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

vs

     
 

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
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
 
Differences | Recommendations | Cast your vote | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX260 HS

Report a correction
Zoom Significantly more zoom 20x vs 5x
Help
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 Significantly cheaper $200.00 vs $540.43
Help
The best price we've seen is $340 cheaper (2.7x less)
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Learn more about
the Canon SX260 HS

Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX55

Report a correction
Size Much smaller 92x54x13 mm vs 106x61x33 mm
Help
3.2x smaller
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 461k dots
Help
More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
Help
OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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"
Help
Around 10% larger screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 390 ms vs 510 ms
Help
More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Thickness Much thinner 0.5" vs 1.3"
Help
2.5x thinner
Weight Much lighter 109 g vs 231 g
Help
2.1x lighter
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 3.2 fps
Help
More than 3x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Battery life Longer battery life 250 shots vs 210 shots
Help
Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 15s
Help
2x longer exposures
Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 Learn more about
the Sony DSC-TX55
vs

recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

Snapsort Recommends
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Canon PowerShot SX260 HS 42
Retailer
    Style
      Color
        You save

        vs

        72 Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55
        Retailer
          Style
            Color
              You save

              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $228 - $249

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $259

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              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 SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $316 - $361

              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

              $300 - $399

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $300 - $360

              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 - $212

              Waterproof Waterproof
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR

              Compact

              Screen size Larger screen
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $279

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $471 - $484

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

              appearance

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              discussion

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
              PowerShot SX260 HS
              Canon

              Report a correction
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55
              Cybershot DSC-TX55
              Sony

              Report a correction

              Showing 0 comments