For most people, photography is an activity to be enjoyed, not a craft to be honed. That is to say, taking pictures is a part of their lives, but their lives aren't devoted to photography. This is where the idea of an all-in-one super-zoom comes into play; something that can do many things but which doesn't make too many demands on its owner. The Canon SX series fits this mold, and the SX60 HS is an evolutionary upgrade to this line. At a time when the market is pushing ever upwards in terms of price (... here's looking at you Sony RX10 and Panasonic FZ1000...) the SX60 HS remains within the same price point of its predecessors. The headline specs are:
- 16,1mp sensor
- Digic 6 processor
- 65x lens (21mm-1365mm effective)
- 922,000 dot EVF
- WiFi and NFC enabled
This is very much a case of "evolution" rather than "revolution". Yes, the megapixel count is higher and the zoom is longer than on the SX50, but those don't matter as much as they would suggest on a camera of this type, and it's mostly a case of a myriad of little changes adding up to an improved user experience.