Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Camera User Guide

Craters on the moon, wildlife from afar, your child’s face on a crowded school stage the PowerShot SX60 HS camera gives you the reach to capture it all. The camera’s astonishing 65x Optical Zoom (21mm-1365mm) Wide-Angle Lens with Optical Image Stabilizer combines tremendous flexibility with portable ease. Capture close-ups, wide shots and everything in between with beautiful quality thanks to a 16.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor and Canon’s latest DIGIC 6 Image Processor that together create the Canon HS SYSTEM for excellent low-light performance. Advanced technology including Zoom Framing Assist and Intelligent IS help you track and capture clear, steady long shots. Shoot realistic 1080p Full HD video recorded at 60p. USM and VCM technology help ensure fast, silent zooming and focus during recording, and, in a first for a PowerShot model, you can attach an optional external microphone. And quickly share everything you capture: the PowerShot SX60 HS is Wi-Fi- and NFC-enabled with an easy Mobile Device Connect button.

Initial Information

Package Contents
Compatible Memory Cards
Preliminary Notes and Legal Information
Part Names and Conventions in This Guide
Common Camera Operations
Safety Precautions

Basic Operations

Initial Preparations
Trying the Camera Out

Camera Basics

Shutter Button
Shooting Modes
Shooting Display Options
Using the FUNC. Menu
Using the Menu Screen
On-Screen Keyboard
Indicator Display

Auto Mode / Hybrid Auto Mode

Shooting with Camera-Determined Settings
Common, Convenient Features
Using Face ID
Image Customization Features
Helpful Shooting Features
Customizing Camera Operation

Other Shooting Modes

Enjoying a Variety of Images from Each Shot (Creative Shot)
Choosing Effects
Moving Subjects (Sports)
Specific Scenes
Image Effects (Creative Filters)
Special Modes for Other Purposes
Shooting Various Movies

P Mode

Shooting in Program AE ([P] Mode)
Image Brightness (Exposure)
Image Colors
Shooting Range and Focusing
Shooting RAW Images
Other Settings

Tv, Av, M, C1, and C2 Mode

Specific Shutter Speeds ([Tv] Mode)
Specific Aperture Values ([Av] Mode)
Specific Shutter Speeds and Aperture Values ([M] Mode)
Customization for Shooting Styles
Customizing the FUNC. Menu (FUNC. Menu Layout)

Playback Mode

Browsing and Filtering Images
Editing Face ID Information
Image Viewing Options
Protecting Images
Erasing Images
Rotating Images
Tagging Images as Favorites
Editing Still Images
Editing Movies

Wi-Fi Functions

Available Wi-Fi Features
Sending Images to a Smartphone
Saving Images to a Computer
Sending Images to a Registered Web Service
Printing Images Wirelessly from a Connected Printer
Sending Images to Another Camera
Image Sending Options
Sending Images Automatically (Image Sync)
Using a Smartphone to View Camera Images and Control the Camera
Editing or Erasing Wi-Fi Settings

Setting Menu

Adjusting Basic Camera Functions


System Map
Optional Accessories
Using Optional Accessories
Using the Software
Printing Images


On-Screen Messages
On-Screen Information
Functions and Menu Tables
Handling Precautions
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) Precautions

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