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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

$499.00
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
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A multi award winning and good spec compact camera, but representing not very good value for money
Compact 12.1MP 20x Yes Dec 2014
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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS number 111 in best selling cameras and number 464 across all digital cameras.
90
Reviews
285 Reviews + 13 Awards
31
Value for Money
Poor
62
Features
Good Features
55
Overall Score
Average

Why Has it Scored 55?

It has very good expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with an average overall rating of 88%, based on 285 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Lower than average megapixels

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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Video Reviews

How Big is the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS?

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is 106.3mm wide and 61mm tall. It is 32.7mm deep and weighs 208g.

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS front dimensions
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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $499.00 it is in the most expensive 38% of cameras.

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Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The PowerShot SX260 HS has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS of only 12.1MP is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 17% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS of 20x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 70% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the PowerShot SX260 HS of 3.5 is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 14% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the PowerShot SX260 HS of only 3,200 is in the lowest 34% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The PowerShot SX260 HS's camera shutter speed of only 0.000313s is slower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the slowest 26% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Weight

The weight of the PowerShot SX260 HS of 208g is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 48% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS has a built-in flash, as do 68% of digital cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The PowerShot SX260 HS supports video capability. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most other digital cameras, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS does not support Wi-Fi. 71% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The PowerShot SX260 HS's image sensor size of 0.435" is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 17% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The PowerShot SX260 HS has an orientation sensor. 92% of digital cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Only 480 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the PowerShot SX260 HS is 480 x 480. That's 92% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 2144 x 1424. The best resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The PowerShot SX260 HS features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 79% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS has a GPS (satellite). 89% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The PowerShot SX260 HS features multi burst mode, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most other digital cameras, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS does not feature bluetooth. 95% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Only 230 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS which takes 230 battery life.

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Features Face Detection

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS features face detection. 88% of cameras do not feature face detection.

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Has an HDMI Port

The PowerShot SX260 HS has an HDMI port, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Supports Live View

The PowerShot SX260 HS supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of cameras do not support live view.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS has an external flash connector, unlike 86% of digital cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Average Display Diagonal

The PowerShot SX260 HS's display diagonal of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 33% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the PowerShot SX260 HS of 500mm is in the longest 11% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Custom Colours

The PowerShot SX260 HS supports custom colours. 94% of digital cameras do not support custom colours.

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Network Ready

The PowerShot SX260 HS is network ready, which is unusual. 99% of digital cameras are not network ready.

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Average Digital Zoom

The PowerShot SX260 HS's digital zoom of 4x is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 70% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

pshotsx260hsgry, canon 6196b001, canon 5900b001, canon sx260hs, 6194b009aa, canon w20x

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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