As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is also often compared to pro digicams, mirrorless, waterproofs and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX620 HS and the PowerShot SX720 HS) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix ZS30 and the Lumix ZS20)

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 lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 920k dots), lacks and external mic jack, has a slightly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 295 shots), is older (february 2012 vs february 2016) and is less popular.

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)

  • 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

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
4 years newer
$250

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • 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

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
1 year newer
$339

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

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
1 year newer
$344

Significant advantages of the ZS30 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 300 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the ZS30 (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 ZS30 and SX260 HS

  • Built-in GPS
  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 240 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
2 years newer
$426

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Much 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

common strengths of the SX700 HS and SX260 HS

  • Extremely 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 SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
1 year newer
$284

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

  • Extremely 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

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 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 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 smaller screen (3" vs 3.5"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 921k dots) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Samsung Pro815

Samsung Pro815
6 years older

Significant advantages of the Pro815 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.2 vs f/3.5
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the Pro815 (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 Pro815 and SX260 HS

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

Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9
4 years older
$1,076

Significant advantages of the G9 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G9 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the G9 and SX260 HS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/2500 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
4 years newer
$998 - $1,050

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (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: 1,228k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (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 Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and SX260 HS

  • Built-in flashes

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
3 years newer
$379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 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 G9 X (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 PowerShot G9 X and SX260 HS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $339.00

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
2 years newer
$579

Significant advantages of the G7 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 G7 X (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 G7 X and SX260 HS

  • Built-in flashes

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340
2 years newer
$904

Significant advantages of the P340 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the P340 (vs the SX260 HS)

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

common strengths of the P340 and SX260 HS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), records movies in 24p, has a built-in GPS, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS) and is slightly lighter (231 g vs 402 g).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), records less high-speed movies (240 fps vs 1,200 fps), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 16 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
5 months newer
$366 - $679 (body only)
$499 - $549 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the EOS M and SX260 HS

  • 24p support
  • Fairly small: Compact (109×66×32 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 298 g vs 231 g

Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2
6 months newer
$397 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the J2 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Higher speed movies: 1,200 fps vs 240 fps
  • Much less shutter lag: 94 ms vs 510 ms
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 3.2 fps

Significant disadvantages of the J2 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No 24p support
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the J2 and SX260 HS

  • Extremely high speed movies: 1,200 fps vs 240 fps
  • Fairly small: Compact (106×61×30 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 280 g vs 231 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX7 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much less shutter lag: 192 ms vs 510 ms
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX7 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-GX7 and SX260 HS

  • 24p support
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has significantly more zoom (20x vs 1x), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 4K @ 12fps), has a much narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 5 mm), is significantly larger (compact (106×61×33 mm) vs ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.2 fps vs 10 fps).

Fujifilm XP80

Fujifilm XP80
2 years newer
$144

Significant advantages of the XP80 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XP80 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the XP80 and SX260 HS

  • None found

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
1 year newer
$469

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the SX260 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition 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 3x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and has better image stabilization (lens vs digital).

However, on average it is much 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"), is significantly heavier (231 g vs 150 g) and is slightly more expensive ($339.00 vs $159.40).

Casio Exilim EX-Z60

Casio Exilim EX-Z60
6 years older
$140

Significant advantages of the EX-Z60 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×61×20 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.3"
  • Significantly lighter: 148 g vs 231 g

Significant disadvantages of the EX-Z60 (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 EX-Z60 and SX260 HS

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix Z90

Fujifilm FinePix Z90
1 year older
$159

Significant advantages of the Z90 (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 Z90 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the Z90 and SX260 HS

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Fujifilm FinePix Z808EXR

Fujifilm FinePix Z808EXR
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Z808EXR (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Much smaller: Super compact (98×59×20 mm) vs Compact (106×61×33 mm)
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Z808EXR (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps

common strengths of the Z808EXR and SX260 HS

  • Larger than average screens: 3.5" vs 3"

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
similar age
$221

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

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

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

  • 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
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 25 mm
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3"