Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Review

April 21, 2015 | Jack Baker |

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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.
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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?
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