With the summer holiday season fast approaching, Richard Sibley tests Canon’s latest travel compact camera that features a 20x optical zoom, full HD movies and GPS. Read our Canon PowerShot SX260 HS review...

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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS


Canon PowerShot SX260 HS review


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Our verdict

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 the camera shouldn’t be put off. The image quality is more than a match for both these higher resolution models.

The evaluative metering system and range of scene modes make it easy for point-and-shoot photographers to get great images, while the more advanced user will enjoy the range of manual exposure modes. Add the HD video capture and GPS tagging, and the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS becomes an ideal travel companion.


White Balance:Auto, 7 presets, custom
Output Size:4000x3000 pixels
Memory Card:SDHC, SDXC, SD
LCD:3in LCD with 461,000 dots
AF Points:Tracking, face detection, continuous, single and macro
Sensor:1/2.3in (6.16 x 4.62mm), 12.1-million-pixel, back-illuminated CMOS sensor
Exposure Modes:PASM, Smart Auto, 58 scene modes
Focal Length Mag:20x zoom lens
Shutter Speeds:15-1/3200sec
File Format:JPEG Superfine/Fine settings
Power:Rechargeable Li-Ion NB-6L
Weight:231g (including card and battery)
Focusing Modes:Auto, manual, 2 AF sizes
Dimensions:106.3 x 61 x 32.7 mm
Metering System:Evaluative, centreweighted, spot
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  3. 3. Build and handling
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  5. 5. Resolution and noise
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