Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V vs Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

44

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Great battery life
Battery life
320 shots
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Size
Really small
Compact (106×61×33 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
1.3"

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-HX20V.

competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Competitors

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Travel zoom

$296

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$646

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Pro digicam

$829 - $848

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Zoom Much less zoom

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

Travel zoom

$151

Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Zoom Much less zoom
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$420

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Zoom Much less zoom
Ricoh Caplio R8

Ricoh Caplio R8

Compact

Size Smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner
Zoom Much less zoom

discussion

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
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Showing 2 comments

bob (2:02 AM, May 08, 2013)
In your camera comparisons you leave out autofocus speed & accuracy, in both normal & low light. This is one of the most important camera attributes and the Sony's shine in this category compared to most others. Maybe you don't mind wasting what would have been good shots to blur.
 
Pete J (5:01 PM, April 08, 2012)
 

Sony HX20V is
definitely  the best travel zoom for
2012. Simply amazing. Great zoom, very good photo quality (very decent for a travel
zoom), good photos with low light (better than HX9V), amazing (stunning) macro,
fantastic video recording (the same quality as HX9V), decent battery life, very
good materials...     in comparison, its main 2012's
competitors, Canon SX 240 - SX 260 and Nikon 9300, are not better in photo
quality (about the same quality) and are far worst in video quality (much worst.)
Canon's 24 fps in video is just ridiculous. Instead of a film look you get
jerky videos. I returned a Canon SX230 for that reason. Canon should definitely
do something about it. And Nikon 9300 is worst than both, at least for me.  Not good enough. Many people bought the Sony
HX9V only because of a much better video quality compared to the rest,
especially compared to Canon’s SX 220-230, even if the photo quality was
slightly inferior, but the new Sony HX20V not only is still much better in
video but it also makes amazing pictures, at the Canon SX 240-260’s level. For
real. With regard to the HX20V's main disadvantages, I would say: a) price. Too
expensive! You can buy a Canon S100 for that price! B) manual control: still
no full manual control. Canon is better in that aspect.