The Camera for the majority, even the avid photographers!
I took this camera to South Africa and spent 2 weeks in Kruger National Park "shooting" the wild life. I was surrounded by real men with real heavy duty photographic equipment. Nikons, Sonys, Leicas, Canons all with huge telephoto lenses some on massive tripods. When we came to compare he final product (the photos) my PowerShot was right up there. It certainly was the most flexible by a mile, so it caught the most spontaneous moments. The stabilization was incredible, so I had great clarity. I'd guess that up to A4, the PowerShot could compete ...with the best, and it did! There are a lot of strange options for taking weird photos which functions few people would use more than once, while Canon left off Photo Stitch/Panorama. Neglecting to include the PhotoStitch function was unforgivable, for that reason it gets 4 stars... and I thought about 3.
Great superzoom camera
I do quite a bit of photography and have several cameras including a DSLR. The Canon SX60 is often compared to the newer Nikon P900 which has a 84x zoom lens as opposed to this Canon's 65x.
I've found the SX60 takes great pics and its zoom is just as good. Review sites often state that the Canon's images are better quality than the Nikon's but to me this is fairly irrelevant. If your purpose is to achieve flawless images even when blown up to the size of a billboard then perhaps one needs to consider a (much) more expensive DSLR. If however...you're needing a good basic camera that has all the features you're likely to need and a big zoom in a small package then I would certainly recommend this camera. If I need to take those much more important images for graphics that I do in my work, then I use my DSLR - but for pretty much everything else I take my SX60 - which saves me having to lug around a 'better' camera and its extra telephoto lenses. The image quality out of the SX60 is very good and far ahead of what such cameras were producing even just a few years ago. And to get a zoom lens anywhere even close to the Canon's 65x I'd just about have to sell my house to afford. In summary I'd recommend the Canon SX60 because it's reliable, easy-to-use, and takes very good images - and importantly, it's quite small - much smaller (and cheaper) than the bigger-lensed Nikon P900.
Canon SX60 HS
There are many positive features of this camera.
The camera appears to be well-built and takes great photos. Nice and crisp, natural-looking colours.
I like the wide-format photos, because it means that the camera more accurately captures what the eye sees in the scene: that sense of breadth. This is really useful when taking photos of people in scenes: you can get in the whole person from head to toe (or a group of people) and also get the scenery around them. This makes the camera good for indoor shots like birthday part...
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I am on safari and my cameras is new. The main view finder has stopped working. Can review taken images on it but can't use to take pictures. In can use small view finder (peep hole.). Please tell me how to correct
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