Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
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16 April 2014
Summary: I just got purchased this camera January 2014. I read some review on a battery problem, but it was said the latest firmware fixed this issue. IT DID NOT. I got the camera, charged a new battery and put it in. On still shots, all worked fine, but as soon as I hit the movie button, the battery light started to flash, and the camera turned off. I turned that camera back on in still mode, and it showed full battery. All worked fine until you use the movie mode.
Summary: I was so looking forward to purchasing this camera as I have owned several Canons and this looked to be the best point-and-shoot so far. It had so many good reviews, I was so disappointed to apparently get a lemon. The first day I used it (on a fully charged battery), the battery indicator light started flashing when I used the video. I looked up the problem and found this complaint on one of the Canon forums. It sounded like a glitch that could be ignored.
Summary: I was suspicious when I opened the new in box camera and saw there were fingerprints all over the viewfinder. But since there were no scratches, I thought I'd just keep it. But now it cannot detect my Sony Vaio computer via wifi, although it detects my husband's same model of laptop across the room. When I turn his computer off it can't find any computer by wifi. We use the same anti-virus programs.The software is on my computer. Canon tech support is closed.
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.
Summary: Can't I choose no stars? This camera is a lemon period! Check out Canon's own site. There are 80 plus pages of complaints about this POJ. My own experience was the same as all the complaints and more. My camera will not turn on unless I remove/reinstall the battery. I sent it to canon for warranty and it came back with exactly the same malfunctions. I can't return it because I bought it at Target who has only a 30 day return on cameras.
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!
Newer model still has battery issues right out of the box!
RockyMtnGal "RockyMtnGal", Amazon
29 December 2013
Summary: I'm so disappointed. I read all of the reviews about the battery life issue before purchasing this camera. On Canon's website, they say if you have a serial number that has 3 or higher, you don't need the firmware upgrade that supposedly fixed the low battery life issue. So, mine has a 3 in the serial number and I thought it would be okay. WRONG! They are STILL defective. Shame on Canon for selling such a lemon.
Fatal flaw: battery indicator & camera shutdown while shooting video.
Jon Lieber, Amazon
5 December 2013
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.