Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (Red) comparison

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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (Red)

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (Red)
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Canon PowerShot SX160 IS (Red)

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS (Red)
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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Red)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Red)
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Canon PowerShot SX160 IS (Black)

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS (Black)
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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Black)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Black)
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Price $348 at 1 store $162 at 1 store $376 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 1.0 stars out of 1 review 5.0 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date March 01, 2012 August 20, 2012 March 27, 2013 August 20, 2012 March 19, 2013
The Bottom Line The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS' wider, longer lens, a few much-needed design tweaks, and excellent photo quality add up to one pretty great compact megazoom. The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS is a good, inexpensive travel-zoom option for those wanting more control over results or who are just getting into photography and don't want to empty their wallets. Wi-Fi connectivity and a new processor help make Canon's PowerShot SX280 HS one of the top compact megazooms available. But you'd better load up on batteries. The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS is a good, inexpensive travel-zoom option for those wanting more control over results or who are just getting into photography and don't want to empty their wallets. Wi-Fi connectivity and a new processor help make Canon's PowerShot SX280 HS one of the top compact megazooms available. But you'd better load up on batteries.

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Type LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.4 in
4.4 in x 1.7 in x 2.9 in
4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.5 in
4.4 in x 1.7 in x 2.9 in
4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.5 in
Lens System 20 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/3.5-6.8
16 x x Zoom lens - 5 mm - 80 mm - F/3.5-5.9
20 x x
Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/3.5-6.8
16 x x Zoom lens - 5 mm - 80 mm - F/3.5-5.9
20 x x
Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/3.5-6.8
Optical sensor type BSI-CMOS
CCD
CMOS
CCD
CMOS
Light sensitivity ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO auto
Video capture H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 320 x 240 -
iFrame - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
iFrame - 1280 x 720 -
iFrame - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 320 x 240 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
iFrame - 1280 x 720 -
iFrame - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 320 x 240 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
Digital zoom 4 x
4 x
4 x
4 x
4 x
Weight 7.3 oz
8.6 oz
7.4 oz
8.6 oz
7.4 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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