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

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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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
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
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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
Screen size Larger screen 3.3" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Thickness Much thinner 0.5" vs 1.3"
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2.5x thinner
Weight Much lighter 109 g vs 231 g
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2.1x lighter
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 3.2 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 390 ms vs 510 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 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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recommendations

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 Common Weaknesses
        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
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        SX260 HS:510 ms
        DSC-TX55:390 ms
        Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
        f/3.5

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Thickness Is thicker

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $279

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Travel zoom

        $213

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $229 - $399

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $329 - $354

        Zoom Much more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $229 - $252

        Size Smaller
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

        Ultra compact

        $199

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Waterproof

        $198 - $298

        Waterproof Waterproof
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Size Larger
        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

        Sony Cybershot TX10

        Waterproof

        $289

        Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Travel zoom

        $338

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Zoom More zoom
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR

        Compact

        $167

        Screen size Larger screen
        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

        appearance

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        discussion

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