The Canon SX260 is the Perfect Travel Companion

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The Canon SX260 HS is the latest compact travel zoom from Canon. It is one of my favorite travel zooms and its biggest feature is its wider, more powerful zoom lens. Other great features are its fast  image processor, image stabilization system, Smart Auto mode, and burst mode performance. The SX260 has a 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, 3-inch LCD, GPS receiver, and Full HD movie mode.

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simple to use and great stills and video

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A sample image taken with the Canon SX260

The most obvious feature of the back of the camera is the SX260’s 3-inch LCD display. The LCD has gone back to a more traditional 4:3 aspect ratio, rather than the widescreen one on the SX230. This is good news for still shooters, as composing photos on a 16:9 display is awkward. The LCD retains the same 461,000 pixel resolution of its predecessor, and it offers good outdoor visibility. In low light situations the screen brightens up nicely, allowing you to see what you’re trying to take a photo of. The SX260 has a good image stabilization sysytem which reduces the risk of blur for still shots, and will smooth out your movies, as well. It has a “dynamic mode” for shooting videos which has extra shake reduction, as well as an Intelligent IS feature, which selects the right IS mode for the situation.

Here are the main points about the Canon SX260:

Very good photo quality for the compact ultra zoom category
Packs a 20X, 25 – 500 mm lens into a compact and stylish body
Optical image stabilization; camera will select the appropriate IS mode for the situation
High resolution 3-inch LCD with very good outdoor and low light visibility
Built-in GPS
Good set of manual controls
Smart Auto mode picks one of 58 scene modes for you; plenty of other point-and-shoot modes to choose from
Tons of scene modes and Creative Filters
Decent burst mode for this category
Cool face, smile, and wink self-timers
Records Full HD (1080/24p) video with stereo sound, use of optical zoom and image stabilizer
Optional underwater case – lets you use the SX260 to a depth of 40m

 

PowerShot SX260 HS_BEAUTYThe PowerShot SX260 HS comes in three colors: red, black, and green.Spare batteries and carry cases are available, as well as the underwater case, which is great for your holiday pictures and diving videos. The camera has a special underwater mode to compensate for the change in optics.