Updated (February 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS vs Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12 vs Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Winner
Canon PowerShot G12

41

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

32

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G12.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$444

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$634

Dynamic range More dynamic range
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$498

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$250 - $329

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

$300

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Cheaper
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$199 - $229

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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