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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (Black)

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (Black)
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 (Black)
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS (Black)

Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS (Black)
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Price $224 at 1 store $189 at 1 store $399 to $564 at 9 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 6 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews 4.0 stars out of 11 reviews
Release date March 01, 2012 January 08, 2012 June 05, 2012 February 06, 2011
The Bottom Line The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS' wider, longer lens, a few much-needed design tweaks, and excellent photo quality add up to one pretty great compact megazoom. A speedy little camera with a long lens, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 performs beyond its tiny price tag. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100's compact, elegant design, generally excellent photo quality, bright, fast lens, and speedy performance make a great package if you don't mind spending a little more money. If you're looking for a nice, simple ultracompact for use indoors and out, you'll want to strongly consider the Canon PowerShot Elph 300 HS.

Basic specs

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Flash Memory Info unavailable 70 MB Flash - Integrated
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Type TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
TFT activematrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7 in - Color
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.4 in
3.9 in x 0.8 in x 2.3 in
4 in x 1.4 in x 2.3 in
3.6 in x 0.8 in x 2.2 in
Lens System 20 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/3.5-6.8
10 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 45 mm - F/3.1-5.9
3.6 x x Zoom lens - 10.4 mm - 37.1 mm - F/1.8-4.9
5 x x Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 21.5 mm - F/2.7-5.9
Optical sensor type BSI-CMOS
MOS
Exmor CMOS
CMOS
Light sensitivity ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO auto (1600-6400)
ISO 3200
ISO 400
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO auto
ISO 3200
ISO 125
ISO auto (125-6400)
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 200
ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
Memory storage capacity Info unavailable 70 MB
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Video capture H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 320 x 240 -
iFrame - 1280 x 720 -
AVCHD -
MPEG-4 - 1920 x 1080 -
1280 x 720 -
640 x 480 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 640 x 480 -
MOV - 640 x 480 -
MOV - 320 x 240 -
MOV - 320 x 240 -
Digital zoom 4 x
4 x
14 x
4 x
Battery technology Lithium ion
Lithium ion
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Weight 7.3 oz
4.1 oz
7.5 oz
4.3 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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