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Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
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Canon PowerShot SX270 HS Digital Camera

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12.1MP 20x CMOS Mar 2013
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Capture smooth movies and sharp shots with 20x zoom The ideal compact for every family occasion, the PowerShot SX270 HS has a powerful 20x zoom to get you closer to the action, advanced Full HD... More
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44 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The editors of two expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this Canon digital camera. PhotographyBlog.com and Vido.com.ua both gave this Canon camera a "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, gadgetspeak.com and digitalkamera.de this camera has an average expert rating of 79%. It seems that experts are not that keen on this Canon camera.

Average User Reviews

The average user rating of this Canon camera is 73 out of 100 based on 95 user reviews.

Good Quality Lens

A few Canon PowerShot SX270 HS owners who reviewed it agreed that it had a good zoom. E. Smith wrote “The flexibility of a 20x zoom is incredible, especially on a bright day.” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS. E. Smith also wrote “Really like the long zoom.”. Ed wrote on Amazon three years ago “And the images are certainly sharp even at full zoom” in his review.

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens. Three years ago E. Smith scored the product 80 out of 100 and said “I normally prefer a brighter lens, having had an F2 until this.”. One Canon PowerShot SX270 HS owner who bought it concluded that it had a good image stabiliser.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Canon PowerShot SX270 HS reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS was able to produce good images. Three years ago A Donohue gave the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS a very good rating and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “This camera takes excellent photos”. A Donohue also mentioned “Even though I wasn't near the stage it was able to take great photos in different lighting without having to use the flash!”. Dave G wrote two years ago “Only if you want great photographs and never use the video mode” in his review of this digital camera yet he only gave the product a score of 3 stars.

Two Canon PowerShot SX270 HS reviewers concluded that it was good in low light. Ed wrote “Great for low-light shots”. Sarah W-B wrote on Amazon “A great camera, which is fantastic in low light situations”.

One Canon PowerShot SX270 HS reviewer who purchased this digital camera concluded that it had a good ISO range. Three years ago Ed mentioned in his review of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS on Amazon “I shot at 800 iso, at full focal length” but despite that he only scored the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS 3 stars.

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Good Size

Eleven people who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS concluded that it was compact. Two years ago Dave G mentioned in his review on Amazon “You will see that within the compact world Sony”. Dave G also wrote “Ageing Sony HX9v compact camera and wanted a cheap'ish new camera (around”. Three years ago Ed mentioned “For a compact it was certainly great” in his Canon PowerShot SX270 HS review.

Several people who reviewed it concluded that it was a good weight. Richard Allen mentioned “Great light weight alternative to DSLR when skiing”. Three years ago Sarah W-B scored the product 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “Has some reassuring weight behind it, so it doesn't feel cheap”.

One Canon PowerShot SX270 HS owner said in their reviews that this digital camera was a squeeze to fit in. E. Smith wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS on Amazon “I bought a Lowepro Dashpoint 10 Bag for Camera - Slate Grey which fits perfectly, although it's a squeeze when I put a spare battery in”.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who reviewed the product considered that it was good quality. E. Smith said “Have taken around 1,500 shots and am very impressed with the picture quality”. Two years ago Nicky Payne said “Quality of pictures are clear and true”. In the same month Richard Allen mentioned “I was pleasantly surprised with the image quality of this camera, image stabilisation proved excellent”.

Easy to Use

Some Canon PowerShot SX270 HS owners wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS was easy to use. Nicky Payne mentioned “Meets my expectations - easy to use for non-professional” in his review of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS and rated it as very good. Nicky Payne also mentioned “Easy to use, clear instructions, intuitive functions”. Richard Allen said in his review “I purchased the SX270 to use as compact alternative to my Canon 7D for a recent ski holiday”.

Three people who reviewed the product thought it was easy to use the menus. Victoria Ward wrote “Amazing camera, loads of great settings on it” and gave it a very good review.

