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Advantages of the Canon 320 HS

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the 320 HS's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Size
Much smaller
94×57×21 mm vs 106×61×33 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 1.3"
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Around 40% thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
145 g vs 231 g
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Around 40% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$238.46 vs $344.99
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The best price we've seen is $107 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Canon SX260 HS

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
20x vs 5x
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16x more zoom
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Battery life
Longer battery life
210 shots vs 170 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
3.2 fps vs 2 fps
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More than 60% faster continuous shooting
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 24fps
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              320 HS3.2"
              SX260 HS3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              320 HS170 shots
              SX260 HS210 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

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              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
              ELPH 320 HS
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