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Capture every detail of the moments that matter
With a powerful 18x zoom in a slim, pocketable design, the PowerShot SX600 HS comes packed with all the features you‘ll need for capturing high quality photos and videos while Wi-Fi lets you easily share them online.
The 18x optical zoom and 36x ZoomPlus lets you get closer to the action and helps you capture even faraway subjects with impressive detail. With 25mm ultra-wide angle you can fit more in the frame, perfect for capturing large groups and stunning scenery.
Because beautiful images are as precious as the moments they capture, HS System is designed to give them the quality they deserve, even in low light. Using an advanced DIGIC 4+ processor and a 16 Megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, HS System produces clear photos with the detail, colours and ambience of the scene, just as you experienced it.
The optical Image Stabilizer is vital for capturing sharp images in low light or when using the full extent of the zoom. Featuring Canon’s Intelligent IS technology, the camera automatically selects the optimal Image Stabilizer mode from 8 options to ensure clear, detailed photos and movies.
Show the world your latest images using Wi-Fi and NFC to connect the camera to your smartphone. Once connected, you can use the smartphone to add GPS locations to your images or to include yourself in the shot with the remote shooting function. Wi-Fi also allows you to connect with printers, PCs and other compatible devices for easy online sharing and backup.
Effortlessly point and shoot for great photos and movies thanks to Smart Auto, which detects the scene and selects perfect settings from 32 variables (21 in movies). Hybrid Auto lets you take photos with Smart Auto and captures a 4 second movie clip before each shot – combining all of them into a fun HD (720p) movie.
Record superb, Full HD (1080p) movies in MP4 format. Intelligent IS makes movies steadier even when you are walking or shooting from inside a moving car for truly spectacular footage. When you get home use the HDMI-CEC connection for viewing and controlling your movies playback on a compatible HDTV.
Originality is effortless with Creative Shot. Simply take a shot and the camera will analyse the scene and automatically generate five creative images plus the original unaltered photo - capturing the same subject in a variety of surprising and artistic ways. Select your filter category to create images using your preferred set of Creative Shot filters.
A large, high quality PureColor II G LCD screen (461k dots) with excellent visibility and durability offers effortless menu navigation, lets you frame and view your shots with ease and makes sharing them a pleasure.
|Type||1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 16.0M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Type||DIGIC 4+ with iSAPS technology|
|Focal Length||4.5 – 81.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 25 – 450 mm)|
|Zoom||Optical 18x |
Digital Approx. 4.0x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.6x or 2.0x).
Combined Approx. 72x¹
|Maximum f/number||f/3.8 – f/6.9|
|Construction||11 elements in 8 groups (1 UD lens, 1 double-sided aspherical UA lens, 1 double-sided aspherical lens)|
|Image Stabilisation||Yes (lens shift-type), Approx. 2.5-stop¹. Intelligent IS plus Enhanced Dynamic IS|
|AF System/ Points||AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)|
|AF Modes||Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF|
|AF Point Selection||Size (Normal, Small)|
|AF Lock||On/Off Selectable|
|AF Assist Beam||Yes|
|Closest Focusing Distance||5 cm (W) from front of lens in macro|
|Metering modes||Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. |
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
|ISO sensitivity||AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200|
|Speed||1 – 1/2000 sec. (factory default) |
15 – 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)
|Settings||Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom.|
|Monitor||7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G (TFT). Approx. 461,000 dots|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro|
|Slow Sync Speed||Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||Face Detection FE, Smart Flash Exposure|
|Flash Exposure Lock||Yes|
|Built-in Flash Range||50 cm – 3.5 m (W) / 1.0 m – 2.0 m (T)|
|External Flash||Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2|
|Modes||Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, SCN (Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), P, Portrait, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst (4.0 MP), Handheld Night Scene, Low Light (4.0 MP), Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter)|
|Modes in Movie||Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), P, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks|
|Photo Effects||My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red)|
|Drive modes||Single, Continuous, Self-Timer|
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 3.9 shots/sec. |
High-speed Burst (4.0 MP): Approx. 10.5 shots/sec. (until memory card becomes full)¹²
|Image Size||4:3 - (L) 4608 x 3456, (M1) 3264 x 2448, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 480 |
16:9 - (L) 4608 x 2592, (M1) 3264 x 1832, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
3:2 - (L) 4608 x 3072, (M1) 3264 x 2176, (M2) 2048 x 1368, (S) 640 x 424
1:1 - (L) 3456 x 3456, (M1) 2448 x 2448, (M2) 1536 x 1536, (S) 480 x 480
Resize in playback (M2, S)
|Movies||(Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 30fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps |
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps
Hybrid Auto (HD) 30 fps
|Movie Length||(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 10 min. 00 sec.¹ |
(L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²
|Still Image Type||JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant|
|Movies||MP4 [Video: MPEG4-AVC (H.264), Audio: MPEG4 AAC-LC (monaural)]|
|Canon Printers||Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge|
|PictBridge||Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)|
|GPS||GPS via mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)|
|Red-Eye Correction||Yes, during shooting and playback|
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor||Yes, with Auto Rotate|
|Playback zoom||Approx. 2x – 10x|
|Self Timer||Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom|
|Menu Languages||English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hebrew|
|Computer||Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)|
|Other||HDMI Micro Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible), A/V output (PAL/NTSC)|
|Computer/Other||Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with NFC support¹²|
|Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|PC & Macintosh||Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3 |
Mac OS X 10.7/ 10.8/ 10.9
For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:
Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 only
Mac OS X 10.7 / 10.8.2 or later / 10.9
|Browsing & Printing||ImageBrowser EX|
|Other||CameraWindow, PhotoStitch, Map Utility|
|Batteries||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6LH (battery and charger supplied)|
|Battery life||Approx. 290 shots |
Eco mode: 430 shots
Approx. 300 min. playback
|A/C Power Supply||Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40|
|Cases / Straps||Soft Case DCC-1500 |
Travel Case DCC-2500
|Flash||High Power Flash HF-DC2|
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers||AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40 |
Battery Charger CB-2LYE
|Other||Canon AV cable AVC-DC400 |
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
|Operating Environment||0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||103.8 x 61.0 x 26.0 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 188 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)|
|Zoom||¹ Depending on the image size selected.|
|Image Stabilisation||¹ Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350mm (35mm equivalent) are measured at 350mm.|
|AF Modes||¹ Some settings limit availability.|
|Continuous Shooting||¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
|Movie Length||¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
|Computer/Other||¹ Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts
² NFC functionality requires compatible smart devices
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Get creative with your lighting and explore new and exciting types of photography. Canon Speedlites deliver accurate flash exposures time after time, and is quick and simple to use.
Boost the range of your camera’s flash with a portable high-power flash unit. Includes a bracket that attaches to the camera. Can also be used remotely for creative lighting options.
Stay connected with the correct interface cable.
Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have composite video connections. Carries picture and stereo sound.
Transfer photos and movies from your camera to a PC or Mac computer via USB. 1.5m (5ft) cable length.
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