Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
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Good product and good price
Peng Li, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: Bought this camera four weeks ago and do like this product. It delivers very good picture quality overall and especially in low night. But there are two small drawbacks in design compared with my old Canon SD550: a) power button should not locate at the most right side. It is a bit too big and easily pressed unintentionally. b) your left hand fingers will prevent the flash from pop-up if you hold the camera with both hands. This is sometime annoy when you use Auto mode.
Summary: Update: Loving this camera, takes cool videos and fun to play with the highspeed frame rates. The zoom has been really cool enabling me to take shots I would otherwise not. Been a great point and shoot thus far... This is a camera I could recommend but has some quirks, how did I end up choosing this out of another 10 possible cameras? First of all I have owned dslr's, mkiii 5d, and I shoot some pro photos and video now and then.
Summary: Seems like an upgrade to SX260 with better picture quality and Wi-Fi connectivity in bonus. Bettter picture quality in literal sense! Took some pictures of fall foliage and the image resolutions were crisp. HIGHLY recommended for trips. Reserving one star for the battery life. CANON: PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE BATTERY LIFE ON THIS CAMERA. It dies off quick enough to upset your partner. Only meant for Point-and-Shoot, videos will kill the batteries in no time.
Summary: I have used Canon pocket cameras for several years, and I wanted to purchase one with WIFI. I read with interest many posts saying the firmware may need to be updated so I was prepared for that. My new camera did, in fact, flash that the battery was depleted when I tried video. I downloaded the newest firmware and had to call Canon service because I was still getting camera low signal for video. Photos were fine, the problem was just if I was attempting video.
Summary: I purchased this Canon camera just before my recent vacation trip to Hawaii. Generally just the auto setting with point and shoot resulted in excellent pictures. The mega zoom shots always worked well with good compensation for the distance without blur or loss of picture quality. I purchased a 32mb memory card that easily held the over 800 plus pictures and video from the trip.
Summary: I purchased this camera for a 2 week Baltic Sea cruise. I had read the reviews about battery life, but I still thought I would be ok as long as I updated to the latest firmware. I was wrong. It is a nice camera, and the pictures from the trip turned out great. However, the battery required constant attention and I had to turn off the GPS (which was a feature I really wanted) to conserve as much power as possible.
Summary: I really appreciated the easy use of this camera. My prior camera, even though a point and shoot, would disappoint and I would have to fiddle with different settings. Each picture clear and focused. My only criticism is that suddenly the battery failed and pictures for the day were over. Granted, I was on vacation and taking multiple photos and reviewing them, but some warning may have been helpful in my conserving before I got back to recharge for the evening.
Summary: I am not a pro photographer and I bought this camera so I could travel lighter than lugging around my DSLR. The zoom is really impressive -- I can easily see farther than the naked eye and make out details that I would normally be unable to. The camera focuses quickly which is important in a point and shoot. It is a little heavy, but the heft helps keep the camera steady like a DSLR and it makes it just feel more solid.
Summary: I have ordered this camera before actually read that some people have a serious battery issues. So I was nearly ready to cancel my order. Now I am glad that I didn't. I still had to upgrade the firmware, and battery still does not last quite long when recording 1080p@60p (thus 4 stars instead of five), but I think they all are over reacting.