Updated (August, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS vs Nikon Coolpix L620

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L610

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX260 HS

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Zoom Slightly more zoom 20x vs 14x
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More than 2x more zoom
Battery life Longer battery life 210 shots vs 120 shots
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Around 80% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SX260 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Nikon L610

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the L610's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Lowest price Cheaper $92.89 vs $224.82
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The best price we've seen is $132 cheaper (2.4x less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SX260 HS:210 shots
              L610:120 shots
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              SX260 HS:f/3.5
              L610:f/3.3

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $117 - $170

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $176

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $225

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $213

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

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $280 - $399

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $329 - $354

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $252

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Nikon Coolpix L610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $167

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $115

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $207

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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