Updated (February 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V vs Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

73

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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.

competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$428

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Travel zoom

$430

Lowest price Much cheaper
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$290

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Travel zoom

$265 - $299

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$265

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Travel zoom

$269

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
GPS No built-in GPS

discussion

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