Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot HX80 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX60 HS vs Cyber-shot HX80 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot HX80 Specs

PowerShot SX60 HS

  • Introduced in October 2014
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 21-1365mm (65x), f3.4-6.5
  • WiFi built-in
  • 127.6 x 92.6 x 114.3mm³ (5.0" x 3.6" x 4.5")
  • 650g (21.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot SX60 HS

Cyber-shot HX80

  • Introduced in March 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 18 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.5-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 102 x 58.1 x 35.5mm³ (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4")
  • 245g (7.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot HX80

PowerShot SX60 HS vs Cyber-shot HX80: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format, Compact.

Compact sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.).

PowerShot SX60 HS vs Cyber-shot HX80: Viewfinder

PowerShot SX60 HS has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 0.92 megapixel with magnification of 0.50x.

The Cyber-shot HX80 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 0.40 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.50x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

PowerShot SX60 HS (0.50x)

Cyber-shot HX80 (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the PowerShot SX60 HSSimulated viewfinder of the Cyber-shot HX80

Better choice: Draw

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS VS Sony Cyber-shot HX80 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX60 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX60 HS

Cyber-shot HX80

Auto Focus points (4)91
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)0.920.40

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX60 HS are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the better viewfinder.

The PowerShot SX60 HS scores 8 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot HX80

PowerShot SX60 HS

Cyber-shot HX80

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1018.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)610
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Longer battery life (3, photos)340390
Weighs less (2)650g
(21.0 oz.)
245g
(7.9 oz.)
More portable (2)1351cm³
(85 cu.in.)
210cm³
(13 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot HX80 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the larger sensitivity. We also like that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the PowerShot SX60 HS and the more compact size.

Yields 20 points for the Cyber-shot HX80.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX60 HS

Cyber-shot HX80

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)0.920.92
Articulated screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
WiFi
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS VS Sony Cyber-shot HX80 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX60 HS and Cyber-shot HX80

PowerShot SX60 HS und Cyber-shot HX80, front viewPowerShot SX60 HS und Cyber-shot HX80, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX60 HS und Cyber-shot HX80, view from abovePowerShot SX60 HS und Cyber-shot HX80, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Sony Cyber-shot HX80

8
20

We recommend Sony Cyber-shot HX80 as better choice.

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