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Canon PowerShot SX270 HS Digital Camera

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12.1MP 20x CMOS Mar 2013
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Capture smooth movies and sharp shots with 20x zoom The ideal compact for every family occasion, the PowerShot SX270 HS has a powerful 20x zoom to get you closer to the action, advanced Full HD... More
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35 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This camera received a "Recommended" from both PhotographyBlog.com and Vido.com.ua, both of which thought that this compact camera digital camera was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, gadgetspeak.com and digitalkamera.de the average expert rating of this compact camera digital camera is 79%. Digital camera experts are not sure about this camera.

Average User Reviews

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 73 out of 100.

Good Quality Lens

A number of Canon PowerShot SX270 HS owners considered that it had a good zoom. E. Smith mentioned on Amazon “The flexibility of a 20x zoom is incredible, especially on a bright day.”. E. Smith also wrote “Really like the long zoom.”. Ed mentioned “And the images are certainly sharp even at full zoom” in his review of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS yet he only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

A number of Canon PowerShot SX270 HS owners said that it had a good lens. E. Smith said on Amazon “I normally prefer a brighter lens, having had an F2 until this.” in their review. One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image stabiliser.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of people agreed that this digital camera was able to produce good images. A Donohue scored the product 5 stars and wrote “This camera takes excellent photos”. A Donohue also mentioned “Even though I wasn't near the stage it was able to take great photos in different lighting without having to use the flash!”. Dave G said on Amazon two years ago “Only if you want great photographs and never use the video mode”.

A number of Canon PowerShot SX270 HS owners wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS was good in low light. Ed wrote on Amazon “Great for low-light shots” in his Canon PowerShot SX270 HS review nonetheless he only rated the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS 60 out of 100. Sarah W-B said “A great camera, which is fantastic in low light situations” in her Canon PowerShot SX270 HS review and rated it as excellent.

One Canon PowerShot SX270 HS owner concluded that the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS had a good ISO range. Ed wrote in his Canon PowerShot SX270 HS review on Amazon “I shot at 800 iso, at full focal length” however he gave it a rating of 3 stars.

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Good Size

Eleven customers wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Two years ago Dave G said in his review of this digital camera “You will see that within the compact world Sony” but even so he only scored the product 60 out of 100. Dave G also mentioned “Ageing Sony HX9v compact camera and wanted a cheap'ish new camera (around”. Ed wrote on Amazon three years ago “For a compact it was certainly great” however despite that he rated it 60 out of 100.

A number of Canon PowerShot SX270 HS reviewers who purchased the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS considered that it was a good weight. Richard Allen gave the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS a score of 5 stars and he said in his Canon PowerShot SX270 HS review “Great light weight alternative to DSLR when skiing”. Sarah W-B scored it very highly and she mentioned in her review on Amazon “Has some reassuring weight behind it, so it doesn't feel cheap”.

One Canon PowerShot SX270 HS owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was a squeeze to fit in. E. Smith said on Amazon “I bought a Lowepro Dashpoint 10 Bag for Camera - Slate Grey which fits perfectly, although it's a squeeze when I put a spare battery in” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Several Canon PowerShot SX270 HS reviewers thought this digital camera was good quality. E. Smith mentioned in their review “Have taken around 1,500 shots and am very impressed with the picture quality”. Nicky Payne said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Quality of pictures are clear and true”. Richard Allen wrote in his review of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS on Amazon “I was pleasantly surprised with the image quality of this camera, image stabilisation proved excellent”.

Easy to Use

Some people who reviewed the product thought it was easy to use. Nicky Payne scored it 5 stars and he wrote in his Canon PowerShot SX270 HS review “Meets my expectations - easy to use for non-professional”. Richard Allen wrote in his review on Amazon “I purchased the SX270 to use as compact alternative to my Canon 7D for a recent ski holiday”. Richard Allen also wrote “It was very easy to use”.

Three people reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Victoria Ward said “Amazing camera, loads of great settings on it” in her Canon PowerShot SX270 HS review.

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Good Video Capture

Several Canon PowerShot SX270 HS owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good for video recording. Andrew Johnson wrote on Amazon “It will record about 45 mins to 1 hour of 640 x 480 video (not really too worried about HD myself” in his review. Jack Cooper mentioned in his review of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS “Zoom motor sound is clearly picked up in video recording”. John Boland mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Also the reputation that it has established on Amazon - I can't fault the cameras photo/video quality”.

