Summary Canon SX260 HS

Prices Price
Camera only
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 4
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 10
Specifications Key specs
Help 20x
Screen size
Help 3"
Help f/3.5
Screen resolution
Help 461k dots
Wide angle
Help 25 mm
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 24fps
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Canon PowerShot SX260 HSCanon PowerShot SX260 HS


Canon has replaced the PowerShot SX260 HS with the SX270 HS.

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
Canon PowerShot SX270 HS announced March 2013
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Cheaper

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The Canon SX260 HS vs other recent compacts

Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Screen size Above average sized screen Help
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The Canon SX260 HS vs other recent travel zooms

GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Thickness Thin Help
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Size Quite small Help
Compact (106×61×33 mm)
Weight Light Help
231 g
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/3200 of a second


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The Canon SX260 HS vs other recent compacts

Size Slightly large Help
Compact (106×61×33 mm)
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
15 seconds
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3.2 fps
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Weight Heavy Help
231 g
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The Canon SX260 HS vs other recent travel zooms

Wide angle Poor wide angle lens Help
25 mm
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
461k dots
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Announced Old Help
February 2012
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Zoom Below average zoom Help
Light sensitivity Very poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.7 MP
Battery life Very short battery life Help
210 shots
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help


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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
PowerShot SX260 HS

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Al (11:10 AM, April 09, 2012)

¿Which one of the new 2012 travel zoom cameras of
Canon (SX 240 and SX 260), Nikon (S9300) and Sony (HX20V) is better in photo
quality? ¿What about in video quality? Thanks.