Product Comparison: Nikon COOLPIX P610 vs Canon PowerShot SX60


General Specifications
Brand
Nikon
Canon
Model
COOLPIX P610
PowerShot SX60 HS
Origin
China
Japan
About the Product
With COOLPIX P610 and its ultra-powerful 60x optical zoom lens, high-end grip-style design, GPS, built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication technology (NFC)**, plus Full HD video capabilities, a whole new world of shooting and sharing opportunities opens before you. Flip out the swiveling Vari-angle display, hold the COOLPIX P610 overhead and zoom in for an amazing close-up at concerts. Then pull out your compatible smartphone and see the shot you just took with the COOLPIX P610, right in the palm of your hand. Quickly post it to your favorite site and watch the likes roll in. When you're traveling, built-in GPS records the coordinates of each shot you take. And for those who want creative control, the COOLPIX P610 offers full manual control and advanced shooting modes. (For those who don't, it offers wonderful point-and-shoot ease.) Start sharing photos and videos that amaze.
With Canon's Power Shot SX60 HS digital camera, you will zoom like never before to see craters on the moon, wildlife from afar and your child's face on a crowded school stage. The Power Shot SX60 HS gives you the reach to capture it all. The camera's astonishing 65x optical zoom (21mm-1365mm) wide-angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer combine tremendous flexibility with portable ease. A 16.1 megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and Canon's latest DIGIC 6 image processor together create the Canon HS System for excellent low-light performance. Advanced technology including Zoom Framing Assist and Intelligent IS help you track and capture clear, steady long shots. Shoot realistic 1080p full HD video recorded at 60p. USM and VCM technology help ensure fast, silent zooming and focus during recording, and, in a first for a Power Shot model, you can attach an optional external microphone. Quickly share everything you capture. The Power Shot SX60 HS is Wi-Fi and NFC enabled with an easy Mobile Device Connect button.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
16 MP
16 MP
Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
Optical Zoom
60 x
65 x
Image Stabilization
Optical
Optical

Nikon COOLPIX P610

Canon PowerShot SX60

Nikon COOLPIX P610

Canon PowerShot SX60

Size & Weight
Height
3.4 in.
3.65 in.
Width
5 in.
5.02 in.
Depth
4.2 in.
4.5 in.
Weight
1.25 lbs.
1.43 lbs.

Nikon COOLPIX P610

Canon PowerShot SX60

Nikon COOLPIX P610

Canon PowerShot SX60

Nikon COOLPIX P610

Canon PowerShot SX60

Nikon COOLPIX P610

Canon PowerShot SX60

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Nikon COOLPIX P610 Digital Camera
  • Love the size and all it can do.
  • Bought this as a gift for my mother. She absolutely loves it - has used it daily for the past two months, easy to navigate, just the right size.
  • The weight is fairly light for a 60x zoom camera and not to much for my arthritic hands to handle.
  • I chose this camera over the additional cost and weight of a DSLR.
  • A big benefit of this camera is its light weight.
Canon PowerShot SX60 Digital Camera
  • Just the right size. Not too big and not too small. Outstanding zoom.
  • This is a versatile camera in a relatively compact size.
  • We bought this one because of its ease of use, amazing telephoto lens, and compact size.
  • Nice light weight for size has good zoom, Still getting familiar.
  • Camera is light weight and takes great pictures for this type of camera.
Imaging
Min. Focal Length
4.3 mm.
3.8 mm.
Max. Focal Length
258 mm.
247 mm.
ISO Settings
ISO 100 - 1600, ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using P, S, A or M mode), ISO Hi 1 (equivalent to ISO 12,800) (available when using High ISO monochrome in special effects mode)
100-3200, Extended: 100-6400
Aperture
F3.3 (W) - 6.5 (T)
F3.4 (W) - 6.5 (T)
Digital Zoom
4 x
4 x
Burst Mode
No
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, MOV
JPEG, RAW, MP4

Nikon COOLPIX P610

Canon PowerShot SX60

Nikon COOLPIX P610

Canon PowerShot SX60

Nikon COOLPIX P610

Canon PowerShot SX60

What customers say about "Imaging"
Nikon COOLPIX P610 Digital Camera
  • I really like this camera. It has great clarity even and the extended focal lengthes.
  • Unless photography is a major hobby of yours and a focal point of each trip, this camera would be all anyone else needs, and with a little study on photo composition, can produce great images.
  • Absolutely beautiful hi-resolution digital pictures with a minimum of effort. The lens has great optics with no spherical aberration at the extreme zoom.
  • The auto settings work great but the manual settings take noticeably better pictures if you know how to use them—I once took a picture under my bed with a wide aperture and you could see everything as if there was daylight under there.
  • It quickly burns out highlights in images with lots of contrast. Dial in a 1/2 stop underexposure. And don't expect razor sharp images at long focal lengths.
Canon PowerShot SX60 Digital Camera
  • At short focal lengths everything is fine my wife has one of these for general photography and likes it a lot.
  • This especially comes in handy for obtaining more stable shots than with a narrower focal length where every little movement becomes exponentially magnified.
  • Fairly decent at high ISO settings, though not spectacular. For eagles and owls, I get better images at the lowest available f-stop, usually 5.7 to 6.3 depending on zoom.
  • This auto ISO feature in the manual mode, allows one to set aperture and shutter and not worry about exposure because the ISO will adjust automatically.
  • Even using a wide variety of ISO settings the pictures always seem to be quite grainy and not what I expected when I bought this camera.
Display
Display Type
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Touch Screen
No
No
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
921000 dots
922000 dots
Viewfinder
Electronic viewfinder, 0.5 cm (0.2-in.) approx. 921k-dot equivalent LCD with the diopter adjustment function (-3 to +3 m-1)
Electronic viewfinder (Approx. 922,000 dots)
Vari-angle Display
Yes
Yes

