Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS vs Panasonic Lumix ZS25

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Panasonic Lumix ZS15

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

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

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS15

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX260 HS

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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
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
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Advantages of the Panasonic ZS15

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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
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the ZS15's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 3.2 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
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
Focus points More focus points 23 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
Weight Lighter 208 g vs 231 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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 Common Weaknesses
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        1.3"
        Weight Heavy Help
        SX260 HS:231 g
        ZS15:208 g
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Size Large Help
        SX260 HS:106x61x33 mm
        ZS15:105x58x33 mm

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $329 - $399

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $252

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $230 - $249

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Zoom Has significantly less zoom
        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Travel zoom

        $215 - $240

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $319

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Travel zoom

        $275

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $348 - $368

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $320

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Travel zoom

        $361 - $389

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $300

        Zoom Much more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

        Travel zoom

        $262

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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Size Significantly smaller
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $289 - $300

        GPS Has a GPS
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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