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

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310

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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

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
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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
 

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
Significantly cheaper
$279.95 vs $664.28
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The best price we've seen is $384 cheaper (2.4x 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)
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
Macro focus
Significantly 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
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
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
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
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Thickness Quite thick Help
1.3"
Size Large Help
SX260 HS:106x61x33 mm
P310:103x58x32 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$279 - $404

Zoom Has way more more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Weight Is significantly heavier
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$244 - $400

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Canon ELPH 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$179 - $289

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 S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$179 - $249

Size Is slightly smaller
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$195 - $246

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Battery life Has a much longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Travel zoom

$266

Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$391 - $399

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$270 - $360

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Supports 24p No 24p support
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$300 - $399

3D Takes 3D photos
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Travel zoom

$269

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Travel zoom

$179 - $180

Size Smaller
Battery life Longer battery life
Supports 24p No 24p support
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Travel zoom

$372

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Supports 24p No 24p support
GPS No built-in GPS

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$300

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
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$350

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

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

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