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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2933 reviews of Canon PowerShot SX260 HS. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance and image quality. The zoom and portability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the battery. There are some critical opinions about the contrast and storage.

usability, portability, zoom, image quality, performance

flash, viewfinder, storage, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX260 HS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the performance and size are generally positive. The zoom and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the focus and exposure get mixed opinions.

usability, portability, zoom, size, performance

98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1437 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX260 HS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the performance and zoom are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good views, whereas the storage and flash get negative reviews. The sensor and viewfinder get mixed opinions.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, performance

flash, storage

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon PowerShot SX260 HS from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the image stabilizer. The lens is also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the image quality.

performance, lens, stabilizer

image quality

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

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Expert review by : Audley Jarvis (trustedreviews.com)

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

 

Canon's new flagship travel compact offers a 20x optical zoom and is a great little all-rounder.

Huge zoom range offers plenty of flexibility ; Class-leading build quality for a travel compact ; Well featured and easy to use ; Creative Controls offer easy creative fun

Lacks a one-touch Panorama mode ; Processing times in Single-shot mode a little slow ; AF not as quick as the competition

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS delivers the flexibility of a 20x optical zoom in an easy-to-carry compact sized package. As such it’s a very likeable and easy-to-use travel compact that delivers good results and shows several notable improvements over...

May, 2012

Expert review by (t3.com)

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS review

 

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS packs a 20x optical reach plus GPS tagging

Easy to use ; Optical zoom works on video ; Vibrant ; colourful images

High-ish price ; Average battery life

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

 

There's been a flourish of 20x optical zoom compact cameras of late. The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS joins the growing travel zoom crowd with a substantial specification that looks to rival even the best of its competitors. The SX260 HS is small, well...

Among the best/most detailed shots in its class, big zoom in a small body, well priced for a Canon (often holds a price premium), ease of use

Limited AF selection in manual modes, no touchscreen, chromatic aberrations visible (colour fringing), 500mm max aperture is f/6.8, no raw files

The SX260 HS is small, well designed and, for point and shoot snappers, performs a treat too. But in such a hotly contested market place it could do with that little bit more oomph to really take it to the next level: we’d like to see a touchscreen...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Marcus Hawkins (techradar.com)

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS review

 

A talented travel camera packing a far-reaching 25-500mm zoom

Great image quality ; Excellent zoom range ; Good handling ; Full manual control ; Full HD video with stereo sound

Pictures can appear soft ; Battery life reduced with GPS ; Pop-up flash position ; Basic panorama mode ; No raw shooting

Buying GuideBest compact camera 2012 It's been five years since Canon launched its PowerShot SX series of family superzooms. SX cameras were designed to offer big lens performance at a more affordable price than traditional high-end superzooms, without...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS review

 

Thanks to a hard-to-beat combo of very good image quality, a generous optical-zoom reach, ease of use, and flexible shooting options, every iteration of Canon's PowerShot SX line seems to end up at the top of our pocket-megazoom cameras chart. The...

You're probably familiar with the saying "Jack of all trades, master of none." The PowerShot SX260 HS blows that idea out of the water. This is a pocket megazoom that does a lot of things and masters quite a few of them, providing excellent overall...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS review

 

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

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS review

 

Despite fierce competition, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is one of the best travel zoom cameras on the market. Although the resolution may not quite match either the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 or the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V, those thinking of purchasing...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Troy Park (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

 

The SX260 HS joins Canon’s PowerShot line-up as the latest addition to the travel zoom range

May, 2012

Expert review by : Doug Harman (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Review

 

Canon's latest High Sensitivity snapper, the SX260 HS, updates last year's SX230 HS model and is designed to be the perfect travel companion and in all lighting conditions. But is it?

Image quality (at wider focal lengths), 20x optical zoom lens in such a compact camera, Full HD video with Stereo sound, Value for money, Compact

Lack of sharpness when zoomed, Pop up flash in poor position, Chromatic aberration, Slow, Poor pop up flash position

So overall, the camera offers good value for money and its compact size and long zoom lens make it camera that should be on anyone's list thinking of traveling or needing a versatile snapper without any of the bulk associated with bigger camera...

May, 2012

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Canon Powershot SX260 HS

 

Canon Powershot SX40 HS85/100

Picture quality, features, value for money, GPS, stereo sound, Full High Definition Movies, iFrame movies

Slow shutter response times with flash

The Canon Powershot SX260 HS is one of the very best digital cameras in this category. In fact if you are happy to miss out on features such as 3D photography and 360 degree panoramas it is very hard to beat. It has a great set of features packed into...

May, 2012

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