• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 21.00mm - 1365.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 45.7 megapixels
  • ISO 64 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon SX60 advantages over Nikon D850

  • Less expensive
    $449* vs $5497
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Lighter weight
    650g vs 915g
    Lighter weight

Nikon D850 advantages over Canon SX60

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.35 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Better color depth
    26.4 vs 19.2 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    2,660 vs 127 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    14.8 vs 10.8 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1840 vs 340 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    78 mm vs 114 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    12 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    590k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Less shutter lag
    0.08 vs 0.40 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    45.7 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    200 vs 19 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance

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Review Excerpt

  • Class-leading resolution; Excellent dynamic range; Very good high ISO performance; Very fast AF and burst shooting; Durable weather-sealed body; Improved ergonomics; Touchscreen; Dual card slots; 4K video.

  • Live view/video mode still uses sluggish contrast-detect AF; Viewfinder only tests at ~98% coverage; No 4K at 60p; 30-minute video clip limit; Focus peaking not supported with 4K.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon P600

Canon SX60
Nikon P600
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability
  • $522
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon D850
Nikon P600
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $522
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon 5DS

Canon SX60
Canon 5DS
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon D850
Canon 5DS
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

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
Nikon D850
Nikon P610
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • 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
Nikon D850
Nikon B700
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $447
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony A99 II

Canon SX60
Sony A99 II
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon D850
Sony A99 II
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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