Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS Review

  • 4.0 / 5
    • The good:
      easy to use, compact, light
    • The bad:
      quite expensive

    The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a new generation travel-zoom camera that is efficient and competes favourably with its peers. This camera replaces the SX260 HS model which was also quite efficient and convenient.


    Canon is known to produce a good number of digital cameras and one thing about this company is that they always produce high quality products. Most of the Canon products are efficient and very easy to use. Will the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS live up to the Canon reputation? First of all, the built and design of the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is almost similar to that of the SX260 HS model. At first sight you wouldn’t actually notice any difference and you would probably think that it is the SX260 HS model. However, a closer look at the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS will reveal that this camera is noticeably bigger in size.


    The digital camera has curvy edges and corners which make it look stylish and less boxy. The glossy finish of this digital camera also makes it look more stylish and sophisticated. The camera is made of a mixture of hard plastic and light metal. The casing protects the camera from damage when exposed to considerable external force such as falling on hard floor. The camera is also quite light even when the battery and the SD card are inserted. Just like many other compact cameras, the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS can easily fit into your pocket. Being light and able to fit into your pocket, you can easily transport this camera from one place to another.


    This camera has a 20x and 25 to 500mm optical zoom lens. This is very powerful and makes the camera ideal for travel and long range capturing of images. The digital camera also has a built-in anti-shake system which is important so as to protect the internal components from damage caused due to shaking. This camera also uses a CMOS sensor which a back-illuminated and 12.1 megapixels kind of sensor. The front side is composed of a 3 inch LCD screen that has a 460k dot resolution. The image processing engine is a DIGIC 6, which supports full 1080p HD movie mode at 60fps. There is a HDMI output at one side of the camera. When using the camera you can switch to Easy mode which is ideal for beginners. However, there is also a smart Auto mode which uses Scene Detection Technology.


    For the experienced photographers, you can opt for a full range of manual exposure modes. This way you can be able to choose your optimal settings and get the exact image quality that you desire. The image quality produced would definitely be of concern to any user. Nonetheless, the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS would score very highly when it comes to image quality when compared to its peers. This is the kind of digital camera to purchase for travel and you wouldn’t be disappointed.

  • Product description
    • The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is manufactured by Canon and was added in December 2014 in the Digital Cameras section
    • This product has a rating of 4.0 out of 5