• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 21.00mm - 1365.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1440.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX60 advantages over Nikon P610

  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 230k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Wider angle lens
    21 mm vs 24 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    19 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Nikon P610 advantages over Canon SX60

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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 Canon SX50

Canon SX60
Canon SX50
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $459
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher effective ISO
Nikon P610
Canon SX50
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $459
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels

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 P610
Nikon P600
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $522
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon SX540 HS

Canon SX60
Canon SX540 HS
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $382
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
Nikon P610
Canon SX540 HS
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $382
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels

Compared to Nikon B700

Canon SX60
Nikon B700
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • External Mic Jack
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon P610
Nikon B700
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Canon SX70

Canon SX60
Canon SX70
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon P610
Canon SX70
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • RAW file ability
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