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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Size
Really small
Compact 99x58x29 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor size
Large sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 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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Advantages of the Canon SX260 HS

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Zoom Much more zoom 20x vs 3.8x
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Around 28.5x more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 510 ms vs 610 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3.2 fps vs 1.9 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Cheaper $199.99 vs $347.95
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The best price we've seen is $148 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 210 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Canon S95

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the S95's lens captures much more light (1.6 f-stops)
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size Smaller 99x58x29 mm vs 106x61x33 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
Weight Lighter 193 g vs 231 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 1.2" vs 1.3"
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More than 10% thinner
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 10 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Almost the same
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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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              SX260 HS:510 ms
              S95:610 ms
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX260 HS:231 g
              S95:193 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX260 HS:1.3"
              S95:1.2"
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SX260 HS:210 shots
              S95:200 shots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX260 HS:3.2 fps
              S95:1.9 fps
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

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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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $399

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $280 - $350

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $175

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $209

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Travel zoom

              $164

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $219 - $230

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $349 - $354

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Weight Heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $355

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $230 - $300

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Overall image quality Much worse image quality
              Size Much larger

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