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Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX420 is

£238.99
Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
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A highly rated but moderately out of date bridge digital camera, good for landscape photography
Bridge 20MP 42x Yes Jan 2016
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Canon PowerShot SX420 is Review

With excellent reviews but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot SX420 is number 406 across all digital cameras.
86
Reviews
26 Reviews
60
Value for Money
Good
72
Features
Good Features
81
Age
2 Years Old
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has marvellous user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 73%, based on 26 reviews. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it 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.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average megapixels
Bigger than average optical zoom
PowerShot sx420 IS
Capture every detail
Instant HD movies
Connect and share
Stunning results
Effortless creativity
Only 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution
Very low maximum ISO sensitivity

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the PowerShot SX420 IS with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for landscape photography, ranking number 304 in landscape photography cameras. It is also very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 304 in wildlife photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 254 in portrait photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

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Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Video Reviews

How Big is the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS?

The Canon PowerShot SX420 IS is 104.4mm wide and 85.1mm tall. It is 69.1mm deep and weighs g.

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS front dimensions
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Canon PowerShot SX420 is In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including parentesis.com and Les Numeriques.com the average expert rating of this Canon camera is 63%. This means that digital camera experts really don't rate this camera very highly.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 24 owner reviews this Canon camera has a superb overall owner rating. Over 72% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Six people said in their reviews that it was easy to use.

Canon Has Very Good Camera Reviews

We checked 42,313 user and expert reviews (including 8,757 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has very good reviews compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Five people who purchased it thought it was good value for money.

  • This is good for a occasional photographer like myself and is better (and more affordable) than any phone on the market…
  • All in all, its bang on for its price range… Throughout the zoom range it takes lovely sharp colourful pictures at a size you can easily edit…
  • If you're looking for a point and shoot camera then this would be a good budget choice…
  • Good handling and features for experienced photographers for reasonable price…
  • Feels cheap…
    Pat & Mike (Amazon) - August 2016

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Four owners agreed that it had a good zoom.

  • All in all, its bang on for its price range… Throughout the zoom range it takes lovely sharp colourful pictures at a size you can easily edit…
  • The zoom lens is very easy to use…
  • Very clear sharp pictures, fantastic zoom well worth buying…
    Jane (Amazon) - August 2016
  • Nice camera great zoom lots of features…

Users Report Good Product Quality

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Seven people who purchased it agreed that it was able to produce good images.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the product was compact.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the cheapest 60% of cameras, it has excellent reviews and is under 3 years old but has mediocre features, and at £238.99 it does not appear to be great value for money overall.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS and the United Kingdom price of £238.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $194.77 (£270.63).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since January 2016.

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Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS of 20MP is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 22% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest megapixels of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS of 42x is in the biggest 13% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the PowerShot SX420 IS is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The best resolution of all cameras is 3840 x 3840 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The PowerShot SX420 IS's minimum aperture number of 3.5 is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 12% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot SX420 IS has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The PowerShot SX420 IS's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 1,600 is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 7% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Canon PowerShot SX420 IS has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a USB Connectivity

The PowerShot SX420 IS has a USB connectivity, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not have a USB connectivity.

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Only 195 Battery Life

The PowerShot SX420 IS is a camera that takes 195 shots battery life.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Canon PowerShot SX420 IS's image sensor size of 0.435" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 62% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Live View

The PowerShot SX420 IS supports live view. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The PowerShot SX420 IS features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 78% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The PowerShot SX420 IS has an orientation sensor. 92% of cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the PowerShot SX420 IS of 4x is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 59% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The PowerShot SX420 IS's display diagonal of 3" is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 48% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PowerShot SX420 IS supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 87% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Self-Timer

The Canon PowerShot SX420 IS has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The PowerShot SX420 IS's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 86% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The PowerShot SX420 IS supports Wi-Fi. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Canon PowerShot SX420 IS features contrast adjustment, unlike 83% of cameras which do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Supports Direct Printing

The PowerShot SX420 IS supports direct printing. 88% of cameras do not support direct printing.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The PowerShot SX420 IS features brightness adjustment, unlike 78% of cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon powershot 1068c001, canon 1068c001, canon 1069c001, canon mp42x

Barcodes:

00013803269345, 04549292056488, 04549292056556

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