Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS vs Nikon Coolpix P330

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 103x58x32 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Size
Really small
Compact 106x61x33 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX260 HS

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Zoom Much more zoom 20x vs 4.2x
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More than 23x more zoom
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
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Lowest price Cheaper $199.99 vs $268.00
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The best price we've seen is $68 cheaper (around 30% less)
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon P310

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the P310's lens captures much more light (1.9 f-stops)
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
Focus points Many more focus points 99 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Macro focus Better macro capability 2 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Size Smaller 103x58x32 mm vs 106x61x33 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 3.2 fps
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Around 90% faster continuous shooting
Weight Lighter 194 g vs 231 g
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Around 20% lighter
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 230 shots vs 210 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.3" vs 1.3"
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Almost the same
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness Quite thick Help
1.3"
Weight Heavy Help
SX260 HS:231 g
P310:194 g
Size Large Help
SX260 HS:106x61x33 mm
P310:103x58x32 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$199 - $200

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$229 - $399

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$235 - $250

Size Is slightly smaller
True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$219 - $230

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$280 - $350

Size Is slightly smaller
True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Canon ELPH 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$120

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Size Is much smaller
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Travel zoom

$148 - $191

Size Is significantly smaller
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Travel zoom

$184

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Supports 24p No 24p support
GPS No built-in GPS
Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

Travel zoom

$209

Aperture Wider aperture
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Size Significantly larger
Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Travel zoom

$164

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$349 - $354

Zoom Much more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$250

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
GPS Has a GPS
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$278

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$377

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$180 - $279

Zoom Much more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Much larger
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $450

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Focus points Many fewer focus points

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