Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V vs Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

69

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

66

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX260 HS

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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
Zoom
More zoom
20x vs 16x
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Around 60% more zoom
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/1600s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.3" vs 1.3"
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$324.99 vs $349.97
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The best price we've seen is $25 cheaper (around 10% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX10V

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-HX10V's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 3.2 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
320 shots vs 210 shots
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More than 50% more shots per battery charge
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX10V's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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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
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              SX260 HS1080p @ 24fps
              DSC-HX10V1080p @ 60fps
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              SX260 HS$324.99
              DSC-HX10V$349.97
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX260 HS231 g
              DSC-HX10V234 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              SX260 HS106x61x33 mm
              DSC-HX10V105x60x34 mm

              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
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $241 - $348

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $500

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              $177

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Size Is much smaller
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $350 - $448

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $790 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $328

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Travel zoom

              $171

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $250

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $212 - $248

              Size Significantly smaller
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $212

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Size Much smaller
              Weight Much lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
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              Avatar for Stephen Woodward Stephen Woodward (1:15 AM, December 11, 2012)
              very confusing how the canon powershot SX260 H beats the sony cybershot HX20V, yet the HX10V beats the SX240 H by a mile and the only difference between the SX260 and 240 is the GPS ? far to simplistic comparisons and some of the information is contradicting between the two results. Does however hi-light some points and goes to show its by no means a simple process.