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 S7000 and the Coolpix S9100)

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 is older (february 2012 vs january 2015) and is less popular.

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
4 years newer
$310 - $379

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

  • Significantly 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)

  • 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 SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
1 year newer
$315

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 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 SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
similar age
$168

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

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
1 year newer
$242

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

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

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
3 years newer
$139 - $227

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (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 S7000 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 prosumer size (114×89×96 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), records movies in 24p, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is thinner (1.3" vs 4.3").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3), has much less zoom (20x vs 65x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 23 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS
3 years newer
$195 - $199

Significant advantages of the SX410 IS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly more zoom: 40x vs 20x

Significant disadvantages of the SX410 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 SX410 IS and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×69×85 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 325 g vs 231 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.3"

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
2 years newer
$419 - $479

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

  • Much more zoom: 65x vs 20x
  • Much better wide angle: 21 mm vs 25 mm
  • 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
  • Inexpensive: $419.00 vs $449.99

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
5 months newer
$319

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

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much longer battery life: 540 shots vs 210 shots
  • Has an external mic jack

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

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

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and SX260 HS

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Inexpensive: $319.00 vs $449.99

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
3 years newer
$188 - $229

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much longer battery life: 590 shots vs 210 shots
  • More zoom: 37.2x vs 20x
  • Better wide angle: 23 mm vs 25 mm

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

  • Light weight: 538 g vs 231 g
  • Inexpensive: $188.00 vs $449.99

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
1 year newer
$230

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Better wide angle: 23 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No 24p support
  • Larger: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the L820 and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 231 g

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 5x), 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), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 24 mm), is slightly larger (compact (106×61×33 mm) vs compact (99×59×27 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 12 MP) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
4 months older
$435

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
$354

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 S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$576

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No 24p support
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the S120 and SX260 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (100×59×29 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps

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), 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/2.7), is much 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 ($449.99 vs $150.00).

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS
1 year older
$150

Significant advantages of the A3300 IS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly lighter: 149 g vs 231 g

Significant disadvantages of the A3300 IS (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 A3300 IS and SX260 HS

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
similar age
$285

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