Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

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

Canon's PowerShot SX260 HS is a well-designed compact travel zoom that produces photos that hold up well against the competition. It has a solid set of features for the point-and-shoot crowd, though serious photographers may find some annoyances. The SX260 isn't the most responsive camera out there, but as long as you avoid fast-moving subjects, it'll serve you well.

Good for

Photographers looking for a GPS-equipped compact travel zoom that produces good quality photos (even in low light), and offers a nice set of both point-and-shoot features and manual controls.

Not so good for

Photographers who take a lot of flash people pictures or want to capture fast action. Enthusiasts will be disappointed by the lack of RAW support, manual controls in movie mode, and a fixed ISO when shutter speeds are slow.

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Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
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Flash performance
Low light / high ISO performance
Performance (speed)
Movie / video mode
Other reviews
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Review
By: Doug Harman, What Digital Camera (May 8, 2012)

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is perhaps a little on the slow side and the problems with the redesigned optics means it's also not as sharp as it could be yet it remains a very versatile all round compact camera.

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DCRP Review: Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (Mar 26, 2012)

All things considered, the PowerShot SX260 HS is a solid choice for those looking for a travel zoom camera. It's not particularly fast (especially in the AF department), nor is it loaded with bells and whistles like landmark databases. The bottom line is that the SX260 gets the job done in nearly all situations, and produces photos of higher quality than competitive models. The only people whom...

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