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

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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
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
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
Lowest price Much cheaper $234.82 vs $999.99
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The best price we've seen is $765 cheaper (4.3x less)
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Advantages of the Samsung WB850F

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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)
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
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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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              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.

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $280

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $199

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $330 - $399

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $354

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $230 - $249

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $441

              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

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $242

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $252

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $200

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $189 - $199

              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

              $144

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

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $139

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

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $83 - $449

              Screen size Much larger screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $310

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Size Significantly larger

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