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

111

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Long exposures
Longest exposure
30 seconds
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

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.

competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$295 - $549 body only

$350 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Much larger
Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Entry-level DSLR

Battery life Much longer battery life
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Much larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Travel zoom

$348

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
GPS No built-in GPS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Travel zoom

$268 - $453

Size Significantly smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
GPS No built-in GPS
Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$313 with 5-15mm lens

Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$229

Zoom More zoom
Size Significantly smaller
GPS No built-in GPS

discussion

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