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CANON SX600 HS

` 15,995

THE SX600 HS packs in an 18x op­ti­cal zoom in a sleek plas­tic body that can be eas­ily slipped into your jeans pocket. At 188 grams, it isn’t that heavy ei­ther. The red plas­tic looks de­cent. The front is dom­i­nated by the lens while the flash is placed on the top edge that pops out. In ad­di­tion, the top edge houses the shut­ter but­ton re­lease with a zoom ring around it and the power but­ton. There is a large 3-inch dis­play at the back with var­i­ous keys.

This cam­era packs in the com­pany’s pro­pri­etary Digic 4+ im­age pro­ces­sor. The cam­era has a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sen­sor. The zoom has a fo­cal length of 4.5 mm (wide) to 81 mm (tele­photo), and a f/3.8 aper­ture. It has an ISO range of 100 to 3200 and a plenty of modes, in­clud­ing Hy­brid Auto, Cre­ative Shot, Auto, Pro­gram, Por­trait, SmartShut­ter, High-speed Burst, Hand­held NightScene, Low Light, Fish-eye Ef­fect, Minia­ture Ef­fect, Toy, Cam­era Ef­fect, Mono­chrome, Su­per Vivid, Poster Ef­fect, Snow, Fire­works and Long Shut­ter.

The cam­era man­ages to cap­ture good de­tails when used dur­ing day­light. The colours ap­pear nat­u­ral. One has to en­sure that the cam­era is held steady, other­wise it re­sults in blurry im­ages. At night, it does a de­cent job but isn’t the best. The cam­era cap­tures im­ages at 1080p res­o­lu­tion.

BAG IT OR JUNK IT: Can be con­sid­ered

at this price

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