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CanonPowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Red)
 
4.6

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (27)
  • Zoom range/performance (26)
  • Compact (24)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Image stabilization (20)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (7)

Best Uses

  • Travel (19)
  • Family photos (18)
  • Landscape/scenery (14)
  • Video (12)
  • Low light (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (12), Photo enthusiast (12), Semi-pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Size matters

My new Canon Powershot SX600 is the latest of a dozen or so Canon products I've purchased from B&H over the years. Thus far it's proven to be the best compact camera...Read complete review

My new Canon Powershot SX600 is the latest of a dozen or so Canon products I've purchased from B&H over the years. Thus far it's proven to be the best compact camera I've had - crystal clear photos, user friendly design, and pretty fast action. I am especially pleased with the cameras blending of optimal sizes. The body itself is quite compact - easily fits in a pocket - but not so small so that it's hard for larger hands to navigate. Additionally, it has some heft to it, unlike some cameras that are both small and too lightweight to feel..."real". The LCD screen is bright and expansive as well.Navigating through the various settings via the screen is a bit more confusing than having the multiple stop wheel method on my previous version.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good, but...

The camera is fine. It takes good pictures. It's pretty much fully automatic; it does not offer even the minimal control of the previous generation of point and shoots. Still, the automated...Read complete review

The camera is fine. It takes good pictures. It's pretty much fully automatic; it does not offer even the minimal control of the previous generation of point and shoots. Still, the automated choices are usually accurate. Smart focal point selection. The WIFI software is a train wreck. Software documentation is poor. I believe that B&H recommends purchasing the USB cable, and I agree with them. Use a cable and forget the WIFI is my advice.

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4.0

Meets need for a pocket PnS

By Bob D

from Anytown, PA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality
  • Great Zoom
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • No Viewfinder

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel
  • Video

Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Red):

We needed a new, pocket camera for a lot of planned hiking to replace a 10-yrold 4mp Olympus. Also wanted high resolution and high zoom capability. Test pictures around home and town look promising. Built in filtering features alow us to take photos similar to the Rebel Ti where we use a polarizer filter. Combined video allows us to use one camera.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Great for traveling

By Nancy

from Florence, MA

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Travel
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Red):

    I wanted a camera that was light, wifi capable and takes good pictures and this camera meets all my expectations. It takes beautiful photos, great zoom. I took a wonderful photo of a bluebird sitting on my clothesline. I even like the red color!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Nice camera

    By MD Dan

    from Maryland

    Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Black):

    Takes good close ups and zoom shots. So much better than a phone camera. Easily downloads to I-device over wifi using app. Menus could be a little more straightforward.

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    5.0

    I have red and white

    By travelarry

    from Tennessee

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Red):

      First I bought the white one for high visibility on hiking trails (if dropped), light weight, and long battery life compared to the SX700. Wanted another white one for a gift but got red because white was out of stock. Very easy to carry. Fits in a shirt pocket. Long zoom good for wildlife shots. Some features seem gimmicky, but photo quality is excellent.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Good camera

      By scooper47

      from New England

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Great Zoom
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • No Usb Cord
      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • All

      Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Black):

      I'm still getting used to it, so this will not be a complete review. I wanted to mention a pro and two cons that have not been emphasized in other reviews.

      When shooting my first pictures outdoors in the bright sun, I had no trouble seeing the LCD screen. Then , I tried to take a vertical shot, and the screen turned black. I thought about it for several hours, tried again, and realized it was my polarized sunglasses. I had to take them off to see what I was shooting. I have never heard of this.

      The other con (so far) is minor: the index to the owner's manual (available only online) is terrible. You have to scroll up and down in many cases to find what you need.

      Pro: just one of many: the camera refocuses while you are shooting a video. My Lumix didn't do that.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Camera

      By Angela Westchester

      from Pelham Manor, NY

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Great Zoom
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Black):

        Needless to say, we are very happy with the camera. It is light weight and easy to use and take clear, crisp pictures. Wonderful buy for the money.

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        • No

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Canon

        By Eti

        from Brooklyn ny

        Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Red):

        I love this camera veery sharp pic

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        5.0

        Great camera

        By Alex

        from Nyc

        Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Red):

        Love it, simple yet great picture quality and easy to use

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        4.0

        Very reliable and handy

        By Allan

        from Miami Florida

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light

          Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Black):

          I use everyday to capture and upload photos at my workplace great for projects

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The best camera at the best price

          By amanofcolours

          from NYC

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Black):

              I have been a Canon consumer for years, but strayed to Panasonic, and can only say that it is so good to be back with Canon! Much has changed - this is the lightest, powerful camera I have ever owned. I use it for my personal and professional use, and this fits the bill on both counts!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great Camera

              By Moose

              from Richardson TX

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Short Lag Time
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Sports/Action

                Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                Just wanted something small that I could take on my bicycle and get good quality pictures.

                Haven't found anything wrong with it yet.

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                • No

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                (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Buttons hard to work.

                By Calibrator

                from Ft. Lauderdale

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Image Quality
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                • No Viewfinder

                Best Uses

                  Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                  The up/down/left/right buttons small. hard to push the right buttons. Shutter release to easy to push, can't hit the first detent to focus without going to shutter release. Can't rotate screen to take "selfie"

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  No DSLR, but decent camera

                  By Chip

                  from Jefferson CIty MO

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Short Lag Time
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • No Viewfinder

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Video

                  Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Red):

                  I normally shoot with a Canon 7D, but on occasion it' a little large, especially on vacation. While this camera won't do fast action like hockey, it makes a good vacation camera with good quality and features. My daughter likes the size when she's running around with friends.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  SUPER NEAT Secondary Camera

                  By Maddog

                  from Midland, GA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Lack Of User Manual

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos

                  Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                  I bought this little camera a secondary camera for those occasions when taking my bulky DSLR is inconvenient - I even joined the other team in purchasing a CANON having purchased and used NIKON since 1970. No regrets with the quality of the photos. However the NIKON will still be my primary camera.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Latest and Greatest

                  By TK

                  from Detroit Michigan

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Nice Body Color
                  • Short Lag Time
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Video

                    Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Red):

                    Canon's latest and greatest in this price range. I use this camera for snapshots and backups when I'm not carrying my Rebel T5i. So much better than a phone camera. It lives up to expectations. If you want better you get better, if you want cheaper, get cheaper. I see no fault for what it is.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Very Nice Camera

                    By Geoff

                    from Templeton, Ca.

                    Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                    The Canon PowerShot SX600 is a very nice little camera and we are already enjoying a number of pictures taken with it. The Service at B&H was very professional.

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                    5.0

                    best camera with wi-fi

                    By lisa

                    from elmhurst, ny

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Travel

                      Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (White):

                      compact,optical zoom, wi-fi

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      LOVE LOVE LOVE!

                      By Mons

                      from Fullerton, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Large Clear LCD

                      Cons

                      • Short Battery Life

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Video

                      Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                      I mostly use this for vlogging and videos and the every once in a while picture. But the quality is AMAZING. I love how straight forward using this camera is. And the HD video quality is awesome. The pictures come out pretty nice as well, but I can't get over how great the video quality is! Totally recommend.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera

                      By Leo

                      from Dallas, TX

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                      This Canon Camera is absolutely wonderful! Great picture quality!!Reliable zoom & easy to use.

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                      5.0

                      Great camera!

                      By Dennis the Investigator

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Nice Body Color
                      • Short Lag Time
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                        Great camera for the price!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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