Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
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Pete R., Amazon
27 April 2014
Summary: Great camera just don't load the ImageBrowser disc into your computer, it takes all photos on your drive and inserts them into ImageBrowser and unless you are familiar with ImageBrowser (I'm not) you lose everything!
Summary: I can't say I wasn't warned. MANY reviews were talking about the low battery warning during video and I've encountered the same problem. I am a professional photographer with a high quality DSLR and am definitely impressed with the image quality of the camera. It delivers far better than I expected from a point and shoot and the zoom range is incredible. But I am sending it in to Canon hoping the video problem can be resolved!
Summary: Absolutely loved this camera - pictures were crisp & clear, but the ultimate deal-breaker was the battery issue that others have mentioned. Last straw was taking a video with what started as a full battery charge (fresh off the charger). Literally, in under 2 minutes, the battery was drained and the indicator was flashing that the battery was almost dead. Come on, Canon, fix this!
Summary: This was rated very highly by CNET and has great reviews. They all stated that battery life was an issue and they weren't kidding. The camera, just sitting on my desk powered down, discharges in about a week. For some reason, they designed the camera to keep the GPS circuit active which I believe is what kills the battery.
Summary: Positives about this camera include wonderful and vibrant photos which are truly a notch above similar sized point and shoot cameras. Now for the drawbacks: I am an international customer living outside the United States. Apparently this particular model was supposed to be distributed in the US only because I can't find it on the Canon website to register it.
Summary: Same issue as stated in other reviews but I thought it had to be corrected already......wrong. when you switch to video mode the battery drains like a sink. The cannon battery lasts longer than the aftermarket brand I bought elsewhere but it still drains fast. The zoom works great and really brings the action up close. For the price it is a good camera but not for video.
Excerpt: I've had 3 recent 'superzoom' GPS compact cameras and this was the cheapest by some considerable margin. It was purchased to replace an excellent Sony HX9v, that was lost in a car park on a day trip but never handed in... The specification appeared similar and it good decent reviews, so for the much lower price I bought it. It was, like the HX9v, a little too bulky to be pocketable but ok.
Summary: I returned my SX280 which arrived with the newest firmware already installed. With the Canon NB-6L battery I could usually get several minutes of video without a low battery warning, but it didn't take very long before it started flashing. At first you could keep videoing with the warning flashing, and if you turned the camera off and then back on again the battery would read fully charged and you could take many stills without problem.
pop up flash normally hits my finger and cannot be pushed back down.
Barry Smith, Amazon
22 December 2013
Summary: The camera worked fine but the pop up flash is a nuisance. it is located where a person normally places their finger when holding a small camera. The manual says you should not push it back down so there it is, in the way, until you turn the camera off.