Nikon COOLPIX P610

Canon PowerShot SX60

Nikon COOLPIX P610

Canon PowerShot SX60

What customers say about "Display"
Nikon COOLPIX P610 Digital Camera
  • The ability to take pictures at odd angles because of the versatile lcd screen is wonderful.
  • Really impressive at the higher end of the zoom in that screen seems fuzzy your hand is trying to be steady and then pressing 1/2 way down on shutter button it "locks" in to the target and you usually get a really impressive picture.
  • There were two important things that I was looking for in a camera. The first one is that I knew that I wanted a view finder since I am blind in one eye and while looking at an LCD screen sometimes I cannot make out the picture.
  • Fully adjustable screen, electronic view finder, ridiculous clarity at full zoom
  • Before that, the LCD screen worked on and off from about 9 months to 11 months, but that did not matter too much since I was using the viewfinder and image stabilization.
Canon PowerShot SX60 Digital Camera
  • High resolution, great zoom, easy to use, sharp photos.
  • Resolution, light sensitivity and mega zoom are great features! It is also easy to use.
  • Easy to use, easily changes from display to viewfinder
  • Recommend, especially like the flexible viewfinder and the macro feature. Easy to follow movement with the auto-focus.
  • The most favorite and useful for me in this camera is its Vari-angle LCD so I can take the pictures and videos in any angle.
  • The viewfinder is very small. The screen is nice though.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
Yes
Shooting Modes
AUTO, Scene, Scene Auto Selector, Smart Portrait, Special Effects, Backlighting, Bird Watching, Beach, Black and White Copy, Close Up, Dusk/Dawn, Easy Panorama, Fireworks Show, Food, Landscape, Moon, Museum, Night Landscape, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset
C1, C2, M, Av, Tv, P, Hybrid Auto, AUTO, Creative Shot, Sports, SCN, Creative Filters, Movie Mode, Portrait, Smart Shutter, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Snow, Firework, High Dynamic Range, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect
White Balance Modes
Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, White Balance Preset
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1, Custom 2, Multi-area White Balance, White Balance Correction
Shutter Speeds
15" - 1/4000
15" - 1/2000
What customers say about "Features"
Nikon COOLPIX P610 Digital Camera
  • Operation of the camera can be very simple in full auto mode, and very complicated to the amateur in manual modes.
  • The modes where you can take pictures of the clouds moving or people moving on a city street are WAY cool and easy to do.
  • The photos are superb, I really enjoy playing with all the different modes, and WOW at the zoom!
  • If you are in macro mode taking pictures, the focus doesn't always want to work at all. If you get really close (like right up on it) it will focus, but then your lens is totally obstructing the object so it has no lighting.
  • Don't like the delay at the start of movie mode.
Canon PowerShot SX60 Digital Camera
  • Shoots video as well as photos with true colors and both manual and auto shooting modes.
  • The continuous shooting mode is super fast and I get great action shots.
  • Some of the best pictures I’ve ever taken! The creative shot is one of my favorite modes to shoot in, I also love the zoom!
  • The different light options are good, though I still got myself a white balance card so I could get the most accurate shots.
  • They took things away: some "creative" modes, panorama stitching.
  • Shutter speed is a bit slow compared to a Digital SLR but it is a good bridge camera.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
No
Yes
NFC Enabled
No
No
Integrated GPS
Yes
No
Output(s)
USB (USB 2.0), Micro HDMI
Mini HDMI, Microphone (3.5 mm stereo minijack)
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Nikon COOLPIX P610 Digital Camera
  • One of the other nice features of this camera is the built in wifi. I am able to connect my phone to it with the Nikon Wireless Management Utiity (free download).
  • The Nikon 610 has so many more features that you will be enjoying exploring. One feature is the Wi-Fi. You can connect with your cell phone and download images.
  • I love the Wifi feature and the NFC ability to tap my phone on the camera and pass pictures over the air.
  • Huge down point: whenever the camera is turned off or even goes to sleep, you lose the connection, and have to link up all over again, sometimes with errors because the phone still sees the previous connection.
  • Charging the camera: The manual states you have to use the USB cable that came with the camera. If you use other cables it "could result in overheating or damage to the camera".
Canon PowerShot SX60 Digital Camera
  • The only extra items I carry are extra batteries and SD cards. While my friends are busy changing lenses to get that far away bird, I just touch my zoom button!
  • Easy to use, good quality pictures, and connection to mobile device functionality is great.
  • The zoom is quite awesome even without a tripod. It does easily connect, even with our lousy internet service, to my network and quickly transfers to my smartphone. I
  • If anything is attached to the tripod socket I cannot access the battery/memory card compartment.
  • The only reason I am not giving this camera 5 stars is because you cannot access the battery/memory card while its mounted on a tripod.
Power
AC Adapter Compatible
Yes
Battery Model
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL23
Rechargeable battery pack NB-10L
Number of Batteries
1
1
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE, FCC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
429.99 $

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