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Canon PowerShot S60

alaTest has collected and analyzed 282 reviews of Canon PowerShot S60. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the lens and image quality. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the memory and energy efficiency. There are mixed comments on the focus and flash.

usability, performance, portability, image quality, lens

shutter, energy, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot S60 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot S60

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Canon PowerShot S60 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the image quality and performance. The lens and battery are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, battery, lens, performance, image quality

reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Powershot S60 Digital Camera [5MP 3.6x WideOptical]Canon Powershot S60 Digital Camera [5MP 3.6x WideOptical]

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot S60

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 user reviews of Canon PowerShot S60 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the lens and performance. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the shutter.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, lens

shutter

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Powershot S60 5MP Digital Camera with 3.6x Optical ZoomCanon Powershot S60 5MP Digital Camera with 3.6x Optical Zoom

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (pcworld.com)

Canon USA Powershot S60 Digital Camera Camera

 

If your number one priority for a digital camera is that it doesn't pull your shirt pocket down to belly button level, you'll want to skip the Canon PowerShot S60. Though it has the typical oblong shape of a point-and-shoot and weighs less than its...

Though the updates found in the S60 make it a significantly better camera than the S50, they don't constitute a dramatic improvement. That may come with Canon's 7-megapixel version, the PowerShot S70, which is due in late August

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (pcworld.com)

Canon Powershot S60 Digital Camera

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot S60

 

Canon are keen to point out that the S60 has a lens which utilizes 'UA lens technology'. This has lens elements which have 'ultra high refraction index glass' which allows the entire lens system to be thinner (yet maintaining the same image quality).

Good resolution (one of the best five megapixel) ; Good metering, nice tonal balance (more shadow detail), vivid color ; Mature image processing, few artifacts, low moire, good detail ; Wide angle zoom (28 - 100 mm equiv.) ; Control over camera's...

Some purple fringing visible at wide angle or maximum apertures ; Lens slow at telephoto (F5.3) ; Auto focus speed and shutter release lag no better than S50 ; Some under-exposure with flash, although can be compensated ; No anti-reflective coating on...

What we have here ladies and gentlemen is a compact G5, it may be missing the flip-out and twist LCD monitor but it does have a 3.6x wide angle zoom lens (albiet slower than the G5's impressive F2.0 - F3.0). I'm also glad to see that Canon realized the...

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot S60 Review

 

On May 19th of this year Canon announced the PowerShot S60, the replacement to the fifteen month old PowerShot S50. Despite the '60' in its name the S60 has the same five megapixel CCD as the S50, this will no doubt be the cause of some confusion for...

Good resolution (one of the best five megapixel) Good metering, nice tonal balance (more shadow detail), vivid color Mature image processing, few artifacts, low moire, good detail Wide angle zoom (28 - 100 mm equiv.) Control over camera's internal...

Some purple fringing visible at wide angle or maximum apertures Lens slow at telephoto (F5.3) Auto focus speed and shutter release lag no better than S50 Some under-exposure with flash, although can be compensated No anti-reflective coating on LCD...

What we have here ladies and gentlemen is a compact G5, it may be missing the flip-out and twist LCD monitor but it does have a 3.6x wide angle zoom lens (albiet slower than the G5's impressive F2.0 - F3.0). I'm also glad to see that Canon realized the...

Aug, 2004

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Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot S60 review by PC Magazine

 

The 5MP Canon PowerShot S60 is a feature-laden, lighter, and faster replacement for the Canon PowerShot S50. It takes crystal-clear pictures and ...

Jul, 2004

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot S60

 

Armed with a faster start up time, the S60 sports a variety of enhanced features that make it stand out from the crowd. Notably, the macro function allows photographers to shoot a subject from as close as 1.6 inch. The optional Tele-converter extends...

Advanced features include a full range of exposure modes; Program AE with Shift, Shutter speed-priority, Aperture-priority, Full Manual, AE Bracketing and a host of pre-programmed "Image Zone" modes. A 9-Point AiAF autofocus system with manual focus...

