Product Comparison: Nikon COOLPIX P900 vs Canon PowerShot SX60


General Specifications
Brand
Nikon
Canon
Model
COOLPIX P900
PowerShot SX60 HS
Origin
Indonesia
Japan
About the Product
The zoom power of the COOLPIX P900 is nothing short of spectacular. This is 83x (2000mm equivalent) optical zoom—more than any Nikon COOLPIX yet. Advanced shooters will appreciate the outstanding image quality and DSLR styling—a sure grip, a swiveling Vari-angle display, a high-resolution Electronic Viewfinder that turns on automatically when lifted to your eye, even a PSAM mode control dial. Those who simply want great photos and Full HD videos without any fuss will appreciate the point-and-shoot ease and long battery life—up to 360 shots per charge! And everyone will appreciate the built-in Wi-Fi® and Near Field Communication technology (NFC)** connectivity which wirelessly connects the COOLPIX P900 to a compatible smartphone or tablet for instant photo sharing and remote camera control. Change the way you see, capture and share the world.
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
83 x
65 x
Image Stabilization
Optical
Optical

Nikon COOLPIX P900

Canon PowerShot SX60

Nikon COOLPIX P900

Canon PowerShot SX60

Size & Weight
Height
4.1 in.
3.65 in.
Width
5.5 in.
5.02 in.
Depth
5.5 in.
4.5 in.
Weight
1.98 lbs.
1.43 lbs.

Nikon COOLPIX P900

Canon PowerShot SX60

Nikon COOLPIX P900

Canon PowerShot SX60

Nikon COOLPIX P900

Canon PowerShot SX60

Nikon COOLPIX P900

Canon PowerShot SX60

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Nikon COOLPIX P900 Digital Camera
  • This camera is amazing! I love the size of the camera and the quality of the pictures. The flash is very bright, which is good. I enjoy the little filters.
  • Would recommend this to anyone looking for a mid size camera that can do ti all.
  • The size is bigger than my SLR, but it's lighter and I don't have to worry about dropping lenses when I need to change them.
  • Camera is light weight, takes quality pictures and has a zoom lens like no other I have used. Worth the small cost.
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
357 mm.
247 mm.
ISO Settings
ISO 100 - 6400
100-3200, Extended: 100-6400
Aperture
F2.8(W) - 6.5(T)
F3.4 (W) - 6.5 (T)
Digital Zoom
4 x
4 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
No
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, MP4
JPEG, RAW, MP4

Nikon COOLPIX P900

Canon PowerShot SX60

Nikon COOLPIX P900

Canon PowerShot SX60

Nikon COOLPIX P900

Canon PowerShot SX60

What customers say about "Imaging"
Nikon COOLPIX P900 Digital Camera
  • Focal length of lens provides great flexibility in a single package! Special features for varying light conditions easy to use.
  • The focal range on this camera is fantastic. It is the best point and shoot for birding on the market. I would buy it again and recommend it to friends.
  • Takes a little practice to figure out best settings to use. Overall easy to use.
  • I love the dynamics of the digital zoom. No changing of lens for this ole' guy. Great pictures from a versatile and simple camera, but a camera you can adjust if you want to.
  • Failed to perform as expected in rain forest environmental. Extremely hard to focus on wildlife in a jungle setting.
  • I don't always shoot in burst mode but having to preview each image after shooting can cause you to lose a shot . I wish I could turn on the image preview.
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
0.2-in electronic viewfinder
Electronic viewfinder (Approx. 922,000 dots)
Vari-angle Display
Yes
Yes

Nikon COOLPIX P900

Canon PowerShot SX60

Nikon COOLPIX P900

Canon PowerShot SX60

What customers say about "Display"
Nikon COOLPIX P900 Digital Camera
  • It's has an awesome zoom and resolution, as long as you can focus properly.
  • Special features for varying light conditions easy to use.
  • Kinda hard to keep subject in viewfinder at max zoom!
  • The viewfinder isn't the best especially if you wear glasses. I have tried to find a different one but they aren't compatible.
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
Backlighting, Beach, Black and White Copy, Close Up, Dusk/Dawn, Easy Panorama, Fireworks Show, Food, Landscape, Museum, Night Landscape, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Scene Auto Selector, 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 P900 Digital Camera
  • You can also shoot in manual mode if so desired.
  • Continuous shooting mode: We had great fun photographing animals that stayed primarily in the same place.
  • The focal range on this camera is fantastic. It is the best point and shoot for birding on the market.
  • Great speed, insane zoom, and finally a camera that has low light capabilities. Extremely satisfied with this purchase!
  • Had to go online to understand a couple of modes.
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 P900 Digital Camera
  • The GPS function was amazing! It's just magic that it knows where you are by specific name... in fact we were in a huge botanical garden and it knew which specific area of the garden we were in.
  • The GPS tagging on the pictures is also nice so I know right were I took the photo from once I upload it to Photos on my computer.
  • A USB cable is included to transfer to a computer.
  • The camera easily connected to my phone and was easy to manage my pictures, no problem.
  • The reality is that it is capable of connecting with only a limited range of cell phones and not at all capable of connecting with lap tops.
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
No
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, FCC
CE, FCC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
599.95 $
429.99 $

Price History


Other reviews