As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is also often compared to super zooms, pro digicams and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX240 HS and the PowerShot SX620 HS) and Sony (such as the Cyber-Shot HX60 and the Cyber-shot DSC-WX350)

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) and records movies in 24p.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 921k dots), is older (february 2012 vs january 2015) and is less popular.

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 SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
4 years newer
$249

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

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots
  • Longer battery life: 295 shots vs 210 shots

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 SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
4 years newer
$251 - $349

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 SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
2 years newer
$174 - $219

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

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
3 years newer
$169

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (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 S7000 and SX260 HS

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
2 years newer
$302 - $308

Significant advantages of the HX60 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the HX60 (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 HX60 and SX260 HS

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

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (106×61×33 mm) vs professional size (125×87×110 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 4.3").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3.1), has significantly less zoom (20x vs 50x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 23 mm), doesn't have a screen which flips out and lacks and external mic jack.

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
2 years newer
$338 - $449

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much more zoom: 65x vs 20x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 21 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly 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

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
2 years newer
$254 - $279

Significant advantages of the SX530 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 20x
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the SX530 HS (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 SX530 HS and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 231 g

Olympus SP-810 UZ

Olympus SP-810 UZ
6 months older
$299

Significant advantages of the SP-810 UZ (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SP-810 UZ (vs the SX260 HS)

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

common strengths of the SP-810 UZ and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Standard size (106×76×74 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 413 g vs 231 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
5 months newer
$398

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

  • Much longer battery life: 540 shots vs 210 shots
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

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

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and SX260 HS

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810
similar age
$247

Significant advantages of the L810 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Longer battery life: 300 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L810 (vs the SX260 HS)

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

common strengths of the L810 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

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (20x vs 3.8x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 24fps), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and records movies in 24p.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.8), has a slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly larger (compact (106×61×33 mm) vs compact (100×58×30 mm)) and is slightly heavier (231 g vs 189 g).

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
1 year older
$280

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 3.8x vs 20x

common strengths of the S95 and SX260 HS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fairly small: Compact (100×58×30 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300
1 year older
$350

Significant advantages of the P300 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly 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)

  • Significantly less zoom: 4.2x vs 20x
  • No 24p support
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the P300 and SX260 HS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fairly small: Compact (103×58×32 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps

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 3x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5") and has a slightly higher resolution screen (461k dots vs 230k dots).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (106×61×33 mm) vs super compact (90×59×23 mm)), has a significantly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 380 shots), is slightly heavier (231 g vs 150 g) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Nikon Coolpix L25

Nikon Coolpix L25
similar age
$129

Significant advantages of the L25 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L25 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x

common strengths of the L25 and SX260 HS

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S4100

Nikon Coolpix S4100
1 year older
$155

Significant advantages of the S4100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×57×20 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the S4100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x

common strengths of the S4100 and SX260 HS

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 15fps vs 1080p @ 24fps

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W55 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much longer battery life: 380 shots vs 210 shots
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (90×59×23 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W55 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the DSC-W55 and SX260 HS

  • None found

HP Photosmart R725

HP Photosmart R725
6 years older

Significant advantages of the R725 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (93×24×61 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 150 g vs 231 g
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the R725 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 39 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"

common strengths of the R725 and SX260 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD750

Canon PowerShot SD750
5 years older
$180

Significant advantages of the SD750 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (92×57×20 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the SD750 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the SD750 and SX260 HS

  • None found