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
 
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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
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recommendations

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

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Canon PowerShot SX240 HS Canon PowerShot SX240 HS 60

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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"
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Focus points Few focus points Help
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        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        SX240 HS:2.4 fps
        SX260 HS:3.2 fps
        Size Large Help
        Compact 106x61x33 mm
        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
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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
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
        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
        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 SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $329 - $354

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $229 - $252

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $194 - $230

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $200

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

        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS.

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS.

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