Canon PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera, HD 1080p, 16MP, 18x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, 3" Screen, Black

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The Canon SX600 pushes the limits of what your thought you could do with a digital compact camera. Pocket-sized, with a powerful optical zoom, the SX600 also boasts a CMOS sensor that captures more detail in every shot. Full HD video is possible too as well as a suite of clever filters and effects that let your creativity shine through. This camera will even talk to Wi-Fi devices like your smartphone for easy sharing, backup and GPS tracking.

Powerful zoom
The 18x optical zoom and 36x ZoomPlus lets you get closer to the action and helps you capture even faraway subjects with more detail. With 25mm ultra-wide angle you can fit more in the frame, perfect for capturing large groups and stunning scenery.

Image stabilisation
The optical Image Stabiliser 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 best mode from eight options to ensure clear, detailed photos and movies.

Auto shooting
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 movie.

Wi-Fi, NFC & GPS
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.

Full HD video
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 solid footage. When you get home use the HDMI-CEC connection for viewing and controlling your movies playback on a compatible HDTV.

Creative filters
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.

Accessories Included
User Manual Kit, Battery Pack NB-6LH, Battery Charger CB-2LYE, Wrist Strap WS-800, editing software
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Approx 290 shots per charge & 300 min. playback
Built In Flash
Camera Type
Digital Compact
Compatible Operating Systems
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
USB, AV Output (NTSC/PAL), HDMI Micro, Wi-Fi, NFC
Continuous Shooting Speed
3.9 shots/sec. High-speed Burst (4.0 MP): Approx. 10.5 shots/sec.
H26 x W62 x D10.4mm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
3" PureColor II G (TFT LCD). Approx. 461,000 dots
Eligible for International Delivery
Face Detection
File Formats
Stills: 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)]
Via mobile
Image Stabilisation
Internal Memory
Lens Aperture
f/3.8 – f/6.9
Lens Size
4.5 – 81.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 25 – 450 mm)
Lens Type
Canon Zoom Lens IS
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Maximum ISO Rating
Megapixels Information 1 Megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels. A pixel is an individual element of a digital image. Megapixels determine the resolution of an image and the more you have the higher the quality of the image.
Memory Card Type
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Night recording Information Ability to record at night or in complete darkness by using built-in infrared illumination
Red-Eye Reduction
Self Timer
Yes (plus smile, wink self-timer, face self-timer)
Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Back-illuminated CMOS
Shooting Modes
Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, SCN, Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), P, Portrait, Smart Shutter, High-speed Burst (4.0 MP), Handheld Night Scene, Low Light (4.0 MP), Various effects
Shutter Speeds
1 – 1/2000 sec. 15 – 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)
Smile Detection
Sweep Panorama
Touch Screen
Tripod Thread
Type of Battery
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6LH (battery and charger supplied)
Video Resolution
1080p HD video
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
Zoom (optical) Information A 7 x zoom will get you closer to your subject than a 5 x zoom


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Canon PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera, HD 1080p, 16MP, 18x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, 3" Screen 4.7 5 11 11
Canon Power Shot SX600 Very good, easy to use, compact but takes brilliant photos. does exactly what it says on the tin! 20 January 2015
No memory card!! Bought this camera for my husband for Christmas. Imagine the disappointment when discovering on Christmas morning, that it does not come with a memory card!! There doesn't appear to be any mention of this fact on the product description! One is now on order. As there is also no memory in the camera, no photos have been taken over the festivities and I therefore am unable to comment on how good it actually is!! JL - please consider adding this important piece of information to the product description. 27 December 2014
Canon Software for this camera does not work on a Mac I've always liked the lenses on Canon cameras and this one didn't disappoint. Images were sharp and the camera took good photos even in low light. However it took about 30 minutes to set up a WI Fi connection to my iMac (iOS 10.9 Mavericks) i.e. it was disappointingly difficult. When I tried to download the images from the Camera, it connected to the Mac, opened the software automatically but then the camera simply switched itself off and disconnected from the WI FI. There was nothing I could do to stop this happening. On contacting Canon support, they simply suggested connecting to a Smartphone instead which is NOT what I'm after, and frankly isn't an acceptable response. Afraid I'll have to return this one to the store despite the fact that I do like it as a camera. It may well work beautifully with WiFi and a PC, but not with a Mac I"m afraid. 10 December 2014
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera Fantastic little camera. Easy to carry and excellent quality photos. Excellent value for money. Guarranteed for 3 years. 18 November 2014
Canon hits the mark. This is an excellent compact camera. Not only is it very small for the amount of facilities but the price is right and with a two year warranty to go with the camera, you would find it hard to get a better deal. Quality of pictures is great and with 18x Zoom you can get really close up. 18 November 2014
excellent very pleased with the product. I am still learning about different techniques. 03 October 2014
Handy Camera A lovely sized camera. Good pictures, easy to use. Useful multi taking of pictures function. Probably lots more but I haven't had it for long. 20 September 2014
Brilliant Camera My son took this camera on his travels to Peru and the quality of photos taken were excellent, especially capturing the atmosphere and light of Machu Picchu at daybreak. Something a lesser camera would not have achieved. A good value product especially with the £20 cashback available. 24 August 2014
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