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 SX610 HS and the PowerShot SX280 HS) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS45 and the Lumix ZS20)

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), lacks and external mic jack, is older (february 2012 vs january 2015), is slightly more expensive ($449.99 vs $242.05) and is less popular.

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
2 years newer
$195 - $229

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

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

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
1 year newer
$242

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
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
4 years newer
$379

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)

  • 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

  • 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 SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
4 years newer
$279

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)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No built-in GPS
  • 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
$184

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 SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
2 years newer
$332 - $349

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

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

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 slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2), 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 G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
3 years newer
$399 - $429

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
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and SX260 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
4 months older
$337

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • 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
$498

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
  • 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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • In-camera panoramas

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
7 months newer
$499

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)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • 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 G9

Canon PowerShot G9
4 years older
$870

Significant advantages of the G9 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

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

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$561

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the SX260 HS)

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

common strengths of the S120 and SX260 HS

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

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 large (128×93×114 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), records movies in 24p, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is thinner (1.3" vs 4.5").

However, on average it has much less zoom (20x vs 65x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 21 mm), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack and is older (february 2012 vs september 2014).

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS
2 years newer
$149 - $195

Significant advantages of the SX400 IS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX400 IS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No 24p support
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the SX400 IS and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×69×80 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 313 g vs 231 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.3"

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
2 years newer
$369 - $479

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