The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is compact in size, measuring just 106.3 x 61.0 x 32.7 mm (4.2 x 2.4 x 1.3 inches) which is around the same size as its predecessor, the Canon SX230. The Canon SX260 isn’t too hefty, coming in at 231 grams (8.1 ounces) when loaded with its battery and memory card. While its predecessors (the SX210 and SX230) had more curves and rounded corners in their designs, making them look and feel like a bar of soap, the Canon PowerShot SX260 has received a complete redesign with sharper edges but sleeker look.
The Canon PowerShot SX260 has good build quality and improved ergonomics over previous models. The Canon SX260 does away with the widescreen LCD in favor of a regular LCD (though size remains the same as before: 3 inches diagonally) which frees up room on the right side for larger buttons, the popup flash has finally been fixed to remain closed until it’s actually needed (on older models, it used to popup automatically each time the camera was turned on) and the power button has been moved to a more accessible location on the top of the camera.