As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is also often compared to pro digicams, super zooms and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX280 HS and the PowerShot SX720 HS) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix ZS20 and the Lumix DMC-FZ200)

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 lacks a built-in HDR feature, doesn't take 3D photos, is older (february 2012 vs february 2016) and is less popular.

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
1 year newer
$315

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

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
$275 - $329

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)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • 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 SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
similar age
$170

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
$249

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

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
similar age
$639

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

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
4 years newer
$259

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)

  • 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 records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs 120 fps), 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 slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 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 1,229k dots) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
3 months newer
$448

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
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 461k dots

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No 24p support
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and SX260 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $448.00 vs $429.00

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
7 months newer
$299

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

  • 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 Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
2 years newer
$748

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

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

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

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and SX260 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
7 months newer
$450

Significant advantages of the G15 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots
  • Significantly longer battery life: 350 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the G15 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the G15 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

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 prosumer size (122×87×93 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 a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), lacks a built-in HDR feature, doesn't take 3D photos, lacks and external mic jack and has a significantly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 410 shots).

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
6 months newer
$299

Significant advantages of the SX500 IS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX500 IS (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 SX500 IS and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 341 g vs 231 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 1.3"

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
1 year newer
$338

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

  • None found

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

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly thicker: 3.1" vs 1.3"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the SX510 HS and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
5 months newer
$400

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much longer battery life: 540 shots vs 210 shots
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much larger: Professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • No 24p support
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and SX260 HS

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Inexpensive: $399.95 vs $429.00

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v
1 year older
$530

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX100v (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Much longer battery life: 410 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX100v (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No 24p support
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (122×87×93 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-HX100v and SX260 HS

  • Built-in GPS
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 1.3"

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 5x), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), 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 (106×61×33 mm) vs super compact (92×56×20 mm)), is thicker (1.3" vs 0.8"), is significantly heavier (231 g vs 135 g) and is slightly more expensive ($429.00 vs $289.29).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
similar age
$289

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)
  • 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
  • Significantly 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

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year older
$319

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

  • Much smaller: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.3"

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

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the 300 HS and SX260 HS

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens