Canon SX260 HS
Compact Superzoom Camera
vs Nikon L820
Superzoom Camera

What’s good about the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Best price $280
  • Weighs a lot less than the L820 8.15 oz vs 16.96 oz
  • Significantly smaller body size 13 in³ vs 46 in³
  • Has longer exposure available 15 seconds vs 4 seconds
  • Faster continuous shooting speed 10 shots per sec vs 8 shots per sec
  • Has GPS location tagging L820 does not have GPS

What’s good about the Nikon COOLPIX L820

Best price
$185
  • 39% more battery life 320 shots vs 230 shots
  • Significantly cheaper street price $185 vs $280
  • Higher sensor resolution 16 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Higher resolution rear screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Newer camera February 2013 vs March 2012
  • Longer optical zoom 30.0× vs 20.0×
  • Better built-in flash range 19′ vs 11′
  • Better video capture 1080p 30fps vs 1080p 24fps
  • Has panorama image capture SX260 HS does not have panorama
  • Has 3D capture capabilities SX260 HS does not have 3D

What the Canon SX260 HS and Nikon L820 have in common

  • Similar image sensor size 28 in²
  • The same maximum ISO setting 3200 ISO
  • Same viewscreen size 3.0″
  • HDMI port

What’s missing from both the Canon SX260 HS and the Nikon L820

  • No HDR processing
  • No waterproof housing
  • No external microphone jack
  • No RAW capture
  • No hot shoe
  • No Wi-Fi
  • No flip out viewscreen

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