Ultra-slim Camera with powerful 20x Optical Zoom, Optical Image Stabilization and 25mm Wide-Angle Lens
At just over 1 1/4 inches thick, the PowerShot SX260 HS is an ultra-slim digital camera with a powerful 20x Optical Zoom. But because its lens embodies the quality and legacy of Genuine Canon Optics, its advantages go far beyond making the camera slim enough to slip in your pocket and carry anywhere. With a range of 25mm — 500mm (35mm equivalent), the lens gives you the power to capture the full breadth of scenes, with details you've never captured before. Images are bright and vivid with spectacular clarity thanks to Optical Image Stabilization.
Optical Image Stabilizer
Handheld shooting can often lead to camera shake, making photos and videos blurry. Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer is a sophisticated system that uses lens-shift technology to correct for unwanted camera movement. It makes handheld photography more practical, providing excellent image quality in many difficult shooting situations: outdoors at dusk, inside without a flash, and even at the telephoto end of the zoom range without a tripod. For photos, it enables shooting at slower shutter speeds, accommodating more low-light shooting situations than ever before without having to boost ISO sensitivity. With camera shake and vibration reduced, you get a sharper, steadier image. And because it is an optical system, there is none of the image degradation typical with electronic image stabilizers.
UA Lens Technology
Pioneered by Canon, UA Lens technology makes possible compact lenses with remarkable
optical performance. By using molded glass with an ultra-high refractive index in aspherical lens
elements, Canon has succeeded in reducing lens size while significantly reducing image
aberrations. Another stellar example of cutting-edge Canon optics, UA Lens technology helps
make PowerShot digital cameras pocket-friendly and capable of astounding image quality.
A very good purchase.
I bought this camera and I am very pleased with it.
The IS is at good standards, it really work in a moving situation. The CMOS sensor is way better that a CCD. It makes good pictures inside and outside, in good light and in low light. It is very good for vacation.
A more powerful battery is necessary.
The flashlight is annoying, it hits you fingers when it comes out.
June 9, 2013
Not real pleased
Finding that I am not happy with this camera.
*Too many blurred shots.
*Color not consistant in multiple shots
*HATE the low life of the battery
(it's the worse I've ever used)
*using different settings doesnt make much difference in shots
*Needs a viewfinder
** WILL be buy a different camera.
***Sad because I LOVE my last Cannon Camera
May 28, 2013
Much Better Than Expected!
The battery life is better than other brands I've used. The picture quality is better than expected. I had difficulties with the menu/controls/settings at first but then I read the manual and keep it in the camera bag for reference. I use the camera to take pictures of ancillary systems in industrial plants which typically have poor lighting and are black or dark in color. The pictures are clear, have the details I need, and have plenty of light as well as contrast. The manual is good for the most part but some instructions are not exactly perfect, but you must review the manual if you want good pictures.
May 28, 2013
good with reservations
the camera is compact and takes great pictures BUT it is not intuitive as far as using the features,,my package has no English instructions so am having problems in photo management. Only buy if you inderstand use of the features or it has appropriate instructions contained in your box. I'm still trying to find English instructions for mine.
May 18, 2013