Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

48

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Great image quality
Overall image quality
47.0
Great color depth
Color depth
20.3 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.2 EV
Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
179 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Size
Really small
Compact (106×61×33 mm)
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
231 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$420 - $479

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$390

3D Takes 3D photos
Screen size Significantly larger screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$257 - $279

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$315

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Cheaper
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$275 - $329

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Travel zoom

$170

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
GPS No built-in GPS

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