Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Black Digital Camera

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Description
The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Digital Camera is a stunningly powerful point-and-shoot with a number of useful features. To start, the SX260 has a 12.1Mp high-sensitivity CMOS sensor along with the company's DIGIC 5 Image Processor. Together, these two comprise Canon's HS SYSTEM for great looking images, even when shot in low-light. In addition to capturing quality stills, the SX260 also records full HD 1080p video with stereo sound. The camera also boasts a dedicated movie button for one-touch recording.
Quick Glance
LCD Screen Size 3 in
Memory Card Support Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Effective Megapixels 12.1 Megapixel
Camera Type Compact Camera
Image Stabilization Optical
Expert Reviews
PowerShot SX260 HS
4 Star Review  PCWorld - Jun 4, 2012

The 20X-optical-zoom PowerShot SX260 HS does many things well. Its as close as a compact camera can get to being "one size fits all," thanks to very good image quality and a great mix of options for novices and experienced photographers.

Read the full review »

DCRP Review: Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
4 Star Review  DCResource - Mar 25, 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 I'd hesitate to recommend the camera to are those who do a lot of low light shooting, as the autofocus system seemed to struggle in those situations.

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Review
4.5 Star Review  Imaging Resource - Dec 31, 1969

There's nothing like a pocket travel zoom digital camera when you want to get creative shot on vacation. The PowerShot SX260 HS is Canon's best attempt yet at meeting the needs of both the point-and-shooter and the enthusiast photographer, regardless of the destination. Its 20x zoom has great optical quality, and combined with its 12-megapixel sensor the Canon SX260's image quality is good enough to output a 16 x 20-inch print! What with the built-in GPS, we wish it had a little better battery life, but overall the Canon SX260 is looking pretty good. Read our Canon SX260 HS review for all the details!

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Review
4.5 Star Review  photographyblog.com - Apr 16, 2012

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. Other key features of the Canon SX260 include built-in GPS, a 3 inch LCD screen, full 1080p HD movies with stereo sound, fast 10.3fps burst shooting, and a full range of manual and automated exposure modes. Read our in-depth Canon PowerShot SX260 HS in-depth review.

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (Black)
4 Star Review  cnet.com - Mar 23, 2012

THE GOOD: The <b>Canon PowerShot SX260 HS</b> has shooting modes for every type of photographer from casual to advanced, a useful long zoom lens with excellent image stabilization, and overall excellent photo and video quality for a compact megazoom. THE BAD: The SX260 HS menus and controls can take some getting used to, its got a short battery life, and photos get noticeably softer looking indoors or in low light. THE BOTTOM LINE: A wider, longer lens, a few much-needed design tweaks, and excellent photo quality add up to one pretty great compact megazoom, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS.

Read the full review »

Best Camera for Video
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Apr 18, 2012

Bestcovery experts have rated the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Digital Camera as a best pick for the Best Camera for Video. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Apr 11, 2012

Testseek.com has collected 64 expert reviews for Canon PowerShot SX260 HS and the average expert rating is 80 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Solid Sharp Camera
5 Star Review   By cat scan ron on Adorama - Nov 6, 2013   

Great, well built p/s camera. Easy to use everyday digital camera. Outstanding zoom range and build quality. SOLID.

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Very Good Point and Shoot Camera
4 Star Review   By Ken A. on Adorama - Aug 20, 2013   

I am a wildlife/nature photographer. I got this for my wife to teach her basic photographic skills on. The SX260 HS has good resolution, excellent sharpness, and enough manual control to make it useful for those slightly beyond the beginner stage in photography. There are two negatives that keep it from being 5 star. It really needs a viewfinder for those times when sun glare makes it almost impossible to see the screen. It would also help with the second negative, the fact that it is too slow to focus and snap shots. This is mainly due to Canon's cutting corners by using a cheaper controller chip and their use of only a screen for viewing. Critical shots are sometimes missed when photographing butterflies and other nervous wildlife. So what do we have here? The SX260 HS takes photographs whose sharpness and lack of aberrations make it one of the best point and shoot cameras as far as image quality is concerned. It is a great camera for taking on vacations and for learning photographic basics. It is frustratingly slow in focusing and shooting when time is critical. You will also sometimes be shielding the screen and cursing the lack of a viewfinder. All in all, it is the best point and shoot camera under $300.

