Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS vs Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 vs Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

69

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

Large screen
Screen size
3.3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 92x54x13 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

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

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX260 HS

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
20x vs 5x
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16x more zoom
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
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$324.99 vs $491.69
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The best price we've seen is $167 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/1600s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX55

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Size
Much smaller
92x54x13 mm vs 106x61x33 mm
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3.2x smaller
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 461k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
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
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size
Larger screen
3.3" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 3.2 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Much thinner
0.5" vs 1.3"
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2.5x thinner
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
390 ms vs 510 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Weight
Much lighter
109 g vs 231 g
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2.1x lighter
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Battery life
Longer battery life
250 shots vs 210 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, 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-TX551080p @ 30fps
              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-TX55$491.69
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              SX260 HS510 ms
              DSC-TX55390 ms
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $281

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $345

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $445

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              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 SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $237

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $229

              Waterproof Waterproof
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $200

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $500

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $273

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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