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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 Mar 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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42 Reasons For

Thirteen Industry Awards

This Canon camera has received thirteen awards from expert review sites.

This camera received a "Highly Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com, Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all of whom said that this compact camera digital camera was very good.

The writers at Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Camera Labs all said that concluded that they would endorse this compact camera digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The editors of Digicam Buyer.co.uk and Reviewed.com both decided that this Canon digital camera was superb and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This camera was given a "Platinum" award by Buy-n-shoot.com who thought that this compact camera digital camera was brilliant.

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Good Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 81% based on fourty expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine. This means that experts think this Canon camera is one of the very best digital cameras of a comparable age and type.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 139 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is outstanding. This puts this digital camera in the top 18% of all the digital cameras of this age and type when ranked by average owner review score.

Good Video Capture

A few people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Judy K gave the product an excellent review score and she said on Amazon “Video works great (albeit very large files”. Ephotozine.com said “Full HD video is available with stereo sound” in their review and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars. Photographyblog.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review on expert website PhotographyBlog.com four years ago “Full 1080p HD movies make the SX260 HS a”.

Good Quality Lens

Several Canon PowerShot SX260 HS owners who purchased this digital camera considered that it had a good zoom. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Ephotozine “The Canon Powershot SX260 HS offers a lot of optical zoom in a compact camera body” and scored the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS 4 stars. Photographyblog.com wrote on PhotographyBlog.com “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”. Expert website Dcresource.com wrote in their Canon PowerShot SX260 HS review “Its biggest feature is its wider, more powerful zoom lens”.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens. Digitalversus.com scored this digital camera 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS on expert website Digital Versus four years ago “The zoom lens and electronics are great quality”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some people considered that the product was able to produce good images. Judy K said “I wanted something with good zoom to be able to take pictures at the likes of car races etc” in her review. Four years ago expert website Digitaltrends.com gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned “The GPS feature is a great addition to travel photography” in their Canon PowerShot SX260 HS review. Digicambuyer.co.uk said in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS on Digicam Buyer.co.uk “A huge zoom lens and impressive image quality to boot Overall Our provides the latest photography news, reviews, previews, features”.

One customer said in their reviews that it had a good image sensor.

One Canon PowerShot SX260 HS reviewer reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS “Rival cameras offered bigger zooms, faster performance, fancier shooting modes and sharper screens.” .

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Good Size

Twenty-three Canon PowerShot SX260 HS reviewers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was compact. Expert website Trustedreviews.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned “The Canon SX260 HS is the latest flagship travel compact to grace Canon's perennially popular PowerShot compact range” in their review of this digital camera. Dcresource.com said in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS “The PowerShot SX260 HS ($349) is the latest compact travel zoom from Canon”. Four years ago expert website Cnet.co.uk wrote “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 Canon PowerShot SX260 HS review.

One Canon PowerShot SX260 HS owner who reviewed the product wrote that it was tight. Digitalversus.com wrote four years ago “The flash now only pops out when you actually want to use it! However, battery life is too tight” in their review.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS said that it was good quality. Three years ago Judy K said “Delivers great quality”. Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag four years ago “The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS delivers an impressive 20x zoom ratio and very good image quality in a compact package” and rated it 4 stars. Expert review site Pcworld.in mentioned also four years ago “Thanks to a hard-to-beat combo of very good image quality” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Connectivity

Six Canon PowerShot SX260 HS reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS had gps. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag four years ago “It features a 12-megapixel image sensor and a built-in GPS.” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine.com said in their review on expert review site Ephotozine “Has a number of features that the traveller will find appealing including GPS with GPS logging”. Photographyblog.com said on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “Other key features of the Canon SX260 include built-in GPS” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS.

Easy to Use

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

One customer wrote that the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS was easy to use the menus. Expert website Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS “Settings that are ideal for any subj”.

One person who reviewed it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Four years ago expert review site Imaging-Resource.com wrote “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”.

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Good Technical Features

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

Robust

Several Canon PowerShot SX260 HS reviewers who bought it concluded that it was well made. 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” and gave the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS a score of 80 out of 100. Buy-N-Shoot.com mentioned “It has the highest build quality and the highest quality materials” in their Canon PowerShot SX260 HS review and scored the product 4 stars. Expert website Digit.in mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS “The camera is built around Canon's tried” .

One Canon PowerShot SX260 HS reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it was strong and durable. Expert website Digitaltrends.com gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and said four years ago “It's sturdy”.

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Nice Design

Some Canon PowerShot SX260 HS reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Cnet.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review on expert website CNET.com “Excellent photo quality add up to one pretty great compact megazoom”. Expert website Dcresource.com wrote “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 this digital camera. Cnet.com.au said in their review of this digital camera “A few much-needed design tweaks and excellent photo quality add up to one pretty great compact superzoom” .

