As the new replacement for Canon’s predecessor SX230 HS, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS has a lot of detail changes in both the physical design as well as the hardware inside the machine.
Compared to its predecessor, the PowerShot SX260 HS looks sturdier due to its lack of four-corner design. The right hand side of the PowerShot SX260 HS is also fitted with a rubberized bezel to provide a more solid feel when used.
In addition to the youthful and luxurious black-and-red version available at Test Lab, the PowerShot SX260 HS comes with a sleek black finish and elegant blue and black accents.
The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is equipped with a 20x optical zoom lens cluster (nearly 1.5 times faster than a 14x zoom lens from the PowerShot SX230 HS). This 20x optical zoom lens has a focal length of 4.5mm to 90mm (equivalent to a focal range of 25-500mm on a 35mm), supporting intelligent IS.
The PowerShot SX260 HS is also one of the new additions to the DIGIC 5’s high-speed, high-sensitivity HS (High Sensitive) digital image processing engine, which optimizes image noise processing at high ISO.
In this new update, Canon has retained its ½-inch, 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor of its predecessor, so the PowerShot SX260 HS also supports only 4000×3000 pixel resolution ( 4: 3 ratio) and full HD video recording at 24 fps. And like its predecessor, the SX230 HS, the PowerShot SX260 HS also comes with a built-in GPS system, which supports image positioning and automatic time updates.
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS supports SD, SDHC or SDXC memory card standards. Comes with an external NB-6L rechargeable battery that can handle up to 230 shots (information from the company), as well as other accessories such as chargers, straps, software CDs and manuals.
From the practical experience, the 106mm x 61.7mm, weighs 231g (including battery and memory card), the PowerShot SX260 HS feels very comfortable. The push button system on the PowerShot SX260 HS is generally highly sensitive, with almost no change compared to its predecessor SX230 HS. However, the power button design is not very convenient, hard to hit. The 3-inch LCD monitor of the PowerShot SX260 HS has a fairly wide viewing angle, but the image looks very attractive and detailed, but the color is still a bit fresher than it actually is Dazzling light when viewed outdoors.
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In terms of visual quality, Test Lab found the PowerShot SX260 HS to be beautiful, natural-looking colors, especially skin color in portraits. Image detail of the PowerShot SX260 HS is also impressive. Moreover, the focus system of the machine is not only fast focus but also very quiet operation. The built-in Flash of the PowerShot SX260 HS can also be customized with manual exposure intensity, which is well suited for manual exposure mode.
The PowerShot SX260 HS’s 20x superzoom lens system is not only very good at “dragging” distant images closer to the color and detail of the image, but is also very effective against vibration. Zoom to 90mm focal length (equivalent to 500mm focal length on a 35mm film camera). The PowerShot SX260 HS’s noise-canceling capability is also impressive, and the image is still smooth at high ISOs such as 800 or 1600. At ISO 3200, images begin to appear as noise, but still acceptable.
Test Lab is also very impressed by the video quality (Full HD) shot from this viewfinder. The optical zoom system works smoothly and fairly fast even while recording. Stereo sound from the integrated microphone system of the PowerShot SX260 HS is very clear. If the user activates the Wind Filter feature on the machine, the background noise will improve significantly. However, as with other digital camera models, the built-in speakers on the PowerShot SX260 HS have a fairly small volume despite the maximum volume boost. The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS also supports the ability to create 720p HD quality movies by combining snapshots in the unique Movie Digest mode.
The GPS feature of the PowerShot SX260 HS works pretty well, fast satellite detection speed. But by default this feature is not enabled and users should also pay attention to setting the date and time zone for the previous machine. Users can also view location information of images or video directly on the computer, or use the software provided from the accompanying disc. However, because the GPS system stays on even when the phone is off, you should turn it off when not in use to ensure battery life.
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