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PowerShot SX610 HS Red

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18x Optical Zoom

The powerful 18x Optical Zoom range (35mm equivalent: 25-450mm) on the PowerShot SX610 HS camera is ideal for capturing memories of kids' achievements on the sporting field, recitals, plays and concerts - all those times when your access to the action is limited. From landscapes and wildlife to city scenes and more, this camera has you covered - all while fitting in your pocket. Zooming action is quick and precise, and genuine Canon optics help ensure brilliant clarity. Chromatic aberration is compensated across the entire range, and the lens's high optical resolving power works with the camera's high-resolution sensor and advanced image stabilization systems to produce clear, sharp, beautifully detailed images at any zoom length.

Intelligent IS

It's easy to capture clear, steady images, even in low light without using a tripod. That's because the camera is equipped with Canon's innovative Intelligent IS. The system automatically analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation - allowing you to focus on framing and capturing your shot. For stills, the system selects from Normal IS, Panning IS, Macro (Hybrid) IS and Tripod modes. When shooting video, the system selects from Dynamic IS, Powered IS, Macro (Hybrid) IS and active Tripod IS modes. Icons clearly mark the image stabilization mode, whether you're shooting still images or video.

Still Image Shooting

Normal IS - Corrects for a wide range of camera movement when shooting stills.

Panning IS - Panning motion is detected so that IS does not interfere with desired camera movement.

Macro (Hybrid) IS - Corrects for shift-type camera shake, which typically occurs in macro (close-up) shooting.

Tripod - When tripod use is detected, the Image Stabilizer is stopped because it is not needed.

Video Recording

Dynamic IS - Effective for video shooting at wide-angle focal lengths, eliminating the unwanted shaking that typically occurs while walking.

Powered IS - Compensates for hand movement when shooting video at the telephoto end of the zoom range, where camera shake is magnified.

Macro (Hybrid) IS - Corrects for motion blur that is likely to occur when shooting video while walking. Also compensates for the shift-type camera shake common in macro shooting.

Active Tripod IS - When shooting video while using a tripod, the image stabilization is active to compensate for slight camera shake.

Built-in NFC (Near Field Communication)

PowerShot digital cameras with built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) technology eliminates the need to manually find and open the new Canon Camera Connect app* on your mobile device. Simply touch the NFC icon on your camera to your compatible Android™ device**, and the Camera Connect app will launch automatically for quick, easy sharing of your images. Built-in NFC technology also makes it simpler to install the app. If the app hasn't been installed yet, once you touch the devices together for the first time, the download screen will display automatically. Now, NFC helps ensure making a connection to a compatible Android™ device** truly seamless. Simply touch the camera against an NFC-equipped device with the Canon Camera Connect app installed, and the Wi-Fi® connection is established no camera operations required. Even if your camera is off, NFC turns the camera on and establishes the connection (confirming the camera's nickname and privacy settings before the first connection is required).





Built-in Wi-Fi® makes sharing quick and easy

Built-in Wi-Fi® technology for on-the-go convenience when you want to share your photos and videos with friends, family and the whole world. Easily post your images to social networking and media sites - Facebook®, Twitter®, YouTube™, Flickr®, and Google Drive™ - through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY*** directly from your PowerShot camera, or save them to the online photo album to share anytime, anywhere. The camera can also connect directly to both iOS® and Android™ devices*, and upload images via the free Canon Camera Connect app* without a computer. You can control the destination of your uploads to share with everyone or to selected groups, and even add comments. Sharing video is also easy with Wi-Fi® equipped PowerShot cameras, which record video using the easy-to-share MP4 format. Enhanced Wi-Fi® makes posting in real time possible, so you can keep everyone up to date with photos and video even as events unfold. Wi-Fi® technology also allows you to transfer images to other Wi-Fi® equipped PowerShot cameras or print your photos directly to a PictBridge (Wireless LAN) certified printer.





Image Sync Function

The Image Sync Function has been improved and expanded. In addition to wirelessly transferring photos and videos through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY*** to your computer, now you can view and download them from your smartphone.**** Take them anywhere, anytime, and use your familiar smartphone operations to view and share them.





Remote Shooting with the Camera Connect App

With the built-in Wi-Fi® on the PowerShot SX610 HS camera, you can use your smartphone or tablet* to remotely control the camera. Simply connect wirelessly to your device and access the free Canon Camera Connect app**. Your device will show a live image of the camera's capture - perfect for a commemorative group photo, wildlife shots and all kinds of situations. The camera's versatile 18x Optical Zoom, flash, self-timer and shutter are all under your control, with images being saved to your camera as usual. In addition, the new Camera Connect app is now universal to PowerShot and Canon EOS cameras with built-in Wi-Fi®, so if you switch between cameras, operation is easy and familiar.





