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

41

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

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 SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$359

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$480

High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$214 body only

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Travel zoom

$268 - $453

Size Significantly smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$315 with 5-15mm lens

Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$582

Battery life Much longer battery life
Aperture Wider aperture
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.