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 SX270 HS) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix ZS20 and the Lumix ZS30)

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, is older (february, 2012 vs march, 2013) and is less popular.

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
1 year newer
$279

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
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the SX280 HS vs the SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
1 year newer
$213

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

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the SX270 HS vs the SX260 HS

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
similar age
$219 - $399

Significant advantages of the ZS20 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the ZS20 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No 24p support

common strengths of the ZS20 and SX260 HS

  • Built-in GPS
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 vs the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
2 years newer
$329 - $350

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

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the PowerShot SX700 HS vs the PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
1 year newer
$229 - $252

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
arrow Compare the PowerShot SX600 HS vs the PowerShot SX260 HS

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

  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the SX240 HS vs the SX260 HS

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has much more zoom (20x vs 3.6x), records movies in 24p, creates panoramas in-camera, has a built-in GPS and is slightly less expensive ($206.99 vs $399.00).

However, on average it has a significantly 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 slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 922k dots) and is slightly larger (compact 106x61x33 mm vs compact 100x59x29 mm).

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
7 months newer
$220 - $249

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)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the S110 and SX260 HS

  • Very small: Compact 99x59x27 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Light weight: 198 g vs 231 g
arrow Compare the PowerShot S110 vs the PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
4 months older
$327 - $400

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the S100 and SX260 HS

  • Very small: Compact 99x60x28 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Built-in GPS
arrow Compare the Powershot S100 vs the PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$447 - $450

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • No 24p support
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the S120 and SX260 HS

  • Very small: Compact 100x59x29 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 217 g vs 231 g
arrow Compare the S120 vs the SX260 HS

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
3 months newer
$479 - $498

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

  • Significantly less zoom: 3.6x vs 20x
  • No 24p support
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and SX260 HS

  • Very small: Compact 101x58x35 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Light weight: 213 g vs 231 g
arrow Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

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 professional size 123x87x106 mm), records movies in 24p, creates panoramas in-camera, is thinner (1.3" vs 4.2") and is significantly lighter (231 g vs 595 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3.0), has significantly less zoom (20x vs 50x), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.2 fps vs 8 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and lacks a built in HDR feature.

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
1 year newer
$199 - $230

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

  • Significantly better macro capability: 0 cm vs 5 cm

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

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly thicker: 3.1" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the SX510 HS and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Standard size 104x70x80 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
arrow Compare the SX510 HS vs the SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
7 months newer
$399 - $400

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much 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
arrow Compare the PowerShot SX50 HS vs the PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40
4 months older
$344 - $390

Significant advantages of the SX40 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly better macro capability: 0 cm vs 5 cm

Significant disadvantages of the SX40 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Much larger: Professional size 123x92x108 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.0"
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the SX40 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
arrow Compare the Powershot SX40 vs the PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
6 months newer
$191 - $275

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

  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm

Significant disadvantages of the SX500 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 SX500 IS and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Standard size 104x69x80 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • Light weight: 341 g vs 231 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 1.3"
arrow Compare the SX500 IS vs the SX260 HS

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
1 year newer
$160 - $279

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the SX260 HS)

  • No 24p support
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 111x76x85 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the L820 and SX260 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 111x76x85 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX260 HS compared to compact competitors include: it has much more zoom (20x vs 5x), has a slightly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.7"), creates panoramas in-camera, is newer (february, 2012 vs february, 2011) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.7), is much larger (compact 106x61x33 mm vs super compact 92x55x19 mm), has slightly more shutter lag (510 ms vs 360 ms), slightly worse macro focusing (5 cm vs 3 cm) and is thicker (1.3" vs 0.8").

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year older

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Much smaller: Super compact 92x55x19 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • Less shutter lag: 360 ms vs 510 ms

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

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • Smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.0"
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the 300 HS and SX260 HS

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
arrow Compare the ELPH 300 HS vs the PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
similar age
$115

Significant advantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Much smaller: Super compact 93x57x20 mm vs Compact 106x61x33 mm
  • Significantly lighter: 135 g vs 231 g

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the SX260 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the ELPH 110 HS and SX260 HS

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
arrow Compare the ELPH 110 HS vs the SX260 HS