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Great Camera, even better extra.
5 Star Review   By Retiredguy on Adorama - Jul 9, 2013   

This Camera can do it all; wide-angle to 20x zoom. We love it and the package of an extra battery, case, memory and tripod makes it better.

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All I want from a camera for now
5 Star Review   By Young Designer on Adorama - Jul 9, 2013   

All the things you would want and expect from a point and shoot, with a few extra surprises as well. The optical zoom allowed clear HD videos of my wife and I parasailing on a 600ft line! Decent low light pictures. Captures details even if the image still

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Terrific camera
4 Star Review   By art sn on Adorama - Jun 25, 2013   

This camera is surprisingly good, with excellent image quality, terrific video and usable up to ISO 400.

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Easy to use, with S110 and sx50
5 Star Review   By Z on Adorama - Jun 18, 2013   

Easy to use, sharp pics, like more than pan zs20, Quick delivery.

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Props to Adorama; Canon not so much
1 Star Review   By DavidW on Adorama - Mar 10, 2013   

I bought the camera as a Christmas gift. From the time the battery was charged and inserted, camera would power on for approximately one minute and then shut down with the following error displayed on preview screen: A camera error was detected Will shut

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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
5 Star Review   Crutchfield.com   

Crutchfield has collected 5 user reviews for this product with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. The most recent reviewer said, "I upgraded to this Canon camera after owning a Powershot Canon for 5 years. Very sharp pictures, the zoom works very well. We use this camera for travel trips so the GPS feature is nice when creating MAC books of our travels. Nice small size but a little larger than the last Canon camera. "

41% of readers found this review helpful.

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Product Details
Description
The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Digital Camera is a stunningly powerful point-and-shoot with a number of useful features. To start, the SX260 has a 12.1Mp high-sensitivity CMOS sensor along with the company's DIGIC 5 Image Processor. Together, these two comprise Canon's HS SYSTEM for great looking images, even when shot in low-light. In addition to capturing quality stills, the SX260 also records full HD 1080p video with stereo sound. The camera also boasts a dedicated movie button for one-touch recording.
Quick Glance
LCD Screen Size 3 in
Memory Card Support Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Effective Megapixels 12.1 Megapixel
Camera Type Compact Camera
Image Stabilization Optical
Summary
Product Title Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Black Digital Camera
Manufacturer Canon
Lowest Price $469.00 from Amazon.com
Power Score 4.3 | 15 Reviews
Image Processor
Total Pixels: 12800000
Image Sensor: CMOS
Other Features
Maximum Video Capture Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Flash: Auto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Flash Exposure Compensation
Lens Features
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent): 25 mm to 500 mm
Optical Zoom: 20 X
Digital Zoom: 4x
Focal Length: 4.50 mm to 90 mm
Dimensions
Height: 2.4 in
Width: 4.2 in
Depth: 1.3 in
Weight: 7.34 oz
Reference
URL: Manufacturer Link
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited
Additional Specifications
Green Compliance: RoHS, WEEE, REACH
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Expert Reviews
PowerShot SX260 HS
4 Star Review  PCWorld - Jun 4, 2012

The 20X-optical-zoom PowerShot SX260 HS does many things well. Its as close as a compact camera can get to being "one size fits all," thanks to very good image quality and a great mix of options for novices and experienced photographers.

Read the full review »

DCRP Review: Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
4 Star Review  DCResource - Mar 25, 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 I'd hesitate to recommend the camera to are those who do a lot of low light shooting, as the autofocus system seemed to struggle in those situations.

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Review
4.5 Star Review  Imaging Resource - Dec 31, 1969

There's nothing like a pocket travel zoom digital camera when you want to get creative shot on vacation. The PowerShot SX260 HS is Canon's best attempt yet at meeting the needs of both the point-and-shooter and the enthusiast photographer, regardless of the destination. Its 20x zoom has great optical quality, and combined with its 12-megapixel sensor the Canon SX260's image quality is good enough to output a 16 x 20-inch print! What with the built-in GPS, we wish it had a little better battery life, but overall the Canon SX260 is looking pretty good. Read our Canon SX260 HS review for all the details!

