Review of Canon PowerShot SX260 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera
Reviewed on: April 27, 2013
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Pros & Cons
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS digital camera is an ultra-slim camera with a powerful 20x Optical Zoom, Optical Image Stabilization and 25mm Wide-Angle lens to shoot beautiful pictures and good quality videos. The camera's 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor deliver the rich, clear low-light performance. 1080p Full HD video in stereo is more beautiful than ever, with new high-resolution, high-speed processing. Sophisticated advancements include improved Smart AUTO that optimizes settings for 58 predefined shooting situations, Face ID that prioritizes pre-registered faces, and built-in GPS for tracking and recording your shooting locations.
PowerShot SX260HS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for taking beautiful pictures. A high-Speed Burst HQ allows for continuous capture at a maximum of 10 frames while maintaining superb image quality and Super Slow Motion movie records video at high speeds to allow playback in slow motion. You can play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output or watch on 3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle on the back of camera.
A lot of users do not like the placement of pop-out flash on the camera since it hits the finger and new people put their finger on top while taking pictures. It also blurs pictures many times when the subject is in motion. The battery life is mediocre especially when the GPS logger is on. Also, the camera does not support RAW mode.
Overall, Canon PowerShot SX260HS is packed with serious specs and technological advancements and puts a lot of pictures and video taking power in your hands and pocket! A silky-smooth coating provides a luxurious feel and radiates a deep, subtle sheen with a choice of three colors - black, red and green.
Review Group #: 1
Takes great, sharp photos with very accurate color • Works well in low light • Zoom lens is good for scenic photos • Blurs pictures of moving subject
Review Group #: 2
Good night pictures • Good pocket camera • Excellent movie quality • Takes pictures fast
Review Group #: 3
Smile feature is good • Excellent picture quality • Has a built in GPS but it drains battery
Review Group #: 4
Auto and Easy focus modes work great • Wide angle shots also look better • Auto Mode picks the correct type of scene almost all the time
Review Group #: 5
Fairly heavy camera • Flash pops out and its placement is inconvenient • Very versatile lens • Decent flash • Large LCD screen
Where to Buy
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