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Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

£239.99
£149.00 £90.99 cheaper than 65 days ago
vido.com.ua Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
An award winning compact camera, good for wildlife photography
Compact 12.1MP 20x Yes Dec 2014
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Canon PowerShot SX270 HS Review

With very good reviews, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS number 267 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
100 Reviews + 2 Awards
49
Value for Money
Average
38
Features
Missing Some Features
54
Age
2 Years Old
55
Overall Score
Average

Why Has it Scored 55?

It has good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 78%, based on 100 reviews. This digital camera has received two awards including a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com plus one other site. Canon digital 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 2017.
Customers report it is easy to use, good lens quality and picture quality. However they also report sub-standard battery life.
The PowerShot SX270 HS is missing some features:
Quite low megapixels sensor
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Quite large minimum aperture number
Only 210 battery life

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 186 in wildlife photography cameras. However average for sports photography, ranking number 213 in sports photography cameras as well being mediocre for portrait photography, ranking number 226 in portrait photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Mediocre
27
Landscape Photography
Mediocre
1
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
55
Sports Photography
Average
77
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks.
There is a 78% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

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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

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Canon PowerShot SX270 HS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by both review sites PhotographyBlog.com and Vido.com.ua, both of which concluded that this Canon digital camera was very good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, gadgetspeak.com and clubic.com the average expert rating of this camera is 79 out of 100.

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Average User Reviews

On average, PowerShot SX270 HS owners rated this camera 73 out of 100.

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Users Report Poor Battery Life

Eight people agreed that it 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
  • A full battery was displayed, so in short if you press the red movie button you just cannot guess how long video will last, surely a serious flaw…
  • 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
  • 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…
  • This camera would be brilliant if it weren't for the battery issues…
    BH (Amazon) - July 2014
  • What is the point if the battery life is pathetic…
    KF "M" (Amazon) - October 2014
  • It takes great pictures when the battery is working…
    KF "M" (Amazon) - October 2014
  • If you have one with this problem, try charging it for longer than the green charging light indicates…
  • Same battery problem…
  • This camera would be brilliant if it weren't for the battery issues, which make it completely unreliable…
    BH (Amazon) - July 2014

Canon Has Excellent Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 35,794 user and expert reviews (including 7,072 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews. 96% 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

Four customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use and two owners considered that this digital camera was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Four people considered that this digital camera had a good zoom.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Nine owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Four customers who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS thought it was compact.

Users Report Great Product Quality

Three owners who bought it concluded that it was good quality.

  • Nothing more than a gimmick with very poor quality and no sound…
  • If you can get it to work properly the video mode provides good quality with exceptional sound quality…
  • The image quality of photos is excellent, with the high pixel resolution allowing high zoom levels without distortion…
  • Quality of pictures are clear and true…

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Four customers who purchased this digital camera thought 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
  • If you can get it to work properly the video mode provides good quality with exceptional sound quality…
  • 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…
  • Great for photo's, dire for Video & ultimately very frustrating…
  • 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
  • Zoom motor sound is clearly picked up in video recording…
    Jack Cooper (Amazon) - November 2014

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £149.00 it is cheaper than 77% of digital cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS and the United Kingdom price of £149.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $274.99 (£359.49).

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Features

Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS of only 12.1MP is in the lowest 17% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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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 the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS's optical zoom of 20x is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 70% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot SX270 HS has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of cameras.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the PowerShot SX270 HS of 3.5 is in the largest 15% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average ISO Sensitivity (max)

The PowerShot SX270 HS's ISO sensitivity (max) of 6,400 is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 58% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Weight

The PowerShot SX270 HS's weight of 227g is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 56% 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. 66% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Only 210 Battery Life

The PowerShot SX270 HS is a camera that takes 210 shots battery life.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The PowerShot SX270 HS features flash exposure compensation, unlike 80% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Live View

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of cameras do not support live view.

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Has an HDMI Port

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. 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.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 87% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 61% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Custom Colours

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

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the PowerShot SX270 HS of 4x is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 53% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Smile Detection

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS features smile detection, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The PowerShot SX270 HS does not feature bluetooth, although this is within the context that 96% of digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most other digital cameras, the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS does not support Wi-Fi. 72% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has an orientation sensor, which is unusual. 93% of digital cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The PowerShot SX270 HS features brightness adjustment, unlike 79% of cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a self-timer, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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Supports Direct Printing

The PowerShot SX270 HS supports direct printing, unlike 89% of cameras which do not support direct printing.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS of 0.435" is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 48% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the PowerShot SX270 HS is 4000 x 3000. That's 25% lower still image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. In addition, this camera supports still image resolutions of 4000 x 2664, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992 plus 13 more values. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Canon camera was released in December 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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Barcodes:

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

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