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Canon PowerShot SX420 is

£238.99
A highly rated and good value for money bridge camera, good for wildlife photography
Bridge 20MP 42x Yes Jan 2016
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Canon PowerShot SX420 is Review

With excellent reviews and representing very good value for money, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot SX420 is number 91 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 73?

It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 84%. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high megapixels sensor
Quite big optical zoom
Very low ISO sensitivity (max)
Only 195 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 57 in wildlife photography cameras. However good for landscape photography, ranking number 26 in landscape photography cameras as well being mediocre for portrait photography, ranking number 95 in portrait photography cameras.
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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

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS size in context

Canon PowerShot SX420 is In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Canon Has Excellent Camera Reviews

Based on 35,686 user and expert reviews (including 7,145 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its cameras. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good zoom.


Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is under 2 years old but has mediocre features. However at £238.99 it is cheaper than 77% of cameras.

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We found a cheaper price for the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS of $179.99 (£234.47) in the United States. That's a saving of £4.52.

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Features

Quite High Megapixels Sensor

The lowest megapixels of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The PowerShot SX420 IS's sensor megapixels of 20MP is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 21% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the PowerShot SX420 IS of 42x is quite big compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 7% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the PowerShot SX420 IS of 3.5 is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon PowerShot SX420 IS has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the PowerShot SX420 IS of only 1,600 is quite low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 11% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PowerShot SX420 IS supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 88% of digital cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the PowerShot SX420 IS of 4x is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon PowerShot SX420 IS supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The PowerShot SX420 IS has a GPS (satellite), unlike 90% of digital cameras which 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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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The PowerShot SX420 IS's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,010mm is quite long compared to most other cameras. It is in the longest 7% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

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

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The PowerShot SX420 IS features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Canon PowerShot SX420 IS has a self-timer. 82% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The PowerShot SX420 IS features flash exposure compensation. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Only 195 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life, including the PowerShot SX420 IS which takes 195 battery life.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The PowerShot SX420 IS has an orientation sensor, unlike 93% of digital cameras which do not have an orientation sensor.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The PowerShot SX420 IS's image sensor size of 0.435" is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the PowerShot SX420 IS of 3" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Canon PowerShot SX420 IS supports direct printing. 89% of digital cameras do not support direct printing.

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Only Two Aspherical Lenses

The Canon PowerShot SX420 IS has more aspherical lenses than most of the cameras. This Canon camera is a two aspherical lens camera compared to most of the digital cameras which only have one aspherical lens.

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Supports Live View

The PowerShot SX420 IS supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 590,000 pixels, with the lowest being 3 pixels and the highest being 16,000,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS of only 230,000 pixels is in the lowest 17% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Age

Released 19 Months Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since January 2016.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00013803269345, 04549292056488, 04549292056556

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