• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25mm - 500mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24mm - 480mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Canon SX260 HS over Panasonic ZS25

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.33 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Panasonic ZS25 over Canon SX260 HS

  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    2 years vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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 ZS35

Canon SX260 HS
Panasonic ZS35
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Manual focus
  • $230
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic ZS25
Panasonic ZS35
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $230
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Nikon S810c

Canon SX260 HS
Nikon S810c
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Bigger pixels
  • $328
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic ZS25
Nikon S810c
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $328
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Panasonic ZS45

Canon SX260 HS
Panasonic ZS45
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Manual focus
  • $294
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic ZS25
Panasonic ZS45
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $294
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Nikon S6900

Canon SX260 HS
Nikon S6900
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Bigger pixels
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
Panasonic ZS25
Nikon S6900
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Longer battery life
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC

Compared to Nikon S7000

Canon SX260 HS
Nikon S7000
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer battery life
  • $274
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic ZS25
Nikon S7000
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $274
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • In-camera panoramas
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