Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Video
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Video Transcript
Hey there. I'm Josh Goldman, senior editor with CNET and this is a look at the Powershot SX260 HS. It's Canon's super compact 20X zoom camera and I'm gonna keep this short because it's just an excellent camera. For starters, Canon change some design issues I had with previous versions of it. The flash is in a better position and only comes up when you need it. The controls on back have better spacing and the power button is now on top instead of awkwardly crammed above the LCD. The LCD is no longer a 69 aspect ratio so if you use the camera's full 12 megapixel resolution, you can frame using the entire 3-inch display and the built in GPS can now easily be turned on and off instead of digging through and endless system menu. It's predecessor, the SX230 HS had excellent photo quality and very good shooting performance and that continues here. It's not quite as fast as Panasonic ZS 20 but it's still pretty quick and if you're concerned about holding that 20X zoom lens still, well you should be but Canon's intelligent image stabilization worked very well. Lastly, the camera is loaded with shooting options from semi-manual and manual controls to full auto as well as full HD in slow motion movie capture and a bunch of creative and photo effect. Well, that sounds good, definitely check it out. I'm Josh Goldman and that's the Canon Powershot SX260 HS.
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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (Red) Review
The good: The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS has shooting modes for every type of photographer from casual to advanced, a useful long zoom lens with excellent image stabilization, and overall excellent photo and video quality for a compact megazoom.
The bad: The SX260 HS' menus and controls can take some getting used to, it's got a short battery life, and photos get noticeably softer-looking indoors or in low light.
The bottom line: The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS' wider, longer lens, a few much-needed design tweaks, and excellent photo quality add up to one pretty great compact megazoom.
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (Red) Specs
Part number: 6195B001
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