Canon PowerShot SX270 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 6.8 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.3 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (6.5).
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,200 higher than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (3,200).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (100).
Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (30fps).
215g lighter Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a weight of 227g, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 442g digital camera (215g heavier). 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.

34% shorter Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a height of 61.1mm. That's 20.6mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (81.7mm).
Hugely thinner Edit
Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is 32.6mm deep. That's 59.3mm thinner than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (91.9mm).
Narrower Edit
Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is 106.4mm wide. That's 13.6mm narrower than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (120mm).
260.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS takes 260.00 shots per battery charge, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS only takes 210.00 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.

Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is 79%, whereas the average rating of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 73% (based on 18 reviews).
9 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 16MP digital camera. That's 3.9MP higher than the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS (16MP). 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.

60% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 50x optical zoom digital camera. That's 30x bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS (50x). 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.

0.1 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a minimum aperture of 3.4, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 larger).
Vastly longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a maximum focal length of 1,200mm, however the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is only a 500mm maximum focal length digital camera (700mm shorter).
5% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS (24mm).
Cheaper by £82
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is £82.43 cheaper than the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS.
13 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
One more awards
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has 3 awards from expert review sites, but the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has 2 awards.
Much better user reviews
Based on 57 reviews, the average user review score of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 88%, whereas the average rating of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is 73% (based on 52 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 12.1MP digital camera. That's 3.9MP lower than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (16MP). 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.

Hugely smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 20x optical zoom digital camera. That's 30x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (50x). 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.

Marginally larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a minimum aperture of 3.5, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
2x shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a maximum focal length of 500mm, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 1,200mm maximum focal length digital camera (700mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (24mm).
More expensive by £82
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is £82.43 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS.
Fewer sellers
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is only stocked by 2 shops, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is stocked by 15 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by over one year
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is 22 months older than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS.
One less award
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has only received 2 awards, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has received 3 awards.
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The average user rating of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is only 73%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 88% (based on 57 reviews).
10 Reasons Against
5% bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.3 bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS (6.5).
3,200 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,200 lower than the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS (3,200).
20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS (100).
Vastly lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps lower than the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS (30fps).
A lot heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a weight of 442g, however the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 227g digital camera (215g lighter). 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.

Taller Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a height of 81.7mm. That's 20.6mm taller than the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS (81.7mm).
Thicker Edit
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 91.9mm deep. That's 59.3mm thicker than the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS (91.9mm).
Wider Edit
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 120mm wide. That's 13.6mm wider than the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS (120mm).
Only 210.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS takes 210.00 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.

Expert review Rating is Worse
The average expert rating of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is only 73%, whereas the average expert rating of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is 79% (based on 10 reviews).

Awards

2 Awards
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
3 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
ua.gecid.com: Easy to Use
vido.com.ua: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
12.1MP 16MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
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
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 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
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.8MP
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 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
6.8
BEST
6.5
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.4
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
500mm 1,200mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
25mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 90 4.3 - 215
Lens
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure
12/10 13/10
Combined Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 200x

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.05m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.3 - 215
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 0.5
Auto Focus Point
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

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

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s 15s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Tele Flash Range
1 - 2 1.3 - 3
Flash Recharging Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 10s
Flash Range
0.5 - 3.5 0.5 - 5
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
30fps
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.263
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.263
 H.264
 MP4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++

Memory

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

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
461,000 pixels 461,000 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
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
 Skin tones
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Skin tones
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 10x
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Custom Colour
 Custom colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
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)
 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)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
227g
BEST
442g
Height
61.1mm
BEST
81.7mm
Depth
32.6mm
BEST
91.9mm
Width
106.4mm
BEST
120mm
Weight Including Battery
227g
BEST
442g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-6L NB-6LH
Maximum Battery Life
3.5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,060mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
260 shots
BEST
210 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.7V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 10 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
BEST
 USB
 AC
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Other Features

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 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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