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Good Video Capture

A few Canon PowerShot SX270 HS reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was good for video recording. Andrew Johnson wrote “It will record about 45 mins to 1 hour of 640 x 480 video (not really too worried about HD myself”. Jack Cooper gave it a score of 4 stars and he wrote two years ago “Zoom motor sound is clearly picked up in video recording” in his Canon PowerShot SX270 HS review. John Boland mentioned in his review of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS “Also the reputation that it has established on Amazon - I can't fault the cameras photo/video quality”.

Good Technical Features

Several customers who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS mentioned that it had good features. Rjm mentioned in their Canon PowerShot SX270 HS review on Amazon “We have wanted a new compact camera for a while, this is reasonably prices and has loads of features, still getting used to itIt has had limited use so far”. Ephotozine.com said “The Canon Powershot SX270 HS offers a lot of optical zoom in a compact camera body and has a number of features that the traveller will find appealing.” in their review. Expert website Photographyblog.com scored this digital camera 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The SX270 has a 20x, 25-500mm optical zoom lens with built-in anti-shake system that features an enhanced Dynamic IS with 5-axis stablizer”.

Nice Design

Three customers agreed that this digital camera was good looking. Jack Cooper mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Nevertheless the sound quality instantly ruins the beautiful 1080p/60fps video quality”. Three years ago Sarah W-B mentioned “It looks really nice style wise”.

Good Brand

We checked 19,570 expert and owner reviews for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically for its compact camera digital cameras.

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Robust

One customer who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was reliable. Dave G wrote on Amazon “In addition to a Sony A77 I had a very reliable”. One Canon PowerShot SX270 HS owner who bought the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS reckoned that it was well made.

Reasonably Priced

Some people who bought this digital camera considered that it was good value for money. Two years ago Andrew Johnson mentioned on Amazon “This is another excellent all-rounder from Canon - good value, good features, good photos, good usability”. Jonquil Anderson wrote last year “Great value for money, has all the settings of an SLR” in their review.

Good Support

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance.

Good Flash

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had a good flash. Andrew Johnson mentioned on Amazon “The flash is surprisingly good really, considering how tiny it is” in his review.

Good Connectivity

One Canon PowerShot SX270 HS owner considered that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Ed said three years ago “It does not have panorama, social connectivity is rubbish as i don't want to jump through hoops of fire to get my pics on the social networking sites”.

One customer who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS said that it was wifi compatible. Rjm mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS on Amazon “We did look at the 280 as it has Wi-Fi” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Price Drop of £43.23

The price of the PowerShot SX270 HS has dropped by £43.23 in the last 48 days.

Fairly Large Screen Size

The smallest screen size of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 1" and the largest is 4.8". With a screen size of 3 inches, the PowerShot SX270 HS has one of the larger screen sizes amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S9300[plb_408824_price] which is cheaper.

If this camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8") which is also higher rated.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the WB250F[pl_1585457_price], and the WB250F[pl_1585457_price] both from Samsung or the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] which has better reviews; or the Coolpix S9300[pl_408824_price], and the Coolpix S9300[pl_408824_price] both from Nikon which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot SX270 HS supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age which do not support Full HD video.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price], the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot SX270 HS the optical zooms range from 2.7x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x. The PowerShot SX270 HS has one of the bigger optical zooms (20 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

If this compact camera camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (21x), the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] (30x), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (30x) which is also higher rated.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot SX270 HS has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price], the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX270 HS also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price], the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price].

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Quite High JPEG Frame Rate

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX270 HS the JPEG frame rates range from 15fps to 240fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 32fps. When compared to other digital cameras of this age and spec, the PowerShot SX270 HS's JPEG frame rate of 60 frames per second is one of the highest.

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Has Five Photo Effects

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Canon camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX270 HS. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

At 500 millimeters, the PowerShot SX270 HS has a quite long maximum focal length compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX270 HS. Digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX270 HS have maximum focal lengths of between 0.28mm and 1,800mm.

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Fairly High Maximum Playback Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX270 HS has a fairly high maximum playback zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX270 HS. The lowest maximum playback zoom of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX270 HS is 1x, the highest is 16x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 8.8x.

