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
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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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
Battery life Longer battery life 210 shots vs 120 shots
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Around 80% more shots per battery charge
Zoom Slightly more zoom 20x vs 14x
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More than 2x more zoom
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 $139.00 vs $274.99
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The best price we've seen is $136 cheaper (around 50% less)
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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.

              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $248

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $204

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              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
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $253

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              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

              $199 - $259

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $361

              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

              $290 - $399

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Nikon Coolpix L610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $155 - $159

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $160 - $227

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $212

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $280

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $70 - $229

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

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