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Nature Photowalk with #Canon PowerShot SX60HS @CanonPhils

Living in Rizal has a few downsides. I often miss out on events because working from home means I cannot afford to leave on weekdays. It could also become a bit boring at times because there is no night life here or not so many dining options. But if there is one thing worth all that, it's being close to nature.

In Nature #ishootwithcanon #beyondwhateyessee
Our village is bordered by a hill with lush forest on the South and farms on the North. Beyond are the hills of Morong Rizal and farther afield are the mountains of Tanay. Such is the view that greets me everyday.

And since I was excited to test my new Canon PowerShot SX60 HS, I decided to go for a quick walk in nature the other day to check if this camera lives to my expectations.

About Canon PowerShot SX60HS

The PowerShot SX60 HS is a super-zoom compact well-suited for travel and sports photography. With a 65x optical zoom lens, it packs one of the world’s highest zoom capability in its class. The 16.1 megapixel PowerShot SX60 HS is ideal for travel and sports photographers, where zoom empowers users to capture subjects from long distances.

The PowerShot SX60 HS grants unprecedented control in video recording on a compact camera with Manual Movie mode. This mode allows advanced users to adjust settings such as shutter speed, aperture and ISO. That gives you a lot of control even in shooting still photos.


Amazing Telephoto Function

I was particularly eager to check its telephoto capability. There is a mine nearby visible from our village. Using the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS, I was able to zoom into the processing plant of the mine and I was surprised at how powerful the telephoto function of this small gadget is. I have never seen the mine this close.

The photos below will give you an idea of how far the subject was from where I was standing. Notice the only structure in the first photo and see how I was able to zero-in to that subject.

notice the only structure in the first photo


Another thing I wanted to check was the macro ability of the telephoto. If you are a few meters away from the subject and zoom out, you can zero in on finer details. I was happy to achieve bokeh effect from this camera, something that is difficult to achieve on my previous dslr's kit lens. And I was surprised at how sharp it could get. The register on the screen was good but I was skeptical until I opened it on my pc because some camera screens are good but when opened on the computer that's when you notice the finer details.


Macro Effect
So far I am very satisfied with the sharpness of the shots thinking that I took the shots without tripod. That's the thing about telephoto cameras, one has to be more careful when shooting handheld. I had to take multiple shots on full zoom with Canon PowerShot SX60 HS but it goes with any other telephoto as a minor shake or movement can have a compounded effect. I was surprised to see some of the shots I took that I thought would be blurred because I was aware I moved but were still sharp. This camera can lock on the subject and make the instant shot.

I set it in P mode as I was too lazy to do manual. It was 4:00 pm when I went around so I was a bit worried the sun was still too bright but the camera intelligently managed the settings. The colors are sharp and crisp.


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Camera Connect is a unified app that connects your mobile devices to any Wi-Fi-equipped Canon camera. Whether you shoot with a PowerShot or EOS, one app is all you need. With a fresh and intuitive new interface developed for both iOS and Android operating systems. Camera Connect makes it easy to see what your camera has captured, transfer photos and videos to your mobile device, and use your device to control your camera.

Equipped with in built Wi-Fi capability, the PowerShot SX60 HS can be connected effortlessly to printers and smart devices for the uploading of photos and videos directly to Canon Image Gateway as well other social networking sites. The PowerShot SX60 HS possesses Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities You can therefore easily share images and videos via Canon Camera Windows app with your loved ones.


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A versatile bridge camera which is at par with dslr photo quality. It is light, compact and it packs with functions. Its telephoto ability came as a surprise. I never thought a small camera like this can have that powerful telephoto power. Whether you are shooting landscape, animals, people, moving or still, it is perfect for travel and events. The connectivity is another feature I love. It is wifi enabled and thanks to Canon's superb Camera Connect app, one can remotely control the camera and transfer pics real time. I am so far very satisfied with the performance of Canon PowerShot SX60 HS in its category. I can't wait to bring to my next time in a few weeks. Time for its performance to be tested in a tough outdoor environment and also in low light. I will write more about this soon. ^^

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