Updated (February 2012): Compare the Canon Powershot S100 vs Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon Powershot S100 vs Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

65

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

41

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Really small
Size
Compact (99×60×28 mm)
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9.6 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS.

competitors

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$310

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$349

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$350 - $398

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Travel zoom

$265 - $279

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$240

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Cheaper
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Travel zoom

$269

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
GPS No built-in GPS

discussion

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Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:54 PM, January 28, 2013)
Hey @google-fc0f1a8b96d4ec398896b3c7138b09fd:disqus , thanks for your comment. Snapsort uses true resolution which is based on the cameras sensor size and not the artificially high number of MP that a camera manufacture says a camera has.
Looks like you are right about the continuous shooting, we will update that soon.
 
Avatar for Ricardo Consonni Ricardo Consonni (1:18 PM, January 28, 2013)
Specs for the Canon SX260 are wrong: It's has a 12.1 MPixel sensor (not 9.7), shoots at 10.3 fps (not 3.2). I think this should tilt the scale a bit.