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

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact 106x61x33 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 109x61x24 mm
 
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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
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
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $199.99 vs $397.29
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The best price we've seen is $197 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Samsung WB850F

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Aperture Significantly 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 type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Wide angle Better wide angle 23 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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
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 Significantly thinner 1" vs 1.3"
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More than 20% thinner
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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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              SX260 HS:20x
              WB850F:21x
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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

              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

              $199 - $200

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $399

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $359

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $389 - $449

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Focus points Has much more focus points
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $319 - $499

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $230 - $328

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $209 - $299

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $184 - $213

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Travel zoom

              $251

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $229 - $230

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $275

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $180 - $219

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $111 - $169

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $83 - $448

              Screen size Much larger screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $104 - $129

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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