As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is also often compared to pro digicams and super zooms. The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX280 HS and the PowerShot SX700 HS) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix ZS20 and the Lumix DMC-FZ70)

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 movies in 24p and creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.2 fps vs 8.5 fps), doesn't take 3D photos, lacks and external mic jack, has a slightly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 260 shots) and is older (february 2012 vs february 2014).

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
1 year newer
$230

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

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
2 years newer
$279

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots
  • Significantly longer battery life: 360 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No built-in GPS
  • No 24p support
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the SX700 HS and SX260 HS

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
similar age
$362

Significant advantages of the ZS20 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the ZS20 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No 24p support
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the ZS20 and SX260 HS

  • Built-in GPS
  • Very high speed movies: 220 fps vs 240 fps
  • In-camera panoramas

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
similar age
$269

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

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • In-camera panoramas

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
1 year newer
$358

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

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
2 years newer
$229

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

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

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

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

common strengths of the PowerShot SX610 HS and SX260 HS

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

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, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), creates panoramas in-camera and is newer (february 2012 vs september 2011).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 14.6 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
4 months older
$330

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Much less shutter lag: 250 ms vs 510 ms

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the SX260 HS)

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

common strengths of the S100 and SX260 HS

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Built-in GPS

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$314 - $349

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Much less shutter lag: 173 ms vs 510 ms

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No 24p support
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the S120 and SX260 HS

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
7 months newer
$260

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
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the S110 and SX260 HS

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year newer
$399

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Much less shutter lag: 314 ms vs 510 ms

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No 24p support
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the G16 and SX260 HS

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
1 year older
$399

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the SX260 HS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the S95 and SX260 HS

  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10
3 years older
$849

Significant advantages of the G10 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much longer battery life: 1000 shots vs 210 shots
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the G10 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No 24p support
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the G10 and SX260 HS

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

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly 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, creates panoramas in-camera and is thinner (1.3" vs 4.2").

However, on average it has much less zoom (20x vs 60x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 21 mm), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks a built-in HDR feature and doesn't take 3D photos.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$220 - $248

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 20x
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much larger: Large (130×97×118 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • No 24p support
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and SX260 HS

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
7 months newer
$329 - $349

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

  • Much larger: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the PowerShot SX50 HS and SX260 HS

  • Very 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

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
1 year newer
$239

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much better macro capability: 0.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly thicker: 3.1" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the SX510 HS and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
2 years newer
$213

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX520 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • More zoom: 42x vs 20x

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX520 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

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

common strengths of the PowerShot SX520 HS and SX260 HS

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Light weight: 441 g vs 231 g

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
2 years newer
$382 - $480

Significant advantages of the PowerShot 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 PowerShot 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 PowerShot SX60 HS and SX260 HS

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