Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Review

April 21, 2015 | Jack Baker | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star


Last year’s PowerShot SX600 HS offered a good balance of performance and features at a reasonable price, so it’s perhaps unsurprising that Canon hasn’t altered this recipe much for the new SX610 HS. It features the same 18x optically stabilised lens giving a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 25-450mm.

The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS does boast a new 20.2-megapixel, back-illuminated CMOS sensor, but it’s paired with the aging DIGIC 4+ processor. Consequently the extra demand of processing more pixels has caused a drop in continuous shooting speed to just 2.5fps, down from the SX600 HS’s 3.9fps. Fortunately there’s Full HD video recording for when this isn’t fast enough.

Canon has also made some subtle changes to the case design to improve ergonomics, and the new model receives a high-resolution 922,000-dot monitor. You also get Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC pairing for easy image sharing and remote camera control, plus there’s some clever creative extras. Hybrid Auto mode records stills together with short accompanying video clips to better document your day, whilst Creative Shot mode will automatically capture several shots and apply a different filter effect to each.

The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS retails for $249.99 / £179.99.

Ease of Use

The outgoing PowerShot SX600 HS certainly wasn’t a tricky camera to operate, but Canon has made its replacement even more user-friendly. The case design has been tweaked with a larger front finger ridge and a more generously-sized rear thumb rest. Small touches, but they noticeably improve ergonomics and help make the new model sit more securely in the hand.

This is partly helped by the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS’s relatively chunky dimensions. At 105.3 x 61.0 x 26.7 mm and 191g ready-to-shoot, it’s almost identical in size and weight to the outgoing SX600 HS. Whilst that makes this comfortably less bulky than Canon’s 30x zoom SX710 HS, it’s worth remembering that Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 manages to be noticeably smaller and 15% lighter than the SX610 HS, yet it packs 20x optical zoom.

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Front of the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

However, the Canon camera does now boast a better screen than both its predecessor the Sony WX350. Gone is the old 461,000-dot monitor, replaced by a 922,000-dot device. Screen size remains the same at 3.0 inches, whilst viewing angles and colour accuracy are still top notch. There’s also enough brightness to cope with most environments, and though you’ll struggle when shooting under very bright sunlight, such conditions will overpower most compact camera monitors. Sadly, the screen still isn’t touch-sensitive.

Build quality remains high, with premium plastics accented with tactile metal details. There’s also a metal tripod mount – a rare luxury at this price point – and you can choose from black, red and white/champagne case colours.

Whilst the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS’s design has been tweaked, its control layout remains the same as the old model. If you’re unfamiliar with recent Canon PowerShot compacts, the most puzzling control will probably be the switch to the right of the thumb rest. At first glance this appears to toggle between single-frame, burst shooting and video modes, but that’s not actually the case. The lower position of the three is where you’ll want to start, as this is the camera’s default ‘Smart Auto’ shooting mode. In this setting the SX610 HS automatically detects the scene you’re focussing on and adjusts shooting settings accordingly.

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Rear of the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

If you’d prefer to take control of things like ISO sensitivity and white balance, you can by pressing the ‘FUNC. SET’ button below and choosing the Program Auto mode from the quick setting menu that pops up. This menu also contains the various scene modes which can be manually selected when photographing tricky subjects like fireworks, night-time or snow scenes. You’ll also find the camera’s six filter effects here.

This limited filter selection may seem a bit stingy when compared to the 10+ styles that some rival cameras contain, but the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS can spice up your shots in other ways. By flicking the mode selector up to the middle position, you can have some fun with Canon’s Creative Shot mode. This feature is included with many Canon compact cameras and instantly captures one standard shot plus an extra five variations of it, each with a different filter effect and crop applied. It’s a useful feature when you want to get creative but don’t fancy wasting time hunting through menus to manually apply different filters. Check out the image quality section of the review for examples.

The top option on the mode switch selects the camera’s Hybrid Auto mode, whereby 2-4 seconds of video is captured before each still image and later combined into a 720p digest movie chronicling your day.

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Top of the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Another nifty feature with the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is Auto Zoom, activated by pressing the directional dial on the rear panel upward. Now when the camera detects a face, it’ll automatically zoom in and out to keep it frame and at a constant size, whether he or she moves to or from the camera. It’s a clever feature that also works when multiple faces are detected, though you’ll need your subject to face the camera directly for best results.

The camera’s Wi-Fi connectivity remains unchanged from the SX600 HS, although Canon has replaced its Canon CameraWindow companion mobile app with a new version called Canon Camera Connect. By pushing the connection button at the bottom of the rear panel, the SX610 HS starts broadcasting a wireless hotspot that’s visible to nearby mobile devices. Simply connect as you would with any other Wi-Fi network, open the Canon app on your smartphone or tablet and you can operate the SX610 HS remotely and download photos from it. If that seems like too much trouble, and you have an NFC-enabled smart device, then you can also tap it against the camera to create a connection. Once connected, a full resolution shot takes around 5 seconds to transfer, and apart from some slight lag when operating the zoom controls, remote shooting is slick and effective.

