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

Competitor classes

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
$285 - $349

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

  • 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
$324

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
  • 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
$259 - $260

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

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

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
similar age

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 SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
2 years newer
$197 - $230

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

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

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
similar age
$500

Significant advantages of the ZS20 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Has a touch screen

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 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, creates panoramas in-camera and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2), has a slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 922k dots) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
4 months older
$415

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5

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
  • 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
$448

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
  • 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
  • No 24p support
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and SX260 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $448.00 vs $399.00

Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9
4 years older
$399

Significant advantages of the G9 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G9 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the G9 and SX260 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $399.00

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
3 years newer
$429 - $430

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the SX260 HS)

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

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and SX260 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $428.89 vs $399.00

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
7 months newer
$445

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Has a touch screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

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

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
7 months newer
$490

Significant advantages of the G15 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots
  • Significantly longer battery life: 350 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the G15 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the G15 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 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), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (461k dots vs 230k dots) and records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.7), is significantly larger (compact (106×61×33 mm) vs super compact (92×56×20 mm)), is older (february 2012 vs january 2016), is thicker (1.3" vs 0.8") and is significantly heavier (231 g vs 141 g).

Nikon Coolpix A10

Nikon Coolpix A10
3 years newer
$82 - $87

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Smaller: Compact (96×59×29 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 160 g vs 231 g

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x

common strengths of the Coolpix A10 and SX260 HS

  • None found

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year older
$300

Significant advantages of the 300 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (92×56×20 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 300 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the 300 HS and SX260 HS

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens