As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is also often compared to pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX280 HS and the PowerShot SX240 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 movies in 24p and creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.2 fps vs 8.5 fps), doesn't take 3D photos, lacks and external mic jack and has a slightly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 260 shots).

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
1 year newer
$238

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

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
similar age
$300

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
  • Significantly 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
  • Very high speed movies: 220 fps vs 240 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
similar age
$347

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
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
2 years newer
$279 - $403

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

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
1 year newer
$170 - $180

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

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
1 year newer
$351

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
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera panoramas

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it 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 much 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 significantly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 922k dots) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
4 months older
$214

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)

  • 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

  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Built-in GPS
  • Inexpensive: $214.00 vs $368.79

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
7 months newer
$199 - $210

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)

  • 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

  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $368.79

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$399

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
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the S120 and SX260 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
2 years newer
$699

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

  • No 24p support
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the G7 X and SX260 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year newer
$449

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the SX260 HS)

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

common strengths of the G16 and SX260 HS

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
3 months newer
$498 - $798

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 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)

  • No 24p support
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and SX260 HS

  • In-camera panoramas

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs none), has a slightly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.5"), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and records movies in 24p.

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 14.2 MP), has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror), lacks and external mic jack and has much more shutter lag (510 ms vs 164 ms).

Canon Rebel T1i

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
2 years older
$861 (body only)

Significant advantages of the T1i (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 159 ms vs 510 ms
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the T1i (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the T1i and SX260 HS

  • Very small: Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 520 g vs 231 g

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
4 years older
$845 (body only)
$749 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 160 ms vs 510 ms
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm

common strengths of the Rebel XSi and SX260 HS

  • Very small: Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 1.3"

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
3 years older
$429 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 164 ms vs 510 ms
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.0"
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the Rebel XS and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 126x98x65 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • Very thin: 2.6" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 502 g vs 231 g

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
2 years older
$700 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 461k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm

common strengths of the T2i and SX260 HS

  • Very small: Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 1.3"

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
1 year older
$231 (body only)
$355 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much less shutter lag: 279 ms vs 510 ms

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size 124x96x73 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm

common strengths of the D3100 and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 124x96x73 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 231 g
  • Inexpensive: $231.23 vs $368.79

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 even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), records movies in 24p, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (20x vs 42x), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks a built-in HDR feature, has a slightly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 315 shots) and significantly worse macro focusing (5 cm vs 1 cm).

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$185 - $237

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the SX260 HS)

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

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

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS
2 years newer
$149 - $276

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

  • None found

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

  • No 24p support
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the PowerShot SX400 IS and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Standard size 104x69x80 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • Light weight: 313 g vs 231 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.3"

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
2 years newer
$199 - $219

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

  • 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

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
7 months newer
$329 - $430

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