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Review
4.5 Star Review  photographyblog.com - Apr 16, 2012

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. Other key features of the Canon SX260 include built-in GPS, a 3 inch LCD screen, full 1080p HD movies with stereo sound, fast 10.3fps burst shooting, and a full range of manual and automated exposure modes. Read our in-depth Canon PowerShot SX260 HS in-depth review.

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (Black)
4 Star Review  cnet.com - Mar 23, 2012

THE GOOD: The <b>Canon PowerShot SX260 HS</b> has shooting modes for every type of photographer from casual to advanced, a useful long zoom lens with excellent image stabilization, and overall excellent photo and video quality for a compact megazoom. THE BAD: The SX260 HS menus and controls can take some getting used to, its got a short battery life, and photos get noticeably softer looking indoors or in low light. THE BOTTOM LINE: A wider, longer lens, a few much-needed design tweaks, and excellent photo quality add up to one pretty great compact megazoom, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS.

Read the full review »

Best Camera for Video
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Apr 18, 2012

Bestcovery experts have rated the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Digital Camera as a best pick for the Best Camera for Video. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Apr 11, 2012

Testseek.com has collected 64 expert reviews for Canon PowerShot SX260 HS and the average expert rating is 80 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Solid Sharp Camera
5 Star Review   By cat scan ron on Adorama - Nov 6, 2013   

Great, well built p/s camera. Easy to use everyday digital camera. Outstanding zoom range and build quality. SOLID.

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Very Good Point and Shoot Camera
4 Star Review   By Ken A. on Adorama - Aug 20, 2013   

I am a wildlife/nature photographer. I got this for my wife to teach her basic photographic skills on. The SX260 HS has good resolution, excellent sharpness, and enough manual control to make it useful for those slightly beyond the beginner stage in photography. There are two negatives that keep it from being 5 star. It really needs a viewfinder for those times when sun glare makes it almost impossible to see the screen. It would also help with the second negative, the fact that it is too slow to focus and snap shots. This is mainly due to Canon's cutting corners by using a cheaper controller chip and their use of only a screen for viewing. Critical shots are sometimes missed when photographing butterflies and other nervous wildlife. So what do we have here? The SX260 HS takes photographs whose sharpness and lack of aberrations make it one of the best point and shoot cameras as far as image quality is concerned. It is a great camera for taking on vacations and for learning photographic basics. It is frustratingly slow in focusing and shooting when time is critical. You will also sometimes be shielding the screen and cursing the lack of a viewfinder. All in all, it is the best point and shoot camera under $300.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Great Camera, even better extra.
5 Star Review   By Retiredguy on Adorama - Jul 9, 2013   

This Camera can do it all; wide-angle to 20x zoom. We love it and the package of an extra battery, case, memory and tripod makes it better.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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All I want from a camera for now
5 Star Review   By Young Designer on Adorama - Jul 9, 2013   

All the things you would want and expect from a point and shoot, with a few extra surprises as well. The optical zoom allowed clear HD videos of my wife and I parasailing on a 600ft line! Decent low light pictures. Captures details even if the image still

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Terrific camera
4 Star Review   By art sn on Adorama - Jun 25, 2013   

This camera is surprisingly good, with excellent image quality, terrific video and usable up to ISO 400.

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Easy to use, with S110 and sx50
5 Star Review   By Z on Adorama - Jun 18, 2013   

Easy to use, sharp pics, like more than pan zs20, Quick delivery.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Props to Adorama; Canon not so much
1 Star Review   By DavidW on Adorama - Mar 10, 2013   

I bought the camera as a Christmas gift. From the time the battery was charged and inserted, camera would power on for approximately one minute and then shut down with the following error displayed on preview screen: A camera error was detected Will shut

50% of readers found this review helpful.

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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
5 Star Review   Crutchfield.com   

Crutchfield has collected 5 user reviews for this product with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. The most recent reviewer said, "I upgraded to this Canon camera after owning a Powershot Canon for 5 years. Very sharp pictures, the zoom works very well. We use this camera for travel trips so the GPS feature is nice when creating MAC books of our travels. Nice small size but a little larger than the last Canon camera. "

41% of readers found this review helpful.

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