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

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

Advantages of the Canon SX260 HS

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Zoom Significantly 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 $206.99 vs $268.00
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The best price we've seen is $61 cheaper (more than 20% 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
Size Smaller 103x58x32 mm vs 106x61x33 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Macro focus Better macro capability 2 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Wide angle Slightly 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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recommendations

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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"
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Size Large Help
SX260 HS:106x61x33 mm
P310:103x58x32 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$219 - $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

$220 - $249

Size Is slightly smaller
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$329 - $350

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$327 - $400

Size Is slightly smaller
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Travel zoom

$197

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Travel zoom

$148

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 ELPH 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$150

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Size Is significantly smaller
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

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
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$329 - $350

Zoom Much more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$199 - $230

Zoom Much more zoom
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Travel zoom

$229 - $252

Size Smaller
Movie format Higher resolution movies
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

$255

GPS Has a GPS
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$347

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$479 - $498

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Sensor size Much larger sensor
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Wide angle Worse wide angle
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 Slightly worse macro capability

appearance

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discussion

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