As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is also often compared to pro digicams, super zooms, entry-level DSLRs 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 Panasonic (such as the Lumix ZS20 and the Lumix ZS25)

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 movies in 24p and creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it doesn't take 3D photos, has a slightly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 260 shots), is older (february, 2012 vs march, 2013) and is less popular.

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
1 year newer
$291 - $320

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

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
2 years newer
$279 - $368

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
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the SX700 HS and SX260 HS

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the PowerShot SX700 HS vs the PowerShot SX260 HS

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
similar age
$340 - $399

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

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 SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
1 year newer
$179 - $262

Significant advantages of the SX600 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX600 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

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

common strengths of the SX600 HS and SX260 HS

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the PowerShot SX600 HS vs the PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
similar age
$387

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 SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
1 year newer
$515

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

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 3.6x), 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" 6.2x4.6mm vs nikon CX 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 is slightly larger (compact 106x61x33 mm vs compact 100x59x29 mm).

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
7 months newer
$249 - $349

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly 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
  • Very light: 198 g vs 231 g
arrow Compare the PowerShot S110 vs the PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$320 - $442

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)

  • Significantly 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
  • Very light: 217 g vs 231 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.3"
arrow Compare the S120 vs the SX260 HS

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
4 months older
$255 - $400

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Much less shutter lag: 250 ms vs 510 ms

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly 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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
3 months newer
$448 - $528

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

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW

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

  • Significantly less zoom: 3.6x vs 20x
  • No 24p support
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and SX260 HS

  • Very small: Compact 101x58x35 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Very light: 213 g vs 231 g
arrow Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs the Canon PowerShot 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 prosumer size 120x82x92 mm), records movies in 24p, creates panoramas in-camera, is thinner (1.3" vs 4.2") and is significantly lighter (231 g vs 508 g).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (20x vs 42x), has a slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks a built in HDR feature and has a slightly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 315 shots).

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
1 year newer
$199 - $230

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

  • Much 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
  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
arrow Compare the SX510 HS vs the SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
7 months newer
$399 - $429

Significant advantages of the PowerShot 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 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

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • 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

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$167 - $227

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Significantly longer battery life: 390 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No 24p support
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 111x75x91 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the L830 and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 111x75x91 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L830 vs the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
2 years newer
$249 - $350

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX520 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly more zoom: 42x vs 20x

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX520 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No 24p support
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 120x82x92 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the PowerShot SX520 HS and SX260 HS

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Light weight: 441 g vs 231 g
arrow Compare the PowerShot SX520 HS vs the PowerShot SX260 HS

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), creates panoramas in-camera, is much smaller (compact 106x61x33 mm vs prosumer size 124x99x76 mm) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly smaller screen (3.0" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24.1 MP) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.2 fps vs 5 fps).

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year newer
$697 - $747 (body only)
$629 - $847 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 24fps

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size 124x99x76 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the D5300 and SX260 HS

  • Built-in GPS
  • Light weight: 480 g vs 231 g
arrow Compare the Nikon D5300 vs the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
similar age
$319 - $415 (body only)
$389 - $477 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.2x15.4mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size 125x96x76 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the D3200 and SX260 HS

  • Light weight: 505 g vs 231 g
  • Inexpensive: $319.00 vs $279.95
arrow Compare the Nikon D3200 vs the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to compact competitors include: it has much more zoom (20x vs 5x), creates panoramas in-camera, has a slightly longer battery life (210 shots vs 170 shots), is newer (february, 2012 vs february, 2011) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.7), is much larger (compact 106x61x33 mm vs super compact 92x55x19 mm), has significantly more shutter lag (510 ms vs 360 ms), slightly worse macro focusing (5 cm vs 3 cm) and is thicker (1.3" vs 0.8").

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year older
$220

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Much smaller: Super compact 92x55x19 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • Significantly less shutter lag: 360 ms vs 510 ms

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

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

common strengths of the 300 HS and SX260 HS

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
arrow Compare the ELPH 300 HS vs the PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
similar age
$185

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Much smaller: Super compact 93x57x20 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • Significantly lighter: 135 g vs 231 g

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

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
arrow Compare the ELPH 110 HS vs the SX260 HS