As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot A60 is also often compared to mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs, super zooms, travel zooms and digicams. The Canon PowerShot A60's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS M3 and the PowerShot A70) and Sony (such as the Alpha DSLR-A580)

compared toCompact competitors

Canon PowerShot A70

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Significant advantages of the PowerShot A70 (vs the PowerShot A60)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot A70 (vs the PowerShot A60)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot A70 and PowerShot A60

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot A60 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is thinner (1.3" vs 1.7").

However, on average it records lower quality movies (320 x 240 @ 15fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), takes much lower resolution photos (1.9 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
12 years newer
$364 (body only)
$538 22mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the PowerShot A60)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the M3 (vs the PowerShot A60)

  • None found

common strengths of the M3 and PowerShot A60

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×68×44 mm) vs Compact (101×64×32 mm)
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 366 g vs 315 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot A60 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (101×64×32 mm) vs professional size (137×104×84 mm)), is thinner (1.3" vs 3.3") and is significantly lighter (315 g vs 599 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (320 x 240 @ 15fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes much lower resolution photos (1.9 MP vs 16 MP) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.6 fps vs 7 fps).

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A580 (vs the PowerShot A60)

  • Much higher true resolution: 16 MP vs 1.9 MP
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A580 (vs the PowerShot A60)

  • Much larger: Professional size (137×104×84 mm) vs Compact (101×64×32 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.3" vs 1.3"
  • Significantly heavier: 599 g vs 315 g

common strengths of the DSLR-A580 and PowerShot A60

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot A60 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (101×64×32 mm) vs prosumer size (111×76×85 mm)), is thinner (1.3" vs 3.3"), is slightly lighter (315 g vs 470 g), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 23 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes significantly lower resolution photos (1.9 MP vs 9.7 MP) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.6 fps vs 8 fps).

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
10 years newer

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the PowerShot A60)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the PowerShot A60)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 1.3"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the L820 and PowerShot A60

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Compact (101×64×32 mm)
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 315 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot A60 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3x vs 20x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (1.9 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
10 years newer
$237

Significant advantages of the SX270 HS (vs the PowerShot A60)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the SX270 HS (vs the PowerShot A60)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX270 HS and PowerShot A60

  • Fairly small: Compact (106×63×33 mm) vs Compact (101×64×32 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, compared to digicam competitors the Canon PowerShot A60 has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.5"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes significantly lower resolution photos (1.9 MP vs 8 MP) and is older (february 2003 vs january 2008).

Canon PowerShot A590 IS

Canon PowerShot A590 IS
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the A590 IS (vs the PowerShot A60)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.5"
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 8 MP vs 1.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A590 IS (vs the PowerShot A60)

  • None found

common strengths of the A590 IS and PowerShot A60

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.8
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel