Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
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20 March 2015
Summary: There are a lot of things to like about the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS camera (original MSRP $349). It's an intermediate-level point-and-shoot camera that has several great features, including a 20X optical zoom lens in a camera that measures only about 1.29 inches in thickness.
Conclusion: For under $500 the Canon Powershot SX260 does more than you’d expect. It has many unique features that set it aside from other similar priced models such as GPS and iFrame Video. It has the highest build quality and the highest quality materials.
Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS delivers an impressive 20x zoom ratio and very good image quality in a compact package. Integrated GPS is a boon for geotaggers, but the camera's video prowess and high ISO performance aren't best in class.
Pros: Compact. Sharp, long zoom lens. Integrated GPS.
Cons: 1080p video captured limited to 24fps. Loss of detail at high ISOs. Priced on the high side.
Summary: The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS can become your next best friend. The upgrade it received in terms of looks, features, specs and performance make this compact megazoom one to keep in mind for future plans.
Pros: Good mix of easy-to-use features and manual setting options for beginners and intermediates, 20x zoom lens is great to see in such a thin camera, LCD is very bright and sharp, easily can be viewed in sunlight outdoors, Color accuracy quality is very good, Good mix of advanced features, when compa...
Cons: Camera's autofocus can be a little slow in low light, Overall response times can be a little sluggish, Mode dial has a few odd choices on it, Seems like there's some redundancy in the easy-to-use modes, Battery can drain quickly with GPS activated, Experienced photographers will want more control...
Summary: Canon's PowerShot SX260 HS is a well-designed compact travel zoom that produces photos that hold up well against the competition. It has a solid set of features for the point-and-shoot crowd, though serious photographers may find some annoyances.
Pros: Very good photo quality for the compact ultra zoom category, Packs a 20X, 25 - 500 mm lens into a compact and stylish body, Optical image stabilization; camera will select the appropriate IS mode for the situation, High resolution 3-inch LCD with very good outdoor and low light visibility, Built-...
Cons: Critical image quality somewhat lacking at 100%, Some highlight clipping and purple fringing (try using i-Contrast to reduce the former), Redeye a problem (though it can be removed in playback mode), Autofocus performance lags behind the competition; camera struggled to focus in low light at time...
Excerpt: When a company has unlocked a successful formula for their product, they seldom deviate from it. Canon’s history with camera making is a testament of that very fact. They have churned out great cameras in every segment and the travel zoom is no exception.