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

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
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX240 HS

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Battery life Slightly longer battery life 230 shots vs 210 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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
Lowest price Cheaper $199.99 vs $250.62
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The best price we've seen is $51 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              20x
              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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX240 HS:224 g
              SX260 HS:231 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Size Large Help
              Compact 106x61x33 mm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX240 HS:2.4 fps
              SX260 HS:3.2 fps
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SX240 HS:230 shots
              SX260 HS:210 shots
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $184 - $213

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $399

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $203

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Zoom Has significantly less zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $359

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Zoom Has much less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $115 - $149

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $224

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $184

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $209 - $299

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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