The Wi-Fi system also enables you to use your smart device to tag the SX610 HS’s images with GPS coordinates. This is less convenient than a proper built-in GPS system as you need to sync the camera to your smartphone and rely on the accompanying app, but at least this method doesn’t drain the camera’s battery like conventional GPS.

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The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS In-hand

That’s a good thing, as despite using the same 1060mAh rechargeable Li-ion power pack as its predecessor, the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS’s battery life is down from 290 to 270 shots-per-charge. This is almost certainly due to the added power demands of having to process larger image files generated by the new camera’s more pixel-packed sensor.

The battery life can be eked out to 400 shots by activating Canon’s Eco mode though, which conserves power 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. 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 between composing and shooting your photo.

When it comes to start snapping, the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS fires up and shoots in 1.8 seconds. That’s a tad slower than some cameras, as the lens isn’t particularly quick to extend. Fortunately the camera’s autofocus system doesn’t waste much time as it focusses pretty much instantly in good light and only requires around half a second to find its mark in dimmer conditions.

Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 20 megapixel SuperFine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 8Mb.

With many rival compact cameras packing 18 and 20-megapixel sensors, it’s not surprising that Canon has replaced the SX600 HS’s 16MP sensor with this 20.2-megapixel chip. Sounds great on paper, but in reality the difference in image quality is marginal.

If you scrutinise very closely indeed, the new camera does resolve slightly more detail than its predecessor, but generally you could enlarge an image taken by the SX600 HS to 20MP dimensions and get similar clarity.

Despite the dubious detail gains from its increased pixel count, the SX610 HS does produce pleasing shots in bright light. Colours are vibrant and detail is reasonably crisp. The camera’s accurate exposure metering means shots look true to life and have a good balance of highlight and shadow detail.

Things aren’t so good in low light though. Grain noise visible in low ISO shots becomes easily noticeable at ISO400, especially across neutral tones, and at ISO800 it’s accompanied by colour speckling and some detail smearing. This progressively worsens through to the topmost ISO3200 sensitivity, where grain and colour speckling are clearly visible, even when viewing at 50% image size. Even so, there’s still enough detail to make these shots usable for web sharing and small 6x4 prints.

Optical performance is fairly good, and though three is some chromatic aberration (purple fringing) visible in high-contrast areas, it’s rarely distracting. Distortion is also minimal, 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 of frame.


The PowerShot SX610 HS has a sensitivity range of ISO80 to ISO3200 available at full resolution.

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 SX610 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 camera’s 18x optical zoom lens gives you a focal range of 25-450mm (in 35mm-camera terms). Canon’s ZoomPlus feature can double this to 36x without considerable detail loss, whilst an additional 2x conventional digital zoom will give a combined maximum 72x reach, albeit at the expense of image quality.



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Chromatic Aberrations

The Canon PowerShot SX610 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

The SX610 HS has two JPEG compression options: Fine, where shots consume 4-6MB of car space, and Superfine, resulting in 7-9MB images.

SuperFine (7.47Mb) (100% Crop)

Fine (4.85Mb) (100% Crop)

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A 5cm minimum wide-angle focussing distance isn’t particularly special, but unlike some compact cameras, the SX610 HS will still focus at relatively close distances when zoomed in.


Macro (100% Crop)

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The SX610 HS uses a pop-up style flash which needs to be manually ejected. However, this does at least mean that you won’t have to worry about the flash firing when you’re not expecting it.

Shooting a white target from a distance of 1.5 metres at ISO100 reveals some noticeable wide-angle vignetting. There’s also a hint of red-eye visible when red-eye reduction is disabled, but enable the system via the main menu and red-eye is successfully avoided.

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.

Flash On

Flash On (100% Crop)
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Red-eye Reduction

Red-eye Reduction (100% Crop)

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Image stabilisation

Canon’s lens-shift image stabilisation system does a good job of compensating for camera shake. This image required a slow 1/5-second shutter speed at ISO100, but the photo is still fairly sharp when IS is enabled. Turn it off and there’s no chance of avoiding considerable blur at the same settings.

Anti-Shake Off (100% Crop) Anti-Shake On (100% Crop)
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Handheld Night Scene

There’s three options for capturing a night time shot. The clearest results come from using the Long Shutter mode, whereby in this instance the camera used a 1-second exposure time and ISO80 to record maximum detail within minimum noise.

Of course, a tripod is essential when using this setting, but alternatively you can switch to Handheld NightScene mode and the SX610 will ramp up the sensor sensitivity to ISO1600 for a faster exposure, albeit at the expense of image noise. Leaving the camera in regular Smart Auto mode yields very similar results.

Night Auto

Night Auto (100% Crop)

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Night Handheld

Night Handheld (100% Crop)

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Night Long Shutter

Night Long Shutter (100% Crop)

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Special Effects

Six filter effects are selectable from the camera’s ‘FUNC.SET’ menu. These are: Fish-eye, Miniature, Toy Camera, Monochrome, Super Vivid, and Poster Effect. All are previewed live and recorded at full resolution.



