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Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 727 reviews of Canon PowerShot SX270 HS. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the portability and screen are generally positive. The size and performance also get good feedback. Many are negative about the sensor and exposure. There are some mixed views about the energy efficiency.

usability, performance, size, screen, portability

battery, flash, shutter, exposure, sensor

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX270 HS from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Views about the size and price are generally positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the durability and reliability get negative reviews. There are mixed views on the energy efficiency and flash.

usability, portability, performance, price, size

battery, reliability, durability

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Canon PowerShot SX270HS


Cameras that fit in a pocket or purse are often considered only for novices, not so this offering from Canon. The SX270HS is a member of the PowerShot range which used to be larger until they swapped to using solid batteries. Now it's only the size...

The Canon PowerShot SX270HS measures 10x6x3cm the last figure can increase to 8.5cm when fully zoomed, it weights 225grams. It feels solid without feeling heavy in the hand. Looking from the rear the right side has a wrist strap anchor point and a...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS Review


The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS was announced in March 2013 and is a compact camera with 20x optical zoom and a 12.1 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor.

is currently available for a very similar price

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : TechSmart (

Quick Review - Canon PowerShot SX270 HS


The PowerShot SX270 HS’ appeal and capability is undeniable, as well as showing just how very far the category has come. RRP: R2 800.

Sep, 2013


Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Canon Powershot SX270 HS Review


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 enhanced Dynamic IS with 5-axis stablizer. There's also a...

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is essentially the same as the flagship SX280 HS model, but without that camera's GPS and wi-fi functionality. That's a shame, especially as there's only a small difference in the price of the two cameras, but overall the...

Sep, 2013

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Buyers beware

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I bought one on the back of the Which review but I had to return it - thankfully accepted by the retailer. If you look up other web reviews, there is a major issue with the battery life. It needed charging every day but when used and then switched off,...

May, 2014

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Great Camera For The Money

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I bought this because I was going on safari and my G10, which I am very happy with, has only a 5x optical zoom. I found it easy to use on the "auto" programme and rarely used anything else. The "anti-shake" feature, important with long zooms, is very...

Nov, 2013

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Canon Powershot SX270 HS


Very easy to use

Doesn't have lead to download to computer included

Oct, 2014

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Canon Powershot SX270 HS


The Image Quality is very good, images are sharp, metering and white balance is spot on. It is easy to use and is very intuitive / instinctive. The AEL functionality is superb. Accessing Macro Mode is very easy. The camera operates very swiftly...

Video is erratic to say the least, press the red button and anything can happen, the red flashing low battery light can and will appear at any time, I tested the camera with two full batteries and recording time was totally erratic; 12 mins 18secs, 30...

Sep, 2014

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Canon Powershot SX270 HS


Excellent image quality.

Battery life could be better, you need to have a spare handy.

Sep, 2014

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Canon Powershot SX270 HS


A very good zoom

Haven't found any yet

Sep, 2014

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