Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 vs. Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

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Feb 28, 2012
Jan 31, 2012
Feb 7, 2012
 
Approx. $400
 
US: $349.99
 
Compact
Compact
Compact
 
4896 x 3672
4320 x 3240
4000 x 3000
4912 x 1080, 4896 x 2752, 3648 x 2736, 3424 x 1920, 2592 x 1944, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 480
4320 x 3240, 4320 x 2880, 4320 x 2432, 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 3648 x 2056, 3232 x 3232,3072 x 2048, 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 1728, 2736 x 2736, 2560 x 1920, 2560 x 1712, 2560 x 1440, 2304 x 2304, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1920 x 1920, 1920 x 1080, 1536 x 1536, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480
4000 x 3000, 4000 x 2248, 4000 x 2664, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480
4:3, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
18 megapixels
14 megapixels
12 megapixels
19 megapixels
15 megapixels
 
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BIONZ
 
Digic 5
 
 
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
Auto, Hi Auto (1600-6400), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600. 3200
Auto 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
 
6400
 
7
4
6
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
Optical
Optical
Optical
No
No
No
 
Fine, Standard
Fine, Normal
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3)
  • 3D: MPF
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • 3D: MPO
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3)
 
25–500 mm
24–480 mm
25–500 mm
20×
20×
20×
F3.2–5.8
F3.3–6.4
F3.5–6.8
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Face Detection
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
 
Yes
Yes
Yes (40x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes
No
Yes
 
50 cm (19.69)
 
1 cm (0.39)
3 cm (1.18)
5 cm (1.97)
9
23
9
 
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
3
3
3
921,600
460,000
461,000
No
Yes
No
XtraFine TruBlack TFT LCD
 
PureColor II TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
None
None
None
 
30 sec
15 sec
15 sec
1/1600 sec
1/2000 sec
1/3200 sec
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • Superior Auto
  • Intelligent Auto
  • Easy Shooting
  • Program Auto
  • Movie Mode
  • Panorama
  • Manual Exposure
  • Scene Selection
  • Picture Effect
  • 3D
  • Background Defocus
  • Program
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
  • Custom
  • 3D
  • Smart Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Live View Control
  • Easy
  • Movie Digest
  • SCN
  • High Sensitivity
  • Night Scene
  • Handheld Twilight
  • Night Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Soft Snap
  • Soft Skin
  • Anti Motion Blur
  • Backlight Correction HDR
  • Beach
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Advanced Sports Shooting
  • Gourmet
  • Pet Mode
  • Portrait
  • Soft Skin
  • Scenery
  • Panorama Shot
  • Sports
  • Night Portrait
  • Night Scenery
  • Hand Held Night Shot
  • HDR
  • Food
  • Baby1
  • Baby2
  • Pet
  • Sunset
  • High Sensitivity
  • Glass Through
  • Underwater
  • High Speed Video
  • Portrait
  • Smooth Skin
  • Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer)
  • High- speed Burst HQ
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Low Light (3.0MP)
  • Underwater
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Stitch Assist
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes
Yes
7.10 m
6.40 m
3.50 m
No
No
Yes (optional HF-DC2)
Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Single
  • Auto drive
  • Continuous
  • Continuous with AF
  • Self-Timer
10.0 fps
10.0 fps
2.4 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
 
±1 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
 
No
No
No
 
1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (220 fps)
1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps)
MPEG-4, AVCHD
MPEG-4, AVCHD
H.264
 
 
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps iFrame Movie (HD)
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
SD/SDHC/SDXC
105 MB
12MB internal
 
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes
Yes
Yes (Mini)
Eye-Fi Connected
 
 
No
No
No
 
No
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion NP-BG1 battery and charger
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion NB-6L rechargeable battery & charger
320
260
230
254 g (0.56 lb / 8.96 oz)
206 g (0.45 lb / 7.27 oz)
231 g (0.51 lb / 8.15 oz)
107 x 62 x 35 mm (4.21 x 2.44 x 1.38)
105 x 59 x 28 mm (4.13 x 2.32 x 1.1)
106 x 61 x 33 mm (4.17 x 2.4 x 1.3)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Built-in
Built-in
Built-in
with GPS Log Recording function