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

Nikon Coolpix P310 vs Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Nikon Coolpix P310
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second

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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX260 HS

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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
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
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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)
Focus points
Many more focus points
99 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Size
Smaller
103×58×32 mm vs 106×61×33 mm
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More than 10% smaller
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
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$406.47 vs $441.48
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The best price we've seen is $35 cheaper (around 10% less)
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
SX260 HS1080p @ 24fps
P3101080p @ 30fps
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3"
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
SX260 HS$441.48
P310$406.47
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
SX260 HS210 shots
P310230 shots
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$330

Size Is slightly smaller
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$314 - $349

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$264

Size Is slightly smaller
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$399

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$230

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

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$279

Zoom Significantly more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$362

Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Supports 24p No 24p support
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Travel zoom

$354

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Cheaper
Supports 24p No 24p support
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Travel zoom

$269

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
GPS No built-in GPS
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$349

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$285

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

$384

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90

Pro digicam

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Sensor size Larger sensor
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Travel zoom

$177 - $197

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Size Smaller
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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