As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is also often compared to pro digicams, super zooms, ultra compacts and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX280 HS and the PowerShot SX700 HS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S7000 and the Coolpix P300)

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 has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it is older (february 2012 vs march 2013).

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
1 year newer
$340

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 SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
2 years newer
$381

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly longer battery life: 360 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No built-in GPS
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the SX700 HS and SX260 HS

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS
1 year newer
$224

Significant advantages of the 340 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 340 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

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

common strengths of the 340 HS and SX260 HS

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
4 years newer
$260 - $349

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)

  • 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 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 SX200 IS

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS
3 years older
$496

Significant advantages of the SX200 IS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX200 IS (vs the SX260 HS)

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

common strengths of the SX200 IS and SX260 HS

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2"), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs 120 fps), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), records movies in 24p and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.8), has a slightly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 380 shots) and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$650

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the SX260 HS)

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

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
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
4 months older
$440

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

Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300
1 year older
$350

Significant advantages of the P300 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the P300 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • No 24p support
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the P300 and SX260 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
3 years older
$341

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX3 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly longer battery life: 380 shots vs 210 shots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX3 (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 DMC-LX3 and SX260 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Canon PowerShot G6

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7 years older

Significant advantages of the G6 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G6 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the G6 and SX260 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.5"), is slightly smaller (compact (106×61×33 mm) vs professional size (123×87×106 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (20x vs 50x), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a slightly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 315 shots), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
2 years newer
$207 - $279

Significant advantages of the SX530 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 20x
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the SX530 HS (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 SX530 HS and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 231 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.3"

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
7 months newer
$411

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

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 20x
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Longer battery life: 315 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the SX50 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the SX50 HS and SX260 HS

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Light weight: 595 g vs 231 g

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3
7 years older

Significant advantages of the Z3 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Z3 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the Z3 and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (109×80×84 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 435 g vs 231 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.3"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (20x vs 3x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 38 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5") and has a slightly higher resolution screen (461k dots vs 230k dots).

However, on average it is much larger (compact (106×61×33 mm) vs ultra compact (87×56×18 mm)), is thicker (1.3" vs 0.7"), is significantly heavier (231 g vs 140 g), is slightly more expensive ($539.90 vs $338.98) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
3 years older
$339

Significant advantages of the SD780 IS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD780 IS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD780 IS and SX260 HS

  • None found

Pentax Optio S12

Pentax Optio S12
4 years older

Significant advantages of the S12 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S12 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S12 and SX260 HS

  • None found

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 4x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 848 x 480 @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 36 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and has a slightly higher resolution screen (461k dots vs 230k dots).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), is significantly larger (compact (106×61×33 mm) vs super compact (100×53×23 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (1.3" vs 0.9") and is slightly heavier (231 g vs 150 g).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX35
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX35 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×52×22 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Longer battery life: 290 shots vs 210 shots
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX35 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps

common strengths of the DMC-FX35 and SX260 HS

  • None found

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
similar age
$221

Significant advantages of the 320 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (94×57×21 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the 320 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

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

common strengths of the 320 HS and SX260 HS

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Olympus Stylus 800

Olympus Stylus 800
6 years older
$221

Significant advantages of the Stylus 800 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus 800 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the Stylus 800 and SX260 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS
2 years older
$255

Significant advantages of the SD980 IS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (100×53×23 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the SD980 IS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the SD980 IS and SX260 HS

  • Very fast max shutter speeds: 1/3000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Casio Exilim EX-Z200

Casio Exilim EX-Z200
4 years older

Significant advantages of the EX-Z200 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×55×23 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly lighter: 119 g vs 231 g

Significant disadvantages of the EX-Z200 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 848 x 480 @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the EX-Z200 and SX260 HS

  • None found

Kodak EasyShare V550

Kodak EasyShare V550
6 years older

Significant advantages of the V550 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (94×56×22 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.3"
  • Lighter: 160 g vs 231 g

Significant disadvantages of the V550 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the V550 and SX260 HS

  • None found