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Compact camera digital cameras manufactured by Canon have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just compact camera digital cameras) and found that Canon also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Support

One Canon PowerShot SX260 HS owner who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS considered that it had good technical guidance. Techradar.com gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote “Buying Guide Best compact camera 2012 It's been five years since Canon launched its PowerShot SX series of family superzooms”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Canon PowerShot SX260 HS owner who purchased the product concluded that it had a good screen. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “A 3 inch LCD screen, full 1080p HD”.

Quite Large Screen Size

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS has one of the larger screen sizes (3 inches) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX260 HS have screen sizes of between 1" and 4.8".

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 Canon PowerShot SX260 HS has a GPS, which is unusual. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a GPS to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The PowerShot SX260 HS supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS has one of the bigger optical zooms (20 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The optical zooms of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 2x to 50x.

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

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

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Fairly Long Maximum Battery Life

Cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX260 HS have maximum battery lives of between 0.83h and 320h. With a maximum battery life of 48 hours, the PowerShot SX260 HS has one of the longer maximum battery lives amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The PowerShot SX260 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot SX260 HS. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Canon camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on cameras that were released more than two years ago. The photo effects "Neutral" and "Sepia" are also found on this 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 the most commonly found flash exposure correction on cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

At 500 millimeters, the PowerShot SX260 HS has a quite long maximum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX260 HS. The maximum focal lengths of compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX260 HS range from 13mm to 1,800mm.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Canon camera.

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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 cameras of this spec and age. Most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Canon 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 1280, 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 that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX260 HS still image resolutions range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Quite Big Combined Zoom

The PowerShot SX260 HS has a quite big combined zoom (80 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the cameras that were released more than two years ago the combined zoom range from 3x to 1,600x, and the average combined zoom is 50x.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

The biggest maximum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX260 HS is 2, the smallest is 130, and the average maximum aperture is 6.6. With a maximum aperture of 6.8, the PowerShot SX260 HS has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX260 HS.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Supports One Audio Format

The PowerShot SX260 HS has a greater number of audio formats than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this Canon camera. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this 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 digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all cameras of this age and type.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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Supports One Image Format

The PowerShot SX260 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats JPEG XR are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The PowerShot SX260 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot SX260 HS. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Canon camera also support a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 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 in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 230 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels. At 461,000 pixels, the PowerShot SX260 HS has a fairly high display resolution compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot SX260 HS is 840mAh. With a battery capacity of 1,000 milliampere * hour, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX260 HS.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the PowerShot SX260 HS is more than most comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by cameras of this spec and age. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

At only 20 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS has a very short minimum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The minimum focal lengths of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 2.6mm to 290mm, and the average minimum focal length is 27mm.

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16 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel Count

Across all the cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot SX260 HS the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP. The PowerShot SX260 HS has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 12.1 megapixels) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot SX260 HS do not support WiFi connectivity. The PowerShot SX260 HS is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The PowerShot SX260 HS is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX260 HS are also not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are not waterproof. The PowerShot SX260 HS is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Heavy

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is one of the heavier comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX260 HS (208 grams) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX260 HS have weights of between 20g and 710g.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX260 HS has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX260 HS. The smallest digital zoom of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1x and the biggest is 810x.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the DSC-WX200[pl_1609944_price] (40x), or the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price] (40x) both from Sony or the Samsung WB150F[plb_2060742_price] (5x).

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Only One Auto Focus Point

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

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

When compared to other digital cameras of this age and spec that we have assessed, the PowerShot SX260 HS's JPEG frame rate of only 24 frames per second is one of the lowest. The lowest JPEG frame rate of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX260 HS is 15fps, the highest is 240fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 32fps.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age 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 number of shooting modes found on the PowerShot SX260 HS is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Canon digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Only Two Aspheric Elements

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is a two aspheric element camera. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have between 1 and 14 aspheric elements.

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Thick

The average depth of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX260 HS is 38mm. At 32.7 millimeters, the PowerShot SX260 HS is fairly thick compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX260 HS.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

Compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have minimum ISO speed of between 10 and 800. The PowerShot SX260 HS has a quite big minimum ISO speed (100) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Heavy

The lightest camera of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot SX260 HS is 0.097kg heavy and the heaviest is 180kg. The PowerShot SX260 HS is fairly heavy (0.231 kilograms) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

Compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX260 HS have minimum apertures of between 1.3 and 6.9, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2. With a minimum aperture of 3.5, the PowerShot SX260 HS has one of the larger minimum apertures amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The smallest closest focusing distance of digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot SX260 HS is 0.01m, the largest is 30m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.28m. With a closest focusing distance of 0.05 meters, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS has one of the larger closest focusing distances amongst digital cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this digital camera was released.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras that came out around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot SX260 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

If the sensor type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price] (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Image Stabilizer
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
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Technical Details
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Other Features
Weight
Interface
Operating System
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Video Memory Capacity
Digital SLR

13 Awards

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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

(136)
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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 5900b001aa, 6194b010aa, 6195b001aa, 6194b009aa, canon 5900b001, canon 6196b001, pshotsx260hsgro, pshotsx260hsgry, pshotsx260hsroo, pshotsx260hszwa
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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