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Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
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Our Verdict:
A fully featured and classic 308g digital camera, with one of the biggest optical zooms around and a good price. It has an image stabiliser, a GPS and a sensor size of 20MP and supports Wi-Fi. Purchasers report that it has a good zoom, it's able to produce good images and very easy to use.
Features We Love:
High megapixels (20MP)
Huge optical zoom (42x)
Large minimum aperture number (3.5)
Has an image stabiliser
Very short camera shutter speed (1/4000s)
20MP
5152 X 3864
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RESOLUTION
42x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
1,600
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
308g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS number 38 across all digital cameras and number 371 in best selling cameras.

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Reviews
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Features
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Popularity
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Value for Money

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 84?

multiple reviews mentioned that it has great user reviews but average expert reviews. 91% of buyers recommended this digital camera to others.
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.
This Canon digital camera has some great features:
High megapixels
Huge optical zoom
Large minimum aperture number
Has an image stabiliser
42x optical zoom (24 1008mm)
Built-in wi-fi and NFC allows for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos
Built-in NFC (near field communication) technology

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Average Review Score

3.6 stars (102 reviews)

69%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
70 Reviews
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What Are People Saying About the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS?

Picture Quality
31
11
Lens System
17
1
Ease of Use
17
1
Price
15
2
Size and Weight
11
6
Features
7
1
Design
7
0
Viewfinder / Screen
2
0
Wildlife Photography
2
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Video Capability
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Connectivity
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Battery
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The Vast Majority of People Thought the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Was Reasonably Priced
  • ... can easily edit. If you're looking for a point and shoot camera then this would be a good budget choice. If you want more… maybe more creative shooting, ...
    Jim - Amazon.co.uk 11 Jul 2017
  • Very good camera for advanced beginner. Great optics, lots of options for an inexpensive camera...
    Ric55 - Bestbuy.com 3 May 2018
  • ... and the pictures were really spectacular. This camera was everything I was looking for at a very affordable price1...
    Daisygirl15 - Walmart.com 21 Feb 2017
  • A real quality product at a reasonable price. One minor quibble - it should be made very clear that only an official Canon / Sureshot strap will easily ...
    JimBob - Amazon.co.uk 1 Jan 2018
  • One Customer Thought This Digital Camera Had a Poor Battery Life
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    7 Out of 10 People Thought the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Was a Good Size

    Several people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS wasn't heavy and bulky, was lightweight and compact.

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    Not {More} Heavy and Bulky
    3 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • ... decided on the Canon Powershot SX420 IS. I am very happy with my camera. It is not heavy and has a nice feel when holding it. It is not difficult to find ...
    GEOFFREY - Amazon.co.uk 16 Aug 2016
  • ... decided on the Canon Powershot SX420 IS. I am very happy with my camera. It is not heavy and has a nice feel when holding it. It is not difficult to find ...
    GEOFFREY D. - Amazon 16 Aug 2016
  • ... an excellent camera for a beginner like me. Takes great pictures, and not too bulky...
    MR - Amazon.co.uk 23 Sep 2017
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    Lightweight
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Compact
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    A Good Size
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of Owners Thought This Digital Camera Was Thoughtfully Designed

    Six people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS was very good-looking.

  • ... price was an added bonus. I chose the red camera, which is fun and a beautiful colour, as everyone seems to have a black camera and if I put it down it ...
    GEOFFREY - Amazon.co.uk 16 Aug 2016
  • Beautiful photos taken on this camera...
    Anonymous - Amazon.co.uk 17 May 2018
  • Not tested it fully as yet but what i have done, the photo's look amazing...
    Richard - Amazon.co.uk 5 May 2018
  • ... price was an added bonus. I chose the red camera, which is fun and a beautiful colour, as everyone seems to have a black camera and if I put it down it ...
    GEOFFREY D. - Amazon 16 Aug 2016
  • The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Over 10 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS was very easy to use.

  • Easy to use. Great for the price. Nice and light...
    Mrs - Amazon.co.uk 4 Sep 2017
  • Bought this camera for our vacation, Pigion Forge, TN. Very easy to use, basically turn on and click away. The zoom is incredible, best I have ever had ...
    Ktraup - Bestbuy.com 8 Sep 2018
  • Better than expected easy to use and wifi is very handy for direct printing...
    Blondedee - Amazon.co.uk 27 Aug 2017
  • Very light and easy to use. Great bargain for the price...
    Palladin69 - Amazon.co.uk 10 Sep 2016
  • The Vast Majority of Customers Thought This Digital Camera Had Nice Technical Features

    Seven people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS had good features.

