Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
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Disappointed in Canon
1 week ago
Summary: Very disappointed with Canon. I bought mine at Best Buy and had the same issue with the poor battery life, this was even after the firmware "update". This is wrong to continue selling a camera that they know has issues, now I know why it was sold at such a discount. It makes you wonder how poor Canons testing is to overlook this huge flaw.
Summary: I have been using Canon cameras since around 2001 (this is probably the 10th Camera I have owned in the PowerShot series over that time-frame). We purchased this camera specifically for a trip to South Africa since we planned on taking several photos of animals in the wild at far distances, but didn't want to bring along something the size of a DSLR. First of all, I must say that the photos that this camera takes are nothing short of spectacular.
Fatal flaw: battery indicator & camera shutdown while shooting video.
Jon Lieber, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: I've had the SX260 for the last year, but it's lens is scratched, so I bought the SX280. But sadly, I played with if for a few hours and it is clear that the battery issue while taking videos is a fatal flaw with the SX280. Returning it today.
Summary: Both know there is a big problem with this camera relating to making a video but both continue to falsely advertize and then sell this camera. I ordered this camera after being very satisfied with an SX230 and wanted the newer model, was I in for a shock. I received the camera at about 2 PM and by 4 PM I had dropped it off at UPS to return it. Camera does NOT take video.
Summary: Unable to take videos. This is a pervasive problem that Canon hasn't addressed. Ordered the camera and when I received it took some pictures which looked pretty good. Then tried to take a video. Battery and camera shuts down. Promptly returned the camera. Stay away from this camera if taking videos is important to you.
Summary: I bought my SX280HS in Oct. 2013. I now realize that I can't shhot videos! I am planning a trip very soon and that is one reason I bought this camera. Below is the message that I senr to Canon, I hope I get a quick response that resolves the big problem!! Yes, after seconds of video shooting, the battery warning comes up and the camera shuts down. An off/on says full battery and I can take stills but no video?
Conclusion: I purchased this 1 year ago and already sent it back under warranty because the lighting of the image in the camera went dark. Now this replacement camera has broken with the same problem and needs to be replaced. I've been a Canon user for many years and rue the day that I purchased this particular model. When it does take photos, they are of good quality.
LOSE PRECIOUS MOMENTS OF YOUR CHILDS LIFE WHEN YOU BUY THIS CAMERA.
4 weeks ago
Summary: I have missed documenting important family moments because of this camera's battery failure during movie mode including, My one year old's first steps, my daughters birthday singing happy birthday as she blows out the candle, other precious moments gone. I bought the camera for the 1080 movie quality which is useless. Its not fair to have been sold a product which only provides half its function. I've never written a review or felt the need to until now.
Summary: Don't buy this camera!!! The camera "Charge Battery" indicator will come on even when a fully charged battery is placed into the camera. I am lucky if I can take one picture. This camera is completely useless.
Summary: If you are buying this camera for movie mode then don't waste your money. There is a major fault with the battery level indicator when in video mode. The battery indicator will appear and the camera will shut off in video/movie mode but if you eject the battery and start again in photo mode then the battery will show full or near full charge. Canon tried to fix this issue with an updated firmware however I tried this and it did not fix the problem.