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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (Black)

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (Black)
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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX50 (Black)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX50 (Black)
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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Black)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Black)
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
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Price $224 at 1 store $376 at 1 store $399 to $549 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)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 6 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews
Release date March 01, 2012 February 19, 2012 March 19, 2013 June 05, 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 tiny Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 is a lot of camera for the money, with solid shooting performance, and good photo and movie quality. Wi-Fi connectivity and a new processor help make Canon's PowerShot SX280 HS one of the top compact megazooms available. But you'd better load up on batteries. 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.

Basic specs

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Type TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 2.7 in
LCD display - 3 in
TFT activematrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.4 in
3.6 in x 0.7 in x 2 in
4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.5 in
4 in x 1.4 in x 2.3 in
Lens System 20 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/3.5-6.8
5 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 22.5 cm - F/2.6-6.3
20 x x
Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/3.5-6.8
3.6 x x Zoom lens - 10.4 mm - 37.1 mm - F/1.8-4.9
Optical sensor type BSI-CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
CMOS
Exmor CMOS
Light sensitivity ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 6400
ISO 12800
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 3200
ISO 125
ISO auto (125-6400)
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 200
ISO 6400
ISO 400
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 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
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 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
Digital zoom 4 x
2 x
4 x
14 x
Battery technology Lithium ion
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Weight 7.3 oz
3.6 oz
7.4 oz
7.5 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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