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

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
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

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
Macro focus
Great macro
0.0 cm

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

$325 - $379

Zoom 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

$239

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Cheaper
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$279

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

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$195

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$298

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Super zoom

$420

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Larger

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