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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P310.

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
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
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
Significantly 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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$368.59 vs $400.32
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The best price we've seen is $32 cheaper (around 10% less)
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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)
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
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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
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
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
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
SX260 HS1080p @ 24fps
P3101080p @ 30fps
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
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
SX260 HS$368.59
P310$400.32
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Thickness Quite thick Help
1.3"
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
SX260 HS210 shots
P310230 shots
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$218

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

$399 - $449

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
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$282 - $348

Zoom Has much more zoom
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Travel zoom

$299 - $350

Zoom Has much more zoom
Weight Is significantly heavier
Size Is significantly larger
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$209 - $225

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 SX260 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$274

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 - $280

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

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$300

Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Supports 24p No 24p support
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Travel zoom

$170 - $180

Size Smaller
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Travel zoom

$317 - $357

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 P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$380

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$310

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
GPS Has a GPS
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$179 - $207

Zoom Much more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Much larger
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$350

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Samsung TL500

Samsung TL500

Pro digicam

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Movie format Lower resolution movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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