Updated (February 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Large screen
Screen size
3"
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 SX20 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Battery life
Great battery life
340 shots
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$250 - $329

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$300

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$229

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Super zoom

$415

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Super zoom

$249

Screen size Much larger screen
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

$759 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

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