• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 500.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 22.00mm - 580.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX260 HS advantages over Samsung WB100

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Thinner
    32 mm vs 86 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    231g vs 385g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 80 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Samsung WB100 advantages over Canon SX260 HS

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    580 mm vs 500 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • More pixels
    16.2 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    22 mm vs 25 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
Samsung WB100
Panasonic ZS8
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Nikon S9100

Canon SX260 HS
Nikon S9100
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Manual focus
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Fast startup
Samsung WB100
Nikon S9100
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon L810

Canon SX260 HS
Nikon L810
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in GPS
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
Samsung WB100
Nikon L810
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Nikon L820

Canon SX260 HS
Nikon L820
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in GPS
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
Samsung WB100
Nikon L820
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 1080p video

Compared to Canon SX280 HS

Canon SX260 HS
Canon SX280 HS
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung WB100
Canon SX280 HS
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in GPS
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