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This review is from: Canon Powershot SX260 HS GPS Digital Camera - Black (12.1 MP, 20x Optical Zoom) 3.0 Inch LCD (Electronics)
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 with manual control if you want to take over. Took it to the Isle of Man TT this year and the 10fps burst at full quality gave good results even with the bikes coming towards or going away from the camera. With a constant radius, eg in the inside of a bend, the results would've been excellent. Pop up flash is weak and only useful as a fill-in or with subjects no further than 6ft away.
The overall image quality is excellent with good natural colours and saturation SOOC. Handles grain well even at higher ISOs but a bit of purple fringing is apparent with high contrast edges. For a camera at this level and price bracket it's a great travel and everyday camera.
Not used the full hd video much but from the short clips I've done it's excellent with hardly any zoom noise.
Overall I'd strongly recommend this camera.
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Initial post: 18 Nov 2012 16:05:17 GMT
D. Court says:
As far as I can check this camera only has 2.4fps not the 10fps blademan indicates. Not good because it makes you wonder about the rest of his comments
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Nov 2012 18:06:55 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Nov 2012 18:11:45 GMT
Read the instructions before passing comments. It does shoot at 10fps in the High Speed shooting mode found in the Scene Modes, as confirmed on Canon's site. Go away and read pages 36 & 104!
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Nov 2012 18:36:52 GMT
D. Court says:
Blademan you're right! I was quoting from the numerous websites I have used to compare SX260 to others and the 2.4fps was the only figure quoted in the specifications and is often used as a negative feature of the sx260 (compared to others cameras like TZ30). It's hard to understand how professional reviewers could get that so wrong and perversely make you wonder about the rest of their comments. I wonder how many people thought as I did that Blademan was wrong but didn't challenge him. I'm glad I did and glad he was able to respond.
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