The latest arrival in the growing family of Canon SX high powered zoom cams, the PowerShot SX60 HS seems to have been made especially for the photographer who prefers to capture life from long distance.
The SX60 is not only powered by 65x optical zoom with f/3.4-6.5 max aperture, but also comes with bonus features that assist in tracking photo subjects in motion while zoomed in. For example, the Zoom Framing Assist function saves to memory your prior zoom position and then jumps back to that zoom level at the push of a button. The feature also lets you preset a target and automatically adjusts zoom to compensate for movement closer to or further away from the lens.
Peeking into the SX60’s guts you’ll find a 16.1 megapixel 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 6 Image processor that reportedly work to provide an improved quality in low-light scenarios. Shake correction is achieved through an Intelligent IS system with eight different modes. Full resolution still shots can be taken at up to 6.4 frames per second. Video is recorded in 1080/60p Full HD and you’re given the option to control exposure manually or automatically.
The camera’s backside comes equipped with a flexible, high res 922k-dot viewfinder that can be flipped outward in a variety of orientations. Wi-Fi and NFC compatibility make it possible to instantly share or transfer images and video, and a Mobile Device Connect Button lets you pair up with smartphones or tablets.
Look for the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS to arrive on shelves in October starting around $550.