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 SX270 HS) and Olympus (such as the Stylus SH-50 iHS and the Stylus SZ-16 iHS)

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 and records movies in 24p.

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen, lacks a built in HDR feature and is older (february, 2012 vs january, 2013).

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
1 year newer
$199 - $200

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
arrow Compare the SX280 HS vs the SX260 HS

Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS
1 year newer
$209 - $299

Significant advantages of the SH-50 iHS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the SH-50 iHS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No built-in GPS
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the SH-50 iHS and SX260 HS

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS vs the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
1 year newer
$184 - $213

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
arrow Compare the SX270 HS vs the SX260 HS

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
similar age
$229 - $399

Significant advantages of the ZS20 (vs the SX260 HS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the ZS20 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No 24p support

common strengths of the ZS20 and SX260 HS

  • Built-in GPS
  • Very high speed movies: 220 fps vs 240 fps
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 vs the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
similar age
$238

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
arrow Compare the SX240 HS vs the SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
1 year older
$203

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the SX230 HS and SX260 HS

  • Built-in GPS
  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
arrow Compare the SX230 HS vs the SX260 HS

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has much more zoom (20x vs 5x), records movies in 24p, creates panoramas in-camera, has a built-in GPS and is slightly less expensive ($199.99 vs $399.00).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm), 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 922k dots) and is slightly larger (compact 106x61x33 mm vs compact 99x59x27 mm).

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
7 months newer
$235 - $359

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/3.5
  • Larger sensor: 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the S110 and SX260 HS

  • Very small: Compact 99x59x27 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.3"
arrow Compare the PowerShot S110 vs the PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
4 months older
$280 - $400

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/3.5
  • Larger sensor: 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the S100 and SX260 HS

  • Very small: Compact 99x60x28 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Built-in GPS
arrow Compare the Powershot S100 vs the PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$449 - $450

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly larger sensor: 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • No 24p support
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the S120 and SX260 HS

  • Very small: Compact 100x59x29 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 217 g vs 231 g
arrow Compare the S120 vs the SX260 HS

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 106x61x33 mm vs professional size 123x87x106 mm), records movies in 24p, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), creates panoramas in-camera and is thinner (1.3" vs 4.2").

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (20x vs 50x), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks a built in HDR feature, doesn't take 3D photos and significantly worse macro focusing (5 cm vs 0 cm).

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
1 year newer
$229 - $230

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

  • Significantly better macro capability: 0 cm vs 5 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 104x70x80 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the SX510 HS vs the SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
7 months newer
$399 - $400

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

  • Much 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 123x87x106 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the PowerShot SX50 HS and SX260 HS

  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the PowerShot SX50 HS vs the PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
6 months newer
$184

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

  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm

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

  • No 24p support
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the SX500 IS and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Standard size 104x69x80 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • Light weight: 341 g vs 231 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 1.3"
arrow Compare the SX500 IS vs the SX260 HS

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
1 year newer
$180 - $279

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No 24p support
  • Larger: Prosumer size 111x76x85 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the L820 and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 111x76x85 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 231 g
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS