Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS vs Canon Powershot S100

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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Advantages of the Canon SX260 HS

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Zoom Significantly 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
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
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
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 210 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Cheaper $200.00 vs $323.95
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The best price we've seen is $124 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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 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
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              SX260 HS:510 ms
              S95:610 ms
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SX260 HS:210 shots
              S95:200 shots
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
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              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX260 HS:3.2 fps
              S95:1.9 fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $278 - $400

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $228 - $249

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $509

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $259

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $316 - $361

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $399

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Travel zoom

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

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $331 - $420

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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