Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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Advantages of the Canon SX260 HS

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Zoom
More zoom
20x vs 16x
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Around 60% more zoom
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SX260 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 220 fps
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Around 10% higher fps
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS10

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 3.2 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-ZS10's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Size
Slightly smaller
105x58x33 mm vs 106x61x33 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
Weight
Slightly lighter
219 g vs 231 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$329.00 vs $368.79
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (more than 10% 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
              DMC-ZS10220 fps
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              SX260 HS20x
              DMC-ZS1016x
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              SX260 HS1/3200s
              DMC-ZS101/4000s
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              SX260 HS$368.79
              DMC-ZS10$329.00
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX260 HS231 g
              DMC-ZS10219 g
              Size Large Help
              SX260 HS106x61x33 mm
              DMC-ZS10105x58x33 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $180

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $199 - $210

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $238

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Travel zoom

              $347

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $403

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $214

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $351

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $298

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              Touch screen No touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Olympus SZ-10

              Olympus SZ10

              Travel zoom

              $161

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Travel zoom

              $270

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen

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