Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

70

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX220 HS

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the SX220 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Size
Slightly smaller
106×59×33 mm vs 106×61×33 mm
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
215 g vs 231 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon SX260 HS

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom
More zoom
20x vs 14x
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More than 2x more zoom
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$281.99 vs $299.00
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The best price we've seen is $17 cheaper (around 10% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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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
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/3200 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX220 HS215 g
              SX260 HS231 g
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              210 shots
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              3.2 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              SX220 HS106×59×33 mm
              SX260 HS106×61×33 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $231 - $236

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Travel zoom

              $237 - $251

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $219 - $405

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $329 - $350

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $60 - $120

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Significantly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $252

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $101

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Significantly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $379

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $362

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $319

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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