Canon PowerShot SX260 HS / SX240 HS

Last Updated (14 March’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ Expertreviews

Capture beautiful photos of each your important memories with this Canon PowerShot SX260 which offers high performance in low light with a 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 20x Image Stabilized Zoom 28mm Wide-Angle Lens and 1080p Full-HD Video. It features include Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor, Optical Image Stabilization, Smart AUTO with 58 predefined shooting situations, GPS tracker to record image locations, and High-Speed Burst HQ. It will be perfect camera for you like the experts and users has been talk to recommend this camera.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Expert Reviews

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Reviews

Expertreviews reviews the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS and writes;
“The 1080p AVC recordings excelled for details and colour accuracy, and noise was impressively low in gloomy environments.”
Rating: ★★★★★

Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS and writes;
“The zoom range got a boost out to 20x (up from 14x), there’s a new image processor to work the noise out of those low-light shots, and a few functional and cosmetic changes to keep things fresh.”
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Photographyblog reviews the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS and writes;
“Image quality is on a par with the previous SX230, that is to say very good. The employment of a back-illuminated sensor helps the SX260 to perform well in low light, with a usable ISO range of 100-800 and even the higher settings proving adequate for web use and smaller prints.”
Rating: ★★★★½

PCMAG reviews the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS and writes;
“The SX260 did quite well in speed tests. Superzooms generally take a little bit longer to get going than standard compacts, as there is more time required for the larger lens to extend from the body. The SX260 HS starts up and shoots in 1.8 seconds, records a very short 0.2 second shutter lag, and can grab a photo ever 0.5 second in continuous drive mode.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

DCresource reviews the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS and writes;
“the PowerShot SX260′s photo quality is better than average in its class, and should serve its target audience well. Exposures were accurate in most situation, though like most compact cameras, the SX260 will clip highlights. Turning on the i-Contrast feature should help reduce that a bit. Colors were nice and vibrant, with no funny color casts.”
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CNET reviews the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS and writes;
“In our tests we found shutter lag — the time it takes from pressing the shutter release to capture without prefocusing — was an excellent 0.3 second in good lighting and 0.6 in dimmer conditions. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ephotozine reviews the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS and writes;
“Full HD video is available with stereo sound and optical zoom as well as high speed video modes and the camera’s movie digest mode is a good way to record both videos and photos.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS User Manual (PDF)

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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Features

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS offers a powerful 20x Optical Zoom, Optical Image Stabilization and 25mm Wide-Angle Lens. The lens has zoom range of 25mm — 500mm (35mm equivalent) that give you the power to capture the full breadth of scenes, with details more exceptional than before. While the Optical Image Stabilization lets you capture images bright and vivid with spectacular clarity.


The camera use Canon HS SYSTEM which allows you to capture bright, clear photos in any shooting conditions even in low-light situation it is able capture beautiful images with minimal noise and maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas. With DIGIC 5 Image Processor which actively reduces noise and delivers high-speed image processing, the camera produces clearer images when shooting in low light at high ISO speeds.


By combining the advanced CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor in Canon HS SYSTEM, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is able to record crisp, clear high definition video. You can record spectacular 1080p Full HD video with stereo sound then watch it on your HDTV or download to your computer to share with family and friends. To support the video recording, the camera comes with Dedicated Movie Button, Wind filter feature and Optical Zoom for easy video capture.


In addition, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS also offers a Smart AUTO features that makes the camera easier than ever to capture the sharp, bright, colorful photos and videos produces excellent quality still images and video. The camera also is equipped with a GPS (Global Positioning System) Technology which let the camera automatically record the locations and local times of your stills and videos.

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Highlights Features:

+ HDTV playback via HDMI output and CEC

+ iFrame

+ High-Speed Burst HQ

+ Face ID

+ Intelligent IS

+ 720p Movie Digest

+ Available in 3 colors

See also: Canon | Digital Camera | Point & Shoot Cameras

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