As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is also often compared to pro digicams, super zooms, compacts and digicams. The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX620 HS and the PowerShot SX240 HS) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V and the Cyber-shot DSC-S50)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a built-in GPS, records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), records movies in 24p and has a faster max shutter speed (1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (106×61×33 mm) vs compact (97×57×28 mm)), has a slightly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 295 shots) and is older (february 2012 vs february 2014).

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
4 years newer
$249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots
  • Significantly longer battery life: 295 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and SX260 HS

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
similar age

Significant advantages of the SX240 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX240 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the SX240 HS and SX260 HS

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
1 year newer
$329

Significant advantages of the SX280 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX280 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No 24p support

common strengths of the SX280 HS and SX260 HS

  • Built-in GPS
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V
similar age
$280

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX10V (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Significantly longer battery life: 320 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX10V (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No 24p support
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-HX10V and SX260 HS

  • Built-in GPS
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
1 year newer
$280

Significant advantages of the SX270 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX270 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No built-in GPS
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the SX270 HS and SX260 HS

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
2 years newer
$454

Significant advantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 127 g vs 231 g
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the IXUS 145 and SX260 HS

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (20x vs 4x), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), records movies in 24p, has a built-in GPS and has a faster max shutter speed (1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.8), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.2 fps vs 10 fps) and slightly shorter exposures (15 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
7 months newer
$379

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Has a touch screen
  • Smaller: Compact (99×59×27 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the S110 and SX260 HS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fairly small: Compact (99×59×27 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps

Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1
6 months newer
$200

Significant advantages of the XF1 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 3.2 fps
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the XF1 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 4x vs 20x
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the XF1 and SX260 HS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fairly small: Compact (108×62×33 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10
1 year newer
$302

Significant advantages of the XZ-10 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a touch screen
  • Higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-10 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the XZ-10 and SX260 HS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×61×34 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
1 year older
$295

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 3.8x vs 20x

common strengths of the S95 and SX260 HS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fairly small: Compact (100×58×30 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.8"), is slightly smaller (compact (106×61×33 mm) vs professional size (123×87×106 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), records movies in 24p and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.9), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack, has a much shorter battery life (210 shots vs 470 shots) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
2 years older
$725

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ35 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much longer battery life: 470 shots vs 210 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ35 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ35 and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×76×89 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 367 g vs 231 g
  • Thin: 3.5" vs 1.3"

Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Fujifilm FinePix S8600
1 year newer
$130

Significant advantages of the S8600 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much longer battery life: 410 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the S8600 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the S8600 and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Standard size (121×81×65 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Thin: 2.5" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 450 g vs 231 g

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
7 months newer
$418

Significant advantages of the SX50 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 20x
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 315 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the SX50 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the SX50 HS and SX260 HS

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
2 years older
$600

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX1 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much longer battery life: 390 shots vs 210 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX1 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No 24p support
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DSC-HX1 and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (115×83×92 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
5 months newer
$380

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much longer battery life: 540 shots vs 210 shots
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No 24p support
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and SX260 HS

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to compact competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (20x vs 4x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 848 x 480 @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5") and has a slightly higher resolution screen (461k dots vs 154k dots).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.6), is significantly larger (compact (106×61×33 mm) vs super compact (100×53×23 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (1.3" vs 0.9") and is slightly heavier (231 g vs 150 g).

Canon PowerShot A2200

Canon PowerShot A2200
1 year older
$139

Significant advantages of the A2200 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (94×56×23 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly lighter: 135 g vs 231 g

Significant disadvantages of the A2200 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps

common strengths of the A2200 and SX260 HS

  • None found

Kodak EasyShare Z1275

Kodak EasyShare Z1275
4 years older
$145

Significant advantages of the Z1275 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the Z1275 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the Z1275 and SX260 HS

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix F455 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix F455 Zoom
7 years older

Significant advantages of the F455 Zoom (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (93×56×22 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the F455 Zoom (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the F455 Zoom and SX260 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS
2 years older
$283

Significant advantages of the SD980 IS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (100×53×23 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the SD980 IS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x

common strengths of the SD980 IS and SX260 HS

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very fast max shutter speeds: 1/3000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Casio Exilim EX-Z200

Casio Exilim EX-Z200
4 years older

Significant advantages of the EX-Z200 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.5
  • Much smaller: Super compact (93×55×23 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Much lighter: 119 g vs 231 g

Significant disadvantages of the EX-Z200 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 848 x 480 @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 4x vs 20x

common strengths of the EX-Z200 and SX260 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD850 IS

Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
4 years older
$200

Significant advantages of the SD850 IS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (90×57×26 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Thinner: 1" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the SD850 IS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps

common strengths of the SD850 IS and SX260 HS

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to digicam competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 320 x 240), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 37 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (461k dots vs 123k dots) and records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.5), is slightly more expensive ($344.99 vs $179.95) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Kodak EasyShare CX4200

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9 years older

Significant advantages of the CX4200 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the CX4200 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.6" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the CX4200 and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Mid size (109×64×40 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 250 g vs 231 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S50

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12 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S50 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S50 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the DSC-S50 and SX260 HS

  • None found

Samsung ST66

Samsung ST66
similar age
$180

Significant advantages of the ST66 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.5 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the ST66 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the ST66 and SX260 HS

  • None found