• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 20.0x zoom 25mm - 500mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $300 Average Retail $350 MSRP
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 18.0x zoom 25mm - 450mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $261 Average Retail $300 MSRP

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Advantages

Canon SX260 HS over Pentax RZ18

  • 1080p
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Longer shutter
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 0 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Pentax RZ18 over Canon SX260 HS

  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

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 ZS25

Canon SX260 HS
Panasonic ZS25
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • 24p
  • $247
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • 60p
  • More pixels
Pentax RZ18
Panasonic ZS25
  • $261
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • $247
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • 60p
  • 1080p

Compared to Nikon S9500

Canon SX260 HS
Nikon S9500
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • 24p
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
Pentax RZ18
Nikon S9500
  • $261
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Fujifilm F900EXR

Canon SX260 HS
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • 24p
  • $340
  • 1/2 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • Wi-Fi
Pentax RZ18
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $261
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • $340
  • 1/2 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Fujifilm F850EXR

Canon SX260 HS
Fujifilm F850EXR
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • 24p
  • $300
  • 1/2 inch
  • 60p
  • More pixels
Pentax RZ18
Fujifilm F850EXR
  • $261
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • $300
  • 1/2 inch
  • 60p
  • 1080p

Compared to Nikon S9700

Canon SX260 HS
Nikon S9700
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • 24p
  • $301
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Pentax RZ18
Nikon S9700
  • $261
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • $301
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
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