Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Digital Camera
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is all-around an excellent camera, offering a competitive zoom range and solid photo and video quality for its class. This ultra zoom camera is up four megapixels from its predecessor (the SX50 HS), bringing it to a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor paired with the newer DIGIC 6 image processor and a 65x zoom lens.
Video capabilities have also been improved over the previous model, offering 1080/60p recording with the option of adding an external stereo mic jack for better sound quality. Despite these changes, the PowerShot SX60 HS looks almost identical to its predecessor, but offers an overall good improvement of the design.
Multiple features have been incorporated to make it easier to make use of the zoom lens, and Canon also chose to move controls around to improve usability. The camera can capture in JPEG, Raw, or both, and offers the ability to shoot in automatic or manual modes. Performance is overall quite fast, although like most cameras in this class, the SX60 HS can be slow to focus when zoomed in all the way. The camera includes and articulating display, electronic viewfinder, and hot shoe.
This camera also offers built-in WiFi with NFC, and offers the ability to sync with a smartphone to geotag which somewhat makes up for the lack of built-in GPS. Although pixel peepers are not likely to be impressed with the photo quality (nor will anyone expecting a bridge camera to perform like a DSLR), images are very good for this class. The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS offers lots of features suited for all experience levels, while its wide and long lens make it an excellent ultra zoom camera overall.