• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 20.0x zoom 25mm - 500mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 20.0x zoom 25mm - 500mm (35mm equiv.)

Advantages

Canon SX260 HS over Canon SX280 HS

  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Canon SX280 HS over Canon SX260 HS

  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Newer
    18 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features

Review Excerpt

  • 20x zoom ranges from very wide to ultra telephoto; Wide range of exposure settings, including Manual, plus many auto modes; Full HD video at 1080p; Video autofocus and zoom while shooting, HDMI interface; Very good image quality; Built-in GPS.

  • Tight control placement; Low battery life; Soft corners at wide angle; Small front fingergrip; No live histogram. No raw mode.

The Competition

Compared to Pentax RZ18

Canon SX260 HS
Pentax RZ18
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 1080p
  • HDMI out
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
Canon SX280 HS
Pentax RZ18
  • $292
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels

Compared to Samsung WB250F

Canon SX260 HS
Samsung WB250F
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • HDMI out
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
Canon SX280 HS
Samsung WB250F
  • $292
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • 60p
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More pixels

Compared to Panasonic ZS25

Canon SX260 HS
Panasonic ZS25
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • 24p
  • $281
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • 60p
  • More pixels
Canon SX280 HS
Panasonic ZS25
  • $292
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $281
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Fujifilm F900EXR

Canon SX260 HS
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • 24p
  • $339
  • 1/2 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • Wi-Fi
Canon SX280 HS
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $292
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • Manual focus
  • $339
  • 1/2 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • More pixels

Compared to Nikon S9700

Canon SX260 HS
Nikon S9700
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • 24p
  • $278
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Canon SX280 HS
Nikon S9700
  • $292
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer shutter
  • $278
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels
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