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

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310

vs

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
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
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
 

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
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Help
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$279.95 vs $396.89
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The best price we've seen is $117 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)
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
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Thickness Quite thick Help
1.3"
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$237 - $360

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$218 - $400

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$326 - $399

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 a built in panoramas
Canon ELPH 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$152 - $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 S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$270

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 S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$170 - $228

Size Is slightly smaller
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Travel zoom

$275

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

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$300

3D Takes 3D photos
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$279 - $383

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 SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Travel zoom

$249

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
Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F

Travel zoom

$130 - $260

Aperture Wider aperture
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$347

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
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
Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A

Boutique

$449 - $776

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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