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

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

72

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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

42

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

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

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
 

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
Help
Get that real film feel
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
25 mm vs 26 mm
Help
Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$279.95 vs $499.99
Help
The best price we've seen is $220 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
Help
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
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
390 ms vs 510 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
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
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              SX260 HS:510 ms
              DSC-TX55:390 ms
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $246

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              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

              $271 - $360

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $368

              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 S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $245 - $400

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $399

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              $179 - $289

              Size Much smaller
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              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 - $212

              Waterproof Waterproof
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $266

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $249

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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