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"
Really small
Size
Compact (106×61×33 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

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 SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$249

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$250

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

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$339

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Supports 24p No 24p support

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Super zoom

Screen size Much larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Super zoom

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Sony SLT A35

Sony SLT A35

Entry-level DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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