Good Technical Features

Several Canon PowerShot SX270 HS reviewers who reviewed it considered that it had good features. Rjm said three years ago “We have wanted a new compact camera for a while, this is reasonably prices and has loads of features, still getting used to itIt has had limited use so far”. Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “The Canon Powershot SX270 HS offers a lot of optical zoom in a compact camera body and has a number of features that the traveller will find appealing.”. Photographyblog.com wrote on PhotographyBlog.com three years ago “The SX270 has a 20x, 25-500mm optical zoom lens with built-in anti-shake system that features an enhanced Dynamic IS with 5-axis stablizer” in their review.

Nice Design

Several people mentioned that it was good looking. Two years ago Jack Cooper mentioned “Nevertheless the sound quality instantly ruins the beautiful 1080p/60fps video quality” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Three years ago Sarah W-B rated the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS 5 stars and she wrote on Amazon “It looks really nice style wise” in her review.

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Canon cameras and also specifically for Canon compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Canon had good reviews.

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Robust

One customer reckoned that the product was reliable. Dave G said in his review on Amazon two years ago “In addition to a Sony A77 I had a very reliable” yet he gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. One Canon PowerShot SX270 HS owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made.

Good Support

One customer who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS thought it had good technical guidance. Nicky Payne wrote in his review of this digital camera “Easy to use, clear instructions, intuitive functions”.

Good Flash

One Canon PowerShot SX270 HS owner who bought the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS considered that it had a good flash. Andrew Johnson rated the product 5 stars and he said on Amazon two years ago “The flash is surprisingly good really, considering how tiny it is” in his review.

Good Connectivity

One Canon PowerShot SX270 HS reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Three years ago Ed he mentioned in his review “It does not have panorama, social connectivity is rubbish as i don't want to jump through hoops of fire to get my pics on the social networking sites”.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was wifi compatible. Rjm said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “We did look at the 280 as it has Wi-Fi”.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS supports Full HD video. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than a year ago do not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think the Fujifilm XQ2 which is cheaper; or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 ($349.99), and the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS ($359.95) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot SX270 HS has a built-in flash, which is unusual. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than a year do not have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm XQ2 which is cheaper; or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 ($349.99), or the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS ($359.95) which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot SX270 HS has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot SX270 HS.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabiliser to this digital camera and we think a cheaper digital camera such as the Fujifilm XQ2 or you might consider a higher rated digital camera such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 ($349.99), and the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS ($359.95) are also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on cameras of a similar type and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might also want to consider including a cheaper digital camera such as the XQ2, or the XQ2 both from Fujifilm or you might consider a higher scoring digital camera such as the PowerShot SX280 HS ($359.95), or the PowerShot SX280 HS ($359.95) both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 ($349.99).

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Very High JPEG Frame Rate

Digital cameras that have been available for more than a year have JPEG frame rates of between 25fps and 60fps. At 60 frames per second, the PowerShot SX270 HS has a very high JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot SX270 HS.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the PowerShot SX270 HS is more than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX270 HS. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Tungsten" and "Underwater" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Has Five Photo Effects

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of this spec and age. This Canon digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot SX270 HS. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot SX270 HS has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Canon camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution, whereas most cameras of this age and spec have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112, 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2664. The still image resolution of all digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot SX270 HS ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot SX270 HS.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot SX270 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Canon camera support a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels. 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX270 HS.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The PowerShot SX270 HS has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX270 HS. The camera file systems "DCF" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The PowerShot SX270 HS has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX270 HS. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Seven Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX270 HS. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX270 HS. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this Canon camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This digital camera supports a H.263|H.264|MPEG2|MPEG4 video format, which is the most frequently supported video format on cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age.

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TFT Display

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This camera's display (TFT) is in fact the best display across all compact camera digital cameras that were released more than a year ago.

Across comparable types of camera the worst display is LCD.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX270 HS, the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS's minimum ISO speed of only 80 is one of the smallest. The average minimum ISO speed of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX270 HS is 93, and the minimum ISO speed range from 80 to 130.

