Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS vs Samsung WB150F

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS vs Samsung WB150F

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

65

Samsung WB150F

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/3200 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB150F

Size
Really small
Compact 106x59x23 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
188 g
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS. Explore our gallery of 31 sample photos taken by the Samsung WB150F.

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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
20x vs 18x
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More than 20% more zoom
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Samsung WB150F

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Size
Significantly smaller
106x59x23 mm vs 106x61x33 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the WB150F's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.9" vs 1.3"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
188 g vs 231 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$229.99 vs $367.79
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The best price we've seen is $138 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              SX260 HS20x
              WB150F18x
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $274

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

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

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Travel zoom

              $318 - $358

              Battery life 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

              $170 - $180

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Samsung WB150F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $147

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $230

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $145

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Less zoom
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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