• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 625.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 11.8 megapixels
  • 25.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX620 HS advantages over Nikon 80

  • More telephoto lens reach
    625 mm vs 25 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer video battery life
    65 vs 40 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 295 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 11.8 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 1 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon 80 advantages over Canon SX620 HS

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.55 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/3.2
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Thinner
    15 mm vs 27 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    74g vs 182g
    Lighter weight
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster shutter
    1/6400 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung ST66

Canon SX620 HS
Samsung ST66
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Thinner
Nikon 80
Samsung ST66
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic ZS30

Canon SX620 HS
Panasonic ZS30
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
Nikon 80
Panasonic ZS30
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Panasonic ZS25

Canon SX620 HS
Panasonic ZS25
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $470
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Shoots 60p video
Nikon 80
Panasonic ZS25
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Bigger pixels
  • $470
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash

Compared to Nikon S7000

Canon SX620 HS
Nikon S7000
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon 80
Nikon S7000
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Bigger pixels
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash

Compared to Olympus TG-Tracker

Canon SX620 HS
Olympus TG-Tracker
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon 80
Olympus TG-Tracker
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
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