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Super Vivid

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Poster Effect

Toy Camera

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Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images from the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS camera, which were all taken using the 20 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 21 second movie is 79.3Mb in size.

Product Images

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Front of the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

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Front of the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS / Flash Raised

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Side of the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

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Side of the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

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Rear of the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

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Rear of the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS / Image Displayed

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Rear of the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS / Main Menu

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Top of the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

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Bottom of the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS


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Side of the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

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Side of the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
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Front of the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
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Front of the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
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Memory Card Slot / Battery Compartment


The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a well-designed camera that’s easy to use thanks to its chunky, ergonomic build, logical controls and an intuitive menu design. You can also be sure it’ll snap accurately focussed and well exposed shots.

Performance and image quality are also good, though not outstanding. The switch to a 20.2-megaixel sensor sounds great on paper, but in reality the camera can only resolve marginally more detail than the 16MP SX600 HS. It’s also a pity that the extra megapixels have had a negative impact on battery life and burst shooting speed, though at least the standard image processing time is still spritely.

But has Canon done enough to keep the SX610 HS competitive? Cameras like the Nikon Coolpix S7000, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ55 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 all offer 20x optical zoom and Wi-Fi connectivity for similar or less money, however the Nikon has an appalling battery life, whilst both the Sony and Panasonic can’t match the quality of the SX610 HS’s upgraded monitor.

The SX610 HS may only be a subtle upgrade from its predecessor and it doesn’t make a particularly compelling case for itself over its rivals, however nor does it do anything particularly wrong. If you’re after a well-equipped, easy to use compact camera that produces pleasing image quality; the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is an accomplished all-rounder.

4 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4.5
Features 4
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 SX610 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 S9900

The Coolpix S9900 is Nikon's new flagship travel-zoom compact camera for 2015. Featuring a 30x zoom lens with a focal range of 25-750mm, the Coolpix S9900 has a 16 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, high-resolution 3-inch vari-angle screen, 7.5fps burst shooting and boasts GPS tracking and both wi-fi and NFC connectivity. Read our in-depth Nikon Coolpix S9900 review now...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 (also known as the ZS45) is a new travel-zoom compact camera with a 16-megapixel sensor, 180-degree tiltable monitor and a 20x zoom lens. Read our Panasonic DMC-TZ57 review to find out if this is the travel-zoom 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 SX610 HS from around the web. »

The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS ($249.99) is an affordable compact camera with a long 18x zoom lens. It's loaded with features, including Wi-Fi and Canon's fun Creative Shot mode, but its 20-megapixel image sensor does more to detract from image quality than it does to add to it. If you want a long zoom camera in this price range, you're better served with the SX600 HS, which is a year old but still available at retail. Our favorite pocket superzoom is more expensive, but we think that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 is more than worth its asking price, and that makes it our Editors' Choice.
Read the full review » »

After reviewing the PowerShot SX710 HS a couple weeks ago, we're taking on the SX610 HS, the successor to the SX600 HS. It bears a new 20 Mpx image sensor, a new design, a higher-res monitor and an 18x optical zoom. It boasts Wi-Fi and NFC and is tailored for non-pros in search of a simple, effective snapper. Does it have what it takes to outshine its predecessor?
Read the full review »



Type 1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 20.2M¹
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 4-axis 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 Yes
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”) sRGB PureColor II G LCD (TFT). Approx. 922,000 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 (5.0 MP), Handheld Night Scene, Low Light (5.0 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. 2.5 shots/sec.
High-speed Burst (5.0 MP): Approx. 7.2 shots/sec. (all speeds are until memory card becomes full)¹²


Image Size 4:3 - (L) 5184 x 3888, (M1) 3648 x 2736, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 480
16:9 - (L) 5184 x 2912, (M1) 3648 x 2048, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
3:2 - (L) 5184 x 3456, (M1) 3648 x 2432, (M2) 2048 x 1368, (S) 640 x 424
1:1 - (L) 3888 x 3888, (M1) 2736 x 2736, (M2) 1536 x 1536, (S) 480 x 480
Resize in playback (M2)
Compression Superfine, Fine
Movies (Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 30 fps, (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 Movie (HD) 30 fps
Movie Length (Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 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, A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
Computer/Other Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support¹




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


Other CameraWindow DC
Map Utility
Image Transfer Utility


Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6LH (battery and charger supplied)
Battery life Approx. 270 shots
Eco Mode: Approx. 400 shots
Approx. 300 min. playback
A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40


Cases / Straps Soft Case DCC-1570
Travel Case DCC-2500
PowerShot Accessory Organizer
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) 105.3 x 61.0 x 26.7 mm
Weight Approx. 191 g (including battery and memory card)
Effective Pixels ¹ Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
Image Stabilisation ¹ Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35 mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.
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
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.

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