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

61

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Really small
Size
Compact (99×60×28 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1.1"
Light-weight
Weight
198 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second
Size
Really small
Compact (106×61×33 mm)
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 S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$332

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Slightly smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$470

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$423

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

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$229 - $230

Size Significantly smaller
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Travel zoom

$287

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Slightly smaller
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$130 - $159

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Much larger

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.