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Canon PowerShot S60

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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot S60

PC Magazine
3 July 2006
  • Excerpt: Canon U.S.A. Inc., www.powershot.com $500 street 5.0 megapixels; 3.6X optical zoom; 3.8 second boot time; 2.4 second recycle time; 1,300 line average resolution; 2.5% transition pixels Sharp images and lots of features. Lamp-assisted autofocus. True wide-angle lens (28 mm). RAW capture support. Complicated menu structure. Merely okay flash performance. LCD could be brighter.
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DP Review
18 April 2006
  • Conclusion: 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 ergonomic mistake of the combined zoom / multi-controller implementation and have now separated the two on the S60.
  • Pros: 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 processing algorithms (saturation, tone, sharpness), Clean images at ISO 50, higher noise from there upwards, Solid build quality, nice metallic finish, Improved ergonimics, separate zoom and 4-way controller, Shooting p...
  • Cons: 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 monitor, Poor automatic white balance in incandescent light, Slow image browsing in play mode, Average macro performance (improved over S50 but still average), Nine-point AiAF not available in P, Tv, Av or M exposure modes
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Canon Powershot S60

Photonhead
31 May 2004
  • Summary: The S60 is basically a prosumer camera in a compact body. It supports all the latest digital camera features (shooting video, etc) in addition to having a very nice wide lens. The wide angle lens will probably make more impact to your photography than all the other features combined. The Powershot S60 is a very nice camera, but not the cheapest.
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Dc Resource
9 May 2004
  • Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot S60 ($499) is the replacement to last year's popular PowerShot S50 model. Just by looking at the model number, you'd think that Canon just stuffed a 6 Megapixel sensor into the same old camera, as some other manufacturers have done. That's not the case here -- the S60 is a 5 Megapixel camera, just like its predecessor.
  • Pros: 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 settings to spot on mode dial, RAW image format supported (unlike most of the competition)
  • Cons: 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 highest resolution
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Canon PowerShot S60 5 Megapixels And Abundant Controls

Shutterbug
1 December 2001
  • Excerpt: Canon PowerShot S60 Quick Look · 5.0 Megapixels · $499 (Street price) · Canon 3.6x zoom lens Further Information Canon PowerShot S60 http://www.usa.canon.com 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

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Good Gear Guide.au
3 April 2006
Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
7.5
Performance 5
5.0
Picture quality 5
5.0

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Digital Camera Magazine
23 August 2005
  • Summary: The PowerShot S60 is undoubtedly a powerful camera at a good price, with a particularly good lens. However, it suffers from modest but annoying colour fringing and a nasty plastic construction. With simultaneous RAW and JPEG saving, it’s aiming high, but overall this is a camera that’s hard to love.
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Canon PowerShot S60

PhotoReview
1 October 2004
  • Summary: On test, the S60 delivered sharp images with natural-looking colours and moderate contrast and saturation levels. Exposures were positioned to provide an excellent balance between highlights and shadows. Long exposures taken after dark were noise-free at ISO 50 and 100 but noise affected at ISO 400. . .
  • Pros: Wide angle of view (28mm), Accurate metering, RAW capture supported, Above-average image quality
  • Cons: Weak flash, Poor auto white balance in incandescent light, 9-point AiAF not supported in P, Tv, Av or M modes. [BG05]
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ZMPHOTO
28 February 2012

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camerareviews.nl
3 December 2010
  • Excerpt: Handige, compacte camera met tal van opties. We hebben de camera nu ongeveer 5 maanden in gebruik en zijn erg tevreden over de foto\'s en het gebruik. Het enige echte nadeel was dat het toestel in Duitsland 100 euro goedkoper was en daar ook gekocht is maar dat er dus geen Nederlandse handleiding bij zat. De menu\'s op het toestel waren wel in te stellen in Nederlands.
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