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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

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Compact 12.1MP 20x Yes Mar 2012
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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS number 85 across all digital cameras.
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274 Reviews + 13 Awards
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Value for Money
Very Good
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Features
Good Features
81
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 81?

It has great expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with an average overall rating of 88%, based on 274 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 is one of the best selling cameras currently on the market. View best selling cameras September 2017.
The PowerShot SX260 HS has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Average optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Lower than average megapixels

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Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from $499 to $499 in the last 52 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
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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 231g.

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

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Popular Choice

The PowerShot SX260 HS is one the top selling digital camera currently available for sale.

Value For Money

Great Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the most expensive 52% of cameras, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $499.00 it seems like great value for money overall.

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Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the PowerShot SX260 HS of only 12.1MP is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 19% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Average Optical Zoom

The PowerShot SX260 HS's optical zoom of 20x is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 20% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the PowerShot SX260 HS of 3.5 is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 93% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot SX260 HS has an image stabilizer. 75% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of digital cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 13,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the PowerShot SX260 HS of only 3,200 is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 35% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS of only 0.000313s is slower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the slowest 30% 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. 67% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The PowerShot SX260 HS's weight of 231g is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 57% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The PowerShot SX260 HS supports video capability, which is unusual. 68% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The PowerShot SX260 HS has a GPS (satellite). 91% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most other cameras, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS does not support Wi-Fi. 72% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Only 230 Battery Life

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

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Average Digital Zoom

The PowerShot SX260 HS's digital zoom of 4x is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 33% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

The PowerShot SX260 HS has an HDMI port, unlike 73% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS has an orientation sensor, which is unusual. 92% of digital cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS features flash exposure compensation. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The PowerShot SX260 HS features multi burst mode. 88% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS of 0.435" is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 15% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 480 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS supports a maximum still image resolution of 480 x 480. That's 91% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1936 x 1288. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Features Face Detection

The PowerShot SX260 HS features face detection, unlike 89% of cameras which do not feature face detection.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS's display diagonal of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 32% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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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 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The 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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Supports Custom Colours

The PowerShot SX260 HS supports custom colours. 95% of cameras do not support custom colours.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the PowerShot SX260 HS of 6.8 is in the largest 8% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 500mm is longer than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the longest 11% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Live View

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

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Network Ready

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

pshotsx260hsgro, pshotsx260hsgry, pshotsx260hsroo, pshotsx260hszwa, canon 5900b001, canon 6196b001, 6195b001aa, 5900b001aa, 6194b009aa

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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