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Registered: ‎08-10-2015

Re: issues with SX60 hs and auto focus

I would not dice Canon that quickly, they are a great brand & the most popular.

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Re: issues with SX60 hs and auto focus

Hi newsense52, I have joined forum to thank you for the info re. focusing issue SX60, your information was very useful as I was thinking of ditching this new camera as it would not focus at all using small amount of zoom, when using in dull, overcast weather. Obviously living in the UK I would never get to use it due to that being order of the day for our weather. Just a small point if you forgive me, but I thought the small wheel to left of viewfinder was a dioptre adjustment, maybe I misunderstood you. Anyway, many many thanks for helping me, Don

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Registered: ‎10-18-2016

Re: issues with SX60 hs and auto focus

The small wheel IMMEDIATELY to the right of the viewfinder is the diopter adjustment.

 

I disagree with the statement that the SX60HS is a "point and shoot camera": it is a bridge camera which is a compromise between the small sensor of a P&S and the controls of a DSLR with a super zoom. Perhaps the P&S comment was meant for the sensor alone? I don't  know...

 

I use a lot of DSLRs and I also have a SX60HS and find no problem in any mode that I have tried when conditions are appropriate. ( I do not use the camera on manual focus.)  The issue is that because it has a small sensor it performs best when there is a lot of light and contrast and less so in less favourable conditions.  As has been pointed out a grey day may not be its forte!

 

It may be that a different camera might be a better choice for your conditions and needs.  If weight is the issue then perhaps the EOS M5 or M50, of even (if you want to out of the Canon brand) a micro 4/3 unit.  Still none of them has the lens reach of the superzoom.

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Registered: ‎03-26-2018

Re: issues with SX60 hs and auto focus

I am a hobby photographer and have an SX60 HS. I bought it because I like Canon and for the lens reach. I have found that it sometimes has trouble focusing in auto mode under low light due to the small sensor. It works best for me using aperture or shutter priority. Auto focus is spot on MOST of the time, even doing close ups of insects.
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Re: issues with SX60 hs and auto focus

Thank you, much appreciated.

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Re: issues with SX60 hs and auto focus

Many thanks..good information

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Re: issues with SX60 hs and auto focus

I have found that when focusing in Av then I often get a small yellow box I think that I need to refocus but then it goes when I switch to Auto
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Registered: ‎10-18-2016

Re: issues with SX60 hs and auto focus


@tezza70 wrote:
I have found that when focusing in Av then I often get a small yellow box I think that I need to refocus but then it goes when I switch to Auto

Have you read the manual on this... it is well explained there.

"All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris
"I have never been able to enlarge a photograph... I am just interested in the shots" Henri Cartier-Bresson
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Re: issues with SX60 hs and auto focus

OK
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Registered: ‎04-17-2019

Re: issues with SX60 hs and auto focus

Isn't that wheel immediately to the left of the viewfinder? At least on my SX60.
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