May, 2004

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Canon PowerShot S60 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

The Canon PowerShot S60 is a significant update of last year's best-selling S50 model. At the top of the "mid-sized compact" PowerShot line, the sleek Canon S60 takes last year's design and adds a wide-angle zoom lens (reaching down to 28mm equivalent...

To see how S60's images compare to other cameras you may be considering

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : George Schaub (shutterbug.com)

Canon PowerShot S60 5 Megapixels And Abundant Controls

 

Whether you prefer to shoot on automatic or set your own picture effects using aperture and shutter speed, consider the compact Canon PowerShot S60 a very good traveling companion. With 5 megapixels and a Canon 3.6x zoom lens (15x using digital zoom),...

The "native" ISO of the S60 is ISO 50, which might seem slow but actually delivers the best quality image files. You can go up as high as ISO 400 if you don't want to use flash indoors, but keeping it at the native rated speed will reap the best...

Dec, 2004

Expert review by : Dc Resource (dcresource.com)

Expert Review

 

The CanonPowerShot S60 ($499) is the replacement tolast year's popular PowerShot S50 model. Just bylooking at the model number, you'd think that Canonjust stuffed a 6 Megapixel sensor into the sameold camera, as some other manufacturers have...

Very good photo quality (though see issues below), Lens starts at 28 mm, Full manual controls, Robust performance, AF-assist lamp, Supports telephoto conversion lens and underwater case, Good battery life for a camera of this size, Can save favorite...

Some softness in corners of photos, Redeye, Cheap plastic door over memory card / battery compartment, Not much telephoto power (but a conversion lens is available), No live histogram in record mode, Movie mode limited to 30 secs, 10 frames/sec at...

May, 2004

Expert review by (digicamera.com)

Digital Camera

 

For over a year now Ive been lugging around my Canon 10D digital camera with a heavy telephoto lens and second battery attached. I often felt like Quasimodo by days end. Id forgotten the joys of having a nice point and shoot camera that fits...

All in all, Canon has another winner on their hands. If you need a feature-packed digital camera that is capable of excellent image quality, fits in your shirt pocket and is a joy to use, look no further than the Canon Powershot S60

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:1 x camera battery - rechargeable - Lithium Ion - 720 mAh
Power Requirements:Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB- 2LH/NB-2L

Camera

Camera multi playback:Approx 210 min. *3

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:1.8

Flash

Flash modes:Red-eye reduction

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4.1
Focal length range (f-f):0.228 - 0.815 / 1.1 - 3.94
Optical Zoom:3 / 4

Memory

Compatible memory cards:CF
Internal memory:32

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90 / 10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 90 / 10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35 / 0 - 40

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.1 - 3.94
Additional accessories:Built-in Flash
Camera shutter speed:15 – 1/2000
Compatible operating systems:OS: Microsoft Windows 98 (including Second Edition)/Me/2000/XP; Computer Model: The above OS should be pre-installed on computer with built-in USB ports; CPU: Pentium 150MHz or higher processor (Windows 98/ Me/2000), Pentium 300MHz or higher processor (Windows XP); Interface: USB (Windows 98/Me/2000/ XP pre-install model only)\n / Windows 98 (including SE) / 2000 / Me / XP\nOS 9.0 – 9.2, OS X v10.1 - v10.3
Data compression:JPEG, RAW, DPOF
Digital SLR: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):4.49 x 1.53 x 2.22 / 4.49 x 2.22 x 1.53 / 4.49 x 2.24 x 1.54
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.1 - 3.94
Interface:USB
Lens system:9-point AiAF (Automatic Focus Point Selection)/1-point AF (Fixed to center) / Canon UA glass-moulded aspherical lens / glass-moulded
Light exposure rating:Normal: 55
Light exposure type:Evaluation/Center-weighted average/Spot* (*Metering frame selectable from center fixed/ AF point-linked)
Power Source:Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (NB-2LH or NB-2L); Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700; Car Battery Charger CBC-NB2

Picture Quality

Image Sensor Size:1/1.8
Maximum image resolution:2592 x 1944
Megapixel:5
Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:NTSC/ PAL - Video Out\n / USB (Mini-B, PTP)\nA/V output (PAL/NTSC)\nPictBridge / USB 1.1 / video out

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Video

Video compression format:AVI
Video formats supported:AVI

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:8.11