Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
For the dad who wants a lot of zoom, but doesn't want to be weighed down with a big camera, the SX260 HS is an excellent choice. The update to this model, the SX280 HS features the same 20x, f3.5-6.8, 25-500mm lens and 12-megapixel resolution, but has improved shooting performance and built-in Wi-Fi letting you share your captured moments through your smartphone and straight to Facebook.
The good: The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS has shooting modes for every type of photographer from casual to advanced, a useful long zoom lens with excellent image stabilization, and overall excellent photo and video quality for a compact megazoom.
The bad: The SX260 HS' menus and controls can take some getting used to, it's got a short battery life, and photos get noticeably softer-looking indoors or in low light.
The bottom line: The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS' wider, longer lens, a few much-needed design tweaks, and excellent photo quality add up to one pretty great compact megazoom.
May 5, 2013 10:00 PM PDT
Photo by: Sarah Tew/CNET
| Caption by: Joshua Goldman, Lori Grunin
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