• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 21.00mm - 1365.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1008.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX60 advantages over Canon SX420 IS

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,365 mm vs 1,008 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 340 vs 195 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 77k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    21 mm vs 24 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.6 fps vs 0.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX420 IS advantages over Canon SX60

  • Less expensive
    $229 vs $449
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    85 mm vs 114 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    20 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    325g vs 650g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.0 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon P600

Canon SX60
Nikon P600
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability
  • $345
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon SX420 IS
Nikon P600
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
  • $345
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon SX400 IS

Canon SX60
Canon SX400 IS
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $170
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
Canon SX420 IS
Canon SX400 IS
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
  • $170
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus

Compared to Canon SX410 IS

Canon SX60
Canon SX410 IS
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $222
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
Canon SX420 IS
Canon SX410 IS
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • $222
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Nikon P610

Canon SX60
Nikon P610
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in GPS
Canon SX420 IS
Nikon P610
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Nikon B700

Canon SX60
Nikon B700
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • External Mic Jack
  • $447
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon SX420 IS
Nikon B700
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
  • $447
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
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