  • ... precedes it, the SX420 brings a number of improvements and features to this super-zoom compact line.The SX420 utilize...
    Imaging Resource.com 5 Jan 2016
  • ... have ever had in a camera for this price so far. Takes great pics, easy view feature. I loaded it with a 32 gig memory card, so no chance of running out ...
    Ktraup - Bestbuy.com 8 Sep 2018
  • ... was able to learn enough to use it while on vacation. Lots of features I have not even looked into and may never use but I know they are there if I want ...
    DevotedToWalmart - Walmart.com 28 Jan 2019
  • This camera is pint-sized but does the job. Optical zoom and all the features for a point and shoot that is easy to lug around. Nothing professional...
    Bella - Bestbuy.com 1 Mar 2019
  • Two People Thought This Digital Camera Was Good in Terms of Connectivity

    Two people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS had wifi capacity.

  • ... able to zoom right in close to them and the wifi works really easily connecting instantly to the app on my mobile phone. The only thing I found strange ...
    Mog - Amazon.co.uk 10 Apr 2018
  • Better than expected easy to use and wifi is very handy for direct printing...
    Blondedee - Amazon.co.uk 27 Aug 2017
  • One Customer Thought it Had Good Technical Guidance
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    9 Out of 10 Customers Thought it Had a Good Lens

    More than 10 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS had a good zoom and four people thought that it also had a good lens.

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    Has a Good Zoom
    13 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... succeeds the SX410 IS and features a 42x optical zoom lens (a 24-1008mm equivalent) with optical image stabilization to ensure video and still images are ...
    Steve's Digicams 5 Jan 2016
  • Five Stars. Love this camera. Very clear sharp pictures, fantastic zoom well worth buying...
    Jane - Amazon 24 Aug 2016
  • This camera has the best far zoom of any camera I've had. I have taken extraordinary pictures of the moon that has made this worth every penny...
    RyanG - Bestbuy.com 4 Dec 2017
  • ... few years. It was worth the trade to get such excellent pictures and the zoom is amazing! Thanks...
    Mwhite - Bestbuy.com 29 Jun 2017
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    Has a Good Lens
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    Two People Thought This Digital Camera Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Two people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS had a good viewfinder.

  • ... comeback, I think 35mm Film cameras like Olympus, etc with a Zoom lens with a proper viewfinder will make a come back, because LCD screens are impossible ...
    Pat - Amazon.co.uk 17 Aug 2016
  • ... comeback, I think 35mm Film cameras like Olympus, etc with a Zoom lens with a proper viewfinder will make a come back, because LCD screens are impossible ...
    Pat & Mike - Amazon 17 Aug 2016
  • 7 Out of 10 People Thought the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Produced Good Quality Photos

    More than 30 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS was able to produce good images.

  • ... because I've had a smaller one for the past few years. It was worth the trade to get such excellent pictures and the zoom is amazing! Thanks...
    Mwhite - Bestbuy.com 29 Jun 2017
  • ... it. It is not difficult to find your way around the menu and I have taken some lovely photos. The zoom lens is very easy to use and a great addition. Unfortunately ...
    GEOFFREY - Amazon.co.uk 16 Aug 2016
  • ... it. It is not difficult to find your way around the menu and I have taken some lovely photos. The zoom lens is very easy to use and a great addition. Unfortunately ...
    GEOFFREY D. - Amazon 16 Aug 2016
  • ... for, was great for my trip to New York, the best pictures are taken on a clear day rather cloudy or even night time, but still great all round!
    Josh - Amazon.co.uk 7 Dec 2017
  • One Person Thought the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Took Good Videos
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    Two People Thought it is Good for Wildlife Photography

    Two people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS is good for wildlife photography.

