Canon PowerShot SD600 comparison

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Canon PowerShot SD600

Canon PowerShot SD600
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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Red)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Red)
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Sony Cyber-shot HX50V (Black)

Sony Cyber-shot HX50V (Black)
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Price $399 at 1 store $229 to $229 at 10 stores $318 to $449 at 6 stores $347 at 3 stores
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    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
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Release date March 07, 2006 January 03, 2014 March 27, 2013 April 22, 2013 July 18, 2012
The Bottom Line Despite its no-frills feature set, the Canon PowerShot SD600 delivers quality photos and strong performance in a small package. Wi-Fi connectivity and a new processor help make Canon's PowerShot SX280 HS one of the top compact megazooms available. But you'd better load up on batteries. Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V is an excellent compact megazoom suitable for snapshooters and enthusiasts, though the latter might be turned off by some aspects of the camera.

Basic specs

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Flash Memory 16 MB Flash - SD Memory Card
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 70 MB - Integrated
Type LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5 in - Color
Info unavailable LCD display - 3 in
Info unavailable TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) 3.4 in x 0.9 in x 2.1 in
Info unavailable 4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.5 in
Info unavailable 4.4 in x 1.8 in x 2.6 in
Lens System 3 x x Zoom lens - 5.8 mm - 17.4 mm - F/2.8-4.9
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20 x x
Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/3.5-6.8
30 x x
3.8 x x Zoom lens - 4.7 mm - 17.7 mm - F/1.4-2.3
Optical sensor type CCD
Info unavailable CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
MOS
Light sensitivity ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 400
ISO auto
Info unavailable ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO auto
Info unavailable ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 12800
ISO 400
ISO auto
Memory storage capacity 16 MB
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 70 MB
Video capture 6 sec - AVI - 640 x 480 - With 16MB card
14 sec - AVI - 640 x 480 - With 16MB card
20 sec - AVI - 320 x 240 - With 16MB card
40 sec - AVI - 320 x 240 - With 16MB card
10 sec - AVI - 320 x 240 - With 16MB card
99 sec - AVI - 160 x 120 - With 16MB card
60 sec - AVI - 320 x 240 - Max clip duration
180 sec - AVI - 160 x 120 - Max clip duration
Info unavailable H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
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H.264 - 640 x 480 -
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Info unavailable AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
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AVCHD - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
Digital zoom 4 x
Info unavailable 4 x
Info unavailable 4 x
Battery technology Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Lithium ion
Weight 4.9 oz
Info unavailable 7.4 oz
Info unavailable 9.5 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Info unavailable Digital camera - Compact
Info unavailable Digital camera - Compact
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