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

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact 106x61x33 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Size
Really small
Compact 106x59x33 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
290 ms shutter lag
 
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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)
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 290 ms vs 510 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Size Slightly smaller 106x59x33 mm vs 106x61x33 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
Zoom More zoom 20x vs 14x
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More than 2x more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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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 Common Weaknesses
        Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
        For that film look
        High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
        240 fps
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Weight Heavy Help
        SX220 HS:215 g
        SX260 HS:231 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        1.3"
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        210 shots
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        3.2 fps
        Size Large Help
        SX220 HS:106x59x33 mm
        SX260 HS:106x61x33 mm

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $279

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Travel zoom

        $213

        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

        $229 - $252

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $230

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

        Travel zoom

        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $200

        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $145 - $180

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Travel zoom

        $399

        Size Slightly smaller
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Olympus SZ-14

        Olympus SZ-14

        Digicam

        $99

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $229 - $399

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $329 - $354

        Zoom Much more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Supports 24p No 24p support

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