Mobile Device Connect Button

The camera's dedicated Mobile Device Connect Button gives you one-touch access to your compatible mobile device or computer (utilizing Image Sync function). You can transfer photos and videos to your smartphone or tablet for immediate sharing to a computer on the same network. When the camera finds a linked computer on the same wireless network, images are sent directly to it. Otherwise, images are temporarily stored on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY*** then transferred once a connection is made - very convenient when you're on vacation or out for the day.




* Compatible with iOS® versions 8.0/8.1/8.2/8.3/8.4/9.0/9.1/9.2/9.3. Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.
** Compatible with Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0.
*** One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album.
**** With the download of the free Canon Online Photo Album app. The images and videos utilizing Image Sync can be viewed and downloaded with your smartphone or tablet within 30 days.


Compatibility with Canon Connect Station CS100

The PowerShot SX610 HS camera is fully compatible with Canon's brand new photo and video storage device: the Canon Connect Station CS100. By simply tapping with NFC, photos and videos are wirelessly transferred to the Connect Station CS100 where up to 1 TB of hard drive space (has the capacity for approximately 150,000 photos or approximately 70 hours of video content)* and simple menus make them easy to store, manage and sort by albums, date or device name. From there, images and videos can be viewed in Full HD on an HDTV (via an HDMI cable), sent to compatible wireless printers, viewed/uploaded/downloaded smartphones and tablets or PCs, and shared with other Connect Stations.


* Calculated with approx. 6.6MB for each photo and with average 32Mbps Full HD video.




20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor

The PowerShot SX610 HS camera employs a 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor, which delivers state-of-the-art imaging performance and is optimized for use in compact cameras. Utilizing a sophisticated light-capturing design, it provides high sensitivity for improved high ISO capture with reduced noise. It is also a high-speed design, capable of rapidly capturing and moving image data to the processor, enabling faster continuous shooting and faster autofocus.

* Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.

DIGIC 4+ Image Processor

The Canon DIGIC 4+ Image Processor powers the PowerShot SX610 HS camera's advanced functions and capabilities, including Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, and Full HD video shooting at 30p in the easy-to-share MP4 format. Its accelerated processing speed creates fast, responsive performance, for a shooting experience that's easy and natural. The DIGIC 4+ Image Processor also enhances image quality in several ways. Processing of high ISO shots has been shortened by 60% compared to the DIGIC 4 Image Processor. This significantly reduces noise for brilliant color, smooth gradations, and beautiful detail even in low light. The processor also allows for the integration of electronic Dynamic IS. This advanced system compensates for multiple motion types, effectively preventing angular blur, shift blur, and blur caused by parallel movement and tilt shift. The result is images that are reliably sharp and clear at all lengths of the camera's powerful zoom. The processor's highly efficient design also extends battery life.

Canon HS SYSTEM helps provide excellent low-light performance

The slim, compact PowerShot SX610 HS camera gives you the power to capture beautifully detailed, naturally lit images even in low light - reducing the need for flash and the occasionally unwelcome effects it produces. That's because the camera's 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor works with the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor to create the Canon HS SYSTEM, specifically engineered for spectacular low-light performance. With the Canon HS SYSTEM, you'll experience excellent tracking performance even in low light, and achieve gorgeous still image quality at ISO speeds up to ISO 3200; beautiful low-light shots are possible with minimal noise and maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas.

* Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.

Full HD Video

Gorgeous high definition video is yours throughout the camera's impressive zoom range, and starts immediately with a touch of the dedicated movie button. The PowerShot SX610 HS camera captures Full HD video at 30p (selectable for resolution), for notably smooth, lifelike quality that is truly at home even on a large screen HDTV. And now you can record in convenient MP4 format for the easiest online sharing.

3.0-inch High Resolution (922,000 dots) LCD

The large, 3.0-inch high-resolution LCD screen makes it easy to both frame and review your shots. A resolution of 922,000 dots makes even the smallest details clear, and images are viewable even from a wide angle, so showing others what you've captured is easy, too.

Creative Shot mode

In addition to the versatile power of its amazing 18x Optical Zoom, the PowerShot SX610 HS camera also turns out impressive artistic photos with Creative Shot mode. Rather than randomly applying filters, Creative Shot mode takes advantage of advanced Canon technologies to analyze the individual scene, subject and exposure to apply any of 46 filter options. In addition to the original shot, the camera automatically produces and saves five additional variations of the composition. Filter choices are grouped into Retro, Monochrome, Special and Natural categories to make exploring the world of artistic photography fun and easy, or simply select Auto to access the full range of effects. With Creative Shot mode, the result is stunning artistic photos that are perfect for sharing.

