Market amateur cameras “for all occasions” has always been in demand. That’s why Canon has decided not to graze the rear and has introduced a new superzoom Canon PowerShot SX60 HS.
What is interesting in it? Firstly, it is, of course, an impressive 65-fold zoom (21-1365 mm equivalent) with a maximum aperture F3.4 – F6.5. For the average amateur photographer that should be enough to head for all applications, ranging from macro to photos of the category “Check out what I photographed a beautiful moon.” Given the relatively small size camera, this decision has the potential to become a hit among amateur photographers. However, something extraordinary from the camera still be expected. Experience has shown that for such opportunities often have to pay the image quality.
To ensure that you can comfortably use such a huge focal length, the camera is present optical image stabilization and function «Zoom Framing Assist». It lies in the fact that when you press a special button, the camera stores the current focal length, and then allows the user to move to a common plan to research the subject and returns to its original state as soon as the button is released.
The heart of the camera is the sensor size 1 / 2.3″ and a resolution of 16 MP. User is given a sensitivity range from 100 to 3200 ISO. In Advanced mode, it is possible to shoot at ISO 6400, but with a lower resolution photos. As is usual in this segment of the cameras in the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a lot of different scenes and automatic modes, but the manual mode is also present.
For image processing, the processor is responsible DIGIC 6. According to the manufacturer, it will provide excellent image quality in most shooting conditions. Burst speed without continuous AF is 6.4 frames per second. You can shoot in the usual JPEG, and in RAW. The shutter speed range is from 15 seconds to 1/2000 seconds. Battery life should be enough for 340 shots.
On the front panel there is a 3-inch swivel touch screen with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. Fans will appreciate the self shoot. Slightly higher is the electronic viewfinder with the same number of pixels as that of the display.
According to current trends, the video capabilities of the camera is also on the level. User accessible filming FullHD-video 1920 x 1080 at 60 frames per second. Modes with lower frame rates and resolutions, of course, are also present. For fans configure everything yourself is the ability to manually set the parameters. The sound can be written as the built-in stereo microphone and an external. To do this, the cover plate is a port for a microphone. Next to it is the port miniHDMI. Headphone ports, unfortunately, no, but it’s not a big problem, considering the target audience of the machine.
The recommended price for this Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is $ 549.
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