Canon PowerShot SX270 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S3700

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Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
Nikon Coolpix S3700

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
60% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 20x optical zoom digital camera. That's 12x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (8x). 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 minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a minimum aperture of 3.5, however the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 3.7 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 larger).
Hugely longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a maximum focal length of 500mm, but the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is only a 200mm maximum focal length digital camera (300mm shorter).
50% 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 Nikon Coolpix S3700 (3,200).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is 15s maximum shutter speed. That's 11s longer than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (4s). Read more

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

Larger screen size Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 3" screen digital camera. That's 0.3" larger than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (2.7"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

51% higher display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 461,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 231,000 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (230,000 pixels).
HDMI port Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has an HDMI port, but the Nikon Coolpix S3700 does not have an HDMI port. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

One more awards
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has 2 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S3700 has 1 award.
Much better expert reviews
Based on 10 reviews, the average expert review score of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is 79%, however the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is 68% (based on 7 reviews).
4 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 8MP higher than the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS (20.1MP). 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.

109g lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has a weight of 118g, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 227g digital camera (109g 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.

240.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a digital camera that takes 240.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX270 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.

Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is 83%, but the average rating of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is 73% (based on 52 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
67% lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 12.1MP digital camera. That's 8MP lower than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (20.1MP). 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.

A lot heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a weight of 227g, but the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 118g digital camera (109g 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.

Only 210.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is 210.00, but the Nikon Coolpix S3700 only takes 240.00 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.

Older by one month
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is one month older than the Nikon Coolpix S3700.
User review Rating is much Worse
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS's average user score is only 73%, however the Nikon Coolpix S3700's is 83% (based on 330 reviews).
11 Reasons Against
Two times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is an 8x optical zoom digital camera. That's 12x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS (8x). 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.

Moderately larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has a minimum aperture of 3.7, but the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
300mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has a maximum focal length of 200mm, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 500mm maximum focal length digital camera (300mm longer).
Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,200 lower than the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS (3,200).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 11s shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS (4s). Read more

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

12% smaller screen size Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has a screen size of 2.7". That's 0.3" smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS (2.7"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 231,000 pixels lower than the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS (230,000 pixels).
Does not have an HDMI port Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 does not have an HDMI port, however the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has an HDMI port. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

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One less award
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has only received 1 award, however the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has received 2 awards.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 only has an average expert score of 68%, but the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has an average expert rating of 79% (based on 10 reviews).

Awards

2 Awards
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1 Award
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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
12.1MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
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
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 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
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 20.48MP
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
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x
BEST
8x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Minimum Aperture
3.5
BEST
3.7
Maximum Focal Length
500mm
BEST
200mm
Minimum Focal Length
25mm 25mm
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 90 4.5 - 36
Extra / Smart Zoom
40x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
12/10 8/7
Combined Zoom
80x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
BEST
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking 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 0.5 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
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
 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 80
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
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Pre-flash
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Pre-flash
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)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVI
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVI
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@120fps
 320×240@240fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@120fps
 320×240@240fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 25MB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
461,000 pixels
BEST
230,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Skin tones
 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
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Scene Mode
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Sports
 Underwater
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Sports
 Underwater
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
227g 118g
BEST
Height
61.1mm 58mm
Depth
32.6mm 20.1mm
Width
106.4mm 95.9mm

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-6L EN-EL19
Shot Per Battery Charge
210 shots 240 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

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

System Requirements

Mac Operating System
 Mac operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Windows Operating System
 Windows operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX,PhotoStitch Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

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