Canon PowerShot SX600 HS Review

May 6, 2014 | Jack Baker | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star


Canon’s PowerShot digital cameras have been with us for a scarcely-believable eighteen years, and whilst the SX600 HS isn’t intended to be the new flagship model in the range, it still packs quite a punch. Despite compact 103.8 x 61 x 26mm dimensions, Canon has managed to cram in an 18x zoom lens with a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 25-450mm. Thankfully lens-shift Image Stabilisation is included too, which combined with the sensor’s maximum ISO 3200 sensitivity should ensure sharp shots at extreme focal lengths and in low light. The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS' sensor itself is a 1/2.3” back-illuminated, high sensitivity CMOS device with 16-million effective pixels and is paired with Canon’s aging but capable DIGIC 4+ image processor. There are plenty of features to play with too, like the Creative Shot mode which captures a standard image plus five stylised variations. Hybrid Auto mode automatically captures a 4-second movie before each shot and combines the stills and video into a montage. You also get Wi-Fi connectivity for wireless images sharing and remote camera control, and all for around £199.99 / $249.99 / €209.00.

Ease of Use

Whilst it may be crammed with tech, first impressions of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS aren’t particularly inspiring. Where some compacts cameras sport tactile metal casings, Canon saves the luxurious look for its IXUS offerings. Instead this PowerShot has to make do with an all-plastic construction, but it does feel solid well made. A small rubber ridge on the front and a raised section at the rear make the camera surprisingly easy to hold for what is otherwise a sleek shape that’ll slip easily into a pocket or small handbag.

It’s perhaps a little disappointing that you don’t get a touch-sensitive screen, but the standard 3.0” display does the job well. It’s bright with decent contrast and great viewing angles. The 461k-dot resolution is nothing to write home about, but it isn’t a deal-breaker either.

Alongside the screen is a 3-position switch that selects between Auto, Creative Shot and Hybrid Auto modes. For normal shooting you’ll have this set to Auto mode, but switch to Creative Shot mode and the camera shoots six images in a burst. The first is an unmodified photo, but the remaining five are customised by the camera with different aspect ratios and colour effects so you can pick the funkiest version afterwards. Flick the mode switch up to the Hybrid Auto setting and the SX600 HS operates as normal, but rather than just snapping images, it discretely captures an accompanying 4-second video too. The resulting footage and stills are then merged to form a video and photographic montage of your day. It’s a neat trick that’s somewhat similar to the Zoe feature on some HTC smartphones and will either be a love-it or forget-it feature.

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Front Rear

Moving down the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS' rear panel we find decent-sized buttons to control playback and video recording, plus a dedicated button to engage the camera’s Wi-Fi mode. Simply install Canon’s CameraWindow app on your mobile device and connect to the SX600 HS’ wireless hotspot and you can wirelessly transfer photos from the camera or control it remotely if you fancy some stealth shooting. The system is slightly laggy, but we found the connection to be stable and image transfers relatively rapid.

Atop the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is the familiar zoom ring encircling the shutter release. Fortunately the zoom ring has two speed settings, so you can move it a little to make fine focal length adjustments, or give it the full twist for a quick zoom. At the opposite end sits the popup flash. You’ll need to manually eject the flash using a switch alongside, but this does eliminate any chance of the flash going off automatically when you’re not expecting it.

Power up the SX600 HS and it springs into life in a fraction over a second and you’re greeted by a simple – if slightly dated – on screen display. The relatively low screen resolution is most apparent when viewing these icons or the menu, but all the information you need is still easily readable. The menu interface is also simple and quick to navigate, with the Func/Set button displaying most common shooting options together.

