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CanonPowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (16)
  • Zoom range/performance (16)
  • Image stabilization (14)
  • Compact (12)
  • Easy to use (12)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (12)
  • Travel (12)
  • Landscape/scenery (9)
  • Video (8)
  • Low light (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

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

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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        5.0

        Plenty of Features At a Reasonable Price

        By Amstaff

        from Seymour, Ct

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Black):

          Canon quality and easy to use.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great little Camera -

          By Walli the Skater

          from Scottsdale, Arizona

          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
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Red):

            This is a great little point and shoot. Took it to Europe on vacation
            and even the video is crisp. I love the fish eye feature and used it
            on head shots of my friends and never laughed more in a long time!

            Evening shots are good too.
            I highly recommend it - easy to carry and pretty too!
            Price is good also.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            i love it

            By yon

            from spring valley

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Travel

              Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Black):

              its very similar to the SX260 but the battery is much stronger!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              really good camera

              By maria noel

              from Montevideo, Uruguay

              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
              • Nice Body Color
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                  Excellent and practical camera

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Awesome Camera

                  By Aloha Girl

                  from Honolulu, Hawaii

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel

                    Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (White):

                    I love that its light weight and it has the wifi feature. I mostly bought it for the wifi to connect to my iphone so I can load my pictures to facebook or instagram! I also liked the color of it! I got the white one!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Excited about the new product

                    By sadiys

                    from nyc

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Easy Wi-fi Setup
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Short Lag Time
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • Battery charging
                    • No Viewfinder

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Travel

                    Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (White):

                    This is my third Canon Power shot camera.
                    the Wi-Fi set up was very easy.
                    the pictures were good quality.
                    Hooking the strap was not easy.
                    not being able to charge the battery in the camera is not good.
                    the camera changes the focus from auto to another mode and the pictures are dark in low light.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Camera!

                    By Grandplace

                    from Charleston, SC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • No Viewfinder

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Video

                    Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                    Great camera to take on trips. Photo & video qualities are excellent and Transferring photos & short videos via Wi-Fi to my iPad was very easy. This allowed for everyone on the trip to view the photos at the end of the day. I still have not used many of the camera features and look forward to doing this in the near future.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Size matters

                    By F-Stop Dave

                    from CT

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Nice Body Color
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • Lag / Shutter Delay

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Video

                    Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                    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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Tremendous product

                    By mr bruce

                    from Spokane WA

                    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
                    • Short Lag Time

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                      It is very easy to use, great small size takes great pictures haven't used recording yet very pleased with this camera. I would recommend it to any one, really like the flash button on the side.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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