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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (Black)

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (Black)
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 (Black)
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Price $355 at 1 store $399 to $549 at 9 stores $189 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 6 reviews 5.0 stars out of 4 reviews 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review
Release date March 01, 2012 February 29, 2012 June 05, 2012 January 08, 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 feature-rich Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V has a great mix of speed and photo quality. 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. A speedy little camera with a long lens, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 performs beyond its tiny price tag.

Basic specs

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Flash Memory Info unavailable - Integrated
Info unavailable 70 MB Flash - Integrated
Type TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
TFT active matrix
LCD display - 3 in
TFT activematrix - 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
4.2 in x 1.4 in x 2.4 in
4 in x 1.4 in x 2.3 in
3.9 in x 0.8 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 - 4.45 mm - 89 mm - F/3.2-5.8 G
3.6 x x Zoom lens - 10.4 mm - 37.1 mm - F/1.8-4.9
10 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 45 mm - F/3.1-5.9
Optical sensor type BSI-CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
Exmor 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 125
ISO auto (125-6400)
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 200
ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO auto (1600-6400)
ISO 3200
ISO 400
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO auto
Memory storage capacity Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 70 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 - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 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 -
AVCHD -
MPEG-4 - 1920 x 1080 -
1280 x 720 -
640 x 480 -
Digital zoom 4 x
Info unavailable 14 x
4 x
Battery technology Lithium ion
Lithium ion
Info unavailable Lithium ion
Weight 7.3 oz
7.8 oz
7.5 oz
4.1 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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