Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

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

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX240 HS

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Battery life
Longer battery life
230 shots vs 210 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Cheaper
$172.72 vs $324.99
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The best price we've seen is $152 cheaper (around 50% less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
224 g vs 231 g
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Almost the same
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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
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
3.2 fps vs 2.4 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
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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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              20x
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 24fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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
              SX240 HS224 g
              SX260 HS231 g
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX240 HS2.4 fps
              SX260 HS3.2 fps
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SX240 HS230 shots
              SX260 HS210 shots
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              Compact 106x61x33 mm
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              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

              $328

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Zoom Has slightly less zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $223 - $359

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $129 - $286

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $241 - $348

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $223

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much smaller
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              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

              $218

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

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