As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is also often compared to super zooms, pro digicams and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX720 HS and the PowerShot SX280 HS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L840 and the Coolpix P900)

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 creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 922k dots), is older (february 2012 vs january 2015), is slightly more expensive ($454.42 vs $195.49) and is less popular.

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
4 years newer
$379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • More zoom: 40x vs 20x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

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

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and SX260 HS

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
1 year newer
$295

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
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
2 years newer
$195 - $199

Significant advantages of the SX610 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX610 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

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

common strengths of the SX610 HS and SX260 HS

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

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
2 years newer
$275 - $279

Significant advantages of the SX710 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX710 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

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

common strengths of the SX710 HS and SX260 HS

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
similar age
$191

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 SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
1 year newer
$187

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
  • In-camera panoramas

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to super zoom competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (106×61×33 mm) vs large (128×93×114 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), records movies in 24p, creates panoramas in-camera and is thinner (1.3" vs 4.5").

However, on average it has way more less zoom (20x vs 65x), has a slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks a built-in HDR feature and lacks and external mic jack.

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
3 years newer
$349

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 20x

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No 24p support
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)

common strengths of the PowerShot SX540 HS and SX260 HS

  • Light weight: 442 g vs 231 g

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
3 years newer
$159 - $197

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much longer battery life: 590 shots vs 210 shots
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the L840 and SX260 HS

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
2 years newer
$364 - $449

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much more zoom: 65x vs 20x
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much larger: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • No 24p support
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the SX60 HS and SX260 HS

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
7 months newer
$305

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

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 20x
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has in-camera HDR

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

  • Much larger: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
2 years newer
$217 - $249

Significant advantages of the SX530 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 20x
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the SX530 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No 24p support
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)

common strengths of the SX530 HS and SX260 HS

  • Light weight: 442 g vs 231 g

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
3 years newer
$498 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much more zoom: 83.3x vs 20x
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the P900 and SX260 HS

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), records movies in 24p, creates panoramas in-camera, 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 slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.8), has a slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 1,040k dots) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
4 months older
$344

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the S100 and SX260 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
7 months newer
$494

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the S110 and SX260 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
3 months newer
$398

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (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-RX100 and SX260 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • In-camera panoramas

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
4 years newer
$699

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and SX260 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

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), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and records movies in 24p.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.7), is much larger (compact (106×61×33 mm) vs super compact (93×56×20 mm)), slightly worse macro focusing (5.0 cm vs 3.0 cm), is thicker (1.3" vs 0.8") and is significantly heavier (231 g vs 125 g).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
similar age
$275

Significant advantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the ELPH 110 HS and SX260 HS

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS
similar age
$189

Significant advantages of the A2300 IS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×54×20 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the A2300 IS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x

common strengths of the A2300 IS and SX260 HS

  • None found

Canon IXUS 115 HS

Canon IXUS 115 HS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the IXUS 115 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 115 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 4x vs 20x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the IXUS 115 HS and SX260 HS

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens