Canon PowerShot S60: Follow-up to the S50by Stephen Caston on August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST
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The PowerShot S60 is Canon's follow-up to the S50. Both cameras share the same 5 megapixel sensor, however, there are several upgrades to the new model as well. The PowerShot S60 has a slightly wider zoom of 28 - 100mm (35mm equivalent) compared to the S50's 35 - 105mm. The S60 has an improved macro mode capable of focusing as close as 1.6" compared to 3.9" on the S50. Also, the maximum video resolution has gone up from 320x240 to 640x480. Compared to the S50, the body of the S60 is a little bit longer and thinner. Another major change to the design involves the directional controller on the back. On the S50 many people complained about the awkward one-button arrow pad. This issue has been resolved on the S60 which features a 4-way arrow pad with independent "Set" button in the middle.
We are going to take a close look at the S60 to see how it performs in our regular suite of tests.