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

4 Reasons For
Higher ISO sensitivity (max) 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 ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 80. That's 20 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (100).
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.

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).
10 Reasons For
Higher megapixel 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 number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 larger).
Vastly longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) 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 (35mm film equiv) 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).
60% bigger combined zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 200x combined zoom digital camera. That's 120x bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS (200x).
Wi-Fi Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS 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.

5 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 51 reviews).

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel 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 number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
2x shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 500mm, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 1,200mm maximum focal length digital camera (700mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) 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).
Vastly smaller combined zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is an 80x combined zoom digital camera. That's 120x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (200x).
Does not support wi-Fi Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS does not support wi-Fi, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS does. 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.

Fewer sellers
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is only stocked by 1 store, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is stocked by 6 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by one month
The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is one month 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).
4 Reasons Against
3,200 lower ISO sensitivity (max) 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 ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100. That's 20 bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS (100).
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.

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

26 months Ago 25 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 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
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.8MP
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 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.5
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 3.4
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
500mm 1,200mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
25mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.5 - 90 4.3 - 215
Extra/Smart Zoom
40x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/10 13/10
Combined Zoom
80x 200x
BEST
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
 multi point
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 multi point
 Multi Point 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
 Auto Focus (AF) 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 (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 0.5
Auto Focus (AF) Points
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400
BEST
3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80
BEST
100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s 15s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

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
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Range (tele)
1 - 2 1.3 - 3
Flash Recharging Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 10s
Flash Range (wide)
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
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@120fps
 320×240@240fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@120fps
 320×240@240fps
 1280x720@30fps
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
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
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
 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

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x 10x
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Sports
 Underwater
 Night
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Sports
 Underwater
 Night
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
227g
BEST
442g
Height
61.1mm 81.7mm
Depth
32.6mm 91.9mm
Width
106.4mm 120mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 442g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NB-6L NB-6LH
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,060mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
210 shots 210 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.7V

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 10 - 90
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

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
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included

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
 Self-timer
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