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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)An excellent little camera. The 20x zoom is amazing and twinned with the image stabilising lens it produces some fantastic shots. The screen is large and very clear and it has a number of different shooting modes which may come in handy one day. Some of these are a bit gimmicky - for example one setting makes the camera only take a picture when somebody smiles and you can also change the self timer to be wink-activated - but after a day of shooting in Auto/P mode I was very impressed with the image quality and the colours are also very true to life. It's not DSLR quality but I then I can't fit a DSLR in my pocket!
Compared to my previous point and shoot (an IXUS 75) the SX260 is considerably better and the 10fps burst mode was very useful taking pictures at full zoom whilst watching sport.
A few issues which aren't enough to knock off a star:
+ No SD card is shipped with the camera but you can pick up a 16Gb SDHC for £8
+ GPS is a bit picky. I am used to using an iPhone where it will at least give a estimate of where you are if it can't pick up a good GPS signal, but indoors the SX260 just refused to geotag the photos
+ The flash pops up where you hold the camera with your left hand, and if your finger gets in the way you have to restart the camera. This was annoying to begin with but I got over it after just a few shots.
+ I'd have liked a cheapo soft case in the box, just to tide me over until I find a proper case
All in all I am very pleased with the SX260 and think it's a great camera.
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Initial post: 28 Nov 2012 17:09:29 GMT
R. Amin says:
Good thorough review. Did you manage to find a decent case? One that fits well but could also possibly hold a few memory cards and batteries?
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2012 21:34:43 GMT
R. Watkins says:
I bought the Canon first party case, the DCC-1500 (around £16). The camera fits perfectly but I find it a hassle taking the camera in/out of the case, and it's a bit bulky. Useful for storing in a bag to stop nicks and scratches but when I'm actually using the camera I tend to just put it in my pocket.
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