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Advantages of the Canon 320 HS

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Size
Significantly smaller
94×57×21 mm vs 106×61×33 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Aperture
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)
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness
Much thinner
0.8" vs 1.3"
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Around 40% thinner
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Weight
Significantly lighter
145 g vs 231 g
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Around 40% lighter
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$220.99 vs $492.00
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The best price we've seen is $271 cheaper (2.2x less)
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Advantages of the Canon SX260 HS

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Zoom
Much 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
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
3.2 fps vs 2 fps
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More than 60% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              320 HS5x
              SX260 HS20x
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              320 HS3.2"
              SX260 HS3"
              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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              320 HS2 fps
              SX260 HS3.2 fps
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP

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              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
              ELPH 320 HS
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