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14 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

A number of Canon PowerShot SX270 HS reviewers said in their reviews that the product did not have a good battery life. Jack Cooper he said in his review of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS on Amazon “Battery life is appalling; there's no other word to describe it”. Kf "m" mentioned in their Canon PowerShot SX270 HS review “What is the point if the battery life is pathetic” and scored it 20 out of 100. Robin Brockway wrote on Amazon “Same battery problem” in his review of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was not noisy. Ed rated the product 3 stars and he said “The noise was not noticeable.” in his review.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot SX270 HS do not support WiFi connectivity. The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Fujifilm XQ2 or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 ($349.99), or the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS ($359.95) are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the PowerShot SX270 HS does not have a GPS.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS which you might also want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS ($359.95) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS does not support video recording, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot SX270 HS also do not support video recording.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also support video recording including the Lumix DMC-TZ70 ($349.99), or the Lumix DMC-TZ57 both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is not 3D compatible. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than a year ago are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 ($349.99) which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The PowerShot SX270 HS is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot SX270 HS are also not waterproof.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The PowerShot SX270 HS has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 12.1 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age. Digital cameras of this age and type have megapixel counts of between 1.3MP and 21MP, and the average megapixel count is 16MP.

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 (16MP), or the Sony DSC-HX90 (18.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

The PowerShot SX270 HS is one of the heavier cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX270 HS (227 grams) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX270 HS the weights range from 100g to 460g, and the average weight is 190g.

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Only One Auto Focus Point

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a one auto focus point camera. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot SX270 HS have between one and nine auto focus points.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the PowerShot SX270 HS is more than most cameras that have been around for more than a year. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX270 HS. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The PowerShot SX270 HS has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The most commonly supported audio format is PCM, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats LC-AAC are also supported by this digital camera.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than a year. Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the worst image resolution amongst all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot SX270 HS.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the best image resolution is 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

With a minimum aperture of 3.5, the PowerShot SX270 HS has one of the larger minimum apertures amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The smallest minimum aperture of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX270 HS is 1.7, the largest is 3.9, and the average minimum aperture is 3.1.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the PowerShot SX270 HS has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 ($349.99) (30x), or the Sony DSC-HX90 (30x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX270 HS has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than a year ago.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-HX90 (120x) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot SX270 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. Most cameras that are a similar age to it have a CCD sensor type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS ($359.95), or the Sony DSC-HX90 which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Data Network
Other Features
Technical Details
Image Processor

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Expert Reviews

(10)
28 March 2014

Cameras that fit in a pocket or purse are often considered only for novices, not so this offering from Canon is one of their PowerShot range that used to be larger in size until they swapped to... Read more…

18 December 2013

The Canon Powershot SX270 HS offers a lot of optical zoom in a compact camera body and has a number of features that the traveller will find appealing, but lacks GPS and Wi-Fi, which is found on...

13 September 2013

PhotographyBlog.com

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS camera is a new travel-zoom camera that replaces the SX260 HS model. The SX270 has a 20x, 25-500mm optical zoom lens with built-in anti-shake system that features an... Read more…

28 June 2013

Nous reprochions au SX260 HS son manque d'innovation par rapport au SX230 HS . Cependant, l'appareil avait récolté une bonne note en raison d'un comportement sain et efficace sur le c?ur... Read more…

18 July 2014

Er zijn natuurlijk ook compactcamera's te koop voor minder dan 100 euro, maar behalve dat je dan 8 of 10 keer in kunt zoomen, zullen veel foto's niet veel beter zijn dan die je met een smartphone... Read more…

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User Reviews

(52)
Reviewed 14 January 2014 by John Boland
(Verified Purchase)

I ordered two of these SX270HS's with high expectations from reading online reviews and also the reputation that it has established on Amazon - I can't fault the cameras photo/video quality but it... Read more…

Reviewed 16 June 2013 by E. Smith
(Verified Purchase)

I've had Canons for many years, Ixus's, a G10 and a D350, but I've never had a so-called travel zoom with a long lens. I normally prefer a brighter lens, having had an F2 until this, but the Digic... Read more…

Reviewed 13 December 2013 by Sarah W-B
(Verified Purchase)

I am giving this camera 4 and 1/2 stars, but it won't let you put in the half! This is a great camera, it is compact, but has some reassuring weight behind it, so it doesn't feel cheap. It looks... Read more…

Reviewed 22 August 2014 by Dave G

Well here you are looking for a new camera and wanting to find out more about the Canon SX270HS, should you buy one ?, in short; yes, but only if you want great photographs and never use the video... Read more…

Reviewed 22 June 2013 by Ed
(Verified Purchase)

As the title says, i took some pics at the recent Pet Shop Boys concert at the London o2 and it turned out great. I come from a dSLR and SLR background, so i'm not easily impressed. Of course it... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 8228b011aa
Barcodes 04054842255131, 05053973050218, 05053973870199, 08714574598635, 08714574598666, 08714574598673, 08714574598697

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