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Top Side

When you’re ready to snap a shot, the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS doesn’t waste any time in autofocussing and is quicker to find its mark in low light than you’d expect for a mid-range snapper. The system can get confused when shooting a macro subject which doesn’t occupy much of the frame, but otherwise you can leave the camera in Auto mode safe in the knowledge it’ll focus fast and accurately. On the subject of macro focussing, a 5cm-minimum focus distance is none too shabby, but it’s also no match for many competing cameras boasting 1cm macro modes.

The SX600 HS is also a bit of a speed demon when it comes to continuous shooting. Sure, its 3.9fps capture rate isn’t exactly blistering, but unlike many a compact it won’t throw in the towel after a handful of shots and slow to a snail’s pace. Depending on the speed of your memory card the burst rate will eventually deteriorate, but we found the camera kept on shooting at least 2fps. Drop the recording resolution to 4MP and you can also indulge in a rapid 10.5fps shooting speed. Of course if all this still isn’t fast enough to record the action, there’s always Full HD video capture.

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Front Memory Card Slot

When you’d like to get creative the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS delivers a modest but useful range of effects. There’s those Creative Shot and Hybrid Auto modes mentioned earlier, but if you delve into the shooting mode menu you’ll also find effects like fish-eye and miniaturisation distortions, plus a ubiquitous toy camera retro look. These are mixed in with regular shooting modes which also includes a useful Smart Shutter function which will automatically snap your shot when the camera detects a smiling face. Switch to the My Colours menu and you can set all shots to be automatically recorded with enhanced colour saturation, sepia tones or in monochrome.

Less funky but no less important is the SX600 HS’ battery life. It’s 290-shot lifespan is on the good side of average, but if you’re set to be away from the charger for some time, activating Eco mode can eek this out to an impressive 430 shots-per-charge. This modest thirst for power is primarily achieved by dimming the display after just a couple of second’s inactivity, and turning it off altogether shortly afterwards. Pressing any button will restore life instantly though. The effect is rather like a start/stop system on a modern car and doesn’t seem to have any downsides, providing you don’t have to wait more than a few seconds to take your shot.

Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 16 megapixel SuperFine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 8Mb.

The SX600 HS produces very pleasing images for a camera with a fairly modest price tag. Detail is crisp across the frame and isn’t as susceptible to noise reduction smoothing as many cameras with equivalent sized sensors. Consequently fine details in landscape scenes are well retained and don’t get smeared into a painterly mess as is all too common with cameras in this sector. Bright, punchy colour reproduction adds to the appeal, as does the flawless exposure metering and reliable white balance.

Optically there is some chromatic aberration (purple fringing) visible in high-contrast areas, but it’s rarely distracting. Despite its considerable focal length range, the lens also fares well in the distortion department, with only a hint of barrel distortion at wide angle and no noticeable pincushion effect when zoomed in. Corner sharpness is fairly good, though detail isn’t quite as crisp as in the centre.

With such an impressive performance it’s a shame the SX600 HS’s image noise levels let the side down. View shots taken at ISO 400 and below at full image size and you’ll see fine grain, but this is a typical trait of cameras packing a 1/2.3” sensor. What’s less forgivable is the level of colour speckling visible when you crank things up to ISO 800. By ISO 1600 the problem is apparent even when viewing images at 50% or smaller, and detail has taken a turn for the worst too. This isn’t overly obvious in our ISO image quality test shots, so check out the indoor sample images to see the problem for yourself. It’s not severe enough to render such shots unusable, but it’s still a pity the camera is outclassed by many of its rivals in this area.

These issues also show up in video recordings, which despite being Full HD resolution aren’t quite as crisp as you may be expecting. Indoor recordings show some noticeable image noise, although it’s worth remembering that plenty of compact cameras at the price point suffer the same video capture flaws.


The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS has six sensitivity settings at full resolution. Auto mode uses a range between ISO 100 and ISO 3200, or you can switch to Program mode to manually select these settings.

ISO 100 (100% Crop)

ISO 200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 400 (100% Crop)

ISO 800 (100% Crop)

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ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

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We found that the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS images are already very sharp, but do benefit from a little touch up in post processing.

