As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is also often compared to pro digicams, super zooms, compacts, ultra compacts and mirrorless. The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot G9 X and the PowerShot SX720 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 january 2015) and is slightly more expensive ($492.00 vs $162.00).

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
3 years newer
$149

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (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 S7000 and SX260 HS

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
4 years newer
$254

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)

  • 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

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8
1 year older
$150

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS8 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS8 (vs the SX260 HS)

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

common strengths of the DMC-ZS8 and SX260 HS

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
similar age
$498

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

common strengths of the ZS20 and SX260 HS

  • Built-in GPS
  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 240 fps

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
2 years newer
$162

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

  • None found

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

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • 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 way more more zoom (20x vs 4x), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), records movies in 24p, 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 nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.8), has a slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 921k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
3 years newer
$379

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

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

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

  • Much less zoom: 3x vs 20x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and SX260 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
7 months newer
$360

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the SX260 HS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the S110 and SX260 HS

  • Incredible zoom: 5x vs 20x

Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1
6 months newer
$699

Significant advantages of the XF1 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the XF1 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 4x vs 20x
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the XF1 and SX260 HS

  • Great zoom: 4x vs 20x

Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300
1 year older
$379

Significant advantages of the P300 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly 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)

  • Much less zoom: 4.2x vs 20x
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the P300 and SX260 HS

  • Great zoom: 4.2x vs 20x

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
3 months newer
$368 - $455

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 3.6x vs 20x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 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 has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 1.5"), is significantly smaller (compact (106×61×33 mm) vs large (128×93×114 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and records movies in 24p.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3), has much less zoom (20x vs 50x), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack and has a significantly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 340 shots).

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
2 years newer
$144 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much longer battery life: 350 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and SX260 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
2 years newer
$240 - $249

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

  • Much 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
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)

common strengths of the SX530 HS and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.3"

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3
7 years older

Significant advantages of the Z3 (vs the SX260 HS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Z3 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the Z3 and SX260 HS

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

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
2 years newer
$320 - $429

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

  • Much more zoom: 65x vs 20x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 21 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has an external mic jack

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
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to compact competitors include: it has way more more zoom (20x vs 5x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 1.5") 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 (100×53×23 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (1.3" vs 0.9") and is significantly heavier (231 g vs 166 g).

Ricoh Caplio R8

Ricoh Caplio R8
4 years older

Significant advantages of the R8 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly thinner: 1" vs 1.3"
  • Significantly lighter: 166 g vs 231 g

Significant disadvantages of the R8 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 7.1x vs 20x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps

common strengths of the R8 and SX260 HS

  • Incredible zoom: 7.1x vs 20x
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
similar age
$499

Significant advantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.3"
  • Significantly lighter: 135 g vs 231 g

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the ELPH 110 HS and SX260 HS

  • Great zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 25 mm

Canon PowerShot S500

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8 years older

Significant advantages of the S500 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (87×57×28 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Thinner: 1.1" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the S500 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 3x vs 20x
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S500 and SX260 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS
2 years older

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
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.3"

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

  • Much less zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the SD980 IS and SX260 HS

  • Great zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 25 mm

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has way more 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 slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5") 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 ultra compact (86×53×20 mm)), is thicker (1.3" vs 0.7"), is much heavier (231 g vs 116 g) and is significantly more expensive ($492.00 vs $179.00).

Pentax Optio S10

Pentax Optio S10
4 years older

Significant advantages of the S10 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S10 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S10 and SX260 HS

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
1 year older
$179

Significant advantages of the S3100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3100 and SX260 HS

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has significantly less shutter lag (510 ms vs 742 ms), has a built-in GPS and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
5 months newer
$338 - $629 (body only)
$699 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the EOS M and SX260 HS

  • 24p support
  • Fairly small: Compact (109×66×32 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 298 g vs 231 g

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years newer
$444 - $448 (body only)
$525 - $548 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the SX260 HS)

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

common strengths of the A6000 and SX260 HS

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • 24p support
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)

Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1
2 years newer
$304 5-15mm lens

Significant advantages of the Q-S1 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the Q-S1 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the Q-S1 and SX260 HS

  • 24p support
  • Fairly small: Compact (105×58×34 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Very light: 203 g vs 231 g