Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Announced Feb 7, 2012 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 25 – 500 mm (20×)
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I have been using my SX260 HS for about a year now.  With newer models on the market, this review may not be pertinent but it may give insight as to the future models of this type. I have had various Canon cameras with high optical zoom lenses starting back as far as the S2-IS and then upgraded to a SX10.  I loved both of them, especially the SX10.  I sold my SX10 when I purchased my DSLR, but I should have kept it.  It was such a nice camera.  When it came time to purchase one for my work, I ...

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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. It was a decent camera to use and it pictures/video were ok to, but not the same quality I'd had from ...

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I have been in the photography field for over 35 years, I started when i was a kid, and I have looked at a lot of digital cameras, the SX260HS feature for feature beats everything in it's class. Not to mention a few cameras above it's class as well. If you are an amateur who wants something better than the standard "point and shoot", or photography is your job and you need a small, feature filled camera for everyday carry or back-up, this is the one. I have used this to take photos at several ...

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This is my 3rd Canon camera, and I got the SX260 because it was the smallest camera with the most features and a long zoom. I've only had this camera for a few days now, and have taken over 300 pictures, mostly for testing it's features. Canon's HS sensor does work very well in low light conditions. In fact, the pictures taken in low light often look brighter on the picture, in a good way. The camera allows everything from full manual (manual iso, manual shutter, manual aperture, manual ...

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