Original (100% Crop)

Sharpened (100% Crop)

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Focal Range

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS’ 18x zoom lens achieves a maximum wide-angle focal length equivalent to 25mm, and is capable of a telephoto reach of 450mm (in 35mm-camera terms).



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Chromatic Aberrations

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS handled chromatic aberrations fairly well during the review, with purple and green fringing present around the edges of objects in high-contrast situations, as shown in the examples below.

Chromatic Aberrations 1 (100% Crop)

Chromatic Aberrations 2 (100% Crop)

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File Quality

Every image size option on the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is accompanied by two quality settings: Fine and Super Fine. Going for the latter will up the file size of each image from 4-6MB to around 8MB.

SuperFine (7.47Mb) (100% Crop)

Fine (4.85Mb) (100% Crop)

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The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS’ lens will focus as close as 5cm. That’s not too special given the 1cm minimum that many compact cameras now achieve, but at that range a camera will often cast a shadow over your subject.


Macro (100% Crop)

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The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS' flash can only manage a relatively weak 3.5m range and hence there’s some fairly obvious vignetting in our wide-angle test shot taken at a distance of 1.5m. The flash has four modes: Auto, On, Off and Slow Synchro, plus a separate setting to enable or disable red-eye reduction. Whether this is active or not, the camera successfully avoids any trace of red-eye.

Flash Off - Wide Angle (25mm)

Flash On - Wide Angle (25mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64

Flash Off - Telephoto (450mm)

Flash On - Telephoto (450mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64

And here are some portrait shots. As you can see, neither the Flash On or the Red-eye-Reduction settings caused any red-eye.

Flash On

Flash On (100% Crop)
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Red-eye Reduction

Red-eye Reduction (100% Crop)

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Anti Shake

As you can see here, disabling IS when shooting handheld at the upper end of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS’ focal length range isn’t a good idea. Keep the system on and it does a great job of counteracting the effects of camera shake.

Shutter Speed / Focal Length Anti-Shake Off (100% Crop) Anti-Shake On (100% Crop)
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Handheld Night Scene

By combining several shots taken in quick succession, the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS will create crisp night shots without the need for a tripod. In reality the results don’t look all that different from those taken in conventional Auto mode though.


Night (100% Crop)

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Special Effects

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS offers several special effects modes, but these are mixed in with the conventional scene modes. Those which are likely to get your creative juices flowing are: FishEye, Miniature, Monochrome, Retro, Special and Toy Camera.



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Toy Camera

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My Colors

In addition to the special effect modes, you can also set the camera to apply various colour filters as you shoot. Choose from: Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue/Green/Red or Custom Color.



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Positive Film

Lighter Skin Tone

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Darker Skin Tone

Vivid Blue

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Vivid Green


Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images from the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS camera, which were all taken using the 16 megapixel Superfine JPEG setting. The thumbnails below link to the full-sized versions, which have not been altered in any way.

Sample Movie & Video

This is a sample movie at the highest quality setting of 1920x1080 pixels at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 15 second movie is 55.1Mb in size.

Product Images

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Front of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

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Front of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS / Flash Raised

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Rear of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

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Rear of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS / Image Displayed

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Rear of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS / Main Menu

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Top of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

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Bottom of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS


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Front of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
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Memory Card Slot / Battery Compartment


There’s a lot to like about Canon’s latest midrange travel-zoom compact. The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is a doddle to operate thanks to simple menus and sensible controls, plus autofocusing, exposure metering and auto white balance all perform admirably.

The camera’s extra features are a bit of a mixed bag though. Sure, the Wi-Fi works well and the Hybrid Auto and Creative Shot modes are certainly pretty nifty, but we’d wager a panorama mode and proper multi-shot HDR capture would be more useful.

