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

68

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

42

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)
Thin
Thickness
1.1"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

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

$379

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
GPS No built-in GPS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$553 - $573 body only

$847 with 12-32mm, 35-100mm lenses

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Much larger
Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90

Pro digicam

$449

Battery life Longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Travel zoom

$319

Size Much smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS

Travel zoom

$199

Size Significantly smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Travel zoom

$220

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

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.