Hybrid Auto

The PowerShot SX610 HS camera features Hybrid Auto, which records up to four seconds of video every time you shoot a still image, then automatically joins the clips and pictures* into a video that captures the essence of special days: vacations, important occasions, or any time you're shooting many shots in a day. With Hybrid Auto, this "highlight reel" is stunningly beautiful. Hybrid Auto automatically recognizes the scene and optimizes camera settings to capture the highest possible image quality. The resulting 720p HD video is properly exposed, crisp and steady.

* Pictures can be withheld from the resulting video via menu settings.

Smart AUTO

Sophisticated Canon technology that makes getting that great shot as simple as pressing the shutter button, Smart AUTO automatically detects scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and the subject. On the PowerShot SX610 HS camera, detected scenes are analyzed using 32 predefined shooting situations. The camera then makes optimal settings to help ensure the best possible image capture, whether you're shooting stills or video. Smart AUTO also includes Advanced Subject Detection, which allows the camera to detect and track non-human moving subjects like animals and vehicles. With Smart AUTO, all you have to do is frame your shot and capture away.

Shooting Modes/Special Scene Modes

Smart AUTO - The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity.

Movie Digest & Hybrid Auto - Automatically selects shooting settings for optimal quality and records a video clip every time you capture a still image. One day's worth of clips are then combined into a single video.

Program - The camera automatically and intelligently selects the aperture/shutter speed combination based on the shooting conditions.

Creative Shot - Analyzes the scene and applies a number of creative filters to automatically create five variations in addition to the original image.

Portrait - Brings the subject into focus while beautifully blurring the background.

Smart Shutter - The camera automatically takes the photo when people smile, wink, or get into frame.

High-Speed Burst - Captures rapid action frame by frame, by shooting continuously at a high speed while the shutter button is held down.

Handheld Night Scene - Take clear and steady pictures at night without the use of a tripod.

Low Light - For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly lit situations.

Fisheye Effect - Now you can get the fisheye effect a classic photographic distortion without a fisheye lens.

Miniature Effect - Give images a miniature look with an effect that emphasizes perspective by blurring the top and bottom of the image.

Toy Camera Effect - Simulates photos taken with "toy" or pinhole cameras, darkening the image at the edges to create a vignette effect.

Monochrome - Choose from three single-tone effects: Black-and-White, Sepia, or Blue.

Super Vivid - Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors.

Poster Effect - Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.

Snow - Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.

Fireworks - Create brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.

Long Shutter - Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.

Movie - Record video; unwanted scenes can be deleted in playback mode.

Actual results may vary from examples shown above.
Final image may vary depending on picture composition.

Auto Zoom

Now, beautifully framed shots using the powerful 18x Optical Zoom are as easy as pressing the Auto Zoom button. With Auto Zoom, the camera automatically determines the correct size and framing by detecting the number of subjects. The system also detects faces that are too small, then zooms in to the proper length. Auto Zoom is a great feature for spontaneous everyday shooting, and especially useful for times when someone else (even a child) is using your camera, for instance at a tourist spot.



Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 18x Optical, 4x Digital and 72x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer


20.2 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS

Total Pixels

Approx. 21.1 Megapixels

Effective Pixels

Approx. 20.2 Megapixels*
*Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.

Focal Length

4.5 (W) - 81.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 25-450mm)

Optical Zoom


Digital Zoom


Focusing Range

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)

Autofocus System

TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus

Optical Viewfinder

Not available

LCD Monitor

3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle (4:3)

LCD Pixels

Approx. 922,000 dots

LCD Coverage

Approx. 100%

Maximum Aperture

f/3.8 (W), f/6.9 (T)

Shutter Speed

1-1/2000 sec.
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

Exposure Compensation

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.

Built-in Flash

Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.

Flash Range

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

Recycling Time

10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)

Flash Exposure Compensation

Not Available

Shooting Modes

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

Photo Effects

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

Self Timer

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.

Wireless Control

Wi-Fi™ and NFC

Continuous Shooting

Normal: Approx. 2.5 shots/sec. (in Auto/P mode)

Approx. 7.2 shots/sec. (in High Speed Burst mode)

Storage Media

SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

File Format

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

Still Images:
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)

Image data

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.

Movie data

*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)

Still Images:
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

Erase Modes

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.

Video Out

Analog: NTSC or PAL, Digital: HDMI (HMDI™ micro connector)

Audio Out

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

Power Source

Battery Pack NB-6L/NB-6LH, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40

Shooting Capacity

Approx. 270 shots
Approx. 400 shots in ECO Mode

Playback Time

Approx. 5 hours

Operating Temperature


Operating Humidity


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.

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PowerShot SX610 HS

PowerShot SX610 HS PowerShot SX610 HS Digital Camera Battery Pack NB-6LH Battery Charger CB-2LY Wrist Strap WS-800 (USB Interface Cable and Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM are not included.)

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* Compatible with iOS® versions 8.0/8.1/8.2/8.3/8.4/9.0/9.1/9.2/9.3. Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.
** With the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app.
*** Compatible with Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0.
**** Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.

† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

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