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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Digital Camera

PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended Ephotozine Recommended Techradar Best in Class Digicam Buyer.co.uk Editor's Choice
12.1MP 20x CMOS Feb 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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45 Reasons For

Thirteen Industry Awards

Amongst compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago, this camera is one of the most awarded.

The experts at PhotographyBlog.com, Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all wrote that this Canon digital camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This camera received a "Recommended" from Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Camera Labs all of whom concluded that this Canon camera was good.

This Canon digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" from both Digicam Buyer.co.uk and Reviewed.com, both of which wrote that this camera was marvellous.

The editor of one other expert review site wrote that this compact camera camera was outstanding and gave it their highest award. This Canon camera received a "Platinum" award from Buy-n-shoot.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on fourty expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine this camera has an average expert rating of 81 out of 100. This means that experts think this digital camera is one of the very best compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

User Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this compact camera camera rated this digital camera as fantastic on average. Users think this camera is one of the better compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Good Video Capture

A few Canon PowerShot SX260 HS owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was good for video recording. Three years ago Judy K said “Video works great (albeit very large files” in her review of the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “Full HD video is available with stereo sound” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Four years ago Photographyblog.com wrote on PhotographyBlog.com “Full 1080p HD movies make the SX260 HS a”.

Good Quality Lens

A few Canon PowerShot SX260 HS owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Expert website Ephotozine.com scored it 80 out of 100 and said “The Canon Powershot SX260 HS offers a lot of optical zoom in a compact camera body” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Photographyblog.com wrote “The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is a brand new travel-zoom camera for 2012, offering a massive 20x zoom lens and a 12 megapixel back-illuminated image sensor” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 5 stars. Dcresource.com mentioned “Its biggest feature is its wider, more powerful zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera.

A few Canon PowerShot SX260 HS owners considered that the product had a good lens. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said “The zoom lens and electronics are great quality” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Judy K said in her Canon PowerShot SX260 HS review “I wanted something with good zoom to be able to take pictures at the likes of car races etc” and rated it 5 stars. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com wrote “The GPS feature is a great addition to travel photography” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS. Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned “A huge zoom lens and impressive image quality to boot Overall Our provides the latest photography news, reviews, previews, features”.

One Canon PowerShot SX260 HS owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good image sensor.

One Canon PowerShot SX260 HS owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said “Rival cameras offered bigger zooms, faster performance, fancier shooting modes and sharper screens.” in their review.

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Good Size

Some Canon PowerShot SX260 HS owners said in their reviews that it was compact. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on Trusted Reviews “The Canon SX260 HS is the latest flagship travel compact to grace Canon's perennially popular PowerShot compact range” in their Canon PowerShot SX260 HS review. Expert review site Dcresource.com mentioned “The PowerShot SX260 HS ($349) is the latest compact travel zoom from Canon” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk said “Features Stills tests Video test Conclusion If you're looking for the perfect mix of compact camera specs right now, 12.1 megapixels” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS.

One customer who purchased it considered that it was tight. Digitalversus.com said “The flash now only pops out when you actually want to use it! However, battery life is too tight”.

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Good Product Quality

Several people who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS reckoned that it was good quality. Three years ago Judy K said “Delivers great quality” in her review. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS delivers an impressive 20x zoom ratio and very good image quality in a compact package”. Expert review site Pcworld.in said in their review “Thanks to a hard-to-beat combo of very good image quality”.

Good Connectivity

Several Canon PowerShot SX260 HS reviewers agreed that the product had gps. Pcmag.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said in their review “It features a 12-megapixel image sensor and a built-in GPS.”. Expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned “Has a number of features that the traveller will find appealing including GPS with GPS logging”. Photographyblog.com said “Other key features of the Canon SX260 include built-in GPS” and rated this digital camera 5 stars.

Easy to Use

Three Canon PowerShot SX260 HS reviewers said that it was easy to use. Judy K wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “It's fairly simple to use, as I would be quite the amateur”. Judy K also mentioned “It's light and quick to use, as simple as you want it to be”. Expert review site Pcworld.in mentioned four years ago “A generous optical-zoom reach, ease of use”.

One person reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned on expert website Digicam Buyer.co.uk “Settings that are ideal for any subj” in their Canon PowerShot SX260 HS review and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

One person who bought it wrote that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Imaging-Resource.com mentioned “We felt very comfortable using the Canon SX260, confident that what we saw on the LCD viewfinder was what we were capturing on the memory card” in their review.

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Good Technical Features

Several Canon PowerShot SX260 HS owners who reviewed it thought it had good features. Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned on expert review site What Digital Camera four years ago “It features a remarkable suite of snapping equipment including a 20x optical wide-z” and rated it 4 stars. Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned in their Canon PowerShot SX260 HS review “With the summer holiday season fast approaching, Richard Sibley tests Canons latest travel compact camera that features a 20x optical zoom, full HD movies” and scored it 4 stars. Four years ago Steves-Digicams.com mentioned on expert review site Steve's Digicams “Carry nice features, such as large zoom lenses” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS.

Robust

Some people who reviewed it mentioned that it was well made. Four years ago expert website Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS ($349.99 direct) is the successor to the very solid SX230 HS ($349.99, 4 stars”. Buy-N-Shoot.com mentioned “It has the highest build quality and the highest quality materials”. Digit.in mentioned “The camera is built around Canon's tried” in their review.

One Canon PowerShot SX260 HS owner thought it was strong and durable. Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS “It's sturdy”.

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Nice Design

A number of people thought the product was good looking. Expert website Cnet.com rated this digital camera 80 out of 100 and wrote “Excellent photo quality add up to one pretty great compact megazoom” in their review. Expert review site Dcresource.com said “Conclusion The Canon PowerShot SX260 is a travel zoom camera that packs a 20X zoom lens into a compact and stylish package” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS. Four years ago Cnet.com.au mentioned on expert website CNET.com.au “A few much-needed design tweaks and excellent photo quality add up to one pretty great compact superzoom” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS and rated the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS 80 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

Some customers who purchased the product agreed that it was good value for money. Techradar.com mentioned “SX cameras were designed to offer big lens performance at a more affordable price than traditional high-end superzooms, without s” and scored it 4 stars.

Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Canon compact camera digital cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Canon is one of the better rated brands.

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Good Support

One customer who reviewed the product thought it had good technical guidance. Expert review site Techradar.com mentioned “Buying Guide Best compact camera 2012 It's been five years since Canon launched its PowerShot SX series of family superzooms” in their Canon PowerShot SX260 HS review.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Canon PowerShot SX260 HS reviewer who reviewed it thought it had a good screen. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review “A 3 inch LCD screen, full 1080p HD”.

Fairly Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of cameras of this age and type range from 1" to 4.8". The PowerShot SX260 HS has one of the larger screen sizes (3 inches) amongst digital cameras of this age.

Cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8").

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The PowerShot SX260 HS has a GPS, unlike most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago which do not have a GPS.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras with a GPS currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot SX260 HS supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot SX260 HS, the PowerShot SX260 HS supports video recording.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The PowerShot SX260 HS has a fairly big optical zoom (20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot SX260 HS. The smallest optical zoom of cameras of this age and type is 2.7x and the biggest is 63x.

If this compact camera camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (21x), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (30x), or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] (30x).

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the PowerShot SX260 HS has an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot SX260 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX260 HS also have a built-in flash.

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Quite Long Maximum Battery Life

At 48 hours, the PowerShot SX260 HS has a quite long maximum battery life compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX260 HS. The average maximum battery life of cameras of this age and spec is 25h.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX260 HS. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ±2EV (1/2| 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite High Maximum Playback Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX260 HS has a quite high maximum playback zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot SX260 HS. The maximum playback zooms of cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1x to 16x.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of 500 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS has one of the longer maximum focal lengths amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The maximum focal lengths of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 0.28mm to 1,800mm.

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Fairly Big Combined Zoom

With a combined zoom of 80 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX260 HS has one of the bigger combined zoom amongst digital cameras of this age. The smallest combined zoom of digital cameras of this age and type is 3x, the biggest is 1,600x, and the average combined zoom is 50x.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot SX260 HS has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112, 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2664. Digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot SX260 HS still image resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

The PowerShot SX260 HS has a quite small maximum aperture (6.8) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot SX260 HS. The biggest maximum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX260 HS is 1.8, the smallest is 87, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8.

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Supports One Audio Format

The PowerShot SX260 HS has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras of this type and age. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this digital camera. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the PowerShot SX260 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all cameras of this age and type.

Across similar types of camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot SX260 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). This Canon digital camera also supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The PowerShot SX260 HS has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot SX260 HS. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the PowerShot SX260 HS is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX260 HS. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

Compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years have display resolutions of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. The PowerShot SX260 HS has one of the higher display resolutions (461,000 pixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

With a maximum camera shutter speed of 15 seconds, the PowerShot SX260 HS has one of the longer maximum camera shutter speeds amongst cameras of this age. The average maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras of this age and type is 14s, and the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.0005s to 250s.

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Features Four Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is more than most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot SX260 HS. The auto focus "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Continuous Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The PowerShot SX260 HS has a greater number of light metering modes than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX260 HS. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this Canon camera.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of cameras of this age and spec is 170mAh and the biggest is 2,000mAh. With a battery capacity of 1,000 milliampere * hour, the PowerShot SX260 HS has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX260 HS.

