• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 21.00mm - 1365.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX60 advantages over Sony RX100 IV

  • Less expensive
    $449 vs $798
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,365 mm vs 70 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 340 vs 280 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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

Sony RX100 IV advantages over Canon SX60

  • Slower slow-motion
    1000 fps vs 240 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/3.4
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Better color depth
    22.9 vs 19.2 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    562 vs 127 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    12.6 vs 10.8 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    41 mm vs 114 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    295g vs 650g
    Lighter weight
  • Less shutter lag
    0.16 vs 0.40 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • 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
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    16.0 fps vs 6.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    40 vs 19 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 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
  • 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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Vastly improved burst speeds with deep buffer; Great performance with very fast autofocus; Very high resolution gives lots of detail in good light; High ISO noise levels much better than most pocket camera rivals; High-quality 4K video with uncompressed HDMI out; Super-fast High Frame Rate video; Same great pocket-friendly design.

  • Pricey for a compact camera; JPEGs can look over-processed at higher ISOs; Lens doesn't offer as much telephoto reach; Battery life not as good as predecessor; 24-70mm-equivalent lens can feel limiting.

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
Sony RX100 IV
Nikon P600
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $522
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony RX100 III

Canon SX60
Sony RX100 III
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sony RX100 IV
Sony RX100 III
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon P610

Canon SX60
Nikon P610
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability
  • $564
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in GPS
Sony RX100 IV
Nikon P610
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $564
  • 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
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony RX100 IV
Nikon B700
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony RX100 V

Canon SX60
Sony RX100 V
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $895
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
Sony RX100 IV
Sony RX100 V
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $895
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Newer
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