Optically the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is strong thanks to its useful zoom range and minimal distortion. However the real performance highlight is its image quality in good lighting. Impressive detail, colour reproduction and dynamic range combine to form images which are about as clear as you’ll find from a camera using a 1/2.3” sensor. If only the same could be said for shots taken in dimmer lighting though. Whilst grain noise isn’t too severe at ISO 800 and above, the level of colour speckling is noticeably higher than many similar cameras.

Unfortunately for the SX600 HS, there’s far from a shortage of similar travel-zoom options out there. Manufacturers are queuing up to tempt you with ever-smaller compact snappers with ever-larger zoom ranges. Samsung’s WB800F, Fuji’s FinePix F900 EXR and Nikon’s Coolpix S9500 are just a few alternatives which offer similar specs for similar – and often less – money than the SX600 HS.

Consequently any weakness in a camera in this class is going to leave it vulnerable to numerous highly-accomplished rivals. So if you’re a stickler for decent low-light image quality, consider the competition.

Otherwise, if you’re after an easy to use camera with a versatile zoom range, spritely performance and above-average image quality in good light; the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS should be high on your shortlist.

4 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4.5
Features 3.5
Ease-of-use 4.5
Image quality 4
Value for money 4

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS.

Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR

The FinePix F900EXR is the range-topping camera from Fujifilm, sporting a 20x lens with a versatile focal range of 25-500mm. The 16 megapixel F900 EXR also features fast phase-detection autofocusing, wireless image transfer, GPS support, full 1080p movies, a high-contrast 3 inch LCD screen and 8fps continuous shooting. Read our in-depth Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR review now...

Nikon Coolpix S9500

The Nikon Coolpix S9500 is an affordable, full-featured travel-zoom compact camera. Featuring a 22x zoom lens with a focal range of 25-550mm, the slimline Coolpix S9500 has a 18 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, high-resolution 3-inch OLED screen and boasts GPS tracking and wi-fi connectivity. Read our detailed Nikon Coolpix S9500 review now...

Olympus XZ-10

The new Olympus XZ-10 is a serious compact camera designed to fit in your pocket. A 12 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, fast f/1.8 maximum aperture, high-res 3-inch touch-screen LCD, 1080p movies, RAW format support and a full range of manual shooting modes should be enough to grab your attention. Read our expert Olympus XZ-10 review, complete with full-size JPEG, RAW and movie samples.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ35

The Lumix DMC-TZ35 is Panasonic's new entry-level travel-zoom compact camera for 2013. The TZ35 (also known as the ZS25) packs a 16 megapixel MOS sensor, 20x wide-angle zoom lens, 3 inch LCD screen, 1080i HD movies, 10fps burst shooting and full manual controls into its pocketable body. Available in silver or black for £299 / $299, read our Panasonic DMC-TZ35 / ZS25 review to find out if it's the right travel camera for you...

Samsung WB850F

The Samsung WB850 is a new travel-zoom camera with a mouth-watering specification. The WB850 offers a wide-angle 21x zoom lens, 16.2 megapixels, Full 1080p video recording, 3 inch AMOLED screen, built-in wi-fi and GPS, plus full manual controls. Read our detailed Samsung WB850 review to find out if it's a contender for the travel zoom crown.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX60V

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX60V is a new premium travel-zoom camera with a 30x zoom lens. The HX60V also features built-in wi-fi, NFC and GPS, full 1080p high-definition video with stereo sound, a 20 megapixel CMOS sensor, high-resolution 3-inch screen, manual shooting modes, 10fps continuous shooting, ISO range of 100-12800 and fast auto-focusing. Read our Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX60V review to find out if it's the best travel-zoom camera...

