• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25mm - 500mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25mm - 500mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Canon SX260 HS over Canon SX280 HS

  • Shoots 24p video
    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
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Newer
    2 years vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features

User reviews

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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 Panasonic ZS8

Canon SX260 HS
Panasonic ZS8
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Manual focus
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
Canon SX280 HS
Panasonic ZS8
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Wi-Fi
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • More pixels

Compared to Nikon S9100

Canon SX260 HS
Nikon S9100
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Shoots 60p video
Canon SX280 HS
Nikon S9100
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Panasonic ZS20

Canon SX260 HS
Panasonic ZS20
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $255
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Shoots 60p video
Canon SX280 HS
Panasonic ZS20
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $255
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Panasonic ZS15

Canon SX260 HS
Panasonic ZS15
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Manual focus
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
Canon SX280 HS
Panasonic ZS15
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Wi-Fi
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Panasonic ZS19

Canon SX260 HS
Panasonic ZS19
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Shoots 60p video
Canon SX280 HS
Panasonic ZS19
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer battery life
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