Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

The new Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is a powerful travel-zoom camera with a number of useful features and that replaces the SX230 HS model. The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS has a 20x optical zoom lens that ranges from a wide-angle 25mm through to a lengthy 500 mm equivalent, and a 12.1 MP high sensitivity CMOS sensor. The Canon SX260 HS also offers built-in GPS with included Map Utility software and GPS logger function.

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS also features full HD video with stereo sound, full manual controls, 3-inch LCD display and DIGIC 5 image processing engine. In addition, the Canon SX260 HS offers Smart Auto mode with Scene Detection Technology and Easy mode, Face Identification and a range of Creative Filters. The Canon Powershot SX260 HS is available in silver, black, red or green.

20x optical zoom lens of Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

 

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS specifications:

  • Sensor: 1/2.3-inch CMOS, 12.1MP
  • Optical zoom: 20x
  • Digital zoom: 4x
  • Monitor: 3.0-inch TFT LCD with wide viewing range
  • Aperture: f/3.5 – f/6.8
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100 – 3200
  • Movie: 1920 x 1080/24fps; 1280 x 720/30 fps
  • File format: Still image: Exif.2.3 (JPEG); video: MOV
  • Storage: SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • Connectivity: Mini-HDMI connector; NTSC/PAL dedicated connector

 

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS front picture

 

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS reviews:

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is made almost entirely of metal and it is compact and easy to hold. The front view shows the SX260’s new ”flat top” design, since the GPS receiver has been pushed back into the body. More about design and features of Canon PowerShot SX260 you can read on dcresurce.com.

In the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS review, the photographyblog.com website says that Canon SX260 HS produces images of very good quality. The SX260 HS handled chromatic aberrations well, with limited purple fringing effects appearing only in high contrast situations and generally at the edges of the frame. This website concludes about Canon PowerShot SX260 HS:

Despite looking outwardly similar to its predecessor, the PowerShot SX260 HS represents a big step forward for Canon’s travel-zoom cameras and is a real challenger to Panasonic’s TZ30 model. Anyone looking for a pocket camera that can shoot high quality stills and video both near and far should seriously consider the exciting new Canon PowerShot SX260 HS.

 

The new PowerShot SX260 HS comes with Canon’s latest DIGIC5 image processor. This is notable faster than the DIGIC4 processor and allows the SX260 to shoot a maximum 10FPS in High-Speed Burst mode. More technical details can be found on Canon PowerShot SX260 HS review by trustedreview.com.

 

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS picture

 

Another impressive feature on the PowerShot SX260 HS is its 3.0-inch TFT LCD monitor. This is a high quality screen with 461k dots which is very bright, and it really doesn’t suffer from much screen glare outdoors. These things can be read on steves-digicams.com website. Experts of this site conclude:

For beginning and intermediate photographers, the PowerShot SX260 HS has a nice set of features that can grow with you as you learn more about photography. Beginners can make use of the Smart Auto and Easy modes for simple operation, while intermediate shooters can look to use Program or Manual modes to achieve more control over the shot.

 

Another great Canon PowerShot SX260 HS review comes from digitalcamerainfo.com. This website remarked the two auto modes available on this camera: regular Auto mode and Easy mode.

 

Canon Powershot SX260 HS photo

Canon Sx260 HS lens

 

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS top view

 

LCD monitor of Canon SX260 HS

Canon SX260 HS display detail

 


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