Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Canon PowerShot S60 Review

On May 19th of this year Canon announced the PowerShot S60, the replacement to the fifteen month old PowerShot S50. Despite the '60' in its name the S60 has the same five megapixel CCD as the S50, this will no doubt be the cause of some confusion for buyers who will assume that it is a six megapixel compact. There are a wide range of differences and improvements with the S60 compared to the older 'S' cameras, here's a summary of changes since the S50:

  • New body design, smaller and lighter (with a much improved sliding cover mechanism)
  • New wide angle lens: 28 - 100 mm equiv. (3.6x), F2.8 - F5.3
  • New image size option: 2048 x 1536
  • New movie clip size: 640 x 480, 10 fps, up to 30 sec
  • Max shutter speed up to 1/2000 sec from 1/1500 sec
  • PictBridge support
  • Higher capacity NB-L2H battery

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