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Canon SX270 HS vs Samsung WB750

Portability
91
Imaging
36
Features
43
Overall
38
Canon PowerShot SX270 HS front
 
Samsung WB750 front
Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
50
Overall
42

Canon SX270 HS vs Samsung WB750 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
  • Introduced March 2013
  • Superseded the Canon SX260 HS
  • Replacement is Canon SX280 HS
Samsung WB750
(Full Review)
  • 13MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-432mm (F3.2-5.8) lens
  • 193g - 105 x 59 x 25mm
  • Announced September 2011
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Canon SX270 HS vs Samsung WB750 Overview

Following is a extended overview of the Canon SX270 HS vs Samsung WB750, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by brands Canon and Samsung. The resolution of the SX270 HS (12MP) and the WB750 (13MP) is fairly well matched and both cameras provide the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The SX270 HS was unveiled 19 months after the WB750 making them a generation away from each other. Both cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go right into a in-depth comparison, here is a concise view of how the SX270 HS matches up versus the WB750 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX270 HS over the Samsung WB750

 SX270 HS WB750 
AnnouncedMarch 2013September 2011More modern by 19 months
Display resolution461k460kSharper display (+1k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung WB750 over the Canon SX270 HS

 WB750 SX270 HS 

Common features in the Canon SX270 HS and Samsung WB750

 SX270 HS WB750 
Manual focus Dial exact focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display measurements
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch display Neither includes Touch display

Canon SX270 HS vs Samsung WB750 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to carry around your camera frequently, you are going to need to think about its weight and size. The Canon SX270 HS features outer measurements of 106mm x 63mm x 33mm (4.2" x 2.5" x 1.3") accompanied by a weight of 233 grams (0.51 lbs) whilst the Samsung WB750 has specifications of 105mm x 59mm x 25mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.0") with a weight of 193 grams (0.43 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you select at that time. Below is a front view scale comparison of the SX270 HS compared to the WB750.

Canon SX270 HS vs Samsung WB750 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the SX270 HS and WB750 is 91 and 93 respectively.

Canon SX270 HS vs Samsung WB750 top view buttons comparison

Canon SX270 HS vs Samsung WB750 Sensor Comparison

Often, it can be difficult to see the difference between sensor sizes simply by reading through technical specs. The pic underneath will help give you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the SX270 HS and WB750.

As you have seen, both of the cameras feature the identical sensor size but not the same megapixels. You should anticipate the Samsung WB750 to give more detail having an extra 1MP. Greater resolution will also help you crop images way more aggressively. The newer SX270 HS will have an advantage when it comes to sensor tech.

Canon SX270 HS vs Samsung WB750 sensor size comparison

Canon SX270 HS vs Samsung WB750 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX270 HS vs Samsung WB750 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon SX270 HS
Portrait photography with Samsung WB750
34
you can focus manually
features face detection focus
can't use external flash
resolution not great (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
42
you can focus manually
good megapixels (13MP)
provides face detection focus
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon SX270 HS Street photography features
Samsung WB750 Street photography features
61
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (233g)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
62
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (193g)
no moving screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX270 HS Sports photography highlights
Samsung WB750 Sports photography highlights
36
amazing zoom range (25-500mm 20.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
features tracking autofocus
max fps low (4.0 frames/s)
resolution not great (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
low battery power (210 shots)
lacks phase detect auto focus
51
excellent zoom range (24-432mm 18.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (13 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX270 HS Travel photography advice
Samsung WB750 Travel photography advice
61
lighter than others in class (233g)
has built in flash
quite wide (25mm)
very long zoom (500mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
low battery power (210 per charge)
resolution not great (12MP)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
69
lighter than others in class (193g)
good megapixels (13 megapixels)
built-in flash
decently wide (24mm)
great zoom (432mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX270 HS Landscape photography highlights
Samsung WB750 Landscape photography highlights
41
you can focus manually
quite wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
resolution not great (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
low battery power (210 CIPA)
lack of Timelapse recording
49
you can focus manually
decently wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (13MP)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX270 HS Vlogging factors
Samsung WB750 Vlogging factors
34
quite wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than others in class (233 grams)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
lack of external microphone socket
34
decently wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than others in class (193 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
does not have external microphone port
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Canon SX270 HS vs Samsung WB750 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX270 HS and Samsung WB750
 Canon PowerShot SX270 HSSamsung WB750
General Information
Brand Canon Samsung
Model Canon PowerShot SX270 HS Samsung WB750
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2013-03-21 2011-09-01
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Digic 6 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 13MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 4096 x 3072
Maximum native ISO 6400 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-500mm (20.0x) 24-432mm (18.0x)
Max aperture f/3.5-6.8 f/3.2-5.8
Macro focus distance 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 3"
Display resolution 461k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display tech - TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 seconds 8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/3200 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 4.0 frames per sec 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.50 m 3.30 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync On, Off, Fill, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
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) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30/15 fps), 640 x 480 (30/15 fps), 320x 240 fps (30/15 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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 seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 233g (0.51 lb) 193g (0.43 lb)
Physical dimensions 106 x 63 x 33mm (4.2" x 2.5" x 1.3") 105 x 59 x 25mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 210 shots -
Battery form Battery Pack -
Battery model NB-6L SLB-10A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at launch $284 $339