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CanonPowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Red)
 
4.6

(based on 29 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (22)
  • Zoom range/performance (21)
  • Compact (19)
  • Easy to use (19)
  • Image stabilization (19)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (5)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (16)
  • Travel (15)
  • Landscape/scenery (11)
  • Video (10)
  • Low light (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (10), Casual photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

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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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

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    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!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • 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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          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"

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • 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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                  5.0

                  Just the camera I was looking for!

                  By 57fairlane

                  from Menifee, California

                  About Me Casual 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

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                  I'm a classic car appraiser and I take a lot of pictures, this camera is just the thing to take crisp, sharp and focus pictures, especially close up detailed ones.Great camera at a fanastic price!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Good Value

                  By Rich

                  from Savannah, GA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Nice Body Color
                  • Pocketable
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Somewhat Opaque Commands

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (White):

                  I've been looking for a P&S for my wife that was pocketable, had good image quality, fairly long zoom range, and ease of use. I think this one will work. I tried superzooms from Sony, Nikon, and Canon and none of them was exactly what she wanted. Although I'm a long time Nikon user, and used to the "Nikon Way" of doing things, I've managed to translate Canonspeak fairly well. There are things that could be more straightforward, but she likes it, so that's that.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  I would buy this product for myself.

                  By Ileaana

                  from New York City

                  About Me Casual 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
                    • Travel

                    Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Red):

                    It is easy to use - literally point and shoot.Good screen - easy to carry around.Decent price - although it was a gift.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Compact power and creativity

                    By Getthepaper

                    from Alameda, CA

                    Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                    The Canon SX600 is just what I was looking for in a compact pocket-sized camera. After researching point and shoot cameras on line including at DPreview.com and visiting several stores to compare similar models, I am pleased with the sturdiness of this camera. I've been shooting wildlife and landscape images for many years and have used many different cameras. The features of this camera include image stabilization, an 18x optical zoom, HD quality movies and time lapse ability. I am pleased with its durability especially the pop up flash compared to a few other current models whose flash is on a flimsy spring. The images are clear and color is very natural. Battery life is very good. One must consider the fragility of the front lens shade and be sure to minimize dirt or touching during operation. This is likely the most fragile part of the camera and is similar to Canon's earlier line of Elph cameras. I have yet to use the WiFi features of the camera but a detailed manual is included.

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                    3.0

                    Good, but...

                    By Bill

                    from Aiken County SC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • Lag / Shutter Delay
                    • No Viewfinder

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos

                    Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                    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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Incredible pocket camera

                    By Doug

                    from Downingtown, PA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • 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

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video

                      Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (White):

                      Love this camera. You can actually see the screen in the sunlight. Takes terrific videos. The zoom lens is super. Yes it's complicated to understand many of the features and the owners manual stinks but I enjoy it anyway.l

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                      • No

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