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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (Black)

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (Black)
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 (Black)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 (Black)
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS (Black)

Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS (Black)
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 (Black)
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Price $203 to $209 at 2 stores $147 at 1 store $179 to $199 at 2 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: 8.2 (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 3 reviews 4.0 stars out of 11 reviews 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews
Release date March 01, 2012 February 28, 2012 February 06, 2011 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 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 is an excellent little camera that doesn't sacrifice features and performance for size. 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. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20's 20x zoom lens might be the main attraction, but the camera is all-around excellent.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Flash Memory Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 12 MB Flash - Integrated
Type TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7 in - Color
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
3.7 in x 0.9 in x 2.2 in
3.6 in x 0.8 in x 2.2 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
10 x x Zoom lens - 4.45 mm - 44.5 mm - F/3.3-5.9 G
5 x x Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 21.5 mm - F/2.7-5.9
20 x x Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 86 mm - F/3.3-6.4
Optical sensor type BSI-CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
CMOS
MOS
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 400
ISO auto
ISO auto (1600-6400)
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
Memory storage capacity Info unavailable Info unavailable 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 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
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 -
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
2 x
4 x
4 x
Battery technology Lithium ion
Info unavailable Info unavailable Lithium ion
Weight 7.3 oz
4.1 oz
4.3 oz
6.5 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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