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
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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 SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$174 - $219

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$251 - $349

Zoom More zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$338 - $449

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Significantly larger

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$395 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Super zoom

$400

Movie format Lower resolution movies
Nikon Coolpix L310

Nikon Coolpix L310

Super zoom

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

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