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

Size
Really small
Compact 106x61x33 mm
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 Much 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 Better wide angle 25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price Cheaper $199.99 vs $317.99
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The best price we've seen is $118 cheaper (around 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
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 Significantly 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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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
              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

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $359

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $229 - $230

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $230 - $328

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $389 - $449

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148 - $191

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              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

              $199 - $200

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $209 - $299

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $184 - $213

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              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
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Travel zoom

              $251

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $199

              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-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $298

              Waterproof Waterproof
              Lowest price Cheaper
              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 Better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $220 - $280

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $202

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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