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Quite Big Combined Zoom

The PowerShot SX270 HS has one of the bigger combined zoom (80 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The smallest combined zoom of similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX270 HS is 3x, the biggest is 1,600x, and the average combined zoom is 50x.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot SX270 HS has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112, 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2664. The best still image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Quite Big Extra / Smart Zoom

Cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot SX270 HS have extra / smart zooms of between 1.3x and 96x, and the average extra / smart zoom is 26x. The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has one of the bigger extra / smart zooms (40 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of 6.8, the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has one of the smaller maximum apertures amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The maximum apertures of compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX270 HS range from 1.8 to 87, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX270 HS. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Canon camera support a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX270 HS.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The PowerShot SX270 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this age and type. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX270 HS. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The PowerShot SX270 HS has a greater number of light exposure modes than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Canon camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot SX270 HS. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, the PowerShot SX270 HS has a fairly high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX270 HS. The maximum ISO speeds of cameras of this type and age range from 200 to 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

Cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX270 HS have display resolutions of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels. The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has one of the higher display resolutions (461,000 pixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Features Five Auto Focus

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on digital cameras of this age and type. The auto focus "Multi Point Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot SX270 HS have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.0005s and 250s. The PowerShot SX270 HS has one of the longer maximum camera shutter speeds (15 seconds) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the PowerShot SX270 HS is more than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX270 HS. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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TFT Display

The PowerShot SX270 HS has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The best display of all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is OLED and the worst is LCD.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has one of the smaller minimum ISO speed (only 80) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The minimum ISO speed of cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot SX270 HS range from 10 to 1,600, and the average minimum ISO speed is 99.

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20 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

A few Canon PowerShot SX270 HS reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good battery life. Jack Cooper mentioned “Battery life is appalling; there's no other word to describe it” in his Canon PowerShot SX270 HS review. Kf "m" mentioned in their Canon PowerShot SX270 HS review on Amazon “What is the point if the battery life is pathetic”. Two years ago Robin Brockway said in his Canon PowerShot SX270 HS review “Same battery problem”.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person wrote in their reviews that it was not noisy. Three years ago Ed gave the product a score of 60 out of 100 and he wrote in his Canon PowerShot SX270 HS review on Amazon “The noise was not noticeable.”.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The PowerShot SX270 HS does not support video recording. Most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX270 HS do support video recording.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support video recording which you might also want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix S9300[plb_408824_price].

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot SX270 HS the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP. The PowerShot SX270 HS has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 12.1 megapixels) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 12.1MP cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot N[plb_1478196_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] (12.2MP), or the Samsung WB250F[plb_1585457_price] (14.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The PowerShot SX270 HS does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX270 HS also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Lumix DMC-TZ60[pl_2145753_price], or the Lumix DMC-GF6[pl_2147371_price] both from Panasonic or the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The PowerShot SX270 HS is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX270 HS are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price]; or the Nikon Coolpix S9300[plb_408824_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS

The PowerShot SX270 HS does not have a GPS. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix S9300[plb_408824_price] or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] are also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The PowerShot SX270 HS is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX270 HS the weights range from 20g to 710g. With a weight of 227 grams, the PowerShot SX270 HS is one of the heavier compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix S9300[plb_408824_price] (215g) which is also cheaper.

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Only One Auto Focus Point

The PowerShot SX270 HS is a one auto focus point camera. Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX270 HS have between 1 and 255 auto focus points.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the PowerShot SX270 HS is more than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This Canon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of this type and age. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is more than most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on cameras of this age and type. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The PowerShot SX270 HS has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported audio format is AC3, but this audio format is not supported by this Canon camera. The audio formats LC-AAC are also supported by this camera.

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Only Two Aspheric Elements

Most cameras of this type and age have between 1 and 14 aspheric elements, including the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS which has two aspheric elements.

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Expensive

The price range of cameras that came out more than two years ago is from £29 to £293. We think that this camera looks expensive compared to other cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Only Has Two Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the PowerShot SX270 HS is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX270 HS. The playback mode "Single image" is also found on this Canon camera.

