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Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
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An award winning and good spec compact camera
Compact 12.1MP 20x Yes Mar 2013
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Canon PowerShot SX270 HS Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS number 888 across all digital cameras.
90
Reviews
176 Reviews + 2 Awards
72
Features
Good Features
62
Age
4 Years Old
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It has good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 79%, based on 176 reviews. This digital camera has received two awards including a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com plus one other site. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report it is easy to use, it is fairly priced and good lens quality. However they also report inferior battery life.
The PowerShot SX270 HS has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

62
Portrait Photography
Good
32
Landscape Photography
Mediocre
21
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
55
Sports Photography
Average
64
Wildlife Photography
Good

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS Video Reviews

How Big is the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS?

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is 106.4mm wide and 61.1mm tall. It is 32.6mm deep and weighs 227g.

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS front dimensions
Canon PowerShot SX270 HS size in context

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Two Industry Awards

This camera received a "Recommended" award from both review websites PhotographyBlog.com and Vido.com.ua, both of which decided that this Canon camera was very good.

Average Expert Reviews

Six experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, digitalkamera.de and gadgetspeak.com have rated this camera on average 78 out of 100.

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Average Owner Reviews

On average, based on 170 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Canon camera is 77%. Over 73% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report Sub-Standard Battery Life

Eight people thought the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS did not have a good battery life.

  • Good and bad, battery problems which firmware update did NOT CURE BATTERY PROBLEMS…
    TomR (Amazon.co.uk) - November 2015
  • This camera would be brilliant if it weren't for the battery issues, which make it completely unreliable…
    BH (Amazon) - July 2014
  • Battery life is appalling; there's no other word to describe it…
    Jack Cooper (Amazon) - November 2014
  • Same battery problem…
  • If you have one with this problem, try charging it for longer than the green charging light indicates…
  • It takes great pictures when the battery is working…
    KF "M" (Amazon) - October 2014
  • What is the point if the battery life is pathetic…
    KF "M" (Amazon) - October 2014
  • This camera would be brilliant if it weren't for the battery issues…
    BH (Amazon) - July 2014
  • Firstly, this camera has an inbuilt fault where it believes the camera battery is dead when using the video recorder setting, when it isn't…
  • The camera records video for 1-5 minutes and then shuts down stating that it has low battery after displaying the battery indicator…
    John Boland (Amazon) - January 2014

Very Good Brand

Based on 42,313 owner and expert reviews (including 8,757 verified purchases), Canon has very good ratings for its digital cameras. 95% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Five customers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use, four people who reviewed it wrote that it was comfortable and easy to hold and two people said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

13 customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Four customers who bought it agreed that it had a good zoom.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Two customers agreed that the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS was well designed.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Nine owners who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce good images.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Four customers wrote that the product was compact.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Two owners who purchased the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS considered that it was strong and durable.

Users Report Great Product Quality

11 people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Four customers who bought this digital camera considered that it was good for video recording.

  • Best to keep video to small blocks of a couple of minutes, hardly ideal…
    TomR (Amazon.co.uk) - November 2015
  • Zoom motor sound is clearly picked up in video recording…
    Jack Cooper (Amazon) - November 2014
  • Battery life for still photographs, even in cold conditions was good and was able to last a full day's skiing, however life reduced dramatically when the video function was used…
    Richard Allen (Amazon) - February 2014
  • Great for photo's, dire for Video & ultimately very frustrating…
  • Firstly, this camera has an inbuilt fault where it believes the camera battery is dead when using the video recorder setting, when it isn't…
  • If you can get it to work properly the video mode provides good quality with exceptional sound quality…

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since March 2013.

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Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the PowerShot SX270 HS of only 12.1MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 82% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The average megapixels of all cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The PowerShot SX270 HS has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the PowerShot SX270 HS of 20x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 34% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of digital cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS of 3.5 is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 5% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS of 6,400 is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 57% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Weight

The PowerShot SX270 HS's weight of 227g is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 55% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The PowerShot SX270 HS features brightness adjustment, unlike 78% of cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS of 500mm is in the longest 8% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS of 0.435" is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 40% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The PowerShot SX270 HS has an external flash connector. 86% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The PowerShot SX270 HS features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 78% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the PowerShot SX270 HS of 4x is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 78% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS's maximum aperture number of 6.8 is in the largest 12% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has an HDMI port. 72% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PowerShot SX270 HS does not support Wi-Fi, although this is within the context that 69% of digital cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS features contrast adjustment, unlike 83% of cameras which do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 59% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has an orientation sensor, unlike 92% of cameras which do not have an orientation sensor.

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Only 480 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot SX270 HS supports a maximum still image resolution of 480 x 480. That's 92% lower still image resolution than a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Supports Direct Printing

The PowerShot SX270 HS supports direct printing, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not support direct printing.

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Supports Live View

The PowerShot SX270 HS supports live view, unlike 83% of cameras which do not support live view.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Supports Custom Colours

The PowerShot SX270 HS supports custom colours. 94% of cameras do not support custom colours.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most other cameras, the PowerShot SX270 HS does not feature bluetooth. 95% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Features Smile Detection

The PowerShot SX270 HS features smile detection, unlike 88% of cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 8228b011aa, info 8228b011aa

Barcodes:

04054842255131, 05053973050218, 05053973870199, 08714574598635, 08714574598666, 08714574598673, 08714574598697

Frequently Asked Questions About the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

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