Playback, Editing and Print
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Vari-angle LCD Monitor: The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a
3.0" Vari-angle TFT LCD monitor, featuring
922,000 dots with approximately 100% picture coverage. The LCD flips out and
swivels/rotates for shooting at difficult angles. The LCD display's brightness
can be adjusted to one of five levels.
Viewfinder: In addition to the LCD monitor, the camera has
an Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) with 922,000 dots. The diopter adjustment lets
you adjust the viewfinder to your own personal eyesight. You can switch between
the viewfinder and LCD monitor using the Display button.
Image Sensor: The camera is equipped with a 1/2.3" CMOS image sensor
with 16.8-million total pixels, and 16.1-million effective pixels.
Optics and Stabilization: The SX60 HS has an incredible 65x optical
zoom lens with a 3.8-247mm focal length (35mm equivalent is 21-1365mm). The
built-in Optical Image Stabilizer helps control camera shake to give you clear
images when you're zoomed way in. Several types of stabilization can be applied,
including Normal, Panning, Hybrid, Dynamic, Powered, and Tripod IS.
Lens Filters: You can attach a lens filter to the camera to
protect the lens or shoot with various effects. To attach a screw-on lens
filter, you will need the optional FA-DC67A Filter Adapter. This adapter will
let you use 67mm filters on the camera.
Zoom: In addition to the 65x optical zoom, the camera
features a 4x digital zoom. When used in combination, the total zoom is
approximately 260x. When optical and digital zoom are combined, the total focal
length is 21-5460mm (35mm equivalent).
Zoom Framing Assist: The Zoom Framing Assist function helps
you to locate your subject when you are zoomed way in. When you press the Zoom
Framing Assist button, located on the lens barrel, the camera zooms out to a
wider angle of view. Once you find your subject, you can release the button and
the camera will return to the original zoom position, and keep the subject in
focus. Tapping the Zoom Framing Assist button lets you select an image area and
keep that area of your subject the same size in the frame, no matter how much
Digital Tele-Converter: The focal length of the lens can be
increased by an equivalent of 1.6x or 2.0x through the use of the Digital Tele-Converter. The equivalent focal lengths of the lens (35mm equivalent) are
33.6-2184mm when using the 1.6x digital tele-converter, and 42-2730mm with the 2.0x tele-converter. The digital zoom and digital tele-converter cannot be used
The camera records still images or moving images with stereo audio on SD/SDHC/SDXC.
UHS-I memory cards are also supported. Still images are recorded in JPEG and RAW (CR2 Canon
formats, and the
movies are recorded in MP4 format (Image data: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio data: AAC
stereo). The camera has no built-in memory, and no memory card is included with the camera.
Still Image Resolution/Compression:
The SX60 HS can record still images in 4 different sizes (Large, Medium 1,
Medium 2, and Small) and 5 aspect ratios (4:3, 16:9, 3:2, 1:1 and 4:5). For each
resolution, you can set the compression to Super Fine or Fine. You can choose from
the following resolutions:
| ||4:3 ||16:9 ||3:2 ||1:1 ||4:5 |
|4608 x 3456 ||4608 x 2592 ||4608 x 3072 ||3456 x 3456 ||2768 x 3456 |
|Medium 1 ||3264 x 2448 ||3264 x 1832 ||3264 x 2176 ||2448 x 2448 ||1952 x 2448 |
|Medium 2 ||2048 x 1536 ||1920 x 1080 ||2048 x 1368 ||1536 x 1536 ||1232 x 1536 |
|Small ||640 x 480 ||640 x 360 ||640 x 424 ||480 x 480 ||384 x 480 |
Movies: Movies can be shot in Full HD at 1920 x 1080 at 60
and 30 fps, and at 1280 x 720 at 30 fps with stereo audio. Standard definition
movies can be recorded at 640 x 480 pixels at 30 fps with stereo audio.
Recording will automatically stop when either the clip file size reaches 4 GB or
the recording time reaches approximately 30 minutes for Full HD and HD, and 1 hour for SD.
SD Speed Class 6 or higher memory cards are recommended when recording movies.
Movie Modes: There are 5 Movie Modes to choose from:
- Standard: Shoots standard movies
- iFrame: Shoots movies that can be edited with iFrame
compatible software or devices
- Super Slow Motion: Shoots movies at a high frame rate
(120 or 240 fps) and played back at normal speed. Action plays back in slow
- Miniature Effect: Shoot movies that look like scenes in miniature models. People and objects appear to move quickly during playback.
- Digest Movie: Records a short movie of 2-4 seconds each
time a still image is taken.
