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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (Black)

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (Black)
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 (Black)
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Price $299 at 1 store $339 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 6 reviews 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews
Release date March 01, 2012 April 01, 2012
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. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20's 20x zoom lens might be the main attraction, but the camera is all-around excellent.

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Flash Memory Info unavailable 12 MB Flash - Integrated
Type TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.4 in
4.1 in x 1.1 in x 2.3 in
Lens System 20 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/3.5-6.8
20 x x Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 86 mm - F/3.3-6.4
Optical sensor type BSI-CMOS
MOS
Light sensitivity ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO auto (1600-6400)
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
Memory storage capacity Info unavailable 12 MB
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 - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
MJPEG - 320 x 240 -
Digital zoom 4 x
4 x
Battery technology Lithium ion
Lithium ion
Weight 7.3 oz
6.5 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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