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Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

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A Good Value for Money 12.1 Megapixel 20 Times Zoom Factor Digital Camera
Compact Camera 12.1MP 20x Yes Dec 2014
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Canon PowerShot SX270 HS Review

Representing excellent value for money and with features, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS number 348 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 77?

It has good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 79%. This digital camera has received two awards including a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com and one other site.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
The PowerShot SX270 HS has some great features:
Supports video recording
Has a built-in microphone
Has a hand strap
Features voice recording
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Canon PowerShot SX270 HS Video Reviews


Canon PowerShot SX270 HS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by both websites PhotographyBlog.com and Vido.com.ua, both of which decided that this low megapixel camera was very good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This camera has an average expert rating of 79% based on five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, clubic.com and digitalkamera.de.

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Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, PowerShot SX270 HS owners rated this digital camera 73%.

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Inferior Battery Life

Eight customers who reviewed this digital camera considered 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 Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 35,238 expert and user reviews (including 1,534 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically for its low megapixel cameras. 93% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Easy to Use

Four owners who bought it thought it was easy to use and two people concluded that this digital camera was easy to use the menus.

Good Quality Lens

Four people who reviewed it thought it had a good zoom.

Good Quality Pictures

Nine customers who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was able to produce good images.

Good Size

Four owners who reviewed the product said that it was compact.

Great Product Quality

Three people who bought this digital camera wrote 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…

Good Video Capture

Four customers said in their reviews that the product 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

Features

Supports Video Recording

The PowerShot SX270 HS supports video recording, as do most of the other low megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The PowerShot SX270 HS has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other latest cameras.

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Has a Hand Strap

The PowerShot SX270 HS has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also have a hand strap.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a higher still image resolution than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of this age and spec have a 4320 x 2432 still image resolution(s). This Canon camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4:3 - (L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, 16:9 - (L) 4000 x 2248, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360, 3:2 - (L) 4000 x 2664, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424, 1:1 - (L) 2992 x 2992, (M1) 2112 x 2112 and (M2) 1200 x 1200 and (S) 480 x 480. Across all similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Features Voice Recording

The PowerShot SX270 HS features voice recording. Most of the other recently released digital cameras also feature voice recording.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a Batteries Included

The PowerShot SX270 HS has a batteries included, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS supports PictBridge, as do most of the other latest cameras.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The PowerShot SX270 HS has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The PowerShot SX270 HS has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (500 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of new low megapixel cameras range from 29mm to 1,200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 220mm.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The PowerShot SX270 HS has an AC adapter included. Most of the other latest comparable spec digital cameras also have an AC adapter included.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number

Similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.3. With a maximum aperture number of 6.8, the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has one of the larger maximum aperture numbers amongst low megapixel cameras of this age.

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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 maximum video resolution on digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Supports 80, 100 and 11 More ISO Sensitivities

The PowerShot SX270 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most low megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "80", "100", "200", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of new comparable spec cameras is 1.3 and the largest is 11. At 3.5, the PowerShot SX270 HS has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other similar age low megapixel cameras.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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12.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12.1 megapixels camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The PowerShot SX270 HS has a battery charger included, as do most of the other latest cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon digital camera). In addition, this camera support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 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 resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all low megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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

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Has an HDMI

The PowerShot SX270 HS has an HDMI, as do most of the other low megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Supports Direct Printing

The PowerShot SX270 HS supports direct printing. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera also support direct printing.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other low megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera. Low megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera have display diagonals of between 1" and 6", and the average display diagonal is 2.6".

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Features Histogram

The PowerShot SX270 HS features histogram. Most of the other low megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PowerShot SX270 HS does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera do support Wi-Fi.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The PowerShot SX270 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other low megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has a pretty standard weight (227 grams) compared to most of the other low megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX270 HS has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Self-Timer

The PowerShot SX270 HS has a self-timer. Most of the other latest cameras also have a self-timer.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The PowerShot SX270 HS has a quite big optical zoom (20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other new low megapixel cameras. Across all the low megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera the optical zooms range from 1x to 50x.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The PowerShot SX270 HS has an orientation sensor. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have an orientation sensor.

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Features Smile Detection

The PowerShot SX270 HS features smile detection, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS features brightness adjustment. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS has an external flash connector. Most of the other low megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have an external flash connector.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The PowerShot SX270 HS has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other new low megapixel cameras.

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Supports Live View

The PowerShot SX270 HS supports live view. Most of the other latest low megapixel cameras also support live view.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS does not feature bluetooth, although this is within the context that most of the other recently released low megapixel cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Supports Custom Colours

The PowerShot SX270 HS supports custom colours. Most of the other latest low megapixel cameras also support custom colours.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was December 2014 when this Canon digital camera was released.


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Product Identifiers

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

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