs 240 shots), is newer (may 2016 vs september 2014) and is thinner (1.1" vs 1.6").

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/1.8), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP), much lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
7 months older
$391

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.2
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 3x vs 25x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 295 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and PowerShot SX620 HS

  • Fairly small: Compact (98×58×31 mm) vs Compact (97×57×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 209 g vs 182 g

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
7 months newer
$429 - $828

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.2
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 3x vs 25x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 235 shots vs 295 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and PowerShot SX620 HS

  • Fairly small: Compact (98×58×31 mm) vs Compact (97×57×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 206 g vs 182 g

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
1 year older
$544

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.2
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 4.2x vs 25x
  • Significantly larger: Compact (103×60×40 mm) vs Compact (97×57×28 mm)
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 295 shots

common strengths of the G7 X and PowerShot SX620 HS

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
2 years older
$648 - $782

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.2
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 2.9x vs 25x
  • Significantly larger: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Compact (97×57×28 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.6" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and PowerShot SX620 HS

  • Great battery life: 320 shots vs 295 shots

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
2 years older
$894

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.2
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 25x
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 295 shots

common strengths of the S120 and PowerShot SX620 HS

  • Fairly small: Compact (100×59×29 mm) vs Compact (97×57×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX620 HS compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (may 2016 vs october 2012).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps), has a much narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 5 mm), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.5 fps vs 30 fps).

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition
3 years older

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and PowerShot SX620 HS

  • None found

Ricoh WG-30

Ricoh WG-30
1 year older
$280

Significant advantages of the WG-30 (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WG-30 (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the WG-30 and PowerShot SX620 HS

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX620 HS compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs none), has a much higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 230k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (may 2016 vs july 2009) and is much smaller (compact (97×57×28 mm) vs professional size (129×101×78 mm)).

However, on average it takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror) and has a slightly shorter battery life (295 shots vs 550 shots).

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000
6 years older
$629 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Significant advantages of the D3000 (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the D3000 (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 922k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D3000 and PowerShot SX620 HS

  • Very small: Prosumer size (126×97×64 mm) vs Compact (97×57×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.5" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 182 g

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
similar age
$299 - $549 (body only)
$332 - $449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Much larger: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Compact (97×57×28 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.1"
  • Much heavier: 485 g vs 182 g

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and PowerShot SX620 HS

  • Light weight: 485 g vs 182 g
  • Inexpensive: $274.00 vs $202.37

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX620 HS compared to compact competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has significantly more zoom (25x vs 5x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 461k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs digital).

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.5 fps vs 10 fps).

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
7 months newer
$100 - $139

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 25x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Larger: Compact (110×71×28 mm) vs Compact (97×57×28 mm)

common strengths of the FinePix XP120 and PowerShot SX620 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 922k dots

GoPro Hero (2018)

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1 year newer
$210

Significant advantages of the Hero (2018) (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Lighter: 117 g vs 182 g

Significant disadvantages of the Hero (2018) (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • No built-in flash
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Hero (2018) and PowerShot SX620 HS

  • Inexpensive: $210.37 vs $202.37

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
4 years older
$221

Significant advantages of the 320 HS (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the 320 HS (vs the PowerShot SX620 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 25x
  • Much shorter battery life: 170 shots vs 295 shots
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots

common strengths of the 320 HS and PowerShot SX620 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens