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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS review

  • Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
  • Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
  • Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
  • Canon PowerShot SX260 HS sample shot
  • Canon PowerShot SX260 HS sample shot
  • Canon PowerShot SX260 HS sample shot
  • Canon PowerShot SX260 HS sample shot
  • Canon PowerShot SX260 HS sample shot
  • Canon PowerShot SX260 HS sample shot
  • Canon PowerShot SX260 HS sample shot

Verdict:

A little slow and focus could be sharper, but otherwise this is an outstanding, highly versatile all-rounder

Review Date: 19 Apr 2012

Price when reviewed: £271

Buy it now for: £190
(see more store prices)

Supplier: http://www.amazon.co.uk

Reviewed By: Ben Pitt

Our Rating 5 stars out of 5

User Rating 4 stars out of 5

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Basic Specifications

Part Code 6196B012AA
Review Date 19 Apr 2012
Rating ***** stars out of 5
CCD effective megapixels 12.0 megapixels
CCD size 1/2.3in
Viewfinder none
Viewfinder magnification, coverage N/A
LCD screen size 3.0in
LCD screen resolution 460,000 pixels
Articulated screen No
Live view Yes
Optical zoom 20.0x
Zoom 35mm equivalent 25-500mm
Image stabilisation optical, lens based
Maximum image resolution 4,000x3,000
Maximum movie resolution 1920x1080
Movie frame rate at max quality 24fps
File formats JPEG; QuickTime (AVC)

Camera Controls

Exposure modes program, shutter priority, aperture priority, manual
Shutter speed 15 to 1/3,200 seconds
Aperture range f/3.5-8 (wide), f/6.8-8 (tele)
ISO range (at full resolution) 100 to 3200
Exposure compensation +/-2 EV
White balance auto, 6 presets, manual
Additional image controls contrast, saturation, sharpness, red, green, blue, skin tone, i-Contrast
Manual focus Yes
Closest macro focus 5cm
Auto-focus modes centre, face detect, tracking
Metering modes multi, centre-weighted, centre, face detect
Flash auto, forced, suppressed, slow synchro, red-eye reduction
Drive modes single, continuous, self-timer, smile detect

Physical

Memory slot SDXC
Mermory supplied none
Battery type Li-ion
Battery Life (tested) 230 shots
Connectivity USB, AV, mini HDMI
HDMI output resolution 1080i
Body material aluminium
Lens mount N/A
Focal length multiplier N/A
Kit lens model name N/A
Accessories USB cable
Weight 231g
Size 63x107x33mm

Buying Information

Warranty one-year RTB
Price £271
Supplier http://www.amazon.co.uk
Details www.canon.co.uk
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