Powerful Zoom to Go
The PowerShot SX600 HS camera takes you up on the stage, down on the field or anywhere a great shot is happening! That's because tucked into its super-slim 1.02-inch profile is an astonishing feat of engineering: a high-powered 18x Optical Zoom. With a zoom this big in a camera this small, you'll be ready to capture all the moments that matter, whenever and wherever they happen. And built-in Wi-Fi lets you share the fun with friends and family right away - transfer images and video directly to select social networking sites, mobile devices* and your computer. You can even use the camera for remote capture with your smartphone or tablet**, and simply touch to a compatible Android device*** using built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) for easy wireless connectivity. You'll also capture stunningly realistic 1080p Full HD video, and use Hybrid Auto to automatically create an exciting highlight reel of an entire day's fun from quick video clips taken before each still. Ideal for the busy photographer looking to travel light, the PowerShot SX600 HS is the camera to slip into your pocket.
18x Optical Zoom
The powerful 18x Optical Zoom range (35mm equivalent: 25-450mm) is ideal for capturing memories of kids' achievements on the sporting field, recitals, plays and concerts. From landscapes and wildlife to city scenes and more, this camera has you. Zooming action is quick and precise, and genuine Canon optics help ensure brilliant clarity. Chromatic aberration is compensated across the entire range, and the lens's high optical resolving power works with the camera's high-resolution sensor and advanced image stabilization systems to produce clear, sharp, beautifully detailed images at any zoom length.
Built-in Wi-Fi makes sharing quick and easy
The PowerShot SX600 HS camera is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi technology so you can easily share your creative photos and video with friends and family. The camera can connect directly to both iOS and Android devices*, and upload images via the free Canon CameraWindow app** without a computer. Easily post your images to social networking and media sites - Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and now Google Drive - through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY **** or save them to the online photo album to share any time, anywhere. You can share your images with everyone or to selected groups, and even add comments. The built-in Wi-Fi technology allows you to transfer images to other Wi-Fi equipped PowerShot cameras or print your photos directly to a PictBridge (Wireless LAN) certified printer. You can also use your smartphone or tablet* to remotely control the camera with Remote Shooting**. Your device will show a live image of the camera's capture - perfect for a commemorative group photo, wildlife shots and all kinds of situations.
Built-in NFC (Near Field Communication)
The PowerShot SX600 HS camera supports NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, eliminating the need to find and open the Canon CameraWindow app* on your mobile device. Simply touch the NFC icon on your camera to your compatible Android device**, and the CameraWindow app will launch automatically for quick, easy sharing of your images. Built-in NFC technology also makes it simpler to install the app. If the app hasn't been installed yet, once you touch the devices together for the first time, the download screen will display automatically.
Creative Shot mode
The PowerShot SX600 HS also turns out impressive artistic photos with Creative Shot mode. Creative Shot mode takes advantage of advanced Canon technologies to analyze the individual scene, subject and exposure to apply any of 46 filter options. In addition to the original shot, the camera automatically produces and saves five additional variations of the composition. Filter choices are grouped into Retro, Monochrome, Special and Natural categories or simply select Auto to access the full range of effects.
Canon HS SYSTEM
Packed in the slim body of the PowerShot SX600 HS camera is the power to create images full of spectacular depth, detail and emotional resonance with the renowned Canon HS SYSTEM - a combination of the camera's 16.0 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4+ Image Processor. With the Canon HS SYSTEM, you'll experience excellent tracking performance even in low light, and achieve gorgeous still image quality at ISO speeds up to ISO 3200; beautiful low-light shots are possible with minimal noise and maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas.
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 18x Optical, 4x Digital and 72x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
Image Capture Device
16.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS
Approx. 16.8 Megapixels
Approx. 16.0 Megapixels
4.5 (W) - 81.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 25-450mm)
Normal/Auto: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) - infinity (T)
Macro: 2.0 in. - 1.6 ft. (5-50cm) (W)
Infinity: 9.8 ft. (3m) - infinity (W, T)
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle
Approx. 461,000 dots
Aperture and Shutter
f/3.8 (W), f/6.9 (T)
15-1/2000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Auto, ISO 100-3200
Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Exposure Control Method
Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock
Still Images: +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Videos: +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)
White Balance Control
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
* Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.
1.6 ft. - 11 ft. (W), 3.3 - 6.6 ft. (T) (50cm - 3.5m (W), (1.0m - 2.0m (T))
Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance
10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Auto, Hybrid Auto, P, Creative Shot1, Portrait, Smart Shutter2, High-Speed Burst, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter
*1 Auto, Retro, Monochrome, Special and Natural effects
*2 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
Shooting movies is possible with the movie button
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color *
*Adjustment of contrast sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available
Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom*
*Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
Normal: Approx. 3.9 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Normal: Approx. 10.5 shots/sec. (in High-Speed Burst mode)
Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically
Differs depending on the zoom position.
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Image Recording Format
Superfine / Fine
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)
Video: MP4 (Image: H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Monaural))
Number of Recording Pixels
1) 16:9 - Large: 4608 x 2592; Medium 1: 3264 x 1832; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360
2) 3:2 - Large: 4608 x 3072; Medium 1: 3264 x 2176; Medium 2: 2048 x 1368; Small: 640 x 424
3) 4:3 - Large: 4608 x 3456; Medium 1: 3264 x 2448; Medium 2: 2048 x 1536; Small: 640 x 480
4) 1:1 - Large: 3456 x 3456; Medium 1: 2448 x 2448; Medium 2: 1536 x 1536; Small: 480 x 480
Full HD 1920 x 1280: 30 fps (29.97)
HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
Miniature Effect 640 x 480: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps (29.97)
Playback Modes File
Stills & Videos:
Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Image Advance (Transition Effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Slideshow (Repeat, Interval, Effect)
Single, Index (6-100 thumbnails), Magnification (2-10x), Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Resize, My Colors, Histogram, Overexposure Warning
Normal Playback*1, Skip Backward*2, Previous Frame*3, Next Frame*3, Skip Forward*2
Displays playback position and shooting time
*1 Audio settings available in 5 levels *2 Approximately 4 seconds *3 Slow motion available
Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images
The image data in the memory card stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).
Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie can be deleted.
NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video); HDMI connector (D-type)
Monaural (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
Battery Pack NB-6L/NB-6LH, AC Adapter Kit ACK-40
Approx. 290 shots
Approx. 430 shots in ECO Mode
Approx. 5 hours
32-104 degrees Farenheit / 0-40 degrees Celcius
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.09 x 2.40 x 1.02 in. / 103.8 x 61.0 x 26.0mm
6.63 oz. / 188g (CIPA standard)
5.78 oz. / 164g (Body only)
Note: 30 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, Hindi, Malaysian, Indonesian, Vietnamese).
All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.
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* Compatible with iOS versions 6.0/6.1/7.0, Android smartphone versions 2.3.3/4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3 and Android tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3. Data charges may apply.
** With the download of the free Canon CameraWindow app. This software enables you to upload images to social network services. Before uploading images, please be aware that image files may contain privacy-related information such as people and places. If necessary, please delete such information. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this software.
*** Compatible with Android devices version 4.0 or later.
**** One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album.