Canon PowerShot SX270 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S6900

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Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
Nikon Coolpix S6900

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Reasons For

14 Reasons For
8x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has an optical zoom of 20x, however the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is only a 12x optical zoom digital camera (8x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

0.2 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a maximum aperture of 6.8, however the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is only a 6.6 maximum aperture digital camera (0.2 bigger).
40% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 500mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 200mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (300mm).
Bigger extra / smart zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 40x extra / smart zoom digital camera. That's 40x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (unknownx).
80x bigger combined zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a combined zoom of 80x, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is only a unknownx combined zoom digital camera (80x smaller).
45 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a minimum ISO speed of 80, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 bigger).
Significantly longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is only a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (11s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

100% wider field of view Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a field of view of 100%, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is only a unknown% field of view digital camera (100% narrower).
1,000 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a display resolution of 461,000 pixels, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,000 pixels lower).
Higher maximum playback zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a maximum playback zoom of 10x, but the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is only a unknownx maximum playback zoom digital camera (10x lower).
3.5h longer maximum battery life Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 3.5h battery life digital camera. That's 3.5h longer than the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (unknownh). Read more

The maximum battery life is the maximum length of time that the camera could run for if not excessively using the playback features.

A longer battery life allows you use the camera for more days before you need to change the battery or recharge it.

Seventy more shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a digital camera that takes 260.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S6900 only takes 190.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Available from 1 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 10 reviews, the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has an average expert review score of 79%, but the Nikon Coolpix S6900 has an average rating of 69% (based on 11 reviews).
11 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a megapixel count of 16MP, but the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is only a 12.1MP digital camera (3.9MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

7% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS (3.3).
Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a vari-angle LCD display, but the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS does not have a vari-angle LCD display.
Lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a 181g digital camera. That's 46g lighter than the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS (181g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

3.1mm shorter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a height of 58mm, however the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 61.1mm tall digital camera (3.1mm taller).
Thinner Edit
Nikon Coolpix S6900 is 27.9mm deep, but the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 32.6mm deep digital camera (4.7mm thicker).
Marginally narrower Edit
Nikon Coolpix S6900 is 99.4mm wide, but the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 106.4mm wide digital camera (7mm wider).
WiFi connectivity Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 supports WiFi connectivity, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS does not support WiFi connectivity. Read more

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

£65 cheaper
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 is £65.42 cheaper than the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS.
One more awards
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has 3 awards, but the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has 2 awards.
User reviews are moderately better
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has an average user review score of 76%, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has an average rating of 73% (based on 52 reviews).

Reasons Against

12 Reasons Against
3.9MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a megapixel count of 12.1MP, however the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a 16MP digital camera (3.9MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 larger than the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (3.3).
Does not have a vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS does not have a vari-angle LCD display, but the Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a vari-angle LCD display.
46g heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 227g digital camera. That's 46g heavier than the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (181g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

A bit taller Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 61.1mm tall digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a 58mm tall digital camera (3.1mm shorter).
15% thicker Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a depth of 32.6mm, however the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a 27.9mm deep digital camera (4.7mm thinner).
7mm wider Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a width of 106.4mm, however the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a 99.4mm wide digital camera (7mm narrower).
Does not support WiFi connectivity Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS does not support WiFi connectivity, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S6900 supports WiFi connectivity. Read more

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

£65 more expensive
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix S6900 by £65.42.
Over one year older
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is older than the Nikon Coolpix S6900 by 22 months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has received 2 awards, the Nikon Coolpix S6900 has received 3 awards.
Moderately Lower user review Score
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS only has an average user rating of 73%, but the Nikon Coolpix S6900 has an average user rating of 76% (based on 11 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
Hugely smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has an optical zoom of 12x, but the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 20x optical zoom digital camera (8x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

A bit bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a maximum aperture of 6.6, but the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 6.8 maximum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a 300mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 200mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS (300mm).
A lot bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, however the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 smaller).
11s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 4s, however the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera (11s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

A bit lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels, however the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 461,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,000 pixels higher).
Seventy less shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 takes 190.00 shots per battery charge, however the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS only takes 260.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Fewer sellers
Only 1 shop sell the Nikon Coolpix S6900, but 2 shops sell the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
A lot Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is only 69%, whereas the average expert rating of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is 79% (based on 10 reviews).

Awards

2 Awards
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3 Awards
Ephotozine: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
planet-sansfil.com: 4 Star

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
12.1MP 16MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Optical Sensor Size
 2/3"
BEST
 2/3"
Still Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 1200 x 1200
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 1200 x 1200
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
BEST
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.76MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Grey
 Grey

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x
BEST
12x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
6.8
BEST
6.6
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
500mm
BEST
300mm
Minimum Focal Length
25mm 25mm
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 90 4.5 - 54
Lens
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Extra / Smart Zoom
40x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
12/10 9/7
Combined Zoom
80x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.05m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 125
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 125
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
125
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
4s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
1 - 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 3.5 0.5 - 2.8
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps 60fps
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.263
 H.264
BEST
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.263
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@60fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
BEST
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 30MB
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
BEST
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
461,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Custom Colour
 Custom colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Underwater
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Underwater
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
227g 181g
BEST
Height
61.1mm 58mm
BEST
Depth
32.6mm 27.9mm
BEST
Width
106.4mm 99.4mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
227g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
NB-6L EN-EL19
Maximum Battery Life
3.5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
260 shots
BEST
190 shots

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX,PhotoStitch Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
BEST
 USB
 AC
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Included Wrist Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included wrist strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
BEST
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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