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Thick

With a depth of 32.6 millimeters, the PowerShot SX270 HS is fairly thick compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot SX270 HS. Cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot SX270 HS have depths of between 4mm and 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm.

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Only Has Eight White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the PowerShot SX270 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX270 HS. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Tungsten" and "Underwater" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX270 HS is 3.2, and the minimum apertures range from 1.3 to 6.6. The PowerShot SX270 HS has a fairly large minimum aperture (3.5) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX270 HS.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has one of the larger closest focusing distances (0.05 meters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The closest focusing distances of cameras of this type and age range from 0.01m to 30m.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this compact camera camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX270 HS has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot N[plb_1478196_price] which has better reviews; or the Nikon Coolpix S9300[plb_408824_price] which is cheaper.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the WB250F[pl_1585457_price] (5x), or the WB150F[pl_2060742_price] (5x) both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on cameras of a comparable age and type to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot SX270 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Canon PowerShot N[plb_1478196_price], or the Samsung WB250F[plb_1585457_price] which has better reviews; or the Nikon Coolpix S9300[plb_408824_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a camera with a better sensor type then you might want to consider the Samsung WB150F[plb_2060742_price] (CCD) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Smile Detection
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Orientation Sensor
Custom Colour
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Live View
Playback Mode
Contrast Adjustment
Direct Printing
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Technical Details
Image Processor
Self-Timer

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Expert Reviews

(10)
28 March 2014

Cameras that fit in a pocket or purse are often considered only for novices, not so this offering from Canon is one of their PowerShot range that used to be larger in size until they swapped to... Read more…

18 December 2013

The Canon Powershot SX270 HS offers a lot of optical zoom in a compact camera body and has a number of features that the traveller will find appealing, but lacks GPS and Wi-Fi, which is found on...

13 September 2013

PhotographyBlog.com

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS camera is a new travel-zoom camera that replaces the SX260 HS model. The SX270 has a 20x, 25-500mm optical zoom lens with built-in anti-shake system that features an... Read more…

28 June 2013

Nous reprochions au SX260 HS son manque d'innovation par rapport au SX230 HS . Cependant, l'appareil avait récolté une bonne note en raison d'un comportement sain et efficace sur le c?ur... Read more…

18 July 2014

Er zijn natuurlijk ook compactcamera's te koop voor minder dan 100 euro, maar behalve dat je dan 8 of 10 keer in kunt zoomen, zullen veel foto's niet veel beter zijn dan die je met een smartphone... Read more…

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User Reviews

(52)
Reviewed 14 January 2014 by John Boland
(Verified Purchase)

I ordered two of these SX270HS's with high expectations from reading online reviews and also the reputation that it has established on Amazon - I can't fault the cameras photo/video quality but it... Read more…

Reviewed 16 June 2013 by E. Smith
(Verified Purchase)

I've had Canons for many years, Ixus's, a G10 and a D350, but I've never had a so-called travel zoom with a long lens. I normally prefer a brighter lens, having had an F2 until this, but the Digic... Read more…

Reviewed 13 December 2013 by Sarah W-B
(Verified Purchase)

I am giving this camera 4 and 1/2 stars, but it won't let you put in the half! This is a great camera, it is compact, but has some reassuring weight behind it, so it doesn't feel cheap. It looks... Read more…

Reviewed 22 August 2014 by Dave G

Well here you are looking for a new camera and wanting to find out more about the Canon SX270HS, should you buy one ?, in short; yes, but only if you want great photographs and never use the video... Read more…

Reviewed 22 June 2013 by Ed
(Verified Purchase)

As the title says, i took some pics at the recent Pet Shop Boys concert at the London o2 and it turned out great. I come from a dSLR and SLR background, so i'm not easily impressed. Of course it... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 8228b005, canon 8228b011aa
Barcodes 00616932802249, 04054842255131, 05053973050218, 05053973870199, 08714574598635, 08714574598666, 08714574598673, 08714574598697

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