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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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Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS (Black)

Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS (Black)
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Price $288 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)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 6 reviews 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 4.0 stars out of 11 reviews
Release date March 01, 2012 April 01, 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. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20's 20x zoom lens might be the main attraction, but the camera is all-around excellent. 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 12 MB Flash - Integrated
Info unavailable
Type TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
TFT active matrix - 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
4.1 in x 1.1 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
20 x x Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 86 mm - F/3.3-6.4
5 x x Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 21.5 mm - F/2.7-5.9
Optical sensor type BSI-CMOS
MOS
CMOS
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
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
Memory storage capacity Info unavailable 12 MB
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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 -
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
4 x
Battery technology Lithium ion
Lithium ion
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Weight 7.3 oz
6.5 oz
4.3 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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