• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 500.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 125.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX260 HS advantages over Samsung DV150F

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • More telephoto lens reach
    500 mm vs 125 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Samsung DV150F advantages over Canon SX260 HS

  • Less expensive
    $150 vs $350 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.5 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    18 mm vs 32 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    116g vs 231g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    16.2 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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Review Excerpt

  • 20x zoom ranges from very wide to ultra telephoto; Wide range of exposure settings, including Manual, plus many auto modes; Full HD video at 1080p; Video autofocus and zoom while shooting, HDMI interface; Very good image quality; Built-in GPS.

  • Tight control placement; Low battery life; Soft corners at wide angle; Small front fingergrip; No live histogram. No raw mode.

The Competition

Compared to Sony DSC-HX9V

Canon SX260 HS
Sony DSC-HX9V
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More dots on screen
Samsung DV150F
Sony DSC-HX9V
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Nikon S9100

Canon SX260 HS
Nikon S9100
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Manual focus
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Fast startup
Samsung DV150F
Nikon S9100
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Samsung DV300F

Canon SX260 HS
Samsung DV300F
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $295
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung DV150F
Samsung DV300F
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $295
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out

Compared to Leica V-LUX 40

Canon SX260 HS
Leica V-LUX 40
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in GPS
  • $698
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More pixels
Samsung DV150F
Leica V-LUX 40
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $698
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung ST150F

Canon SX260 HS
Samsung ST150F
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
Samsung DV150F
Samsung ST150F
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
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