Sleek and Slim with a Powerful Zoom.
Along with its impressively slim profile and stylish new design, the PowerShot SX610 HS camera boasts a powerful array of advanced capabilities. The 18x Optical Zoom gives you excellent versatility, while Intelligent IS helps ensure virtually shake-free images at any zoom length, and Auto Zoom helps you frame your subject and keep it in focus. Built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC make this a great camera to have with you all day long: send images and video to compatible mobile devices and your computer, share directly with select social networking sites, shoot remotely with your smartphone or tablet and more. Image quality is beautifully sharp and resonant, even when you’re shooting in low light, thanks to the 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4+ Image Processor, which together create the Canon HS SYSTEM. And just press the dedicated movie button to capture vividly lifelike 1080p Full HD video. For documenting and sharing your life, the PowerShot SX610 HS camera is the perfect partner.
*Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 18x Optical, 4x Digital and 72x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
Image Capture Device
20.2 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS
Approx. 21.1 Megapixels
Approx. 20.2 Megapixels*
*Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
4.5 (W) – 81.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 25-450mm)
Normal/Auto: 2.0 in. (5cm) – infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) – infinity (T)
Macro: 2.0 in. – 1.6 ft. (5-50cm) (W)
Infinity: 9.8 ft. (3m) – infinity (W, T)
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle (4:3)
Approx. 922,000 dots
Aperture and Shutter
f/3.8 (W), f/6.9 (T)
15-1 sec. (Long Shutter mode)
Auto, ISO 80-3200
Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Exposure Control Method
Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock
Still Images: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Videos: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)
White Balance Control
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
* Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
- Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.
1.6 ft. – 11 ft. (W), 3.3 – 6.6 ft. (T) (50cm – 3.5m (W), (1.0m – 2.0m (T))
Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance
10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
Auto, Hybrid Auto, P, Creative Shot1, Portrait, Smart Shutter2, High-Speed Burst, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter
*1 Auto, Retro, Monochrome, Special and Natural effects
*2 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
- Shooting movies is possible with the movie button
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color *
*Adjustment of contrast sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available
Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom*
*Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
Wi-Fi™ and NFC
Normal: Approx. 2.5 shots/sec. (in Auto/P mode)
Approx. 7.2 shots/sec. (in High Speed Burst mode)
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Image Recording Format
Superfine / Fine
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)
Video: MP4 (Image: H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Monaural))
Number of Recording Pixels
1) 16:9 – Large: 4608 x 2592; Medium 1: 3264 x 1832; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360
2) 3:2 – Large: 4608 x 3072; Medium 1: 3264 x 2176; Medium 2: 2048 x 1368; Small: 640 x 424
3) 4:3 – Large: 4608 x 3456; Medium 1: 3264 x 2448; Medium 2: 2048 x 1536; Small: 640 x 480
4) 1:1 – Large: 3456 x 3456; Medium 1: 2448 x 2448; Medium 2: 1536 x 1536; Small: 480 x 480
5) Medium: 2592 x 1944 (High-Speed Burst and Low Light)
Full HD 1920 x 1080: 30 fps (29.97)
HD 1080 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
Miniature Effect HD 1080 x 720: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
Miniature Effect 640 x 480: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps (29.97)
Number of Recordable Images
|File Size (KB)||16 GB||File Size (KB)||16 GB||File Size (KB)||16 GB||File Size (KB)||16 GB|
|Medium 1 (M1)||SF||3,847||3,982||4,361||3,520||4,785||3,217||3,589||4,262|
|Medium 2 (M2)||SF||1,095||13,497||1,440||10,563||1,602||9,344||1,213||12,459|
Note: SF=Superfine / F=Fine
* When in High Speed Burst or Low Light.
• The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.
Time of Recordable Movies
|HD: 1280 x 720||VGA: 640 x 480|
|Playback||30 fps*2||30 fps*2|
|Single Clip Approx. Recording Time*2||29 min. 59 sec.||1 hr.|
|Video Recording Bit Rate||NA||NA|
|Movie Size (KB/sec.)||205||102||51||84||42||21|
|16GB||20 hrs. 15 min. 51 sec.||39 hrs. 03 min. 42 sec.||72 hrs. 32 min. 36 sec.||46 hrs. 54 min. 59 sec.||86 hrs. 19 min. 35 sec.||148 hrs. 50 min. 20 sec.|
|Other than the Above|
|Full HD: 1920 x 1080||HD: 1280 x 720||VGA: 640 x 480|
|Shooting||30 fps*2||30 fps*2||30 fps*2|
|Single Clip Approx. Recording Time*2||29 min. 59 sec.||29 min. 59 sec.||1 hr.|
|Video Recording Bit Rate||Approx. 30 Mbps||Approx. 8 Mbps||Approx. 3 Mbps|
|Movie Size (KB/sec.)||3,742||1,056||450|
|16GB||1 hr. 08 min. 34 sec.||3 hr. 58 min. 01 sec.||8 hrs. 25 min. 48 sec.|
*1 Using an SD Speed Class 10 / UHS-I compatible memory card.
• Recording stops automatically once the file size reaches 4 GB or the memory card becomes full.
• Recording may stop unexpectedly if a memory card with a low Speed Class is used.
*2 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.
Playback Modes File
Stills & Videos:
Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Image Advance (Transition Effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Slideshow (Repeat, Interval, Effect)
Single, Index (6-100 thumbnails), Magnification (2-10x), Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Resize, My Colors, Histogram, Overexposure Warning
Normal Playback*1, Skip Backward*2, Previous Frame*3, Next Frame*3, Skip Forward*2
- Displays playback position and shooting time
*1 Audio settings available in 5 levels *2 Approximately 4 seconds *3 Slow motion available
Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images
- The image data in the memory card stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).
- Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie can be deleted.
Analog: NTSC or PAL, Digital: HDMI (HMDI™ micro connector)
Monaural (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
Battery Pack NB-6L/NB-6LH, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40
Approx. 270 shots
Approx. 400 shots in ECO Mode
Approx. 5 hours
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.15 x 2.40 x 1.05 in. / 105.3 x 61.0 x 26.7mm
6.74 oz. / 191g (CIPA standard)
5.89 oz. / 167g (Body only)
Note: 30 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, Hindi, Malaysian, Indonesian, Vietnamese). All data are based on Canon’s Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice. Canon, DIGIC, ELPH, PIXMA, and PowerShot and SELPHY are registered trademarks of Canon Inc. in the United States and may also be registered trademarks or trademarks in other countries. Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. All other products and brand names are registered trademarks, trademarks or service marks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.