Comparing the DC58 & DC61
If you are trying to workout the differences between the super-powerful Dyson DC58 handheld vacuum and the DC61 -- then you will have a bit of 'trouble on' -- as there actually isn't any (apart from the name of course) differences. They are the exact same vacuum model, but it just has two names both the DC58 & DC61.
Basically, the handheld vacuum model has been given two different names by Dyson for retail in different areas i.e the 'DC58' is for sale in the U.K, U.S & Australia etc. and the 'DC61' is set for retail in Euro-currency countries, Canada, Japan etc. this is mainly due to trademark, tracking purposes. So if you are reading this article, you will likely want to be looking at the vacuum registered as the DC58 (for warranty purposes etc.) -- and when you come across the vacuum, named as a DC61 (e.g. on amazon.com), it has been simply shipped from abroad.
However, as stated above they are identical, the DC59 & DC61 are exactly the same -- there aren't any improvements what so ever -- one isn't more powerful or lighter than the other etc. The same occurrence has happened with the Digital slim mk.2 DC44 (also being called the DC45) as well as the mk.3 DC59 also being called the DC62.
Now, just to give a brief overview of the handheld vacuum -- the DC59/DC61.
Cleaning Power - "3 x the suction of any other handheld vacuum cleaner in use"
The DC58 or DC61 has been fitted with the very latest ultra-efficient & powerful V6 Dyson Digital motor that operates on up to 110,000 rotations every 60 seconds (making it in turn 3 times faster than other 'conventional' motors). The handheld operates on two separate suction modes -- 'standard': 28 Air Watts and 'boost': 100 Air Watts (which is 50% more powerful than the DC34, the previous Dyson handheld vacuum), with the latter mode actually being as powerful as some corded vacuum cleaners (like the Dyson DC24 -- which offers 100 AW also). Pretty incredible. It is undoubtedly the most powerful handheld vacuum on the market.
Fitted Technology - "Two Tier Radial Root Cyclone Technology"
Moreover, Dyson has fitted the DC58 with its most advanced cyclone technology to date -- the two tier radial root cyclone. Which is simply 15 mini yet very powerful cyclones arranged in the DC58, that in turn generates incredibly high centrifgual forces that in turn allows the DC58 to pick up micro-scopic dust particles. It also offers a couple of other beneifical factor, such as s in the fact it has a bagless bin storage system (saving you the cost of constantly replacing it with vacuum bags as well as being transparent) and doesn't suffer with loss of suction (with the build up of dust pick ups etc.) which is an issue with other non-Dyson vacuums (particularly handhelds).
Practical - "Lightweight, Ergonomic & High Specifications"
With the update from the DC34 -- Dyson have also made some significant improvements in regards to practicality -- with a larger bin capacity (0.4 litres) yet still retaining its ergonomic, sleek (20.6 x 14 x 39.5 cm) & feather weight (1.57 kg) build. The accompanied accessories are still standard however, with the basic vesion coming with the crevice tool (so you can vacuum tight spots) and the DC58 Animal version coming with a pet motorised tool (designed for extremely effective pick up of pet hair).
As with all cordless models -- Dyson also offer an industry leading two year warranty guarantee (from the date of purchase).
Battery - "Re-engineered nickel manganese cobalt battery"
The DC58/DC61 also has been integrated with a new re-engineered cobalt battery that supplies 1.5 times as much power as the previous DC34 model yet has still managed to maintain the run time of 20 minutes on the standard mode (17 minutes with the motorised brush tool) and 6 minutes for the boost mode. It takes roughly 5.5 hours for it to completely charge from dead to full.
So hopefully this article has cleared up any potential confusion for you on the DC58 Vs DC61 and the differences (or not) between the DC58 and DC61. But, if you have any other questions, comments or concerns (or are wanting some specific advice about the DC58 or DC61) then please do not hesitate to make them in the comments section just below and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.