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PowerShot A60

PowerShot A Series


Type of Camera


Compact digital still camera with built-in flash and 3x Optical / 2.5x Digital / 7.5x Combined Zoom

Image Capture Device


1/2.7 inch charge coupled device (CCD)

Total Pixels

Approx. 2.0 Million

Effective Pixels

2.0 Million


Focal Length

5.4 - 16.2mm zoom lens (35mm film equivalent: 35 - 105mm)

Digital Zoom


Focusing Range

Normal AF: 46cm/1.5 ft. - infinity
Macro AF: 5 - 46cm/2.0 in. - 1.5 ft. (wide-angle), 26 - 46cm/10 in. - 1.5 ft. (telephoto)
Manual focus: 5cm/2.0 in. - infinity (wide-angle), 26cm/10 in. - infinity (telephoto)

Autofocus System

Around most of picture area
AF lock and Manual focus are available


Optical Viewfinder

Real-image optical zoom viewfinder

LCD Monitor

1.5 inch low temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD

LCD Pixels

Approx. 78,000 pixels

LCD Coverage


Aperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture

f/2.8 - 4.8

Shutter Speed

15 - 1/2,500 sec. Slow shutter speed of 1.3 sec. is only available in select modes

Exposure Control


AUTO/ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent

Light Metering Method

Evaluative/Center-weighted average/Spot

Exposure Control Method

Program AE/Manual

Exposure Compensation

+/-2 EV in 1/3-stop increments

Auto Exposure Bracketing

Not Available

White Balance

White Balance Control

TTL Auto White Balance, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, or Flash), or Custom


Built-in Flash

Operation Modes: Auto/ON/OFF, Red-Eye Reduction, Red-Eye Reduction ON/OFF

Flash Range

WIDE: 46 - 4.2m
TELE: 46 - 2.5m
MACRO: 26 - 46cm (When sensitivity is set to ISO 100 equivalent)

Recycling Time

Approx. 10 sec. or less

Flash Exposure Compensation

Not Available

Shooting Specifications

Shooting Modes

Auto, Creative (P, Av, Tv, M, Custom 1, Custom 2), Programmed Image Control Zone, Image (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Stitch Assist, Movie)

Photo Effects

Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia and Black& & White

Self Timer

Operates with approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. count-down

Wireless Control

Not Available

Continuous Shooting

Approx. 2.6 frames/ sec.

Image Storage

Storage Media

CompactFlash (CF) Card Type I

File Format

Design rule for Camera File system (DCF*1)

Print Order Format

Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1

Image Recording Format

Still Image: JPEG (Exif 2.2 compliant)

JPEG Compression Mode

SuperFine, Fine or Normal

Number of Recording Pixels

1600 x 1200 (Large), 1024 x 768 (Medium), 640 x 480 pixels (Small)
Movie: 320 x 240 or 160 x 120

Number of Recordable Images

Image data

Time of Recordable Movies

Movie data

Playback Specifications

Playback Modes File

Single, Index (9 thumbnails), Magnification (2x to 10x), Movie, Slide Show

Erasing Specifications

Erase Modes

Single Image, All Images, Movie: Part of movie, All movie


Computer Interface

Universal Serial Bus (USB) (mini-B jack)

Video Out



CF card slot (accept type I and type II cards). Direct connection to Canon CP Printers and Direct Photo Printers (no computer required)

Power Supply

1. Size AA Alkaline battery x4
2. Rechargeable size AA NiMH battery x4 (NB-1AH)
3. Compact Power Adapter (ACK-600) Approx. 250 shots/Approx. 800 shots (LCD monitor ON)
Approx. 350 shots/Approx. 1000 shots (LCD monitor OFF)
(Alkaline battery/ NB-1AH) Approx. 280 min/Approx 280 min. (Alkaline battery/ NB-1AH)

Power Source

1. Size AA Alkaline battery x4
2. Rechargeable size AA NiMH battery x4 (NB-1AH)
3. Compact Power Adapter (ACK-600)

Shooting Capacity

Approx. 250 shots/Approx. 800 shots (LCD monitor ON)
Approx. 350 shots/Approx. 1000 shots (LCD monitor OFF)
(Alkaline battery/ NB-1AH)

Playback Time

Approx. 280 min/Approx 280 min. (Alkaline battery/ NB-1AH)

Physical Specifications

Operating Temperature

32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C)

Operating Humidity

10 - 90%

Dimensions (W x H x D)

3.98 x 2.52 x 1.24 in./101.0 x 64.0 x 31.5mm (Excluding protrusions)


Approx. 7.58 oz./215g (Camera body only)

Computer System Requirements

Mac Requirements

Computer Model: Power Macintosh, PowerBook, iMac, eMac or iBook
OS: OS 9.0 - 9.2 or OSX 10.1 - 10.2.
CPU: PowerPC.
Interface: USB (Models with Apple genuine USB interface only).

PC Requirements

Computer Model: IBM PC/AT compatible
OS: Microsoft Windows 98 (including Second Edition)/ Me/ 2000/ XP.
CPU: Pentium 150MHz or higher processor (Windows 98/ME/2000), Pentium 300MHz or higher processor (Windows XP).
Interface: USB (Windows 98/ Me/ 2000/ XP pre-install model only).

*1 DCF is an abbreviation of Design rule for Camera File system standardized by Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA).

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