As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is also often compared to pro digicams, super zooms, entry-level DSLRs and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX720 HS and the PowerShot SX610 HS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S7000 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) and is less popular.

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
4 years newer
$299 - $379

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

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

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 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 SX720 HS and SX260 HS

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

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
2 years newer
$198 - $229

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)

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

common strengths of the SX610 HS and SX260 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
1 year newer
$270

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

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
2 years newer
$279 - $299

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)

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

common strengths of the SX710 HS and SX260 HS

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

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
4 years newer
$279

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

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

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

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
1 year older
$237

Significant advantages of the SX230 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX230 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the SX230 HS and SX260 HS

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

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 4.2x), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), records movies in 24p, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.8), has a slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 1,040k dots), is slightly larger (compact (106×61×33 mm) vs compact (100×58×30 mm)) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
4 months older
$349

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Smaller: Compact (99×60×28 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Shoots significantly faster: 9.6 fps vs 3.2 fps

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • 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
  • Fairly small: Compact (99×60×28 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
7 months newer
$360

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the SX260 HS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the SX260 HS)

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

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
2 years newer
$530 - $649

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Less zoom: 4.2x vs 20x
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the G7 X and SX260 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200
2 years newer
$400

Significant advantages of the S200 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (100×59×26 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Thinner: 1" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the S200 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the S200 and SX260 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (100×59×26 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
3 months newer
$498

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 461k dots

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Less zoom: 3.6x vs 20x

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and SX260 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 213 g vs 231 g

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
1 year older
$264

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
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Less zoom: 3.8x vs 20x

common strengths of the S95 and SX260 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • 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 is significantly smaller (compact (106×61×33 mm) vs large (140×103×137 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), records movies in 24p, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it has much less zoom (20x vs 83.3x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a slightly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 360 shots) and much worse macro focusing (5.0 cm vs 0.0 cm).

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
3 years newer
$514 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much more zoom: 83.3x vs 20x
  • 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

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
6 months newer
$230

Significant advantages of the SX500 IS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX500 IS (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 SX500 IS and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 341 g vs 231 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 1.3"

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
1 year newer
$210

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

  • None found

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

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly thicker: 3.1" vs 1.3"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the SX510 HS and SX260 HS

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

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), creates panoramas in-camera, is much smaller (compact (106×61×33 mm) vs professional size (129×101×78 mm)) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 18 MP), has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror) and has a slightly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 500 shots).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
4 years newer
$575 - $749 (body only)
$469 - $499 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 461k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and SX260 HS

  • Light weight: 485 g vs 231 g
  • Inexpensive: $469.00 vs $419.00

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
2 years newer
$274 (body only)
$330 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much higher true resolution: 18 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and SX260 HS

  • Light weight: 480 g vs 231 g
  • Inexpensive: $274.00 vs $419.00

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 5x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift) and records movies in 24p.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 1,030k dots), is significantly larger (compact (106×61×33 mm) vs super compact (93×57×20 mm)), is thicker (1.3" vs 0.8"), is significantly heavier (231 g vs 135 g) and is slightly more expensive ($419.00 vs $199.00).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
similar age
$264

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)
  • 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)

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

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

Olympus TG-820

Olympus TG-820 iHS
similar age
$199

Significant advantages of the TG-820 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (96×63×23 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,030k dots vs 461k dots
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the TG-820 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the TG-820 and SX260 HS

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