Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS vs Nikon Coolpix L820

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
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
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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Advantages of the Canon SX260 HS

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Size Smaller 106x61x33 mm vs 111x76x83 mm
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3.3x smaller
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.3" vs 3.3"
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2.5x thinner
Weight Lighter 231 g vs 430 g
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Around 50% lighter
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
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 510 ms vs 580 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3.2 fps vs 1.2 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L810

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.1 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the L810's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Wide angle Better wide angle 23 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Zoom Slightly more zoom 25.4x vs 20x
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More than 60% more zoom
Battery life Longer battery life 300 shots vs 210 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Cheaper $115.00 vs $224.82
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The best price we've seen is $110 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
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              SX260 HS:510 ms
              L810:580 ms
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX260 HS:3.2 fps
              L810:1.2 fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $194 - $230

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $117 - $170

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $180

              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen

              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
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $399

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $329 - $354

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $252

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $227 - $255

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $188 - $238

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $154 - $300

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $192

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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