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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

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

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (Black)
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V (Black)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V (Black)
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Canon EOS Rebel T3i (with 18-55mm IS II Lens)

Canon EOS Rebel T3i (with 18-55mm IS II Lens)
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Price $399 to $549 at 8 stores $999 at 1 store $499 to $925 at 10 stores
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews 4.0 stars out of 6 reviews 4.5 stars out of 4 reviews 4.5 stars out of 16 reviews
Release date June 05, 2012 March 01, 2012 February 28, 2012 March 07, 2011
The Bottom Line 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. A lot of camera, both in lens and features, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is a solid choice for point-and-shoot users looking to do a little more than that. For the money, the Canon EOS Rebel T3i is a great choice for dSLR videographers--though the cheaper T2i can still suffice if you don't need the articulated LCD--and it's a solid choice for creative still shooters. But though the image quality and general shooting performance are top-notch, if you're upgrading to capture sports, kids, or pets, the T3i may not be able to keep up.

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Type TFT activematrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4 in x 1.4 in x 2.3 in
4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.4 in
4.8 in x 3.7 in x 3.4 in
5.2 in x 3.1 in x 3.9 in
Lens System 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
30 x x Zoom lens - 4.8 mm - 144 mm - F/2.8-5.6
3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 II Canon EF-S
Optical sensor type Exmor CMOS
BSI-CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
CMOS
Light sensitivity 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 100-12800
ISO auto
ISO auto (100-6400)
ISO 100-6400
ISO 12800
Video capture 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 -
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 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 640 x 480 -
MOV - 640 x 480 -
Digital zoom 14 x
4 x
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Battery technology Info unavailable Lithium ion
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Weight 7.5 oz
7.3 oz
18.7 oz
18.2 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
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