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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.

Canon PowerShot S60 Specifications


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  • buttwhacker - Saturday, September 18, 2004 - link

    I sell cameras so I get a hands on feeling of all cameras, even though I dont do such detailed tests to determine which camera is better than the other it is generally seen that consumers like the look and feel of Canon cameras, I print 8"X10" to see which camera shoots good pictures, so far Canon brand cameras have truly impressed me, even though I personally have a Nikon Reply
  • EddNog - Monday, August 23, 2004 - link

    Just curious...Quiksel, what makes you despise Canon cameras so? Reply
  • Staples - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    Nice review. I have the S30 and it is still kicking just fine. I have yet to find a reason to really upgrade. I think once SLR cameras come within my price range, I will jump for one of them. Reply
  • JustAnAverageGuy - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    Ah. I'll check back later tonight then :) Reply
  • KristopherKubicki - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    The servers are having some troubles today. They have been up and down.

  • JustAnAverageGuy - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    Is it just me or is the server down?

    All I'm seeing are red Xs :(
  • stephencaston - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    #1 thanks for pointing that out. I will change it ASAP.

    #4, Yes it was a really cool wedding too!
  • ronnaZ - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    hey is that anand n that CERTAIN wedding pic ??????? Reply
  • jliechty - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    Was just going to say something about the last line in the review, but the first poster beat me to it.

    Yeah, and thanks for the "easter egg"... Nice picture. :)
  • Quiksel - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    while i pretty much despise all Canon cameras, it was nice to see a "test shot" of Anand and Vinney at his wedding!

    Great easter egg!


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