Review Roundup

Reviews of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS from around the web. »

The Canon Powershot SX600 HS was announced in January 2014 - it is a compact camera with 18x optical zoom and Wi-Fi, which lets you shoot remotely on a smartphone as well as share images quickly and easily. The SX600 HS is available in black, white and red for £172.
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The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is a slim camera with an 18x zoom lens and Wi-Fi, but its images are on the noisy side.
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The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is a compact super-zoom with an 18x stabilised optical zoom and a 16 Megapixel sensor paired with Canon's now ageing Digic 4 processor. It can shoot 1080p30 HD video, has built-in Wifi with NFC and can tag images with GPS data from your phone.
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The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS offers a substantial 18x optical zoom and extensive feature set all for under £200, asking the question is it the best value compact on the market? Read more at
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Type 1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 16.0M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour


Type DIGIC 4+ with iSAPS technology


Focal Length 4.5 – 81.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 25 – 450 mm)
Zoom Optical 18x
ZoomPlus 36x
Digital Approx. 4.0x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.6x or 2.0x).
Combined Approx. 72x¹
Maximum f/number f/3.8 – f/6.9
Construction 11 elements in 8 groups (1 UD lens, 1 double-sided aspherical UA lens, 1 double-sided aspherical lens)
Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type), Approx. 2.5-stop¹. Intelligent IS plus Enhanced Dynamic IS


Type TTL
AF System/ Points AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
AF Modes Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF
AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 5 cm (W) from front of lens in macro


Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)
AE Lock Yes
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments.
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
ISO sensitivity AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200


Speed 1 – 1/2000 sec. (factory default)
15 – 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)


Type TTL
Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom.


Monitor 7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G (TFT). Approx. 461,000 dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD


Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
Red-Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation Face Detection FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Built-in Flash Range 50 cm – 3.5 m (W) / 1.0 m – 2.0 m (T)
External Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2


Modes Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, SCN (Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), P, Portrait, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst (4.0 MP), Handheld Night Scene, Low Light (4.0 MP), Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter)
Modes in Movie Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), P, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks
Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red)
Drive modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 3.9 shots/sec.
High-speed Burst (4.0 MP): Approx. 10.5 shots/sec. (until memory card becomes full)¹²


Image Size 4:3 - (L) 4608 x 3456, (M1) 3264 x 2448, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 480
16:9 - (L) 4608 x 2592, (M1) 3264 x 1832, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
3:2 - (L) 4608 x 3072, (M1) 3264 x 2176, (M2) 2048 x 1368, (S) 640 x 424
1:1 - (L) 3456 x 3456, (M1) 2448 x 2448, (M2) 1536 x 1536, (S) 480 x 480
Resize in playback (M2, S)
Compression Superfine, Fine
Movies (Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 30fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps
Hybrid Auto (HD) 30 fps
Movie Length (Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 10 min. 00 sec.¹
(L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²


Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies MP4 [Video: MPEG4-AVC (H.264), Audio: MPEG4 AAC-LC (monaural)]


Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)


GPS GPS via mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)
Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes, with Auto Rotate
Histogram Yes
Playback zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hebrew


Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
Other HDMI Micro Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible), A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
Computer/Other Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with NFC support¹²




PC & Macintosh Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3
Mac OS X 10.7/ 10.8/ 10.9
For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:
Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 only
Mac OS X 10.7 / 10.8.2 or later / 10.9


Browsing & Printing ImageBrowser EX
Other CameraWindow, PhotoStitch, Map Utility


Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6LH (battery and charger supplied)
Battery life Approx. 290 shots
Eco mode: 430 shots
Approx. 300 min. playback
A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40


Cases / Straps Soft Case DCC-1500
Travel Case DCC-2500
Flash High Power Flash HF-DC2
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40
Battery Charger CB-2LYE
Other Canon AV cable AVC-DC400
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU


Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 103.8 x 61.0 x 26.0 mm
Weight Approx. 188 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
Image Stabilisation ¹ Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350mm (35mm equivalent) are measured at 350mm.
AF Modes ¹ Some settings limit availability.
Continuous Shooting ¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Movie Length ¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Computer/Other ¹ Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit
² NFC functionality requires compatible smart devices

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