Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS vs Samsung WB850F

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Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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
 
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differences

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
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 Samsung WB850F

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the WB850F's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
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
Wide angle Better wide angle 23 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Size Smaller 109x61x24 mm vs 106x61x33 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Zoom Slightly more zoom 21x vs 20x
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More than 10% more zoom
Thickness Thinner 1" vs 1.3"
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More than 20% thinner
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $239.00 vs $274.99
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The best price we've seen is $36 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              SX260 HS:20x
              WB850F:21x
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              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

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $253

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $290 - $399

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $319

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $259

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $361

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $200 - $400

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $195

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $278

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $83 - $407

              Screen size Much larger screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $448

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $110

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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