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CanonPowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera (Red)
 
4.6

(based on 33 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (25)
  • Zoom range/performance (24)
  • Compact (22)
  • Easy to use (22)
  • Image stabilization (20)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (6)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (17)
  • Travel (17)
  • Landscape/scenery (13)
  • Video (11)
  • Low light (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (11), Semi-pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

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

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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      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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        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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              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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                      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!

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                      • 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.

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                      • No

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