Super Slow Motion Movies: You can shoot fast-moving subjects
for playback later in slow motion. You can choose from two frame rates:
|Frame Rate ||Image Quality ||Playback Time |
(for a 30-sec clip)
|240 fps ||320 x 240 ||Approx. 4 min |
|120 fps ||640 x 480 ||Approx. 2 min |
Mode: You can use the continuous shooting mode to shoot successive
frames while the shutter button is fully pressed:
- Normal: Approximately 6.4 shots/sec. (P Mode)
- AF Frame (center): Approximately 3.8 shots/sec (P Mode)
- LV (Manual Focus): Approximately 4.6 shots/sec (P Mode)
Focusing Range: The camera features the following focus
ranges (from the end of the lens):
- Auto: 0" to infinity (W),
5.9' to infinity (T)
- Sports: 3.3' to infinity (W), 49' to infinity (T)
- Macro: 0" to 1.6' (W)
- Normal: 2" to infinity (W), 5.9' to infinity (T)
- Manual Focus: 0" to infinity (W), 5.9' to infinity
Shooting Modes: Using the mode dial on
the top of the camera, you can switch between the following
- Auto: The camera will
automatically select the best settings for the scene.
- Hybrid Auto: Lets you make a short movie of the day
just by shooting images. The camera records 2-4 second clips of scenes
before each shot, which are later combined into a digest movie.
- Sports: You can shoot continuously as the camera
focuses on moving subjects.
- Scene: Select from the following, according to the
scene or effects desired: Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Snow,
- Program: The camera sets both the aperture value and
shutter speed. In the P Mode, you can customize many function settings to
shoot your preferred shooting style.
- Shutter Priority: You can set the shutter speed to a
value at which you want to shoot, and the camera sets the appropriate
aperture value for the shutter speed you set. Shutter speeds can be set
between 15 and 1/2000 seconds.
- Aperture Priority: You can set the aperture to a value
at which you want to shoot, and the camera sets the appropriate shutter
speed for the aperture you set. Aperture values can be set between F3.4 to
F8.0 (W) and F6.5 to F8.0 (T).
- Manual: You can manually set the shutter
speed and aperture, giving you the most control over the exposure.
- Custom (1 & 2): Two mode dial positions (C1 and C2)
allow you to save commonly used shooting modes and your configured function
settings to reuse.
- Movies: Record movies in High Definition or Standard
Definition in Standard Mode, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion, and Miniature Effect
- Creative Filters: You can add various effects to images
when shooting, such as Super Vivid, Poster Effect, High Dynamic Range,
Effects, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus
Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:
Light Metering: used for standard
conditions. The area within the frame is divided into several zones and
light is measured based on subject position, brightness, direct light and
Averaging: averages the exposure from the entire image, but places more
weight on the subject at the center
- Spot: meters
the area within the spot AE point at the center of the LCD monitor or
If you are shooting against a bright background or strong backlight, you may
need to correct the exposure so that the subject doesn't come out too dark. You
can set the adjustments from -3 to +3 in 1/3-step increments.
Exposure Setting (AE Lock): You can set
the exposure and focus separately. This is effective when the contrast is too
strong between the subject and background, or when a subject is backlit. Flash
Exposure Lock (FE Lock), just as with the AE lock, lets you lock the exposure
for shooting with the flash.
White Balance: You
can choose from the following white balance settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy,
Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, and Custom.
Flash Modes: The PowerShot SX60 HS has a built-in
You can select Auto (flash fires in low light),
Slow-synchro, On (flash always fires), or Off (flash doesn't fire). The
built-in flash has a range of 1.6' to 18' in Wide Angle and 5.9' to 9.8' in
Telephoto. In the menu, you can turn on the Red-Eye Reduction lamp for the
flash, and apply Red-Eye Correction to the images that have been taken.
Hot Shoe: The camera has a hot shoe for attaching an
optional external flash, such as the following Canon Speedlites: 600EX-RT,
ISO Speed: The ISO speed can be set
Automatically (ISO Auto), or manually ISO 100 to ISO 3200 in 16 steps (1/3 EV). Lowering the ISO speed results in sharper images but there's a
greater chance of subject or image blurring in certain shooting conditions.
Raising the ISO speed results in a faster shutter speed, reducing blurred
images. The images, however, will appear more coarse.
My Colors: You
can choose the look and feel of the photos you take by using My Colors to add
the following effects to the image you are currently recording or have already
recorded: Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, B/W, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker
Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, and Custom Color.
Self-Timer: The SX60 HS utilizes a 10-second, 2-second, and
a custom self-timer to allow
the photographer to be included in the shot, or to avoid camera shake when using
a tripod. The custom self-timer allows you to set the time delay to 1-15, 20, 25, or 30 seconds for up to 10 shots.
Editing and Print Functions
This feature allows you to view 6, 36, or 100 images at once on the LCD monitor so that
you can search for an image quickly. Movies cannot be played in the index
playback mode. You can view the index display by rotating the zoom lever toward wide angle while the camera is in playback
Filtered Playback: When there are many images on the memory
card, you can filter and display them by a specified filter. You can also
protect or delete all images at once while filtered. Available filters include:
Name, People, Date, Favorites, and Still Image/Movie.
Shooting Display Options: You can choose to display your
photos on the LCD monitor and the viewfinder with and without shooting
information. Display options include Histogram, RGB Histogram, Overexposure
Warning, or no Information.
