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Old Apr 16, 2012, 10:02 PM   #1
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Default Canon Powershot 260 HS vs Olympus SZMR

I need some advice. First of all im a basic camera user. I currently have a very old Olympus digital camera. I would like more zoom and to learn how to do very basic videos. I just use my camera on vacations and leisure picts of the dog. I was recommended these 2 cameras. I basically want:
travel camera light weight
easy to use
lots of zoom
I do like the gps feature of the Canon but not necessary i suppose

Which should I go with? does the difference of the 20 vs 24 zoom make a huge difference?
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 4:12 AM   #2
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Well... the difference is effectively 100mm, with the Canon at 25-500mm and the Oly' at 25-600. Not a huge difference in the real world to be honest- though given the fact that the Oly' is 16mp,you could argue that you have more cropping potential- effectively increasing the zoom even more..!!
Weight wise the Oly is 226g(without battery and card) and the Canon is 231g(WITH battery and card)- so no real difference here...
Physically the Oly' is a touch larger- a few mm in each direction.
The Omission of Manual exposure control on the Olympus would be a big "no-no" for me- but as you want simplicity,I guess it's not a big deal to you.

With regards image quality,despite the inevitable compromises of a large zoom in a compact body,the Canon and the Oly' do pretty well- very little in it to be honest.

Here's a couple of reviews...
The Olympus-
And the Canon-

Both have images for you to scrutinise/download....
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