Specifications for PowerShot S60

Article ID: ART160798 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 08/18/2015


Specifications for PowerShot S60



All data is based on Canon's standard testing methods. Subject to change without notice.

PowerShot S60
Camera effective pixels Approx. 5.0 million
Image Sensor 1/1.8 in. CCD (Total number of pixels: approx. 5.3 million)
Lens 5.8 (W) - 20.7 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 28 - 100 mm), F 2.8 (W) - 5.3 (T)
Digital Zoom Maximum approx. 4.1X (Maximum approx. 15X with optical zoom)
Optical Viewfinder Real-image zoom viewfinder

Picture coverage 80 %

LCD Monitor 1.8-inch, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD approx. 118,000 pixels (Picture coverage 100%)
AF System TTL Autofocus

Focus lock and manual focus available

9-point (AiAF)/1-point (AF)

1-point AF: Any position is available

Shooting Distance

(from the front of the lens)

Normal AF: 44 cm (1.4 in.) -  infinity (W/T)

Macro AF: 4 cm (1.6 in.) - 44 cm (1.4 ft.) (W)/30cm (1.0 ft.) - 44 cm (1.4 ft.) (T)

Manual focus: 4 cm (1.6 in.) - infinity (W)/30 cm (1.0 ft.) - infinity (T)

Shutter Mechanical + electronic
Shutter Speed 15 - 1/2000 sec.
  • 15 - 1.3 sec. in Shutter-priority AE mode or manual mode only
  • Noise reduction processing on speeds slower than 1.3 sec.
Light Metering Method Evaluative metering / Center-weighted average metering / Spot metering (Center or AF-point)
Exposure Control Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE or Manual exposure

AE Lock and Safety Shift are available

Exposure Compensation +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Auto exposure bracketing (AEB) is available.

Sensitivity AUTO/ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
White Balance Auto, pre-set (available settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, or Underwater) or custom

Auto, On, Off

Red-eye reduction On: Red-eye reduction auto/Redeye reduction On/Flash Off

Red-eye reduction Off: On/Off

Flash Range

55 cm - 4.2 m (1.8 - 14 ft.) (W), 55 cm - 2.0 m (1.8 - 6.6 ft.) (T)

(When sensitivity is set to ISO 100 equivalent.)

  +/- 2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments, FE lock, Slow synchro and 1st-curtain/2nd-curtain flash are available.
Shooting Modes Auto

Creative zone: Program, Shutter Speed Priority, Aperture Priority, Custom and Manual

Image zone: Portrait, Landscape, Night scene, Fast shutter, Slow shutter, Stitch assist and Movie

Continuous Shooting High-Speed continuous shooting: Approx. 2.0 shots/sec.

Standard continuous shooting: Approx. 1.5 images/sec.

(Large/Fine mode, LCD monitor off)

Interval Shooting Shooting interval: approx. 1 - 60 min. (1-min. increments)

Number of shots: 2 - 100 shots (Maximum number of shots varies according to CF card capacity.)

Self-Timer Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay
Wireless Control Shooting and playback are available (wireless controller is sold separately).

When shooting, image is captured instantly/approx. 2-sec./approx. 10-sec. after shutter button is pressed.

PC Connected Shooting Available (USB connection only. Exclusive software program is included in the camera kit.)
Recording Media CompactFlash tm card (Type I and Type II)
File Format Design rule for Camera File System, DPOF compliant
Image Recording Format Still Images: JPEG (Exif 2.2)*1

Movies: AVI (Image data : Motion JPEG, Audio data:WAVE [monaural])

Compression Superfine/fine/normal
Number of Recording Pixels Still images : Large: 2592 x 1944 pixels

Medium 1: 2048 x 1536 pixels

Medium 2: 1600 x 1200 pixels

Small: 640 x 480 pixels

Movies : 640 x 480 pixels (30 sec.)*

320 x 240 pixels (3 min.)*

160 x 120 pixels (3 min.)*

*The data in parentheses refer to the maximum movie length per shooting.

Audio Data Sampling frequency: Approx. 22 kHz

Quantization bit: 16 bit

Playback Modes Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 10x (max.) in LCD monitor/viewfinder), Auto play or Sound memos (up to 60 sec.).
Direct Print Canon Direct Print/Bubble Jet Direct/PictBridge compatible
Display languages 12 languages available for menus and messages (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese)
My Camera Settings (customizing) The Start-up image, Start-up Sound, Shutter Sound, Operation Sound and Selftimer Sound can be customized using the following methods.

1. Using the images and sounds recorded on the camera.

2. Using downloaded data from your computer using the supplied software.

Interface Universal Serial Bus (USB) (mini-B, PTP [Picture Transfer Protocol]), Audio/Video Output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
Power Source Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery NB-2LH (included in the camera kit)/NB-2L (sold separately)

Car Battery Charger Kit CBC-NB2 (sold separately)

AC Adapter Kit CA-PS700 (optional)

Operating Temperatures 0o - 40o C (32o - 104o F)
Operating Humidity 10 - 90 %
Dimensions (w x h x d) 114.0 X 56.5 X 38.8 mm (4.5 X 2.2 X 1.5 in.) (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 230 g (8.1 oz.)

(camera body only)

*1 This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called "Exif Print"). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera's image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.



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