You can correct red eyes in already recorded images. However, red eyes may not
be automatically detected in some images such as faces near the screen edge,
faces that appear extremely small, larger dark or bright in relation to the
overall image and faces turned to the side or at a diagonal and faces with a
portion hidden which prevents the Red-Eye Correction from working. You can
choose to overwrite the file with the corrected image, or store the image as a
new file, retaining the original image.
the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge-compatible
printer of any brand. In this way, you can make prints directly
from the camera without having to connect to a computer.
Wi-Fi Features: You can send and receive images and control
the camera remotely by connecting the camera to another device via Wi-Fi:
- Smartphones/Tablets: With the free CameraWindow app
installed on the device, you can send images to smartphones or tablets via
Wi-Fi. You can also control the camera from your smart device. If your
device has GPS, you can add location information (geotag) to your photos.
- Computer: Computers running Windows 8/8.1, 7 (SP1), Mac
OS X 10.9, 10.8.2 or later, can connect to the camera via Wi-Fi. Using Canon
software, you can save camera images to the computer wirelessly.
- Printers: You can wirelessly send images to a
PictBridge-compatible printer (that supports DPS over IP) for printing.
- Web Services: After establishing an account for the
Canon iMage Gateway on-line photography service, you can wirelessly send
images automatically from the camera to another computer or to a web
- Another Camera: You can connect two cameras via Wi-Fi
and send images between them. Only Canon-brand cameras equipped with the
Wi-Fi function can be used.
Connecting Smartphones: The Powershot SX60 HS has a
dedicated button for connecting a smartphone. You must first assign a phone to
the button, and simply press the button when you're ready to connect. If you'd
like to connect a different smartphone, you can connect it via the Wi-Fi menu,
as you would connect a computer or another device. Multiple smartphones can be
added in this manner. Android smartphones with the NFC feature (running OS
version 4.0 or later) can connect to the camera by simply touching the
smartphone to the camera's N-mark (on the left side).
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS powered by the NB-10L Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. The camera includes the CB-2LC battery charger,
which can charge the NB-10L battery in approximately 1 hour 50 minutes. For long periods of continuous use, or when connected to a
computer, it is recommended that the camera be connected to the optional ACK-DC80
AC adapter kit. The estimated battery life of the NB-10L in the SX60 HS is as
|Number of Shots ||Screen On ||340 shots |
|Viewfinder On ||340 shots |
|Eco Mode On ||450 shots |
Time ||Screen On ||1 hour |
|Viewfinder On ||1 hour |
Shooting ||Screen On ||2 hours |
|Viewfinder On ||2 hours |
|Playback Time ||6 hours |
Date/Time Battery: The camera uses a built-in backup battery
for maintaining the date and time data for about three weeks after the battery
pack has been removed. By inserting a charged battery or connecting an AC
adapter kit, the date/time battery can be charged in approximately 4 hours, even
if the camera is not turned on.
Power Saving Functions: The camera is equipped with the
following power saving functions:
- Auto Power Down for Shooting Mode: The screen will turn
off approximately 1 minute after the camera is last operated. You can "wake"
the camera at this point by pressing the shutter button halfway to turn on
the screen and continue shooting. After about 2 more minutes, if no buttons
are pressed, the lens will retract and the power will turn off.
- Auto Power Down for Playback Mode and Connection to a Printer:
The camera power down approximately 5 minutes after the last control is
accessed on the camera.
Note: The Power Saving Function will not activate during
a Slide-Show or while the camera is connected to a computer.
and Outputs Notes
HDMI Output: The PowerShot SX60 HS is equipped with a
mini-HDMI (Type C) for connecting the camera to your HDTV. An optional
mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is
A/V Output/Digital Terminal: The camera has a
Mini-B Version 2.0 USB terminal to allow you to connect the camera to a
compatible computer or compatible Canon printer. No USB cable is included. An optional
USB cable must be obtained in order to load images to
your computer or printer. Through the same USB jack, you can connect the camera
to a TV or video monitor with stereo RCA audio and composite video input jacks
using the optional AVC-DC400ST Stereo AV Cable. You can set the video output to NTSC or
Remote Terminal: The 2.5mm sub-minijack located on the right
side of the camera is provided for the
RS-60E3 Remote Switch. The switch enables remote shutter button operation,
including pressing the shutter button halfway or all the way down. The attached
cable is 25" long.
Microphone Input: The SX60 HS has a 3.5mm input for an
Software: The PowerShot
SX60 HS does not include software. Instead, the software is available for
download on the Canon website. The following programs are available:
- ImageBrowser EX: import images and change
camera settings; manage images (view, search, organize); print and edit
- CameraWindow: transfer images to and from camera, organize
images on the camera, and upload movies on the camera to web services
- Digital Photo Professional 3.12: browse, process,
and edit RAW images
- Camera User Guide: The 203-page Camera User Guide is
available for download.
Compatible Operating Systems:
- Windows 8/8.1
- Windows 7 (SP1)
- Mac OS X (v10.9)
- Mac OS X (v10.8)