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Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

$299.99
Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
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Canon PowerShot SX270 HS Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS number 107 across all digital cameras and number 295 in best selling cameras.
96
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176 Reviews + 2 Awards
97
Value for Money
Excellent
91
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 93?

It has good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 79%, based on 176 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Canon digital camera has some great features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Very large minimum aperture number
Has a built-in flash

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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.

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Value for Money

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Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the PowerShot SX270 HS of only 12.1MP is lower than 83% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average megapixels of all digital 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 Canon 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 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 digital cameras. It is in the biggest 30% 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 typical of many digital cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot SX270 HS has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the PowerShot SX270 HS of 3.5 is in the largest 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 cameras. It is in the highest 59% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Weight

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS's weight of 227g is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 44% of all cameras when sorted 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. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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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 typical of many cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

The PowerShot SX270 HS's digital zoom of 4x is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 67% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most other digital cameras, the PowerShot SX270 HS does not support Wi-Fi. 70% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

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

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Average Display Diagonal

The PowerShot SX270 HS's display diagonal of 3" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 59% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Self-Timer

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

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Only 480 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the PowerShot SX270 HS is 480 x 480. That's 92% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. Cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS features flash exposure compensation. 79% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS supports direct printing. 89% 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 digital cameras which do not support live view.

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Features Smile Detection

The PowerShot SX270 HS features smile detection. 88% of digital cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Supports Custom Colours

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

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Has an External Flash Connector

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

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

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

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The PowerShot SX270 HS features brightness adjustment. 78% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS's image sensor size of 0.435" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 60% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 25mm is longer than 67% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

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

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has an HDMI port, unlike 73% of cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 8228b011aa, info 8228b011aa

Barcodes:

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

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