As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is also often compared to pro digicams, super zooms 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 Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS50 and the Lumix ZS20)

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, creates panoramas in-camera 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 lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 922k dots), lacks a built-in HDR feature, doesn't take 3D photos, is older (february 2012 vs january 2015) and is less popular.

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
4 years newer
$290 - $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
$239

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 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)

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

  • 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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$298 - $329

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (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 DMC-ZS50 and SX260 HS

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

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
similar age
$599

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
  • Significantly 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
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 240 fps

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 marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm), 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 920k dots) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 12 MP).

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
7 months newer
$449

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

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$513

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has a touch screen

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30
2 years newer
$486 - $499

Significant advantages of the X30 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the X30 (vs the SX260 HS)

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

common strengths of the X30 and SX260 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
4 months older
$185

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

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 2.5"), is significantly smaller (compact (106×61×33 mm) vs large (130×97×118 mm)), records high-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/2.8), has slightly less zoom (20x vs 42x), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out and lacks a built-in HDR feature.

Olympus Stylus 1s

Olympus Stylus 1s
3 years newer
$445

Significant advantages of the 1s (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the 1s (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 1s and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Standard size (116×87×57 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Thin: 2.2" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 402 g vs 231 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$240 - $298

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)

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

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and SX260 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
2 years newer
$179

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

  • More zoom: 42x vs 20x

Significant disadvantages of the SX520 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 SX520 HS and SX260 HS

  • Light weight: 441 g vs 231 g

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
2 years older
$499

Significant advantages of the SX20 IS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much better macro capability: 0.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the SX20 IS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (128×88×87 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)

common strengths of the SX20 IS and SX260 HS

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

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), 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 (95×54×20 mm)), slightly worse macro focusing (5.0 cm vs 3.0 cm), is thicker (1.3" vs 0.8") and is much heavier (231 g vs 125 g).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
similar age
$270

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
$179

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