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

7 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.

40% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 500mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 200mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (300mm).
45 smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 bigger).
Significantly longer slowest 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.

1,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 461,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,000 pixels lower).
Twenty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a digital camera that takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S6900 only takes 190.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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 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).
7 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a megapixel 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 number 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.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 supports wi-Fi, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS does not support wi-Fi. 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.

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 51 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
3.9MP lower megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a megapixel 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 number Edit
Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is 3.5 minimum aperture. 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.

Does not support wi-Fi Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS does not support wi-Fi, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S6900 supports wi-Fi. 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.

One year older
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is older than the Nikon Coolpix S6900 by one year.
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).
8 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.

Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 300mm. That's 200mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS (300mm).
A lot bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 125, however the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 smaller).
11s shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a slowest 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 (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,000 pixels, however the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 461,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,000 pixels higher).
Twenty less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 takes 190.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS only takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

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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
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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
12.1MP 16MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.76MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x
BEST
12x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.6
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 3.3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
500mm
BEST
300mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
25mm 25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.5 - 90 4.5 - 54
Extra/Smart Zoom
40x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/10 9/7
Combined Zoom
80x Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Aspheric Elements
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) 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 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.02 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 6,400
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80
BEST
125
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
1 - 2 1.5 - 1
Flash Range (wide)
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@120fps
 320×240@240fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@120fps
 320×240@240fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

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

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 30MB
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
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
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
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
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 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 Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Sports
 Underwater
 Backlight
 Beach
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Sports
 Underwater
 Backlight
 Beach
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
227g 181g
BEST
Height
61.1mm 58mm
Depth
32.6mm 27.9mm
Width
106.4mm 99.4mm

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
NB-6L EN-EL19
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
210 shots
BEST
190 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Mac Operating Systems Supported
 Mac operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX,PhotoStitch Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

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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