Updated (January 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9300 vs Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

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
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

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

Items often bought with the Nikon S9300 or Canon SX260 HS

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS.
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX260 HS

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High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
20x vs 18x
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More than 20% more zoom
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
210 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S9300

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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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6.9 fps vs 3.2 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus
Better macro capability
4.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Thickness
Thinner
1.2" vs 1.3"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight
Lighter
215 g vs 231 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$243.99 vs $400.00
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The best price we've seen is $156 cheaper (around 40% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/3200s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              SX260 HS240 fps
              S9300120 fps
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              SX260 HS20x
              S930018x
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              SX260 HS1080p @ 24fps
              S93001080p @ 30fps
              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
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              SX260 HS1/3200s
              S93001/4000s
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SX260 HS210 shots
              S9300200 shots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              SX260 HS106×61×33 mm
              S9300109×62×31 mm
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $268 - $329

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $197

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205 - $249

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $652

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $260

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              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

              $200

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

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $369

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              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
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $224

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $452

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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