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Hands on Canon PowerShot SX260HS
  

If you wish to have a camera with the best specification then the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS will be the perfect choice for you. For the travelers, this is the best to use. It is the best successor for Canon PowerShot SX230 HS which was in demand till now.

Overview
  • 20x zoom lens, wide angle 25 mm compact body
  • HS System: 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5
  • GPS
  • Smart IS
  • Full HD movies
  • LCD PureColor II G of 7.5 cm (3 ")
  • Smart Auto (58 scenes) Face ID
  • Modes Manual, Av and Tv
  • High Speed Traps
  • Waterproof Case (40 m) optional

Canon SX260 HS provides 20x optical zoom which is very good to take clear photos of the objects which are away from you. Other than good opticle zoom, it is also having the GPS functionality. With this camera, you will be able to record Full HD movies at 24fps. If we compare this one with the earlier Canon PowerShot SX230 then change to 20x zoom from 14x zoom is the most noticeable thing. With this much of zoom, it gets the flexible 35mm focal range. This is going to be very useful for capturing landscapes photos. All the minute details in the photo can be noticed. This camera comes with the 460,000-pixel LCD screen with excellent visibility and this allows easy framing and reviewing images from any angle and effortlessly navigation from the menus. The outer layer of tempered glass provides excellent durability. The new Canon PowerShot SX260 HS features Canon's intelligent technology. This technology ensures that a scene accurately and quickly analyzed and the camera with 7 modes selects the optimal setting for a perfect recording. Talking about the modes, a macro is suitable for capturing close-ups and Powered IS to capture with the telephoto zoom of objects at big distances. Both conditions require a different camera setting that automatically selected by the Canon SX260 HS.


There is a 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer, which ensures to effectively reduce camera shake. By using the processing power of DIGIC 5 and the high resolution sensor allows the new Zoom Plus technology to provide accurate detail and rich digital zoom with the increased zoom range. The HS System of the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is formed by BSI CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 image processor. This becomes more important when shooting in low light. The shots are better exposed and contain up to 75% less noise. Furthermore, the camera features Smart Auto mode which is able to recognize 58 different scenes and comes with the most suitable settings. The user is not even necessary to have basic knowledge of photography for well-exposed shots.

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The Canon SX260 HS is able to feed the location information in the Exif data of the file before saving and this become possible with the built-in GPS module. In this way it is possible to use a unique record for your holidays. The GPS logger function is improved and the camera is capable of getting the location at shorter intervals to capture. With the supplied Map Utility software, you can view the results on Google Maps or Google Earth applications. The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS traveler's camera has some built-in digital effects filters that allow up to eight different effects to an image. It is also possible to operate the camera completely manually via P / S / A / M modes or ISO, etc. You can shoot with the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS with Full HD quality. The Face Identification (Face ID) function records up to 12 faces in the camera. Other than this, it is also possible to add their date of birth. Another useful feature is the ability to browse through the collection to search by name. There is separate video button on the camera quickly switch between photo and video. The images are displayed on a 3-inch PureColor II G LCD display with a top layer of tempered glass for improved display and protection against bumps and scratches.


All the buttons on camera are laid out perfectly so that we can have quick access to any of the buttons without any problem. There is also one rotating wheel which is placed around the D-pad. Guys, who are previous experience with the canon camera, are familiar with this. On the middle of the D-pad, you will find the Func/Set Button. This button is for having the quick access for the menu. On the left hand side of the menu you will get a lot of options for shooting which you can set according to your need. The build quality of this camera is really very good and the main attraction is the metal outer shell that is provided with this camera. You may find it a bit heavier as compared to the other available cameras but with metal outer shell, it gets the solid feel. Including the card and the battery, it only weights 230 grams and I donít think that this is that too heavy to carry. You will get that in about Rs. 23000.

Conclusion:

Canon PowerShot SX260 is small but a camera with full of features. You will get a good image quality with this camera and this is what it is made for. This is very handy and perfect for outdoor holidays. The main highlight of this camera is the quick switch from video to photo and vice verse. Overall, this is very easy and simple camera to use. If someone is not familiar with the Canon cameras then also you will be used to this quickly.
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