As well as being compared against other digicams, the Canon PowerShot 600 is also often compared to super zooms. The Canon PowerShot 600's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix B500 and the Coolpix P500) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V)

Competitor classes

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot 600 compared to other digicam competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (50 mm vs 25 mm), is slightly larger (prosumer size (160×93×59 mm) vs mid size (113×66×35 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes significantly lower resolution photos (0.5 MP vs 9.7 MP) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (none vs 8.5 fps).

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
18 years newer
$429

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the PowerShot 600)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 50 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the PowerShot 600)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX700 HS and PowerShot 600

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot 600 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is thinner (2.3" vs 4.1") and has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (50 mm vs 23 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes significantly lower resolution photos (0.5 MP vs 9.7 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (none vs 10 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
20 years newer
$242 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the PowerShot 600)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 50 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the PowerShot 600)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and PowerShot 600

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Prosumer size (160×93×59 mm)
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 2.3"
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 460 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
18 years newer
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the PowerShot 600)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 50 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the PowerShot 600)

  • Thicker: 4.1" vs 2.3"

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and PowerShot 600

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Prosumer size (160×93×59 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 2.3"
  • Light weight: 660 g vs 460 g

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500
14 years newer
$546

Significant advantages of the P500 (vs the PowerShot 600)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 50 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the P500 (vs the PowerShot 600)

  • Thicker: 4.1" vs 2.3"

common strengths of the P500 and PowerShot 600

  • Fairly small: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Prosumer size (160×93×59 mm)
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 460 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 2.3"