"Canon PowerShot SX260 HS"
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CNET First Look
CNET First Look
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
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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