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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (Black)

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (Black)
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (Red)

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (Red)
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Nikon Coolpix L610 (Black)

Nikon Coolpix L610 (Black)
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Price $218 to $224 at 2 stores $429 to $566 at 8 stores $333 at 1 store $139 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 6 reviews 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.5 stars out of 3 reviews
Release date March 01, 2012 June 05, 2012 March 01, 2012 August 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 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. 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. Though nothing extraordinary, the Nikon Coolpix L610 is a decent entry-level compact camera that shoots slightly above its price.

Basic specs

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Type TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
TFT activematrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.4 in
4 in x 1.4 in x 2.3 in
4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.4 in
4.3 in x 1.3 in x 2.7 in
Lens System 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
20 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/3.5-6.8
14 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 63 mm - F/3.3-5.9
Optical sensor type BSI-CMOS
Exmor CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
Light sensitivity ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 3200
ISO 125
ISO auto (125-6400)
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 200
ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 3200
ISO auto (125-1600)
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 -
H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
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 -
iFrame - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
iFrame - 960 x 540 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
Digital zoom 4 x
14 x
4 x
2 x
Battery technology Lithium ion
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Weight 7.3 oz
7.5 oz
7.3 oz
8.5 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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