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 SX280 HS and the PowerShot SX710 HS) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix ZS20 and the Lumix DMC-TZ60)

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 has a slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 922k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.2 fps vs 6 fps), lacks a built-in HDR feature, doesn't take 3D photos and lacks and external mic jack.

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
1 year newer
$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
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
2 years newer
$268 - $329

Significant advantages of the SX710 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX710 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 SX710 HS and SX260 HS

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
similar age
$369

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
  • 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
  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 240 fps
  • In-camera panoramas

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
2 years newer
$229

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX610 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot 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 PowerShot SX610 HS and SX260 HS

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
similar age
$269

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
  • In-camera panoramas

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
2 years newer
$279

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

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots
  • 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
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the SX700 HS and SX260 HS

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • 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 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 slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), 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 takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
4 months older
$260

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Much less shutter lag: 250 ms vs 510 ms

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the S100 and SX260 HS

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

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$349

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Much less shutter lag: 173 ms vs 510 ms

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No 24p support
  • No built-in GPS
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the S120 and SX260 HS

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
7 months newer
$260

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)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the S110 and SX260 HS

  • 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 larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (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 DSC-RX100 and SX260 HS

  • In-camera panoramas

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year newer
$399

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Much less shutter lag: 314 ms vs 510 ms

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No 24p support
  • No built-in GPS
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the G16 and SX260 HS

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
2 years newer
$484 - $649

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (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 G7 X and SX260 HS

  • None found

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 professional size (123×87×106 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), records movies in 24p, creates panoramas in-camera and is thinner (1.3" vs 4.2").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3), has significantly less zoom (20x vs 50x), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks a built-in HDR feature and doesn't take 3D photos.

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
2 years newer
$394 - $480

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

  • Much more zoom: 65x vs 20x
  • Has an external mic jack
  • 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

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
7 months newer
$300 - $350

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

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 20x
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has in-camera HDR

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

  • Much larger: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • No built-in GPS
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
1 year newer
$239

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

  • Much better macro capability: 0.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

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

  • No built-in GPS
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Significantly thicker: 3.1" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the SX510 HS and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
1 year newer
$210

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-H50 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H50 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 31 mm vs 25 mm
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the DSC-H50 and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (116×81×86 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$220 - $228

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

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 3x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), is significantly larger (compact (106×61×33 mm) vs super compact (95×59×20 mm)), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), lacks a built-in HDR feature and has a slightly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 350 shots).

Nikon Coolpix S2900

Nikon Coolpix S2900
2 years newer
$90

Significant advantages of the Coolpix S2900 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Much lighter: 119 g vs 231 g
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix S2900 (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 S2900 and SX260 HS

  • None found

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year older
$295

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

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

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
similar age
$250

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

  • 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

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS
3 years older
$240

Significant advantages of the SD1200 IS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (86×55×22 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much lighter: 120 g vs 231 g

Significant disadvantages of the SD1200 IS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the SD1200 IS and SX260 HS

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120
2 years newer
$249

Significant advantages of the AW120 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the AW120 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the AW120 and SX260 HS

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens