Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
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Died After 4 months.
R. C. Medina, Amazon
30 January 2014
Summary: Purchased here at amazon.com. The camera was great, but DIED after 4 months. Suddenly it turned off with the lens open and did not turn on again. Have to send for repair to Canon, and obviously it is a pain to ship it, fill forms, bla bla bla.... also, the camera gives battery problems, even if you upgrade the firmware, if you shoot video it will display a battery problem and turn off. AVOID this camera. I am a CANON fan, but this model is TO AVOID.
Summary: Based on the serial number of my cam, I did not have to update the firmware. Totally wrong!!!!!!! The battery still died after taking 20 pics. Forget about the video mode. How deceitful of Canon. Totally disappointed.
Dust is a deal killer! This lens inhales dust... no way out!!!!
Gibraltar Mgmt "Gibraltar Management", Amazon
29 December 2013
Summary: I've never had a camera that inhales dust the way this one does. I had the previous model before this one... and it had a minor problem... but nowhere as bad as this one. I took my first flash photo a few days ago... and upon examining the photo... it looks like there are drops of sweat everywhere on the photo... flares from dust spots. Never seen it before... and now I have to figure out how to get it cleaned. Argh. Gotta find something different!
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: 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.
LOSE PRECIOUS MOMENTS OF YOUR CHILDS LIFE WHEN YOU BUY THIS CAMERA.
23 November 2013
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.