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Canon SX270 HS vs Ricoh PX

Portability
91
Imaging
36
Features
43
Overall
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Canon PowerShot SX270 HS front
 
Ricoh PX front
Portability
95
Imaging
39
Features
36
Overall
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Canon SX270 HS vs Ricoh PX Key Specs

Canon SX270 HS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-500mm (F3.5-6.8) lens
  • 233g - 106 x 63 x 33mm
  • Announced March 2013
  • Earlier Model is Canon SX260 HS
  • Later Model is Canon SX280 HS
Ricoh PX
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-5.4) lens
  • 156g - 100 x 55 x 21mm
  • Introduced August 2011
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Canon SX270 HS vs Ricoh PX Overview

In this article, we will be matching up the Canon SX270 HS and Ricoh PX, former is a Small Sensor Superzoom while the latter is a Small Sensor Compact by rivals Canon and Ricoh. There exists a substantial gap among the resolutions of the SX270 HS (12MP) and PX (16MP) but they use the same exact sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The SX270 HS was revealed 20 months after the PX which makes the cameras a generation away from one another. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving through a step-by-step comparison, below is a concise summation of how the SX270 HS scores against the PX in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX270 HS over the Ricoh PX

 SX270 HS PX 
IntroducedMarch 2013August 2011Newer by 20 months
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution461k230kCrisper screen (+231k dot)

Reasons to pick Ricoh PX over the Canon SX270 HS

 PX SX270 HS 

Common features in the Canon SX270 HS and Ricoh PX

 SX270 HS PX 
Focus manually Very precise focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lacking Touch friendly screen

Canon SX270 HS vs Ricoh PX Physical Comparison

When you are planning to travel with your camera regularly, you need to factor in its weight and size. The Canon SX270 HS features exterior measurements 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 Ricoh PX has specifications of 100mm x 55mm x 21mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") and a weight of 156 grams (0.34 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you select at that time. Following is the front view overall size comparison of the SX270 HS compared to the PX.

Canon SX270 HS vs Ricoh PX size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the SX270 HS and PX is 91 and 95 respectively.

Canon SX270 HS vs Ricoh PX top view buttons comparison

Canon SX270 HS vs Ricoh PX Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's hard to imagine the contrast in sensor dimensions just by going through specs. The image here will provide you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the SX270 HS and PX.

As you can plainly see, both cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit different resolution. You can count on the Ricoh PX to show extra detail because of its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will allow you to crop shots a little more aggressively. The younger SX270 HS should have a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon SX270 HS vs Ricoh PX sensor size comparison

Canon SX270 HS vs Ricoh PX Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX270 HS vs Ricoh PX Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX270 HS Portrait photography factors
Ricoh PX Portrait photography factors
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focusing manually
comes with face detect focusing
cannot use external flash
MP count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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focusing manually
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
offers face detection focus
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Canon SX270 HS as a Street photography camera
Ricoh PX as a Street photography camera
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built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (233 grams)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
no moving screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon SX270 HS
Sports photography with Ricoh PX
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incredible zoom range (25-500mm 20.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with tracking focus
low frames per second (4.0 fps)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
terrible battery power (210 shots)
doesn't have phase detect AF
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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
offers tracking autofocus
environment proofing
max fps low (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon SX270 HS
Travel photography with Ricoh PX
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lighter than competition (233g)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (25mm)
long zoom (500mm)
no Time Lapse mode
terrible battery power (210 per charge)
MP count low (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
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environment proofing
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
rather wide (28mm)
no Timelapse function
does not offer selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX270 HS as a Landscape photography camera
Ricoh PX as a Landscape photography camera
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focusing manually
reasonably wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
MP count low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
terrible battery power (210 per charge)
no Time Lapse mode
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focusing manually
rather wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
environment proofing
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon SX270 HS
Vlogging with Ricoh PX
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reasonably wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competition (233 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen isn't selfie friendly
no mic port
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rather wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detection focus
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
no external microphone socket
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Canon SX270 HS vs Ricoh PX Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX270 HS and Ricoh PX
 Canon PowerShot SX270 HSRicoh PX
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Ricoh
Model type Canon PowerShot SX270 HS Ricoh PX
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2013-03-21 2011-08-16
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Digic 6 Smooth Imaging Engine IV
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3072
Max native ISO 6400 3200
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-500mm (20.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.5-6.8 f/3.9-5.4
Macro focusing distance 5cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 2.7"
Resolution of screen 461 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 15s 8s
Max shutter speed 1/3200s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate 4.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 3.50 m 3.50 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 233g (0.51 lbs) 156g (0.34 lbs)
Dimensions 106 x 63 x 33mm (4.2" x 2.5" x 1.3") 100 x 55 x 21mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8")
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 pictures -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Battery ID NB-6L DB-100
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2, 10 or Custom)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots One One
Launch pricing $284 $329