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Canon SX270 HS vs Fujifilm F900EXR

Portability
91
Imaging
37
Features
43
Overall
39
Canon PowerShot SX270 HS front
 
Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR front
Portability
90
Imaging
41
Features
55
Overall
46

Canon SX270 HS vs Fujifilm F900EXR Key Specs

Canon SX270 HS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-500mm (F3.5-6.8) lens
  • 233g - 106 x 63 x 33mm
  • Launched March 2013
  • Older Model is Canon SX260 HS
  • Later Model is Canon SX280 HS
Fujifilm F900EXR
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Expand to 12800)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-500mm (F3.5-5.3) lens
  • 232g - 105 x 61 x 36mm
  • Launched January 2013
  • Earlier Model is Fujifilm F800EXR
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Canon SX270 HS vs Fujifilm F900EXR Overview

Here, we are comparing the Canon SX270 HS and Fujifilm F900EXR, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by companies Canon and FujiFilm. There exists a sizable gap between the resolutions of the SX270 HS (12MP) and Fujifilm F900EXR (16MP) and the SX270 HS (1/2.3") and Fujifilm F900EXR (1/2") boast different sensor sizes.

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The SX270 HS was released 2 months later than the Fujifilm F900EXR so they are both of a similar age. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before diving into a detailed comparison, here is a quick highlight of how the SX270 HS scores against the Fujifilm F900EXR in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX270 HS over the Fujifilm F900EXR

 SX270 HS Fujifilm F900EXR 
Focus manually Very precise focusing

Reasons to pick Fujifilm F900EXR over the Canon SX270 HS

 Fujifilm F900EXR SX270 HS 
Display resolution920k461kClearer display (+459k dot)

Common features in the Canon SX270 HS and Fujifilm F900EXR

 SX270 HS Fujifilm F900EXR 
LaunchedMarch 2013January 2013Similar age
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display dimensions
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch friendly display Missing Touch friendly display

Canon SX270 HS vs Fujifilm F900EXR Physical Comparison

If you are looking to lug around your camera often, you'll have to think about its weight and proportions. The Canon SX270 HS offers physical dimensions of 106mm x 63mm x 33mm (4.2" x 2.5" x 1.3") and a weight of 233 grams (0.51 lbs) whilst the Fujifilm F900EXR has measurements of 105mm x 61mm x 36mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.4") having a weight of 232 grams (0.51 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you choose during that time. Below is a front view measurement comparison of the SX270 HS and the Fujifilm F900EXR.

Canon SX270 HS vs Fujifilm F900EXR size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the SX270 HS and Fujifilm F900EXR is 91 and 90 respectively.

Canon SX270 HS vs Fujifilm F900EXR top view buttons comparison

Canon SX270 HS vs Fujifilm F900EXR Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's hard to imagine the gap between sensor measurements purely by reading through a spec sheet. The visual underneath will give you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the SX270 HS and Fujifilm F900EXR.

As you can see, both of the cameras come with different megapixel count and different sensor measurements. The SX270 HS because of its tinier sensor is going to make shooting bokeh tougher and the Fujifilm F900EXR will give greater detail as a result of its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop photos a good deal more aggressively.

Canon SX270 HS vs Fujifilm F900EXR sensor size comparison

Canon SX270 HS vs Fujifilm F900EXR Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX270 HS vs Fujifilm F900EXR Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon SX270 HS
Portrait photography with Fujifilm F900EXR
35
has manual focus
offers face detection focusing
external flash not possible
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
44
good MP (16MP)
comes with face detect autofocus
delivers RAW formats
manual focus not available
can't use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2")
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Street Comparison

Canon SX270 HS Street photography details
Fujifilm F900EXR Street photography details
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (233 grams)
screen is fixed
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
69
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW formats
lighter than average in class (232g)
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (1/2")
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX270 HS Sports photography advice
Fujifilm F900EXR Sports photography advice
37
amazing zoom range (25-500mm 20.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers tracking autofocus
slow frames per second (4.0 frames per second)
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
not so great battery power (210 shots)
no phase detect AF
56
great zoom range (25-500mm 20.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16 megapixels)
comes with tracking focus
supports phase detect autofocus
sensor size is tiny (1/2")
low battery life (260 per charge)
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon SX270 HS
Travel photography with Fujifilm F900EXR
61
lighter than competitors in class (233 grams)
built-in flash
relatively wide (25mm)
very long reach (500mm)
no Timelapse mode
not so great battery power (210 CIPA)
low MP (12 megapixels)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
66
lighter than average in class (232g)
good MP (16MP)
has built in flash
decently wide (25mm)
very long reach (500mm)
no Time Lapse function
low battery life (260 CIPA)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX270 HS Landscape photography features
Fujifilm F900EXR Landscape photography features
42
has manual focus
relatively wide (25mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
not so great battery power (210 CIPA)
no Timelapse mode
48
decently wide (25mm)
good sized screen (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16 megapixels)
delivers RAW formats
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
sensor size is tiny (1/2")
low battery life (260 shots)
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX270 HS as a Vlogging camera
Fujifilm F900EXR as a Vlogging camera
34
relatively wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competitors in class (233g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
no external microphone jack
34
decently wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detect autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than average in class (232g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
no mic port
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Canon SX270 HS vs Fujifilm F900EXR Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX270 HS and Fujifilm F900EXR
 Canon PowerShot SX270 HSFujifilm FinePix F900EXR
General Information
Brand Name Canon FujiFilm
Model type Canon PowerShot SX270 HS Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2013-03-21 2013-01-30
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Digic 6 EXR II
Sensor type BSI-CMOS EXRCMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.4 x 4.8mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 30.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 6400 3200
Maximum enhanced ISO - 12800
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-500mm (20.0x) 25-500mm (20.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.5-6.8 f/3.5-5.3
Macro focusing range 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.6
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 461k dot 920k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display technology - TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 secs 8 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/3200 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 4.0fps 11.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.50 m 3.70 m (Wide: 15 cm–3.7 m / Tele: 90 cm–2.4m)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 233 gr (0.51 lb) 232 gr (0.51 lb)
Physical dimensions 106 x 63 x 33mm (4.2" x 2.5" x 1.3") 105 x 61 x 36mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.4")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 210 photos 260 photos
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-6L NP-50A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto release, Auto shutter (Dog, Cat))
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Retail pricing $284 $380