  • ... a great zoom to take photos of the moon and distant landscape. Good wildlife photography, too...
    Sharon, - Amazon.co.uk 20 Dec 2017
  • Easy to handle and I've already taken some nice wildlife photos with the zoom lens setting...
    Bill - Walmart.com 17 Apr 2018
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    High megapixels
    Huge optical zoom
    Large minimum aperture number
    Has an image stabiliser
    Very short camera shutter speed
    Has a GPS
    Supports Wi-Fi
    High maximum playback zoom
    Has a wrist strap
    Long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Shorter than average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Features brightness adjustment
    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Features flash exposure compensation
    Features contrast adjustment
    Supports direct printing
    5152 x 3864 still image resolution
    Supports live view
    Has a self-timer
    Has a USB connectivity
    Two aspherical lenses
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
    Has an orientation sensor
    1280 x 720 pixels video resolution
    Large maximum aperture number
    1280 x 720 pixels video resolution
    ok display diagonal
    Lower than average maximum ISO sensitivity
    Heavy
    Tiny digital zoom
    Only 1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size
    Only 195 battery life
    Very low display resolution
    High Megapixels

    The PowerShot SX420 IS's sensor megapixels of 20MP is in the highest 18% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP.

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    Huge Optical Zoom

    The optical zoom of the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS of 42x is very big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 4% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    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 frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as HD.

    A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as HD.

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    Large Minimum Aperture Number

    The Canon PowerShot SX420 IS's minimum aperture number of 3.5 is larger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 28% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Has an Image Stabiliser

    The Canon PowerShot SX420 IS has an image stabiliser. 70% of digital cameras also have an image stabiliser.

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    Lower Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    Across all the digital cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 100 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000. The PowerShot SX420 IS's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 1,600 is very low compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 5% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

    The shortest camera shutter speed of cameras is 0.000016s, the longest is 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.01s. The camera shutter speed of the PowerShot SX420 IS of only 0.00025s is shorter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is shorter than 69% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Has a GPS
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    The Canon PowerShot SX420 IS has a GPS, unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not have a GPS.

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    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The PowerShot SX420 IS supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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    Heavy

    The weights of digital cameras range from 50g to 2.7kg, and the average weight is 300g. The PowerShot SX420 IS's weight of 308g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 35% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Tiny Digital Zoom

    The average digital zoom of all digital cameras is 11x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 810x. The digital zoom of the PowerShot SX420 IS of only 4x is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 29% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    The display diagonal of the PowerShot SX420 IS of 3" is ok compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 60% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    High Maximum Playback Zoom

    The lowest maximum playback zoom of digital cameras is 1x, the highest is 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 8.6x. The Canon PowerShot SX420 IS's maximum playback zoom of 10x is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 77% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Has a Wrist Strap

    The PowerShot SX420 IS has a wrist strap, which is unusual. 92% of digital cameras do not have a wrist strap.

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    Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

    The PowerShot SX420 IS's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,010mm is longer than 70% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Only 1/2 to 1/2.5" Image Sensor Size

    This camera has a 1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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

    The PowerShot SX420 IS's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24mm is shorter than 72% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Features Brightness Adjustment

    The PowerShot SX420 IS features brightness adjustment. 81% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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    Only 195 Battery Life

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

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    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

    The PowerShot SX420 IS supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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    Features Flash Exposure Compensation

    The PowerShot SX420 IS features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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    Features Contrast Adjustment

    The Canon PowerShot SX420 IS features contrast adjustment. 82% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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    Supports Direct Printing

    The PowerShot SX420 IS supports direct printing. 85% of digital cameras do not support direct printing.

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    5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

    The highest still image resolution supported by the PowerShot SX420 IS is 5152 x 3864. That's 42% higher resolution than a 4320 x 3240 digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. This Canon digital camera also supports a still image resolution of 5152x2896, 3648x2048, 1920x1080 plus 14 more values. Digital cameras resolutions range from 2992 x 2000 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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    Supports Live View

    The Canon PowerShot SX420 IS supports live view. 85% of cameras do not support live view.

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    Has a Self-Timer

    The Canon PowerShot SX420 IS has a self-timer, which is unusual. 81% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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    Has a USB Connectivity

    The PowerShot SX420 IS has a USB connectivity. 91% of cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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    Two Aspherical Lenses

    The PowerShot SX420 IS is a two aspherical lens digital camera. Most of the other digital cameras only have one aspherical lens.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam

    The PowerShot SX420 IS has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam, which is unusual. 71% of cameras do not have an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam.

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    Has an Orientation Sensor

    The PowerShot SX420 IS has an orientation sensor. 94% of cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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    1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

    The highest video resolution supported by the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. This camera also supports a video resolution of 640x480 pixels and 1280x720 pixels. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is full hd 1080p pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).

    A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).

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    Large Maximum Aperture Number

    The maximum aperture number of the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS of 6.6 is larger than 77% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Very Low Display Resolution

    The lowest display resolution of cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 570,000 pixels. The PowerShot SX420 IS's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is in the lowest 21% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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