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TFT Display

The PowerShot SX260 HS has a better display than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Canon camera has a TFT display, whereas most cameras that are a similar age to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The best display of all cameras of this age and spec is OLED and the worst is LCD.

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16 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX260 HS is 0.3MP and the highest is 46MP. With a megapixel count of only 12.1 megapixels, the PowerShot SX260 HS has a quite low megapixel count compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot SX260 HS.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX260 HS, the PowerShot SX260 HS does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The PowerShot SX260 HS is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

The PowerShot SX260 HS is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot SX260 HS are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is quite heavy (231 grams) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX260 HS. The weights of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX260 HS range from 20g to 710g, and the average weight is 170g.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of cameras of this type and age is 1x and the biggest is 810x. With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst digital cameras of this age.

If this digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price] (40x), or the DSC-RX100[pl_2319255_price] (54x) both from Sony or the Samsung WB150F[plb_2060742_price] (5x).

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Only One Auto Focus Point

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is a one auto focus point digital camera.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot SX260 HS. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The PowerShot SX260 HS has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Only Has Three Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the PowerShot SX260 HS is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on cameras of this type and age. The playback modes "Single image" and "Slide show" are also found on this digital camera.

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Thick

The thinnest camera that was launched more than two years ago is 4mm deep, the thickest is 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm. At 32.7 millimeters, the PowerShot SX260 HS is quite thick compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX260 HS.

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Only Has Seven White Balance Modes

The PowerShot SX260 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras of this type and age. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Tungsten" and "Underwater" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

At 100, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS has a quite big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX260 HS. The average minimum ISO speed of compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX260 HS is 99.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

The minimum apertures of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 1.3 to 6.6. The PowerShot SX260 HS has one of the larger minimum apertures (3.5) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Heavy

Digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX260 HS have weights of between 0.097kg and 180kg. With a weight of 0.231 kilograms, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is one of the heavier similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX260 HS amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The PowerShot SX260 HS has a fairly large closest focusing distance (0.05 meters) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The smallest closest focusing distance of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot SX260 HS is 0.01m and the largest is 30m.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Released Over Four Years Ago

Canon released the PowerShot SX260 HS over four years ago.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot SX260 HS has a better sensor type than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Included Battery Charger
Technical Details
Networking
Network Ready
Certificates
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
HDMI Port
Interface
Aperture Priority Mode
Special Features

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Expert Reviews

(56)
19 September 2012

There has been a boom of 20x-plus optical zoom compact cameras of late. And the all new Canon PowerShot SX260 HS joins the growing super zoom market with impressive specifications. And it looks... Read more…

We felt very comfortable using the Canon SX260, confident that what we saw on the LCD viewfinder was what we were capturing on the memory card. Still pictures were very consistent: perfectly... Read more…

24 July 2012

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS's 25-500mm equivalent zoom range surpasses the Panasonic TZ30's 24-480mm reach at the top end, although the Canon SX260 HS's sensor, at 12.1MP, comes up short against...

Techradar

24 July 2012

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is a superzoom that offers a good balance of features and produces still images and HD movies that are very pleasing. It might lack some of the bells and whistles of...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 14 April 2012 by Pepper

After having bought a Panasonic TZ30 last week to replace an ageing TZ5 my partner decided to renew her travel zoom too and treated herself to the Canon Powershot SX260HS - we both use Nikon DSLRs... Read more…

Reviewed 5 September 2012 by Chris Hoare

The Canon Powershot SX260's headline feature is 20x zoom. This zoom goes from a wide angle 25mm to 500mm which gives you an excellent range which will cover most all circumstances. They have gone... Read more…

Reviewed 25 June 2012 by Blademan
(Verified Purchase)

How far can this size of camera go! The build quality is excellent, much more robust than my previous SX220, and the 20x optical zoom is outrageous in a camera this size. Packed full of features... Read more…

Reviewed 15 July 2012 by Carole Allen
(Verified Purchase)

Wanted a small but sophisticated camera with a long lens to use for extensive travelling rather than using a DSLR with changeable lenses. I'm still finding my way around this one but it seems... Read more…

Reviewed 1 October 2012 by DougT
(Verified Purchase)

The camera was recommended by family members and I am extremely pleased with the product. The quality of photograph is very good and comparible to my Canon 450D SLR and much easier to carry in the... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 6194b009aa, 6194b010aa, 6195b001aa, canon 6196b001, canon 5900b001, pshotsx260hsgry, pshotsx260hsroo
Barcodes 00013803146448, 00013803146462, 00013803146479, 00138031464628, 00138031464796, 00151903416204, 00714574580432, 00714574580470, 00745449871599, 03610170846253, 04960999842844, 08714574580432, 08714574580449, 08714574580470, 08714574580487, 08714574580500, 08714574580517, 08714574580524, 08714574580555, 08714574580562, 08714574583570, 08714574583594, 08714574583617, 08714574583631

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