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 Panasonic (such as the Lumix ZS25 and the Lumix ZS15) and Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 340 HS and the PowerShot SX240 HS)

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 faster max shutter speed (1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (106×61×33 mm) vs compact (105×59×28 mm)), is older (february 2012 vs january 2014), is thicker (1.3" vs 1.1"), is slightly heavier (231 g vs 193 g) and is slightly more expensive ($492.00 vs $217.99).

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the ZS25 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 3.2 fps
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the ZS25 (vs the SX260 HS)

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

common strengths of the ZS25 and SX260 HS

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 240 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS
1 year newer
$299

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

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (100×58×22 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Shoots faster: 10.5 fps vs 3.2 fps
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.3"

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

  • No built-in GPS
  • No 24p support
  • Much 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

Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
similar age

Significant advantages of the ZS15 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 3.2 fps
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the ZS15 (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 ZS15 and SX260 HS

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Very fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 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 SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
1 year older
$340

Significant advantages of the SX230 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX230 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the SX230 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 SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
4 years newer
$218 - $249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots
  • Significantly longer battery life: 295 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 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 SX620 HS and SX260 HS

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • 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 much larger screen (3" vs 2"), is slightly smaller (compact (106×61×33 mm) vs large (128×93×129 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and records movies in 24p.

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2), has a slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 921k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300
1 year older
$380

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)

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

common strengths of the P300 and SX260 HS

  • Built-in flashes

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon PowerShot G5 X
3 years newer
$699 - $799

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G5 X (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G5 X (vs the SX260 HS)

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

common strengths of the PowerShot G5 X and SX260 HS

  • Built-in flashes

Fujifilm FinePix S9100

Fujifilm FinePix S9100
5 years older

Significant advantages of the S9100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S9100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the S9100 and SX260 HS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
7 months newer
$440

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the SX260 HS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • 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

  • Built-in flashes

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 (123×87×116 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), 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 slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.9), has slightly less zoom (20x vs 40x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't have a screen which flips out and lacks and external mic jack.

Fujifilm FinePix S8200

Fujifilm FinePix S8200
1 year newer
$499

Significant advantages of the S8200 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Higher speed movies: 480 fps vs 240 fps
  • Much longer battery life: 500 shots vs 210 shots
  • More zoom: 40x vs 20x

Significant disadvantages of the S8200 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No 24p support
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the S8200 and SX260 HS

  • Extremely high speed movies: 480 fps vs 240 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR
similar age
$493

Significant advantages of the HS25 EXR (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Higher speed movies: 320 fps vs 240 fps
  • Significantly longer battery life: 350 shots vs 210 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the HS25 EXR (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much larger: Large (130×98×126 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • No 24p support
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the HS25 EXR and SX260 HS

  • Extremely high speed movies: 320 fps vs 240 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix L330

Nikon Coolpix L330
3 years newer
$303

Significant advantages of the L330 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 370 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L330 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the L330 and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 231 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
2 years newer
$381 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 20x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.1" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and SX260 HS

  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Built-in GPS

Kodak PixPro AZ361

Kodak PixPro AZ361
1 year newer
$207

Significant advantages of the AZ361 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AZ361 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No built-in GPS
  • Thicker: 3" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the AZ361 and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (113×82×77 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Thin: 3" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 416 g vs 231 g

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), is much smaller (compact (106×61×33 mm) vs professional size (133×100×80 mm)), has a built-in GPS and is thinner (1.3" vs 3.1").

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 1,228k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.2 fps vs 6 fps).

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older
$515 (body only)
$946 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)

common strengths of the T3i and SX260 HS

  • None found

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
3 years newer
$769 - $997 (body only)
$1,099 - $1,297 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 24fps

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)

common strengths of the D7200 and SX260 HS

  • None found

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
similar age
$358 (body only)
$438 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)

common strengths of the D3200 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), 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 and is newer (february 2012 vs august 2011).

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 (94×57×21 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (1.3" vs 0.8") and is significantly heavier (231 g vs 140 g).

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
similar age
$299

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Much smaller: Super compact (94×57×21 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Has a touch screen

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

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • 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
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
1 year older
$160

Significant advantages of the 100 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the 100 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 4x vs 20x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the 100 HS and SX260 HS

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS
similar age
$275

Significant advantages of the A2300 IS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×54×20 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the A2300 IS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x

common strengths of the A2300 IS and SX260 HS

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100
5 months older
$381

Significant advantages of the AW100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Smaller: Compact (110×65×23 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.3"
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the AW100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the AW100 and SX260 HS

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
similar age
$499

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

common strengths of the ELPH 110 HS and SX260 HS

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps