Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Announced Feb 7, 2012 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 25 – 500 mm (20×)

If you are looking towards moving your photography experience to the skies or would like to do some 3D modelling and mapping of landscapes or agricultural land, then the 3DR Robotics X8-M quadcopter is configured and built for this camera. This Canon has a 7 mode image stabilization system for super steady capture of photos. This camera also has GPS so you can use either the quadcopter GPS or the Canon GPS.  For aerial mapping the Pix4D software is recommended by 3D Robotics and this is what ...

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Without a doubt the worst camera I ever had.  Jerky zoom, poor image quality.  Luckily backed  up over it in parking lot and flattened it.  Marked the end any future Canon purchases.

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flaviarob
 

It's compact, easy to carry and the battery life is great. The GPS function is amazing and the quality of the pictures is excellent too. I have no complaints about this camera, since it does the job pretty well. I love it.

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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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stevehobfg
 

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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